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).

Friday, December 7, 2018

When Abortion Does NOT Stop a Beating Heart

"Abortion stops a beating heart."

This slogan has been used by the Pro-life Movement for years.

It is short and memorable.

It pulls at our emotions.  

The problem is, it is not always true.  

Millions of babies have been murdered (and thousands of babies will be murdered today) before their heart was fully developed or before the beat of their heart could be fully detected.

God's word declares that when a woman has "conceived" (Isaiah 7:14), she is "with child" (Matthew 1:23). Scripture is absolutely clear as to when a new and distinct human being is created and it has nothing to do with the development of a specific organ, but at the moment of conception!   If this is true, dear reader, if every child from the point of conception is fully human, then to seek protection for only those babies who are able perform for a ultra sound technician (even if your goal is to protect them all in the end) is evil!  It is a wicked thing to abandon under color of law one image bearer of God to protect another image bearer of God whether for political advancement or to make abortion seem unthinkable to the world!

                                      

And just as we should expect, science and medicine have been found to agree with the Lord of heaven and earth, the Creator of our Universe, without Whom there is no foundation for the existence, study, or reliability of science. 

Dr. Jerome LeJeune (geneticist, doctor, called by many the "father of modern genetics") stated that: "After fertilization has taken place a new human being has come into being.  It is no longer a matter of taste or opinion...It is plain experimental evidence."

In Dr. LeJeune own words, the evidence is plainweeks before the heartbeat can be detected a new life has begun.  At the exact moment of conception that fertilized egg, that zygote, is distinctly a humanwith his or her own DNA, blood type, and personality!  This tiny individual is the same person he or she will be for the rest of their lives.

And millions of these precious image bearers are murdered at this most important and vulnerable time of their lives (before 6 weeks) under "color of a law" that is not only applauded and embraced by a Godless nation, but sadly also supported by many who claim to be pro-life!


God forbid.

One of the pragmatic "answers" to the "abortion problem" (and how to incrementally reverse the Supreme Court's ruling of Roe v Wade) is heartbeat legislation.  Both Iowa and Ohio have passed bills that would ban abortion once a heartbeat is detected (though the courts struck one down, and the other needs to pass the Senate and be signed by the governor).   Other states have pushed for this same legislation for years and/or are presently seeking to pass a similar bill.  

Millions of pro-lifers, including multitudes of Christians, read of these types of pro-life victories (and the rhetoric "we are winning!" that accompanies such victories) and they rejoicenot realizing all the ramifications.  As believers we must think critically, and we must think Biblically!  To continue to support unrighteous decrees like a heartbeat bill or to vote for those who compromise and collaborate with the lives of these tiny holocaust victims is opposing evil with what God calls evil!  

Arbitrary

1. The Heartbeat Bill is moved by personal whim rather than truth.  

We know (Biblically, scientifically, and medically) that a human's life begins at conception.  To say "we will protect all persons from murder once their heart beat is detectable" is just as subjectively arbitrary as saying "we will protect all persons from murder once they come out of their mother's womb" or "once they pass puberty", or "once they are old enough to vote."  

If our desire is to applaud protection, then we should really celebrate Roe v. Wade! Aren't all born humans protected in that Supreme Court ruling?!  Fighting arbitrariness in an arbitrary way is ridiculous.  

Exceptions

2. You can kill a baby after the heartbeat if...

The word exception has been entertained far too long in the Pro-life Movement and has been used to justify the murder of a multitude of children in the wombit is a word that leads to a wicked and perverse line of thinking! 

Almost every single pro-life heartbeat bill (any pro-life bill for that matter) has the exception of rape, incest, fetal abnormality, and/or life of the mother written in!  And just like that, even the babies the Heartbeat bill claims to protect, are not safe!

There is no exception that produces a good enough reason to murder an innocent person.  The awful truth is that nearly all pro-life politicians also make exceptions for murder.  

Exceptions are just one of the enemy's tools to keep this horrific evil alive and well in our land!  Of course, proving you were raped is not necessary in order to schedule an abortion past this magical 6 week's mark!  All you need is a woman's own word reported to authorities or a physicians orders claiming a pregnancy could endanger the woman's life and, heartbeat or no heartbeat, the baby will still be brutally slain! 

And even if the rape did exist and a child was conceived, how wicked for the Pro-life Movement to value the criminal's life over the life of the baby by writing in such an exception!  Why punish the child for his/her father's crime?

