Current Issues

The Bible was written between 3500 and 200 years ago, but still has wisdom for today. How Scriptures tell us how we should respond to current issues.

Day One: Gay Adoption
The Bible has many positive things to say about adoption in general, but it universally condemns homosexuality as an immoral and unnatural sin against God. The modern practice of gay/lesbian/homosexual adoption is not mentioned in Scripture, but the homosexual factor cannot be ignored...
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Day Two: Abortion
The Bible never specifically addresses the issue of abortion. However, there are numerous teachings in Scripture that make it abundantly clear what God's view of abortion is. Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that God knows us before He forms us in the womb...
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For more, see "Abortion is Messy"

Day Three: The Lottery
The word gamble means "to risk something of value on an outcome that depends on chance." Because the outcome of a lottery "depends on chance" and playing it involves "risk," then, by definition, playing the lottery is gambling...
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Day Four: Recreational Marijuana
In some parts of the USA, and in many other parts of the world, governments are decriminalizing/legalizing the use of marijuana, not just for medical use, but for recreational purposes as well...
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For more, see "Rocky Mountain High: The Legalization of Marijuana"

Day Five: The Selfie Culture
The term selfie, which was the Oxford Dictionary's 2013 word of the year, refers to a photo taken of oneself, usually with a camera phone, and posted on a social media site. Selfies can range from silly "duck-faced" snapshots to pornographic videos...
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Day Six: Living Wills
We all die. Physical death is a certainty for all of us, unless we happen to be one of those believers who "are alive and remain" at the time of the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:15). As the psalmist put it, "Who can live and not see death, or who can escape the power of the grave?"...
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Day Seven: Cremation
The Bible does not give any specific teaching about cremation. There are occurrences in the Old Testament of people being burned to death (1 Kings 16:18; 2 Kings 21:6) and of human bones being burned (2 Kings 23:16-20), but these are not examples of cremation...
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Published 8-10-16