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The Roe v. Wade Decision

There has been a lot of talk lately about the Supreme Court overturning the landmark   Roe v. Wade   decision, and this generates strong feelings on both sides of the aisle. If the High Court does reverse   Roe,  that will mean that each of the fifty states will have the freedom to decide for themselves how to handle the abortion issue. Many people have grown up in the world of   Roe  (the ruling came in 1973) ,  and have been subtly led to believe that abortion is guaranteed in the Constitution, or that it is somehow “women’s health care.” I want to demonstrate that   Roe  was written to be reversed.         For many people, the decision in  Roe  was a wholesale acceptance of abortion on demand. People refer to the decision as if Constitutional scholars envisioned our founding fathers wanting to ensure all women could abort for any reason. But the language of the majority opinion does not read like that at all. I would advise people everywhere to read the decision for themselves. In

Perry Noble Removes the Ten Commandments

On Christmas Eve NewSpring pastor Perry Noble removed the Ten Commandments from the Bible. He did this by claiming there is no Hebrew word for command. According to Noble, the Old Testament never uses the word command, and the Ten Commandments are really the Ten Sayings or Ten Promises of God. Noble came to realize there is no Hebrew word for command because one of his friends told him that. In the message Noble admits to not knowing any Hebrew, and without doing any research, he rewrites the Ten Commandments on a whim. In fact, he says he wrote the entire sermon in 10 minutes, and it shows. The message could have been written by a 10 year old in 10 minutes. Exodus 34:28 says Moses, “ wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments. ” The word used for commandments could be better translated as “words or sayings.” This one instance is probably what Perry’s friend was referring to. Even if there is no word for command, how does Noble simply get