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An author and commentator encourages Christians to not be afraid to speak the truth, even if someone says it's "too political."
"These aren't political issues; these are reality issues. These are issues of biblical justice and biblical definitions and the protection of human beings and the dignity of women and justice for children and the defense of life," said Piper. "If William Wilberforce would have accepted this argument that it's too political to engage in the public arena for arguing against the abolition of the slave trade, then it would have been another 100 years before the British colonies would have abolished slavery."
Piper went on to make a similar comparison with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"If Dr. King would have accepted the argument that 'you're too political,' where would we be in the civil rights movement in the Untied States? These are not arguments that are too political," he continued. "These are biblical arguments. And if Christians step out of the public arena by being silenced and pigeonholed with this false claim of 'you're being too political,' then all is lost."
Piper said that Christians have an obligation to step into the public square and fight for the things that are right, just, true, and real.
"Surely we can agree that it's not too political to defend children, to defend life, to defend women, and to defend all human beings as being created in the image of God and not allow culture to dumb us down as if we're animals," said Piper. "That is not too political."
Dr. Piper is the author of Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth and the former president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
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