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Technology Dictates Morality

Technology dictates morality—really? Isn’t technology morally neutral? How can it dictate morality? Is not the reverse the truth: morality dictates technology? What is the truth here? Western society has been trained to worship technology.

Technology has proven humanly beneficial in so many ways. It has relieved suffering in incredible ways. Technological advances in medicine save lives and speed recovery for those afflicted. Moving from point A to point B is so much faster and easier today than it was just one hundred years ago. Cars, trucks, and airplanes have made so much difference. Computers have made recordkeeping a cinch and thus have freed manpower to be creative in the workplace. Children no longer even need a typing teacher; a computer program does the teaching.

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Optional Illusions

The title of this article is a play on words. A common term is optical illusion, which is defined as “a visual experience in which there is some kind of false perception of what is actually there”.

It could be the sleight of hand when someone pulls rabbits out of a hat, or seeing a mirage of a lake in the middle of a desert. An illusion is simply something that deceives.

It is the tendency of fallen man to believe whatever most closely fits his agenda. Choosing to believe a lie, or refusing to accept truth is not unusual. Overrating possibilities or believing the illogical is quite common. Evolution is just one of many examples. Creation scientist Duane Gish likes to say, “It is unbelievable what an unbeliever has to believe in order to be an unbeliever.”

All too often, professing Christians are not far behind. Deceiving themselves, they choose to believe that which clearly contradicts the Word of God.

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Health Care - Medical, Natural, or Supernatural

We live in a world which offers us an almost endless list of choices when it comes to taking care of our health. We are bombarded every day by advertisements promoting a huge variety of products, procedures, and practitioners, all of them promising to either make us healthy or else keep us healthy.

For the Bible-believing Christian, does it matter how we choose among the various health-care options? Is this a choice that is basically amoral, without any definite “right and wrong”? Or, is it a decision that will significantly impact both our spiritual lives and our eternal destiny?

In the minds of many people, the various health care options can be neatly divided into two categories: medical and natural. The medical category (or “conventional medicine”) includes most of the drugs, surgeries, and other therapies that are approved by the government and used by licensed physicians. The natural category supposedly includes everything that falls outside of the medical category.

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The Age of Television in an Age of Grace

For by grace are ye saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Eph 2:8-9

To many of us, this is a favorite verse, and rightly so. Above all people of any age in history, the church of Jesus Christ today is blessed and favored.

Without merit of our own, God has chosen to grant to us pardon, acceptance, and an invitation to enjoy relationship with Him far more intimate than any previous age has known. Ours is the Age of Grace, and in these later times this Age of Grace happens to co-exist with another age—the Age of Television. Unlike most former generations, every Christian today is confronted with the presence, the attraction, and the influence of television, and the responses of God’s people are quite varied.

Some feel complete liberty to watch television with little or no restraint. Others exercise some restrictions to one degree or another, and some take the radical step of complete abstention.

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The Lion, The Witch, and the Happy Meal: ChristianBeware!


At the end of a short visit with my brother and his family this past weekend in South Carolina, we said our last goodbyes over a late night dinner at the local McDonald’s.

I don’t care much for fast food—especially McDonald’s—but facing a 13 hour drive home we agreed with my brother that it might make a nice grand finale for all our children.

My brother and I grew up at total odds when it came to spiritual things, he an agnostic evolutionist, and me the professing fundamentalist. It seemed we were always at odds on just about every topic. Looking back, I regret most of those debates we had in our childhood.

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They Call It "Hate Speech"

In 2004 the South African Government drafted a Bill for the “Prohibition of Hate Speech”. Its purpose is to “criminalise hate speech,” for the Constitution, Ch. 2, Sect. 16, demands that “advocacy of hatred that is based on race, ethnicity, gender or religion, and that constitutes incitement to cause harm,” be outlawed.

Surely no Christian would disagree, because hatred, except of evil and sin, is forbidden in the Scriptures. Jesus even said: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matt. 5:43-44)

So what exactly constitutes “Hate”?

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Swift Seduction A Look at the Spirit and Growth of Contemporary Christian Music


“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” (Col 3:16)

“Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.” (3 John 1:11)

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The Christian’s PET SIN

Watching television

What is it? Gambling? Liquor, white-collar crime, or sexual immorality? No. It is the use of television.

What began as a scientific breakthrough in the late 40’s with the promise of much good for mankind, has now been used of Satan as an insidious purveyor of filth, obscenity, perversion, violence, and liberal left-wing ideology.

The proliferation of television sets in America has become widespread. Now one could pass by even the poorest of welfare recipients any night of the week, and see the flickering of the TV through the window. He would be undoubtedly watching his favorite filth in living color in the same way as the wealthy. One may do without a telephone or an automobile, but to be without a television would be unthinkable! Many homes have several sets to have more convenient access to their favorite sin.

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Side By Side


They lie on the table side by side
The Holy Bible and the TV Guide.
One is well worn and cherished with pride—
Not the Bible, but the TV Guide.
One is used daily to help folks decide.
No, not the Bible, but the TV Guide.

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