Confusing the Gospel With the Law

“Whenever we confuse the gospel and the Great Commission with the law and the Great Commandment, we end up reducing the Christian faith to a lackey for whatever political party most of the people in our churches agree with. That’s what I fear has happened — churches today are more divided over who you’re going to vote for in the next election than they are over the gospel. It’s really tragic to see so many people who agree with each other on doctrine not being able to get together in one body because it’s ‘one party’, not ‘one Lord, one faith, one baptism’. The Bible teaches us what God commands in terms of loving our neighbors, but it doesn’t give us particular social and political policy. On those issues, Christians can and have disagreed.” — Mike Horton