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Opinion Changes But Truth Does Not

By on December 27, 2012 in Faith with No Comments

Piers Morgan interviewed Rick Warren, best selling author of The Purpose Driven Life and pastor of Saddleback Community Church.  In the interview Morgan said that the Bible needs to be amended since it doesn’t approve of homosexuality.


While I’m not a fan of Rick Warren’s he makes a good point here.  We believe the Bible because it is true.  It isn’t true because we believe it.  “Opinion changes, but truth does not.”  He is right truth never changes, and how Morgan can say “We’ll have to agree to disagree on that” would be stunning if it were not the cultural norm.  Opinion is a fickle thing, but truth is not.  As Josh McDowell has famously said, truth – absolute truth that is – is “true for all people, all places, and all times.”

Piers Morgan has it upside down – we should look at culture via a biblical lens, not look at the Bible through a cultural lens.  In other words, put the text before the context.  Doing anything else is a horrible approach to Biblical interpretation.

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About the Author: Shane Vander Hart is the founder and editor-in-chief of Caffeinated Thoughts.  He is also the President of 4:15 Communications, LLC, a social media & communications consulting/management firm.  Prior to this Shane spent 20 years in youth ministry serving in church, parachurch, and school settings.  He has also served as an interim pastor and is a sought after speaker and pulpit fill-in.  Shane has been married to his wife Cheryl since 1993 and they have three kids.  Shane and his family reside near Des Moines, IA.  You can connect with Shane on Facebook or follow him on Twitter and Google +. .

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