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Southern Evangelical Seminary Will Continue to Seek to Exhibit True Moral Courage as We Remain Steadfast in the Truth of a God Who Is the Real Giver of True Morality and Especially the Right to Life’

December 6, 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With all eyes on the current Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case currently in the hands of the Supreme Court justices, many pro-life advocates are waiting with bated breath at the possibility of turning over the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. For those that fight for the sanctity of life, the opportunity to abolish abortion after 15 weeks post-conception is a welcome addition to the ongoing battle over abortion in America.

For Judge Phil Ginn, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, ses.edu), this latest case in the fight against abortion highlights the lack of a moral compass that seems to be permeating the current culture.

“It seems nowadays that we are being bombarded with earth shattering issues that command our attention, some new, some not so new,” Ginn stated. “The topic of abortion certainly fits the latter with arguments being held before SCOTUS this past week on the Mississippi legislation that limits abortions after 15 weeks. 

“To hear Planned Parenthood’s version, it will be the end of the world if abortions are not easily obtainable in America, especially if they can profit from the abortions. Those on the side of life are looking for wholesale changes to what we view as an abhorrent intrusion into the most fundamental right any human being can enjoy—the right to life.”

Ginn continued, “Now all of our attention is being turned to SCOTUS to determine what the morals of our country will look like going forward at least in terms of this one issue. That, in and of itself, is a sad state of affairs when we look to nine humans to set the moral tone in America instead of looking to the one true God.

“It was Bobby Kennedy who once said, ‘Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change.’

Ginn concluded, “Time will tell how much real God-given moral courage will be exhibited by SCOTUS. We who are on the side of life can only hope that it will prevail at least in the lives of five justices. In the meantime, Southern Evangelical Seminary will continue to seek to exhibit true moral courage as we remain steadfast in the truth of a God who is the real giver of true morality and especially the right to life.”

SES will soon be holding their 28th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) titled “Remaining Steadfast in an Upside Down World.” The event will take place at FBC Rock Hill in Rock Hill, SC just outside of Charlotte. Speaker and ticket details will be coming soon.

Judge Phil Ginn was appointed president of SES in April 2021 after a distinguished career as both a lawyer and a judge. He holds a B.A. from Appalachian State University, a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Doctor of Ministry from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Prior to his appointment as SES president, Judge Ginn served as SES Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

The mission of SES is to train men and women, based on the inerrant and infallible written Word of God, for the evangelization of the world and the defense of the historic Christian faith. SES offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees (along with several for-credit certificates) that uniquely integrate theology, philosophy, and apologetics to build a complete and systematic Christian worldview.

For more information on SES, visit its website at www.ses.edu or its Facebook page, follow the SES Twitter feed, @sesapologetics, or call (704) 847-5600.


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