Lutheran Rev. Knubel Feels Pastors Should Stay Away From Politics

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Dr. Frederick R. Knubel, president of the United Lutheran Synod of New York, tells a convention of pastors that churches should avoid getting involved in politics and political issues. Instead, churches should stick with persuading people on moral issues.

Rev. Knubel says:

"The Christian church is the strong enemy of atheism and selfishness and in turn will incur the ill will of all persons and nations identified with godlessness and greed.

The Christian church will be on the side of persuasion, understanding, sympathy, helpfulness and forgiveness: The church must guard itself against implication in the purely political scene, which is now so confused and corrupting.

Politics is at present the worst enemy of clear foreign policy and peace and prosperity at home."
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