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An Open Letter to Post-Abortive Women

ELViking Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 12:48 PM
"blood coverd hands" and "murder" Those phrases coming from a Christian. From the religion that brought the Inquisition, the Crusades.......hell, even the witch trails here in Mass. Christianity has its fair share of blood.
John1121 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 1:17 PM
Whose hands are covered in blood? The humanists like Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, Planned Parenthood, you know, people who make comments like little Viking. Your understanding of history is lacking. For example, the Crusades were in response to the wholesale slaughter of Christian pilgrims visiting the Holy Land by Islamists. The Inquision claimed probably less than 50,000 lives (much lower than the killers mentioned above). The Salem Witch Trials claimed 24 lives. Let's say, Christians listed in your examples killed 500,000. By my list, humanists have murdered close to100 million.
ELViking Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 1:20 PM

JOHN1121 - "claimed ONLY XXX lives"

John1121 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 1:25 PM
Yes, you are unbelievable. Better do your research before making your baseless comments.
eddie again Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 1:12 PM
Jesus created a mechanism whereby His followers may know and understand the correct intepretation of the bible as well as knowing and understanding His teachings that are not contained in the bible.

until a person knows and understands that the bible must be interpreted in light of the Holy Spirit; and, a person knows and understands that all that Jesus taught is not contained in the bible, they are not reliable sources of Christ's teaching and salvific life.
eddie again Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 1:09 PM
where does Christ teach His followers they are to go out and kill and rape other people?

all have sinned. that means no one follows Christ's teachings perfectly.

but, whatever the behaviors of Christ's followers, who readily acknowledge that they are sinners by the very act of proclaiming to be His followers, those behaviors reflect in no way or manner on the efficacy and truthfulness of the teachings of Christ.

also, the bible, as it says in more than one place, does not contain all of the teachings of Christ; and, the bible was never intended to interpret itslelf.

the truth that the bible contains is only preached and understood correctly when the bible is interpreted according to the influence and will of the Holy Spirit.
DCM in FL Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 12:52 PM
Only from people who weren't actually following Christianity.

Nothing in the NT forms a basis for the things you name.

On the other hand, humanistic beliefs are responsible for more bloodshed in the 20th century alone than ALL religions in all the rest of history. But of course you don't care to know stuff like that,.
ELViking Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 12:57 PM
"Only from people who weren't actually following Christianity"

Really? I think you are copping out. It's all too easy to pass those atrocities off as "not really Christian" Especially when it is equally all to easy to villify Muslims for their attrocities throughout history. Those people claimed they were doing gods own work and used words from the bible to justify.
DCM in FL Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 1:00 PM
The Koran directly justifies violence. The Bible doesn't. Violence in the name of the Bible is a misapplication of its words. Violence in the name of the Koran is not.
ELViking Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 1:02 PM
In the bibles words......what happens to a man that lays with another man?
Jack2894 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 1:05 PM
That's flatly wrong.

Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13: "First, Thou shalt not lie with a man, as with a woman: it is abomination. Second, If a man lie with a man, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them"
DCM in FL Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 1:08 PM
Currently, nothing.

In the OT, when some very significant things were different, there would be a different answer. But since you ask in the present tense, you apparent don't understand the very important distinction between OT & NT. As such, you lose the argument with anyone who has that understanding.
DCM in FL Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 1:12 PM
"That's flatly wrong"

I see you don't get the OT/NT distinction either. Congratulations! You qualify for being justly ignored on any remotely relevant topic!
ELViking Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 1:12 PM
In other words, we have to be in the special club or we get no say. That is the single lamest attempt at a cop-out I have ever seen. So lame I am posting your response to Facebook so my friends can have a laugh as well,
DCM in FL Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 1:17 PM
Have to be in the special club or we get no say? Wrong. Rather, you have to be arguing from a position of being informed, rather than being ignorant (as you demonstrate that you are), in order to expect to be taken seriously.

Laugh all you want. Fools often laugh that those who understand more than they do.

I write these words chiefly to women and girls who have had an abortion. Still, it is my humble hope and honest prayer that anyone weighing this life-versus-death choice might also read them with an open mind and a hearing heart.

I share these truths in love. Some of you already know them. Others deny them.

Yet truths they remain.

It is through obedience to Christ and in the authority of His Spirit that I write you this letter. It may be difficult to read, but I pray you will read it.

First, let us dispense with the oft-asserted notion that,...