Carol Platt Liebau: Disturbing

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


According to this piece, Christianity has a pretty bad rap among young people.

The reasons? Well, church simply doesn't play as central a role in the lives of many Americans as it used to -- so many young people aren't being raised with any first-hand experience of churchgoing. And that makes them susceptible to the almost uniformly negative messages about traditional Christianity that appear in the MSM.


Blogger Greg said...

Sounds like a well-orchestrated plan, you know, marching through the institutions and all that.

Or am I just being paranoid?

5:19 AM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

You can't blame the non-church goers, given the negatives the church goers give the church.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Dr.D said...

This is not too surprising for a generation who have been brought up to think that it is wrong to have clear cut rules for life. We now have young people who have been taught that everything is relative and that exercising judgment of any sort is unkind. This is not what Jesus Christ said at all. Among other things, Christ said that he did not come to abolish any aspect of the Law of Moses, an absolute rule of life given by God to the people of Israel. This means that the Law, the Ten Commandments, remains in effect for the Hebrews and for all people who would be faithful to God. Those who ignore this aspect and focus only on love have missed the point of Christ mission to mankind.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

The thing that Christ accomplished in the New Covenant was to enable the Law of God to be written in our hearts instead of on tablets of stone. Through Christ we can be re-created in the image of God, bearing the fruits of the Spirit of God: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness. Against this there is no law.

In other words, rather than chaining ourselves to a list of rules (that could never bring salvation), we are re-created by the Spirit of God into gentle, kind, loving creatures. When we live in that spirit there is no law of God that we will break.

It's not a matter of keeping the law, it's a matter of becoming Christ-like.

For example, when honesty becomes part of your very nature, you never have to worry about the long list of rules against stealing, lying, or cheating. Your nature is to be honest. You will never break any of those laws.

6:44 AM  

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