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I'm sure we all agonise over thse questions - I know we do! Yesterday, I received an email from someone who wanted to know why we don't address more of the roots of WHY we are in this situation...
Today's ARTICLE, "Icky Theology Can’t Hack It", by Dr Peter Jones, provides an insightful look at the current situation...
Dr Jones is the Executive Director of TruthXchange in the USA, is an ordained Presbyterian minsiter and a former lecturer at a theological seminary (read more of his life story).
In his article (attached, below and online) he makes two key points...
Challenges to the homosexual agenda fail for two reasons:
1.No Questions Allowed
We are living through a massive redefinition of human sexuality. Proposed by militant gays and their supporters, it generally refuses calm, intelligent discussion. Its success often depends on intimidation that maligns opponents as "haters," "homophobes" and "bigots."...
2.No Answers Given
Even were the discussion to be opened, many Christians would not know where to begin...
As well as appreciating Dr Jones' clear and reasoned approach to the question of sexuality, I like his analysis of the two options for 'worldview' - Oneism and Twoism.
Read the article to find out what he means!
Dr Peter Jones regularly writes insightful articles about the state of the church and society - click here
by Dr. Peter Jones on March 4, 2014.
Challenges to the homosexual agenda fail for two reasons:
We are living through a massive redefinition of human sexuality. Proposed by militant gays and their supporters, it generally refuses calm, intelligent discussion. Its success often depends on intimidation that maligns opponents as “haters,” “homophobes” and “bigots.” . . .
Read the article - Icky Theology Can’t Hack It
Secular media picked it up, and the focus of their reports seemed to be that the issue was ‘science OR religion’! Some criticised Ken Ham for being too ‘literal’ and for presenting the gospel. Ken comes from a Christian 'young earth' perspective' and Bill from a non-Christian evolutionary perspective.
Albert Mohler responded, “The central issue last night was really not the age of the earth or the claims of modern science. The question was not really about the ark or sediment layers or fossils. It was about the central worldview clash of our times and of any time: the clash between the worldview of the self-declared “reasonable man” and the worldview of the sinner saved by grace."
Article: Bill Nye’s Reasonable Man—The Central Worldview Clash of the Ham-Nye Debate, Albert Mohler, 5/2/2014.
Cameron wrote about the debate on our [new] Resistance Thinking website - click here.
Creation Ministries published a very good analysis of the debate – and in particular, the claims made by Bill Nye relating to evolution.
Read it – Clash over worldviews: An analysis of the Ham/Nye debate
They also have a 24 minute video analysis of the debate – first item on this Genesis Unleashed video page – click here.
Ken Ham recently wrote that he expected the criticism from Bill Nye and secular critics – but was concerned about what Bill Nye said about him and the debate, and the tone of his comments, during a recent interview.
Ken said his strategy was not to address some of the ‘evidences’ relating to evolution/creation, since they had been refuted over many years, but rather to “concentrate on showing that the evolution/creation issue was a philosophical battle over worldviews, and that they were dependent on two different starting points (God’s Word or man’s word).” Ken also said, “I also decided to teach the difference between historical and observational science. Bill Nye has totally ignored these arguments.”
Ken also said he was concerned about what other Christians had said about the debate, when they favoured the arguments proposed by Nye on evolution.
We have often commented on the extreme exaggeration of the crowd numbers, which is designed to show how ‘popular’ the parade is!
With the National Day of Prayer and Fasting, on Sunday 2 March, focusing on the theme of ‘Sexual Purity’, this is a vital time to be praying for all those caught up in sexual addictions.
In this briefing we cover the following areas - and ask you to contact some MPs and companies:
We ask you to TAKE ACTION – by writing brief letters to PM Tony Abbott, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell, SBS and the ANZ Bank.
A major international conference will be held in Melbourne to discuss Islam and freedom in March, 2014.
SION stands for 'Stop Islamisation of Nations' and is an umbrella body formed from various groups concerned about the spread of Islam, including the group 'Stop Islamisation of Europe'.
SION held an international Congress in New York in 2012.
The Symposium will be held on Labour Day weekend (7-10 March) in Melbourne's CBD.
There are a large number of speakers - including Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Dr Mordechai Kedar (Israel), Dr Ashraf Ramelah (Voice of the Copts), Simon Deng (Sudanese victim of slavery), Anders Gravers (Danish activist) and Gavin Boby (UK lawyer).
Australian speakers include Kirralie Smith (Halal Choices), Michael Burd (Jewish community), Babette Francis, Bill Muehlenberg, Dr John Perkins (Secular Party/Atheists), Bernard Gaynor and Debbie Robinson (Q Society).
Nonie Darwish has just been confirmed as a speaker also.
Full details are on the website: http://www.sionaustralia.com/
Check it out and consider attending this important Symposium...
This is the introduction on the website...
"Welcome to SION 2014
From China to Iceland and from New York to Sydney, Islam is spreading. Since the 7th century this unique theocratic ideology, veiled in religious veneer, has conquered people and nations. No other ideology spawns discrimination, division and violence on a global scale. People are looking for information, perspectives and better policies. This symposium offers insights and answers.
Click here to book your event tickets online
Learn, discuss and network with leading non-Muslim scholars on Islam and seasoned civil rights activists from around the world. The event takes place in Melbourne on the Labour Day weekend. ..."