Comedian Konstantin Kisin went viral in mid-January for his common sense counter to climate change hysteria.
“If any of our seminaries today were nicknamed ‘The School of Death,’ they would be empty!”
In a 15-year span, from 1963 to 1978, Greenland’s fertility rate dropped from 6.74 births per woman to just 2.21, and it was due in part to Danish doctors secretly and systematically chemically sterilizing Greenland women. While the world doesn’t know how such a widespread evil like this is even possible, John Stonestreet offers an explanation above.
Lord Acton offers another: “all power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” A Christian response to an arrogant government’s abuse is to urge citizens to minimize its powers. Instead of expecting our governments to run not only justice and defense, but healthcare, education, the overall economy, and even whether we should have children, we should demand our elected leaders control much less. When a government is forced to acknowledge it doesn’t know better than its own citizens how best to run their lives, that humility can counter the temptation to abuse its powers. And should it still succumb, a smaller government won’t have the power to do harm on this scale.
The world is normalizing certain sins, but as Paul Tripp notes even Christians – orthodox Bible-believing Christians – are busy normalizing our own sins.
Peter Jacobsen shares “what Narnia can teach us about politics in our own world.”
Voddie Baucham says that one big difference between the two is how they each define “injustice.”