Government policies and church support

Though prompted by a current set of circumstances in Rome, this comment by Peter Berger points out what has always been a serious, if not fatal, flaw in the rush of many churches, now including many evangelical ones, to promote government policies ostensibly intended to be part of the answer to the prayer Jesus gave in his disciples in Matthew 6.10:

There are policies that tend to alleviate poverty, some that do not. It should be self-understood that Christian churches, where they have a voice, should advocate for the former and against the latter. The trouble is that they are often wrong in their diagnosis and therefore in the treatment they propose.

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