Negotiated truth

Posted: April 27, 2008 in Soul Food

From the website

RC Sproul said the following:

“There is an attitude pervasively present in evangelical Christianity today that says “We’re sick and tired of doctrinal debates and disputes that divide people and create disharmony, dissidence, hard feelings, split churches and all that. Why should we have denominations? Why do we have these differences? Those things aren’t important. All that matters is ‘Do you love Jesus?'” When that attitude prevails, you can kiss the church of Christ goodbye, because the desire for peace, which is a good desire, a godly desire, and the New Testament and the Old Testament frequently enjoin us to seek peace, to pursue peace, to live at peace, and wherever it’s possible – to not be argumentative, contentious, divisive. But when we win peace by negotiating truth, where truth is slain in the streets, what we have is what the Bible calls false peace, a carnal peace, a peace that has no substance.”

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  1. rfburnhertz says:

    I agree almost 100% with RC Sproul in this.

    However, not all Christians are going to agree on all things. We, being unperfect will not get all things right concerning any given subject let alone the God of the universe.

    There are however theological ‘points’ which one cannot shrug thier shoulders about or treat lightly. Truths which cannot be ignored. Truths which when ignored place you outside of Christianity.

    In example, as Jesus Christ asked “who do you say I am”?

    That question must be answered correctly, that is one of the “essentials” within Christianity.

    Hank Hanegraaff has a saying which I think while perhaps somewhat simple addresses some of the disagrements with in Christianity failry well;

    “In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; and in all things, charity.”

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