I am taking a break temporarily from our series on the Christian Soul in order to address an issue which was very relevant to my Christian journey several years ago. It pertains to an issue that in many parts of the church is a settled matter, and this issue is the question of divorce.
By the question of divorce, I mean not so much whether divorce is allowable but whether remarriage after divorce is. And to set the proper stage for this discussion, I would like to begin with a story. Continue reading “The Question of Divorce”
Founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan and best-selling author Timothy Keller retells a story of a student, during one of his post-service Q&A sessions, who stated she was offended at the idea that the Christian God would hold people accountable and even punish them for their sin. In response, Keller asked, “Are you offended also at God’s decision to forgive?” To which she replied, “No.”
Keller goes on to say that the idea that God should be a God of mercy and forgiveness and not judgment is primarily a construct of Western civilization that has dominated most of Europe and North America, not a universal truth or idea. Continue reading “God The Human Rights Violator”