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The State of Christendom in Contemporary American Culture, Part 5

The State of Christendom in Contemporary American Culture, Part 5

Andy Pope

The fourth column in my series on Christendom in America came two days before the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v Wade decision. We then waited a while to see if anything needed to be changed.

It wasn’t. However, I would like to repeat something my readers may not have heard.

I’m not a “pro”. I’m not “pro-life” either. The dichotomy between choice and life is illogical and dysfunctional. Choice is not the opposite of life, and with such paralyzing rhetoric he pits two stances against each other is just another sign of the polarization of this era.

I have long believed that the cultural divide in America is a bigger problem than both. There is a nature. But in doing so, the divisiveness gets worse.

A case in point is the recent dismissal of the rape of a 10-year-old girl in Ohio as “fake news.” The victim’s plight was not taken at face value, but according to divisive rhetoric. There is no reason in God’s heaven why the girl was not allowed to have an abortion. But in the hysteria of this era, she had to go to another state to make it happen.

If you believe the sweeping statement that “abortion is murder,” you have not received that belief from the Bible. Nowhere in the Bible does it specifically say that abortion is murder. The belief therefore originates somewhere else.

On the other hand, believing that “abortion is medical” blinds you to all cases. Consider an extreme example:

“Oops! Forgot the condom! Honey, don’t worry. If you get pregnant, I’ll pay for the abortion.”

It’s not healthcare. That’s sloppiness.

I am a Bible-believing Christian whose views are based primarily on the Bible, and I try not to let popular Christian literature interfere with his biblical approach. As my type of Christian, I don’t believe in sex outside of marriage. At least, outside of a committed monogamous relationship.

Sex is a sacred act consecrated in godly marriage, which reads: All this swing, polyamory, and recreational sex is for birds. Such deviations from realistic sexual norms always create more problems than they solve.

If we humans could magically quiet our deep-seated passions to be sexually involved with each other and save those passions for a spotless bed, can you imagine how fewer abortions would occur? do you requirement to have?

Abortion will be so rare that it will hardly matter. Similarly, sexually transmitted diseases are not so common. Nor is there a heated debate about who’s partner really is. The downside of having sex is mainly the result of the promiscuity of our bodies.

And is this any wonder? At least not. It’s a natural consequence of a species made up of people obsessed with sex. And God knows this. he knew it from the beginning. This is one of the reasons why God created marriage. It is an all-around, vigilant solution to all the problems caused by our natural sexual nature.

people signed a marriage contract binding Thing, it’s actually release thing. Marriage, if faithfully accepted, frees us from the influence of our erotic nature. Everything related to monogamous intimacy can be directed towards one partner only.

The God who created marriage is not a God who binds us. He is the God who sets us free. The God that binds us is the “god of this world”, Satan.

SCOTUS’s overthrow of Roe v Wade may have been intended to “set us free,” but red states are free to outlaw all or most abortion, blue states are women’s free to pursue the direction of enhanced reproductive rights for This farce further “tethered us” to the growing discord and animosity in the cultural divides of our time.

In addition, the issue of abortion rights Vis a Vis fetal right to life actually A branch of that split. Concepts like “abortion rights” and “rights to fetal life” were not in church doctrine before Roe v. Wade happened.

One reason for this is the profound inability of some religious rights to distinguish between sin and crime. Not all sins need to be crimes, and not all crimes are necessarily sinful.

According to the Bible, all sins are sins against God. (Psalm 51:4). If I do God’s will and stop sinning, my sin will no longer stand before God. (Isaiah 59:1-2). Even if you have sinful thoughts in your heart (Matthew 5:22, 28), it seems that you cannot break the law in any way.

The essence of sin eschews the principle of “less evil” because all sin is an absolute violation of God’s perfect law. But when enacting legislation, this principle needs to be taken into account when deciding what human conduct counts as “criminal.”

Therefore, when considering abortion laws, it is necessary to decide which is the greater error. Which is worse, the purported murder of fetuses formed in the very early stages of pregnancy, i.e. fetuses that bear little or no resemblance to humans, or the brutal rape of the women forced to give birth to them? Should a rape victim morally feel obligated to bear a child at some point during pregnancy?

These are the kinds of questions you need to ask yourself when getting involved in making legislation. Sin is the only issue between an individual and their God. Crimes often involve multiple people acting in opposition. Laws are not enacted to punish crimes, but to ensure the peace and security of the peoples to whom they apply.

The recent overthrow of Roe v. Wade does not promote peace among Americans, nor does it make it any more secure. Instead, we have only exacerbated the single biggest problem that exists in America today. It is a growing cultural divide, marked by growing animosity, that has us on the verge of anarchy and Civil War.

This is why I oppose the June 25 SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v. Wade. This decision does not foster goodwill in our culture, but rather animosity and hatred. And those who impose Christian values ​​on free-thinkers in democratic societies have forgotten what God is. God is not trying to impose our standards, right or wrong, on those who naturally hold different views. Personally, I think God is more concerned about the prevalence of sexual sin among American Christians than the “murder of millions of unborn babies” claims.

This leads me to what I have attempted to express in my fifth and final column on the state of Christendom in contemporary American culture. We are not just confused about what the Bible says. We are not just confusing what it means to be a Christian. We are confused about who God is. Because we have forgotten that God is love.

Read Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this series.

  • The State of Christendom in Contemporary American Culture, Part 5 – August 4, 2022
  • How I Learned to Appreciate the ‘Blue Boy’ and Life on the Streets – July 21, 2022
  • The State of Christendom in Contemporary American Culture, Part 4 – June 29, 2022
  • The State of Christendom in Contemporary American Culture, Part 3 – May 2, 2022
  • Will you be “discovered”? – April 7, 2022
  • The Afterlife: The Problem with the Term “Afterlife” – February 24, 2022
  • The State of Christendom in Contemporary American Culture, Part 2 – December 29, 2021
  • The State of Christendom in Contemporary American Culture, Part 1 – October 14, 2021
  • waste of faith – September 24, 2021
  • my prayer experience – September 2, 2021

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