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OUR POLITICS IS IN HEAVEN

OUR POLITICS IS IN HEAVEN
I chose the title above to get your attention. It comes pretty close to describing what I want to say in my column this week, but I will need to explain more. Philippians 3:20 (NIV translation) says, “ but our citizenship is in heaven and we await a savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Our citizenship is in heaven! The Greek word in this verse which is translated “citizenship” is actually “politeuma” which is related to the English word, politics. The English word politics comes from the Greek word “polis” which means city or city state. Politics has to do with our government, and in the case of a democracy, how we select the rulers of our cities and nation.
Paul in Philippians 3:20 is saying something radical. He is saying that we are governed from heaven! God is our ruler. He is king. He is not elected! And our real citizenship is in heaven with Him, not here. If we are Christians (citizens of heaven according to Philippians 3:20) political leaders (like…