The definitive answer to why pastors should not endorse candidates from the pulpit was given yesterday in my pastor’s sermon on rendering to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s(Matthew 22:15-21). The sermon focused on the latter part of that statement: “what is God’s.” The short answer: our faith. We give our taxes and our votes to our secular caesars, or the equivalent, but we must not give them our faith.
About Gene Veith
Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.