Saturday, September 8, 2007
I see that Lloyd Geering got his honours from the NZ government (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/topic/story.cfm?c_id=500818&objectid=10460764). I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand he has done a lot; been highly influential, reconstructed 'Christianity' for many and written many books, articles and taught many. I can see why a secular society would honour him. On the other hand he has been a terribly destructive man in terms of undermining the faith in NZ. His alternative faith is to me, a hopeless, futile vision of life with no God, no salvation and no eternal hope. It is up to us to work hard to show NZ the hope of the Gospel, demonstrate the reasonableness of the faith and undo the work of such men. In the Spirit and with the Gospel it can be done.