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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Righteousness, Judgment and Grace:

Grund comment: Very interesting article….

Righteousness, Judgment and Grace:

When a person asks, sometimes restraining anger, "Who is to say if (a certain behavior) is right or wrong - or if "right" and "wrong" even exists?"

I sometimes wonder if they mean, "Who are you to say that my view or behavior is wrong?" No one likes to be confronted with that possibility.

Often this scenario arises when the subject relates to 'hot buttons' - abortion and the nature of marriage. Even more offensive in the context of post-modernity’s general reluctance to make moral distinctions, rooted in its broader rejection of philosophical or moral absolutes, is the concept of consequence.

Yet the thought of human trafficking, child labour, or the realization that prototypes of Hitler's death camps were developed by Kaiser Wilhelm II in Africa prior to World War I1 cause sane humans to shudder and rankle. Why?

The world cannot actually live with the moral schizophrenia of a rejection of personal moral absolutes in the 'micro' and the demand for justice from governments, corporations and history in the 'macro.'

Grund comment: I was thinking here in recent history about the ‘Occupy Movement’ which is really just anarchy. They want what they consider ‘right’ yet do not themselves do what is ‘right’.

The fact is good and evil, right and wrong, remain powerfully evident in the world, both in the 'micro' and the 'macro.'  -  

The question then is rather ‘what is the line between good and evil, right and wrong, and who defines it?’

That line, I would suggest, exists, is defined by God's righteousness, and expressed as God’s law,

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