How Do I Explain Abortion To My Children?

By Michael Sherrard

These kinds of questions keep you awake at night. Knowing how and when to talk to your children about sensitive issues isn’t an exact science. But we better figure it out quick. While we contemplate the best way to do it, our little ones are being taught by someone else. The internet, social media, and public education have changed the rules of the game. With that in mind, here are four practical suggestions for parents and church leaders on how to get ahead of the issue and teach your children about abortion.

How Do I Explain Abortion To My Children_

  1. Start Early.

Parents always struggle with “how soon do I allow my children to see the brokenness in the world?” My wife, Terri, and I err on the side of sooner than later. I want the first time my children to be horrified by the brokenness of our world to be in the safety of our company and in the context of the gospel. Besides, in the tech age, I’d be foolish to think I can keep the filth away. It will find them. My children need to be ready for when they encounter the darkness.

We need to be proactive in teaching our children. This doesn’t mean that we the force the issue, though. A good way to be proactive but not overbearing is to use questions to gently bring up sensitive subjects. They way I broached abortion with my oldest daughter (age 7) was by asking her if she knew why I went on a recent trip to England. She said, “to speak.” I said, “Yep. I went to speak about abortion. Have you heard that word before?” She shook her head no. I left it there. One minute later she asked what it meant, and we had an amazing conversation.

Good teaching requires knowing your children’s knowledge and assumptions. Bad teachers simply lecture and then patronizingly ask, “Does that make sense?” Don’t do this with your children. Instead, ask your children questions to find out where they are on abortion. Are they oblivious, disinterested, or already educated? Find out. Asking questions also allows for self-discovery. You’d be amazed at the insight of seven-year-olds. They are already making sense of the world. They are forming their moral framework. When simply asked a question and introduced to abortion, children often know what to think if it.[1]

  1. Simplify The Issue.

Children, and adults for that matter are confused about the pro-life position. We must simplify it. People need to know that we are pro-life because we believe it is wrong to intentionally kill an innocent human being. Abortion is the killing of an innocent human being. Therefore, we believe abortion is wrong.

Children also need to know the reasons that support this belief. They need to know that along with scripture we are pro-life because science and philosophy direct us to be. Science informs us that from the earliest stages of development the unborn are distinct, living, and whole human beings. And philosophically, we understand that there is nothing morally significant in the difference between an embryo and adult that would justify killing the unborn. Differences in size, level of development, environment, and degree of dependency are not good reasons to kill the unborn.[2] 

The case for life is reasonable, rationale, and remarkably simple. Children easily grasp it. Use questions to simplify the issue, teach the pro-life syllogism, and explain the science and philosophy that support our conclusion.[3] Here are some questions you can use.

  • “Is it okay to kill humans?”
  • “Are the unborn human, and if not what are they?”
  • “Would it be okay to kill unborn humans because they are smaller, not aware of themselves, dependent on their mom for survival, and living in her womb?”
  • “Are humans valuable because of what they can do like be self-aware and able to care for themselves? Or are they valuable because of what they are, a human being?”
  • “If the unborn are valuable because they are human, what should we do with them?”

There you go. It’s that simple. You can teach your children the scientific and philosophical case for life by having a conversation directed by the right questions.

  1. Talk About It From The Pulpit.

I understand that many pastors don’t want the controversy that might accompany speaking on a social issue, but neutrally isn’t an option when it comes to abortion. Children are very observant. When the church is silent on abortion one of two things is communicated to them: either that abortion is tolerable or that it is unforgivable. Both positions are false.

The sin of abortion is a horrific sin for which the blood of Jesus Christ is sufficient. People in our congregation need to hear that abortion is wrong and that there is mercy, forgiveness, and healing for those who have participated in one. When the pulpit addresses abortion, it shows the relevancy of Christianity to our children. It shows that it speaks to all of life. Speaking on it also allows sin to be seen in a concrete rather than abstract manner which makes the gospel more tangible. If you want to faithfully teach your children about abortion, the pulpit must be involved. When it is not, the church undermines the work in the home.[4]

  1. Care For Those Affected By Abortion.

Training our children to be pro-life doesn’t mean that we just make then apologists. We want them to serve and love those affected by abortion. Whether this means that they serve in a local pregnancy resource center, or simply show compassion to their friends who have had an abortion, actively loving those affected by abortion must be stressed.

