The answer is to these two questions are, there were no jobs, but lots of work. There were no employers to hire them, but the Pilgrims could see there was a lot they could productively set their hands to. Christian college president Ben Merkle explains that students who look to university only as a way of getting a job are missing the bigger picture – they should be looking for what work needs to be done.
Thomas Sowell contrasts the traditional ideas of justice – where the ideal is to treat everyone equally – with “cosmic” or “social” justice, which is more concerned with equality of situations or outcomes. Sowell takes a Jordan Peterson-type role here, defending the biblical standard of justice, not really as a Christian (maybe he is one, but that’s not how he is arguing here), but more as an appreciative outsider.
“How newlyweds respond to these moments determines whether they stumble along separately or move forward together.”
“Democracy is not an ideology. It is a process through which a community gives expression to a vision. If our community is dazed and confused, then democracy will create chaos.
“By all means Christians should engage in the democratic process but perhaps their first responsibility and their first desire should be to speak their faith loudly and clearly, live by and help many others to live by the truths and values which their faith embodies.”
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In this short film we get to see a man live out his life, from childhood all the way to his deathbed, but in three different ways: first we see him as an atheist who thinks the whole Bible is lies, second as a Christian who thinks only some of the Bible is true, and third as a Christian who understands that all of what God tells in the Bible is true and valuable.
While the point here is that there is a strong connection between our beliefs – whether we follow God’s truth or the world’s lies – and the outcome of our lives, this isn’t about earning God’s blessings – this isn’t the prosperity gospel. It is, instead, about taking seriously what God tells us in the Bible, and having His expressed Word be the guide for our lives.