Youth Return to Apologetics – I have seen this on display within my own youth ministry. Teens want to hear the truths of the Bible and where the Bible stands on major issues in today’s culture. Likewise, they are tired of not having answers or knowing where to find answers to questions that non-believers and people of other faiths bring to them. Simply put, apologetics has its place among the youth.
Adam and Eve, Clarifying Again what is at stake – This article, by Albert Mohler, is a good follow up to the stories on evolution that I linked to last week. In this post, Dr. Mohler shows what is at stake when the Bible’s creation account is discounted and rejected.
Burial Box reveals fresh clues about Jesus’ Death – What greater insight into the death of Jesus could anyone possibly want other than eyewitness accounts as recording in God’s Word? I don’t know what these “fresh clues” about Jesus’ death people are looking for, but the Bible gives a detailed, historical account of exactly what happened. Maybe the scientists should read that for “fresh clues”?
DWTS and Chaz Bono – I think this is just another example of how far as a society we have fallen from Biblical morality. Popular show, Dancing with the Stars, announced earlier this week that Chaz Bono, daughter of Sonny and Cher Bono will be one of the latest contestants on DWTS. The controversy over this decision stems from Chaz Bono’s openly “transgendered” lifestyle choice. Bono now considers herself a man, not merely dressing the part, but anatomically and hormonally as well. Here is what one defender of Bono’s had to say, “Until you have walked in his shoes you have no right to judge. What would Jesus do? You are mostly all a bunch of hypocrites. Clean up your own backyard.
What would Jesus do? He may say something to the effect of, “Go and sin no more.” John 8:11 The Word of God is clear on its stance against sexual immorality of any kind, specifically homosexuality as outlined in Romans 1:18-27 and generally in Ephesians 5:5 “For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.” She needs to repent of her sin and by faith, turn to Christ for forgiveness.
The Offense of the Gospel restored a man from homosexuality – This is an excellent follow up story to the previous one, as a former homosexual tells of his thankfulness that his family and friends “offended” him with the Gospel, by calling him to repentance of his sin. As he states, “Each of them offended me. Each of them made me angry. I viewed them as bigoted, unenlightened, ignorant, prejudiced and hateful. If they truly loved me, I told them, they would accept me and affirm me in the lifestyle I was living. I ignored their calls and I viewed them with skepticism. I did my best to sever my relationships with those who were offending me. But they would not let me go. They did not coddle me, but they refused to give up on me.” He is now an associate pastor and concludes his article with, “Thank you, dear friends, for your offense to me. At the time, the truth you shared was the aroma of death to me (2 Corinthians 2:15) but today it is the sweet fragrance of life.”
Finally, the video below shows just how far technology has come, literally faster than an earthquake.
Isaiah 40:15a “Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales.”