Do this as a family or a church family. Our youth group went and served our local pregnancy resource center by doing odd jobs for them. Our youth painted, cleaned up the grounds, folded clothes, and many other things. They also were given a short presentation by the director educating them on what the resource center did for a woman. Many of our kids had no idea what the resource center was doing. This experience opened their eyes to the compassion in the pro-life movement and the reality of abortion in a way that words never could.

Parents, church leaders, we must be motivated. Children are almost always ready for more than we give them. Knowing when they are ready for something isn’t always clear. But I would rather make a mistake a time or two of addressing something too early rather than too late. So start early and teach the simple pro-life message in the home and the church, and may we all show the compassion that springs from the love of our Lord.

Notes

[1] Check out “Children asked about Abortion” by my friends at the Human Coalition.

[2] See “How to Defend Your Pro-Life Views in 5 Minutes or Less” by Scott Klusendorf for an excellent, concise summary of the pro-life position.

[3] A syllogism is simply a conclusion that is supported by reasons. This is the pro-life syllogism in case you missed it.

  • Premise/Reason 1: It is wrong to intentionally kill an innocent human being.
  • Premise/Reason 2: Abortion is the killing of an innocent human being.
  • Conclusion: Therefore, abortion is wrong.

[4] I am a pastor, and I’ve experienced the fruit of speaking an equipping, gospel-centered message on abortion. Pastors, you can win on this issue. You don’t need to fear taking it on. For our story and some resources on how to do this is your church, visit the Pro-Life Pastors Initiative at plpi.info.

 


Michael C. Sherrard is a pastor, the director of Ratio Christi College Prep, and the author of Relational Apologetics. Booking info and such can be found at michaelcsherrard.com.

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43 replies
  1. Susan says:

    God owns everyone by right of creation.

    A woman’s right to her own body does not supercede God’s right.

    Every person ever born is a spiritual orphan without Jesus Christ.

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  2. Benn says:

    Richard Dawkins would most likely say, these women are just dancing to their DNA.
    I wish people would contemplate these choices, at least for half the time they do over their cable providers…..

    Reply
  3. Bob says:

    If only there was a way to find out if any of the women getting abortions in the US, are Christians…if only there was a way…

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      • toby says:

        The majority of abortions are had by self-proclaimed christians. Now you may be psychic and know that they are not real christians, but I think someone once said that if you have no sin you can feel free to cast the first stone.

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      • Bob says:

        TVZ – A “Christian” like you were probably would
        Odd – I wonder how you would know what type of Christian I was…?
        And…there is no such thing as a “born again” Christian, but feel free to pretend.

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          • bob says:

            Another odd statement…you don’t seem any different than any other Christian. You don’t display any notable characteristics that would separate you from any other Christian.

          • TVZ says:

            I can’t answer that, but I know I’m not acting like an atheist anymore. I was serving myself and now I’m living outside myself…. trying… every moment is still a battle to lose self.

          • bob says:

            …but I know I’m not acting like an atheist anymore.
            Yes you are (what ever the h3ll an atheist acts like).
            Here is an experiment for you: go to the mall, sit for an hour, and as you observe passers by, try to accurately determine which ones are “born again” and which ones are not, then report back your findings. Good luck.

          • TVZ says:

            Ha. Like I can judge hearts by observing people in a mall. Let me hang out with each of them for 2 days and you’ll get a much better result. (atheists act like there is no God… the same way I acted despite calling myself a “believer.”).

          • bob says:

            Ha. Like I can judge hearts by observing people in a mall. Let me hang out with each of them for 2 days and you’ll get a much better result.
            And yet, you can tell what kind of Christian I was 30 years ago without ever meeting me when I was a Christian.
            So this is what it’s like to be a “born again” Christian…?

