Some rather extreme fellows have begun a quasi-Christian cult located not far from where I live, and they actually teach that all truth is primary and every disagreement is worth fighting about and ultimately dividing over if agreement cannot be reached. Either agree with them on everything, or you are going to hell."Going to hell" might be a bit of a stretch, but replace those words with "a disobedient brother" and it begins to sound familiar.
Others—equally extreme—argue, in effect, that "truth" isn't primary at all; relationships are, and therefore no proposition or point of truth is ever worth arguing about with another professing Christian. The latter position is gaining adherents at a frightening pace.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
This kind of thinking is necessary. I'm still chewing on these particular thoughts myself, but I'm glad to see this kind of analysis. It seems far too easy to find examples of the binary thinking and the non-thinking that Phil Johnson refers to in these paragraphs:
Posted by Ben at 9/14/2005