Sunday, May 24, 2009
Love is a Many Splendored Thing . . .
In my ongoing dealings with liberal theologians and their kinfolk in the Emergent movement, I keep getting this question thrown at me. What does "love your neighbor" mean? Closely related is the charge that biblical conservatives are being "unloving."
The question is usually fired off after you are critical of their doctrinal aberrations, or try and uphold a biblical view of justice i.e. the state being a terror to evildoers (Romans 13). Over and over again, they keep bringing up "love your neighbor." Nothing else matters to them.
I've asked them the following questions repeatedly and thus far have never gotten a clear answer. So I'll ask them again.
Do Christ's commands to love God and to love our neighbor supersede all other commandments? Do these commands negate the rest of Scripture?
I'll discuss this further in the next post.