Sunday, September 28, 2008

contra contraception

I'm a protestant. I have a major problem with an aspect of protestant teaching that has become prevalent in the last 80 years. It has to do with contraception. For 1900 years, the entire Church taught against this practice. It wasn't until the 1930 Lambeth conference that Protestants began considering the practice. It seems the Anglican conference is the source of all sorts of baloney (as we saw this year with their giant step toward accepting homosexuality as a valid lifestyle). We now have all sorts of silly excuses for the practice, such as it's a wise economic move, or new couples should get used to each other before they conceive. As if God couldn't provide for families. C'mon people! Children are blessings from God. You'll find no place in the Bible where a child is referred to as a burden, fiscally or otherwise. They are always a blessing for everyone. Not to mention that probably the most popular contraceptive, the pill, is an abortifacient, and since its introduction in the 60's, society has degenerated morally. The birth rate has also dropped to the point that we're not replacing ourselves.

Martin Luther said, "The purpose of marriage is not to have pleasure and to be idle but to procreate and bring up children, to support a household. Those who have no love for children are swine, stocks, and logs unworthy of being called men or women; for they despise the blessings of God, the Creator and Author of marriage." That's pretty direct.

Hank Hanegraaff, president of the Christian Research Institute and the Bible Answer Man, says if you take chldren out of the equation of marriage, then sex becomes nothing more than a "profound form of play."

Other protestants who spoke against contraception (just to name a few):
  • John Calvin
  • John Wesley
  • Robert Dabney
  • Charles Spurgeon
  • A.W. Pink
  • Zacharius Ursinus
  • Heinrich Bullinger
  • Cotton Mather
  • Herbert Leupold
  • Johann Keil
  • Franz Delitszch
  • Matthew Henry
  • Adam Clark
  • John Machen

Remember, all of these guys used very strong language against the practice. They called it sin, and they didn't mince words.

One last question. If you're a parent, can you name me one of your children that you regret having? Are they a financial burden? Think about it.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

It is well...


In times like these, it's easy to get discouraged or anxious or stressed out. We must remember who's in charge. We must have our theology in place as to who is soverign over our lives. God numbers each and every hair on our heads. He is eternally in control.

This is one of the most well know hymns of the faith, along with the possibly lesser known story that led to the writing of the hymn.



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ducks

There's a saying. If it looks like one, acts like one, and quacks like one, it probably is one. This applies to emergent church leaders as well. AVOID











Rob Bell, Donald Miller, Brian McLaren, Doug Padgitt these are just the biggest names in the movement. There are plenty more. These guys are just taking liberal Christian theology and the social gospel and repackaging it with cool hair and glasses and comfy couches.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

This is about abortion and the election

Some people say they don't like abortion, but are voting for Obama. Think about this. If McCain is elected he has pledged to put strict constructionist judges on the court. Judges who will actually read the constitution. He will have the opportunity to appoint at least two, changing the leaning of the court from liberal to conservative. If Roe v. Wade is challenged, they'll read the constitution and see there is no right to kill your kids in it. They'll overturn the decision, and abortion will go back to the states, most of which have laws ready to stop many abortions. So we both win there. Obama stays committed to his abortion on demand policy. He says Clarence Thomas was a bad appointment. HA! Preposterous! If he's elected, the court remains liberal and we lose this opportunity for generations.

So, I know some of you will continue to blindly follow the messiah, Barack Hussein Obama, but do some soul searching. Think about the fact that there were 9 months where you had no rights. Kind of like a slave...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ah journalism


This, my friends, is what we call MEDIA BIAS. Barack Hussein Obama has been in the eye of the media for 16 months. He's had glowing article after glowing article, even after stupid things he's said and done. "Don't want my daughters punished with a baby." Ring any bells? He's admitted to smoking crack and doing drugs. He can't speak without a teleprompter (see here and here). He ran down the country to a little girl (here). He still won't acknowledge the progress in Iraq due to the surge. HIS RUNNING MATE IS A PLAGARIST!!! My point is not to run the guy down, he's doing a good job of running himself down. I am pointing out the inconsistency of our drive-by media.

So here we have a devoted wife and mother who gave birth to a precious baby that happens to have down syndrome. How dare she!!! Oh, her daughter gets pregnant. Since when is the media concerned about that? Since it's a strong conservative woman who poses a political threat. They are questioning whether a mother should be vice president. Well Barack Hussein is a father of two young girls. Shouldn't he rethink running for president? It's disgusting to see this done by a media who stresses "Political Correctness" when it comes to people they like, but if it threatens their political aspirations, there be heck to pay.

In 2007, Newsweek did an article praising Mrs. Palin, but now that it's politically expedient, they throw together 3, count 'em, 3 full page articles bashing her in one day!

Let's review what they have against her:
  • Her daughter is pregnant
  • She's a mother
  • uhhhhhh...yep that's what it comes down to

It's bull! Absolute crapola. It's sexism. And I don't go throwing "ism-s" around willy-nilly. Journalism is dead.

I'd like to see an article, "Why Barack loves baby killing."