Uh, maybe so, what with total depravity and all that.
But the abortions would still murder children, so they would be morally wrong.
Uh, maybe so, what with total depravity and all that.
But the abortions would still murder children, so they would be morally wrong.
From the “we’re gonna need a lot of millstones to clean this place up” category: Tax-funded PBS perverts aggressively indoctrinate children – but remember, legalizing oxymoronic “same-sex marriage” won’t impact you! — Alabama Public Television refuses to air Arthur episode with gay wedding
Best of the Bee
The Abortion Discourse in Social Media, Summed Up in One Conversation — The link is golden. Partial list below. Please read it all and share. It really does sum up the abortion debate well. All the pro-child-killing side has is one fallacious argument after another.
A summary of social media discourse over the last week, as it pertains to the abortion debate.
Me: “We need laws to protect the most innocent and vulnerable among us.”
Them: “You’re so fascist.”
Me: “I don’t think you know what that word means.”
Them: “Men shouldn’t tell women what to do.”
Me: “As a woman, should you tell men not to rape people?”
Them: “Yeah, but that involves hurting somebody else.”
Me: “So does abortion.”
Them: “No, a fetus isn’t a human being.”
Me: “Yeah, but…science and stuff.”
Them: “Don’t force your religion on me.”
Me: “Yeah, but…science and stuff. That’s literally, scientifically, and medically a living human being.”
Them: “But they’re not *really* a human being.”
Me: “Okay, Hitler.”
Them: “You just want to judge people.”
Me: “Is that wrong?”
Them: “Yes, it’s absolutely wrong to judge people.”
Me: “So am I wrong for that?”
. . .
Women Preaching — Excellent biblical analysis on why women shouldn’t be preachers. This is needed more than ever as the Southern Baptist Convention and others bend to the culture.
The position which permits women preaching to mixed congregations cannot be supported from Scripture. Common descriptive biblical passages do not support the position. First Corinthians 14:34-35 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] and 1 Timothy 2:11-12 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] are the two prescriptive passages in the NT on the issue. Thus, they are the authority on the matter. Exegetically, both passages clearly forbid women from preaching and teaching to men in the local church. Therefore, NT churches must conduct themselves accordingly if they are going to be in obedience to Christ, the blessed Lord of the church.
For those who need a study to know that water is wet: Bombshell study explodes myth that same-sex parenting is no different
Coming soon to a country near you: Illegal Aliens Take Over Paris Airport
African illegal aliens calling themselves “black jackets” made a show of force at the main Paris airport yesterday afternoon, refusing to let passengers board their planes: “France does not belong to the French! Everyone has a right to be here!” one person can be heard yelling into a loudspeaker.It follows that everyone on the planet also has a right to generous French welfare benefits.
With several states doing the right thing and challenging Roe v Wade on its “personhood” distinction, it is a great time to be prepared to calmly and clearly refute pro-abortion sound bites.
Pro-abortion people exploit rape and incest victims to advance their child-killing cause, and they are joined by many pro-lifers who either haven’t thought the issue through carefully or are too scared to make the argument. They try to paint you as evil for not wanting rape and incest victims to “solve” their problems by killing any children produced during the crimes, but it is false compassion and a red herring because they don’t just want to keep those abortions illegal. They want all abortions to be legal, up to the child’s first breath.
Don’t shy away from that issue, just respond as follows.
I’m glad you brought up the topic of rape and incest. Those are terrible crimes that we should seek to prevent, and we should ensure that the victims aren’t further victimized and that there is justice for the rapists. If you propose the death penalty for the rapist I’d consider that, but why is it the first option for the innocent child? It is a scientific fact that the unborn are human beings from fertilization.
Abortionists such as Planned Parenthood help hide the crimes. They have been caught countless times hiding statutory rape, incest (which is another form of rape) and sex trafficking. If you really care about rape, then protest Planned Parenthood and how they systematically hide statutory rape and sex trafficking.
Unless you can look at an ultrasound and tell if a child was the product of rape or incest, then you shouldn’t let them be killed.
Abortion doesn’t undo the trauma of rape, it compounds it. It is another way of a stronger person abusing a weaker person.
Rapes results in less than 1% of abortions. Those abortions are still wrong, but for the record, would you oppose outlawing all abortions, except those in the cases of rape, incest and to save the life of the mother? If not, then why not admit that you are really just pro-abortion and that you use the rape/incest card to advance your cause? Stop exploiting rape victims to justify abortion.
Here’s a handy jpeg you can use on social media.
It must be exhausting to be a God-mocking, Molech-worshiping Leftist. You have to prop up all sorts of evil, inconsistent and anti-science ideas all day, every day. Exhibit A: Alyssa Milano, who called for a “sex strike” by women because some states are saying you can’t kill children with beating hearts.
