Society Ignores Biblical Wisdom to Its Peril

By Harris, Charles A. | The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA), October 4, 2012 | Go to article overview

Society Ignores Biblical Wisdom to Its Peril


Harris, Charles A., The Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA)


Frederick Fuller of Roanoke set forth his opinion and plea to "unstupid ourselves and ... get our ignorant minds away from the Bible" ("Keep the Bible out of politics," commentary, Sept.12). The Bible's only legitimate place is to dictate religious liturgy and is otherwise irrelevant for the decisions of life, according to Fuller. Rather than refer to orthodox teachings of Christ, he can cite only abuses of the Christian faith as his supporting argument, which is analogous to citing malpractice cases as a justification to discard the teachings of medicine and surgery.

In this critical election year, our country is fairly divided in two; not only in ideology regarding the role of government but also along crucial moral issues: abortion, homosexuality, definition of family, euthanasia, the right to educate our children, just to name a few.

The ultimate moral authority for a great many Christians is the teaching set forth in Scripture, which has served our nation well since its foundation and has been the basis for our system of education, ethics and jurisprudence.

It only makes sense that now, more than ever, the teachings of the Bible are keenly relevant to our political choices, and as such, should have a prominent place in the marketplace of ideas. …

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