before the sun goes down

"Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do that which is good in His sight" (I Chronicles 19:13).

Saturday, March 31, 2018

What If?

What if there were no "Prolife Movement" legislative machine?

Perhaps I should back up for context...

I have written posts already on the Prolife Movement, including the problems of trying to incrementally trim and regulate abortion.  You can read them here.

It must be understood that Abolitionists call for justice and equity for the preborn child to be established.  It is of upmost importance that we point out the inequity of regulating abortion (which is a staple strategy of the Prolife movement) as if it were healthcare instead of the homicide of innocent and vulnerable human beings it actually is.  

Hundreds of Prolife bills have been put into law, federally and in various states, but NOT ONE of which treats abortion as the murder that it is.  This is appalling.  

Consider the words of the God and Judge of all:

"Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:  Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause... Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.  Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked" (Exodus 23:2-3, 6-7).

[To "wrest" here means to "put away, turn aside, pervert, overthrow, cast aside."  It carries the concept of wrestling away the just protection from those who need it.  It should be plain that God is against the subverting of justice and equity.]

These political moves and bills may claim to be saving some babies, but they are actually withholding equal justice from...


those younger than 20 weeks,
those younger than 15 weeks,
those whose heart cannot yet be heard beating,
those who are inconvenient,
those whose fathers are criminals (rapists),
those who may have health issues.

And the list goes on and on and on and on.

And yet people, well meaning Christian peoplesincere Prolife peopleare still following the crowd to turn away protection under law for the weakest and poorest among us.  Bible believing Christians are promoting, funding, voting for, and then cheering over the political victories that Prolife organizations and lobbyists are fighting for—those things that we should really be weeping and repenting over.

And we've been doing this for over 4o years.  Over a million are still murdered every year.  We are confident in our method and ask God to bless what in reality are really just wicked measures and iniquitous decrees.

There is danger in opposing evil in a manner that God calls evil.  When we compromise, we are collaborating with murder—complicit in the crime.

God told one such nation that allowed child sacrifice in their society while claiming piety,

"And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood."

"Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;  Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow." 

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool" 
(Isaiah 1:15-18).

Notice that the Lord commands us to "Cease to do evil, Learn to do well"

NOW, BACK TO THE FIRST QUESTION.

In response to the call of abolitionists, who point out the inequity of all this, some Prolifers have raised the question, "What if there was no Prolife Movement legislative machine?"
  
They ask and defend their stance with the reason that if we didn't have these bills, if we didn't regulate abortion and pass laws to save some, there would be NO PROTECTION AT ALL for babies in the womb.  "What would we have if we didn't have these organizations, lobbyists, and lawmakers pushing for such bills?"

—Well, we might have what France, Germany, Russia, and many other nations have.  Those  secular humanist governments only allow abortion up to 12 weeks.  

What fools we are to think that we are so conservative in all our laws and regulations!  

The preborn have more "protection" under those God hating governments than in the most Pro-life states in our land.

—We might have Christians actually repenting of their apathy and compromise and rising up to love their preborn neighbors themselves instead of trusting and paying someone else to do it for them.  

—We might have Christians going to the gates of death in droves, to stand and plead for lives and warning the wicked and rescuing the weak.  [Abortion mills across the country today are by and large operating with LITTLE OR NO Christians present on the sidewalk to plead for lives, preach the Gospel, and provide assistance assistance to those who will turn away.]

—We might have droves of Christians repenting and engaging with our society, in the church assembly, in the public square, in congress, and on social media bringing the Gospel into conflict with the culture of child sacrifice.  

—We might have God's people rising as an army pressing on, spreading the truth, seeding the land with literature, destroying misinformation, and declaring what God says about the holocaust, demanding the need for abolition.  

—We might have a flood of voters swelling with "a voice as strong as thunder", demanding the END OF ABORTION, the ABOLITION OF HUMAN ABORTION.  

The Lord knows.  

"Duty is ours.  Results are God's." 

Abortion must be abolished!

[Note: It should be recognized that there are and have been Christians in the Prolife Movement who have stood for righteousness, and true justice.  This post is concerning the movement as a whole, and specifically the strategy of regulating murder politically, legislatively, which has been naively adopted by MANY who have not thought through what "regulatory means" means, or have been trained to think that it is the best way.  Often even the staunchest of Prolife Christians, who have sought to protect and rescue our preborn neighbors for years, have been shocked to have found ourselves to have compromised in how we have allowed for this in lawmaking.  It is humbling.  We pray for eyes to be opened, for humility, and for repentance among our fellows.]

