Ken Myers Says Something Wise—Not a News Flash

An insightful comment from Ken Myers of the Mars Hill Audio Journal, answering a question from the helpful Presbyterians at By Faith:

By Faith: Christians often defend certain cultural resources and practices based on the logic that if God is using them, they must be good.

Ken Myers: Well, I don’t think everything that happens is evidence of common grace. I have a high view of the common curse, too. The fact that God can use something doesn’t make it intrinsically valuable. God uses us all the time, and we know how flawed we are. God used Judas to accomplish His purposes. God used Balaam’s ass. So cultural criticism should not be about whether something is potentially useable by God, because of course everything is useable by God. The question is whether the thing is inherently problematic.

[From by Faith Magazine – The Well-Informed Generalist]

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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