Thursday, August 20, 2015

Time to be Shocked

We are the nation where little babies, alive and wriggling, have their faces scissored in half so their brains can be harvested.

I generally don't like the shock-value technique.  But it's far past time for us to be shocked.

Examinations of the underbelly of the Planned Parenthood​ monster keep showing more and more festering infection.  The heartless perversion- this just makes me shudder.  We need to see this.  We need to shudder.  We need to show it to others so they can shudder too.

And we need to *repent.*  The only way hell can prevail and belch forth such wickedness is if the Church of Jesus Christ has not rolled over the gates of hell with the Word of God.

God will not be mocked, and a nation that does this and does not repent is a nation that will be broken- soon and hard.

#PPSellsBabyParts
#AnotherBoy
#DefundPP

http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/2015/08/human-capital-episode-3-planned-parenthoods-custom-abortions-for-superior-product/

Friday, August 7, 2015

Wandering Hearts

Thinking about the dangers that the stereotypical workplace model present to marriage; a married man with a secretary who isn't his wife happily helping and serving him all day; a married woman helping a man who isn't her husband, and being appreciated, and seeing his big vision and hard work; this is a chemistry that God designed to create a powerful reaction, but unfortunately it is not often enjoyed in its proper context- marriage- today.

I'm very happy and blessed that my secretary is Mrs. Bethany Hudelson, and I can be unashamedly in love with her.

But also thinking... the proper Christian response to this and other areas of temptation is not "I love my wife so much that I would never fall prey to such a thing," but rather "I love my wife too much to trust myself with temptation, because I know I am a sinner."

(Not saying that such a situation is inherently sinful, by the way, but rather that it is something to be careful of.)

It is not a sign of loving Jesus more that we feel no need to flee temptation- it is a sign of thinking too highly of ourselves. The stronger we are as believers, the weaker we know ourselves to be.

It is only the grace of God that stands between us- between me- and every depravity of the flesh. I pray that God would be merciful to me, would hold me to Himself, would not leave me to discover just how weak I am without His grace and His Spirit.

"Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall." - 1 Cor. 10:12

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

All or Nothing

Fiscal conservatism and social liberalism are irreconcilable positions.  It may sound romantic to be able to advocate "liberty" in areas like "sexual preference" and "choice" while still promoting small-government fiscal policies, but the social issues walk hand-in-hand with the fiscal ones.  The moment we forsake God's Word as the standard for ALL areas of life, we have forsaken God's Word as the standard for ANY area of life, and we are left to the chilling arbitrariness of humanism.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Kings of the Earth

Like on the side of a fighter jet, #SCOTUS marks another kill- but with a knife into the Constitution and a slap towards the face of God.

He Who sits in the heavens laughs.  Their slaps will only result in broken fingers.

God will not be mocked; our nation will continue her spiral into insignificance and final collapse until the people of God are faithful to stand on His Word.

That is the true travesty.  The only way that the kingdom of darkness can gain so much ground is if the Kingdom of Light forsakes it.  So long as we continue to apologize for the Word of God, we can expect these travesties of justice to continue.

#KissTheSon

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mr. and Mx.

Watched a little segment on Fox tonight about how Amazon has removed the "Boys" and "Girls" filters from their toy searches and the Oxford English Dictionary is introducing Mx. as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr. or Ms.

He Who sits in the heavens laughs.  It really is quite funny to watch the gods of the politically-correct marketplace scramble to sandblast every remnant of reality off of the reality that surrounds them.  Predictably, like sweeping a dirt floor, it's not working very well.

Then one of the ladies on the segment talks about how the most we can say about whether there are real biological differences between boys and girls is that we don't really know.

So... let's run a few quick polls.

What does a doctor say when a baby is born?  "It's a _____"

Is the doctor right or wrong?  And if the terms "male" and "female" no longer refer to objective biological differences, then... what's the doctor supposed to say?  Do we need new terms that somehow can acknowledge an anatomical reality without acknowledging a spiritual one?  Or are we also questioning the anatomical reality?

Next poll:

Put a group of girls in an empty room.  Put a group of boys in an empty room.  Give each group maybe some sticks and rocks.  What are they going to do?

Next poll:

Ask your average girl what her ideal body would look like, and note the adjectives she uses.  Ask your average guy the same question.