Sunday, March 25, 2018

It Is Loving to Prosecute Murder

Last year and now this year too, there is a controversy among those professed to be in favor of Life, and thus anti-abortion, concerning the following issue: After abortion becomes abolished as homicide, whether women who still choose to hire someone to abort their children should face any type of punishment.

Many Christian and Prolife leaders (among them being Al Mohler, Ted Cruz, Doug Wilson) have protested that this would not be loving.

Many well-intentioned Christians would say that to make the mother prosecutable for the abortion of her son or daughter would be UNLOVING

However, it is the LOVE of Christ which constrains me to share the following. Please hang on with me as you read, for the truth's sake.  Here goes.

It will always be the most loving to treat murder as what it is—therefore, the abortionist and the mother who is are pursuing the murder of an innocent child should be prosecuted.  
One reason that empathy falls too heavy on the side of the mother for even those who seek justice for the preborn is largely due to women being broadly painted (by the prolife movement) as one of the victims in the abortion act.  But the fact is, no matter how they have be deceived, they know full well what they are doing.  Standing at the gates of death, I have seen and heard countless women who unashamedly shout that it is their right to kill their baby!  They laugh and mock what I am doing and tell me that I should do something worthwhile, like, save a tree.  They curse at me and my wife and children.  They rationalize their premeditated murder away and boast that it is "legal", which makes it "okay".  

Now abortion WILL brutalize the mother.  It will bring spiritual, emotional, and physical consequences—just as it does to all who murder—but especially to the abortive women, since the victim is her own child.  The mother who murders her baby in the womb may do so in a desperate situation, and MAY do so believing a lie.  But for the sake of God's word and true mercy on the baby that has been abused to death by the signed consent of his/her mother, we must treat the mother (in a desperate situation) who murders her baby at 3 months gestation no different then the mother (in a desperate situation) who murders her 3 year old.

AGAIN will I state it.

If we do not treat it as such, we are hypocrites, guilty of having "respect of persons", and are perverting justice and equity (James 2:4,8-9).

If we will not truly treat abortion as murder, we are not only acting treacherously against our God and neighbor (thus breaking the first and second greatest commandments: Matthew 22:37-40), but we are also communicating to the ungodly that we don't really think it is the same as murder, and further entrenches the abomination of child sacrifice AS JUSTIFIED in our society.  That is UNLOVING to the lost all about us.  We undermine our position, and they see our inconsistency.

We Christians need to repent of our apathy, our compromise, and our inconsistency with God's law and grace.

We must agree with true justice and equity based in the Scripture, and protect the innocent and punish the evildoer.  

We need to cry mightily unto God, as the king of Nineveh decreed (Jonah 3:8-9), that God may have mercy on our nation.  If we stand for some lives and not for others, we become human rights hypocrites, failing to love our neighbor.

PUNISHING MURDER IS LOVING!

