Welcome to the May 1, 2007 edition of carnival of Christian advice.
Jon Swift presents Is Abstinence-Only Sex Education Too Explicit? posted at Jon Swift, saying, “According to surprising new federal report, abstinence-only sex education classes have had “no impacts on rates of sexual abstinence.” If these programs have in fact been a failure, I don’t think it is because kids were being given too much inaccurate information. I think the real problem was that they were given any information at all.”
Comments: God works all things for good–including our falls, yes. When you’ve fallen, I can’t think of a better place to be than undone.
Comments: The Church’s latest diet fad, keeping some form of the levitical dietary law–is based on the idea, right or wrong, that it’s healthier. Marcia is absolutely correct, we’re not under any requirement to keep the dietary commands, other than don’t drink blood, that is, which is on the short list of levitical laws that carried over into the New Testament (the other commands reiterated in Acts 15:20 are to abstain from things dedicated to idols, from the meat of strangled animals, and most notably, from sexual immorality.) If someone wants to hold the bacon for health or whatever reason, they are free to do that, but it is not a moral requirement, no.
One does have to ask, though, if we believe our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, why does the American Church often treat our stomachs like landfills?
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