This is a year, perhaps better than any before, that allows us to see the powers of the world at work. Particularly in this election season, we can observe the power of “politicization” grabbing hold of individuals and society in whatever ways possible. Emmanuel Cumplido explores the consequences of politicization in four areas: justice, community, freedom, and progress. Sharing Jacque Ellul’s critique of politicization, Cumplido then examines each of these ideas from a biblical viewpoint.
On the topic of freedom, Cumplido says this,
Christ and the disciples lived under the Roman empire: they had no political say in who their rulers were. I will say without any hesitation they were more free than most Christians in democratic nation-states.