Moral Contradictions

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

In light of...

...all the junk that occured at today's IMB trustee meeting in New Mexico, Bruce Gourley's column in the May 2006 Baptist Studies Bulletin reminded me of an appropriate passage in Luke:

Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering. (Luke 11:52)


I'm saddened to see so many leaders in positions of both denominational and societal power fail to grasp the true purpose of our calling. I believe that just as Jesus shook his head at all the legalisms and doctrinal questions the Pharisees used to corner him with, He would probably have a similar response to tactics seen today.

These tactics root themselves of control. Politics is about obtaining and keeping control. A key principle of politics is that the ends justify the means, whereas Jesus teaches us that the means very much justify and determine the end.

How difficult is it to follow Jesus' teachings? Or rather, how much more difficult is it for folks who claim to be "Christ"ians to ignore those teachings?

1 Comments:

  • First, thanks for bailing Marty out on her blog.

    I hear what you're saying. Even my "liberal" denomination has messed up a time or two although overall we're one of the good guys.

    Woe unto you scribes, Pharisees, hypocrites.

    And what was that about the mote and the beam?

    Ann

    By Blogger Granny, at Monday, May 29, 2006 4:42:00 PM  

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