Does Your Calendar Reflect Your Faith?
The very name holiday means "holy day". All holidays have religious significance. The events that a society chooses to centre its holidays around speak volumes about the religious worldview and value systems of that society.
Ascension Day used to be a holiday in South Africa. Yet, few of us ever appreciated its significance until the government abolished it as a public holiday.
By abandoning the Ascension of Christ, and replacing it with Freedom Day, Workers Day, Human Rights Day, Youth Day and Women's Day, our government shows that it has rejected Christianity and embraced Humanism. This is far more serious than we may at first suspect. Along with these new secular holy days came the abolition of prayer in parliament and the legalisation of homosexuality, gambling, pornography, prostitution and abortion.
Magnificent Mothers with a Mission
This Sunday (10 May 2015) is Mothers’ Day. What does God want you to do to show honour, respect and appreciation for your
mother and grandmothers?
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Women have an honoured place in the Bible - Sarah, Rebekah, Miriam, Deborah, Ruth, Hannah, Esther, Elizabeth, Mary, Dorcus and Lydia.
Euthanasia Court Case Ruling Sets Dangerous Precedent
In a ground-breaking ruling in the Pretoria High Court on Thursday (30 April 2015), Judge Hans Fabricius granted terminally-ill Advocate Robert Stransham-Ford the right to be euthanised with the assistance of a doctor.
Ironically, Mr Stransham-Ford died on Thursday morning at 8am, surrounded by his family.
Although the ruling does not officially legalise euthanasia, it is a watershed case because the judge has effectively overruled the Right to Life enshrined in the Constitution. If unchallenged, this ruling will also encourage more people to apply to courts for assisted suicide.
Russia Bans Internet Pornography
Russia’s ban on internet pornography is the country’s latest move to strengthen Biblical family values. This is one of at least 5 pro-family pieces of legislation to be enacted in Russia in the last three years.
According to a report on International Business Times, a Russian court has instructed Roskomnadzor, the country’s state-controlled Internet watchdog, to block 136 websites hosting “pornographic material” under the terms of international conventions signed in 1910 and 1923. Vague language in the ruling, first reported by the newspaper Izvestia, means all Internet pornography could soon be illegal in Russia.
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