The Gospel and proper political engagement: reflections on the atonement and Christendom


That Jesus died for our sins grounds his defeat of the principalities and powers is no reason to exclude the latter from our understanding of the Gospel. If anything, it is an affirmation of the transformative reality of Christ’s redemptive work, and crucial for articulating what kind of life we are justified into. Ignoring it strips evangelicals not of the heart of the Gospel, but of crucial theological and anthropological resources to help us live out the fullness of the faith in a dark and hostile world.