Wednesday, November 04, 2009

'We have no rights'

Adrian Warnock reflects on human 'rights' and grace:
The truth is we have no rights. We deserve nothing except the wrath and punishment of God. The only reason we were even born is that God was gracious to our forefathers and did not strike them down with a great and holy and fully justified fury. And its not as if you and I have done anything to improve our situation. No, we have added to the weight of sin and condemnation we were born already carrying.
Amen (HT: Blogotional).

It's a fundamental shift in outlook, especially on this side of the pond, for Christians to give up the concept of rights. In case you doubt that the entire concept of rights is fundamentally at odds with a Christian worldview, I recommend Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue.


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