We are arrogant to ever think that our philosophy and worldview are unchanging. Everyone has politics—ideas that shape their choices and identify them with a larger community.
So, how can an apolitical God ever be acceptable to a political people? How can God followers hope to survive a world that changes its politics with regularity? There are some critical ideas in Scripture that are unavoidably offensive to people; ideas that Paul said make the gospel a stumbling block or offense to the world.
Here are a few hot spots in the values clarification of both saints and sinners. (Oops! Did I just use two words that do not fit in the p.c. lexicon?)
· Blood sacrifice
· Limiting God’s identity to the Godhead
· Authority of our Scriptures
· Israel as God’s chosen nation
· The Law of God
· Hell and damnation
· Christ has risen
· Christ will come again