Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Am I becoming a relativist?
A friend posted on his blog that he wouldn't be attending The DaVinci Code becuase a church leader he admires told his congregation to abstain because it is such heresy that Christians should have nothing to do with it. Lee Strobel, on the other hand, says Christians should go to the film and attempt to engage seeker friends in discussion. Who's right? What's the right response to this movie? Another friend thinks that Focus on the Family is the cat's meow. I'm not so convinced. Who's right? What the right take on Focus on the Family? Someone believes that Sunday mornings are to be about Christians worshipping God. Our church believes that church is supposed to be for lost people seeking after God. Who's right? What's the right way to do church? Someone believes that Christians should homeschool, because the public schools are junk. Other people believe that as Christians are children need to be in the public schools, influencing them for good. Who's right? What's the right way to educate our children. Maybe this is a function of age, or maybe I'm becoming a relativist, or maybe I just don't have the energy to argue anymore, but in each of these I think that both sides are right. I really believe that the Holy Spirit will lead some people to abstain from The DaVinci Code, but I also believe that the same Holy spirit will lead others to go. Same with all the issues above. I believe that the Holy Spirit leads some people to become Republicans due to moral issues like abortion. But I also believe the Holy Spirit leads some people to become Democrats because of moral issues like capital punishment, care of the poor and environmental issues. I'm not saying that every issue is "up for grabs," but I am saying that as Christians trying to navigate the gray area of living holy lives in a secular world, there may be more than one way to go about it, that is faithful to God. Before you respond...read this first.
Posted by charlesdean2 at 10:08 AM