She was quickly and thoroughly roasted on social media for proving the point of every conservative ever, namely that abstinence works! Mike Pence will be glad to know Alyssa has joined his side. And I’m sure her children are comforted knowing that mommy fought aggressively for the right to have been able to kill them.
She also got in trouble with professional feminists who rightly noted that Milano was implying that sex was just a weapon used by women to manipulate men. Apparently Milano doesn’t really enjoy sex, she just uses it to get what she wants and needs to be able to kill an unfortunate children created by her transaction.
Predictably, she trotted out the anti-science “reproductive rights” canard. For the 397th time, abortion kills children who have already been reproduced. Is that so hard to understand? If they hadn’t been reproduced you wouldn’t have anything to murder!
And of course, she had to apologize to the inevitable “trans” (note: still not a real thing) people with some unintelligible complaints about cisgender or the like.
Never forget that the #1 issue in life for feminists is being able to kill their children up to their first breath and without anesthetic. Oh, and even beyond that if the abortion fails to kill the child. Because they insist that the Constitution doesn’t just give you a right to abortion but to a dead baby.
There is a reason they are indistinguishable from the “Christian” Left, whose god says it is OK to kill children to their first breath. These are the real extremists, as most self-identified pro-choice people – and most Leftist countries – oppose late-term abortions.
Hopefully many women will heed her advice and stop having out-of-wedlock sex and realize how much better life is when doing things God’s way. The Bible teaches the original “sex strike” — no sex until a one man / one woman marriage. And the world would be a vastly better place if people heeded that.
The Bible didn’t shy away from criticizing Judas after he died, so why would we ignore Rachel Held Evans’ false teachings? And given that her death will lead many to read her works, it is as important as ever to respond to her falsehoods.
The social media reactions by her fans were as sad as they were predictable. If you dared question her salvation they immediately – and with complete tone-deafness to their hypocrisy – insisted that you weren’t a real Christian. Meditate on that.
They used the most wicked and vitriolic language while insisting that they were the tolerant ones. One lady graciously pointed out Evans’ theological flaws and was blasted by Evans’ kind, loving fans with the following: “wrong, gross, unkind, unloving, disgusting, opportunist, cruel, arrogant, horrid, disgraceful, insensitive, hypocrite, nasty, judgmental, condescending, Pharisee, poisonous, heathen, unsaved, good only for compost, evil, abomination, hellspawn (my personal favorite, lol), b**ch.”
Stay classy, “Christian” Leftists.
And when the unrepentant LGBTQX lobby views you as their favorite Christian and thanks you for bringing them back to “church” then you know you had bad theology.
I’ve written on Evans many times. She was similar to many others who left the church. Their core trait was giving into peer pressure and acting like those around them. When growing up in evangelical churches they played that part, but when they went to college they mimicked the worldviews of those around them. Evans was just a bit more clever and milked the “ex-evangelical” bit for all it was worth.
Sure, I hope God reached her before she died, but I have the same sentiment for the ~150,000 people who die every day. She made a living mocking the word of God and did so until the end, and her writings that survived her need to be refuted. Here’s my catch-all.
Faux evangelical Rachel Held Evans wrote A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master” and in this case you can judge a book by its cover. Evans sets out to mock the word of God that she claims to believe, and she succeeds before you even open the book. This is why the “Christian” Left loves her and why she gets so much Leftist media attention.
Exhibit A: The picture and subtitle of Evans on the roof relates to Proverbs 21:9 (and repeated in Proverbs 25:4) “It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.”
You don’t need a PhD in theology to see how badly — and deliberately? — she misapplied the verse.
Evans didn’t let those pesky and obvious details got in the way of mocking the word of God. She accomplished exactly what she wanted to in this book. Her message is basically this: “Hey people, I am totally a Christian, but let me show you how silly the Bible can be. If you find something there you think you like then that’s great, but you shouldn’t take it seriously.”
So before you even open the book you can know that she is a false teacher and enemy of the real God (as are her editors and publishers who approved it). The only way to miss it is to not read the verses (false teachers thrive on the biblical ignorance of their followers) or to share her view that the Bible is a foolish, man-made book.
But it gets worse as Evans continues to sit in judgment of the word of God. Unlike Job (Job 1:20-22, Evans regularly charged God with wrong. Referring to her parents, she said:
they seemed to know instinctively that rules that left people guilt-ridden, exhausted, and confused were not really from God.
Uh, sure. Anything you don’t like or understand isn’t from God. That’s Creating a God in Your Own Image 101.
