Glenn T Stanton, Seventy, Sixty discussed on The Daily Article
This is the daily article podcast published by the denison forum or culture changing christians to receive the daily article directly to your email inbox each weekday morning visit the daily article dot com. Now here's today's news discerned differently. There was a time when christian faith was central to culture in our lifetime. We've seen religion become peripheral a personal opinion. We are told to keep to ourselves now. Many our culture view biblical morality as dangerous to society we are accused of being bigoted and discriminatory legal challenges to religious. Liberty are mounting. Yet the further our society moves from biblical truth. The more people will hunger for biblical truth so today. Would you please pray about how god might have you link arms with the denison forum to reach a one hundred fifty thousand dollar goal by june thirtieth so that together we can share this truth. The impact of your gift will be doubled by a seventy five thousand dollars matching grant. If god leads you to give please do so today at daily article dot org. That's daily article dot org. Thank you for your partnership at this important time in his sermon. Learning in wartime cs lewis stated. Good philosophy must exist if for no other reason because bad philosophy needs to be answered for christian seeking to influence our secular culture this often entails utilizing secular arguments for spiritual ends for example. Consider the growing movement to legalize prostitution oregon's house. Judiciary committee is currently considering a bill. That would decriminalize so-called sex work. The aclu has come out in support of this movement. When vice president kamala harris was running for president in two thousand nineteen she voiced her support as well advocates claim that criminalization of prostitution contributes to community violence propagates crime blocks access to public health. Resources is an ineffective deterrent to participation in sex work and is deeply harmful to sex workers. They add that criminalising sex work causes workers to fear the police making them less likely to ask for help. If they faced danger from a client they say it also makes it harder for sex workers to access healthcare welfare benefits and social services however supporters of decriminalizing sex work should acknowledge the risks for sex workers a self-described famas rates that prostitution is inherently abusive and cause and consequence of women's inequality one study of prostituted women nine countries found that seventy to ninety five percent were physically assaulted. Sixty to seventy five percent were raped and eighty nine percent told researchers that they urgently wanted to escape prostitution. In addition the us department of state warns that where prostitution is legalized tolerated. There is a greater demand for human trafficking victims and nearly always an increase in the number of women and children trafficked into commercial sex slavery a study published by the harvard law. School reported that countries with legalized prostitution are associated with higher human trafficking. Inflows then countries where prostitution is prohibited. Let's consider another example of using secular arguments in the secular culture to advance a spiritual outcome. A physical education teacher recently made national headlines when he spoke against policy of firming gender transition by children he was subsequently placed on leave from his job. A court reinstated him. But the obvious threat to those who stand against this tide is clear. Glenn t stanton the director of family formation studies at focus on the family rights in the federalist that science is clearly on. The teacher's side studies show that seventy five to ninety percent of children's struggling with gender. Dis fauria confusion over their gender identity revert to identifying with their natural sex and gender by puberty however when adults around such children of firm. They're dysphoric by cooperating with name clothing pronoun and other identity changes they can make it exceedingly difficult for the child to revert to their natural sex identity as they desire in support of this fact stanton refers to numerous studies from prestigious centers in scholars. In the study of sexual behavior he closes by citing the work of dr kenneth zucker a professor of psychiatry at the university of toronto and the current and longtime editor of the journal archives of sexual behavior doctors ducker lead the world renown challenged youth and family gender identity clinic in toronto for decades and was selected by the american psychiatric association to chair the workgroup that developed the clinical criteria for gender dis. Fauria doctors ducker notes that the majority of young children experiencing gender dis. Fauria do not suffer from this condition when followed up in adolescence or adulthood. He therefore argues that supporting gender transition and children can often be the least attractive therapy option using evidence that will be persuasive for those we seek to persuade is a biblical strategy when paul spoke to jews thessalonica in acts seventeen to through three. He reasoned with them from the scriptures explaining and proving that it was necessary for the christ to suffer and to rise from the dead. His persuasion was effective leading a large number of people to christ verse four however when the apostles spoke to greek philosophers in athens did not quote a single verse from the bible knowing that they would reject its authority instead. He quoted the greek poets. Epping mundy's and eras once again. His persuasion was effective leading a member of the areopagus the leading intellectual group in their culture to christ. You might be thinking that. You're not the apostle paul or professional cultural apologised like glenn stanton or myself. Here's the good news. Anyone who is willing to be used by god will be used by god. You have spiritual gifts which equip and empower you for your kingdom calling for more go to our website and see my online spiritual gifts analysis. You have a lifetime of expertise and experience that can be used by the spirit to declare and defend your faith. Furthermore we can know that god will only lead us into opportunities. Were he intends to use us. He is already preparing the mind and heart of the next person he intends you to engage with biblical truth. He is already preparing your mind and heart for that engagement and the story of your personal faith is more persuasive than you might imagine when a man born blind was healed by jesus and then called by the religious authorities to account for his healing. He told them one thing. I do know that though. I was blind now i see. Has jesus opened your spiritual eyes. With whom will you share the good news today. Note for more. On god's unique call for us read my latest website article a bear on a pole and a dog hurting on a farm finding in fulfilling our mission for removing invitation to trust our fathers. Unconditional love for us read many elkins article high school principal. Marcus gauze things to graduates. God's message through music for ways to share our faith across cultures seamark legs insightful article. Two hundred fifteen children's bodies found at kamloops indian residential school morning.