Friday, November 07, 2014

Clobbering sin equally

John Shore wrote, "Heterosexual Christians are being unbiblical by using the clobber passages as justification for applying absolute standards of morality to homosexual 'sins' that they themselves are not tempted to commit, while at the same time accepting for themselves a standard of relative morality for those sins listed in the clobber passages that they do routinely commit."

I completely agree! What? Yes. I agree with Shore's assessment. Too often we condemn the sins of others while dismissing our own. I don't agree with Shore's solution. A main portion of Shore's solution is to drop these standards of morality -- especially as it applies to "homosexual sins" (e.g. I assume he might still "clobber" murder). The solution is to let the Bible hit the sins of each and every one of us right where we live and hopefully be better because of it. A large dose of humility works too, seeing all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.

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