Biblical Points About Abortion, By Neal Pollard

1) Though the Bible nowhere says “Thou shalt not abort a ‘fetus’,” we do know how God regarded the “fetus” Jeremiah. In Jeremiah 1:5, God tells the prophet Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; and before you came out of the womb, I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” This verse says, (a) Jeremiah was produced (fashioned and molded, usually a word describing a potter’s action, Theological Wordbook of the OT, 396) by God, Continue reading “Biblical Points About Abortion, By Neal Pollard”

Was gambling approved of in Bible times?

Some have wondered if casting lots in the Bible is a form of gambling. Lots were used to assign tribal lands (Numbers 26:55), to rotate offices (1 Chronicles 24:5), to identify law offenders (Jonah 1:7), and to select replacements (Acts 1:26). This was not gambling, for no money was wagered in these transactions. It also involved no chance. God was in control of the process and determined the outcome. Solomon wrote, “The lot is cast into the lap: but the whole disposing thereof is of Jehovah” (Proverbs 16:33).  Continue reading “Was gambling approved of in Bible times?”

Tears for Cecil and Cecilia

This past week there was outrage over the death of a lion named Cecil. I am troubled by these events on several levels. First, let me say that I am not informed concerning the circumstances of that hunt. Some questions needing answers might be these. Did the guides tell the hunter this was a legal hunt? Were all the proper fees paid? These questions do not really trouble me however. Continue reading “Tears for Cecil and Cecilia”