          • TVZ says:

            You told me your story… you sat in church for 25 years and never got it and then decided it wasn’t true. I can relate to that. I can relate to getting it now too though. There’s a huge difference when the light goes on.

          • bob says:

            …you sat in church for 25 years and never got it.
            Nope, you never heard my story. It’s nothing like that.

        • Mark Heavlin says:

          “And…there is no such thing as a “born again” Christian, but feel free to pretend.”
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          Calling Jesus a liar there BOB? Not really a good look for an atheist as by calling someone a liar you are admitting that they exist.
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          John 3:3 Jesus replied, “Truly, truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”

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          • toby says:

            Not really a good look for an atheist as by calling someone a liar you are admitting that they exist.
            You argue at the level of a preschooler.
            Person: “That is not all folks.”
            Mark: “Ah ha! SO YOU ADMIT PORKY PIG EXISTS! FOOL!”

          • bob says:

            I would say “Nice try Mark”, but that doesn’t even qualify as a nice try.
            How did you escape again?

          • Mark Heavlin says:

            “You argue at the level of a preschooler.”
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            Outside of the personal attack, I notice that you FAILED to refute my comment. Perhaps you failed to understand it? Of course if BOB was earlier calling someone a liar who he does NOT think exists then wouldn’t that make him DELUSIONAL?

          • toby says:

            Outside of the personal attack, I notice that you FAILED to refute my comment. Perhaps you failed to understand it?
            I posted a exchange between a fictional exchange between you and a person that showed your logic to be faulty. Perhaps you failed to understand it?

          • Bob says:

            Hey Mork, point out my post in this thread where I used the word “liar”.
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            Waiting
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            Waiting
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            Q – If Mark accuses me of calling someone a liar, and it is shown that I didn’t , does that make Mark a liar?
            A – Yes.

          • Andy Ryan says:

            I’m still waiting for Mark to back up his claim that North America only has three countries in it. Which continents are Costa Rica and Greenland in? Does he think Central America is a continent?

          • Mark Heavlin says:

            BOB we understand that you barely made it through high school too many years ago to count but you can NOT be this thick. But since maybe you are I will rub your nose in it so you can see that Yes you called Jesus a liar. Someone that you as an atheist does NOT believe exists.
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            And I quote BOB from above:
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            “BOB says:
            August 14, 2018 at 8:37 pm
            TVZ – A “Christian” like you were probably would
            Odd – I wonder how you would know what type of Christian I was…?
            And…there is no such thing as a “born again” Christian, but feel free to pretend.”
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            And then Jesus’ quote from John 3:3 as well:
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            John 3:3 Jesus replied, “Truly, truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”
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            So yes you attempted to do exactly what I said you did.

          • Mark Heavlin says:

            @TOBY – If you are gonna comment can you at least proof read you stuff so that it at least kinda makes sense? Because this garbage makes ZERO sense as written.
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            “I posted a exchange between a fictional exchange between you and a person that showed your logic to be faulty. Perhaps you failed to understand it?”
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            By the way it is OK to admit that you failed to understand mine. BOB didn’t get it either so I had to explain it to him as well.

          • Andy Ryan says:

            Mark: ” can you at least proof read you stuff”
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            This has to be satire, really it does.
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            Mark, where in quote from Bob does he even say Jesus exists, let alone call him a liar? That’s like me saying no-one goes to Hogwarts and you saying I’m calling Dumbledore a liar, while snarking that I’m supposed to think he’s a fictional character.
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            That aside: Hey, smart guy, which continents are Costa Rica and Greenland in? I ask because it was YOU who brought up geography knowledge in a previous thread, despite it being completely irrelevant to the topic at hand. You attempted to score a score about it. You told us we were all uneducated and thick. So you go ahead and answer me, smart guy. We see you.

