March 21, 2016 Resources: Equality; “Liberal” Education; Success; Suffering; Sovereignty
by Jonathan Hamilton
Terms like “equality” and “democracy” are often used, and rarely defined well, if at all. Though our cultural climate is one of absolute freedom from restraints, even equality and democracy have limits.
Another word that retains little of its original intent: “liberal.” Liberal arts and liberal education are things to be sought by conservatives, not eschewed.
The Biblical measure of success is quite different than the pragmatic judgments applied today.
While some have taken this principle to unbiblical extremes, even to the point of manufacturing suffering, the Bible does teach that Christians will suffer. As an inevitable part of life, we ought to prepare ourselves for it that we may glorify God best in the trial.
God’s sovereignty in salvation