BP This Week: The Reality of Evil

In the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting the U.S. has ever seen, we mourn with the families of those killed or wounded in Las Vegas. Our hosts reflect on the reality of evil, and how Christians are called to combat it and to bring healing, and on how we can still believe in and love a God Who allows evil men to carry out such acts.

At the same time, we celebrate an exciting step forward for the pro-life movement. The U.S. House of Representatives has just passed a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of gestation–the point at which we know unborn babies can feel pain. It faces stiff opposition from Democrats in the Senate and disinterest from Republicans. President Trump has vowed to sign it, if it passes. Now is the time to let your U.S. senators know what you expect from them.

Resources

One-on-One with Pastor Vance Pitman on the Tragedy in Las Vegas
  • Ed Stetzer
  • Christianity Today
  • October 2, 2017
Mourning in the Wake of Las Vegas
  • John Stonestreet
  • BreakPoint
  • October 3, 2017
House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban
  • John Stonestreet
  • BreakPoint
  • October 5, 2017
How to contact U.S. Senators
  • United States Senate

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  • gladys1071

    Persuasion is agriculture. The brain is a forest, which, once grown, has real mass and real stubbornness. Women raised to seeing abortion as a right rather than a wrong are not suddenly going to think differently without a conversion experience of real emotional power — hence, the effectiveness of the ultrasound and other imaging technology. It provides the necessary visceral impact — the scythe or ax or forest fire, if you will — for mental change.

    you can also say this about the pro-life view. Their are people that change from pro-life to pro-choice view, they also have a moment of realization that they cannot buy into their current view anymore.

    What about the reverse experience?

    Neither side has the monopoly on truth, all it is prioritization, do you prioritize the unborn or the woman? who’s rights come first? that is what this question is about really?

    • Scott

      “Neither side has the monopoly on truth, all it is prioritization, do you prioritize the unborn or the woman? who’s rights come first? that is what this question is about really?”

      This is an interesting thought… I just don’t understand why we “prioritize” rights in the first place? Christians should champion human rights. All human rights are equal in the eyes of God. Christ illustrates this in his teachings, for example He gives us clues like:

      “But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” Luke 14: 13-14

      I think the better question is how do we define rights? What is a right and why are we entitled to it? That might be the better conversation. In my honest opinion, we disguise our desires by calling them rights but our desires get in the way of another person’s right to choice. Doesn’t God give us the right to choose Him or not? I do not have the right to choose my spouse if she does not wish to be chosen by me, therefore the only right I have is choice. Same as her. What about life? Does the woman have the right to kill an unborn child before that child has a chance to decide? Doesn’t the child get a choice?

      • Just One Voice

        Wow, very well stated!

        • Scott

          Thanks for the compliment!