Sunday, January 21, 2018

Political Power

In an article on the US Presidential election, Brandon Colbert wrote,

Progressive evangelicals often are the ones who like to talk about the significance of living in a post-Christendom context. Whereas, the religious right clings to the idea that specifically Christian values and ideas can be imposed on the rest of society with the help of government, progressive evangelicals point out that that quest is misguided, at best, and damaging to the church, at worst.
This is correct, but he should not have stopped there. Progressive evangelicals also want to impose Christians values on the rest of society with the help of the government. The only difference is that they want to impose a different set of values.

Attempting to agree on values will not help. Rather, we must give up trying to impose our values on society using the power of government.

Serving society by living our values is the better way.

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