Wednesday, January 23, 2013

1/23/12 What I am Reading Wednesday

As I previously discussed, yesterday was the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  40 years of legalized abortion.  Here are some good articles on the subject:

1. There's a Better Way to Fight Abortion.

"But it is not enough to say that the child in the womb is precious. Key in the abortion battle is not simply to affirm how precious the baby is to God, but to declare how precious is the mother (another child of God), whom God made and knows and touches."

2. And truthfully, we all know they are killing babies.

To me, this fact is very sad.  I think pro-lifers thought for so long that the problem was awareness, that we needed to proove when a baby becomes a baby.  And, for a few people, that may be true.  Our arguments on when life begins may actually change minds, but many people realize that life begins (in some form) early on.  Its hard to ignore science!  And even though they know a fetus is living, they decide to overlook that fact.

This makes me angry.  It is one thing to think that you are fighting for the rights of women to just rid themselves of excess cells, but when you know that you are fighting for rights to end life, it angers me.  One was ignorance which is much more tolerable than advocating murder.

I will give pro choice people credit for this point though: feminists often argue from the perspective of the women, wanting fairness for women.  (They FAIL to argue from the standpoint of the child) Christians need to have a little more concern for women.  Pro-Choice people want women to have no more reproductive consequences than men do.  We can't biologically make that true, but we can help make those consequences less lonely. 

AND ALSO, some non abortion articles...


"we (I) use “but” to signal a tone of failure or despair – things not going the way we want. So true! I use “but” all the time to complain about my circumstances, marring something positive by connecting it to something negative.

However, here’s how God uses “but” in His Word:
  • “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” (Joseph speaking to his brothers in Genesis 50:20)
  • “You…put Him to death by nailing him to the cross. But God raised Him from the dead…because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on Him.” (Peter preaching to the crowds on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2:23-24)
  • “You were dead in your trespasses and sins…But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ.” (Ephesians 2:1-4)
When God uses “but,” it’s to highlight the hope and the victory that comes from His all-knowing, all-powerful, loving intervention in our seemingly hopeless situations. Amen. In each of these “but God” examples in Scripture, only a supernatural act of God could make what happened come to be.
“But” is a coordinating conjunction that signals a change or contrast. God is the change we need in our lives. God is the opposite of our fear, our worry, our loneliness. Those two words, “but God,” silence my negativity and doubt."

4. Also, sadly, one of my favorite law school professors passed away. Keep his family, students and other faculty in your prayers.  

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