Pro-choice rhetoric says that because the unborn is completely dependent on the mother, and would die if the two were separated, the unborn is not, in fact, a full-fledged human being, and therefore abortion is not murder. The same rhetoric is increasingly applied to the elderly or critically ill person who requires the assistance of machines to live.
I’m a science fiction dork. Half of my reading list this year is “space operas.” One hallmark of this genre is that they often include a merry band of space pirates who discover a new planet and send a drone down to observe the unsuspecting inhabitants. The inhabitants tend to be otherworldly, and the space… Continue reading Better Together
I have three preschool children. sanctification That’s a lot of rambunctiousness, a lot of clumsiness, and a lot of childishness. For example, my kids haven’t yet learned how to walk and not stomp like a herd… Continue reading Sanctification and God’s Rambunctious Children
I LOVE being a mom. I really enjoy my kids. But, my kids make mistakes. LOTS of them. In fact, my day often consists of addressing three different children’s varied mistakes, prioritizing first the most dangerous and life-threatening ones (anything to do with electrical sockets, vehicles, and sharp objects go on this list) followed at… Continue reading Parenting: More Than Just Safety and Sanity
Finally I saw him. The surgeon’s face looked tired and concerned as he sat next to me and waved to the kids. Over the years, he has become to me a sort of angel of life and death whose presence fills me with either hope or dread. His face told me this was one of… Continue reading Glorification: Made Perfect In Union With Christ
Sisters, your soul will find unending peace and joy as you learn how precious you are to your Father, and that is what will sanctify you, change your actions, and make you more tender, long-suffering, gracious, and wise toward your children.
Ultimately, we live in two worlds. Our citizenship may be in Glory, but our human feet walk a thorned and thistled earth.
The Holy Spirit is God Himself, placed within believers to transform us into the likeness of God and comfort us until we are fully united with God in Glory.
While not as glamorous as some other doctrines, inerrancy is the necessary precursor to all other doctrines. It is the basis upon which we can speak with confidence, as it gives us the ability to know God’s Word is true.