I have a thought-provoking question.
I say thought-provoking because I believe it’s worth thinking about for several reasons – although I’m not necessarily looking for an answer.
I don’t know if the question can even be correctly answered on this side of life. That’s because there may not be a book, chapter and verse for it. And if there is, I must honestly say it’s not an obvious section of scripture to me. I have my ideas, but they’re only my ideas.
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Some of the toughest questions I’ve heard are those dealing with human situations.
People can get themselves into some really difficult ones. There are those who have been married and divorced, some more than once.
Many of these discussions begin with the phrase, “But, what if…”
What many have trouble understanding is that while humans are situational, God isn’t. God’s word is objective truth.
Look at the Ten Commandments. God said, “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain,” (Exodus 20:7 ESV). But, some may say, “Lord, you just don’t understand how difficult it is to obey this command. Sometimes my feelings get out of control and I say things that are wrong.” This may be true, but it doesn’t change what God commanded.
A line is crossed when one decides to violate God’s word even when they believe it is impossible to comply. Therefore, they think there may be some permissible way to avoid guilt and separation from God and transgress God’s word anyway. Don’t ask me how.
And people can get themselves into some twisted and obtuse situations, too.
This question with the above title reproduced exactly, came in through the contact page on BrotherhoodNews.com:
What is the church of Christ’s stance on contraception? I’ve been told that the church of Christ finds nothing wrong with contraception; however, I know that before 1930 all Christian denominations condemned contraception without exception. If the church of Christ did not condemn contraception at that time, it would have been a noted exception; therefore, I assume that at that time the church of Christ also condemned contraception. If the church of Christ now accepts contraception as moral, when did this change take place?
BNc isn’t for Biblical discussions, and we don’t have time to answer all the questions we get, as much as we’d like to. So I thought I’d throw it out to you. What say you?