The UCCF Politics Network exists to help politically engaged Christians apply the gospel within the political context that we might faithfully live and speak for Jesus in the public square. Politics can be a fantastic way to serve our communities and serve our God, but it isn't always straightforward...
Yet, we can have confidence that the gospel is both good and relevant for the political debates of our time. Colossians 1 clearly shows that Christ is Lord over all, including thrones and dominions, rulers and authorities (v16), and so it is right for us as believers to consider how our political interactions honour and serve Him, the one by whom and for whom all things have been created (v16).
Jesus arrives on the scene in Mark and proclaims 'the time has come, the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news' (Mark 1:15). As Christians in the public square, we can be confident then that the gospel has profound implications for our politics - it concerns the King of Kings after all! And what's more, is it's fundamentally good news.
As we engage in the public life of our nation, we can have confidence that the gospel has much to offer, for it shows us where true societal hope is found. It is in Jesus, our Lord and Saviour, that we see God's redemption plan for the world. No political philosophy, government spending scheme, or mass protest movement can offer the ultimate hope found in the gospel.
It is this ultimate hope which calls us to live and speak for Jesus, the one where redemption is found. It is this ultimate hope that renews us, that we might relate rightly to God and neighbour and so pursue temporary good to glorify God and serve those around us.
Join us as we explore these convictions and their implications, that in all things we might proclaim the good news that Jesus is Lord.