MInTheGap

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

What is Considered Life?

June 15th, 2012 Viewed 1931 times

Facebook Pro-LifeI often read article and pictures on the site reddit, which has some interesting things as well as some stuff you should avoid…  One of the things I like about the site is the ability to look at and analyze the arguments of those that do not agree with us, and see insights from the other part of the culture.

I strongly believe that Christianity is the truth, and that we have answers to all of the questions that can be brought up, but unfortunately we are often ill equipped to deal with reason and logic.

So, I’ve bookmarked some of the things there, and I’ll use this blog to help you see what I’m seeing and how to deal with these types of arguments, if you so choose to do it.

If It’s Really a Baby, That Should Settle It

August 11th, 2009 Viewed 2209 times, 1 so far today

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The single most important question when it comes to life in the womb is whether it’s alive and whether it’s human.  Since it’s both, that should settle the question.  Hence the reason that Justice Harry Blackman, in the Roe v. Wade decision, decided to duck it.

The foundational question to this debate is whether or not living children are killed by abortion.  Everything else is simply diversion.

He is the Way, the Truth and the Life

August 8th, 2008 Viewed 2578 times

A Visionary Dream

John 14:6 is a very familiar passage to the believer.  It’s fundamental to a a believer’s salvation, especially the last part:

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. – John 14:6

This passage teaches both the exclusiveness of the message—Christ is the only way—but it also teaches something about Jesus—about who He is.

In Memory of Maria

May 26th, 2008 Viewed 2303 times

Steven Curtis Chapman Family By now you’ve probably all heard, Maria Chapman, the 5-year-old adopted daughter of singer Steven Curtis Chapman, was stuck and killed by an SUV being driven by an older teenage brother.

Words cannot express how difficult this time will be for the family, and what they will be remembering this memorial day.

Jefferson’s Creator

March 31st, 2007 Viewed 2237 times, 1 so far today

One of the arguments that Christians like to try to use is that the acknowledgement of the Creator is in the Constitution.  It isn’t.  It is in the Declaration of Independence– and regardless of its location it has a lot to tell us about what the founders of this country believed and the framework from which they conceived this great country.

The arguments that people are trying to use today is that the Declaration of Independence can mean any Creator God.  The problem is, Jefferson knew exactly who his audience was.  To quote Benjamin Hart,

There were no Moslems, Buddhists, Confucianists, or Hindus present at either the signing of the Declaration of Independence, or eleven years hence at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.  Jefferson was addressing Christians.  His entire argument about people having “unalienable rights” is contingent on the existence of God, and One who cares deeply about each and every individual.

Jefferson is the origin of the logic that I’ve used many times here– if God is not the originator of liberty (if they are not gifts of his) then the state is the highest moral authority and has the rights to determine what is right or wrong based on the whim of those in power.

MInTheGap

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