Neither Conservative, Nor Liberal…Biblical

In the introduction to his work on ethics, John Frame asks what should be our ethical bias . His response:

The point of Christian ethics is not to be as liberal as we can be, or as conservative. It is, rather, to be as biblical as we can be…Jesus rebuked both the conservative Pharisees and the liberal Sadducees; Paul rebuked both legalists and libertines. Understanding God’s will rarely means falling into lockstep with some popular ideology. We need to think as part of a community, listening to our brothers and sisters, but we also need the courage to step aside from the crowd when God’s word directs us in that way.

-John M. Frame, Doctrine of the Christian Life, 6-7

These words are especially poignant during an election year.

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Posted on September 5, 2012, in Christian Worldview, Ethics, John Frame, Politics and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. John Frame’s writings have been a blessing beyond words.

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