Archive for April, 2018

What’s Worse than the Opioid Epidemic?

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

In 2016:

  • 116 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses
  • 17,087 deaths were attributed to overdosing on commonly prescribed opioids
  • 42,249 people died from overdosing on opioids

What could be worse than this horrific epidemic?

In the US, approximately 926,000 babies die each year from abortion, at the hand of their own mothers and physicians.  Each of these lives was a totally innocent victim–snuffed out before they could make their first choice.

Why I Don’t Go to Church

Friday, April 27th, 2018

A testimonial from a reader:

Why I Don’t Go to Church

Infant Baptism

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Question from a reader:

I have encountered a church who teaches infant baptism. They claim that God gives the gift of faith” (Ephesians 2:8) to a baby at baptism. Thus, the baby is saved. What can I say to them?

Thank you for your question. I have a couple of articles on my website that might help:

– Infant Baptism

– Baptism

– Water Baptism



Facts About Abortion

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
  • Abortion stops a beating heart.
  • In the US, approximately 926,000 babies die each year from abortion.
  • An unborn baby’s heart begins to beat 22 days after conception.
  • Five weeks after conception, an unborn baby’s hands and legs being to grow.
  • Brain waves are detectable six weeks after conception.
  • By week 12, an unborn baby can feel pain as their nerves, spine, and thalamus
  • Abortions can cause horrible pain to babies.
  • A baby can survive outside the womb just 23 weeks after conception.
  • Most mothers will go into labor between 38 and 42 weeks after conception.
  • Shockingly, late-term abortions are legal in some states, even 38-42 weeks
    after conception.
  • Read more…

Returning to God

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Question from a reader:

Hebrews states that when man turns from God it is very difficult to return to God. God does not strive with man always also comes to mind. It is my feeling that any time you go to God he will accept you. Some say that God does not give second chances. How do you interpret this? 

Thank you for your question. I believe that the answers to your questions are centered around some key terms that you used:

– Indeed, it is difficult to return to God, but not impossible. Our sin hardens our hearts, but whenever we choose, we can return to God. He always accepts us, and it always pleases Him to do so, even in our sinful flesh.

– Although God does not strive with man always, man can stop striving with God. If our hearts remain hardened from sin, and we never stop striving with God, then He will not continue always to strive with us. However, if we make the slightest effort to turn from sin, then He is always there to forgive us and encourage us.

– I agree with you, in that any time we go to God, He will accept us. God does indeed give us second chances. The best example of this is that we were all separated from God by the acts of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Yet, God implemented a plan of grace, and we could think of this as a “second chance.” In fact, He gives us third chances, fourth chances, etc. I often see this in my own life, and I’m so grateful for this. I often continue to fail Him, yet Christ covered all of my failures (eternally) on the cross; and, when I confess (1 John 1:9), God forgives me in this temporal world.



Taxpayer-Funded Abortions for Illegal Immigrants

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

A federal court in Washington has told the Trump administration that the government can’t interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions.  The order, issued March 30th, 2018, bars the government from “interfering with or obstructing” pregnant minors’ access to abortion counseling or abortion, while a lawsuit proceeds.  The order covers pregnant minors being held in federal custody after entering the country illegally.

So, an undocumented person (illegal alien), cannot only come to the U. S. illegally, engage in further crime, and become pregnant, but also get a taxpayer-funded abortion while in jail.

I’m a conservative, and I don’t like unnecessary government interference, but we have this all backwards.  Of the few places where the government should “interfere,” this is one of them–interfering with taking an innocent life.  The truth is that the government has already interfered by making abortion legal.