The Christian & Culture

We believe that Christians are to be in the world but not of the world.  (John 17:15-18; 1 John 2:15-17; Romans 12:2).  Thus we are to avoid the extremes of worldliness and isolation from the world.  Similarly we should avoid the extremes of either identifying all Christian social activism and cultural involvement as wrong or the opposite extreme of viewing social activism and cultural involvement as the primary ministry or focus of the church.  (Genesis 1:28; Proverbs 31:8-9; Jeremiah 29:4-7; John 20:21; Galatians 6:10; Titus 3:1)