Our friends at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview have released a brief commentary citing the biblical case against racism.
Eric Metaxas writes,
God’s unshakeable and irresistible goal is for people of every tongue, tribe, and nation to worship His Son, Jesus Christ. Revelation 7:9 says, “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.”
That verse alone ought to be the death knell of racism! God is glorified when people of all races worship His Son. It is a picture of the coming heavenly kingdom that we can glimpse right now.
You can read Metaxas’ entire commentary here or listen to it below.
Last week, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office filed a formal notice that it will appeal U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker’s decision to block the state from enforcing four good, pro-life laws.
This will put the four pro-life laws before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Eighth Circuit has recently overturned two of Judge Baker’s past decisions against other pro-life laws and policies.
In 2015 the Arkansas Legislature passed a law requiring abortion clinics performing chemical abortions to contract with a physician who has admitting privileges at a hospital to handle complications from the abortion. In 2016, Judge Baker blocked that law from being enforced.
Last July, a three-judge panel at the Eighth Circuit overturned Judge Baker’s decision, paving the way for this good law to be enforced in Arkansas.
In 2015, Governor Hutchinson directed the state to cut Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood. Following a lawsuit, Judge Baker ruled Arkansas must continue giving Medicaid money to the abortion provider.
However, on August 16 another three-judge panel at the Eighth Circuit overturned that decision as well.
Given the fact the Eighth Circuit has reversed two of Judge Baker’s rulings already, I believe there is a good possibility the Eighth Circuit will reverse her decision against these four pro-life laws as well.
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A chilling news report from CBS found that in Iceland nearly all unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in the womb are aborted.
One tagline for the article said, “Iceland is on pace to virtually eliminate Down syndrome through abortion.”
But despite what many people are saying, Iceland isn’t eradicating Down syndrome. Rather, they’re killing unborn babies who are at risk for Down syndrome.
John Stonestreet with the Colson Center for Christian Worldview writes,
Make no mistake—what we’re witnessing here is the systematic extermination of children who are, by society’s standards, less than perfect.
As Stonestreet points out, research published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics found that 99% of individuals with Down syndrome report being happy and just 4% of parents regretted their decision to keep their child with Down syndrome.