The Folly of Federation Between the Church and the World by R E Neighbour and published by Classics.
The purpose of this little book is not to oppose the world in its efforts for better things, nor to decry the fact that the world needs better things.
The contention of the book is that the Church, scripturally, cannot federate with the world in its efforts for Civic Righteousness, Social Regeneration, and World Betterment. The world is not interested in better things based upon the cross. The Church cannot be interested in better things that eliminate the cross.
The burden of the messages of the hour, –
messages of Statesman and Philanthropist, Novelist and Sociologist, Moralist and Economist, Preacher and Politician, – the burden is: “The Relation and Obligation of the Church to Social Conditions.” The burden of the message of this booklet is the same. It seeks not to interpret the Word of God by the Twentieth Century Conditions; but seeks to find the Mind of God in the Word of God, without any forced interpretations whatsoever.”