          • Andy Ryan says:

            Hmm, I need to proofread myself (not that I was telling other people off for not proofreading, just pointing out the irony of someone else making mistakes while telling others to proofread). Anyway, I’ll try again:
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            Mark: ” can you at least proof read you stuff”
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            This has to be satire, really it does.
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            Mark, where in Bob’s quote does he even say Jesus exists, let alone call him a liar? That’s like me saying no-one goes to Hogwarts and you saying I’m calling Dumbledore a liar, while snarking that I’m supposed to think he’s a fictional character.
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            That aside: Hey, smart guy, which continents are Costa Rica and Greenland in? I ask because it was YOU who brought up geography knowledge in a previous thread, despite it being completely irrelevant to the topic at hand. You attempted to score a point about it. You told us we were all uneducated and thick. So you go ahead and answer me, smart guy. We see you.

          • bob says:

            Mork – …Yes you called Jesus a liar. Someone that you as an atheist does NOT believe exists.
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            Mark – let me dumb it down for you:
            If The Rev. Billy Graham said – for instance – “You must be born again”, and I pointed out that “there is no such thing as a “born again” Christian”, that does not mean that I am saying Billy Graham never existed. I am quite confident that BG was a real human being. I am just pointing out that he is not telling the truth.
            ~ likewise ~ if I point out the same falsehood attributed to the sayings of Jesus, as found in the bible, I am not saying that Jesus never existed (though like you, I have no way of knowing).
            So, for you to accuse me in this manner…”Calling Jesus a liar there BOB? Not really a good look for an atheist as by calling someone a liar you are admitting that they exist.” is a pedestrian attempt at the straw-man fallacy – in other words – even when you screw up, you screw up the screw up.
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            So, to recap:
            – I think that the man ” Jesus” of the bible probably existed…but he was just a man, and he is now dead – he no longer exists.
            – There are “Christians” (those who believe the mythical biblical stories of the resurrection of the biblical Jesus), but – there is no such thing as a “born again” Christian, because no one can be, nor ever has been “born again”. Any claims of a supernatural rebirth are lies.
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            I just can’t dumb it down any more than that for you.

          • Mark Heavlin says:

            Begin Part #1
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            As this post is going to get exceedingly long I will be breaking it up to respond to each and every point.
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            “Mork”
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            I think a reference to TOBY’s comment of “preschool” is appropriate here. As this is simply a pathetic attempt at a personal attack.
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            “…Yes you called Jesus a liar. Someone that you as an atheist does NOT believe exists.”
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            Well BOB you are supposedly a self professed atheist by your own admission on this site. But in case you have NOT been telling us the truth in the past. Let me ask you straight up and the only valid answer to this question is a simple “YES” or “NO”.
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            Does GOD as depicted in The Holy Bible exist or NOT ?????
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            And now BOB let me dumb it down for you:
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            You are posting on a CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS WEBSITE not some generic internet or atheist website.
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            You just did the same thing again there BOB – called Jesus a liar.
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            John 10:24-39 24 So the Jews gathered around Him and demanded, “How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25 “I already told you,” Jesus replied, “but you did not believe. The works I do in My Father’s name testify on My behalf. 26 But because you are not My sheep, you refuse to believe. 27 My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father who has given them to Me is greater than all. No one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.” 31 At this, the Jews again picked up stones to stone Him. 32 But Jesus responded, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone Me?” 33 “We are not stoning You for any good work,” said the Jews, “but for blasphemy, because You, who are a man, declare Yourself to be God.” 34 Jesus replied, “Is it not written in your Law: ‘I have said you are gods’ ? 35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and the Scripture cannot be broken— 36 then what about the One whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world? How then can you accuse Me of blasphemy for stating that I am the Son of God? 37 If I am not doing the works of My Father, then do not believe Me. 38 But if I am doing them, even though you do not believe Me, believe the works themselves, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I am in the Father.” 39 At this, they tried again to seize Him, but He escaped their grasp.
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            Tell me again why did the Jews pick up stones in an attempt to stone Jesus?
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            End Part # 1

          • Mark Heavlin says:

