Tuesday, July 18, 2006

A Fundamental Difference

Chuck Colson, in his latest Breakpoint commentary, makes some great points about the Spiritual Activism Conference held in Washington D.C. not too long ago. It was a gathering of the religious left to complain about the religious right, basically. (On a side note, that's not very tolerant or welcoming and it doesn't "honor divrsety," now does it?)

Here's some of what Colson said,

"You see, that's the crux of the liberals' problem. This conflict is
not about political or social divisions. It's about authority -
specifically, whether or not Christians are willing to acknowledge that the Bible is our authority."

"Tony Campolo certainly recognized this. Though Tony and I disagree on a lot of things, I really like Tony. He's honest, and he loves the Bible. He tried to explain at this conference the necessity of following Scripture. But one participant retorted, 'I thought this was a spiritual progressives' conference. I don't want to play the game of 'the Bible says this or that,' or that we get validation from something other than ourselves.'"

"There you have it. Validation from ourselves simply means you make up your own god. We Christians may interpret the Bible differently; we may apply it to life differently; we may have arguments over exegesis. But the Bible has to be the ultimate autority. Otherwise we end up worshiping the goddess of tolerance and believing that tolerance takes precedence over truth."

You can read the rest of Colson's remarks here.


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