I watched a hearing the other day, and it was fascinating, to say the least. One of the things that I noticed was that those who were asking questions were often identified by what was their party affiliation. What if before Christians made a statement they were identified by their theological or doctrinal position?
I am amazed by how many “pastors/theologians” are embracing doctrines and theologies that are not consistent with Scripture. Oftentimes no one is aware of where they stand theologically. Their statements seem authoritative and are readily consumed by many.
There is an effort afoot to limit or negate the authority of the Scriptures. If the Bible is not the ultimate source of authority then we are able do as we feel without any standard of correction.
It seems that those who are confronted by Scriptures or in violation of Biblical principles sometimes try and argue the opposite of what is taught by the Bible. I think this is done in order that they can comfort themselves or to justify this violation.
Should Biblical Principles change based on ones experiences or culture?
Many of the discussions and questions that are in the spotlight are not new. The Church fathers have vetted these before, and each had settled on a point of view. That is why we have so many branches of Christianity.
Social media and TV have a way of masking ones theological position. Rarely does a person see public disclosures of doctrines and theologies of a given speaker/blogger. What we have displayed in public are general, edited and popular ideas.
We should be careful to understand the theological perspectives of those who we are listening to or reading their writings. Given the vast amount of declarative statements that are usually posted on social media, we could be easily led astray. Often we do not know the persons theological perspective and or doctrinal position.
Know where you stand! Do not be carried away with every wind of doctrines!