Civil Authority as God’s Institution (Luther)

 I've been enjoying Martin Luther's commentary on the Genesis Flood; it's been interesting, helpful, and even encouraging in a Christian way.  Today as I was studying Genesis 9:1-17 I came across the following statements Luther made on what this text has to do with civil government. These comments are based on Luther's exposition of Genesis… Continue reading Civil Authority as God’s Institution (Luther)

The Infallibility of Experts (!?) and Euthanasia (Machen)

The following paragraph is from a radio address that J. G. Machen gave in 1937.  It is highly relevant even in 2017: "...We have seen in the newspapers recently a good deal of discussion about 'mercy-killing' or 'euthanasia'. Certain physicians say very frankly that they think hopeless invalids, who never by any chance can be… Continue reading The Infallibility of Experts (!?) and Euthanasia (Machen)

Abolishing Abortion: A Review

Last week I gave a few quotes from this book by Frank Pavone, Abolishing Abortion (here).  Today I want to give a brief review of the book for those interested in pro-life resources. First, as I mentioned last week, it is clearly written from a Roman Catholic position.  So from the get-go, I knew I… Continue reading Abolishing Abortion: A Review

Gladiator Games, Abortion, and the Early Church (Athenagoras)

Just over a week ago I highlighted a section from Athenagoras (an early Christian apologist from the end of the 2nd century AD) in which he defended Christian morality since many were accusing Christians of immorality.  Specifically, Athenagoras said Christian sexual ethics were much better than those of non-Christians, since Christians upheld purity in marriage… Continue reading Gladiator Games, Abortion, and the Early Church (Athenagoras)

Abortion, Murder, and the Early Church

In the ancient Roman Empire human life was generally not highly valued.  Some Greco-Roman religions involved child sacrifice, shedding of blood, and other inhumane acts.  Roman citizens typically didn’t speak out against the brutal killing methods displayed in the arenas – in fact, people flocked to see humans mercilessly slay each other or be torn… Continue reading Abortion, Murder, and the Early Church