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Thursday, March 24, 2011

How Far Can We Go?

I just finished a really good book from the local library.  While it is a novel, it made me question some of the things I've long believed about Christians and our place in our current society.  No, it wasn't deep on theology but it was deep enough to challenge a couple of my long-held assumptions.  I found it to be an enjoyable story that kept my interest from page one.

As I understand the book, Charles Colson and Ellen Vaughn's Gideon's Torch asks us to consider just what is the appropriate Christian response to unjust laws from a morally corrupt, unjust, and unresponsive, government?  Colson & Vaughn set up the characters as real, flawed people.  None of them are saints and none of them are demons.  At least not quite!  hehe

I came away with at least a couple of questions.  What does God say about:
  • What behavior, on my part, constitutes an appropriate Christian response to Holocaust-type actions by our government?
  • How much loyalty and service do I owe such a government?
  • Is choosing the lesser of two evils ever appropriate for us?
That's all I can deal with tonight!

God Bless Ya'll !

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