The Role of the Church in the Society
The church is an institution that exists in every part of the world just like schools and hospitals. The church plays a very big role in the community today. The last decade has seen an increase of large churches that can accommodate up to thousands of believers in one session. These churches use technology use various means to pass their messages across the ends of the world. Modern music equipment is used in this churches to make it more fun and attract the younger crowd. The number of people attending church has also increased due to the messages of empowerment that are offered in there which leave people feeling good and motivated. The church has several responsibilities that will be shown in the article below.
The church provides spiritual and emotional nourishment. Day to day activities have become challenging, and people need a place to get their hope renewed again for example at Rick VanWagner’s church. Families are experiencing more challenges where children are growing up in broken homes, and they need to be supported by institutions such as the church. Additionally, people go to church for financial support since many Christians are sinking into financial debts and struggling to make ends meet in everyday life. As a result, churches have developed welfare schemes that are there to meet the needs of each believer. Such measures can even be implemented into the community which is a larger part of the church, and we have seen Rick VanWagner do during charity events held by his church.
The church offers advice to politicians. The voting activity is swayed greatly by the church beliefs. It is common knowledge that most people vote depending on their religious beliefs and the church plays a very big role in this. Politics has been affected by the different view of marriage in the society in the last decade. The church has been firm in its belief that marriage should be between two adults of different genders. The Bible forbids gay marriages and the church agrees with it and not any other views.
People need to be accepted in at least on an institution in the society, and the church helps in this. It is only natural to want to be accepted in society and given special treatment sometimes. Many needy people have become more desperate due to the inability to make enough money to feed themselves and their families. The church should show mercy to such people as it has been called to play this role. The church can hire these people as drivers or cleaners and paid well so that they can meet their daily needs.
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