Monday, November 17, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

When is a baby a baby?

By noticing my last post it appears that the issue of abortion is still a hot topic even within the community that call themselves Christians. It seems, according to one commenter in the last post, that most of us in America are in the vast minority (compared to the rest of the world) when believing that a child's life begins at conception. According to the commenter, the rest of the world thinks that life begins at birth and not conception.

So, I guesss that woman that others call pregnant is just 9 months fat. Is that a blob of goo in her belly? Why is IT getting bigger by the month? And better than that, why does it move?

I still say and always will say that life begins at conception.

Luke 1

39 Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, 40 and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 45 Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.”

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Confused


By looking at the results from Tuesday's election I want to pose a question that has dogged me for a long time.

It is obvious that Christians can disagree with many things within the church. I believe there are folks that believe in tongues, infant baptism, and other various issues that I don't agree with but are saved. I am not the final arbiter, God is. But there are issues that are not up for debate. Those issue include, but are not limited to, faith alone, Christ alone, in scripture alone. Most Christians would probably agree.

I also agree that outside the church, as it relates to politics, the same maxim still applies.

We, as Christians, can disagree over the issue of taxes, war, spending, healthcare and other issues. From a scriptural point of view I cannot see where Christians can politically support a candidate who supports abortion, homosexual rights/marriage, and the disdain toward Israel.

How can a Christian support someone who does support things that are contrary to scripture?

I welcome your response. Please try to stay on topic.

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