Archive for May 16th, 2008

Another “earthquake” happened this week–this one in our country–in California. But this was not the plates of the earth moving. It was the “plates” of our society shifting. And this was a big one.

Al Mohler writes, “The California Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision striking down the state’s definition of marriage as a union of a man and a woman throws open the door for a massive redefinition of human relationships. The people of California approved Proposition 22 by a huge margin in 2000, clearly stating their understanding of marriage and their desire to protect marriage from legal revision. By a one-vote margin, their state Supreme Court renounced the will of the people. The ruling is both revolutionary and radical. It sets the stage for a much broader reorganization of human society.”

Of all the arguments we can give for why homosexual marriage is wrong, the most basic and straightforward one is that the biblical definition for marriage doesn’t allow for it. God, the architect of marriage, has every right to define it and He has done it for us. Marriage is the union between one woman and one man. That’s it. That is stated clearly in Genesis 1 and God never changes it! So by definition there can be no such thing as “gay marriage.”

But judges think they have the “right” to define marriage now.

Dr. John MacArthur asks, “How should you respond to the success of the gay agenda? Should you accept the recent trend toward tolerance? Or should you side with those who exclude homosexuals with hostility and disdain?

In reality, the Bible calls for a balance between what some people think are two opposing reactions—condemnation and compassion. Really, the two together are essential elements of biblical love, and that’s something the homosexual sinner desperately needs.”

I urge you to pray for our country and to read the rest of Dr. Mohler’s article here and the rest of Dr. MacArthur’s article here.

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This San Fransisco Chronicle reports:

“A Girl Scout sold 17,328 boxes of the group’s signature cookies this year by setting up shop on a street corner, shattering her troop’s old mark and probably setting a national record.

Here’s the story.

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Read and mourn.

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Looking to stretch your theological vocabulary? Reclaim and renew your mind daily by learning the “big” words! Here is a newer site that provides a definition of a theological word every day.

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Here’s a helpful link from C.J.’s blog, where you will find a PDF containing his chapter on modesty for the forthcoming book he edited, entitled Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World (foreword by John Piper). The link above also includes a discussion guide on the chapter, as well as a limited-time coupon to pre-order the book for 35% off.

(HT: JT)

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