Monthly Archives: July 2017

Jesus Said No

Q:  I hear a lot of teaching on boundaries in relationships.  Also, people tell me I need to learn to say “no” more often.  I am curious… is this consistent with what the Bible teaches about service and sacrifice?  Aren’t we supposed to prefer our brother, and yield to others?  – S. in Virginia

A:  This is a very good question.  There has been quite a bit of teaching on boundaries in recent decades.  Several best-selling books have been published on this subject.  Seminars and classes are offered for interested Christians.  So, is this biblical?

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Natural Rights… Given by God

Last year for Independence Day I posted a short essay on natural rights.  Considering the importance of understanding this fundamental concept, I thought it prudent to repost the same essay for this Independence Day.  – Victor Morris

On this Independence Day we celebrate the 241st birthday of our country.  As we reflect on our history and heritage, let us also reflect on how our nation came to be, and the values underlying its founding.  Indeed, let us consider the principle concepts that guided our Founding Fathers in creating this nation.  As men grounded in an essentially Christian worldview, with a tradition of Judeo-Christian ethics and philosophy, these great statesmen were committed to the idea of liberty.  And for them, liberty was not something that must be established by men.  Indeed, it was just the opposite.  Liberty was a God-ordained and God-given right of every human being.  It was not a human creation at all.  It was wholly divine in origin. Continue reading