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September 20, 2019 8:00 pm

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This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we’ll recap last week’s Speaker Series event on social justice. You can watch the video of Darrell Harrison’s message here. Thank you to all of you who attended, watched, and supported the event.

We’ll also discuss the worldview behind some currents news stories, such as:

- The allegation that the “Christian right” is driving people away from religion

- Communist China forcing churches to remove the 10 Commandments and put up quotes from President Xi Jinping.

- The ongoing battle over religious rights vs. homosexual/transgender demands...

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World in the new talk about some current events here from a biblical perspective right here today on the Christian worldview radio program with the mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview Christians and to share the good news that all can be reconciled to God. Putting your faith in Jesus Christ we host our website is the Christian were glad you joined us today here on the Christian worldview radio program going to talk about some issues going on the news from a biblical perspective. But before we get to that.

I just wanted to thank all of you who came out to our events this past weekend both that the Christian review speaker series event on Sunday evening and also are golf and dinner events on Monday and I both events went went very well and maybe some of you who don't live in the Twin Cities area were able to watch online speaker series event with Darrell Harrison is his link the video of it.

If you missed I thought I start out today by just giving a few points that I took away from the event on social justice how social justice is impacting the gospel in the church and Darrell Harrison's message and couple the key points that that stuck with me is understanding the difference between justice and mercy. That's a key thing here discern because social justice is so Darrell mentioned is that it's difficult to define because it's so big it's it's the pursuit of social justice is the rationale used to to gain power, especially in in government because we need a more equitable society. There's a difference between equity and equality qualities. Treating everyone the same equity is is forcing equal outcomes and that's what social justice is about is trying to create an equitable society, whether through race or or gender or sexual orientation or immigrations.

All these different issues. It entails so many things you have to keep in mind what it's about. That is a big difference between justice and mercy. So justice is rendering to someone what is due them by the law. Okay so another words here's an example of justice. It it would be unjust to enact capital punishment to kill someone without giving them fair trial without evidence that will be unjust.

Sort of like what happened to Jesus Christ, a kangaroo court trial like that executing one who would never sin that is unjust or or shortchanging someone in a in a in a financial arrangement of someone. Let's say wants to buy something from you and it's it's a way it's it's it's price by the pound and you you change the weight so that it appears to be more weight than actually is and so therefore you have charge more than you should've that is unjust, rendering to someone what is due them. You you do your due someone correct correct engagement by the law. That's justice. So, it's also by the way that not only is unjust to enact capital punishment some without fair trial evidence. I also believe it's unjust biblically to not punish someone who has committed that crime was evident. So if someone has premeditated glee with evidence, with witnesses killed someone. I think it's unjust to not punish that person according to what Scripture says, especially in the.

The Old Testament says justice, rendering some what is due them by the law. Mercy is voluntary compassion toward someone in need and that's where the whole thing gets confused. They call it social justice as if the inequities are inequalities in society are are wrong toward toward up a specific person or group, whereas mercy is voluntary compassion toward someone needs an example that is giving money to a poor person they they aren't do that you don't then they're not compelled that by law that everyone should have your money and be given things. But someone wants to help that dad's compassions. Voluntary justice is, is, as it is a compulsion by law mercy as a compassion out of the.

The voluntary nature of the heart. So what happened to social justice are now to combine these two ideas of justice versus mercy, social justice turns mercy or compassion into law in the Bible doesn't do that and I think the quote by Tim Keller, the founder of the Gospel coalition I read this quote in the introduction to the message by Darrell Harrison last Sunday night. His quote from his book generous justice Keller is the founder of the Gospel coalition were so much of this social justice ideology is coming out of an evangelical world today so Keller writes in his book generous just as a listen to this quote carefully. If you do not actively and generously share your resources with the poor.

You are a robber you are unjust unquote you see that there see how he does that. If you do not actively and generously share your resources with the poor you are robber that that's illegal, that's a matter of justice you you are you are doing wrong according to the law did nothing to do there to do with the voluntary compassion you are doing wrong you are robber you are unjust right saying you are unmerciful or uncompassionate or you should do more. According to Scripture, you should be obedient to Scripture, and do the law know you are unjust.

See, that's this little sleight-of-hand that's taking place right now turning what should be mercy in the justice big difference. Big difference. To understand that's key that came out of the that this is speaker series event this past weekend. Another question asked Darrell was why is there rarely any mention of the greatest if you want to talk about social injustice in society today.

