Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (James 1:27)It's a familiar passage, and one of my favorites. When Pastor Roger preached on it last Sunday, the following conversation happened.
"If God is really at the center of things and God's good future is the most certain reality, then the truly realistic course of action is to buck the dominant consequentialist ethic of our age- which says that we should act only if our action will most likely bring about good consequences- and simply, because we are people who embody the virtue of hope, do the right thing...Our vocation is not contingent on results or the state of the planet. Our calling simply depends on our identity as God's response-able human image-bearers."I need to do more research, but if the answer is what I think it is, it could mean the way I shop will be forever changed.
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