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Scratching my head.

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

No, it's no fungus, lack of personal hygiene, or another invading medical anomaly. It's just old fashioned body language of frustration. The experts over in the Psychology Department say we modern sophisticated humans often express aggression in less threatening ways. Scratching our head is thought to be better than pummeling someone or throwing rocks at them. Right now, at least for me, this head scratching thing is just because some things don't make a bit of sense. The Christian vote is one of them. How in the world can a believer affirm a pro-choice view of the sanctity of human life, or sanction a young child's aversion to their gender at birth. It seems bizarre in my reckoning.

OK, so only approximately 17% of affirming Christians actually hold to the precepts of a biblical or Christian worldview. That's another head scratching thing too, that humans will call themselves Christian with little grasp of life actions and behaviors that define a believing confessional status. It may be an element of the spiritual drift so visible in One Nation Under God for a generation or two. This new age Christian outlook is soft on Scripture and the biblical moral/ethical standards that were the initial basis of our legal system. And, it touches every consideration of human existence---birth, life and death, marriage and family, education, protection of our population, our concepts of governing the nation, judicial processes, and going to the polls, to mention a few.

Several years ago Focus on the Family proposed aspect of the Christian worldview. These included---

The existence of absolute moral truth.

Absolute moral truth is defined by the Bible.

Jesus Christ lived a sinless life.

God is the all-powerful, all-knowing Creator of the universes who rules all things.

Salvation is a gift from God that cannot be earned.

Satan is real.

Christians have a biblical responsibility to share faith with others.

The Bible is accurate in all of its teachings.

You can read their article on the Christian worldview by clicking here.

Yes, I'm scratching my head. There are many perplexing realities about our times that just seem so our of sorts, and out of sync with the statistics that indicate so many Christians in our population. There are many more question marks than the ones dealing with abortion on demand and gender identity. Several Bible verses cover them both in my interpretation of this Christian worldview---

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and

female he created them.

Genesis 1: 27, ESV

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Psalm 127: 3, ESV

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I

praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my

soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in

secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed

substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for

me, when as yet there was none of them.

Psalm 139: 13-16, ESV

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before

God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more

value than many sparrows

Luke 12: 6-7, ESV

And, there are dozens more. Truthfully, I don't know what is in a person's heart. I do know this. Simon Peter, under trial reminded those who were accusing him, " We must obey God rather than men" (Acts 5: 29, ESV). And, that seems to be the bottom line right now. Scratching our heads, and obeying God ourselves.

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