Yet, in a sense, he may have set the tone for the church's demise. He was obviously a man of power, wealth and influence. And that's what has ruled there for as long as I can remember. I never remember godliness or wisdom or biblical knowledge counting for much, only social prestige and good taste. Ironically, what began with the unbiblical legalism of prohibitionism has descended into the unbiblical license of antinomianism. But not so ironically, really. If you set yourself up above God's law, you've set aside God's law, whether you've decided it's too stringent or not stringent enough.
Speaking of presidential candidates, I'm leaning toward not voting at all next month. Kerry is of course out of the question. Bush lost my vote with his "We'll give you taxpayer money to slice and dice these murdered babies, just not any more" decision. And I'm finding more and more to give me pause regarding Peroutka.
P.S. I'd be much more interested in comments regarding the first two paragraphs than the third.... Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 10/12/2004 01:30:00 PM
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