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Saturday Selections – August 8, 2020

Our Kids Online: Porn, Predators & How to Keep Them Safe

A new documentary making the rounds is an eye-opener and can be rented for $5 US at the link above. Read our review here.

What do you believe? The value of knowing…in words

“You say one picture is worth a thousand words? Well, let’s see about that. You give me one thousand words and I’ll give you the Lord’s Prayer and the 23rd Psalm; and the Hippocratic Oath; and a sonnet by Shakespeare; and the Preamble to the Constitution; and Lincoln’s Gettysburg address; and I’ll still have enough words left over for just about all of the Boy Scout oath. And I wouldn’t trade you those things for any picture on earth.”

Why science and atheism don’t mix

“Science proceeds on the basis of the assumption that the universe is, at least to a certain extent, accessible to the human mind. No science can be done without the scientist believing this, so it is important to ask for grounds for this belief. Atheism gives us none, since it posits a mindless, unguided origin of the universe’s life and consciousness.”

While John Lennox is not a six-day creationist he does solid work here pointing out this gaping hole in atheistic evolutionary thinking.

Two fantastic responses to racism

Black conservatives are frequent targets of racism. These two Christians show how to respond with grace and power.

The most frightening text in the Bible?

Michael Kelly weighs in on Matthew 7:21-23, and the Church’s role in addressing self-deception.

When they say “Assisted Suicide is compassionate” (6 min)

Why is suicide wrong? For the same reason that murder is: because we are taking the life of an image-bearer of God, and that is His, and not ours to take.

This video overlooks this Christian foundation, and lists four practical problems that often result when a nation accepts Assisted Suicide. The four points are fantastic, and the video important viewing. But when we miss out on the Christian foundation, then any arguments we build won’t have a firm footing. If it is only practical problems that prevent us from supporting Assisted Suicide, then that is where the debate will be had, and the other side will offer practical solutions. So, for example, if “sometimes a terminal diagnosis is wrong” there is an easy solution to that: a second opinion (or even a third, and fourth). Practical problem solved!

Why won’t such a practical solution actually work? Because once we think life something that is ours to take, then we won’t value it enough to protect it this adamantly. The core problem is not a practical one, but whether we are going to treat life as given by God. When we understand that is the core issue, then we can point out the practical problems that result from seeing life as anything short of sacred. But those practical arguments will only stand if they rest on a foundation of Rock (Ps. 78:35).

This post has been edit to correct a wrong link for the Michael Kelly article, which in its original mistaken form, took readers to what seems to be a cult’s page. So, yeah, not the intended destination. Our thanks to the reader who caught this mistake – it is now fixed!


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