This is not an oddity that should serve to amuse, nor is it an achievement that should be praised, nor is it merely a matter of one’s battle against cultural opinions. It’s more. It has to do with the image of God, the reality of sin’s effect on all of creation, the intent of the Designer, and the question of whether we live for our own satisfaction or His.Read More
WARNING: I usually am not this direct, because I want to live up to the the second half of 1 Peter 3:15 as a Christian apologist. However, this is an issue that warrants a little force. Please forgive my strong words and know that I only say this because I care.
Abortion is not a political issue, it's just an issue that has been politicized. What's more, the pro-life position is not one that can only be reasonably held on the basis of Bible verses. The separation of church and state mantra, which is given regularly by pro-choicers as a way of sidestepping the real discussion, is just a smoke-screen. To make the point, here are two arguments (one mine, and one from Stephen Schwarz) that demonstrate that no thinking person (Christian or otherwise) should support the pro-choice movement. They demonstrate that abortion is a bad . . . nay . . . a bigoted, narrow-minded, backwoods, illogical, immoral, animalistic activity. See what you think . . .Read More
“I have since often observed, how incongruous and irrational the common temper of mankind is, especially of youth ... that they are not ashamed to sin, and yet are ashamed to repent; not ashamed of the action for which they ought justly to be esteemed fools, but are ashamed of the returning, which only can make them be esteemed wise men.”Read More
In the interest of full disclosure I find it important to share with you that I have not always welcomed the doorway. Even now I do not want to die. It is my desire to live a long life. Moreover, I do not like the prospect that my death may be accompanied by severe suffering, disability, deterioration or the loss of my mental faculties. Witnessing the strength of others in the midst of such difficulties is a great encouragement, but I would never say I want such a thing. No, I would prefer to live as long as “Old Tom Parr.”