Archive for May 2012

What Do the Constitution and Bible Say About National Defense

Before Tea Party Christians should argue that our country requires a strong military, we should first understand what the Constitution of the United States and the Bible says about national defense. Read on to find out.

What the Constitution says about national defense

As Ernest Istook explains in his America at Risk Memo1, Article 1 Section 8 of the United States Constitution enumerates the powers of Congress. It begins:

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for [...]

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What is the purpose of marriage Does gay marriage qualify

Can gays actually “marry?” What does “marry” mean? What is the purpose of marriage? Read on to find out.

Marriage has existed throughout human history before governments were formed. Marriage has always meant the union of one man to one woman for life. Marriage represents the “one-flesh communion of persons” and is consummated sexually. The husband and wife become a single procreative unit, the foundation of society’s most basic institution, the family.1

As Bryan Fischer writes in his column2, there are three purposes for marriage: companionship, sex and children:

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What Does the Bible Say About So-Called Homosexual Marriage

President Barack Obama announced that “…same sex marriage is the right thing to do…”. The president referred to the “golden rule” as his rationale for supporting “gay marriage.” Would Jesus support “gay marriage”? Read on to find out.

The Bible addresses homosexual behavior in several passages, including the following:

Leviticus 18:22 Leviticus 20:13 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Romans 1:26-28

 

Leviticus 18:22. “‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.

Leviticus 20:13. “‘If a man has sexual relations with a [...]

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Who Wants to Become an Abortionist? Most Doctors Don’t!

Why has there been a sharp decline in medical students who train to perform abortions and doctors who actually perform abortions? Read on to find out.

In the January 2012 issue of Townhall magazine11 Daniel Allott quotes some revealing statistics:

Most OB/GYNs (obstetrics and gynecology) surveyed (only 14%) are willing to perform abortions. Two-thirds (69%) of metropolitan counties in the United States and 97% of non-metropolitan counties have no abortion provider.2

Why is that? Here are the three main reasons that doctors don’t like to perform abortions:

Abortions don’t save lives [...]

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Does the Bible Address Abortion

Although the word” abortion” is not found in the Bible, the issue is addressed in several verses. Read on to see what the Bible says.

The Bible indicates that a human is in the womb in the following verses, provided below:

Isaiah 44:24 Isaiah 49:1. Job 31:15 Psalm 139:13–16 . Jeremiah 1:5. Luke 1:15. Galatians 1:15.

Isaiah 44:24 “This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out [...]

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Why Are There Non-Negotiable Moral Standards?

Most people around the world believe that murder, rape, cruelty, child abuse are morally wrong. Why? Is it just an evolutionary coping mechanism that helps perpetuate the species? Read about the arguments that suggest that objective moral standards are evidence that God exists.

In the William Lane Craig vs. Lawrence Krauss debate, Craig points out, “Actions like rape, cruelty, and child abuse aren’t just socially unacceptable behavior—they’re moral abominations. Some things, at least, are really wrong.” 1 Why? Is it merely an evolutionary aid to survival and reproduction? Craig [...]

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Why God Exists

Most people believe there is a God, but why? Must we depend on the Bible for our proof?  I believe in the Bible, but here are some extra-Biblical reasons to believe that God exists.

There are two compelling reasons to believe in God: 1) the origin of the universe and 2) the complex order of the universe.

Origin of the universe

Most scientists today subscribe to the “Big Bang” theory that the universe hasn’t eternally existed but had a beginning. Timothy Keller, in his book The Reason for God: Belief [...]

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10 Golden Rules of Effective Taxation

Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore, and Jonathan Williams in the latest publication of Rich States Poor States1 by the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec.org) provide the 10 Golden Rules of Effective Taxation:

When you tax something more you get less of it, and when you tax something less you get more of it. Individuals work and produce goods and services to earn money for present or future consumption. Taxes create a wedge between the cost of working and the rewards from working. An increase in tax rates [...]

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Should We Soak the Rich

The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs is one of the most famous of Aesop’s fables. The cottager and his wife kill the goose to get the great lump of gold they think is inside. However, they find it is no different than any other goose. Their greed deprived them of a future steady income. So it is with the notion that we must tax the rich to pay for our out-of-control spending.

Raising tax rates on the rich will kill the golden goose. Increasing tax rates will discourage [...]

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