I want to write this in response to an atheist who claims that the Bible is absurd because of Its teachings on the parent/child relationship. He claims that the Bible teaches that parents must kill their “rude” children (although he does not define what “rude” means). He puts no effort in to understanding a text from the Bible. Like most atheists, he is quote mining or cherry picking verses and trying to use them against the Bible. Atheists usually ask that you refrain from using the Bible as a source when defending the Bible yet they try and use the Bible against Itself day and night. They have a very obvious double standard (but that is a different topic that we can cover later). Here is the info from the atheist’s blog. Continue reading
If you are against capital punishment, then I would ask you to take a look at this article. What message do we send to the victim and the family members of the victim if those who murdered this young man do not pay with their own lives? Are the lives of the criminals more valuable than the life of the victim? What does God have to say on this subject? Let’s see! Continue reading
I have written on capital punishment and the need for it, as well as the dangers of abortion. The usual rebuttal to the idea of murderers and rapists (there would be no repeat offenders in the area of rape if we applied God’s Law) being executed for their crimes is “that is just barbaric” or “what if the accused is actually innocent?” These sound like valid points (if you do not value the life of the victim) yet upon further questioning, those same people who apply these rebuttals usually do not see abortion as being “barbaric” and it does not matter to them that the baby in the mother’s womb is “innocent”. Can we say “hypocritical”? Two things I would like to analyze with capital punishment and abortion: 1) Capital punishment causes the guilty to pay and the life of the victim to be honored, as well as takes preventative measures for future murders and rapes (fewer victims) 2) Abortion causes the innocent to suffer and the guilty to be praised (exercising your right to choose, although, the babies “choice” does not seem to be that important). What are your thoughts on this subject? I have started a conversation with a group of people who are extreme anti-capital punishment yet extreme pro abortion. I will post the findings of the discussion at a later date.
I have written a few articles on the subject of punishment for an offense, focusing on capitol punishment for murder. In response to the article many people have commented that crime and punishment are one and the same, when in fact, they are very different. Since we live in an age of relativism I am not surprised that many do not know the difference between crime and punishment. If you want to believe that crime and punishment are one and the same then you can and it is correct, that is, if you believe the lie of relativism. If you have common sense and realize that there is right and wrong then you will quickly be able to distinguish the difference between crime and punishment. For those of you who do not know the difference, let me see if I can clear things up for you. Before I begin I would like to quote from the Bible about how people in an age of relativism think.
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools (Romans 1:21-22)