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Words of wisdom for today

Breaking down walls?

“The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic cannot stand. The
walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand.
The walls between races and tribes; natives and immigrants; Christian and
Muslim and Jew cannot stand. These now are the walls we must tear down.”

I suggest to you that walls wrather then divide people actually provide security. Some walls should never be torn down, because they help to confine the blurring of ideas, thoughts and concepts. The Christian faith for instance has as its root a doctrinal concept that does not support any other view point. If you take the doctrine of scripture concerning the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ seriously then there is no room for anything else. Hence, we talk about being inclusive or exclusive. Does the Christian faith include the possiability that other religions might be right? The world spirit of these days is inclusive, that is it includes all as being equil.

Wikepedia defines religious pluralism as being: “As the name of the worldview according to which one’s religion is not the sole and exclusive source of truth, and thus that at least some truths and true values exist in other religions.” This suggests a mutually exclusive world view of all those who hold to relgious pluralism. The Christian viewpoint on the otherhand is built on the supposition that the scriptures themselves are the only rule for faith and practice. The Christian world view has been all but abandoned by many Bible believing Christians. Once you have abandoned the Word of God as being, both infallible and authoritative, then you are set on a course that leads to pluralism. The scriptures are propositional and revelational in nature, they come from God and specifically spells out such things as who is going to heaven and who is not. They spell out what it takes to find favor with God. Evangelism which is the winning of people to the Christian faith is impossible with out the doctrine of salvation as taught in God’s Word the Bible.

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Written by tfheringer

September 5, 2008 at 9:03 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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