Is abortion a sad and unfortunate reality â€” regrettable, as we are sometimes told, but often necessary â€” or is it a breezy nothingburger, completely â€śnormal,â€ť and something to be giddily celebrated like a last-minute NFL touchdown? For a long time, the abortion lobby has had difficulty deciding. This summer, it seems that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh â€” and the rising feverish chatter surrounding the possible demise of Roe v. Wade â€” might just push the pro-abortion movement over the edge.
By now perhaps youâ€™ve seen the horror show cooked up by Michelle Wolf, the Netflix star best known for her viral and cringeworthy White House Correspondentsâ€™ Dinner speech this spring. Man, does this lady love abortion. She also loves wheeling out abortion â€śjokesâ€ť like this: â€śMike Pence is very anti-choice. He thinks abortion is murder, which, first of all, donâ€™t knock it till you try it! And when you do...
Perhaps Mr. Johnson has a point, Jim; it is certainly a point that you have reiterated many times. Just to demonstrate your sincerity when you make such posts, I wonder if you would mind summarizing your own personal efforts to spread the gospel in recent months? I'm sure that would be an encouragement to all of us to strive to do more to advance the kingdom of God. Please don't allow modesty to preclude your giving as many details as you think necessary. We all know how much you despise politics and love spreading the gospel.
It's not the question of having politics as a hobby, and most of us devote a lot of time to hobbies, but what is of major importance and what one should devote their time to -- most especially churches as organizations should devote their time to is not politics âť—
Phil Johnson wrote: How did the evangelical movement get so far off track? I wouldnâ€™t suggest that evangelicalismâ€™s recent obsession with political activism is the only factor, but I do think itâ€™s a major one. If the same energies and resources that were poured into failed political efforts had been channeled into evangelism instead, Iâ€™m convinced that would have been instrumental in producing more spiritual good and hindering more of societyâ€™s evils than all our lobbying, demonstrating, and voting combined....
I'm sure all those who think Christians are to simply sit silently by and do nothing would accommodate the thief and murderer as they broke in their homes and robbed and killed their family. I think not!
We would not be hearing much about abortion if Supreme Court Kennedy had decided to keep his job for another 4 or 5 years. And we will continue to hear the pro-death group all the time, because they are afraid the new Supreme Court Justice-to-be, Kavanaugh, will rightly interpret the Constitution, finding no right to privacy anywhere in it that allows for abortion. This will throw it back to the states, where it's illegal in only a few states. Instead of this pro-death talk, Christians need to unite in putting forth the truth.
John MacArthur wrote: ...the idea that we're supposed to spend our time fighting a cultural war, that is, fighting some war on some...some human power base like lots of people can vote in large blocs or like we can influence politicians or we can lobby, or we can create institutions that uphold public morality. The whole idea of a public morality, of fighting for morality on a sort of an unregenerate level, escapes me as any kind of biblical mandate. The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:13, â€śEvil men will get worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.â€ť The longer we live, the more we accumulate dangerous seasons, dangerous times. And the accumulation of this moving toward the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ indicates that it's just going to get worse and worse and worse. Trying to reclaim the culture politically, or even religiously, organizationally, seems to me to be completely off target in terms of what a biblical mandate is, which has really nothing to do with some collective morality and everything to do with individual salvation. That that's what we're called to do.
---[URL=https://tinyurl.com/yaj7vvbz]]]https://tinyurl.com/yaj7vvbz (The Ecumenical Jihad: War Without A Winner)[/URL]
Ok, but, as a Christian and Iâ€™ve heard plenty about Christians keeping in the church and in the community for evangelism but not for affecting the community for good. So, do Christians have a responsibility to address and combat evil. Meaning, Bonhoeffer was against Hitler, and sought to conspire to have him assassinated. Do we take Jimâ€™s view to keep your head down and your mouth shut or even John Piper , who has said if there is a church shooting or Christian school shooting, sit quietly and take a bullet. Both views are lacking God given common sense.
Romans 8 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so; 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.---[URL=http://www.lockman.org/nasb/nasbcmp.php]]]NASB[/URL]
John MacArthur wrote: â€śTherefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faithâ€ť (Gal. 6:10; cf. Titus 3:1-2). It would also display a lack of gratitude for whatever amount of religious freedom the government allows us to enjoy. Furthermore, such pious apathy toward government and politics would reveal a lack of appreciation for the many appropriate legal remedies believers in democracies have for maintaining or improving the civil order. A certain amount of healthy and balanced concern with current trends in government and the community is acceptable, as long as we realize that that interest is not vital to our spiritual growth, our righteous testimony, or the advancement of the kingdom of Christ. Above all, the believerâ€™s political involvement should never displace the priority of preaching and teaching the gospel.
excerpt from,[URL=https://tinyurl.com/habzqpz]]]https://tinyurl.com/habzqpz (The Gospel and Politics)[/URL]