Tokes draws heavily upon his faith and the biblical witness in responding to the fear of extinction.
In affirming his community this way, Tokes makes no real separation between what is Christian and what is Hungarian.
On many occasions, Tokes has explicitly asserted an inseparable connection between his Christian and his Hungarian identity.
Tokes begins with the observation of a sociological reality - that the composition of the Romanian Reformed Church is entirely Hungarian - and immediately moves to assert an intrinsic theological link between Reformedness and Hungarianness.
An outsider reacting to what Tokes has said might think his affirmation of Hungarian identity implies theological exclusivity toward other national groups.
For Tokes the answer to these questions is no, as becomes clear if one listens to him closely.
According to Tokes, the spiritual care of the village was inseparable from helping people to preserve their cultural identity.
Tokes is advocating a broad affirmation of human identity, of which the affirmation of national identity is an integral part.
Nevertheless, Tokes has done more here than simply affirm the identity of Christians who happen to be Hungarian.
Just as a respectable portion of the Christian tradition has historically affirmed certain orders as a positive manifestation of God's will in nature, so Tokes appears to be affirming ethnicity as one of God's positive constructions for human society.
For Tokes to avoid an unqualified theological affirmation of Hungarian ethnicity, there must be some point, at least in principle, where his Christian and Hungarian identity are not inseparable but where faith stands over against Hungarianness.
An outsider might protest that, by investing Hungarian ethnicity with theological significance, Tokes is providing religious reinforcement to nationalism.