What is supposed to be the connection between the church and the world?
The church is to be a community providing an example of justice and righteousness-- "You are a city on a hill"
The church is to be a prophet, explaining to the world of God’s blessing and punishment and how to obtain God’s blessing through Jesus’ life and teaching-- "I have not come to judge the world, but that the world might be saved"
The church is to be involved in the world, displaying God’s love and forgiveness to the marginalized and hopeless. "I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
(Posted on Christians For Social Justice on MySpace)