We value asking questions to better understand how to live life in a God- centered, Christ-exalting way. We believe that church should be the best place in which people can get solid answers to life’s questions from God’s Word.
Q1 (3:45). There has been lots of talk about fundamentalism vs. progressivism within the church. It would seem the argument falls around what issues fall in what tier of importance. Can you explain and provide examples of what first, second, and third tier issues are? How do we handle this with other believers who believe everything is the first tier or nothing is the first tier?
Q2 (15:50). We read in the Bible in Matthew 5:43-48 to “Love our enemies” but then there are passages in the Bible like the imprecatory Psalms, in particular, Psalms 11:5 and Psalms 139:17-22 and there is Proverbs 6:16-19 where it describes types of people that God hates. Is it ever right for Christians to hate? If not, then aren’t we loving what God hates?
Q3 (29:45). How do you determine/designate an issue to be merely cultural for the day (e.g., head covering related to the man and woman, 1 Cor. 11:2-16) vs. a thing to be observed like all other standards?