Saturday, June 18, 2016

And Such Were Some of You

The other day I was listening to a webcast where the speaker was dealing with Leviticus, specifically its prohibition of same sex sexual relations. According to this particular scripture, God prohibited sex between two men giving as a reason for such prohibition the actions of the nations surrounding the Jews. In other words, God wanted his people to abstain from doing things, such as same sex relations, that were being done by those who did not know Him and who were being judged for such behavior. In light of the recent shootings at a “gay” nightclub in Florida, it may seem insensitive to broach such a subject. But unfortunately, sinful behavior does not take a vacation. The fact that we have such things as “Gay Pride Month” and LGBTA Summits, attests to the sad reality that our world is not only confused beyond understanding about its own sinfulness, but also that it has taken the practice of calling evil good to new heights (Isaiah 5:20).

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

I recently finished reading a book by renown Christian author D.A. Carson entitled “The Intolerance of Tolerance” (I have included a link for it in the recommended books section; a very worthy read). The thesis of the author is how the new “tolerance” has become a monster that has swallowed up our society. In the name of tolerance, we have become averse to anything that may even hint of moral absolutes. We can’t judge anyone based on anything anymore because that may make us guilty of the greatest sin that our society believes can be committed today: offending someone. Thus, the relativism of the postmodern world has been injected with a dose of valueless steroids that have taken it to new heights.