Tuesday, February 16, 2010

hmmmmm

Biblical truth is not the unconditional truth of natural law, but a truth sensitive to the everchanging circumstances of human life (Note how the proclamations of condemnation and punishment in Jeremiah and Ezekiel change to consolation and comfort when Judah falls.) On the authority side, how do we square our image of the despotic lawgiver with a faith that proclaims God crucified, and whose chief apostle says, "all things are lawful" (1 Cor 6:12)? Marti J. Steussy

1 comment:

Bryan Neisteter said...

of course the same apostle said "not all things are beneficial in the same breath" and "shall we sin that grace might increase --- by no means!" (Romans 6).

I would suggest God doesn't change his mind in the prophets. He hates sin, and brings judgment against it, but longs to see His people redeemed, cleansed, and healed. That is why, after He has disciplined the nation for its idolatry and sin (but only after warning them, and they refuse to repent), He speaks tenderly to them and brings restoration. He's always working to bring righteousness to His people. He's a good good God!

By the way, Hi Bre!