My guess is that commented on the debate between Russell Moore and Pastor Douglas Wilson because of the sensitivities raised by militant secularists. Militant secularists, even as they strive to force their beliefs on everyone else spend a great deal of effort accusing Christians of trying to force their beliefs on everyone else.
When I commented on ‘s post, I observed that Wilson did not take a position quite as extreme as she at first seemed to think.
replied to my comment. Since she generally seems to be a fan of Pastor Wilson, I think she was happy enough to concede the point. However, she still had some concerns to which I replied.
- insanitybytes22 said:
I would dearly love to be able to say I understand what God is doing. I don’t. Even the Apostle Paul had to admit his ignorance.
1 Corinthians 13:11-13 New King James Version (NKJV)
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Just as Paul accepted his ignorance in faith, hope, and love, we must do the same.
Would it not be great to establish a Christian theocracy? Would that not be much better than a Secularist or Atheist theocracy? No. It would have the same problem. We would presume too much. We would have to violate the rights of our fellow human beings. As observed in her post, as Christians we are only the fishers of men “we catch ’em, He cleans them.” None of us has either the power or wisdom to clean another’s soul.