« Nazi Paganism | Main | Daring God to Do Evil Makes Atheists Nervous »

November 21, 2013

Comments

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'” (Martin Luther King Jr.)


It seems a world untouched by the Christian is a world unloved by the Christian, and it seems a world unloved by the Christian is yet a world loved by Love Himself, and now we have a problem.

I heard Puritans were chaplains on slave ships. I know the masses can't be judged by the few, but that's a rough pill to swallow for a people with vigorous theology and the name "puritans."

What does the Non-Love of wretches have to do with the truth of Love's Ontology. The many can't even be judged by the many. E Pluribus Unum's necessarily triune singularity of Self-Other-Us is the A and the Z. All lesser contexts are but fragmentation, on definition.

@scblhrm I would have appreciated it more if you had commented on my statement instead of trying to sound as smart & poetic as possible (less salt next time, the food'll taste better).

That being said, I'd still love to hear if any Puritans were vocal about the slave-ship chaplain thing. Or am I misinformed? Thank.

Quest,

I think the sins of Christians, horrible sins, are quite important. Your question is critical. I mean to set the stage for how to evaluate such actions. I'm not sure the few or the many can be judged by the few or by the many. These things, or these dissections, sort of go in steps.... If we mean to define reality by Love's innately triune ontology, I find this directly to the point in question.


Abolition has all sorts of highs and lows, Christians filling up much of each. History is clear on that.

“If ever the book which I am not going to write is written it must be the full confession by Christendom of Christendom’s specific contribution to the sum of human cruelty and treachery. Large areas of ‘the World’ will not hear us till we have publicly disowned much of our past. Why should they? We have shouted the name of Christ and enacted the service of Moloch.” (C.S. Lewis, “The Four Loves”)

The trinity of [Mindset, Action, Philosophical Necessities] need to all agree, that is to say, not necessarily violate one another. Our actions (those actions, both good and evil), our mindsets, and our philosophical necessities based in ontology's start-points and end-points are, to my way of thinking, the whole show.

It seems Christianity, at the end of confessing all of the sins of Christians against people to the world, still has Love’s Ontology (its ontology) remaining coherent, whereas, I find no such power in any other worldview.


Precious Puritans

A lot of the Puritan Slavery connection came to light through a rap song "Precious Puritans" by "Propaganda". He went on to say however “The song was really designed to be a bait and switch. The indictment on the puritans is really a secondary point. They were not perfect in living out their theology. They had issues just like all of us. And I'm just as much guilty as them. The real point is the last line, "God uses crooked sticks to make straight lines." God uses us despite our depravity. That's the main point...I'm guilty too!

“Our actions (those actions, both good and evil)”  therein lays the rub!

We Christians must remain in the world ever embroiled in battle. See John 17 & Ephesians 6.

But how do we use our weapons? And where or whom do we strike? And how much force can we employ? And who is with us? Are they with us? Are we with them? Are we with Him? Is He with us?

Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to WAR!

Slavery!
Abortion!
Adultery!
Homosexuality!
SSM!
Divorce!
Corruption!
Gambling!
Murder!
Crime!
Anger!
Pride!
Deceit!
Greed!
Theft!
Lust!
Fear!

SIN!

No problem! All pieces of cake, right?

Your best life now? NO WAY!
Army of one? NOT A CHANCE!

Living the Christian life is a call to WAR.
WAR is HELL.
There is NO simple, easy way to get through life as a Christian. We are filled with sorrow for all of the evil in the world and even in our own hearts and lives. We cannot vanquish all of the evil in this world nor even in our lives within this lifetime. We long for all to be put right while working out our own salvation with fear and trembling. See Philippians 2 & Hebrews 11&12.

“God uses us despite our depravity. That's the main point...I'm guilty too!” AMEN! His good pleasure is to work through us and give us an opportunity to gain a crown with a jewel or two. 1 Corinthians 3

The comments to this entry are closed.