The New Legalism

Over the past few weeks, we have heard a lot of ridiculous things concerning what Christians can and cannot do.

It started off with, David Barton says Christians can’t drink Starbucks.

And now, there is this whole debate as to whether or not Christians can watch shows like Game of Thrones.

I don’t read much from Christian Piatt, but I think he nails it in his latest Huffington Post article.

Seriously, enough already. This is turning into a new legalism. See, if something is inherently anti-Christian and one participates in said thing, then one’s salvation is at risk. However, I do not think that drinking Starbucks or watching Game of Thrones will throw one’s salvation into question. It is nothing more than adiaphora. Just the latest in a rising tide of bad theology.

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