The following is article I wrote to the editor of a local paper due to his horrendous views concerning Roe vs. Wade. Amazingly the paper printed it.
To the editor, Having read your rhetoric concerning the possibility of the over turn of the unjust and immoral decision known as Roe vs Wade, I hope you permit me to expose some grievous errors in your reasoning - errors that have become gospel in the defense of Roe vs Wade. Should Roe vs Wade be relegated to the dust bin of history? The answer is yes! One reason for this is the Declaration of Independence of this country which states... â€śthat all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life...â€ť. For the past 30 years Roe vs Wade has denied life to over 40 million Americans whose only â€ścrimeâ€ť was to be conceived after Roe vs Wade. To deny that human life begins at conception is to reject the testimony of the infallible Word of God, The Holy Bible, and all accurate medical science. For, up until Roe vs Wade everyone knew what happened when a woman became pregnant: She is with child! Plus, for anyone who wishes to hear the testimony of the for profit abortion doctors, when they are willing to speak the truth, the major reason for abortion is not to save the life of the mother, it is the final solution to prevent a child being born. When you say that the â€śthe corrosive effect of the abortion controversy on our politics and culture has been worse than the abortions themselvesâ€ť I doubt if the American citizens of the womb who have felt the abortionistâ€™s tools of death and dismemberment (since Roe vs Wade) would agree with you. Plus, I doubt if all the women who are now dealing with all the physical, mental and spiritual problems associated with their abortions, problems the abortion providers did not mention prior to this â€śsimple procedureâ€ť, would agree with you either! Overturning Roe vs Wade will show that abortion is seen correctly as an act of violence against mothers and children that wicked men will still perform even if it is illegal. Should laws against drinking and driving be eliminated because some men continue to break them? Such is the foolish reasoning of those who say abortion should be legalized because of back alley abortions! A righteous country does not legalize that which is unrighteous just because wicked men display their wickedness in back alleys. Which leads me to one final comment. You refer to the results of â€ś...poll after poll...â€ť with respect to abortion. But the fact that 51% or even 100% of men agree that something is right does not make it right! There are moral absolutes that do not change based on the latest poll. Which is something few in this country or in elected office understand today. There is no â€śabout rightâ€ť when it comes to the unjust taking of human life through abortion. Abortion will always be wrong regardless of what is decided by the Supreme Court in this country or the next poll. And this country will continue to display its unrighteousness until Roe vs. Wade is seen for the unrighteous and unloving decision it was and always will be. Ron Johnson, Pastor Grace Reformed Baptist Church Amesbury, MA Phone: 978-388-9475 [email protected]
A weekly paper in Newburyport, MA wrote a front page article on an apostate congregational church in Newburyport that voted to perform unions of men with men and women with women. The following is the letter I wrote in response that was published by the paper the following Friday. Dear Editor, It is with a great sense of heaviness that I write in response to your front page article â€śCentral Church to hold gay marriagesâ€ť. That a group that professes to be a church of the LORD Jesus Christ would so twist the words of Christ and deny the clear, infallible, and inerrant teaching of the written Word of God, the Holy Bible, regarding the abomination and sin of homosexuality, is a testimony to the depravity of the human heart. Saying that the message of Jesus is â€śto love one anotherâ€ť requires one to ask, â€śHow is this accomplished?â€ť The Bible is clear on how love is shown both towards the Lord and our fellow man: â€śIf ye love me, keep my commandments.â€ť (John 14:15) â€śFor this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.â€ť (1 John 5:3) â€śAnd this is love, that we walk after his commandments...â€ť (2 John 1:6) Therefore it is impossible to be showing the love Jesus teaches when you agree to participate in and endorse something that is a breaking of the law of God. Homosexuality is a clear manifestation of sexual disobedience, not obedience, to the law of God regarding sexual relationships. Therefore it is impossible for the Central â€śChurchâ€™sâ€ť decision to be a manifestation of love towards either God or another person. It is actually a manifestation of hatred. It is also a grievous misuse of language to call an immoral and sinful union of a man with a man or a woman with a woman, a marriage. The Bible is clear as to what constitutes a true marriage. It is the covenant union, made in the presence of witnesses, of one man and one woman until physical death separates them. But, the glorious message of the Bible is that the LORD, in His free and sovereign mercy and grace through His saving gospel, is able to save and deliver those who are in bondage to sexual sin: â€śKnow ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.â€ť (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) This is the message of love and hope that all sinners, including homosexuals and lesbians, need to hear from the church. It is a message that they will not hear from the Central â€śChurchâ€ť which has decided that speaking the truth in love is something they do not want to do. Sincerely, Ron Johnson, Pastor Grace Reformed Baptist Church Amesbury, MA 978-388-9475
I submitted the following letter to the editor of a local paper due to all the adulation given to a popular professional athlete despite his evident fornication. It has not been printed. Dear Editor, The recent flurry of fawning articles over the fatherhood of Patriotsâ€™ quarterback Tom Brady displays how far New England has drifted from the infallible teaching of the Bible on the subject of fatherhood and sexual relations outside of the covenant of marriage. The Biblical definition for Mr. Brady and his girlfriend is fornicators. This is something the Pilgrims who landed on New Englandâ€™s shores and the Patriots who fought for its freedom would have understood very well, and not have ignored. Yet because so many men and women in New England are addicted to Sunday football rather than truth and righteousness, the hope of another unimportant super bowel is more important to them than the real spiritual danger that Mr. Brady and his girlfriend are in. For what will it profit a fornicating quarter-back if he gains another super bowl ring and loses his soul? The response of New England has clearly shown that his temporary ability to possibly achieve another coveted ring is far more important than the state of his never dying soul.
In response to inquiry by a brother in the Lord about my position on usury I wrote a seven page paper that I subsequently put up in audio and pdf format on this web-site. It is hard to measure the negative impact of the popular, but incorrect, view that usury means excessive interest and that the charging and receiving of interest/usury is justified by the Scriptures. It is not as I explain in the message with the above name.
In response to inquiry by a brother in the Lord about my position on usury I wrote a seven page paper that I subsequently put up in audio and pdf format on this web-site. It is hard to measure the negative impact of the popular, but incorrect,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
It should not only be Roman Catholics that are expressing outrage at the Da Vinci Code Book and movie. Reformed Evangelicals should be as well because this book and movie is a direct assault on: 1. The authority, sufficiency and accuracy of the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
It should grieve any true believer over the attention being paid to the heretical anti-Christian document called Judas. That teachers in Bible Colleges and Seminaries think this document is a mark of the diversity of Christianity in the second...[ abbreviated | read entire ]