We often hear media reports about the “Religious Right”. The media calls them conservative Christian political factions or advocates for emotionally charged, polarizing social issues. They identify them by their strong support of socially conservative policies.
From what I’ve read, many of these conservative groups recruit and represent what they call “people of faith”. Here’s what one large “Religious Right” group claims on their website. They are:
a political organization, made up of pro-family Americans who care deeply about ensuring that government serves to strengthen and preserve, rather than threaten, our families and our values. To that end, we work continuously to identify, educate and mobilize Christians for effective political action.
As I read about the religious right to prepare for this post, there was one thing I didn’t read or see much of — Jesus. I read about committees, family values, Congress, agendas, politics and government. But I didn’t read much about Jesus.
Jesus didn’t like politicians. In His day He referred to the “religious right” as a brood of vipers, hypocrites, whitewashed tombs and snakes.
What would happen if the religious right mobilized their grassroots “people of faith” around the name of Jesus?
What would happen if their “people of faith” who are called by His name, would humble themselves and pray and seek His face and turn from their wicked ways?