One of the flaws of this time is to assume that the moral methods that we have or the tools we have are universal, and we can criticize others because they do not meet our modern standars of morality. This has let to the woke arguing that any person who supported the instututions that they hate– even in part, as citizens in another time — must he shunned. Princeton must do without Hodges, Oxford without Rhodes.
We damn these men for supporting imperialism and slavery in a time when both existed, bud do not consider the bond-debt that functionally makes almost every student beholden to the state, with ever increasing debt that he or she cannot remove, even if bankrupt. The fact that in NZ you cannot discharge your mortgage either means most people are trapped… unable to move. Almost everyone is indentured.
The main reason the church exists is not to show virtue but to preach Christ. To not be praised by men, but to work to please God. We need to not only consider our ideology but how we deal with others. For God called us to be holy.
18 This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, 19 holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting this, some have made shipwreck of their faith, 20 among whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.