Monday, August 07, 2006

I would never claim that a person's heart can be changed through politics. But just as we ought to step out in faith to talk to someone about Christ who may oppose us, we also ought to step out in faith to try to enact laws that protect life despite any opposition. It's the loving thing to do. Before a child's heart can be changed, it has to be born. Before an addict's heart can be changed, he has to be sober. Before a poor child's heart can be changed, he has to hear the gospel. Society is important to God because people are important to Him. Laws that keep society just, free, and protected enable lives to be changed. God uses the transportation worker who gets you to church on time just as much as He uses the pastor who preaches.
--exerpt from email debate on the church & government