Sjolander Road Fellowship




Declaring the God of Unconditional Love

it doesn't have to make sense

8/10/13

 

Many associated with Orthodox Christianity apparently believe that what they teach doesn't have to make sense. In fact, they go so far as to suggest that if it doesn't make sense, that is further evidence that what they teach is divine truth, quoting passages like Isaiah 55:8-9 and I Corinthians 1:21,25.

 

As long as these teachers can find a single verse somewhere that they can interpret as supporting their doctrine, that is all it takes. Case settled. Believe it  or else.

 

If in response, someone is so bold as to suggest that the point being taught is nonsensical or ethically abhorrent, the church's rejoinder is too often that it doesn't have to be reasonable because the proof is in the Bible. According to the church, human reasoning and moral sensibilities are irrelevant when dealing with divine truth. This cavalier attitude is unfortunately akin to the manner in which we as parents often deal with our children. The associated mindset ill serves our children and for sure it is not appropriate for adults seeking spiritual enlightenment.

 

It is mighty convenient though. Never having to explain the unexplainable certainly makes the life of the church leadership a lot easier.

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