Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Why Social Engagement

I have written one or two papers on how the Church may reconcile the personal and the social gospel. Those papers served to provide a conceptual foundation for how it may be done. But in simple terms, I was saying this. In Titus 3, we read that rebirth (which is first) brings about "renewal of the Holy Spirit". As a result, we "devote ourselves to good works". Yet Christians further "need to learn" how to do this. In summary, our social interest is a result of our renewal. It simply happens and has to happen, because we have changed. But we may need some help to learn what it means. OBSERVATION: In my city ministry especially, we had a strong social ministry, and this was plain to see. I said a few times that it seemed strange, in that we did not do it deliberately.

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