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North Korea and Christians in Politics

inkling_revival Wrote: Oct 23, 2012 11:30 AM
What people usually mean when they say "You can't legislate morality" is something very different: "Changing the law is not going to change the opinions of the general population." Even that second, more accurate statement is not entirely true; if one generation makes the law say something the population does not accept, but the law does not change, the next generation will take that law for granted, and the one after that will take it as unquestionable. But it is true that one cannot win the war for the hearts and minds of the people MERELY by changing the law; it takes strong public relations as well. But Frank is right about the original claim: you can't really legislate anything BUT morality. All laws express moral claims.

When I hear Christians saying we ought not get involved in politics but just “preach the Gospel,” I show them this satellite picture of the Korean peninsula. Here we see a homogenous population of mostly Koreans separated by a well-fortified border. South Korea is full of freedom, food and productivity—it’s one of the most Christianized countries in the world. North Korea is a concentration camp. They have no freedom, no food, and very little Christianity.

What’s the primary reason for the stark difference between these two countries? Politics. The South politically allows freedom, while the North does not.

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