The Gospel has built-in power to change society. Society is simply a lot of separate people living together and no one can change people like God. To alter the living conditions of people is really only a useful side-issue. The Bible shows us that changing social conditions alone will not necessarily change the ultimate choice of a man or woman’s heart. Environment only influences our decisions, never creates them. We are much more than our food, houses and books. Giving selfish people better homes or nicer food will not transform their natures; they will simply be more refined sinners. If we center our hearts on God, our life will change deeply enough to affect both our living conditions and our world, but simply moving a man’s home will not move his heart.
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