            Begin Part #2
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            “If The Rev. Billy Graham said – for instance – “You must be born again”,”
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            He would in FACT be quoting Jesus in John 3:3.
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            John 3:3 Jesus replied, “Truly, truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”
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            “and I pointed out that “there is no such thing as a “born again” Christian”,”
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            You would yet again be calling Jesus a liar.
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            “that does not mean that I am saying Billy Graham never existed. I am quite confident that BG was a real human being.”
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            And you point is ?
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            “I am just pointing out that he is not telling the truth.”
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            So you are calling Billy Graham a liar as well.
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            “~ likewise ~”
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            Nope, NOT the same Billy Graham was just a man like you and me. Jesus Christ was both man and GOD. So your comparison fails at this point. But we will continue with the refutation.
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            End Part #2

          • Mark Heavlin says:

            Begin Part #3
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            ” if I point out the same falsehood attributed to the sayings of Jesus, as found in the bible,”
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            Well then we should ask for proof because as an atheist all you really have is your own opinion. Because you are in error when you use the term “falsehood”.
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            And a point of clarification here before we move on on BOB’s reference to: ‘the bible’
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            That would in FACT be THE HOLY BIBLE you know the inerrant WORD OF GOD.
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            “I am not saying that Jesus never existed”
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            Yes, you as an atheist are certainly saying that EXACT thing.
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            “(though like you, I have no way of knowing).”
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            Again, you are simply WRONG on this point. I have the entire HOLY BIBLE which is the inerrant WORD OF GOD and the fellowship of The Holy Spirit with my spirit as proof. Again, what do you as an atheist have besides your own individual opinion?
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            Romans 8:15-16 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery that returns you to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
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            “So, for you to accuse me in this manner…”
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            Nope, BOB the only one accusing you is your own guilty conscience. I am simply pointing out FACTS.
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            “is a pedestrian attempt at the straw-man fallacy – in other words – even when you screw up, you screw up the screw up.”
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            Except that it really isn’t. So no I did NOT screw up.
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            End Part #3

          • Mark Heavlin says:

            Begin Part #4
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            “So, to recap:
            – I think that the man ” Jesus” of the bible probably existed…but he was just a man, and he is now dead – he no longer exists.”
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            And you are entitled to your opinion right up to the point where it contradicts CLEAR EVIDENCE to the opposite of your opinion. That is the point where you make a “free will” choice to REFUSE TO ACCEPT the evidence as presented.
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            Jesus Christ was BOTH a man and GOD at the same time.
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            Jesus Christ was crucified and died. But He is no longer dead; HE IS ALIVE FOREVERMORE !!!!!!!! He resurrected on the 3rd day just like He said he would.
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            Matthew 28:11-15 11 While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests all that had happened. 12 After the chief priests had met with the elders and formed a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money 13 and instructed them: “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole His body while we were asleep.’ 14 If this report reaches the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15 So the guards took the money and did as they were instructed. And this account has been circulated among the Jews to this very day.
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            Revelation 1:9-18 9 I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance that are in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and my testimony about Jesus. 10 On the Lord’s day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, 11 saying, “Write in a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.” 12 Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands was One like the Son of Man,d dressed in a long robe, with a golden sash around His chest. 14 The hair of His head was white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes were like a blazing fire. 15 His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and His voice was like the roar of many waters. 16 He held in His right hand seven stars, and a sharp double-edged sword came from His mouth. His face was like the sun shining at its brightest. 17 When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. But He placed His right hand on me and said, “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last, 18 the Living One. I was dead, and behold, now I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of Death and of Hades.
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            End Part #4

          • Mark Heavlin says:

            Begin Part #5
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            “– There are “Christians” (those who believe the mythical biblical stories of the resurrection of the biblical Jesus), but – there is no such thing as a “born again” Christian, because no one can be, nor ever has been “born again”. ”
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            John 3:4-9 4 “How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Can he enter his mother’s womb a second time to be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh is born of flesh, but spirit is born of the Spirit. 7 Do not be amazed that I said, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes. You hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” 9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.
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            “Any claims of a supernatural rebirth are lies.” ”
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            And I will finish with the following WARNING which I have give you before BOB. If you choose to respond to any of this be extremely careful how you respond in the future because SOME ANSWERS HAVE IMMEDIATE AND ETERNAL CONSEQUENCES. It is NOT for me to judge but you appear to be very close to a line that can NOT be recrossed once you cross it.
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            The Unpardonable Sin
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            Matthew 12:31-32 31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the one to come.
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            The Unpardonable Sin
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            Mark 3:28-29 28 Truly I tell you, the sons of men will be forgiven all sins and blasphemies, as many as they utter. 29 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of eternal sin.”
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            End Part #5

