The greatest enemy of the church’s message is disinterest, the pastoral president of the Synod of the Reformed Church of Hungary said on Kossuth Radio’s Sunday news program.
On the Reformed national strategy, Zoltán Balog said that in the past ten years they have witnessed growth, which is not exclusively, but to a significant extent, due to the government. They thought it would be worth to stop for a minute: 32 years had passed since the beginning of the regime change and they wanted to see where they had got to as well as what their main task was, so that
we are not doing a substitute act as a church, but can really give what we are all about, what we consider most important for this nation.”
The most important thing for everyone is to strengthen their “inner spiritual defenses,” not to build more schools, raise salaries, or renovate churches. These are vital factors but the institutions only make sense if they convey the spiritual message that God has a will for the world and if this is not fulfilled, tragedy will result, Balog argued.
He said that he was pleased that the Reformed Church has already been addressed for having formulated its own national strategy alongside that of the state, because the greatest enemy of the Church’s message is disinterest and boredom, not being spoken against.
It can result in a good debate as to why the Church interferes in state affairs. Their interpretation is that the Church is not the advocacy community for its own members. They are not for themselves, but for those who are not yet members. Their activity is missionary, always outward-looking, the pastoral president added.
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