Thursday, February 28, 2013

Secularized Time

Gerald Bray writes on our current cultural situation,

Things have gotten so bad that even supposedly "Christian" publishers now put out books using the so-called "Common Era" dating system, which is nothing but a secularization of the (politically incorrect) Christian calendar.

This in a chapter entitled "The Rejection of God's Love by Human Beings."

To this I say, "Amen." Is time a good gift of God's love, to be received and gratefully acknowledged by us as such? Is the coming of Jesus Christ our Lord the centerpiece of time? Undoubtedly, yes.

If and when our pagan culture turns back the clock and structures the calendar according to pagan notions of time, Christians can certainly get along. But we must carry in our hearts and structure into our churches the hope of what time means in Christ. Otherwise we will have been effectively secularized.

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