Archive for February 10th, 2011

Drop in Pregnancies – Abstinence…or Abortions?

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

As we have numerous times on this blog, over the years, abstinence is the only 100% guaranteed way to prevent unwanted pregnancy and avoid sexually transmitted diseases.

A report released by the California Department of Public Health indicates that the birth rate for teenagers in the state decreased to approximately 32 births for every 1,000 girls from ages 15 to 19. Los Angeles County’s director of public health states the reduction proves teenagers are waiting longer to have sex for the first time.

Experts are attributing the drop to sex education, the budget crisis, and television programs that portray a difficult life for teen parents. But [Chad Hills, analyst of sexual health and policy for Focus on the Family] disagrees, explaining that California has one of the worst sex-education programs in the nation because it advocates for sexual freedom and abortion.

“If Planned Parenthood is saying that their sex-ed programs are causing this decrease in teen pregnancy and [that] this is through the mechanism of abortion, I wouldn’t necessarily classify that as success,” says the policy analyst.

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“Despisers of Dominion Among Us” by Michael G. Mickey

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Jude 1:7: Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

In the preceding passage of scripture, the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah detailed in Genesis 19 immediately prior to their destruction are highlighted. In the passage Jude makes reference to sexual immorality of both the heterosexual and homosexual variety, as well as describes what became of those upon whom God’s wrath fell as a result of them. Not only did they perish when fire rained down upon them from the heavens, their suffering didn’t end there. No, they’re suffering to this very day in the vengeance of eternal fire, undoubtedly wishing they hadn’t thumbed their noses at God. How sad it is that it took their very destruction to open their eyes to the truth, a lesson our world today would do well to learn.

Beyond a tragic tale from years gone by, God’s Word warns us that Sodom and Gomorrah were set forth for us as an “example” of what unrepentant and reckless sinfulness would bring about in the future, namely God’s wrath. It’s a warning that has gone largely unnoticed of late, isn’t it? The answer is a resounding yes for those of us who hold a biblical worldview (keyword: biblical). Let’s look at some examples.

Recently, according to a Reuters report, “researchers asked 718 college students to imagine being in a long-term relationship and what their reactions would be to several different cheating scenarios.” The result of that study? Half of men would forgive their female partner’s infidelity, as long as it was with another woman. That’s right. A full 50% of the men surveyed would be okay with lesbianism taking place within their long-term relationships, which one has to presume includes marriage in the minds of many of them. It is almost unfathomable that so many young men could be so spiritually blind, but we need to remember what bible prophecy tells us concerning the last days. We’re told that Jesus Christ’s return will be near at hand when conditions in our world are similar in appearance to the days when Lot, a righteous man, resided in Sodom (Luke 17:28). Simply put, as the results of this study shockingly reveal, we’re a lot closer to Christ’s return than many realize, but let’s go further.

Read the complete article here.