- Gregory Koukl
Why are human beings valuable? What is a human being? You have to answer those questions before you can say that this child isn't a human being without value.
I had a fascinating discussion with some Christian friends and some non-Christian acquaintances last evening at a dinner party. It reminded me of something that Chuck Colson said last year when he addressed the Harvard Business School on the issue of ethics. He said, "Every person has an infinite capacity for self-rationalization."
I think about that often. Although this immediate application has to do with how non-Christians often rationalize their unbelief, I think about it in another way. Am I just seeking some answer, any answer, for what I happen to believe now , grasping about for any solution to a problem Christianity presents, no matter how thin that solution may be? Some proposed solutions to questions people raise are just not adequate, yet we believe them because it assuages out doubt. "There's something I can hold onto," even though it may not be a real good solution to the problem we're facing. They're enough to calm our fears, our doubts, for the moment, but other people see right through them.
This is a good reason we should always be vigilant as we seek to . . .