Data Show California Is a Living Example of the Good Intentions Fallacy
The Righteousness Fallacy (also known as the fallacy of good intentions) is the idea that one is correct because their intentions are pure.
[The threat comes] … from men of good intentions and good will who wish to reform us. Impatient with the slowness of persuasion and example to achieve the great social changes they envision, they’re anxious to use the power of the state to achieve their ends and confident in their ability to do so. Yet…... Continue Reading
SBC Executive Committee Disfellowships Four Churches
The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee disfellowshipped four churches for adverse policies and practices including employing convicted sex offenders and affirming homosexuality within their memberships.
Disfellowshipped for affirming homosexuality were Towne View Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Ga., and St. Matthews Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky. Antioch Baptist Church in Sevierville, Tenn., was dropped for employing a pastor who confessed to two counts of statutory rape. West Side Baptist Church in Sharpsville, Pa., was disfellowshipped for employing as its pastor a registered... Continue Reading
Eating for the Glory of God
From yo-yo dieting to freely enjoying God's gift of food for his glory.
God’s Word gave purpose to my journey to better health, providing the reason to order my life. This Word came to me in numerous ways: through the faithful preaching of the Word, friends, and other means of God’s choice, such as prayer, music, teaching, and studying the catechisms used by the church through the ages.... Continue Reading
Rand Paul Blasts Transgender Biden Nominee For Endorsing Sex Changes For Young Children
“Do you believe that minors are capable of making such a life-changing decision as changing one’s sex?”
Paul pressed further. “The specific question was about minors, let’s be a little more specific since you evaded the question,” Paul said. “Do you support the government intervening to override the parent’s consent to give a child puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and/or amputation surgery of breasts and genetalia? Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, during... Continue Reading
A Spectacle unto Angels
A host of God’s saints, in the presence of Christ, pray with him. For us.
It is comforting to know that the living Christ Himself prays for us. Indeed, He “lives to make intercession for us” (Heb. 7:25). But Jesus is not the only One who prays from the heights of heaven. Why are you here? All of you? We never left. Near the end of Harry Potter and... Continue Reading
The State of Church Attendance as Covid Turns One
Even though most churches are meeting again, the difference from a year ago is drastic.
Most churches in the United States (76%) met in person in January. But that percentage dropped 11% from September 2020, which indicates that the early winter surge of Covid cases led to churches stepping back into a temporary state of being “online only.” We are just weeks away from the one-year mark when Covid-19... Continue Reading
Supreme Court Halts San Jose, California Ban on Indoor Church Services
The Supreme Court has issued another victory for religious freedom and churches fighting ban or limits on church services during the COVID pandemic.
The Supreme Court handed down another win for the First Amendment by ordering that California may not arbitrarily prohibit churches from holding indoor services while other similarly situated institutions remain open. The United States Supreme Court granted emergency relief to five churches challenging Santa Clara County’s public health orders which ban indoor church services.... Continue Reading
Why No One Understands the Reformation Confessions Anymore
Protestantism has been in crisis mode since the early nineteenth century.
We believe that the Reformation recovered biblical teaching after centuries of decline in the late Medieval Roman church but we cannot give an account of how the content of the confessions expresses biblical truth. Contemporary Evangelicals are not really Protestants; for most of them Protestantism is a movement in history. Protestantism has been in... Continue Reading
Lessons From the Entry Into Canaan
We can learn much from ancient Israel.
We must always apply to ourselves what we are reading. It does no good to think to yourself as you read books like Numbers that those ancient Israelites were a pretty hopeless bunch. We need to think instead about just how hopeless we are as well. Much is said in Scripture about the promised... Continue Reading
The Equality Act
What to Know and What to Do
You should only care about the Equality Act if you are a Christian, or a person of faith, or a woman, or own a business, or run a non-profit, or go to school, or teach at a school, or are a medical or mental-health professional, or (especially) are a female athlete, or under the age... Continue Reading