Presentation on theme: "Knowledge to Stand Firm Colossians 2: 1-5 Complete understanding Know the mystery of God Treasures of wisdom & knowledge No deception Orderliness Firm."— Presentation transcript:
Knowledge to Stand Firm Colossians 2: 1-5 Complete understanding Know the mystery of God Treasures of wisdom & knowledge No deception Orderliness Firm faith
Knowledge to Stand Firm II Corinthians 10: 3-5 Demolish arguments Demolish pretensions “…take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ.”
In recent years, when it comes to stem cell research, rather than furthering discovery, our government has forced what I believe is a false choice between sound science and moral values. In this case, I believe the two are not inconsistent. As a person of faith, I believe we are called to care for each other and work to ease human suffering. I believe we have been given the capacity and will to pursue this research – and the humanity and conscience to do so responsibly.
I can also promise that we will never undertake this research lightly. We will support it only when it is both scientifically worthy and responsibly conducted. We will develop strict guidelines, which we will rigorously enforce, because we cannot ever tolerate misuse or abuse. And we will ensure that our government never opens the door to the use of cloning for human reproduction. It is dangerous, profoundly wrong, and has no place in our society, or any society.
And that's why today I'm also signing a Presidential Memorandum directing the head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to develop a strategy for restoring scientific integrity to government decision-making – to ensure that in this new administration, we base our public policies on the soundest science; that we appoint scientific advisors based on their credentials and experience, not their politics or ideology; and that we are open and honest with the American people about the science behind our decisions. That's how we'll harness the power of science to achieve our goals -- to preserve our environment and protect our national security; to create the jobs of the future, and live longer, healthier lives. President Barack Obama March 9, 2009
“Science has everything to say about what is possible. Science has nothing to say about what is permissible.” Charles Krauthammer March 13, 2009
Knowledge to Stand Firm Titus 1: 1-3, 9 “… a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life…” “encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.”
Knowledge to Stand Firm I Timothy 6: Guard the message False knowledge = wandering from the faith
Knowledge to Contend for the Faith Philippians1: Stand firm One spirit One man Unafraid
Knowledge to Contend for the Faith Jude 3-4 Call to action! Defend the faith!
This is True Knowledge John 17: 1-3 Eternal Life = 1)Know God 2)Know Jesus Christ
This is True Knowledge John 14: John 15: Spirit of Truth living in you He testifies about Me You, too must testify
This is True Knowledge John 16: 1-4 II Peter 3: You are forewarned so that You will not go astray