At the Southern Baptist Convention’s Religious Liberty Commission’s National Conference, Russell Moore shared that evangelical Christians are in danger of making politics a religion that is creating cynicism and disillusionment. Moore warned against putting too much stock in election cycles and focusing on witnessing to the truth in a way that today’s generation can live with when looking back in the future.
Why this story matters for church leaders:
Politics are both divisive and distracting, and Russell Moore challenges church leaders to focus on the central calling of the Gospel.
- More Than an Election? Moore notes that every election gets billed as the most important and whoever leads the country can’t change the rule of God.
- Looking Back: Moore is concerned that Christian witness has suffered when allegiance to a political party becomes too important.
- Future Problems: Will Christians in the next generation regret the political decisions of this generation?
How do Moore’s comments speak to your church context?
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