The greatest social injustice by far is that babies who have no say in the matter are having or having their lives ended through abortion.

That is the greatest injustice and that's the one that doesn't seem to be talked about too much by the social justice. Since this is a glaring emission omission.

There's nothing more unjust than losing your life by the arbitrary decision of another person does nothing more unjust injustice than that. So why isn't that at the top of the list of those evangelicals who are pursuing social justice. Well, I think the reason is that social justice is a politically-based and motivated because that is designed to empower in in large government that's all this only reason it can be because how could you overlook that one is not as not being the number one social injustice. The abortion is the highest sacrament of the left it's it's a religious value of the left and so it makes me very skeptical about evangelicals when they talk about social injustice, but they don't ever really mention very frequently a lease the greatest social injustice of her day which is abortion. The next thing I learned from the event on social justice has to do with the issue of partiality and that is at the root of social justice, social justice is un-biblical partiality.

It shows partiality to certain politically correct groups of partiality over Scripture will get all the verses. But the Bible basically says don't be partial, don't show partiality or favoritism to one person or one group over another. Don't be partial to the poor, or to the rich don't do things to treat them with the quality treat people the same. Not trying to please when you when you show partiality towards one group your by definition showing impartiality to another. So let's take an example of this. Blacks are seen in the social justice world are seen as old and oppressed group by whites so evangelicals take this as well.

There's been great injustices in our country and we don't have the kind of representation that general society is calling for with regard to race, so we haven't had very many elders on our church board who are of minority ethnicity.

We in our ministry leadership or are seminaries. We need more black professors. We need more literature in curriculum that comes from the black back black authors and so forth and so therefore to do that we are going to purposely select people, and curriculum content based on someone's ethnicity, your showing partiality when you're doing that you you if if the top priority in selecting someone or some content is based on their ethnicity rather than that the content of what is the conduct of their character showing partial un-biblical partiality is this is that the wrong thing to do because when you're doing that you may be saying you have selected this particular minority candidate over this particular white candidate of this white count is worked hard and done in Welner there more qualified than this other cannibal government of be partial towards the white one push them back in impartial toward the black candidate.

That's just that's just wrong.

We should be color blind in the way we select people for things and so we don't aren't on biblically impartial third. Next thing I learned from this particular event is that social justice is not a gospel issue, as were being told over and over again charity, mercy, compassion, those are gospel issues.

So for Christians listing trying to figure out what this whole social justice thing is about the difference between keeping the difference clear between justice and mercy.

Charitable action voluntary compassion. These are all gospel issues and so do those do charity do compassion help the poor help widows help orphans as Scripture says, do those things but don't think of it as justice and don't call it justice because either your confusing law with grace and then look to the example of Jesus and his disciples and how they were involved with the social injustices of their day. They weren't Jesus never picketed her or petitioned government to try to overturn structures of injustice in his society and their society was far more unjust in our society will ever be Jesus and his apostles kept on focusing on the gospel sound doctrine. He was focused on her change because when heart change then comes the compassion the charity, the mercy all from a voluntary and willing heart. So Christians need to be discerning on this issue of social justice is the issue being discussed. Actually unjust that the first question we need to ask is the particular issue that's being called a social injustice. Is it actually on just as so many of these police shootings of minorities recalled Nino G. Unjust will was there was there. We are correct caused by a police officer for defending himself. It is there really this overarching systemic injustice that police are targeting minorities. I don't see the evidence for that. You can't take some the a few examples of it and then and then create a whole rule that systemic injustice going across the country so ask yourself first. Is this issue an actual unjust injustice is the proposed solution biblical we talked about church board ethnicities dethrone an offer of a certain ethnicity or gender in a church elder board. Should there be partiality. Choate shown, or should we select people based on their actual biblical qualifications and and not look at someone's melanin in their skin is as Darrell Harrison likes to call it the number three is is the primacy of the gospel always being presented as the solution to social injustices member the example of Jesus, and that is that it's his disciples. They were all about the salvation of individual souls and by the way of the off product of that is when someone is regenerated, they tend to be here. They should be much last unjust toward other people because they've regenerated part, so these are some the things I learned from the weekend on the social justice event. The speaker series event and again you can watch it for yourself.

