This blog deals with issues pertaining to natural dignity and worth that all humanity deserves under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. You will find articles about Life issues pertinent to Christian living and faith.
“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup
Saturday, November 26, 2016
LIGHT OF THE SON IN A NEW DARK AGE
How could it have happened in Canada? At the beginning of
the 20th Century, we were a Christian nation, but within 100 years
we were a secular nation. We now are even seeing social policy that is
anti-Christian by design or in its application.
Nowhere is this more evident than in how the most vulnerable amongst us are
mistreated. Rampant tax funded abortion
is taking the lives of 100,000 unborn children annually. Now euthanasia and
assisted suicide for the dying, chronically ill and severely disabled has been
Followers of Christ must put aside denominational
differences and stand together in the present darkening age into which we are
descending. We must speak for the sanctity and value of all human life. This is
critically important. Jesus Christ is the light of the world. His transforming
light exists in sharp contrast to the New Dark Age. I believe we are being
called to shine the penetrating light of Christ love and truth into that
I want to see grassroots Christian unity and collective
displays of Christ-like love and determination to oppose abortion, euthanasia
and assisted suicide. We can work with secular groups like the Euthanasia
Prevention Coalition whenever and wherever possible but our central and publicly
proclamation is our loyalty to Christ and Biblical truth. We must be witnesses
for sunlit uplands of Christ’s love on a confused, barren, darkened and increasingly
loveless landscape. Only someone who has not experience the light of Christ would refer to our death culture as "sunny ways". It is only sunny ways for the powerful, healthy, rich and loved. Christians must take the light of the Son to the powerless, the sick, the poor and unloved. It has always been that way.
As you probably noticed, there is a major lobby effort in
bioethics, with secular politicians, the courts and supported by the media to embrace and normalize abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide
for the unwanted, the sick and the disabled.
Followers of Christ must come together for the sanctity of human life and raise a chorus of voices to stem what seems like an unstoppable tide of darkness. Don't be fooled. The darkness can be stopped by the Light of Christ. We must
resolutely stand for the common good and human interdependence under Biblical Truth as truth.
We will be opposed and criticized. Expect it. Efforts will be made to
silence and marginalize us. But our loyalty is to Christ and Christian love
expressed and never with anti-Christian secularism enforced.
Reach out in friendship and Christian love to abortion minded women in crisis
pregnancies. Show them a better a better life-affirming way that honours
their lives and the lives of their children. Befriend people grieving acquired
disability – whether physical or mental. Lift up their value and help restore their sense of self-worth so that suicide
(assisted or otherwise) is not chosen.Use online communications to reach out to, and speak for, the most
vulnerable amongst us, and pursue of life with dignity – even when life is
near its end.
Dying can be seen as the last phase of living in which the
bonds of humanity can be strengthened. It’s all a matter of spiritual
perspective. The light of the Son can shine through our New Dark Age.
Mark [Click on image below for Third Day "Jesus, Light of the World"]
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