Morality: A question of law or opinion

Arguments for the existence of an absolute moral law.

In our age of multicultural relativism, the ten commandments are often viewed as dead platitudes, antiquated and irrelevant for modern man. Several years ago, there was a long and furious debate when a judge in America placed the ten commandments in his courtroom. Despite the fact that they were eventually removed, the judge received a lot of support for his action. In the last century, God was declared dead and yet it appears that it is only His detractors who have died and He is still alive. Various countries have tried, and yet have been unable to banish God. A zampolit (protector of Soviet dogma) pressuring a Christian pastor, was asked by that pastor, “If the party told him tomorrow to go to church and light a candle, what would he do?” He responded, that it would never happen. Well, that “never” has happened and that tomorrow has come. Many years later that same zampolit printed Gospel tracks for me, an American missionary. Continue reading “Morality: A question of law or opinion”

Allah & Elohim

Contextualization is a popular word in missiology (though neither word is very popular with my spell checker).  This is rightly so.  Contextualization in the context of missiology is the process of taking the gospel message from the context of the Hebrew and first century New Testament world and relaying it in terms that is understandable to present day cultures, especially as it relates to cultures foreign to our own.

Now how does this relate to the terms Allah ( الله‎ ) and Elohim (אֱלהִים)? Continue reading “Allah & Elohim”