IT IS LOVING to the real victims, the children in danger of destruction, showing care and respect to the value of their lives.
IT IS LOVING to the millions already slain, vindicating their humanity and worth as image-bearers of their Creator.
IT IS LOVING to other preborn children, who will not be murdered because their parents do not want to be punished as murderers.  It will be unfeigned love, for it will give them equal protection under the law.
IT IS LOVING to parents, who will not murder their babies now that it is a punishable offense, thus sparing them becoming guilty of their children's slaughter.
IT IS LOVING to the mother, already guilty of murder herself, giving her swift opportunity to face up to what she has done, repent of it, and find salvation and healing in Christ Jesus alone, thus removing YEARS of guilt, cover up, justification, and hardening, and if unrepentant rejecting Christ, eternal torment.  Also the father, if he was pursuing that murder as well.
IT IS LOVING to families being pressured by angry relatives to abort, giving them the ability to say, "You're telling me to commit a felony?  To MURDER?"  Thus giving the legal clout to stand their ground.
IT IS LOVING to the abortionists who will stop aborting because it is a punishable offense, bringing before their conscience the seriousness of their violence before the court of the Lord, showing them the depth of their sin, that he or she may personally face up to what they did, to repent, crying to God for mercy, and trusting in Jesus alone to save them from their sin, including their blood guiltiness.  It gives them more impetus to "cease to do evil, Learn to do well" (Isaiah 1:16-17). 
IT IS LOVING to those in the medical profession or medical schools who may be tempted to seek that line of murderous occupation and will now be turned away by the knowledge of punishment they will be spared the guilt of murder on their conscience and record (Proverbs 19:25).
IT IS LOVING to the abortionist who refuses to stop killing, for punishing him will stop him from adding to his "kill count", and thus his blood guiltiness before God.  It will remove any rationale of being a "hero of women" or being viewed as "a pillar in the community".  It can show him his sin in all its ramifications, and can humble him and bring him to the only place where he can find cleansing for his mass murders--at the foot of the cross, by the shed blood of the Lamb.
IT IS LOVING to the other employees at the murder mills who will forsake it or not apply to work there because they don't wish to be punished as partakers of murder so that they may forsake the foolish and live, repenting of their involvement and be saved.
IT IS LOVING to our society at large, bringing the perceived value of all life back to the place where it belongs.  Is it any surprise that people today are murdering fellow students, fellow employees, neighbors, family members, friends, enemies, and strangers, when we will countenance the murder of the MOST vulnerable and the MOST innocent?
IT IS LOVING to the victims of rape, under aged and incestual molestation, and human trafficking, whose attackers, oppressors, and "owners" are escaping the evidence of their wickedness by pressuring or forcing to have the baby killed, covering up their crimes, and therefore presently being able to continue oppressing this victim and others.
IT IS LOVING to the neighborhoods, communities, states, and this nation, in the midst of whom, innocent blood has been shed, to resolve that guilt and satisfy the demand of justice (see the example of the an unsolved murder in Deuteronomy 21:1-9), turning away impending judgment.  It is a humbling and acknowledgement of the evil we are guilty of, and, as some have said, "giving God a reason to show mercy", rather than arrogantly and proudly denying our bloody crime in the face of judgment.  It is "standing in the gap", repairing the breach, that God would not destroy us as we deserve (Ezekiel 22:30, but really the entire chapter). 
IT IS LOVING to our Creator, the Maker of heaven and earth, "The Power that hath made and preserved us a nation" thus far, the Giver of Life and Life Everlasting, the One Who has granted inalienable rights in the first place, that we would be acknowledging His truth, recognizing and turning away from our perversion of justice and the slaughter of those made in His image.
IT IS LOVING to our nation to remember that if our cause is NOT just, we will not CONQUER, or we will CONQUER in vain.  We must turn our hearts to turn the course of this people.  Let us who fear God, in returning the laws from targeting millions of our citizens to be massacred, instead to reflect liberty and justice for all, truly trusting God for the results, and do what is right. 

If we as Christians do not consistently obey and speak the truth in our society, as salt and light, if we are recreant to our responsibility, how can we expect our society to return to right and justice?  If we refuse to speak the truth, we expose our lack of love to all these.  We become manifest as hypocrites.

From a child, I have loved the Star Spangled Banner, our national anthem.  I love the words, the music, and the history behind it.  My favorite verse being the final one:

"And thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation
Blest with vic'try and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: 'In God is our trust'
And the star spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave."

That we may not vainly say, "In God we trust" when we do not follow His commands.  
Jesus said, "And why call ye me Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46).

"Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good."(Romans 12:9).  "Love without dissimulation" means that we are not just pretending to love, feigning that we care, but actually loving with sincerity, with a pure heart fervently (I Peter 1:22).

We MUST show love without dissimulation.


Abortion MUST be abolished.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

What about Abortion Images and Children?

I  have already written a basic 3 part defense of the use of victim images here to engage on behalf of our preborn neighbors.

1. It follows God's pattern.

2. It is effectual.
  A. It challenges people to face the facts.
  B. It channels the message quickly.
  C. It has been used to change hearts.

3. It is just.

But now about another concern...

Some have voiced the opinion that "The [graphic] pictures should not be shown in public, as they may traumatize or hurt the innocence of any child that happens to see them."  

However, the following is what I have found to be true.

I. Most children are not truly "traumatized" by the sight.

A. Millions of children see things just as graphic (or more gory) on television programming regularly or during the season of "trick or treating" all in the name of entertainment and recreation.  I heard of one event in which thousands of parents dressed themselves and their children as zombies to attend "fun" zombie convention.  I saw photos taken of the event, and must say that the costumes and makeup on those parents and children (even babies) was so gory and graphic, that it made me sick.  I couldn't look at them all.  Those same parents reacted when pictures revealing the horror of the preborn holocaust were displayed, saying, "Children shouldn't see anything like that, it will harm their innocence!"  
  
B. Children who are truly innocent will not lose their innocence by seeing a picture of truth.  
I have personally seen many children view pictures of abortion victims, and have heard the testimony of others as well.  Most often, they are saddened (not scared) by the sight and want to do something to help the babies in danger.  




They ask questions like, "What happened to the baby?" "Who hurt the baby?"

[In the future, I will likely make another post on this subject, giving a number of testimonies from personal experiences of the children's encounters with the victim images.]

We also should consider that these are the only baby pictures that the murdered children ever had taken of them.  How many times have people looked at little babies, and commented on their cute little fingers and toes, their bright eyes and dimpled cheeks?  I have seen little children see images of aborted babies, and simply recognize them for what they are, calling out, "Baby!"  Abortion victims are REAL people.  They should be cooed over, not shredded in pieces.  

