More from Glenn Tinder:
When Christians accept liberty they accept the possibility–a possibility that is almost certain to become a reality–of a world unformed and ungoverned by faith. The natural inclination of faith is to build a sacred order–to reconstruct the world in its own image. In granting liberty, it abandons that spontaneous project It acquiesces in secularism–life unrelated to God and unstructured by faith. Acknowledging the right of human beings to be free, it allows for a repudiation of faith…Granting liberty is making way for sin.
ADDENDUM: Several readers who are not familiar with my work here at The Way of Improvement Leads Home seem to think that Tinder is arguing on behalf of a Christian nation. Actually, Tinder is arguing for liberty rooted in the human dignity of all human beings and, as a result, a kind of pluralism.
Here is more context:
…when Christians commit themselves to liberty there follows an enormous complication of Christian morality; they deliberately refrain, in some measure, from resisting evil. They allow the tares to grow with the wheat.