10 Theses on the Kingdom of God and Social Action
- We must learn from church history.
- We must allow biblical and theological convictions to shape our engagement in social action.
- We must not collapse the already/not-yet tension.
- We must recognize that evangelical engagement with these issues will take different forms within different political, cultural and social contexts.
- We must prioritize proclamation of the gospel without neglecting social action
- We must realize that our actions are not self-interpreting.
- We must recognize the trend towards increasing social action and decreasing evangelism within the church.
- We must think through and articulate the connection between specific social action and the gospel.
- We must not allow people’s physical needs to blind us or them to their even greater spiritual needs.
- We must recognize the challenges that come with working with others of different beliefs.
HT: Dan Phillips