The New Testament, the Church and Politics
Here is a point I would like to make crystal clear. I do not believe the New Testament gives the church warrant to issue proclamations on political problems the nation may be facing, or on social issues. As a body the church has no message to the world except the message of the gospel, the good news in Jesus Christ. But as individuals, the writer [of the book of Hebrews] correctly points out, we cannot be rightly related to the God Who loves all men everywhere and not show this is some definite, practical, helpful way. There must be deep concern about those who are oppressed, troubled, and underprivileged, and a readiness to involve ourselves in some kind of help.
- Ray C. Stedman