Although I'm not sure I'd call an abstinent marriage a truly perfect one in the light of 1 Cor 7:5.
I don't believe the attitude that different things are sin for different people is morally relativistic - or if it is, then so is the New Testament! Look at the passages about eating meat offered to idols or celebrating festivals and Sabbaths. Clearly God is admitting that an action can be sin for one person and not for another. The NT also states that "to the pure, all things are pure" and that those who seek to impose difficult rules on people which are not commanded by God are wrong (Galatians, possibly?).
To use another example, drinking alcohol may be innocent for one person but sin for another - whether the latter is actually an alcoholic, or whether he simply believes (dye to his upbringing or personal conviction) that drinking is a sin but chooses to do it anyway out of rebellion, desire to conform or whatever. Still another person might strongly believe that abstaining from alcohol altogether is key to living a holy life - which is super, and in a sense he doesn't have to syllogise it to benefit from it - but if he starts telling others that they need to do so in order to live holy lives - worse, that if they die without having repented from drinking alcohol, they will go to hell
- well, he'd better have a rock-solid argument that abstaining is what God requires.
|I just think your logic isn't as much logic as you want it to be and is backed most intensely by points of faith.
You're welcome to point out any errors of logic I have made.
|I feel like this system of supposed logic mistakes the map for the territory and places far far too much weight on what you know, especially when you consider what you don't know is infinitely greater and far more significant than what you know.
What we know is
important. Extremely so. So much so that God gave us both the infallible Scriptures and an infallible system of logic. Knowledge of God is repeatedly extolled as a virtue in Scripture, and demonstrated to be inseparably linked to a knowledge of God's revelation, ie. the Scriptures. I don't think discounting this shows humility or respect for God; quite the opposite. It's certainly true that there are areas of knowledge which God has not revealed to us: but where he has revealed truth, that truth should be examined and rightly understood, not dismissed as mere human knowledge.