Biblical References for Today's Pressing Social Issues
Abortion/Life of the Unborn
Psalm 139: 13-16 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16 your eyes sad my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Proverbs 24:11,12 11 Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughters 12 If you say ''But we knew nothing about this, '' does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?
1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.
Ephesians 5:3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality or of any kind of impurity or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people.
Genesis 2:24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
Romans 1:26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.
Leviticus 18:22 Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.
1 Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived.. Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders donor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers : will inherit the kingdom of God.
Parental Involvement in Education
Proverbs 22:6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
1 Samuel 8:10-18 10 Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, ''This is what the king who will reign over you will do . . . 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use. 1 7 He will take a tenth of your flocks and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that day. ''
Christian Responsibility '
James 4:17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.