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.