Last week I put up Marriage: a tale of paired assertions. Many of the comments it engendered were afield from my point to varying degrees, but even most of them had value of their own. It was a good discussion.
I'm adding a brief afterword to make my main point clear. It was:
- Both of the assertions communicated Biblical truth. However
- In each case, virtually always it is only the first assertion that is said, repeated, stressed, emphasized, and hammered home. And...
- I think that's because a number of public Christians are, to some degree, cowards.
My point of course is not that the latter should not be the case, but that the former should not overbalance it. Yes, men can be horrid louts; and women can be appalling shrews. But isn't it simpler (and more Bibley) to say that men can be sinners, and women can be sinners, and call both to bow the knee to the Lord Jesus Christ in repentance, faith, and obedience?
And that's what I'm saying.