The Gospel and the Citizen
Essay on the Christian and the Church in Politics
Should the church get involved in politics or influence their voting members? What is the church mandate on this issue? How should Christians project themselves? Many Christians are wondering how to respond to the confusion generated by the variety of candidates for public office and the differing perspectives of church leaders who are trying to evaluate the political picture. This book, first offered in French, offers guidelines to assist Christians in determining how best to participate in the political arena as citizens who have a dual citizenship: in heaven and in the country of their residence.
Florent Varak is a graduate of Master’s Seminary. For more than 20 years, he pastored the Lyon Grace Brethren Church (France). He teaches at the Geneva Bible Institute and serves as Director of Church Equipping at Encompass World Partners. He and his wife, Lori, have three grown children.
Philippe Viguier is a graduate of Master’s Seminary and is currently the pastor of the Lyon Grace Brethren Church (France). He is the author of a thesis on the glory of God, published by Logos and recommended by John Piper. Philippe and his wife Sophia have two young children.
He regularly blogs (in French and English) at philippeviguier.com.