From Biblical Economics to Pro-Life: Engaging Progressive Threats to the Creator's Order
Progressive Economics & Progressive Procreation: Recipes of Demise - for Culture & FlourishingFriday night and Saturday morning - Jan. 17-18th, 2014.
Holiday Inn Grand: 5500 Midland Road, Billings, MT - Bighorn Room
J Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. Highlands Ministries.The Defining Issue of Our Age?
"Abortion is America's most performed surgery on women. Four out of ten pregnancies... more surgical abortions every day than lives lost on 9/11/01."
(Why Pro-Life? Randy Alcorn, p.3)
More Than Pro-Life?
If you have followed the Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice debate for a while, you have come to realize that this is not just about what we do with the unborn. This is a discussion about religious liberty as well. Have you noticed who many of the leaders in the Pro-Choice movement are now in bed with? Yes, this group tends to be amiable with the Same-Sex-Marriage folks. These Homosexual leaders are openly out to destroy any semblance of a moral culture.
Enter, our next lecturer, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. who has a heart for the issues of LIFE, Liberty, and Free Market Economics like none other I have met. He will begin with a focus on the philosophy of the Pro-Choice movement and it's pathologies. But wait, he will not stop with an exposure of those who are not believers, he will also speak of the destruction that many Christians are involved in.
What has happened to our Economic System?
Adam Smith's "Invisible Hand?
"The key source of material wealth in a market economy is immaterial. It is created when our creative freedom is allowed to prosper in the free market undergirded by the rule of law and a rich moral culture"
(Money, Greed and God, Jay Richards, p.8 & 130)
Adam Smith in his old landmark work on economics (The Wealth of Nations) suggested that there is an invisible hand at work in the prosperity of nations who do what they can to follow... that hand. One of R.C.'s other passions is Biblical economics. It is my persuasion that the Progressives have used the miss-representation of Capitalism as much as any other tool, to convert our youth toward socialism. Here is what one student of economics had to say about Dr. Sproul's book Biblical Economics. "I have studied Macro and Micro Economics since high school and graduated with an MBA. As well as I know economics, I've never seen anything that so simply and practically explains how economics works"
This says volumes about why you should hear what he has to say about this subject and why you should bring a young person.
Our SpeakersDr. R.C. Sproul Jr. is the founder of Highlands Ministries and a teaching Fellow with his Father at Ligonier Ministries. He helped found and pastored Saint Peter Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Virginia where he still serves as an associate. His passions include advocating for the Pro-Life position and Free Enterprise Economics. R.C. was instrumental in helping establish a local church in our area. You will enjoy his down-to-earth personality, humility, and humor - with a very principled approach to culture. Dr. Sproul has written or edited twelve books on subjects ranging from economics to home schooling. R.C. Jr. holds a Dr. of Ministry in Theology from Whitefield Theological Seminary. His focused passion is being a Father to his seven living children. Find out more at:
http://www.highlandsministriesonline.org or http://www.ligonier.org
Some of the issues Dr R.C. will address are as follows: (A full program will be available soon) Progressive Economics & Progressive Procreation: Recipes of Demise - for Culture & FlourishingComplete Program and Event Brochure
- Created to Create - How does our work reflect the Glory of God?
- Natural Laws of Free Market - how they work considering the two sides of human nature.
- Our Calling - Reflecting God's creation in us, enjoying our fulfillment from Him
- How we got Darwinian Economics? From Free Markets to Keynesian-Socialism.
- How is wealth and flourishing for ALL created or destroyed?
- How can low taxes put more money in government coffers and...my pocket?
- Do we comprehend Imago Dei - that humans made in the Image of God have value independent of utility?
- How does the world get abortion wrong? The underlying foolishness.
- The underlying foolishness in Christians who are... doing the same thing?
- What is this Pathology doing to women?