FCC Statement on the Christian and Social Order

Over the past few weeks, in the midst of the continuing confusion during the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve all watched the racial unrest in our country play out on network news, in newspapers and social media. The elders at FCC have been involved in numerous conversations regarding racial tension that is always present in our society, but often invisible to many of us. We feel it would be prudent to make a statement in response to concerns and fears that many in our congregation may be experiencing right now.

As Christians, and as Faith Community Church we stand on a very solid foundation when our focus is on the transforming power of Jesus Christ. Hence, we affirm the following (adapted from the 2000 statement of the Southern Baptist Convention about the Christian and Social Order): All Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in our own lives and in human society. Means and methods used for the improvement of society and the establishment of righteousness among men can be truly and permanently helpful only when they are rooted in the regeneration of the individual by the saving grace of God in Jesus Christ. In the spirit of Christ,

Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, and vice, and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography. We should work to provide for the orphaned, the needy, the abused, the aged, the helpless, and the sick. We should speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death.

Every Christian should seek to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the sway of the principles of righteousness, truth, and brotherly love. In order to promote these ends Christians should be ready to work with all men of good will in any good cause, to hear the concerns of others, to seek discernment from the Holy Spirit and God’s Word about where they have fallen short, always being careful to act in the spirit of love without compromising their loyalty to Christ and His truth.

Exodus 20:3-17
Leviticus 6:2-5
Deuteronomy 10:12; 27:17
Psalm 101:5; 119:66
Micah 6:8
Zechariah 8:16

MATTHEW 5:13-16,43-48; 22:36-40; 25:35
MARK 1:29-34; 2:3; 10:21
LUKE 4:18-21; 10:27-37; 20:25
JOHN 15:12; 17:15
Romans 12–14
1 Corinthians 5:9-10; 6:1-7; 7:20-24; 10:23-11:1

Galatians 3:26-28
Ephesians 6:5-9
Colossians 3:12-17
1 Thessalonians 3:12
James 1:19,27; 2:8