Saturday, December 02, 2017

Three Dangerous Trends Affecting Christianity in North America

The Siege and Fall of Jerusalem

The Scriptures warn us against placing our trust in political leaders instead of God. Yet this warning is going unheeded in North America.

Michael Flynn Isn’t the Only Guilty One

Michael Flynn, fake news, and an opportunity to ask why Christians are often the target audience.

Michael Flynn pled guilty today to lying to the FBI regarding his interactions with the Russian government—and is now cooperating with the investigation. Flynn’s guilty plea is a vindication of those who have objected to the “it’s all fake news” claims.

Mike Flynn just told you this is not fake news.

Now, that does not mean that everything else alleged is true, but it does raise the question again: Why are Christians so often the target audience for fake news?

Let me explain the connection. Read More

The Nonpartisan Solution to Our Roy Moore Problem

The lesser of two evils principle says when faced with selecting from two immoral options, the one that is least immoral should be chosen. But the Bible makes it clear that we are not to choose any immoral option. As Paul says, “Abstain from every form of evil” (1 Thessalonians 5:22).

This lesser evil principle twists the Catholic moral teaching about the principle of double effect, the claim it’s permissible to cause a harm as a side effect of bringing about a good result when it would not be permissible to cause such a harm as a means to bringing about the same good end. Whether evangelicals should hold to this doctrine is debatable. But it a gross misunderstanding to claim this principle justifies voting for a sexual predator simply because the molester opposes abortion. Read More

The Sinner Next Door and the Banality of Evil

What if sexual and racial sin has become so normal—even among evangelicals—we don’t even think of it as abnormal any more? This morning at The Federalist, we find an article titled “Why Alabamians Should Vote for Roy Moore”, which opens thusly:
. . . [E]ven if Roy Moore did what he is accused of doing, Alabamans are within their rights to vote for him, and they shouldn’t let Democrats and Never Trumpers shame them into not voting.
To remind you, dear reader, Moore has been accused, basically, of pedophilia, as an adult male who regularly sought out underage females, girls as young as 14. You may not find those accusations credible—full disclosure: I do—but this author is saying the credibility is beside the point. And here we fold our hands under our chin and say, “Do go on.” Read More

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