Chalcedon’s ministry takes questions from listeners all over the world, to be answered on our own website (www.chalcedon.edu), on Facebook, and on Youtube by our vice president (and my mentor) Martin Selbrede. You might want to advance this video to 7:00 before you start listening to the questions, and Martin’s answers.
The first question is a hot one.
With governments insisting that we all go along with discarding “Male and female created He them” and adopt “the new truth” that “gender is a spectrum,” and start calling males females and females male because this is what these misguided persons demand of us, “Could this become a new martyrdom issue?” After all, people have lost their jobs for refusing to do this, and in some jurisdictions, using “the wrong pronoun” can get you tossed into prison.
Do we grin and bear it, or do we draw the line at this?
Martin summons Biblical arguments to explain why we must draw the line before we get pushed back any farther. “The Kingdom of God becomes a ghetto,” he warns, if Christians fail to exert a godly influence on society.
The Q&A is about an hour long, and there are three more questions answered after this one.
Plenty of food for thought!
This article by Chalcedon editor Martin Selbrede will ring true to Christian bloggers, some of whom have been anonymously attacked by–supposedly–other Christians.
Martin has been a mentor to me, over the years–he was instrumental in getting my books published, and in many other ways too numerous to mention–and his thoughtful articles have often inspired me.
Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore
If you’re interested in the ever-worsening problem of opioid addiction in America, which President Trump mentioned in his State of the Union speech, and would like to read a deep and thorough treatment of the subject, visit the Chalcedon website, http://www.chalcedon.edu .
Our print magazine, Faith For All Of Life, published a series of 18 articles by our vice-president, Martin Selbrede, on the life and work of Dr. Punyamutula Kishore, whose clinics boasted a success rate of 50 to 60 percent in treating drug addicts–until the state of Massachusetts shut him down, closed his clinics, and sent him to prison. Dr. Kishore is out now, and resuming his work in other states where the government is more receptive: but he has an awful lot of wreckage to clean up.
It’s easy to access Martin’s articles (edited by Susan and me). Just go to Chalcedon’s site, click “Resources,” and search for “Dr. Kishore”–so simple, even I can do it.
Why was Dr. Kishore persecuted? His success rate of 50 to 60 percent rather embarrassed the government-endorsed programs, where the success rate seldom reaches as high as 5 percent. His was a sobriety-based treatment, instead of substituting one addictive drug for another. Martin’s articles tell the whole story. Meanwhile, a feature film has been made about Dr. Kishore and should soon be ready for release.
It’s too big a story for me to sum up here: so if you’re interested, read the articles. I think you’ll be amazed by what you read.