Family Research Council

The Distinguishing Characteristics of Christians


June 06, 2013

Dear Friends,

One of the distinguishing characteristics of Christians is that their hope is not in any human institution, political leader, or social movement. It is in Christ Himself, the Lord of history who is weaving, subtly but unstoppably, every disparate strand of life to create the final, majestic tapestry of human experience - for His glory and the good of those who love Him.

This great truth is always relevant, but it's a good reminder as we consider the events of our time.

  • FRC's friend U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) has offered legislation to protect all unborn pain-capable babies nationwide.
  • The Boy Scouts of America voted to allow "open and avowed" homosexuals in their ranks, even as the Illinois legislature refused to vote for permitting same-sex marriage.
  • A federal judge has ordered that a version of the notorious abortifacient drug "Plan B" can be sold over the counter to anyone of any age.

Some defeats and some victories, none complete or necessarily final. The one great constant is the Resurrected One, Whose triumph over sin and death is comprehensive and eternal. In all the battles we fight and prayers we offer, let's always remember that.

Sincerely,

Rob Schwarzwalder
Senior Vice President
Family Research Council

P.S. Be sure to watch our latest adult stem cell video, which tells the remarkable story of kidney transplant patient Rob Waddell. Unlike so many kidney patients, Rob received adult stems cells that enable him not to need anti-rejection drugs. View his story here.


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