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Christian Identity In The Context Of Social-Economic Tensions

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The subject of a Christian identity, within the context of socio-economic tensions, remains a challenge. Christ's three-fold role in church is of prophet, priest and king. The church will be merely a human institution if it does not have the vision of Jesus Christ in the context and the historical reality in which it is inserted. It should be concerned to the point of action about its unemployed members, who suffer due to unjust economic system, social and racial discrimination. Latin America is a continent of extreme contradictions where one finds wealth and well-being next to misery and exploitation. Positive results have been obtained in the midst of churches and organizations of Latin American countries. The churches were called to preach the gospel in the likeness of Christ. The church is sent to fulfill its double vocation of being the "salt of the earth" and the "light of the world".

Keywords: Christ; Christian identity; church; gospel; Latin America; social-economic tensions



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