At one point, the Iowa heartbeat bill only allowed for a "medical emergency" which was defined as a situation in which the life of the woman was in danger.  Then Republicans, the pro-life politicians, amended the bill to expand the exceptions to also include a situation in which:

—the mother was raped and reports the rape to law enforcement within 45 days

—the mother was the victim of incest and reports the issue to law enforcement within 140 days


—"not all the products of conception are expelled" following a miscarriage (which makes no sense to even include this exception
—and only muddies the waters even more) 

—a physician certifies that the fetus has an abnormality, that, in the physician's "reasonable medical judgment," the child is incompatible with life 



Penalties and Prosecution

3. Heartbeat legislation does not allow for proper prosecution of those who kill the baby or for those who would hire the assassin!

This is folly!

The Ohio heartbeat bill, last I heard, had no exceptions after the heartbeat is detected, but the penalty for physicians who would preform an abortion after this arbitrary time is only a year of prison.

And parents, those who procure an abortion and are protagonists in the crime, are not to be prosecuted.  If someone instigates a murder by seeking out and paying a hit man to slay an innocent person, they are also guilty.  The idea of letting the one who buys the hit "off the hook" would not be countenanced anywhere else in the justice system BUT in the case of abortion.  Sadly, it is the fruit of the pro-life practice of making women out to be the victim in these situations.  A mother may or may not have been a victim in a crime (rape or incest), but in the crime of abortion, the victim is the child.  This is inequity.

And in the case where the mother is truly a victim of a forced abortion (abusive father or being trafficked) then prosecution would be in her favor, not against her!

Undermining Message to the Public

4. It undermines what we profess to believe and establishes a wrong standard.  

The catchy slogan may be, 

"If a heartbeat is detected, the baby is protected."  

Yet we know that a human's life begins when they are conceived, weeks before the heartbeat can be seen on an ultra sound.  


To boldly say all life begins at conception and yet allow for the murder of a pre-born before he/she is 6 weeks old, unwittingly exposes you as inconsistent and hypocritical. 

What is that behavior telling the world?

One secular source gives the following commentary:

"A fetal heartbeat bill is a form of proposed abortion legislation in the United States of America which makes abortions illegal as soon as the fetus' heartbeat can be detected, based on the conclusion that a fetus is a person as soon as it has a heartbeat."

This bill misinforms the public.  I have heard it from the lips of aborting parents as they walk into an abortion clinic and flippantly call out: "It's okay, my baby doesn't have a heartbeat yet."  They have been made to think that before the heart is beating it is allowable.  What gave them that idea?  The excellent education of the Pro-life Movement's promotion and politics.  

Smokescreen

5. There are three things that the Heartbeat bill does accomplish.

A. Gives the pro-life organizations something to cheer about and garner support for more like actions.

B. Gives the pro-life government leaders a 100% pro-life voting record and future votes. 


C. Gives the pro-life people the illusion that the fight is being won and keeps them content to continue giving and voting for the same nonsense that has gotten us nowhere. 

Pro-life legislation is a smokescreen, distracting from the fact that politicians are not doing their duty.  They have the authority and obligation to establish equity for those under their jurisdiction by law, to punish evildoers, and to protect the innocent. All of the innocent! 

"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" (Jeremiah 22:3).  

Heartbeat legislation does not accomplish man's duty before God and his fellow man, but it does make it look like that he is doing something.

There is another bill being put forth in Ohio AT THE SAME TIME that the heartbeat bill  has received so much attention and praise—this bill would abolish all abortion as murder, doing justice and establishing equal protection to all pre-born babies in the state of Ohio!  Sadly, this bill is being squelched and suppressed by the very people who are lauding the heartbeat bill.  

NOW, I hasten to say that there is no doubt in my mind that many legislators, many workers in pro-life organizations, many supporters of this ban truly believe they are doing right.  They have been taught to do it this way and are pragmatically pushing forward!  But they have not examined this endeavor in the light of Truthit is still wrong to do wrong! We all must be confronted with the error.  We all need to hear the truthwe must be exposed to the horror of this failure, search the Scriptures, consider our ways, and then repent.  

Pushing for legislation that actually provides for babies to be lawfully killed at a younger gestational age (in hopes to save some) is not humbly confessing our sin, or turning to God in repentance, or seeking mercy for ourselves and healing for our land.  "Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?" (Psalm 94:20).

Should we expect God to bless us while we continue to cast His law behind our backs?  Let us humble ourselves, and pray, and seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, including the way of perverting the justice of the most innocent and most vulnerable in our landthe preborn.

In obedience to God's word we must do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.  Opposing injustice unjustly is not just.  We need to be shown where we're wrong and how to oppose this evil in the right way.  

