Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thesis 68: Extremism Vs. Neutrality

There is no “neutrality.”[1] Patriarchy is personal obedience to God’s Law in every area of life.[2]

1. Matthew 12:30; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 3:17; Titus 2:7,10; 2 Timothy 2:7; Matthew 6:24; James 4:4; 2;10; 1 John 2:15; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Timothy 3:11; 2 Peter 1:3; Colossians 1:18; Philippians 4:8; 1 Corinthians 15:28; Ephesians 5:20; 4:15; 2 Corinthians 2:9; 1 Corinthians 16:14; 14:26,40; 2:15; Hebrews 11:24-26
2. Joshua 24:14-15

Worldview: Your Philosophy of Life

There are two ways to speak of "neutrality": breadth and depth.

The breadth of Christianity extends to every area of life. God has jurisdiction over everything you do, at all times of the day, not just "religious" things on Sunday. God has given commandments that apply to everything that a human being can do: work, marry, raise children, science, arts, social institutions, etc. There is no "King's X" or zone of neutrality.

The depth of Christianity leaves no room for apathy or indifference. Better to be hot or cold -- passionately wrong or fanatically right -- than to be lukewarm. The Catechism says man's chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. There is so much to enjoy, so much to be thankful for, and so much to do, that neutrality is not just a psychological defect, it's a sin.

Theocracy vs. "Neutrality"

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