Thursday, April 20, 2006

The Church Of Anything Goes

Interesting piece over at National Review today by Father Thomas Williams. I recommend you check it out, but here's a sample:
There is a difference between a church saying “We welcome all persons” and “We welcome all behavior.” After all, two things distinguish Christian belief: a body of doctrine and a moral code. Following Jesus entails both. Jesus welcomed prostitutes, but he never welcomed prostitution. He was soft on adulterers, but unyielding on adultery. After forgiving the adulterous woman, in fact, he adds: “Go and sin no more.” And the tax collector Zacchaeus, on encountering Jesus, promises to pay back all those he has cheated — fourfold. Jesus never welcomed cheating, but he did welcome reformed cheaters. This is not just a matter of semantic hair-splitting. Jesus came to call sinners but to condemn sin, much as a doctor heals sick people but eradicates sickness.
It's an interesting, and well-said, piece on homosexuality and religion that is one of the currently active fault lines of our society.


At 11:56 AM, Blogger The Cheeseburglar said...

Hi, I'm the Cheeseburglar.
I have followed the wasatch front blog with interest for quite some time.
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At 3:03 PM, Blogger Maine Man said...

This is one of the best articles I have read in a very long time.

Thanks, Tyler, for passing it on.


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