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Herman C. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. In our last article in which we discussed in vitrofertilization (IVF) we made passing reference to the fact that it was possible that many children conceived in a test tube were being used for experimental purposes. We did not want to say too much about this because little is known concerning this; those who engage in such practices do so in great secrecy, and instances are hard to document. Recently, however, I received an article from aStandard Bearer reader in England which speaks of this very...

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Herman C. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. In our discussions of the moral aspects of medical technology we have come to the point in which we must judge in Scripture’s light the various ways in which medical science has made it possible for childless couples to have children. Many different techniques have been developed, techniques which we described in our last article. We shall briefly mention them once again to bring them before the minds of our readers. Artificial insemination of the wife is one such technique. Sometimes the semen of...

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Herman C. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. In our last article we talked about the great evils of euthanasia as it is increasingly being practiced in this country and abroad. In this article we want to attempt to see some light in the many problems which nevertheless arise, and with which the child of God is confronted in various ways by this perplexing problem. The problems really arise out of the advances of medical technology, which has made it possible to sustain or prolong life artificially. That is, various machines are...

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Herman C. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. In the last article we wrote on this subject we began an evaluation of the various procedures which modern science has begun to use to give children to infertile couples. These procedures include artificial insemination, surrogate motherhood, and the use of frozen embryos. We were busy discussing what other Christian ethicists have to say on this question; and we were examining particularly the views of John Jefferson Davis in his book Evangelical Ethics. We quoted him last time with respect to the legal problems which...

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Prof. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. One passage in Scripture more than any other speaks of the terrible sin of homosexuality. To this passage we wish to call attention. It is found in Romans 1:18-32. Because of its importance we quote the entire passage here. I fear that if I do not quote it here, the reader will not take the time to look it up in his Bible and read it carefully. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the...

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Herman C. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Alcohol abuse in this country is appalling. Recently Ann Landers reported on some statistics put out by The National Council of Alcoholism. They make for disturbing reading. 1. Alcohol is America’s No. 1, drug problem among youth. (In 1985, an estimated 4.6 million adolescents, ages 14 through 17, experienced negative consequences of alcohol —arrest, involvement in an accident, impairment of health or job performance.)  2. Alcohol is twice as popular among college students as the next leading drug, marijuana, and more than five times...

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Herman C. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. We have proved from Scripture that God’s Word considers drunkenness a sin and not a disease. Scripture pronounces woes upon those who follow strong drink (Isaiah 5:11). It warns against drunkenness and includes this sin in the works of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21). It tells the saints not to have anything to do with those who are guilty of the sin of drunkenness (I Corinthians 5:11). It considers the sin so great that the drunkard cannot inherit the kingdom of God (Galatians 5:21). It...

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Prof. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. While we have, in previous articles in the Standard Bearer, discussed the major issues which arise in the field of Christian ethics, there are many subjects which could be treated in these articles, some of which are related to subjects we have already discussed and most of which do not warrant an entire article. We have decided, therefore, to write an article or two concerning various less important issues and concerning developments in various areas which we have already discussed. Custody Fight Over Fertilized Ova In...

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