Much of the discussion over my authority posts of a few weeks back centered on the question, “Do I have to?” Everybody agrees that the Bible says certain things. All the disagreement emerged over the extent to which those commandments, examples, etc. are binding on us today.
Perhaps the problem is that we’re asking the wrong question. “Do I have to?” implies coercion, the enforcement of a law on an unwilling subject, and for disciples of Christ, that’s a shoe that should never fit. For Christians, the right question ought to be, “Should I want to?” Continue reading