Then there is this:
as a woman I have been nursing a secret grudge against the apostle Paul for about eight years.
Note how she tips her hand about her belief that the writings of Paul weren’t inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Apostle Peter had her number 2,000 years ago:
2 Peter 3:15–16 And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.
And like all “Christian” Left feminists, she falsely targets Paul and she ignores that Jesus only selected men as apostles. Does she think Jesus was a misogynist, or that even though He was the creator of the universe that He was afraid to upset the Pharisees’ sensibilities?
Worse yet, she accuses the authors of the Bible of being blasphemous liars, allegedly speaking for God in literally hundreds of passages when it was “really” what they wanted. She quoted this with her approval:
God never told the Israelites to kill the Canaanites. The Israelites believed that God told them to kill the Canaanites.
So Evans also disagrees with Jesus, who affirmed the Old Testament down to its smallest details, and insists – without evidence — that massive sections of the Bible are lies. Or could it be that Evans is believing what she wants God to be and that she is the liar? I suppose she thinks that the command against making a God in your own image is just another one of those passages that the writers made up. Anyone who has actually read the Old Testament would know that passage after passage refers to the Israelites taking over the Promised Land. Evans insists that all of those are not only lies, but blasphemous lies. What else would it be if you falsely blamed God for what would have been unjustified mass murder and land-stealing?
Evans told people that voting for Hillary Clinton is “pro-life.” You have to be a true Molech-worshiping ghoul to hold that view. Hillary is inseparable from Planned Parenthood and the rest of the pro-choice extremists — including the “Christian” Left – who not only insist on legal abortions up to to child’s first breath but want more abortions via taxpayer-funding. Yet for Evans that was the only “Christian” option. Indeed.
Evans posted countless pictures and gushing commentary over the
#womensmarch #abortionmarch but was nearly silent for the #MarchforLife — and even then she only criticized it. “Christian” Leftists really tip their hands that way, claiming to be pro-life while being the true pro-abortion extremists. If they really believed what they said they’d be opening up pregnancy centers all over. Instead, they reflexively support anything Planned Parenthood does.
And you’d think that Mrs. “Oh noes, the patriarchy!!” would find some way to criticize Islam, which has treated women inhumanely for 1,500 years. But she was silent.
While she was quick to play the fallacious race card against Christians, don’t miss where Racist Held Evans goes on a hypocritical rant lamenting how if Roe v Wade is overturned then less minority children will be killed. She also accused pro-lifers of being racist and not knowing that we save mostly minority lives. Who knew? She deleted the Tweets when people outed her but I saved them as a public service. It was epic.
I’ll buy a Christian book by someone whose primary self-descriptor is “doubt-filled” right after I buy one from a mathematician who doubts that 2+2=4. Having some matters you haven’t completely studied is one thing. For example, I hadn’t delved deeply into continuation/cessation particulars until recently, so I didn’t blog about it. But if you are so doubt-filled that it defines your faith, maybe you should read instead of write.
Also note how she has no doubts about abortion being legal to the child’s first breath, that you can change your gender, that LGBTQX behaviors are not sins, that women should be pastors, etc. Oddly enough, when her views line up with the world’s she has no doubts at all.
You can also know Evans is a false teacher by those she promotes and partners with. She works directly with Nadia Bolz-Weber, who, among other things, says there is “no shame in ethically sourced porn,” that “the Bible’s not clear about [s%#^]!” and so much more (Just as Evans claims that “It [the Bible] fails massively at getting to the point”). This isn’t some loose pairing, either. They co-host a freak show called Why Christian each year and endorse each other’s work..
Evans is a typical Leftist hypocrite, believing ridiculous phonies like Kristine Blasey Ford (Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser) but dismissing credible stories of abuse by the wife of prominent “Christian” Left pastor Tony Jones – who just “happens” to help with her conferences. Go figure.
As bad as the self-avowed “Christian” Leftists are, at least they own their label (sans the scare quotes). Evans masquerades as an Evangelical while holding “Christian” Leftist views, which makes her even worse than them.
She’s been really cranky since Trump won. She completely ignores all the sex scandals and cover-ups from Leftist politicians, celebrities and journalists and completely fixates on Donald Trump. She won’t admit it, but I think it is pretty obvious that she planned to have a role with Caesar – er, uh, Hillary — just like she did with Obama. Trump has false teacher Paula White, Obama had – and Hillary probably would have had – Mrs. Evans.
And her latest book is just more blasphemy, where she titled it Inspired but obviously believes it isn’t. Typical disingenuous behavior on her part.
Run, don’t walk, from faux evangelicals like Evans. In her own words and deeds she shows how much she loves the world and not Jesus.
