Victory at the Expense of the Gospel – Book Quote #7

From Christian Archy, by David Alan Black, coming November 2:

There is perhaps no clearer example of the church’s misguided appropriation of the world than the god of nationalism. Instead of simply following Jesus, whose kingdom is marked by powerless love, we have attempted to use Christianity to support worldly power. And this means that the church has lost its way – a transgression that carries with it an obligation on the part of every Christian to find his or her way back to the correct path. Experience has shown that once the church has become just another worldly “archy” (power), once it has allowed itself to be subverted by politics, it has achieved a “victory” at the expense of the Gospel.  (p. 1)

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