Saturday, February 05, 2005

When We Are Weak, He is Strong!

Australian ethicist Peter Singer says the disabled and the unwanted should be killed. Not just passive euthanasia, but active, eugenic euthanasia for infants, the sick, and the elderly - everyone whose "life is not worth living" (8/8 World).

In the U.S., Singer is joining the faculty of Princeton University that once included Jonathan Edwards and J. Gresham Machen! (Calvary Contender, September 1, 1998).

Praise the Lord that we are in the hands of God and not Peter Singer!

1 Samuel 2:8-9 says, He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the LORD'S; upon them he has set the world. He will guard the feet of his saints, but the wicked will be silenced in darkness. It is not by strength that one prevails.

It is in the mind of God alone to determine whose life is "not worth living." It is not by strength that one comforting that is to those of us who are weak! Strength and physical ability are not biblical prerequisites for worth or success!

But it gets even better. The Lord does not simply leave us to our own defenselessness. He gives us Christ and the promise that, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." It is like a biblical "tortise and the hare" analogy. The weaklings rise up to the stature of Christ, thus dwarfing the boast of man's own supposed "strength" to a level that no weak, dependent saint would ever covet.

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