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Thu. Aug. 03, 2017

Dear Middle Class White Evangelicals: A Few Thoughts on Muslim Immigration

Category: General
By: Paul Carter

All of my heroes seem to have blind spots. Martin Luther was inexcusably hostile towards the Jews. John Wesley was a terrible husband. Jonathan Edwards owned slaves.

These men and their tragic stories remind me that no one is perfect; no one has equal light on every matter and all are affected by the prejudices of their times.

That isn’t an excuse, it is a sad conclusion. Luther sinned in his attitude towards the Jews. Wesley sinned in his treatment of Molly Vazeille. Edwards sinned by owning other human beings. I know why they did it, but it doesn’t make it right. They were tragically and culpably enslaved to the values of their time and culture.

Every time I think about that I wonder what future generations will say about us. What are we missing? What seems right and acceptable and normal to us that future generations will judge us for? What things do we think and believe that we ought to be ashamed of as Christians? Keep reading...


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