Their little murdered bodies should be respected, 
their deaths grieved over, 
and the lives of those still living protected, 

and the crime against them should be loathed, abolished, and prosecuted.  

The wicked murder should be hated, not the murdered babies themselves.

When children recognize that it is a baby that was hurt or killed, they quickly are turned to compassion with statements like, "So sad.  That is wrong."  They instincively know it is wrong to hurt babies.  

This can easily be an important teaching moment for the parents.  Parents should instill and solidify love for the preborn as well as their utmost protection, in their children whenever the topic is placed before them.  

And when a parent is at a loss for words as to what to say I have often answered with the truth that it does not need to be complicated.  

"Simply tell them that that there are people today who selfishly murder babies before they are born, and that it is wrong."  Remind a child of what they already know to be true--that babies should be defended not destroyed--and that people that are holding the signs are seeking to let people know the truth so that the babies will be protected.  "We need to be doing all we can to rescue children that are in danger, and speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves."

  C. Usually it is the reaction of the parent that will actually cause the trauma, if any. 
Children often take their cues in any situation from how others, especially their mother and father.
Parents may become irate and irrational, screaming at the person holding the sign.  I have seen fathers and mothers stop their cars to argue, saying that their children should not have to look at the signs, inadvertently making their children sit and see the pictures for longer periods of time, combined with their parent screaming at people who want to save babies' lives.
The parents often yell insults, act immaturely, and use foul and filthy language to express their disgust.  This leads me to wonder whether they are really concerned about the innocence of their children if they talk so themselves and in the presence of their little ones. It is this, to wit, the parent's reaction, which engrave the memory deeper in the mind of the child.

But these three points which I have given, though valid and valuable to consider, are NOT my main defense.

Certainly, these points are matters of experience.  Experience can be a good witness, but we should have a biblical basis for our actions.  Therefore, let us turn to Scripture and consider what GOD'S WORD testifies concerning the question.  We should be ruled by the Lord, not by our own sensibilities and preferences, should we not?  

II. We must consider that God had children present when "graphic" events took place.

  A. The Lord commanded that when some was guilty of death, ALL the congregation was to attend the execution (Leviticus 24:14-16; Numbers 15:35).

  B. When Achan was executed in Joshua 7, ALL Israel went to watch.  Achan and all he had, including his family and livestock, were destroyed because of the sin he had committed.  The guilty was stoned to death, then burned, then buried in a great heaps of rocks in the valley of Achor.  It was the kind of thing that could make an impact on young minds, don't you think? I am sure that the children remembered that day.  Why did God have all Israel there, including the little ones?  It would cause them to take heed and take care, not wanting to do the same wicked thing.

  C. When the men of Korah's household were swallowed up by the earth, it was in front of the whole congregation including the children (Numbers 16).  Korah's own little children were spared his fate (Numbers 26:11), but had a front row seat.  They watched their parents, and other adults family members disappear alive and crying out into the depths of the earth. 
Think that was "traumatic"?  It impacted them, yes.  But did it mess them them up?  Did they become rebels like their father?  

No! 

They became singers in the tabernacle choir, praising and serving the true and living God
You can go to the Bible and read some of the songs that they personally sang.  Here are the psalm numbers and first lines of their songs: 
42 "As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God..."
44 "We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old..."
45 "My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer..."
46 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble..."
47 "O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph..."
48 "Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness..."
49 "Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world..."
84 "How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!..."
85 "LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob..."
87 "His foundation is in the holy mountains..."

From among their ranks generations later came Samuel, one of the greatest prophets and leaders Israel has ever known (I Samuel), and Heman (I Chronicles 6:33), who led in the worship during David (I Chronicles 16:41) and Solomon's reigns (II Chronicles 5:12), and wrote Psalm 88.  The very graphic and traumatic experience caused them to not want to go anywhere to doing  what their father did.

Our desire is that children who see what abortion does to their neighbors and are horrified, 
will NOT want that to happen to any more people,
will NOT be apathetic like their parents,
will NOT have an abortion themselves, 
but will rather grow up to be champions for the preborn, 
seeking to ABOLISH THIS GRIEVOUS EVIL THAT PERSISTS UNDER "COLOR OF LAW".

I don't wish to harm the innocence of, or unnecessarily disturb any child.  But I must freely confess that I'd rather a few children be bothered by a picture, than one child be slaughtered because I didn't hold the picture and someone went on, actively slaying a child or continued in life, embracing the error that the child inside them was a thing. 


What if some children have nightmares?  
This baby never had the chance to dream at all.

