The biggest bit of propaganda Kinsey passed along? That chastity was basically impossible. Thus sex-ed programs teach “safer sex” rather than actual safe sex – ie. sex only between a committed husband and wife – presuming that kids are akin to beasts in heat who couldn’t possibly control their urges. God, in forbidding adultery (Ex. 20:14), presumes something very different.
John Ahern argues for limited hymns. His main point? We can only sing songs well if we actually know them.
In this short yet provocative piece, J.P. Moreland offers an explanation for why the godless want government to get bigger and bigger.
Dinosaur soft tissue used to be inconceivable. Now it is incontrovertible.
This is quite a good practical case against polygamy: men with many wives leave other men without the ties that bind. Then, without families to concern them, these men often cause trouble.
It’s such a good argument that Christians might be tempted to base their arguments against polygamy on this line of reasoning. But a practical case against can be answered with practical solutions. For example: mayhaps we need to encourage women to take more than one husband so as to even things out. Now our “too many unconnected men” problem is solved…but not in any sort of fashion we were intending.
Thus, when we defend God’s truth – that “a man should leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh” (Eph. 5:31) – we need to defend it as God’s truth. It’s only once we have established that as our foundation, that we can then stack arguments like this “practical case” against polygamy on top. While practical objections can’t stand on their own, they can stand when supported. Practical problems do come with disobeying God.
But will the world listen to us if we talk to them about God? It doesn’t seem likely. But is our goal to get pagans to act like Christians? Or do we want them to be Christians? One thing we can be quite certain of: if we are too ashamed to talk about God, we won’t be used by God to bring people to Him.
Gary DeMar explains the problem with that sort of partial victory…