Politics is a Broken Cistern

Writing about Jeremiah 2.13:

Politics is a broken cistern. When Christians trust in political solutions to save the nation, they bring judgment on themselves. One reason for the precipitous decline of the mainline church in America has been its engagement in liberal politics. And by aligning itself with the right-wing agenda, the conservative church has fallen into the same trap. The quest for political power destroys the spiritual influence of the church.

Philip Graham Ryken, Jeremiah & Lamentations, p. 43.