Quote of Note #66 — A Pastor’s Vision

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“I’m one hundred times more passionate about creating Christians and churches that will be faithful, biblical, countercultural, and spiritually minded in a socialist America, in a Muslim America, in a communist America, than I am in preventing a Muslim America or a communist America. That puts me in a very different ballpark than many public voices.

“My main calling is not to help America be anything, but to help the church be the church. I want to help the church be the radical outpost of the kingdom of Christ, no matter what kind of America it happens to be in or any other people group or country in the world.”

John Piper, “Why Does Piper Avoid Politics and What’s Trending,” https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/why-does-piper-avoid-politics-and-whats-trending, accessed 7/20/2019.


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