Should Christians be involved in politics? and how?
I’ll be conducting a wedding this Saturday …
The church being silly? hahahahah …
For the purpose of meeting these needs, God instituted the church. That evangelical elites are abandoning the church is worrisome not only in that it perpetuates the divorce between average Joes and elites, but more so in that it is a trend toward the abandoning of God’s primary redemptive vehicle. Does the church do some silly things? Sure. Does it sometimes seem like we’re trying very hard to show people the door? Yes. However, all of this doesn’t change the fact that the church is foundational.
John Calvin notes:
“[L]et us learn, from her single title of Mother, how useful, nay, how necessary the knowledge of her is, since there is no other means of entering into life unless she conceive us in the womb and give us birth, unless she nourish us at her breasts, and, in short, keep us under her charge and government, until, divested of mortal flesh, we become like angels. For our weakness does not permit us to leave the school until we gave spent our whole lives as scholars. Moreover, beyond the pale of the Church no forgiveness of sins, no salvation, can be hoped for….” Institutes 1: 4
There is nothing wrong with being involved with a myriad of evangelical organizations that relate to your specific vocation. However, it can never be a substitute for your membership and participation in that new community called church.
Thanks Eugene for giving a glimpse into your work day.
Nice opening quotes:
“Only an Atheist can be a good Christian.” -Ernst Bloch
“Only a Christian can be a good Atheist.” -Jürgen Moltmann
“I quite rightly pass for an Atheist” -Jacques Derrida