“[Christianity] rejects the charge that the Fundamentalist ideology logically involves an indifference to social evils, and presses the contention that the non-evangelical ideology involves an essential inability to right the world order. It is discerning anew that an assault on global evils is not only consistent with, but rather demanded by, its proper world-life view.”
– Carl F. H. Henry, The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1947), 40.
“When we turn to the religion of the Bible, we find a lively interest in both the individual and in society, indeed in God’s righteous will for his whole creation. The God of revelation wishes to etch his law upon every last human heart. He seeks a righteous society and seeks to extend His holy purposes throughout the cosmos.”
– Carl F. H. Henry, “The Tensions Between Evangelism and the Christian Demand for Social Justice,” Fides et historia 2 (Spring 1972): 4.
“The message of divine creation and redemption thus comprehends both the individual life in its private growth and the redeemed man in all his social and cultural life. The awareness of biblical revelation as relevant to the whole of life grants contemporary civilization the living prospect of a rationally satisfying explanation of human aspirations and problems.”
– Carl F. H. Henry, Evangelical Responsibility in Contemporary Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1957), 65.