We are committed to living out the implications of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the location God has placed us (Jer. 29:7). We reject any approach that teaches morality and ethics in the church as though it can be rightly understood apart from Jesus Christ and His gospel. The Gospel does not simply clarify how to avoid hell and final judgment; it speaks to every life issue.
Because we have been spiritually adopted by God’s sovereign grace, we are committed to maintaining a culture of adoption (Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:5).
Because we preach eternal life, we defend innocent life and we oppose the evil of abortion (Ps. 72:12-14; 139:14-16; Prov. 8:36; Mat. 25:40; Luke 1:31-35; 41-44; James 4:2).
Because though formerly spiritually poor and naked, now rich and clothed in Christ, we care for the poor (Is. 10:1-2, 61:10; Zech. 3:4; 2 Cor. 8:9; Rev. 3:5).
Because Jesus Christ is making one new man from all nations in himself by tearing down the dividing wall of hostility between Jew and Gentile, we oppose any form of superiority on the basis of ethnicity, race, socio-economic status, and/or cultural norms (Rom. 15:1-13, Eph. 2:11-22, Col. 3:1-16, Rev. 7:9-12).
This is but a small sample of present cultural issues in which faithfulness to the Gospel demands we speak and the future will present a plethora of new ones. We cannot preach a Gospel of the righteousness of God and ignore unrighteousness in our midst.