Question: In July you said Christians should not join non-Christians in pro-life activities because they would be "unequally yoked...." Wouldn't that preclude involvement with secular schools, Scouts, 4-H [and]any activity [with] the general public? | thebereancall.org

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Question:  In July you said Christians should not join non-Christians in pro-life activities because they would be "unequally yoked...." Wouldn't that preclude involvement with secular schools, Scouts, 4-H [and]any activity [with] the general public? Yet our Lord told us to let "our lights shine before others," that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father" (Matthew:5:16). Should the Israelites have rejected the help of King Cyrus in Ezra because they would have been "unequally yoked"?

Response: How can we let "our light shine" by joining the ungodly in their moral crusades? Is their light shining too?

School is required by law-abortion protests are not. If you wish, protest abortion with Christians, not with the unsaved. Wouldn't your "light shine" brighter then?

Public gatherings hardly "yoke" you with the crowd. Separation from the world can be carried to an extreme, as Paul warned, "for then must ye needs go out of the world"
(1 Cor:5:9,10). As for scouts, 4-H, etc., that is where one's light could really shine so that other members would encounter their peers whom they could look up to but who are "not of the world" (Jn:15:19; 17:14-16) and who testify for Christ.

We are called to "preach the gospel," not to reform society. But if you preach the gospel to unsaved protesters, they will accuse you of disrupting unity.

Cyrus was chosen of God (2 Chr:36:22,23; Ezra:1:1-8). Jews would have disobeyed God had they not accepted his assistance.

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