3GT Episode 35: Incrementalism or Abolitionism?

To start things off, the boys open the mailbag and get excited. They discover there are such creatures as English Presbyterians, and one has even listened to every 3GT episode. Another listener responds to our Lord’s Day episode with an encouraging testimony in the workplace.

Then Aaron rewinds to Episode 22 and brings us back to the issue of abortion and the pro-life movement. Should Christians be content with small steps of progress? Or should our simple aim be to outlaw this awful practice? And does the Bible speak to our approach? With little lives on the line, we must keep this issue ever before the church without losing the gospel in the process.

Thank you to the Westminster Conference for sponsoring this episode! Being held September 8-9, 2017, at RPTS, this year’s theme is “Post Tenebras Lux: Celebrating 500 Years of Martin Luther’s Influence.” Be sure to register early as space is limited! Also, listen for how you can win a digital anthology of all the past Westminster Conferences.


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  1. David Carr April 27, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

    Wrong word in title: Not “absolutionism” but ABOLITIONISM.

    • Barry York April 29, 2017 at 9:41 pm #

      Thanks! We’ve corrected it.

  2. David Carr April 28, 2017 at 6:36 am #

    Kyle – women from your town and county have had and are having abortions somewhere – Leavenworth, KC, etc. As a faithful minister of the Gospel, you will eventually encounter these women and the fathers of their children. The absence of an abortuary in your county is a circumstance for which to be thankful. The American culture of sexual license and death is inescapable and must be countered with the Truth in a context-appropriate way. The true church (not just the organization headed by the Bishop of Rome) must take the lead in showing the Path of Life to lost sinners. Their sins have produced undesirable consequences (pregnancy) and they need a godly new direction: carrying the baby to term and establishing the child in a loving Christ-centered home.

    • Kyle Borg April 28, 2017 at 10:34 am #


      Forgive me but I’m not exactly sure what you’re getting at. I have dealt with women in our community who have had abortions. That wasn’t my point. I was simply saying that protesting an abortion clinic that is not in the immediate vicinity of the context in which I minister isn’t the avenue I would pursue in combating the evil of abortion. In fact, from my understanding 97% of Kansas counties have no clinics that provide abortion. I’d be much more inclined to protest a clinic if there was one in my community and county. As it is, I labor to be faithful primarily in the sphere God has placed me.


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