What if a child is traumatized?  
Think of the trauma this child suffered.


I hope that my position is made clear on the matter.

Abortion must be abolished.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Answering the Prolife "Burning Building" Argument

As abolitionists speak up to point out the problems of regulating abortion legislatively, we find that many people in the Prolife Movement will react.  This is only natural, as regulating abortion like it is healthcare has been the conventional "wisdom" for decades.

The following is an online retort from a prolifer that I received, and is a common argument by those who still think it is good to make laws that incrementally regulate abortion instead of laws that will abolish it altogether.  

"If I were to apply your logic to a house fire with a family of 5 and I knew I could only save 2, by your logic I shouldn't even attempt to save the two because, hey, I can't save them all, so why bother trying?"


This is my answer...

The house on fire illustration is not really a comparable parallel.  We are not talking about a burning building, but the intentional slaughter of children. 

But, to follow that logic, if I came upon a burning house, I would definitely save as many people still inside as I could.  That is why I go to the abortion mills to preach the Gospel and plead for my preborn neighbors--I know there are babies inside dying.  I have held babies in my arms that I have been able to rescue (pull out, as it were, from the burning building) in the face of threats and curses. 




I go to save as many as I can.

BUT

If abortion was a burning building, it would not be just (or right or good) to make a law allowing people government protection to toss some of their children into the fire as long as they were a certain age. 

Just as it would be unjust to make a law that would only allow the rescue of that certain age. 

Can you imagine? A law that requires the protection the older children, but does nothing to secure the safety of those younger, is WRONG and EVIL.    

We must protect ALL human life, born and unborn, no matter the gestational age, no matter the Supreme Court's opinions, no matter the pragmatic advice given by those in the prolife movement.

Jeremiah 22:3 "Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and DO NO WRONG , do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place."

Isaiah 1:16-17 "Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; CEASE TO DO EVIL; LEARN TO DO WELL; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow." 

Abortion must be abolished.

Twins are a Double Blessing, BUT THERE HAVE BEEN CULTURES WHO DIDN'T THINK SO!

The Lord recently gave us twins--our little Henry and Isobel were born at the end of 2018!  And whenever we are out in public with our precious cargo, we are sure to be stopped by strangers who want to see them and talk with us about our double blessing.  Many times the person is a twin, had twins, is related to twins, or never saw real twins before.  

After a couple weeks of this happening, we saw a great opportunity to use people's fascination with our babies as a springboard to share the Gospel and open their eyes to Abolition.   Below is the fruit of that desire.  It is wonderful to have something like this, filled with truth, to hand to those who have stopped out of genuine interest!  And these brochures have always been received with excitement.



Twins are a double blessing!

CAN YOU IMAGINE A CULTURE IN WHICH TWINS ARE DEHUMANIZED, REJECTED AND MURDERED? 

Below is the account of an individual lived in such a time and place! 




Mary Slessor (December 2, 1848-January 13, 1915) was a missionary of the Gospel to Calabar, Africa (now part of Nigeria).

One of the evils she quickly encountered in their culture was TWIN KILLING.  Out of fear that one baby was a demon, when twins were born, they were both brutally murdered (abandoned in the jungle to starve or be eaten by wild beasts),


This was an accepted practice, and had been a wicked part of their society for hundreds of years.

Mary's heart was broken and her spirit overwhelmed.  What was a Christian to do?

I. ASSISTANCE -- Mary searched out and rescued babies in the wild bringing them into her home to raise them.  She saved hundreds of children in this way.

II. AGITATION -- Mary confronted the culture by calling the families, the tribes, and the chiefs to repent of the evil (often risking her own life to do so).  She agitated the government
by the exposing the evil--bringing the Gospel into conflict with it--and demanded the the protection of the victims by law through the abolition of the murderous practice.

Mary's prayer: "Lord, the task is impossible for me, but not for Thee.  Lead the way and I will follow.  Why should I fear? I am on a Royal Mission.  I am in the service of the King and Kings!"




DURING MARY'S LIFETIME, TWIN KILLING, AN ENTRENCHED PRACTICE FOR CENTURIES, WAS ABOLISHED.  

She is a national hero of Nigeria, still honored to this day.

We should rightly be horrified that the murder of small, innocent humans was a normal, allowed occurrence among a people!  And we should rightly rejoice that Mary courageously stood against this evil and engaged for its abolition.

BUT LET US CONSIDER OUR OWN SOCIETY:

Presently in the United States, over 3,000 innocent girls and boys are killed every day through a practive that has also become acceptable in our culture.  But these precious children are murdered while still in the womb, with the consent of their own mothers.  In America, we have so DEHUMANIZED the prebor child, that 2 babies are REJECTED and burtally MURDERED every single minute of every day.  Our society calls this practice healthcare.

