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).

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Defund? Or Defend?

In the past year there has been an outcry to DEFUND Planned Parenthood.

Prolife leaders are demanding it!

Prolife citizens are demanding it!

Prolife politicians are demanding it!

Some are calling for Planned Parenthood to be defunded because they were selling body parts of babies they had slaughtered.

Other more right-minded people are calling for Planned Parenthood to be defunded because they are killing the babies, period.

Some brothers and sisters in Christ have asked for my thoughts about whether we should go for the DEFUND button, and as Paul said before Agrippa, my response is, "I think myself happy...because I shall answer for myself this day..." (Acts 26:2).

Donald Trump has sent a letter to Prolife leaders, making an attempt to get them to back his candidacy.  In it, one of the things he promises to do is to "defund Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions, and allocate the funding elsewhere."

This is an attractive offer.  It sounds really good.  We really don't want to give money to fund the murder of the innocent.  

BUT wait a minute!

This is treating abortion like an undesirable form of healthcare, rather than MURDER.  It is like saying we are not going to fund this group because they insist on using faulty pregnancy tests, which are not reliable.  We will not give them funds until they buy quality products.  
Abortion is NOT faulty healthcare!  

It is Homicide in the worst degree!  

People, image-bearers of our God, are being murdered by the thousands every day!  

These are the MOST innocent and MOST vulnerable people in all our society!

And they are being murdered in the place where they should be the MOST safe!

CONSIDER:

If it became “lawful” in the States, for bearded people to be seized and hacked in pieces, I would be horrified if... 

-those in civil authority 

-fellow American citizens 

-good American Christians made their rallying cry: 

“Not with my money!”  
“Don’t make us pay for it!”  
“No Federal funding!”
"DEFUND the slaughter of the unshaven!"

I would want them to demand that the murder of bearded people be ABOLISHED!  That justice be done!

The answer is not to defund Planned Parenthood.

The answer is to defend the innocent, and deliver them from the hands of the oppressor.

Jeremiah 22:1-3
1 “Thus saith the LORD; Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word,”
2 “And say, Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David, thou, and thy servants, and thy people that enter in by these gates:”
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.”

The government has the responsibility before God and man to punish the guilty, and protect the innocent. Planned Parenthood has murdered more than ISIS, the KKK, and the death camp of Auschwitz combined.  Their murderous activity must be made to cease.

We should NOT be saying, "Naughty Planned Parenthood, we are withholding allowance till you behave better."

We should be saying "Murder is evil.  We must repent of our apathy, cry mightily unto God, and return our laws to reflect justice, mercy, and equity for all.  We will not be silent until child sacrifice, the murdering of over 3,000 Americans EVERY DAY is removed from being protected "under color of law"!  That is, we will protect the lives of all the innocent!
The total and immediate abolition of abortion.

[As a side note, Trump’s motion in the letter makes it sound as if Planned Parenthood is the only killer of babies.  According to the Guttmacher Institute, only 27.5% of all abortions in the United States are committed by Planned Parenthood.  There are many other abortion providers who would not be affected.  Moreover, the fact is that if government funding ceased for Planned Parenthood, there are enough liberals and pagans (business moguls, Hollywood celebrities, etc.) in America with millions to donate and keep it afloat with private funds, so that the murder could continue with even more impunity.]

Be not content with DEFUNDing Planned Parenthood.  

DEFEND the Innocent!!!

Demand the Abolition of Human Abortion!

There is still time to win a battle before the sun goes down.

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