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Jan 21

The Pro-Life Cause and the Presidency

2016 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Sermon Follow-Up

As Christians, we have a dual citizenship. We belong to heaven, and yet we also belong here. This dual citizenship puts us in a kind of awkward position. Our ultimate allegiance is to our King, who is Christ. And yet Christ commands of us a certain allegiance to imperfect human authorities. For example, just this Sunday in Ron Giese’s sermon, “Engaging the World,” we heard from Titus 3:1, where Paul exhorts us to “be submissive to rulers and authorities.”

So, what does Christian citizenship look like under a government with rulers who promote and protect the taking of life and not life itself?

John Piper has been a steady guide on questions like this. In his recent post, “How Pro-Life Christians Honor a Pro-Choice President,” Piper gives us eight answers to our question. Here they are:

1. Humble ourselves.

2. Acknowledge God’s image, wherever we find it.

3. Acknowledge the institutions God has established.

4. Honor laws not conflicting with Christ’s lordship.

5. Resist withdrawing into isolation.

6. Oppose injustice and unrighteousness with non-violence.

7. Expect straightforward answers from leaders.

8. Trust the sovereign, loving purpose of God.

Click here to read his explanation of each answer.