People resolve the tension of diversity either by clinging to fundamentalism or by embracing relativism. Unfortunately, both approaches share a desire to be right: to have the right ideas, to associate with the right people, to know who is clean and who is unclean. The relativist, like the fundamentalist, is fine with “everyone,” so long as “everyone” agrees with them that everything is relative. In 2 Corinthians 6, Paul admonishes his disciples to separate “righteousness and lawlessness” but also warns the church that when God says “be separate” or don’t touch what is unclean, he is not talking about people who disagree with you. Richard and Fr. Marc discuss 2 Corinthians 6:11-18.
(Episode 130; 2 Corinthians 6:11-18); “District Four” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/)
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