5-31-2016 Animal Rights Or Humans Wrong?

“A righteous man regards the life of his animal, But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel” (Proverbs 12:10 NKJV).  God wants us to be kind to our working animals.  “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain” (Deuteronomy 25:4 NKJV).  John Deere tractors may run on ethanol (or corn!).  But “God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27 NKJV).  Humans, not animals, are made in the image of God.  Jesus said God feeds birds, then asked, “Of how much more value are you than the birds?” (Luke 12:24 NKJV).  Though a gorilla protected the child who fell into his Cincinnati Zoo enclosure, the child’s safety and life was worth more than the gorilla’s!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#cincinnati-zoo, #gorilla, #humans, #image-of-god, #kind-to-animals


6-17-2015 The Magna Carta Turns 800!

The Magna Carta was signed into law on June 15, 1215. It protected individual freedom from unjust and oppressive rule by government. The American Revolution and 5th amendment of the United States Constitution were based upon it. This individual dignity and worth did not originate, nor was it granted, only by human law. God created humans “in the image of God” (Genesis 1:27 NKJV). God’s universal law of human worth is: “Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man” (Genesis 9:6 NKJV). Christian morality shows “you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him” (Colossians 3:9-10 NKJV). The Gospel is our spiritual “Magna Carta.”

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#american-revolution, #human-worth, #image-of-god, #individual-freedom, #magna-carta, #u-s-constitution

Not just another animal

Man is not just another animal, but God’s most precious creation, made in his image. "More valuable than many sparrows." Lk 12.6-7

#creation, #image-of-god, #mankind

bibletalk Is It Really Human Nature?

It’s human nature. That phrase is usually thrown out when discussing negative human characteristics. For instance, people think it is just human nature to be selfish, not wanting to share your things. Some think it is just human nature to react violently when verbally or physically assaulted.

Human nature is mostly used to excuse poor behavior. Continue reading

#genetics, #human-nature, #image-of-god, #spiritual-growth