Politics is the ability to influence decision that affect the society, community , state and country.
Christian involvement in politics has been a much-debated subject at the center of Christian discourse for centuries. Many believers are taught that Christians should not seek engagement in the political realm because “faith and politics do not mix.”
There is validity to the caution many Christians have voiced on this topic. Some believers entering the political arena have become so politically focused that they have compromised teachings that are fundamental to the Christian faith.
Others have made the mistake of resting all their hope on politicians and government at the expense of morality and godly living. The reality is that hope for change cannot be found in any country’s ruling class, but ultimately in Jesus Christ.
As valid as these claims may be, it is a mistake for Christians to completely isolate themselves from the realm of politics. When the people of God do not take it upon themselves to vote or run for offices, they carelessly leave the fate of future generations in the hands of wicked and immoral men.
By abstaining from the public square, Christians are compromising on one of the most fundamental teachings of the Christian faith: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31).
Christian and Politics The relationship between Christianity and politics is a historically complex subject and a frequent source of disagreement throughout the history of Christianity, as well as in modern politics between the Christian right and Christian left.
There have been a wide variety of ways in which thinkers have conceived of the relationship between Christianity and politics, with many arguing that Christianity directly supports a particular political ideology or philosophy.
Why should a Christian be involved in politics?
As we think upon the subject of Christians and politics it may seem odd to many that we would put the two together.
Politics has gotten such a negative portrayal these days that to mention Christianity and politics in the same breath is as if you were suggesting that Christianity and pornography or Christianity and drug abuse went together! Politics is seen in such a bad light that the word itself has become synonymous with that which is evil, corrupt and deceptive. While admitting that this perception is widespread, we must also acknowledge that the word politics is not in and of itself evil, it simply means the art of civil government.
This means that our system of government is based upon written constitution which guarantees that our God given unalienable rights are able to be protected by representatives that are Democratically elected by its citizens. They are elected by its citizens. They are elected by popular vote and they legislate by majority.
The role of Christian youth in politics
*Youth are strong and vibrant
*Youth are the custodian of the future -future belongs to youth.
*Youth are change agents. *Youth with their educations and exposure can make transformation possible.
*Youth don’t settle for less.
*Youth by nature are forward looking; the old look at things as it used to be.
*Youth must get involve in politics as way preparing for the future
*Youth should consider politics as a civic responsibility
*Youth in any society must cast their votes.
*Youth can stand for elective offices.
*Youth can serve in government at any level.
*Youth should join political parties as way of being involve in government