MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

What it Means To Be Pro-Life

January 30th, 2009 Viewed 1346 times

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Part of the problem with the labels that people in the abortion debate apply to themselves is that they are somewhat fluid.  Not so much that their definitions change, but that the connotation behind the word causes people to want to take the words and apply them to themselves.

When it comes to the label “Pro-Choice”, not many have a problem with adoption or child birth, but it’s the “option” of abortion that really is the difference—hence the reason I equate “Pro-Choice” with “Pro-Abortion.”  On the other side, people that would personally not abort their own baby in the womb but support other’s rights to do so believe that they are “Pro-Life” personally, but “Pro-Choice” for everyone else.

Remember Who Your Dad Really Is

January 29th, 2009 Viewed 2220 times

This is a touching video from Barbara and Jenna Bush to Sasha and Malia Obama with an important message to us all.

You see, we will differ with people from time to time, we will disagree with policies, we’ll have differing points of view, but in the end we must remember that it’s the ideas that we really disagree with—at heart we’re all created by God and loved by Him.  We all need Him as Savior, and we are all someone’s child, mom or dad.

Where Are All The Men?

January 28th, 2009 Viewed 2007 times

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A great discussion has erupted over on Is This Modest.  It started out talking about romancing one’s husband, but mutated into a discussion about men and the church.  The question that is running around the comments section is “Has the church become so feminized that men don’t care to attend?

Respect a Man I Disagree With?

January 27th, 2009 Viewed 1704 times, 1 so far today

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The setting was the Roman Empire.  From his prison cell, the Apostle Paul was writing letters to churches and individuals instructing them on the faith—teaching doctrine through words that would be read and parsed down through the generations.

It was a bad time to be a Christian.  Not in the grand scheme of things, for Christianity was growing and spreading in a manner that startled world leaders, but in the sense that one could be put to death in the most cruel manners (crucifixion, human torch, fed to lions, etc.).

It was with this backdrop that Paul instructed believers about those that rule over us:

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves [dang]ation. – Romans 13:1-2

The passage goes on to say that all rulers are ordained by God for the purpose of keeping the law, and that we ought to pay taxes to them.  Ouch.

“I’m Personally Pro-Life”

January 23rd, 2009 Viewed 2203 times

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Says the person with a conflicted conscience.

The society that we live in today has a problem.  It is at the same time very opinionated as well as believing that the moral high ground rests in not telling others their opinion, all the while telling you their opinion.

If This Was Placed Up To Your Heart…

January 21st, 2009 Viewed 1064 times

What would you hear?

President Obama and Good News

January 20th, 2009 Viewed 1544 times

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In an hour from now, this country will have a new President.  President George W. Bush will no longer be in power, and the decisions that face the nation will no longer be his to make.

In some ways, I’m sure that he’s thankful for leaving his post.  I can’t imagine the amount of stress that a President has in making the decisions he makes, and we tend to get stressed when the coffee doesn’t come out just right!

When is a Baby a Baby?

January 16th, 2009 Viewed 1900 times

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In New Jersey, it depends on whether it lived outside the womb.  I recent case that is drawing attention once again to this question centers around a small body that was thrown out with the hospital’s trash.

Should Everyone Have a Vote?

January 15th, 2009 Viewed 1557 times, 2 so far today

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Yesterday we considered the Electoral College, but in order to fully appreciate the discussion, I think we need to look into the system that was set up by the Founders.  When we look at this question, however, we have to start with voting, and what we find may be shocking to some of you.

Obama Wins Election

January 14th, 2009 Viewed 2025 times, 2 so far today

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Contrary to what you’re lead to believe, the election of a President is not decided on election night by news anchors with big screens contacting election headquarters.  In fact, President-Elect Obama just won the election January 8, 2009.  The vote was 365 to 173 in favor of Pres-Elect Obama over Sen. McCain.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.