Warren, Moore made good decision
    January 13 2015 by Marie Schumacher, Shelby, N.C.

    Regarding the Tar Heel Voices from the Jan. 3 issue of the Biblical Recorder, I would suggest that Mr. McKittrick’s assertion that “Leaders should not meet with the pope” and they should “repent” is absurd. Both Rick Warren and Russell Moore were invited to the Vatican as part of a colloquium held in mid-November to discuss the institution of marriage and the family. As recognized leaders of one of the largest Protestant religions in the United States they should have felt honored to have the “bully pulpit of the Vatican.” It was reported that their comments about marriage and the family received standing ovations.
    It is not my intent to argue a pro-Catholic position. Unquestionably, there are significant differences in church doctrine between Catholics and Baptists. I have no expertise or desire to defend either their interpretation of scripture or their practices of worship. I dare say Paul’s writing in 2 Corinthians did not imply that Christians should avoid contact with other religious groups seeking to improve and support the institution of marriage as biblically directed.

    Mr. McKittrick’s position suggests a type of religious isolationism, concluding that conversations with another religious group are akin to sinful fraternization with the enemy. Ridiculous. If Mr. McKittrick wants to help further the gospel, then he might want to stop fighting the fratricidal battles of the 16th century and start fighting the battles of today.

    Marie Schumacher
    Shelby, N.C.

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    1/13/2015 10:29:02 AM by Marie Schumacher, Shelby, N.C. | with 0 comments
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