Many secular conservatives think returning to a belief in a sovereign God would be like returning to the dark ages. But let’s consider the facts.
Christianity, like all other belief systems, had to mature as Christians came to better understand the Scriptures. Then they had to mature in their understanding of how the Scriptures applied to our constantly changing world.
No doubt, Christians have zigged and zagged during this process and even made some horrible mistakes.
But don’t forget that belief in human autonomy and human reason has a history, too. It produced leaders like Stalin and Mao Zedong, who killed millions in applying their god-less philosophies.
So, it’s not that building a culture on a belief in a sovereign God has been tried and found wanting; it’s been found contrary to our desire for autonomy and rejected.
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