Thursday, January 5, 2012

Random quotes

From Denny Burk
Why Abortion Is the Sacrament of Feminism
"Frederica Mathewes-Green explains why abortion remains the sacrament of feminism. The fact that she was once an ardent feminist herself makes her perspective quite compelling. She argues that feminists sought to be equal to men with respect to having a career and having a promiscuous sex-life. The main obstacle to those two goals was the possibility of a pregnancy. So abortion became the necessary condition for careerism and promiscuity. Women could not have complete sexual and professional freedom without unfettered access to abortion on demand. She writes:"

"Thus these two bad ideas come together, pressing in like the jaws of a vise, and making a woman feel she has no escape but abortion. Feminism sought (1) increased access to public life, and (2) increased sexual freedom. But that participation in public life is significantly complicated by responsibility for children, and uncommitted sexual activity is the most effective means of producing unwanted pregnancies. This dilemma—simultaneous pursuit of behaviors that cause children and that are hampered by children—inevitably finds its resolution on an abortion table."
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By Phil Johnson:

Salt of the earth
"Notice, furthermore, that the clauses “You are the salt of the earth” and “You are the light of the world” are statements of fact, not imperatives. He doesn’t command us to be salt; He says that we are salt and cautions us against losing our savor. He doesn’t command us to be light; He says that we are light and forbids us to hide under a bushel."

"Jesus was saying that a corrupt and sin-darkened society is blessed and influenced for good by the presence of the church when believers are faithful servants of their Master. The key to understanding what Jesus meant is verse 16: “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Personal holiness, not political dominion, is what causes men to glorify our Father who is in heaven."

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From Ray Comfort

On Matthew 7:1
“People tell me, ‘Judge not lest ye be judged.’ I always tell them, ‘Twist not Scripture lest ye be like Satan.” ~Paul Washer

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Voddie Baucham

On Matthew 7:1
"This text is not about making judgments, this text is about passing judgments. There is a difference between making judgments, and passing judgments. Passing judgment is number one, looking beyond what a person says or does into the very heart of the person as though you have the ability to discern why they do what they do, and two, the foundation under which it is being done..."

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Cotton Mather, Puritan, 1663-1728

In oberving the rising trend in the colonies, Mather said, "Religion begat prosperity, and the daughter devoured the mother."

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