          • Mark Heavlin says:

            Begin Part #6
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            “I just can’t dumb it down any more than that for you.”
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            Touche’ turtle. Nor I also.
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            End Part #6

          • Mark Heavlin says:

            “Sorry Murk, I gave up by the end of part 3 – you are definitely not worth the effort.”
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            Again such a pathetic personal attack as once again TOBY’s comment of “preschool” is appropriate. Not even realizing that all you are doing is showing your own lack of class and intelligence. What do I have to do with it anyway; this is not now nor was it ever about me.

          • bob says:

            Mrak – Again such a pathetic personal attack as once again TOBY’s comment of “preschool” is appropriate. Not even realizing that all you are doing is showing your own lack of class and intelligence.
            Hey, I never claimed to be classy or intelligent – but at least I don’t utilize one fallacy after another, over and over again, as you do. And it sure would be nice if you obeyed the bible that you can’t resist quoting constantly:
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            Matthew 5:37 – But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

          • Mark Heavlin says:

            “Hey, I never claimed to be classy or intelligent–”
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            You can rage against the ETERNAL GOD until eternity comes but it does NOT change the FACT that you are completely and totally WRONG. Someday everyone including you BOB will stand before HIM and give account.
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            Romans 14:11-12 11 It is written: “As surely as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow before Me; every tongue will confess to God.” 12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
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            “but at least I don’t utilize one fallacy after another, over and over again, as you do.”
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            And now you accuse me of lying to you when all I have done is tell you the TRUTH ? Pathetic and ridiculous.
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            Romans 1:18-25 18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness. 19 For what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from His workmanship, so that men are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking and darkened in their foolish hearts. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images of mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. 24 Therefore God gave them up in the desires of their hearts to impurity for the dishonoring of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator, who is forever worthy of praise! Amen.
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            “And it sure would be nice if you obeyed the bible that you can’t resist quoting constantly:”
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            And then you are going to attempt to quote a single verse from The Holy Bible that you are using COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTEXT in an attempt to further insult me ? Risible. Totally RISIBLE. Do you even have a single clue as to what that verse is even talking about ? As the question is rhetorical let me answer it for you. NO, NO you do NOT have a clue as to what the meaning of that verse is.

          • bob says:

            I sure hope when I am reincarnated I don’t come back as Mark’s keyboard – that thing is taking a pounding lately.

          • Mark Heavlin says:

            “I sure hope when I am reincarnated I don’t come back as Mark’s keyboard – that thing is taking a pounding lately.”
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            Well, my, my, my how “Hinuidstic” of you mr. atheist BOB. Better be careful there the other atheists might throw you out of the “All Fools and Evidence Deniers Club”. But unfortunately for you there is NO such thing as re-incarnation. However, Hebrews 9:27 and John 3:17-18 do apply.
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            Hebrews 9:27 Just as man is appointed to die once, and after that to face judgment,
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            John 3:17-18 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. 18 Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

  4. Susan says:

    Students for Life.Org is turning the tide on abortion. Visit their site to see how they are facing off on college campuses against Planned Parenthood to protect the innocent.

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  5. Andy Ryan says:

    Bob: “I am not saying that Jesus never existed”
    Mark: “Yes, you as an atheist are certainly saying that EXACT thing.”
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    Mark, do you not understand that someone can believe Jesus existed but wasn’t the son of God? That’s what Jews and Muslims believe, and most atheists believe the same. You’re not making much sense.
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    Also: what continents are Costa Rica and Greenland in? If it’s too hard for you, look it up somewhere. You, know in a book or something.

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