One of the more difficult (and less taught) doctrines of Scripture is the doctrine of loving your enemies. It is not popular, as it flies directly in the face of what our flesh thinks ought to be. Moreover, for Baptists, the doctrine comes a little too close to the doctrine of pacifism espoused by the Amish and Mennonites.
Unfortunately, the last several days have been consumed with assisting with a Writ of Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. I say that it is unfortunate, because it should not be required to put forth to the highest court in
On a final note: we should understand that, historically, the top down approach to changing society has never worked. Without going into detail, there is no instance in the history of man where any society has ever been permanently changed by imposition of massive, intrusive government control over individual behavior. Rather, every government that has attempted such action, has found itself consigned to destruction — usually within a generation or so of attempting to impose such change.
Aside from the fact that the comments of the letter writers are ugly and unwarranted in their tone, they reveal an ignorance of where the Founders of this nation determined that all our individual rights come from.