From: John Burgeson (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jan 20 2003 - 18:23:02 EST
>>However, if the statement is correct, that does that say that my friends
>>who, after they found out that they could not have children, adopted one
>>little girl taken from her family for abuse - and then took her sister as
>>well to keep the girls together - have no purpose in life since as a
>>couple they cannot reproduce? >>
Your friends are to be deeply commended, fervently respected and lovingly
supported by their faith fellowship. To say they have no purpose would be a
travesty on the Christian faith.
As far as I know Jesus never had children either.
John W. Burgeson (Burgy)
>Subject: Re: An interesting essay for evangelicals
>Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 18:11:51 EST
>If a lurker might ask a question relative to the post which said relative
> >You don't breed. The purpose of life is to live and to create more life.
> >population that pursues 100% gays is doomed. That would be the end of
> >Biblical history.
> >I'm sorry. I'm squarely behind reproducing couples.
>My son just did confirmation class (and is being confirmed next Sunday) and
>checked the PCUSA catechism and found:
> >Question 1. What is God's purpose for your life?
> >God wills that I should live by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, for
>love of God, >and in the communion of the Holy Spirit.
>Ummm, I thought some variation on that was present in most catechisms, but
>could be wrong. And I'll readily admit I could be misunderstanding the
>point. But I don't see how the purpose of HUMAN life can ever be expressed
>without reference to God.
>However, if the statement is correct, that does that say that my friends
>after they found out that they could not have children, adopted one little
>girl taken from her family for abuse - and then took her sister as well to
>keep the girls together - have no purpose in life since as a couple they
>cannot reproduce? Should they have tried some of the more radical methods
>have a child? Should they have divorced and which ever could have
>remarry, so as to reproduce? Is adoption an unacceptable alternative and
>lives of infertile men and women without purpose? Admittedly, I've used
>couple as an example, but the father in this case was a coworker and was
>of those people who helped me figure out what it meant to be a Christian,
>part by his willingness to parent children who desperately needed
>Back to lurking
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