I tell you it's to give a lot to me was a lot there me near. It was a lot of substance in that message need to listen to it very carefully to gather all he had to say and you can do okay coming up in the program. Want to get into our topic for the day which is worldview in the news a lot of different events going on. A look at them from a biblical perspective. Coming back after this listing the Christian review and David, there is an abundance of resources available in Christian bookstores and online sad reality is that many of them even some of the most popular do not lead to a sound and strong faith. The aim of the Christian world deal is to identify and offer resources that are biblically faithful and deep in your walk with God in our online store. We have a wide range of resources for all ages, adult and children's books and DVDs, Bibles and devotionals, unique gifts and more so browse our store at the Christian world. and find enriching resources for yourself, family, friends, small group or church.

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As we look at some issues and the news today we have a lot of them almost every week is a take in the news and get get emails from certain organizations and also much going on in the country in the world at any given time that we tend to on this program tend to focus each program on a on the topic and was big go deep into that topic.

Whatever the topic is for the most the time the full hour interview someone. Whatever will this week we decide dual thumb a little bit different and try to cover a lot of stories rather than just one over the entire hour and try to exercise biblical biblical worldview. As we look at the stories are so much that comes out every single day. Everything has a worldview attached to it. So as you read these stories you're gonna see how the worldview comes out of how Christians can apply a biblical worldview to what these events are taking place around us of the first story comes from the website.

538. This apparently had I've heard of it. I don't visit this website like I and I know it's a quite a popular website with a lot of news and and so forth and commentary in the title of this story on 530. It is at the Christian right is helping drive liberals away from religion to get that so it's the Christian right so if you're Christian and conservative politically, you're the 1 Helping Dr. liberals away from religion. So you're hurting the cause of Christ. You're her, you're hurting the great commission by being a Christian and conservative. There's just a lot there just even the title of the story, so let's get down into some of the meat here of the story just a few paragraphs in this little commentary. Few weeks ago, the Democratic National Committee formally acknowledged what is been evident for quite some time. Nonreligious voters are a critical part of the party's base in a one-page resolution passed at its annual summer meeting the DNC called on Democrat politicians to recognize and celebrate the contributions of nonreligious Americans who make up one third of Democrats in response to this Robert Jeff Jeffress, a Dallas pastor with close ties to Pres. Trump appeared on Fox News saying the Democrats are finally admitting they are a godless party. This is hardly a new argument Christian conservative Christian leaders have been repeating some version of that claim for years and have often called on religious conservatives and Republican politicians to defend the country against the growing wave of liberal secularism.

And it's true that liberals have been leaving organized religion in high numbers over the past decades, but blaming the Democrats as Jeffress and others are want to do doesn't capture the profound role listen to this.

The profound role that conservative Christian activists have played in transforming the countries religious landscape and the role they appear to have played in liberals rejection of organized religion, so Christians are to blame commentary or Christians are to blame for people becoming nonreligious and going to the Democrat party went to sociologist article continues, Michael Hout and Claude Fisher begin to look at possible explanations for why so many Americans were suddenly becoming secular. Those conventional reasons couldn't explain why religious affiliation started to fall in the mid-1990s. In a paper published in 2002. They offered a new theory. Quote distaste for the Christian right's involvement with politics was prompting some left-leaning Americans to walk away from religion. They have to read a sentence like that and look at the look at the modifiers in their distaste for the Christian right's involvement. Paul was prompting some, they offered a theory may have a myth. It's just like evolution about the worth may have been involved. 2 billion years ago with all these little out terms in there that they give them room to be wrong last paragraph it was a simple but compelling explanation why it as white evangelical Protestants became an increasingly important constituents constituency for the GOP. The Christian conservative political agenda. Listen to this focused primarily on issues of sexual morality including opposition to gay marriage and abortion became an integral part of the parties pitch to its own voters, but it was still framed as part of an excess stencil struggle to protect the countries religious foundation from incursions by the secular left Hout in Fisher.

These two sociologist argued that the Christian right hadn't just roused religious voters from the political salt slumber left-leaning people with weaker religious ties also started opting out of religion because they disliked Christian conservative social agenda.

Okay, now there's a lot there and it's a lot wrong.

