Should We Revise the Bible to Fit the 21st Century?
There are many well-meaning people who insist that we should drag the Bible kicking and screaming into our modern culture. After all, they reason, some of the principles and truths we find there are obviously outdated.
But what if God’s Truth is eternal? What if it remains true in spite of the shifting sands of our society? What if the reason our world is so messed up today is because we have rejected His Truth and done what the last verse of Judges says, where “everyone did what was right in their own eyes?”
Piers Morgan interviewed Joel Osteen on his program a few nights ago. It makes me cringe that Osteen is such a prominent figure and that people might presume that he captures the essence of the Christian faith. Some of Osteen’s responses to moral issues were just plain wishy-washy. I’m not sure he clearly stands on much of anything.
Albert Mohler wrote a post that has some excellent observations on how Osteen’s thinking (or lack thereof) is reflective of many in the church today. It is well worth a read.
I would value your thoughts on Mohler's post, especially in light of how we must maintain Biblical standards as we do marriage and family in this culture. Comments are always welcome.