The Christian In A Secular America
Parkside Bible Fellowship
Adult Sunday School
August 2, 2009
1. WELCOME: Opening Prayer
2. Brief Overview HE KNOWS MY NAME
• Absolute Truth vs Moral Relativism
• The Attack On The Institution of Marriage I have a Maker,
o DOMA He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in his hands
o Full Faith and Credit Clause
He knows my name
o In the News He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls and
3. The Sanctity of Life
He hears me when I call
I have a Father
He calls me His own
• We, as Christians affirm that He'll never leave me
o Human life is not an achievement but No matter where I go
o It has measureless value, because every
___________________________, at every stage of
development and every state of consciousness, is known and loved by God.
o This is the source of human dignity and the basis for____________________________________.
o It must therefore be asserted without exception or qualification: No one is
___________________________________whom God has created and for whom Christ died.
o Human life is_____________________________and should not be terminated merely because it is
• John Willke, president of the National Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, asks the right questions:
o Since when does anyone's right to live depend upon someone else wanting them? Killing the
unwanted, is a monstrous evil . . .
o So, should a woman have the right to choose? I have a right to free speech, but not to shout "fire" in
a theater. A person's right to anything stops when it injures or kills another living human . . .
o The pivotal question is, should any civilized nation give to one citizen the absolute right to kill
another to solve the first person's personal problem?
• In the News
• Euthanasia. Suicide and Capital Punishment are related on at least two fronts.
o They each involve an intentionally premature death---meaning that death is actively induced rather
than allowed to naturally occur.
o They are all controversial subjects---especially euthanasia (including physician-assisted suicide) and
capital punishment (government-mandated execution).
o Many Americans, including Protestants, hold differing views on whether or not “mercy killing”
should become legal and whether the death penalty should remain so.