What the Church is for

Philip Sherrard has further noted that Christianity is uniquely ill-suited to function as a political religion because, alone among the Abrahamic faiths, it has no body of legislation intended to function as civil law. The Christian Church is set up to facilitate communion between the human and the divine. This is obviously a process from which the coercive sanction of positive law and coercive violence is excluded.

Cameron Hilditch, Christians Should Put Religion First, Not Politics (National Review, emphasis added)

“Set up” isn’ the most elegant way of describing the Church that Christ built, but I’m grateful for the acknowledgment that Christ’s Church does not exist to help the world better effectuate whatever its priorities happen to be at that place and moment.

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