wifey and i have recently begun discussing/studying several topics regarding "church of Christ culture" and how it relates to the Truth...by studying what the Bible has to say about several topics.
women speaking in Bible class: how can they do that when it is so plainly forbidden in 1 corinthians 14.34? (just read the text without putting 'spin' on it to justify it)
how much of what we do is a product of our social norms (and how we rationalize them) rather than what the Bible actually says?
hope this story sheds some light on what happens when "herd immunity" is compromised by parents who don't get the regular vaccinations for their kids (over a fear that is unfounded, despite an astounding amount of research in the area)
Doctors give them because we know that before these vaccines were created, kids used to DIE or be maimed from "common" PREVENTABLE diseases such as:
and the like.
(you heard me right, chickenpox and whooping cough can kill kids)
please, get your kids their shots.
I'm saying this as both a physician and a father.
whether you voted for him or not, he's our president now.
so honor the king (as the apostle paul said)
and pray that God grants him the wisdom needed to righteously govern.
see, i'm not afraid to say it.
nor am i afraid to say that i have absolutely NO problem with Christians celebrating December 25 as a "religious holiday" of sorts
...even though i understand that it was likely not the exact time of year Christ was born, as well as the date's pagan origins.
additionally, i have no problem with brethren who choose not to celebrate Christmas.
what i DO have a problem with is someone who condemns another saint for celebrating said holiday as there is absolutely no authority for that position.
i say this because of Paul's discussion regarding holy days in Romans 14, and am thankful for the freedom God gives us.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, ya'll!
i've always wanted a copy of the Bible that's written in the format of a novel (no chapter or verses, just prose like a letter)
i read something interesting the other day that brought it back to mind and gave me an idea:
so, i'm doing the same thing...i know it's gonna take awhile.
i'll probably have Eli do one too before he goes away to college to take it with him.