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January 20, 2006

Jim Wallis? ?Call to Conversion?

Jesus in Hell on January 25, 2006 06:30 PM EST writes:
But...

The book is great, but there's a reason that the progressive Christian movements have failed. Wars continue to be waged. Abortions continue to be performed. Families continue to divide. Countries continue to splinter.

Wallis isolates the problem: pagans wearing crosses, Christians who do not know Christ, who have not accepted Christ.

He even isolates the importance of community as one of the most single important factors in bringing the love of Christ into our hearts and propelling ourselves towards conversion.

But here is where he and the rest of the progressive Christians have failed:

They underestimate the danger of contraception and abortion. The don't see how it ruins families and communities. They don't see how it destroys our capacity for conversion.

Wars will continue until men and women listen to Christ, and their hearts are converted. But this will never happen until the left and right combine to proclaim with one voice: all life is sacred, always. Just Love.
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Paul Rusch on January 22, 2006 07:59 PM EST writes:
It seems reductionist to say that the christian right reduces moral values to one or two issues. The fact that issues of life were forefront in the last election may be more an indication of the primacy of those issues, than a narrow range of concerns. For those who view abortion as the destruction of preborn human life, it should not be surprising that they would give it much more weight than economic issues. I think Wallis errs when he implies that all these issues carries the same moral weight.
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