1. Light

The priority for the Church is Jesus Christ. The priority mission of the Church is the Great Commission:

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
(Matthew 28:19-20)

The Church is blessed to have good news to share with the world, including in the halls of government. The light of biblical truth about salvation is complemented by the light of biblical truth about everything in scripture. The Great Commission is not just about making converts but is about teaching everything that Jesus commanded. This includes truth about the church, creation, marriage, human dignity, race, money, human sexuality, life, death, and many other truths.

The Church has a unique role to play because it holds the Truth, God’s Word. The Church has the Bible which leads people to the truth of Jesus. A new heart lies at the center of true justice. That is the beauty of the Church ministering to the ministers of government. The Church can use the issues today’s “kings” face to point them to the God of justice and guide them to form or strengthen a personal relationship with Him. Only the Church can fulfill this unique role of ministering to the “king,” both individually and as a minister of justice.

Government cannot determine good and evil without God and without the voice of the Church rightly proclaiming the truths of Scripture. We must always go back to key biblical truths. Beyond just the issues, however, the Church must not forget to offer personal counsel to the “king” as well. King David ruled with justice and righteousness because he walked with the Lord his God. The same is true with our “kings” today. If we are to have true biblical justice, our “kings” must have a relationship with God. The Church must pour into these men and women on a personal and spiritual level. It must share the light of the gospel with them, with a heart to lead them to Christ, plug them into a local Church, and see them discipled.

  1. Light
  2. Heart
  3. Conscience
  4. Guide