Christian politics, or “My kingdom is not of this world”

“My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.”
— John 18:36

“Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”
— Luke 17:21

“Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.”
— 1 Corinthians 15:24-26

“He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead;
whose kingdom shall have no end.”— Nicene Creed

“The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose.”
— C. S. Lewis

“The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world.”
— C. S. Lewis

“God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
— F. Dostoevsky

Man has loved the world, but as an end in itself and not as transparent to God … The natural dependence of man upon the world was intended to be transformed constantly into communication with God in whom is all life … When we see the world as an end in itself, everything becomes itself a value and consequently loses all value, because only in God is found the meaning (value) of everything, and the world is meaningful only when it is a ‘sacrament’ of God’s presence … The world of nature, cut off from the source of life, is a dying world.”
— Fr. A. Schmemann

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