Christians have been charged to be involved in politics, saying many believers are taught that Christians should not seek engagement in the political realm because “politics is a dirty game”
This charge was given by the honourable Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uche Ogah,on the occasion of the synod of the Anglican Communion Umuahia Diocese.
According to him ,” there is validity to the caution many Christians have voiced on this topic. Some believers entering the political arena have become so politically focused that they have compromised teachings that are fundamental to the Christian faith .Others have made the mistake of resting all their hope on politicians and government at the expense of God and the Christian faith. The reality is that hope for change our world can never be realized from any political class except they be the ones that look up to God ,like Solomon to govern the people ”
He maintained that ,” Given the indispensable place of politics in the national re -engineering enterprise, it is a mistake for Christians to completely isolate themselves from the realm of politics” adding that ,” when the people of God do not take it upon themselves to vote or stand for elective offices ,they carelessly leave the fate of future generations in the hands of wicked and immoral politicians ”
Chief Ogah ,warned that by abstaining from the public square ,Christians are compromising on one of the most fundamental teachings of the Christian faith.