Thursday, February 18, 2010

McGrath - Norms and Values

We criticize the German Christians for obeying Hitler, conveniently choosing to overlook that they were simply submitting themselves to the prevailing cultural norms. We 
are doing the same today by allowing ourselves and our churches to follow societal norms and values, irrespective of 
their origins and goals. To allow our ideas and values to become controlled by anything or anyone other than 
the self-revelation of God in Scripture is to adopt an ideology rather than a theology; it is to become controlled by ideas and values whose origins lie outside the Christian tradition 
- and potentially to become enslaved to them.

- Alister McGrath

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