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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 2:52 PM
That is a good point. I am not sure what the problem would have been without being in the crowd.
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 2:32 PM
No, they wont dodge an honest question about abortion. Of course they would open the word to discuss abortion with a student who had honest questions. The most persuasive way to do that is privately where they can have an honest discussion. That is very different from sponsoring large group gatherings that tend to polarize the 2 sides.
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 2:23 PM
Lover: What are you personally doing to effect the pro-life cause? I would argue that a person will become pro-life when their hearts are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and by the Word of God. The abolitionists were primarily people whose hearts were changed by Him and could not live with that injustice. Many people who helped Jews during the holocaust were followers of Christ (the Ten Boom's). Do you live near a college campus? If so, you could gather some students together and start a pro-life group to influence college students.
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 2:12 PM
I agree whole heartedly with teaching the whole counsel of God. Jesus said to be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. A serpent learns the territory it is hunting in and knows where to catch prey. I was talking about addressing the issues after a person's heart has been changed. When a person had been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, he or she begins to transform from the inside out as the person's heart is illuminated by the word of God and by His Spirit. A non-believer can have the biblical views on abortion and sexuality and still be separated from God. What is the goal? Is it to make pro-lifers or is it to make followers of Christ?
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 2:01 PM
The pen is mightier than the sword. However, who reads pro-life articles? It is probably people who are already pro-life. The same goes for pro-life demonstrations. They make pro-lifers feel engaged and alienate those who are not pro-life. The issue is effective persuasion of your intended audience.
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 1:56 PM
I am calling him out for not using his position as a faculty adviser to do what he thinks CCC should do. It is very easy to be an expert at something when you are at a distance. However, getting in the trenches and actually doing something yourself is much more difficult.
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 1:53 PM
I applaud his pro-life speaking on college campuses. My point was that if he thinks Christian orgs on his campus should become socially active, why doesn't he sponsor one as a faculty adviser? He has a position of influence and could easily gather a group of students who are pro-life to begin meeting and having events. He can continue shaming groups like CCC or Inter-Varsity or he can do something constructive and show everyone how it should be done.
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 1:43 PM
The mission of CCC is to lead people who do not know Christ into a life changing relationship with Him. Once a person's heart has been renewed, then through the discipleship process, they are taught about repenting from sin, being filled with the Spirit and how to have a personal ministry. In the discipleship process issues of sin are addressed including abortion, sexuality, substance abuse, etc. A person's views on these issues will not change until their heart has been regenerated. Their aim is to build bridges to non-believers so they can be in their lives, live out their faith as salt and light and see them come to Christ. Making very public statements and displays about divisive issues will only divide believers from non-believers. Persuasion does not happen in large groups. Those events typically preach to the choir and reinforce the stereotypes of the opposition. Persuasion happens in smaller settings and one on one where differences can be discussed in the context of friendship. Even if we disagree, the conversation can continue and an opponent can be brought one or several steps closer to the truth.
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 10:51 AM
bigbill10: Since you are so passionate about abortion, what are you doing to fight it? Are you organizing against it? Are you giving money to people and organizations that fight it? Your schedule and your checkbook will reveal how important the issue is to you.
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 10:48 AM
FriscoLawyer: What are you doing to combat the abortion holocaust?
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David211 Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 10:46 AM
Mr. Adams is a Professor at a University. He can easily gather some students together and be the faculty adviser for a student organization that fights issues like abortion. Anyone with a mouth, keyboard or pen and an opinion can be a critic. It is much more difficult to be a leader. I challenge Mr. Adams to do what he is demanding Christian groups on his campus to do. Otherwise he is just being a hypocritical critic.
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