Evangelical Christians in the nineteenth century led the campaign for the abolition of the slave trade, and then of slavery, throughout the British Empire. Yet their opponents argued that the Bible itself supports the institution of slavery. How can one book be used to uphold two contradictory positions?
Is there such a thing as an evangelically acceptable version of mysticism, or will ‘Christian mysticism’ and biblical spirituality inevitably contradict each other? If so, why and to what extent?
Must God punish sin? It is clear from the Bible that God does punish sin. But to say that God must punish sin is a much more contentious claim.
What age should children or young people be when they are first able to take communion? This question has been 'settled' in different ways at different times in the history of the church, and yet today in the Church of England it is as contentious an issue as ever.
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