Wednesday, February 05, 2014

“I think that historically, the institutional church teaches a broad principle politically. But its primary vocation is, of course, to proclaim the gospel, to evangelize and to disciple,” he said.

Churches support, encourage and guide believers, but Christians have a responsibility to form their own political ideologies, he asserted.

“The more specific vocations for the details of politics are primarily left up to the Christian lay people,” Tooley said. “Sometimes, we confuse those vocations, but I think it is an important distinction.”

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