We need to recognize that in spite of our pro-life stickers and high sounding religious slogans, political zeal, and prayers to God to bless our efforts our hands are "full of blood".  We need to hearken to the LORD: "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..." (Isaiah 1).  


We need to forsake the foolish and live!  Let us exhort each other and our leaders to be true champions of the weakest among us!  Pro-life congressmen and senators are putting forth bills that they are told "the people" are demanding.  Let them hear the demand for total and immediate abolition of abortion! 

I know many will say, "Oh, you are just not happy because it isn't doing enough."

That is not the issue.  It is not about doing enough.  It is about doing what is RIGHT.

Others will make a plea towards pragmatism.  But, we need to choose to be found obedient to our King Jesus.  

"Duty is ours.  Results are God's."  

Why should God bless wicked measures and iniquitous decrees?  Let us trust the Lord, for God's work done God's way will work.

Abortion must be abolished.  No exceptions!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Who's the Hypocrite?

A statement from Planned Parenthood, concerning DACA:

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"EVERY PERSON HAS THE RIGHT TO LIVE."

From an organization which murders over 300,000 girls and boys in the womb yearly.

Their hypocrisy is showing.

The truth is, they celebrate the right to live (of course, only if they want you to live) and they applaud and make their money on unrighteous decrees that allow some humans to be murdered.

But tragically, that can also be said of those who rightfully call Planned Parenthood "hypocrites"!

For in regard to pain capable abortion ban bills and heartbeat legislation, the Pro Life Movement is also showing partiality.

Has the Pro Life movement also become hypocrites?  Claiming that babies in the womb are human beings from conception with a right to life all the while supporting and cheering on bills that only protect babies that have survived to one arbitrary point or another is actually abandoning those precious little image bearers that are younger and less developed!  That is a double standard!  God forbid!

And if there is hypocrisy on our part, we must repent!

James 2:8-9 "If ye fulfill the royal law, according to the scripture, Thous shall love they neighbor as thyself, ye do well.  But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors."  

I Timothy 5:21 "I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality."

James 3:17 "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy."

We must humbly consider the question: "Are ye not then partial in yourselves?" (James 2:4).

If the Pro Life Movement truly desires to love their preborn neighbor then they must take an upright stand for them with no compromiseswe are not to oppose evil in way that God calls evil.  It is the love of Christ that constrains me to point out this wrong-doing among those who claim to fight for the babies!  

To protect some and not all is hypocritical!

Christians should not be Human Rights Hypocrites.

Let us consider our ways, and establish equal protection under the law for ALL humans.

Be an Abolitionist.

Abortion must be abolished.



Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The King's Ambassador - Lyrics

These are words to song I wrote some years ago.  I was desiring to write something that would sound like a charge to Christians as ambassadors of the King, not only ehorting them to go and preach the Gospel, but also to give a brief of the message to be proclaimed.

"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God" (II Corinthians 5:20).
 
O, take your cloak. and here's the Scroll,
Now what ye waitin' for?
The King has chosen you to be
His ambassador!

The King is sending you,
Out to ev'ry land,
To tell the people living there
They've broken the King's command

They've rebelled against His word,
And followed the devil's lie.
Warn them of the punishment -
The soul that sins will die!

So, take your cloak. and here's the Scroll,
Now what ye waitin' for?
The King has chosen you to be
His ambassador!

But there is good new as well:
The Ruler loves them so
The Prince became redeemer when
To Calvary He did go

He gave His blood and died,
And in a grave was laid;
But on the third day, He rose again,
The ransom now is paid!

So, take your cloak. and here's the Scroll,
Now what ye waitin' for?
The King has chosen you to be
His ambassador!

So now what must they do,
To make the promise theirs?
To be forgiven of their sin,
Adopted as royal heirs?

Tell them to call on Christ, 
And on His name believe:
The King awaits to welcome them
He's ready to receive!

So, take your cloak. and here's the Scroll,
Now what ye waitin' for?
The King has chosen you to be
His ambassador!

Abortion must be abolished.

Friday, November 9, 2018

WAKE UP, MINNESOTA! The Abortion Holocaust is Greater Than You Think!

Do you really understand the extent of the murders by abortion?

The horrific number of babies murdered in our nation is over three thousand babies EVERY SINGLE DAY.

I want to try to hit that number home by making Population Parallels using cities and towns in the "North Star" State.  

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Picture in your mind, if you can, the intentional slaughter of every born person in the city of Pine City (population of 3,123) happening EVERY DAY!

