To be silent when you are not normally silent on such a clear scriptural matter is galling. The juxtaposition of many evangelical leaders in calling out for speaking on matters of justice, yet silent on THE matter of justice, that is the preservation of life, … Continue reading Life is not a debatable matter
The irony of the DNC fighting for moms to be able to kill their babies before Mothers’ Day is appalling.
- The majority of our country strongly agrees for certain exceptions, such as the life of the mother. Such exceptions make up the minority of abortions in the single percent or less range. There’s actually more agreement on this topic than there is disagreement when you move beyond pro life verse pro-choice positions.
- Our country has one of the most barbaric positions on this issue. Nearly the rest of the world caps abortions at 20 weeks. Our country is more in line with China and North Korea. Value of human life isn’t great there.
- Abortion is the #1 killer of Americans with African ancestry. So much so, it’s greater than all other issues combined. The history of abortion is one of not valuing people as well.
- The issue isn’t just the mother’s rights, but also the rights of the human she is carrying with his or her own hands, feet, toes, heart, brain, eyes, soul. Scientifically life starts at conception.
- If our supreme god is convenience then human life has no value. Life is not convenient. This issue of convenience is part of why kids are troubled today. We simply do not value them. Worse, many in the environmentalism cult view kids as a problem.
- Historically women fought for the lives of kids and viewed them as blessings not burdens. In the feminism of today, it seems such took on the negative aspects of masculinity rather than the positives in it’s already won battle for equality.
In survivor training I often hear the phrase a person can only survive seconds without hope, minutes without oxygen, hours without shelter, days without water, weeks without food. Hope is essential. It is also the critical aspect of the Rapture. Paul tells in First Thessalonians … Continue reading You can survive seconds without hope
In a conversation with a friend about deconstructionism, he brought up Jude’s comments that we should have mercy on the skeptic. Deconstructionism does not want to be defined, which is why it is hard to define, like playing with mercury. Skepticism is more clearly known … Continue reading Skeptic vs Deconstructionist
“Be careful criticizing the bride that Jesus died for,” said my mentor in response to a student’s criticism of a particular large church. In the not new but currently trendy challenge of deconstructionism, my mentor’s wisdom is even more profound. The intended nebulousness of defining … Continue reading Abusing Jesus and His bride
“Why on Earth are you using the New Living Translation!?” said many a friend of late. This question is asked for good reason. Being an ardent believer in expository preaching, a functional equivalent translation does not seem to fit that belief. Personally, I even questioned … Continue reading You’re using what Bible!?
Long ago in the last century I heard a sermon with the premise of “the way up, is down.” The idea is that humility and servant hood is the way to be great. More and more I question the paradoxical idiom. Why? I think the … Continue reading The way up is up…
My last article dealing with the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon” had interesting responses. There are some who loathed the article because of what the phrase specifically refers too. Others said they felt heard by a pastor for the first time. We should not discount pushback … Continue reading Living by faith and let’s go Brandon
Pastors, people saying let’s go Brandon don’t need your critique. They need hope. Too often we foolishly call out matters that are best left alone. Grievously, we don’t call out things the Bible has a bigger issue with. I recently read an article decrying Christians … Continue reading How can a Christian say Let’s Go Brandon?
Should I take a stand on public matters that are political when I am a church? This is a question, in various forms, asked of me in the last month. In my prior article on this topic, found here, I address areas where repentance is … Continue reading Engage: Solutions to getting involved