- It appears that killing newborns may be in the future of our American society (8/15/2017)
Up until now, the heated debate has been over the matter of abortion; the termination of pregnancy before birth takes place. Abortion is seen by so many as part of a woman’s “right”; that is, she ought not be saddled with an unwanted baby. Now it seems that another step could be taken soon.
Professor Jerry Coyne of the University of Chicago argues that it is just as morally right to euthanize a newborn baby with birth defects as it is to abort the fetus (read “child”) before birth. He insists that this would be the morally superior thing to do, rather than have parents deal with a lifetime of defects in a child. He makes the point that a newborn, like a fetus, lacks any awareness of death, and has no ability to make decisions. He then predicts that such termination of life will one day be common.
The Professor has a point, of course. If you allow the arguments for abortion, then those same arguments can be extended to the “defective” new born. (We can only imagine what the term “defective” might grow to include). But if God’s standards and principles are adhered to, then neither the ending of life before birth nor the ending of life immediately after birth are acceptable. So we need to be aware that if we, as followers of Christ, give ground on the matter of abortion then we have opened the door to infanticide. It is just a matter of time before killing “defective” newborns will be taking place. And maybe, the removing of “non-defective” babies might be included, especially if the newborn child is unwanted. Such became the case in ancient Rome where unwanted newborns were taken out and “exposed” to the elements; many dying by such exposure and others by wild animals, and many more taken to be raised as slaves and temple prostitutes.
God, the giver of life, has set His principles in place and we reject or neglect those truths to our own harm. And in light of Professor Coyne’s idea, the abortion battle may have a broader scope to it than many have thought.
- The Republican Party (and random Democrats) Cannot and Will Not Solve America’s Problems (7/31/2017)
I for one am thankful for the men and women in Washington DC who are faithful followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. I do believe that they make a difference in slowing down the spiritual and moral decay that now characterizes our culture. These are the ones who speak out for the sanctity of marriage as God defines marriage (the union of one man and one woman); these work against groups like Planned Parenthood who are responsible for the death of countless babies; these are those who know that debt destroys just as the Bible teaches. They have aligned themselves on many issues with God’s standards as found in the Bible.
But it is not Washington DC that holds the key to solving the huge problems facing America. It is the church which is tasked with the proclamation of God’s truth; that truth which addresses these great issues. But each Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people enter churches only to hear sermons that are devoid of solid biblical content. Churches have largely become market-driven religious entertainment centers, and not places where believers are taught to think (and behave) as authentic followers of the Savior. If we are going to recoup our national situation, it will begin with the pulpit. Romans 1 is clear that when a person (or culture or nation) rejects/neglects God Truth then two things will always happen: (1) a decline into idolatry, and (2) the invasion of immorality of all kinds. These two realities characterize America today. Washington DC cannot bring a change of heart which then brings a change in both belief and practice. But the Word of God does this very well, powerfully and effectively. But it starts with America’s pulpits which must declare God’s truth and not tolerant, political correct narratives.