Undoubtedly, you have heard someone, somewhere say, “I don’t care what you believe …” or maybe, “We just need to coexist.” Those conclusions are usually offered by non-Christians or those that hold faith and Scripture loosely.
I’ll make this very short. I believe the conclusion people make should be slightly augmented to reflect the reality behind it. Perhaps it should say,
I don’t care what you believe as long as it doesn’t get in the way of what I want.
We just need to coexist and create the truth that is immediately convenient to how I live my life.
Scripture is not popular because (among many other reasons) it doesn’t seem to have any regard for our personal convenience. In an age of post-enlightenment where everything is telling me that I’m the center of the universe it’s hard to want to abide by something that is counter to my nature.
This is just something I was thinking through and thought I’d share with you. Do you think we can actually coexist peacefully in a fallen world? This doesn’t even seem to work in the natural cycle of life (i.e. the food chain). Have you ever heard of a hungry lioness coexisting naturally with a tasty gazelle? What do you think?