"Wherever we find the Word of God surely preached and heard, and the sacraments administered, according to the institution of Christ, there, it is not to be doubted, indeed a church of God.”
- John Calvin
The bible clearly states that we are "in the world" but not of the world (John 17:14-15). Jesus clearly prays in this prayer that His father keeps the disciples in the world. And if we are in the world, we are to be "the light of the world" (Matt. 5:14). We are to give meaning- with the gospel- to a world that is both lost and darkened. We are to provide enlightenment to a culture that is blinded in hopelessness and despair. This then calls for engaging and being bold and unapologetic about who we are and what we believe and willing to accept the consequence of the secular society no matter the cost. If we truly believe that we have "bread of life", then we are to distribute it to the world we inhabit whether they like us or not.