There is a lot of discussion and activity surrounding a “social welfare” gospel approach among professing Christians. No longer, salvation is of the Lord. No longer, one must be born again. No longer, a new creature in Christ. No longer, a new humanity in Jesus Christ. It is a “another gospel” redeeming the culture.
I think that this quote is a helpful corrective; even though, I do acknowledge that it will not change anyone’s mind who is set upon earthly matters alone.
Our holiness is our primary environmental contribution — for was it not when sin entered that the environment corrupted (Gen 3:17-19)? And our holiness is our primary social testimony (Mat 5:13-14).
—Motyer, Alec. “Isaiah by the Day: A New Devotional Translation,” 37.