Archive for January, 2009

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Abortion, the new Divorce

January 23, 2009

An article byFrederica Mathewes-Green is excellent, making two great points. The first, abortion is being overlooked as an issue. The second, the baby-boomer generation will be judged for abortion.

A friend and I were talking about sins and big issues a few days ago. When we started to list a few I began with divorce. He was surprised but continued with more “relevant” ones, like abortion and gay-marriage (speaking of, gay marriage may be the new abortion in terms of the issues our culture struggles with). I think he was surprised because of how “old” and “worn out” divorce has become. Green suggests that abortion is on that same road. She hopes it will be picked up later and reviewed, as do I. Truth always wins. It just depends on how long we have to wait until God uses our preaching, working and love to bring truth to victory.

As for the baby-boomer generation being judged – yep, they sure will be. And our generation will be judged for gay-marriage. But we must continue to preach, teach, work and love toward the truth because it is still possible that our judgment, especially by God, will be for the good we have done in over turning our cultures stance on divorce, abortion and gay-marriage.

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9

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Obama set to commission public funding of genocide

January 21, 2009

In an article titled, “Celebration over, Obama plunges into workday one“, Jennifer Loven, AP White House Correspondent lists some of Obama’s pending executive orders. Among them,

overturning the so-called Mexico City policy that forbids U.S. funding for family planning programs that offer abortion, and lifting President George W. Bush’s limit on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.

This will probably come Thursday or Friday according to the article. So, our tax money now funds abortion.

Two things: 1) we need to pray for our new President (1 Timothy 2:1-2), especially Thursday and Friday for this decision; 2) how far does Romans 13:1-7 go? must we pay taxes Caesar when Caesar uses them for genocide? Does Jesus say yes in Matthew 22:15-22?

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Figuring your life out

January 20, 2009

Does it ever seem difficult to see what God is doing in your life?

Proverbs 20:24 reads,

A man’s steps are from the LORD;
   how then can man understand his [own] way?

Maybe the point of life isn’t to understand your life but to use what God gives you to glorify Him because you’re undeserving of it. So, the next time you’re planning out your day remember to think of the verse above and that

The heart of man plans his way,
   but the LORD establishes his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)

Then proceed with a thankful, prayerful, humble heart to trust the Lord God who is Sovereign over all things and showed His love to the world by sending His Son Jesus Christ to live, die and rise again for His people and glorify Him for all He does.

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Atheist Ads in England

January 7, 2009

In Dr. Albert Mohler’s latest blog post he reviews the Atheistic ad campaign on the side of London buses. The ads read, “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life”.

Dr. Mohler’s post points out the feebleness of the argument that God probably doesn’t exist. I’d like to look briefly at the second part – “Now stop worrying and enjoy your life”. This is the conclusion they reach with probably no God in their life. Not only is their argument weak but they fail to see that most of the world, e.g. 95% of the United States, believes that there is some type of god in existence.

In that light I think the atheistic conclusion is actually helpful to Christianity. If the result of there being probably no god is a life without worry [about God] and with self-centered enjoyment then what about those who do believe there is a God and are living their lives without any worry or concern toward Him and with a complete enjoyment of their lives apart from God?

Hopefully a wayward Christian or a person just calling themselves a Christian will realize that they are living like atheists when they have no worry before God and enjoy their lives apart from Him. Hopefully this marketing campaign will raise awareness for people – “Wait, I call myself a Christian and live like an atheist”. Then they can resolve their life before God by trusting that Jesus removed the punishment for all the actions they may otherwise worry about and that they should not live for their own pleasure but should enjoy God and live for Him because of His provision for us in Jesus Christ.