But abortion is not healthcare.  It is homicide in the worst degree!  It attacks the most vulnerable of victims--not out of fear of evil spirits, but out of selfish desire. It is a holocaust of the greatest proportion--practiced under "color of law" in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution and the higher Law of God, Who said, "Thou shalt do no murder" (Matthew 19:18).




ABORTION IS THE #1 KILLER IN AMERICA
A HUMAN SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF SELF.

And, like Mary Slessor, our heart must be broken--our spirit overwhelmed with the knowledge of this reality.

WE HAVE ALLOWED THIS.  We as individuals, and as a people, need to repent of our part in this holocaust--whether that part be COMPLICITY in, COMPROMISE over (of which the Prolife Movement largely is guilty), or COMPLACENCY about (as most churches are) the violence!  These precious babies are our neighbors, and we are specifically commanded to:

"Love thy neighbour as thyself." -- Jesus   

What is a Christian to do?

The same things that Mary Slessor did.  We must strive to see this great evil brought down through both ASSISTANCE and AGITATION.

"If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;  If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?" Proverbs 24:11-12).

We must seek to defend and rescue those being taken to their death, in the same way that we would want someone to to be our voice if we were being taken away to be murdered.  We must work to establish equal protection for our preborn neighbor, who, just like us, are made in the image of God!  We must do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.  We must work for the abolition of abortion

Please look at the links below to educate yourself about abolition and how to rightly rescue those who are being killed.

www.theliberator.news
www.abolishhumanabortion.com
www.timetowinabattle.blogspot.com

DO NOT BE A HUMAN RIGHTS HYPOCRITE.

SPEAK FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.  Proverbs 31:8-9

Bring the Gospel into Conflict with the Culture that Murders its Children.





THE GOSPEL EXPLAINED

The living and true God of the Bible created all things, and made mankind in His image. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, from the moment of conception (Genesis 1:1,27; Psalm 139).

We are, each of us, fallen in sin and in rebellion against our Creator.  We have broken His Law, and the wages of sin is death and Hell.  We deserve it.  That is the bad news (Isaiah 53:6; I John 3:4; Romans 3:23; 6:23; Hebrews 9:27).

God is just and must punish sin.  He is also the ONLY ONE Who could make a way for us to be saved.  God so loved the world, that He sent His Son to pay the price for sin (Isaiah 13:11; 45:21;John 3:16; I John 4:9-10,14; II Corinthians 5:19-21).

Jesus Christ, the eternal God the Son, entered the womb to redeem the world (I Timothy 1:15).  Christ died for our sins, the Just for the unjust.  He gave His precious blood, was buried, rose again, and reigns today.  This is called The is call the Gospel, meaning "Good News" (I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 5:8;Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 2:8-11).

Jesus Christ is the only Savior from sin.  To be saved you must repent and believe the Gospel.  Turn and trust in Jesus from to be saved from your sin.  It is by grace through faith yes, (II Timothy 2:5-6; Acts 4:12; Acts 4:12, Mark 1:15; Ephesians 2:89).

Then grow in Christ--read and follow the Bible, which His word.  Live for for the Lord as His ambassador, being zealous for the truth (II Peter 3:18; Colossians 2:6-7; James 1:22; II Corinthians 5:15,17-20; Titus 2:11-14).

"LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, SOUL, MIND, AND STRENGTH.
LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF (from Luke 10:27)".

"PURE RELIGION AND UNDEFILED BEFORE GOD AND THE FATHER IS THIS, TO VISIT THE FATHERLESS AND WIDOWS IN THEIR AFFLICTION... (from James 1:27)".

ABORTION MUST BE ABOLISHED.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Blaming the Vacuum...Who's REALLY Responsible?

No question...

In a multitude of cases in which children are murdered through abortion, a vacuum is used.

However...

Making laws that ban all vacuums is not the answer.

There are many good and proper uses of a vacuum.

What needs to be recognized is that it is man's sinful heart that must be addressed, and the evil deed itself that must be abolished instead of given protection under "color of law".  The law should protect the innocent and punish the guilty.

Vacuums ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE.

People ARE.

Physicians who forsake their role of healing in order to commit violence upon the weak ARE RESPONSIBLE.

Parents who seek out and hire a murderer to kill their babies ARE RESPONSIBLE.

Magistrates who forsake the law to allow the slaughter of their most vulnerable citizens to continue, and not only permit, but protect the right to murder the babies as is it is okay, however much those magistrates may claim to be "for life", however much those magistrates may regulate that slaughter, they ARE RESPONSIBLE.

