RCJR on Sanctify of Human Life Sunday; with notes on Pharaoh, Herod, and Margaret Sanger...
Now here's an excellent post by our dear friend recently widowed, RCJR. He speaks of the celebration of Christmas, the church calendar, abortion, and the upcoming Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. He asks if it's Biblical and confessional to require this observance in our pulpits and answers with a resounding, "No." I agree; the pulpit is not to be bound.
He goes on to ask whether it may be observed and answers with a resounding, "Yes."
My own suggestion is that you exercise two liberties at the same time and turn Sanctity of Human Life Sunday into Holy Innocents Sunday. You could preach on those little ones who died as Joseph took Jesus and His mother down to Egypt. Study Exodus 1:7-10 noting how Pharaoh's genocide and God's rescue of Moses is the antitype to...Herod's slaughter of the Innocents and God's rescue of His Son; also how Pharoah's fears and genocidal attack upon the Hebrews is mirrored by Margaret Sanger's xenophabia and attack upon the poor in founding Planned Parenthood.
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In the middle of RCJR's post he drops a gracenote of God turning fathers' hearts to their sons and sons' hearts to their fathers by referring to his Dad as "my very wise father."
You know why I've always been drawn to Doug Wilson and RCJR and Jim Dobson? Each of them displays respect and tender love for their Dad. When you think of how they tower over their peers, stop and take note of the shoulders they stand on. It's the Paul Vitz principle reversed. (TB)