Pastore takes on Liberals’ Take on the Bible
September 18, 2007 6 Comments
Frank Pastore writes a weekly column over at conservative site, Townhall.com. He usually writes more theologically inclined columns than his colleagues at said website. This week’s offering is no exception:
“Exposing How Liberals Misread the Bible”
Pastore refers to theological liberals not political liberals. Though to be sure, theological liberals usually are political liberals, though not always. Remember, there are no absolutes, except for the absolute fact that there are no absolutes 😉
Edgar’s primary argument comes down to this. He said, “The Bible mentions abortion not once, homosexuality only twice, and poverty or peace more than two thousand times. Yet somehow abortion and homosexuality have become the litmus test of faith in public life today.”
But here’s how to really expose how liberals misread the Bible. Ask them this question:
If the Bible is not the inerrant Word of God, then why should we assume that God cares more about one group of merely human words over another group of merely human words simply because they occur more frequently in the text?
You see, it all comes down to one’s view of inerrancy.
I have spoken with some theological liberals and gone back and forth with them regarding their views of God, His Word, and Jesus. Nicci, who commented in the post about Joel Osteen, would probably qualify as a liberal (theological). Her apparent reliance on experience as well as her emotion-laden response is not surprising given the existentialist bent of the liberal view.
Some liberals which I have spoken to are able to calmly and rationally defend their views, and we can ask for nothing more. How can there be dialogue when unchecked emotionalism enters into a discussion?
A couple of things to remember when engaging liberals is to speak the truth in love, as we are commanded to in Scripture. Also, we must be convinced ourselves that it is not our clever arguments which will transform minds, hearts and souls but rather this falls upon the convicting work of the Holy Spirit.