The society that is at peace with the murders and make excuses for it ARE RESPONSIBLE

Christians who believe the murders are wrong, but are not willing to obey God through loving their neighbors actively in bringing the Gospel into conflict with the evil, JUSTLY opposing the evil, and seeking its abolition ARE RESPONSIBLE.

WE must repent of whatever part we have played, whether it be complicity, compromise, collaboration, callousness, cowardice, or complacency.

Abortion must be abolished.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

School Shootings—Safe, Legal, and Rare

School shootings are horrible and tragic.  There have been so many in the past few years.  The first one I recall hearing about as a youth was the one in Columbine, Colorado.  It shocked and grieved the nation, and has not been forgotten. It should not be forgotten. Almost 19 years later today, when I googled the word Columbine in making this post, the first three suggestions that I was given to go with that word were shooter, death toll, and victim.  

There have been many measures taken and arguments made since that tragic day to endeavor to oppose, stop, inhibit, and prevent school shootings.  Some have been more effective than others.  Some have been righteous and reasonable and just.  Others have not.  

But still shootings have continued to happen.  One source claims that there have been some 50 mass murders or attempted mass murders at a schools since Columbine.1

As I pondered this last horrific act in Florida, I was struck with a new innovative way to deal with those committing the crisis.  Maybe, just maybe, this would effect the frequency that seems to be escalating with school shootings.

I mean, we know now that these attacks at schools are going to happen.  Even though it is illegal, there will always be someone who will want to do it anywaythe danger, the fame, and the thought of defying the law seems to make it that much more appealing to a segment of our culture.  So, maybe our society should try another ploy.  Maybe we should legalize school shootings.

Some reasoning...

1. The shooter is a victim too.  Many only commit this crime because they are confused, feel pressured by the voices in their head, feel rejected by their peers, or are desperate for attention.  We don't know what some of these individuals have experienced or the circumstances that would bring them to such a decision, so we really shouldn't judge them.  Some have mental issues and nearly all of them have been taught (by their own educational institutions) that there is no real basis for right and wrongwe are all merely evolved animals, simply bi-pedal protoplasm, and there is no purpose in life nor any Judge to face after this life is over.  Our society has thus made the case that there is no absolute truth and therefore can not consistently condemn any act as wrong.  We have taught our children to do what they feel like doing anyway, therefore, these "deranged" individuals are victims as well, and really shouldn't be prosecuted.   

If school shootings become legal*, these shooters can act consistently with what they have been taught, and not be shamed or feel guilty about their actions.  They won't have to hide what they are planning to do, and it will give others more chances to talk with them and maybe change their mind without slurring the ethics of their actions.  After all, it is a choice they have and we shouldn't keep people from their right to choose.

2. Illegal shootings are dangerous.  

Shooters today are doing this at great risk to themselves.  Think about what they have to worry about:
conceal/carry people possibly being nearby. 
the likelihood that someone may call the police. 
the odds that they may be hurt themselves.

The very real fact in school shootings, as in other public square shootings, is that, more often than not, the school shooter ends up dead himself.  School shootings need to be made more safe...for the shooter.

If school shootings become legal, these shooters will be so much more likely to survive.  They won't have to worry about the police or conceal and carry individuals.  And after all safety is our goal, right?  I mean, once school shootings become protected, society will not want to go back to when shooters had to take such risks.  And think of the money that will be saved when government schools won't have to pay for security systems, guards, etc.

3. The notoriety factor is a thing.  

Some people want the fame of being a rebel against authorityof being the subject of news reports, twitter feeds, and conversationseven if they die before getting a chance to read the blazing reports.  They feel they left a mark on society.  That they got even.  They want to have the same flash as other shooters before them, thus the "copycat syndrome" takes effect.   

If school shootings become legal, well, there goes the acclaim, the excitement of rebelling, the feeling of exhilaration over taking on the government.  It will become a mundane, boring thing to murder the innocent sitting in the lunchroom.  It will lose its appeal for many. It will become less common.

4. The power of regulation. 

When a thing becomes permitted by the government, it comes somewhat under control of said government.  The state has a say in how an act can be committed.  And our government has shown a great talent in making rules and restrictions.  This will only curb and lessen the amounts of school shootings, and minimize the devastation even further.

If school shootings become legal, it will provide an avenue to regulate and control school shooting in so many ways.  I think it very likely that a pro-school safety movement will arise, providing much legislation and work to create a culture of change.  They will most likely get support from concerned citizens, including the religious population, to oppose school shootings in this way.  