People don't switch political parties because of their dislike of Christian conservatives that this is this isn't about disliking Christians and in their holding to abortion, antiabortion, and for biblical marriage North about why people go in and in vote Democrat because they dislike God's laws they don't like abortion didn't like the restraints of God on their on morality on marriage and so forth. In a like that about disliking Christians they don't like Christians, God they like Christians Revelation in the word of God. It's about suppressing the truth. They want to get out of the party that that they want to get into a party that least that Moore suppresses the truth which is the Democrat party today for the wrath of God.

Romans once that is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth of unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them. For God made it evident to them.

You see when we only run away from God's laws. We are suppressing the truth. That is all around us were suppressing the truth that the God shows us by creation all around us that it did, that the heavens declare the glory of God.

It's obvious that look around you and how could this happen by accident. All this creation had to have a creator to suppress that they suppress their conscience in their heart. God put something in their heart that knows right from wrong. Have a suppresses that and then they suppress the revolution that the communication the revelation from God the Word of God. What is explicitly says they suppress that and so they go to the party that more favors where there worldview is so it's it's it's like saying this mess in the opposites like saying people become Christians because of the secularism or the religious leftism of the Democrat party and that that's just ridiculous.

Who would think that no they go to where there God they can. They go to whether they want their God to be people go to where they want to worship and in the left government is there God and so they want to go there to worship the God of government. That's the idol they choose to worship now.

Conversely, it doesn't mean if you're Republican that you worship God. That is absolutely not the case. But Christians what they do is they read God's word. They see what God's word says about life is Caesar says about marriage is Caesar says about morality, it sees what it says about the sinful nature of man and having limited government to separate the power of sinful man and they gravitate toward that party. Not because the Christian party simply because the party has at least more representation of what their worldview what their faith teaches them from being a Christian. It's a simple as that. These people who are giving excuses that people go to the Democrat party because their trip there. They dislike Christians conservatives know they just can't get past the God of the Bible and what he says about morality and in life and of many other issues you have. The implication of this is that conservative Christians are hypocrites know that it is true that this article is meant inattention to shame Christians so to keep Christians now yeah you're right we leave.

We were such hypocrites weave weirdest vote fixated on two issues, marriage and life were no perfect fixated on many, many more issues than that, but those are two of the prominent ones yes it's intended to shame Christians and you hear this coming from the evangelical world. By the way, now that if you're Christian you say have to vote for a Republican. Many Democrats it you can you can vote for as well.

There other issues that are just as important as marriage, in morality, and being pro-life.

I don't see that I don't see any issue in the Democrat party that is is better represented for Christians, then, would be in the Republican Party so another words they just people just like the big one, they would say, what, why and how can a Christian before in the Democrat party is is so much more. So much better for the poor and the hurting in this country well that that that the implications the that the reality of that is what you have to do to be able to help the poor in the Democrat vision.

It is the coerced to steal take money from people unwilling givers and then redistributed redistributed to those who they deem the ones that are the needy. It's all about big government goes back to the social justice issue.

The differencing justice and mercy. Christians should believe in mercy, voluntary compassion toward those in need. The left believes in the opposite coerced Outlook obligatory justice for those that they deem our need. Big difference. There okay so there is a related story on this that I think you think will how can it possibly related talking about the Christian right is helping drive liberals away from religion to what's Taking Pl. in China right now. The next story from the Christian Post says China makes churches replace the 10 Commandments with she shooting pain quotes okay. There's a replacement going on here. You can a see as we before Jacob will have time to get this before the sex break will get to it after the break of the star reading the article that China will mute is treated churches across China's central problem is the province of he-man have been forced to replace the 10 Commandments with Pres. G Zheng pangs quotes amid pressure from the government as human rights magazine has revealed the report was at the 10 Commandments have been removed from nearly every three self church. Three. Self church is a Protestant denomination.

China has three principles of self-government's self-support and self propagation in the indigenous missionary work out their principles of the three self church and they have the government is mandated that the 10 Commandments be removed from these churches was interesting how the Chinese government took a lot longer than the American government did take the 10 Commandments out of society. Talk about more about that after this next regular day here on the Christian will the prosperity gospel is a prominent false gospel that God offers health, wealth and prosperity.

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Just go to websites I was right there be archived there for you to watch it. The Christian world is webs that we can do that forgot to mention something that previous story, by the way, about what was on the Newark from the other magazine. 538. As of the Christian right is helping drive people or liberals away from religion other words, it's because of Christian conservatives that people move over the Democrat party because they tend to dislike their political activism so much why I didn't give the reason why more people become secularists said that it's if this is a a a straw man argument. This is not the case or suppressing the truth in unrighteousness.

