The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Read it and Weep - II
From Michael Horton:

Christianity is not a culture. At its best, its understanding of God, human nature and identity, the meaning of life and history, the problem of evil and redemption, and so on, can shape a culture for the better. Nevertheless, history offers ample testimonies to how easily appeals to Christian truth and its absolute values have been misused to justify evil. At its best, Christianity can influence even unbelievers who are influenced by it into being more humane neighbors…. But there will not be a redeemed culture until Christ returns at the end of human history.

(quote found here)