Rod Dreher with his call for cultural withdrawal via his “Benedict Option,” keeps saying “politics will not save us,” and as such Christians should give up on Washingtonian politics.
A few points,
1.) Whoever suggested that politics will save us?
2.) It is true that politics will not save us but it is also true that not doing politics will not save us either. So, what’s the point Rod?
3.) Where in Scripture do we find the authority to give up the antithesis in any area of life?
4.) Whatever happened to “take every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ” Rod?
5.) The answer to lousy saltiness is to become exceptionally lousy in our saltiness?
6.) One can not isolate and cordon off areas of life like this. Life is lived as an integrated whole. Because that is so if Christians were to retreat from Politics the consequence would be that pagan politics would go on the attack seeking to increasingly circumscribe the Christian witness in every other area of life.
We have to find a name to live by besides “Christian” because the way the “Christian” is used now is something God certainly abominates.