That's where they want to be. They want to go to where they can worship their own.which is government but was the reasons are becoming more secular. Well the reason is this. There's at least three because this is the default nature of man. They don't want to be under the authority of God, and they sense in the Republican Party there there still a semblance of that left with regards to that the basis for why the party believes in being pro-life of these Christians in the party doing why Christians believe that marriage is between one man and one woman, and why Christians believe that it's better to have a limit more limited government and why of compassion helping those in need should be done out out of voluntary means rather than coerced means okay so they do want those things are biblical principles and they don't want to be under that that want to be in the authority of God anyway so they go over to the other party were there is just that, and if there is, any semblance of religion their sides completely reimagined so-called Christianity until a leftist Christianity.

Second reason people become more secular in addition to that the default nature of man to did not want to be under God's authority is that the educational system is completely brainwashed the country reading this article right now about removing the 10 Commandments from churches in China and really reap replacing them with G Zheng paying there their presidents is quotes read in the Bible is because there is been a educational system in our country that remove the 10 Commandments and has completely brainwashed this country without any semblance of anything related to God in the Bible. And if you look at the educational system and what decades and decades in the hundred years ago the Bible was likely use as part of the curriculum.

The 10 Commandments is on the wall there was prayer in schools. Kids were growing up, immersed, whether they were actual Christians, born-again Christians or not. They were brought up with the consciousness that there was a higher authority which is God. There are laws that supersede man's laws, and there was a respect and reverence for that desk and been completely stripped out of the educational system of this country just like the 10 Commandments are being stripped of the churches in China and so therefore people grow up not with a Christian influence and let the group secularized. Could that be the reasoning that seemed like a much more logical reason than saying that Christian conservatives are making people more secular. Finally, think the final reason that there are more secularists is that the church in this country no longer holds mainstream influence. Okay, back in the day again hundred years ago hundred 50 years ago. The point of greatest influence in this country. I was not the media not political leaders.

It was in the entertainment industry, musicians, and was in corporate America. It was the pulpit at the church people come to church. They will be influenced by what was being preached in church and that hold the greatest point of influence in the church no longer hold that is lots of reasons why again goes back the first reason the default nature of man man tends toward disorder.

Just as the universe does because we live in a corrupted world and our hearts are corrupt, but I also think there is some responsibility in the church there that when you stop preaching all of Scripture, the hard truth of Scripture, we try to become like the culture when your methodology changes to try to appease the world. You are just going to have less influence you can be less different from the world and people are gonna see the relevance for them. But Nessie was a lot like the world water out that I want something different and so they don't. The church no longer holds that mainstream influence. Okay, back to the article on China removing the 10 Commandments from churches and think about that the biblical command was given to Moses. This article says, in the Christian Post which include usually have no other gods before me.

You should not make yourself an idol have been replaced with quotes from G Zheng paying their supreme Emperor, including X excerpts from his speeches at essential United front work Department meeting the course socialist values in Chinese culture will help to immerse various religions of the of China support religious community and in interpreting religious thought doctrines and teachings in a way that conforms with the needs of the progress of the times resolutely guard against infiltration of Western ideology and consciously resist the influence of extremist thought, because disobeying orders is seen as opposing the Communist Party some three self churches have been shut down for not implementing the rule will other congregations have been threatened to be blacklisted by the government and see that there was one pastor said the government's first step is to prohibit religious couplets or verses Bible verses. Then it dismissed. Remember, this is the is the path year ahead in America down the road you'll hopefully this will happen, but this is the path forward.

The government's first step is to prohibit religious couplets or verses that dismantles crosses and starts to implement the four requirements by ordering the national flag and course socialist values to be placed in churches surveillance cameras to monitor believers in religious active activities are then installed.

The last step is to replace the 10 Commandments was G.

Zheng, pings speeches while this is really eerily similar. Not quite, to that extent, yet, but what is being done here in America trying to strip everything Christian in America.

Basically taking anything Christian out of the public square. The separation of so-called church and state. The removal of the 10 Commandments from school. This is where big government always goes and this is why, for the sake of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of evangelism. All the freedoms that are enshrined in our Constitution. Christian should be for limited government more separation of powers, more freedom of speech more the freedom to be offended. Frankly if you if you don't have the freedom to be offended.

