7/29/18 Q & A Session with Martin Selbrede covering a variety of questions sent in by listeners and asked and answered live on Facebook. [See more of Martin's Q&A]
Some of the questions asked:
- The early church would not violate conscience by saying “Caesar is Lord” and there were ramifications. Today, people are fired from positions (such as teaching etc.) that they have held faithfully and competently simply because they will not call males females and vice versa, and refuse to accept these people’s misguided gender identification. Are we dealing with comparable issues of faith here and the need to stand firm? Could this be a new “martyrdom” issue?
- Please comment on the practical application of “building bridges” culturally, without compromising the substance of the Christian faith.
- There seems to be two basic ways to deal with an ungodly environment: leave in order to avoid being soiled by the perversion OR remain and exert a godly influence. What is the best way to determine which course of action to take?
- In James 2:12&13 we are told that mercy triumphs over judgement. Can you discuss this for those who may see this as a contradiction?
- Martin G. Selbrede
Martin is the senior researcher for Chalcedon’s ongoing work of Christian scholarship, along with being the senior editor for Chalcedon’s publications, Arise & Build and The Chalcedon Report. He is considered a foremost expert in the thinking of R.J. Rushdoony. A sought-after speaker, Martin travels extensively and lectures on behalf of Christian Reconstruction and the Chalcedon Foundation. He is also an accomplished musician and composer.