But let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Although we should avoid calling ourselves a Christian nation, we should not shy away from recognizing that in many ways America has been blessed by God, not in small part because some Christian doctrines have served as foundational American doctrines.
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A group of pro-life evangelicals argued in favor of voting Joe Biden into the White House. Do their examples of Democratic post-birth policies really outweigh the fact that more than 60 million babies have been aborted?
Today, by far, the preeminent threat to free speech is the Internet.
Roberts’ decision is contrary to over two centuries of legal precedent, which has recognized that churches and religious gatherings have special protections and the state must show “a compelling interest” in order to limit it.
As we all watch the financial market downturn again try to statistically eclipse the 1929 Crash, it seems appropriate to consider once more whether the vaunted Information Age will be a benefit to modern society or its worst enemy.
CT’s disdainful, dismissive, elitist posture toward their fellow Christians may well do far more long-term damage to American Christianity and its witness than any current prudential support for President Trump will ever cause.
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I recently came across a Gallup Poll that has surveyed Americans on their views of religion over the decades. While I was not necessarily surprised by some of the results, I was sobered by them.
Gospel power is greater than human intellect, human reasoning and rational arguments. The Holy Spirit works through the power of the Gospel to bring about the new birth, which brings with it sanctified reason and assurance.
God doesn’t whisper on sexual sin. His love for sinners keeps Him from doing that. He doesn’t whisper on sexual sin—because He doesn’t whisper on His love for sinners.
It becomes more difficult, though, when we’re aware that some of our athletes despise what our flag stands for. Or if we’re wondering what they’ll do if they medal and get to the platform. Should we be proud of their stunning athletic accomplishment or should we cringe?
With all our scientific advances, we cannot stop droughts or prevent wildfires. With all our medical expertise, we cannot yet end the present pandemic or forecast the next one. We may live longer on average, but none of us are guaranteed another day. However, I do not sense true urgency among many Christians in America. We may believe theologically that Jesus could return tomorrow or we could die today, but we need to translate this belief into practice.
If you need a reminder of the tyranny and oppression that happens when government replaces God, take a look at Cuba.
Americans, particularly the unborn ones, deserve to live by the best modern practices of human knowledge, which unequivocally affirms that babies in the womb are alive.
There is something about mental disorders whose stigma holds a more ominous label than physical disorders. If your church announced the need to visit Bill in the psychiatric hospital suffering from a psychotic break, or Mary in an auto accident, with whom would you feel more comfortable visiting?