Here, again, are our options:
- The Church is above the State, a theory held by those claiming that their ecclesiastical head is the Vicar of Christ on earth.
- The Church is alongside the State, a theory held by the State Churches of various countries.
- The State is above the Church, a theory held by totalitarian governments.
- The Church is separate from the State, the theory championed by Baptists everywhere and held by those governments that have written religious liberty into their fundamental laws.
Let's get this right people! Politicians have no business telling the church what to say or do. The church has the moral obligation to comment upon what politicians say and do. The State should keep us from killing each other. The church should help us to love each other.