Is Jesus a Republican? When I got saved, I was told I had to change my party affiliation. If I did not, I was probably not saved. But truly, I asked God into my heart. I’m not really into politics; do I have to be a Republican to go to heaven?
Jesus is not a Republican, and you do not need to be a Republican to be saved. Politics have always intermingled with religion because many political issues (such as abortion, homosexuality, etc.) have moral implications, but religion is not the same as politics. Jesus’ attitude toward the government was that we should pay our taxes (Lk 20:25), obey the laws (Rom 13:1), pray for the rulers, and hope for a quiet life (1 Tim 2:1-2). Politics are a big deal in this country (especially during such volatile political times), but Christianity transcends such earthly disputes and battles. Stand by God’s Word in all issues, and you will always be fine.
Now, let’s talk for a second about how you are saved. Asking for God to come into your heart is a wonderful thing, and we commend your zeal, but that isn’t how you are saved. There are specific things the Bible tells us we must do in order to be saved, and until you do them, you have not obeyed God fully. Please read the post “Five Steps To Salvation” and make sure that you have become a christian.