by Russell Moore
In order to preserve our heritage of advocacy for religious liberty, we must protect the centrality of the church. Many contemporary Christians argue that social and political engagement is for individual Christians, not for churches. The problem with this argument is that there is no understanding in the New Testament of a Christian who is not ecclesiastically located. A churchless Christian is, for the apostles, simply lost (Heb 10:23–31; 1 John 2:19).