Churches being missiologically & politically responsible

Much needed wisdom on what does it mean for Churches to be responsible to God and the rakyat without being partisan:

“…churches will never act as if they’re the “Christian department” of DAP or—God forbid—Umno. The churches and pastors… would never declare that Anwar Ibrahim (or Lim Guan Eng or Karpal Singh, for that matter) is “anointed by God” or is the one divinely chosen. The key here is about recommending and encouraging a vote, NOT commanding that the congregation vote a certain way lest they act contrary to the eternally-ordained ways of God.”
(Alwyn Lau, ‘Naming Names’, in The Bible and the Ballot: Reflections on Christian Political Engagement in Malaysia Today, edited by Joshua Woo and Soo-Inn Tan, p.5)

Posted on December 29, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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