You don't really have any freedoms at all. We should be for people having the freedom to say what they want as long as not inciting people to violence your to do to harm someone physically, but we should be for the freedom of speech, not the freedom to not be offended that that that leads to where would this politically correct world were going into today.

So China is further down this path of starting to require adherence to their worldview in churches. America is already there in it and mandating adherence to their secular worldview, our schools and in broader society and government is only a matter of time before us just to get into the churches as well not do that. Bye-bye the way through the antidiscrimination policies of if you don't marry two people of the same sex will you should be able to have tax-exempt status so you don't lose your tax-exempt below put the pressure on the screws will be tightened on Christians as they are speaking about the next article to see worldview in the news is from the New York Post. This article is entitled Christian artists who refuse LGBT Q homosexual customers. They win discrimination suit.

Now here's a little bit of positive news that is taken place over the last several years with his been lots of negative news, bad news for Christians who want to live by. Not just think, but lived by their Christian beliefs. The sarcomere pulse is out of Phoenix.

The free-speech rights of two Christian artists who make wedding invitations were violated by an antidiscrimination ordinance in Phoenix that makes it illegal to refuse service to same-sex couples for religious reasons, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled in 43 just by one vote this past Monday.

Basically the these two women.

The names are Duca and Koski they would have a a wedding invitation business and make part of the business of making custom wedding, designing custom wedding invitations so same-sex couple couple came in they wanted a wedding invitation, custom designed for their wedding so-called wedding in Duca and Koski refused to do that is directly use our artistic skills to defund is to design something that that violates our sincerely held religious beliefs and they were sued as result of it in a lost and lower corporate. Fortunately, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled for three that that was wrong for them to be have to be forced compelled to make a wedding invitation that violated their religious beliefs that the High Court said this Duca and Koski's belief about same-sex marriage may seem old-fashioned or even offensive to some, the court majority wrote but the guarantees of free speech and freedom of religion are not only for those who are deemed sufficiently enlightened, advanced or progressive. They are for everyone.

I look at the dissenting opinion, said the courts minority said the case doesn't concern the content of custom wedding products, but instead pertains to the issue of identity for customers. Today's decision is also deeply troubling. They said because his reasoning cannot be limited limited to discrimination related to same-sex marriage or base in the beliefs of anyone religion but instead extends more broadly to the claims the right of by businesses to deny services to disfavored customers.

There is that we did a program on this early this year who's going to win the battle in this country between the demands of the homosexual movement or their the religious rights that are enshrined in our Constitution.

There are so many stories like this all the time and in this this story is just one bit of good news in a sea of bad news, usually the Christians lose in this regard because discrimination is is the is is the greatest injustice of our day that someone would refuse service because they have a sincerely held Christian belief.

I really believe that true liberty should allow a business owner to reserve refuse service for anyone for any reason mean if if there is a homosexual, owned a wedding invitation company and they want to refuse service to Christians, so be it. Go find another wedding invitation maker. Why sue the person let people have freedom of speech, freedom of association in this country as the Constitution enshrined. This is David Weeden coming back in the Christian review after this environmental scaremongering is the favored tactic of the left to gain massive government control.

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Monthly partners can choose to receive resources throughout the year, 1888 646-2233 or go to the Christian world Thank you for your support for final segment of the day here in the Christian review radio program David Weiner Hollister website, the Christian real. going over some worldviews in the news this week discussing lots of different stories going on. We mention the last segment story about these wedding invitation makers. Christians who refuse to make a a custom wedding invitation for same-sex wet marriage and they lay lost in the first court case.

Now they won by the Arizona Supreme Court. This particular thing of the homosexual movement plays out in stories just all over the place all the time have two more me to briefly cover here.

