Random thoughts and questions
Here are a few thoughts I’ve been working on lately.
1. There has been a move within evangelical Christianity to address called the Creation Care movement which seeks to correct apathetic attitudes within American Christianity over the issue of global warming. The question I have is: If the predictions of global warming are true and the human race is on the brink of annihilation, then what does that say about God’s providence? Especially in light of God’covenant with Noah? On the other hand, God tells us that we are supposed to take care of the earth. My only conclusion is that a belief in God’s providence along with a belief in man’s responsibility to care for creation can not be mutually exclusive.
2. What is law without love and what is justice without mercy? We know that justice is good, but is justice the sole measurement of goodness?
3. Is America truly a Christian nation? The fact of the matter is that most of our founders were not what we would call Biblical Christians by today’s evangelical standards. Notice I said most, not all. Practically all of them believed in God, but many of them were deists and unitarians. Furthermore, how can we say we are a Christian nation especially in light of what our fathers did to blacks and native Americans?