• The Ethics of Personhood Article by Justin Holcomb

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2013

    Human history is tragically full of examples of the persecution and oppression that arise when those in power create their own definitions of human personhood and rights so as to exclude and misuse certain groups of people. Scripture is clear that God has given all human beings dignity, personhood, and rights. The biblical understanding of personhood provides the essential foundation for ethical decisions about how to treat other people. The Biblical View of Personhood The Bible begins with God, the sovereign Creator of all things: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). His handiwork, everything … View Resource

  • Understanding Personhood Article by W. Robert Godfrey

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2013

    We live in a world where there is much cruelty and violence. Whether we watch local or international news on television, we hear of countless instances of intimidation, injustice, thefts, beatings, murders, and wars. In some places, violence seems to be a way of life; elsewhere, it seems to explode unexpectedly in apparently peaceful places. How do we account for this violence? Many today claim that violence does not really arise from the human heart, but it is the result of external social conditions. If we can make the social environment better, it is said, the essential goodness of man … View Resource

  • The Voice of the Church Article by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2013

    When Planned Parenthood adopted a strategy to win the debate on abortion and establish the legal right for women to have abortions on demand, it asked a strategic question: “From where will our strongest opposition come?” The organization anticipated that opposition would come most fiercely from the Roman Catholic Church. In order to offset the impact of the Roman community, Planned Parenthood adopted a strategy to encourage Protestant churches to support a woman’s right to abortion on demand. It encouraged the use of the mantras “A woman’s right to choose” and “A woman’s right over her own body.” A further … View Resource

  • How much weight should our opposition to abortion carry in our voting decisions? Article by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    How much weight should our opposition to abortion carry in our voting decisions? God calls us to think His thoughts after Him. That means all of His thoughts. That is, we ought to have a sound and biblical view on everything the Bible touches on. Where it touches on political issues, we are called, again to have sound biblical views. We need to think biblically about what is just war and what is not. We need to think faithfully about taxation, and the size and scope of government. We need to think through what obligation, if any the state has … View Resource