Mark Creech

Mark Creech

Op-ed Contributor

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  • The true nature of freedom and the means for sustaining it

    The true nature of freedom and the means for sustaining it

    Human beings are made for a personal relationship with God. God created us in his own image. In other words, human beings find their destiny, their purpose, their meaning, and true liberty in love for God and their neighbor.

  • Inhumane: Maryland bill allows killing babies up to 1 month after birth

    Inhumane: Maryland bill allows killing babies up to 1 month after birth

    Who would dream someone would have the audacity to propose such barbarity into law? Yet this is what great minds have been telling us for decades about where the legalization of abortion was bound to take us.

  • Andy Stanley’s tweet about the Bible is seductive and harmful

    Andy Stanley’s tweet about the Bible is seductive and harmful

    It should trouble us greatly anytime someone holds a different view of the Written Word than the one held by the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. It ultimately leads to making our own opinions, beliefs, and experiences the authority rather than God’s revelation.

  • Is it a sin to buy a lottery ticket, make a sports bet, spend a little at the casino?

    Is it a sin to buy a lottery ticket, make a sports bet, spend a little at the casino?

    Is it a sin to buy a lottery ticket? What about making a bet at a casino – so long as it's a budgeted amount of money and made responsibly? How about dropping a sports bet? Is it a sin to gamble?

  • What many women desperately need to hear from the pulpit

    What many women desperately need to hear from the pulpit

    But she said to me with great emotion: "Thank you for telling women that God will forgive them for their abortion. Sometimes I think we give them the impression they are automatically damned to hell. They need to hear that Christ will forgive them of anything."

  • The travesty of unwanted children

    The travesty of unwanted children

    That young girl’s testimony begs the question: Is the solution of not having the prospect of a good life reason enough to take away the only life one has? Absolutely not, life itself is always too precious, and the value of a child’s life is priceless.

  • How to defeat the suicidal state of mind

    How to defeat the suicidal state of mind

    These were the first steps in purging my tortured soul. Nothing about the healing was immediate. It took time. But the light did come back into my life brighter than ever before.

  • If prophecy predicts things will get worse, why engage the culture?

    If prophecy predicts things will get worse, why engage the culture?

    In other words, everything that God's Word predicts will come to pass. But exactly when or how these prophecies will pan out is not always so clear. What is abundantly clear, however, is that what God's people do and the way the world responds is factored into it.

  • How victimology can become a religion

    How victimology can become a religion

    Victimology is not a new religion. It's as old as when Adam and Eve wouldn't own their sin, but passed the blame for it. It's been practiced in thousands of ways for thousands of years.

  • Are Southern Baptists about to miss another exceptional opportunity?

    Are Southern Baptists about to miss another exceptional opportunity?

    I want to see the ERLC trending in the right direction again. Its positions and actions shouldn't even smell of progressivism. Still, I fear it won't happen unless a new guard is restored to prominence more like the old guard.