Next poll (this one is fun):

What would be your initial reaction to a scene from, say, an Avenger movie, in which Black Widow is cradling Thor in her arms, carrying him away from a place of danger?

Now, reverse the roles.  Does your reaction change at all?

If so, are you a sexist?  Or are you just a normal person who has been wired by God to think in terms of reality?

Something to think about.  Oh, and I loved the other lady's comment at the end... "This just makes it harder to shop."

And thus is the world of political correctness.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Homosexuals Have Rights Too

OK... I'll admit it... under Biblical law, homosexuals should have the same rights as everyone else.

It's Biblical.

I have the right to marry a woman.  The homosexual guy does too.

I don't have the right to marry a man.  Neither does a homosexual guy.

See?  Same rights.

The homosexual community is clamoring for equal rights in name, but special rights in reality.

If homosexuality is a sin and legally-outlawable crime (which it is, Biblically speaking- Leviticus 18:22) then no one has the right to practice it.  This goes for every sin and crime- murderers, thieves, adulterers, they all have the same rights as anyone else.  To seek a special right to steal, kill, or commit adultery- if we're going to do that, let's at least call it what it is: special permission for the violation of God's Word- not equal rights.

This is not an issue of denying the right of marriage to some and granting it to others; it's a matter of defining marriage Biblically- one man, one woman- acknowledging that right, and acknowledging the wrongness of anything else.

#lgbt

Monday, April 6, 2015

On Objectifying Women

On the objectification of women...

I recently read a blog post about how, in short and brutal summation, girls should feel free from the legalisms of the modesty movement and guys need to get their thoughts under control and stop blaming and objectifying women.

And I agree.  Sort of.

Guys, we do need to take responsibility for our eyes and our thoughts.  We don't have the freedom to blame Eve here.  Jesus didn't say "if any man looks at a woman to lust after her then she really should have put more clothes on."  The truth of the matter is, brothers, that a lustful heart and mind *will lust*.  Regardless of the attire (or lack thereof) of the object of lust, "the eyes of man are never satisfied." (Pr. 27:20)

Furthermore, we have no right to take our opinion and preach it as Gospel.  "Thou shalt not wear pants."  "Thou shalt not wear sleeveless shirts."  "She is wearing a skirt that reveals a fragment of her KNEECAP.  AAAAAAAAUUUUGHHH.  MY PURITY IS MELTING OUT OF MY EARS.  VILE SINNER!!!!11!!!1!"

Or something like that.

We may preach Biblical principle as doctrine... and that is all.  Principles of Scripture like gender distinctions (Deut. 22:5), modest apparel (1 Tim. 2:9- and this specifically has to do with ostentatiousness, not just the display of flesh), and the need to cover nakedness (Genesis 3, Leviticus 18) can- and should- all be applied.  And we can look, too, at practical examples given in Scripture- for example, the baring of the thigh is shameful  (Isaiah 47:2).

But girls should not feel burdened by the rules of man- only blessed by the rules of God.

That said... ladies... sisters... please hear me on this.  Just because a guy is prone to look at revealed female form and flesh doesn't mean that he is a woman-objectifying pervert.  It actually means he's normal.  God wired us that way.  (If he keeps looking, or starts thinking things he shouldn't, *then* he has stepped into sin.)

The female form is like a magnet to our eyes.  Even in the form of a pencil drawing or a poster.  And that is a beautiful, wonderful thing, within the context of marriage!

(And actually it's not entirely a guy thing- it's also a rules-of-art thing; my Mom did an experiment once where she showed a group of women two pictures- a professionally dressed woman in a skirt, and a professionally dressed woman in pants- and she asked the women what caught their eyes.  Even from a photographic composition standpoint, regardless of actual physical attraction, leading lines guide the eyes.)

So.  Guys are responsible for loving girls as people, looking at them as friends and embodied souls and not just bodies.  But girls... if you want a Godly guy to notice your face and personality and to talk to you as another person instead of spending the conversation trying... not... to look...

We appreciate the help.

Christian guys need to be told to take responsibility for their own thoughts.  But they do not need saddled with guilt for being wired like men, just like Christian girls don't need saddled with guilt for not following man-made legalisms.