Monday, December 28, 2015

Carl Trueman on Love and Hate


"LOVE HAS BECOME almost the only transcendent moral imperative in our society. It is used to justify abortion, euthanasia, same-sex marriage, and adultery. This list in itself should indicate that it has become a virtually contentless term and, like its opposite, hate, can be used to justify anything and silence all objections. The result is that Christians who wish to develop a Christian ethic need more than the word love at their disposal. Love needs content if it is to be anything more than empty sentiment or an aesthetic." Luther on the Christian Life, p. 174, Crossway. Kindle Edition.