Monthly Archives: February 2019
For those who hold a Biblical view of the sanctity of life, this has been a disturbing week. New York is among a number of US States which are now legalising abortion up to birth – in fact, the ‘Reproductive Health Act’ allows for the killing of babies who somehow survive the abortion process during labour and are born alive – which is effectively infanticide. This legislation defines a ‘person’ as a ‘human being who has been born and is alive’ – thereby dehumanising all babies in the womb.
Among the many unfounded attacks directed towards Biblical morality includes the accusation that Jesus (and the Bible) endorsed slavery. Some will also point to the historical practice of the church and/or Bible passages which are said to implicitly approve of this practice. Surely, there would be a clear prohibition against slavery if this was a feature of living out the Christian faith?
Firstly, it’s important to define what we mean by the word ‘slave’ as it is confused with the term ‘servant’ – both words come from the Greek word doulos and describe an accepted feature of society at the time. We should also recognise that we operate in a… Continue reading