Here are a few of the regulations that could be made that feasibly could be passed without violating the shooter's right to choose (the possibilities are endless):  

A person must apply for a school shooting license and attain certain level of training in order to perform a shooting.  If there has to be school shootings, let us ensure that they are done by a licensed professional.
Enact a school shooting tax, and put it towards government education.  If they have to pay to commit the shooting, it will decrease how many will pursue that path.
Establish a 24 hour waiting period after they have determined to carry out the act.  If they have to think about it for a day, some will choose not to do it.  How could anyone be against such a bill?  It will prevent impulsive shootings.  It will give precedent, and maybe in a decade or so, the waiting period would be pushed to a 72 hour wait.
Require minor shooters to have written parental permission.  This should be a no-brainer.
Create education bills that will be effective to let the shooter know that those they plan to kill are human as well—that they are breathing, heart beating individuals.  They will  be informed at what ages students are likely to have learned to tie their shoes, to be able to whistle or read, diagram a sentence, or solve a trigonometry problem.  This will demonstrate how like themselves they are.  This will hopefully establish their compassion toward those they want to get rid of, and may help a shooter to reconsider and turn them away from such a hideous act.  After such education, these troubled shooters may even become pro-school safety themselves.
Establish a bill to ban the shooting of those who will be graduating this year from college or university since they are almost out of school as fully developed members of the government trained society.  Then maybe a bill that protects all college students, since we can prove that they are not as dependent as those in high school (well maybe not, but this may encourage more to be independent and self supporting).  A win-win in anyone's book.  At least those who have graduated are, on the average, more viable members of society than grade-schoolers.  And as college students can go to the polls, this will likely have abundant voter support.  Some may say that this is not fair to younger students, but hey, if it saves one life it must be good.  We will assure any nay-sayers that at a later date those who are younger (and just as valuable, of course) will also be protected by law.  Victim age restriction will secure saved lives.  
Procedure rules are a must.  Here are a few ideas:
a. A bill that bans the use of bombs since that weapon of choice is much more messy, could endanger the shooter himself, or could kill even neighbors and bystanders in the public square.  Bombs will also cause more damage to structures, costing the state more money.  Voters will see the virtue in not further affecting their wallets.
b. A bill requiring (or at least be highly recommending) shooters to wear protective body armor. Some students will seek to defend themselves and safety to the shooter should be chief in our concern, for we are compassionate.  Of course, as it becomes illegal to shoot in colleges, and then in the high school (maybe 15 years into this kind of legislation), the instance of fighting back will become less common.  Come to think of it, the fact that a college student may fight back with more gusto then those who are younger would provide more evidence of their viability, strengthening the case to ban all college shootings.
c. Anesthetization requirements could be a powerful measure.  Making it a rule that the students be chloroformed, or numbed in someway before being shot, will further establish the fact that school shootings are painful, and might even turn a shooter away from doing it.  If there is going to be a school shooting (and we have established that this is a fact), isn't it better to at least cut down on the pain the students have to undergo while we try to stop it all together? 

Finally, someday, there may be a time when school shootings become only a very occasional occurrence, because of the hassle of the red tape required.

The slogan for these measure could be something like:

"School shootingSafe, Legal, and Rare."

[Note: This post is not to be construed as an actual justified plan, nor is it meant to be disrespectful or unfeeling towards those affected by school shootings.  It is only simply applying some of the widely accepted thinking and tactics used by prochoicers and prolifers in the area of abortionanother mass homicide being enacted daily on innocent victims. If we would be horrified at such reasoning and strategy against school shootings, should we not be just as appalled at the use of such reasoning for the murder of the prebornan even greater epidemica more systemic slaughter of fellow human beings?  We need to repent of ageism, the failure to love our neighbors as we love ourselves, and the neglect of justice and equity in our opposition of evil.]

Inequity is Iniquity.  Let us not be hypocrites.

Consider the words of God to those who fail to justly oppose evil (Psalm 82:2-5)... 

"How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah."
"Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy."
"Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked."
"They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course."

*the use of the word "legal" in this post is meant to mean government sanctioned.  I do NOT consider school shootings to be lawful, whatever our society deems permissible.  Concerning this post, I echo the words of Paul, who said "I speak as a fool" to show the error of this folly.

I am taking the route laid out by God, in Proverbs 26:4-5, the don't answer/answer method.
:4 "Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him."
:5 "Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit."


I do not accept the compromised thinking of those who oppose the evil in an unjust manner, but I do use the compromised thinking to illustrate the error of that thinking in order to help those who have accepted the compromised position without carefully weighing out the question according to the truth and justice of the God of the Bible.

It should be manifest that...

Abortion is murder of the preborn in the same way that shooting students is murder of the born.

It is not just to regulate murdering humans.
Abortion must be abolished.

ABCNews http://abcnews.go.com/US/school-shootings-columbine-numbers/story?id=36833245