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Headlines (December 24)

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I thought for today, just to be different, I would grab headlines only from other blogs.

Canada’s Homosexual Marriage Ruling – My friend Leslie, who is a lawyer, decided to tackle the Canadian Supreme Court’s “opinion” on homosexual marriage. With her legal mind she can read out of the document things that most of us probably missed altogether. Part one of her analysis is here with part two coming later.

The Apologist’s Verse – Every apologist knows 1 Peter 3:15 which reads (in the NASB), “but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always [being] ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;” What most people do not realize is that this verse not only tells us that we need to be able to defend our faith, but it also includes an affirmation of Christ’s deity. James White has more.

Ugh – Check out Doug’s vulgar but hilarious link.

Is Swearing Sinful? – Most Christians believe and agree that swearing, by which I refer to using profanity, not taking the Lord’s name in vain, is sinful. But what happens when a believer creates a fictional or even semi-fictional setting and includes swearing in it? This is what David Heddle of He Lives writes about this week. You can read about it here.


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