Are we called to be LIBERAL or CONSERVATIVE Christians?

In the run up to the 2020 USA elections, I became increasingly puzzled by terminologies that started bombarding the internet. The Body of Yahshua was divided into “Conservative” and “Liberal” Christian camps. I tried to search the scriptures to get biblical justification to support these terminologies and failed to find any. What I found, instead, was the opposite. Galatians 3:27-29 says “For as many of you as were baptised into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

My understanding of this scripture is that we are to be one in Christ and get our identity from Him, not from our earthly tribes, ethnicities, social statuses, or biological genders. In the same breath, we should not get our identity from the political parties we support, but from Yahshua Himself. We must be careful of entertaining worldly labels that are unbiblical and provide fodder for division. Mark 3:24 and Matthew 12:25 tell us that a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.

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