If God is Sovereign, How Can Man Be Free? Watch as R.C. Sproul addresses this important question about God’s sovereignty and man’s free will. This video is from the 2008 Ligonier West Coast Conference, “Tough Questions Christians Face.”
Guest Post by Alex Early
When it comes to talking about the love of God, we’re not talking about something that is trivial, trite, common, or elementary. We’re playing with real consuming fire.
Maybe you’re like me and have found yourself hanging out in a Christian subculture for a little too long. If you are like me, rattling off “Jesus loves you” comes as easy as saying “Good morning” to a complete stranger. You might mean it, but chances are that you don’t.
Maybe you just assume the love of God is always there, always real, and certainly, always deserved. Many in our culture today, if they believe that God exists at all, believe that in some way they are worthy of his love and that only a few—the Hilters, the Pol-Pots, the Mussolinis of the world—should be excluded from his love, but not us normal people with our mundane sins.
Words matter. Constrained by their definitions, words form the building blocks for the exchange of ideas. Words have the power to articulate our beliefs or, when misused, conceal them.
If we are not paying attention, people can smuggle their premise into a conversation without us even realizing it. When we inadvertently accept biased terminology, we take on additional hurdles to presenting the truth.
The importance of words has become very apparent in the wake of recent videos which have exposed Planned Parenthood’s disgusting, and likely illegal, practice of selling the parts of aborted babies to medical research companies.
Thankfully, these recordings have increased the nation’s awareness of the horrors of the abortion industry.
It has also raised awareness to how the “pro-choice” crowd talks about abortion. In these videos, in Planned Parenthood’s responses to them, and in pro-abortion arguments in general, we find that words are carefully chosen to advance their cause and diminish opponents’ reasoning.
Pro-life is labeled as anti-choice; babies are referred to only as fetuses; the hearts, livers, appendages, and other parts of aborted babies being sold are simply called “tissue.”