It is certainly Biblical for us to use our rights as citizens, as Paul used his Roman citizenship in Acts, and for us to follow Christ's command to be salt and light in our society--nevertheless, we are also not to violate Biblical precepts about separation, nor neglect the fact that preaching the gospel and making disciples is the Great Commission, not simply trying to influence society. Is there a Biblical way to preach the gospel, stand for godly government, and cry out against the evils of our society at the same time, while maintaining Biblical separation? Should we join hands with those who preach a false gospel to advance political causes? What can be done to cry out for righteousness when we now have a president who openly supports sodomite marriage, not to mention the murder of the preborn and economic theft? A way that some Baptist churches have sought to fulfill all these Biblical responsibilities, without at all compromising on separation, is to personalize and pass out thousands of copies of the tract: "The Role of Government: Has God Spoken?" available directly here or at either:
The tract can be edited to have your church address placed on the back, and material concerning specific candidates can also be added in. (The current version simply mentions the Republican and Democratic party platforms, but in recent election cycles specific positions taken by different state and national candidates relevent to their areas have been placed in the tract by churches.) You can then print as many of them as you like; the tract fits on a single 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, folded in the middle. The tract sets forth Biblical teachings on economics, marriage, and abortion, and then pointedly and powerfully preaches the gospel. Since most people have contributed to the murder of the preborn, if not by having an abortion themselves, then by voting for candidates that favor it, or doing nothing to oppose it, the tract can be used by the Holy Spirit to deeply convict lost people. Furthermore, those unconverted individuals who agree with the Biblical position on these issues will find its argument music to their ears, and are often especially open to the gospel presentation contained in the tract. When passed out to a sympathetic audience, thousands of copies of this tract can be distributed very quickly, and in a normal crowd of people of mixed interest and disinterest it can be distributed as quickly as any normal gospel tract. (I have passed out many copies of a similar tract at a pro-life rally in San Francisco in the past, and the tracts went as fast as I could pass them out to many pro-life but unconverted people.) In addition to setting forth the glorious gospel of Christ and being able to be an instrument through which God can save the physical lives of the preborn, it is very possible, in the providence of God, that widespread distribution of this tract could swing a close national election in November through altering the result in swing-states (such as here in Wisconsin, where we have printed many of them and are going to pass out, Lord willing, a four-digit number of them) towards those with a more Biblical worldview, with tremendous state and national consequences. Thus, its distribution can have positive results for all eternity, and also in our role as salt and light in this life.
If you are interested in personalizing this tract for your church, please contact Mukwonago Baptist Church at:
and a version with your church's address, etc. on the back can be sent to you. God only spared those who sighed and cried over the abominations done in their land (Eze 9:4), not those who merely mentally assented to evil being evil. This tract is one way to do something about it in a very Scriptural way.