Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Biblical Truth has Implications for Our Time

The Kingpin has a good article about Biblical integrity and one of the difficult issues at http://thekingpin68.blogspot.com/2007/12/social-justice-biblical-wrong.html.

The church today really seems to struggle with the ideas of objective moral truth and how that fits with love. We especially struggle in the are of sexuality.

Another interesting article is the badly named article "Instant Sex" in the Weekly Standard at
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/014/462wtjth.asp?pg=1. The article is a lament about how the culture of "hooking up" is destroying the glorious experience of romantic love. Maybe God has good reasons for telling us to keep sex in marriage and for other commands? Of course God does. He tells us how to live for our good, not because he is opposed to fun. We loose so much Joy and happiness because we try to take the easy way out and act as our own "gods" instead of listening to the real God.

I am thankful for the forgiveness for sins we have in Christ. We need to reach out to our fellow sinners with the good news about Jesus in love and with a willingness to accept all who come to Jesus. But there is no good reason to add to the list of our sins just because our desires make us think we want things God has forbidden. Nor is there a good reason to encourage others to do so. To encourage others to continue in sinful lifestyle choices is not love, but cruelty.

1 comment:

thekingpin68 said...

The church today really seems to struggle with the ideas of objective moral truth and how that fits with love. We especially struggle in the are of sexuality.

I agree, and thanks for the link and Merry Christmas. I will add this blog to my links.

Russ Murray