Update: Truly sad that she died, especially having young kids. But I have to be candid: When I read the comments of those who supported her and were affirmed by her, I am reminded at how wicked her “ministry” was. These were typical:
that gaysian reverend Be mad at God. Be mad at the Universe. Be mad. Be mad. Be mad.
Carissa Nicole Winn @Carissa12Nicole 4 hours ago
#BecauseofRHE I had permission to explore LGBTQ+ affirming theology & eventually come out as bisexual. She was one of the first affirming Christians I encountered in my research, & her loud support is directly tied to who I am today.
Ms. Charlotte @charlotteirene8 37 minutes ago
#becauseofRHE The door she opened for me by saying it’s okay to be angry at the church and it’s okay to leave, led to a thousand other open doors and new pathways that created who I am now: a queer Christian woman who no longer fears the white cisheteropatriarchy.
Michelle @saltyswallow 3 hours ago
#becauseofRHE I first started exploring Side A theology, which has led to me being in a wonderful, loving, gay relationship. I’m able to be myself and live my best life because of her opening my eyes.
If that’s what she encouraged people to do then it is a tragic legacy.
Someone wrote this in response to a blog post noting Evans’ bad theology:
Rude. Heartless. So inappropriate. Can you picture Christ responding like this – calling someone an apostate immediately after their untimely death? I don’t think so. I don’t know what god you guys are serving, but it doesn’t reflect the God that I know.
The commenter was tone-deaf to the fact that that’s exactly how Jesus will respond when someone dies — either with judgment or with “well done, good and faithful servant.” Someone rightly pointed out what Jesus said about untimely deaths:
Luke 13:1–5 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”
Not surprisingly, Evan’s fans reject what Jesus said.
Sadly, this illogical nonsense actually resonates with the child-killing Democrats, including the Molech-worshiping “Christian” Leftists who support abortion to the child’s first breath. It is all quite ridiculous, but go to the 6:00 mark for some scary comments.
These are painful decisions for these women
So? I don’t care how painful it is for you to decide to murder your child or whether you consulted your doctor or religious advisor, it is still wrong, just as it would be if you killed her outside the womb.
With all of your distortions and horrible tales, I answered it numerous times. When a woman gets pregnant it is not a human being inside of her.
Uh, that’s not what all those pesky embryology textbooks say, or even what common sense would dictate to even the dullest among us. What else would two human beings produce, a puppy? Of course it is a human being.
Even the chryon is fallacious, as it refers to “reproductive rights.” But reproductive rights have nothing to do with abortion, because a new human being has already been created. The question is whether you should be able to kill that human being. Never let the pro-aborts get away with using that term.
As always, I’m too pro-science to be pro-choice.
As the saying goes, exceptions make bad rules. But in the case of pro-abort “Christian” Racist Held Evans, she uses a false exception to make a horribly bad rule.
She plays on the sympathies of those with children diagnosed in utero with health issues. In her world, it is much better to kill the child right away because she might have serious health issues when born. That ignores that doctors and diagnoses are sometimes wrong (I’ve personally met several people who are glad they didn’t heed the advice to kill their children). It also ignores that God doesn’t permit mercy killings (then again, since when did pro-LGBTQX Mrs. Evans care what Jesus said?).
But as bad as that is, faux-lifer Evans isn’t using that argument to make the case to ban all abortions except those in her example She uses it to justify all abortions at any time, and to have taxpayers pay for abortions for those who can’t afford to kill their children. She piles evil upon evil. When pro-aborts make deceptive claims like that, ask them exactly which abortions they want to make illegal. Answer: None.
And to make it worse, she virtue signals in her pro-abort Tweet. You see, she is more righteous and caring than you because she would consider killing her child while you wouldn’t.
In an ultimate display of selfishness, Held Evans, a professing Christian (of course she isn’t a real Christian, but she has many Christian followers), asserts that she isn’t sure what she would do if she were told by a doctor that her unborn child may have a birth defect affecting the “quality” of the child’s life.
The problem here isn’t that Held Evans is concerned with the quality of the child’s life. Held Evans is concerned about the quality of her own life. She — and other abortion supporters just like her — see children not as a gift from God made in the image of God, but as a burden. Further, a child that may need special care and extra attention would, in Held Evans’ eyes, decrease her own “quality of life.”This is the sickness of the pro-choice movement. You can’t call yourself a Christian while holding to anti-Christ beliefs. The gospel calls us to lay our own lives down, pick up our cross, and follow Jesus. Held Evans and the many pro-choice (or undecided) people out there have failed to see the goodness of God and the gift of salvation in Christ. They are, regardless of their claims, unregenerate and need the forgiveness of Jesus Christ found only through repentance and faith.