Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Par for the Course

An excellent review of the Tiger Woods scandal and apology by Albert Mohler.

Mohler captures the heart of the problem:
"The distinction between the Christian and Buddhist worldviews is laid bare for all to see... We believe that he will not find salvation in renouncing all desire. We would hope instead that he might hear the Gospel and desire Christ."
Buddhism (and much of today's "Oprah theology") calls for the believer to abstain from sin. But this has two problems:
  1. It denies the powerful attraction of sin (simply saying "sin is destructive" is not the whole truth)
  2. It provides no power for avoiding sin (power which only comes from God)

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