This from the Duke Chronicle, the Duke student government sent you Nana's unanimous unanimously hard for me to cite declined to recognize young life as an official Duke student group at its Wednesday meeting on why would Duke student group why when they recognize young life as a chartered student group. Can you think about why why that would be just like every other story these days. Young life is a national Christian organization has branches serving middle and high school students in Durham and Chapel Hill. The group had requested official recognition to recruit and support a greater number of students, as it already has a following on campus, but young life was rebuffed over concerns about the national organization national organizations policies concerning homosexual leaders at last week's Duke meeting Duke senators nor the national organizations group rule barred LGBT Q plus individuals from leadership positions in that violates Duke's antidiscrimination nondiscrimination statement in the Constitution, so to think about that a Christian organization cannot be recognized by Duke University because they hold to a biblical view of man and woman marriage. Think about that that you won't be recognize there there is there is the band we just read about in China right it's the same thing in just a different form here in America. You cannot have that view can't be deemed not you Need to deemed discriminatory unit or your document recognized the same thing. Another is a look over this whole one either Fox News California adds Iowa to its travel ban. Now why would California care about band there federal are there are state employees, including their university teams and so forth. Why would they had do a travel ban against Iowa all will. Here's the answer because Iowa has refused to fund gender transition surgeries that California now suspect is added Iowa to the list of states to on its ever expanding travel ban list because of that state's new prohibition against funding state funding of gender transition search surgeries under Medicaid. Okay, so they're going to ban all their state employees and their athletic teams from going to Iowa because Iowa State doesn't actually fund gender transition service surgeries under Medicaid or Medicare.

I guess it is the moral righteousness year of the left and of those who who who do these kinds of things is is really on full display.

This is really no different than the communist government in China is the state of California is using the power they have.

They don't have the same power as the Chinese government so they can't going to churches and pull out the 10 Commandments, but if they had that power they would slither using all the power they have, to enforce their ungodly values of the different hurt, Iowa for having a policy they disagree with. If they had more power. By the way, they would be to making churches in California take on the 10 Commandments. If they had the power they would because they deem those churches to be discriminatory against LGBT Q plus values and so therefore that needs to be takedown met met. I need to be shut down if you're preaching that way. That's what they would do if they could, but in the meantime, they have to just stick with doing things like travel bands against places that they deem offensive of the final story is on this story. You probably heard about this when this was the case recently that there was an abortion doctor who recently died in in Illinois and when they went to his home afterwards they found the bodies of over 2000 fetuses or babies in his home, and I believe he lived near South Bend, Indiana thing across the border in in in Illinois. From there, and so of course that the natural question was fours peekaboo to judge the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is running for president what his thoughts were on this completely gruesome discovery.

So here's what Pete Buddha judge says in response to this discovery of over 2000 bodies of aborted babies in this abortion doctors home like everyone find that is out of Illinois anyway for serving on think it's an important letter that Foley is also about time when women data. There's no serving okay. He gives two reasons and needs to be is distributing unacceptable I think any any person with the any kind of conscience would say that, but did you notice the pivot there, the pivot to that. Well I hope this discovery doesn't hurt women's health women's healthcare. You mean will abortion it doesn't cause any further setbacks to the abortion industry. This is Pete Buddha judge right. The professing Christian right always talks about God in the Bible on your the EE liberal view of God in the Bible on the campaign trail he's worried about. Yes it was bad that this happened but I just hope this doesn't lead to anything worse happening or anything bad happening to the progress of abortion in this country. That should tell you everything you need to know about Pete. Buddha judges worldview. So we have time maybe for one more story here. Ms. Siewert could be. We have about three will have to not sure what's one to pick see here will see this so so so many stars so little time will here's another one related to abortion. This was from California.

Once again, you can see what what happens if you don't think power politics matters. Consider California where is completely controlled by Democrats and leftists.

Now, California legislator has voted to force colleges to dispense abortion pills from life site news, the California Senate gave a final approval Friday to legislation to force colleges again mandates and university to provide chemical abortion pills and now awaits the signature of Gov. Gavin Newsom, so not each public university student center has to offer by medication techniques help what they call healthcare services for abortion for students. So just think about that for a second. Now the taxpayers of California will have to fund abortion pills being given to students on their university campuses it you just really just there right about the progressive label for their party progresses into a more ungodly God rebelling and God rejecting worldview by the day. Thank you for listening today to the Christian real radio programs we talked about worldview in the Newsday misting. The program guy was here that the Christian world of there is a lot of bad news. What we discovered today things going the wrong way, coupled with the good news as well to the best news is the best news is that God has offered a way for sinful man to be made right with him to forgive us and he did that through sending his son to pay the penalty we deserved to pay on the cross for our sin and that by repenting of your sin and putting your faith in the person and work of Christ be made right with God.

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