Monday, November 21, 2011

A shocking blog!

This is something that I ran across that seriously disturbs me!  Read it and find out why, and no, it isn't because an old man sent graphic pictures of an abortion to the hospital administrator!  It is seriously disturbing the retaliation that this man has received for revealing the truth in what happened in an abortion.  He has been struck off of a list to receive a hip replacement by the director of the hospital. Really?!? They can refuse to treat people because they have philosophical differences?  They can pull political punches that limits someone's quality of life?  Aren't those the very things that they are "protecting" by killing innocent babies?  Irony, I say!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sin will have no dominion over you

“For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace” (Rom 6:14, ESV). These words from Paul are challenging words for us Christians. Why are they challenging though? It is because of what we are in our natural state. In that state, we are sinners, children of wrath, disobedient people who love sin over the Creator. However, as Christians, we are new creations (2 Cor 5:17) who are seated with Christ in the heavenlies (Eph 2:6). We have been regenerated and called to live a new life that is not characterized as sinners, but as saints. It is this new life and how to live it that raises the question of sanctification. Some sectors of Christianity tend to view anyone who emphasizes sanctification as a legalist or any call to obedience as legalism. And yet, Paul continually exhorts believers to live in certain ways; ways that line up with what the law of God commands for his people to do. The question before us today is if obligatory obedience constitutes legalism in our sanctification. I do not believe that it does. I also believe that those what claim that it is legalism need to consider two major issues.