This is what Paul means when he says in Romans 1:20, that God’s power and divinity are clearly perceivable in the things that God has made. You don’t have to understand everything being said here to be awed by what God has done inside our brains.
Bethany’s capitulation to cultural pressures is sad. But with 20% of gay couples looking to adopt and only 3% of Christian couples doing so, is one takeaway that the Church must do more for orphans?
In many countries, there has been a systematic and mandatory paralysis of worship, schooling, work, leisure, mobility, and hospitality. And of the churches that are now worshipping in person, attendance is down.
Lots to celebrate in this story of how Christians brought water to every village in Liberia!
God designed and defined marriage, and we know His way is best. So it’s no wonder then that “children living with a mother and her boyfriend are eleven times more likely to be sexually, physically, or emotionally abused than children living with their married, biological parents.” But as REAL Women explain, the push for legal recognition of polyamory is already happening…
An accusation sometimes leveled against God is that the atonement is an example of “cosmic child abuse” – the Father monstrously taking out his anger on his innocent Son. This excerpt from the excellent documentary American Gospel: Christ Crucified, answers this objection by showing that this isn’t simply a child having punishment inflicted on it, but Jesus freely taking this one. And this isn’t God inflicting this punishment on someone else, but in Jesus, taking it on Himself.
It’s worth noting that this “cosmic child abuse” accusation does have application to Jehovah’s Witness theology (and maybe Mormons too?) that sees, not eternal God, but a created being taking on other created beings’ punishment.
You can find out how to rent and stream American Gospel: Christ Crucified here.