The other day I went to an IQ enhancement session at McDonald’s in Asheville. In the group was a respected local preacher. When I got a chance, I asked him this question: Do you believe that Franklin Graham and Sarah Huckabee Sanders really know what God wanted to happen in the 2016 election of Donald Trump as president? They both claim to have some inside scoop on that topic.
The preacher thought for a moment before he replied, “My kingdom is no part of this world.” Puzzled, I asked him to explain. He said, “That short, clear statement from John 18:36 should be stuck in the minds of all Christians. I encourage my church members to focus their energy on the work suggested in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount rather than getting entangled in worldly political activities.”
Then that preacher got up and left, smiling at me as he went out the door. Those eight words stuck in my mind, “My kingdom is no part of this world.”
What do you think they mean?
― Dave Waldrop