Religion

EXPLORING CHURCH AND SOCIETY RELATIONS: SHOULD THE CHURCH GET INVOLVED IN POLITICS AND BUSINESS? (PART FOUR): CHURCH AND BUSINESS

The focus of this fourth article of the series centered on examining Church and state relations is on a pertinent question. And that question is: “Should the Church as a divine institution engage in business or commercial activities?” Like the question of Church and politics, Christians and conventional wisdom are divided on the question of Church and commercial ventures. Some people are very such that the Church should steer away from business. Conversely others are equally sure that the Church and its members should get into serious, honest business.

EXPLORING CHURCH AND SOCIETY RELATIONS: SHOULD THE CHURCH GET INVOLVED IN POLITICS AND BUSINESS? (PART THREE): CHURCH AND POLITICS

In this third article of the series centered on examining Church and state relations, particular attention is drawn to the question of whether the Church should get involved in politics. Bluntly put, “Should the Church get involved in politics or not?” And if the answer is “yes” then what kind of politics and to what extent? What happens to Church and state if the Church gets involved or fails to get involved in politics? Let us explore below. The second article of this series on the role and functions of the Church in society made the following points:

EXPLORING CHURCH AND SOCIETY RELATIONS: SHOULD THE CHURCH GET INVOLVED IN POLITICS AND BUSINESS? (PART TWO): THE ROLE OF CHURCH IN SOCIETY

Over the centuries there has been this confusion or controversy over what the Church and state or society relationship should be. Part of the problem of understanding this Church and state relationship is a lack of understanding of what the role of the Church in the state is. Is the role of the Church restricted to evangelism (winning souls through witnessing, prayer and fasting for itself and the wider society)? Is the Church meant to evangelize and serve the state without getting into politics?

EXPLORING CHURCH AND SOCIETY RELATIONS: SHOULD THE CHURCH GET INVOLVED IN POLITICS AND BUSINESS? (PART ONE): BACKGROUND AND DEFINITIONS OF KEY TERMS

In these days and age some Churches and Christian leaders are getting up to all sorts of things in the name of God, including serious politics and business. It is then of considerable interest to examine afresh the question of what Church and society relations should be. What is the role of the Church in society of every age and time? Should the Church concern itself solely with matters of prayer, fasting and salvation? Is it all right for the Church get involved in politics and if yes to what extent and what kind of politics?

THE NECESSITY OF REFORMS AND THEIR ATTENDANT COSTS: A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE (PART FOUR): THE COST OR PRICE OF REFORMS

The thrust of this fourth article of the series centered on the indispensability of reforms, from time to time, of individuals, institutions, and nations, is on the attending costs or price one must pay for a proper reform that lasts and benefits all. There is a general principle, reality and experience that most good things, most things of lasting value come at a price. Reforms are no exception. They do come at a price. What are the costs to be paid for enduring and beneficial reforms? How being aware of the price of reforms can help lessen the burden of reforms?

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