Russell Moore Warns That We Have to Live with Our Witness in the Future

Russell Moore Warns That We Have to Live with Our Witness in the Future

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.

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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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