REW: Democracy vs. God’s Narrative

Just because democracy is influenced by the implications of Christian narrative does not make it the Christian narrative. . . . If we are to recover the Christian narrative, we must first disabuse ourselves of civil religion. . . . We live in the narrative of God and within a culture that lives by the narrative of democracy. The two narratives are separate, yet we live in them both simultaneously. However, as Christians, our ultimate commitment is to God’s narrative: “Jesus is Lord.” There is no other worthy allegiance.

-Robert E. Webber, Who Gets to Narrate the World? Contending for the Christian Story in an Age of Rivals(Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008), 128.

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