Saturday, May 30, 2009

Should the church be involved in "social issues?"

It is not the judgments of the courts, but rather the moral judgments of the masses of men and women which constitute the chief defense of life and property. It is public opinion that moulds our laws and institutions; and one of the greatest forces for moulding this opinion has been the church with its Bible. In fact, Christianity is today the most deep-seated and powerful influence in its formation. Thus it is that Christian principles, by slow degrees, are helping toward divine justice as the fundamental basis of all human law.

P. Marion Simms, The Bible in America:
Versions that Have Played Their Parts
in the Making of the Republic

(New York: Wilson-Crickson, 1936), 294-295.

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