On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/19/18), Hank discusses an article he read in the National Review that caused all kinds of thoughts to rattle through his mind. The article is titled “Democrats, Kavanaugh, and ‘The End of Civilization’” by Andrew C. McCarthy. In the article McCarthy recalls a story that Judge Robert Bork used to tell about watching Clarence Thomas’s Senate confirmation hearings. Bork described it in apocalyptic fashion—in fact, he quipped that it portended “the end of civilization.” He knew precisely what he was talking about as he too had been mugged during his own confirmation hearings. As McCarthy put it, with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, we appear to have reached the metaphorical end of civilization that Bork foresaw. A time in which a Supreme Court nominee is in danger of being disqualified based on unprosecuted, unprovable, and largely unremembered misconduct that allegedly occurred in high school. This sets a dangerous precedent that will eventually lead to decent, qualified people shying away from public service because they would want no part of this blood sport, leaving a vacuum to be filled by the least qualified.
Hank answers the following questions:
- Do we have complete free will? Can God protect us from injury or the evil acts of others?
- You have been a blessing to me, is there anything that we can specifically pray for you?
- I’m a long-time listener and in 2007, you helped me out of despair after the death of my son. Thank you.
- How can we hear God’s voice?
- What’s the best way to study the Bible?