Or the intentional slaughter of the combined citizens of 
Pillager (469), 
Motley (671), 
Pine River (944), 
Fifty Lakes (387), and Ironton (572) EVERY DAY.

Or the populations of Breezy Point (2,346) and Long Prairie (3,458) EVERY 2 DAYS!

The population of Thief River Falls (8,573) EVERY 3 DAYS!


The populations of Willmar (19,610) and Aitkin (2,165) EVERY WEEK!

The population of Stillwater (45,688) EVERY TWO WEEKS!

The population of Duluth (86,265) EVERY MONTH! 

Think of itthe current amount of children that are brutally sacrificed to the god of Self in our country is like having the populations of 

Winona (27,592), 
Mankato (39,309), 

Fergus Falls (13,138), 
Virginia (8,712), and 
Hallock (981)—all murdered in ONE MONTH.

And then the populations of 
Andover (30,598),
Stillwater (18,225),
Wadena (4,088),
Owatonna (25,599),
Detroit Lakes (8,569),
Nisswa (1,971),
Walker (941), and
Pequot Lakes (2,162) the NEXT MONTH.

Followed by the murder of the populations of 
Monticello (12,759),
Hibbing (16,361),
Bemidji (13,431), 
International Falls (6,424),
Mountain Lake (2,107), and 
Moorehead (38,065) the THIRD MONTH.

And the murder of the populations of 
Brainerd (13,590), 
Alexandria (11,070) and
Elk River (22,974), with
Albert Lea (18,016) and Faribault (23,352) thrown in the FOURTH MONTH.

If the first of those four months was January of this year, by the year's end there would still leave enough time to kill off the populations of 
Minneapolis (382,578), 
St Cloud (65,842), 
Buffalo (15,453), 
Plymouth (70,576),
Crosslake (2,141),
Fairmount (10,666),
Minnetonka (49,734),
Worthington (12,764),
Two Harbors (3,792),
and Rochester (106,769)!

And the NEXT YEAR, 
St. Paul (285,068),
Bloomington (82,893),
Crosby (2,836),
Brooklyn Park (75,781),
Hastings (22,172),
Eagan (64,206)
New Ulm (13,522),
Baxter (7,610),
and Maple Grove (61,567) would be totally gone BEFORE AUGUST.

If the murders of the preborn across our nation were actually murders of the born in the state of Minnesota, the ENTIRE STATE POPULATION (5,303,925 people) would be gone before 6 years had passed.  


The "North Star" State would be COMPLETELY empty.


And that is just the number of reported abortions.


Wake UP, citizens of MINNESOTA!!!  

The Abortion Holocaust is Greater Than You Think.


If this seems horrific to you, imagine the indignation of the all knowing God of heaven, 
Who is HOLY, HOLY, HOLY!
Who has made these precious babies in His image!
Who declares them to be His heritage and a blessing!
Who sees their slaughter in the secret places! 
Who hears the cry of their innocent blood!
Who commands US to open OUR mouths for those who have no voice, for those who are being slaughtered!
Who commands US to warn the wicked and rescue the weak!
Who will bring judgment to a people that allows the shedding of innocent blood to happen in their communities without seeking justice!

Leviticus 20:1-5
:1 "And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,"
:2 "Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones."
:3 "And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name."
:4 "And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:"
:5 "Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people."

WAKE UP, MINNESOTA!  WAKE UP, CHURCH!

Let us NOT hide our eyes!
Let us NOT be silent NOR absent when they are being slain!
Let us plead for justice and call for truth!

May our communities awaken and repent of our apathy toward our culture of child sacrifice which is murdering our neighbors!

I lived in Minnesota for six years in my youth.  It gets mighty cold and the snow and ice makes for-
- beautiful and breathtaking landscapes.
- exciting sports: ice hockey, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and skiing. 
- just plain fun: like snow forts, snow men, snowball fights, and sledding.  
- a lot of work: snow shoveling, snow plowing, etc.

For three winters, I worked as a lift operator at a ski hill, and even did snowmaking.  I loved laboring in the snow and the ice, serving skiers and snowboarders.  The hard work, shoveling, and all, made me strong.  Physical snow and ice are to be expected in Minnesota.  It comes with the territory.

But it SHOULD NOT BE that the hearts of people in Minnesota are cold towards the plight of their neighbors in the womb who are being murdered!  Jesus said, "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold" (Matthew 24:12).  When an individual or a society becomes so self absorbed and abounding in "going their own way", the care, compassion, and concern for the least of these will grow faint.  

Has that become true of you?  

Has your own selfishness and busyness with your own interests caused you to be absent from the engagement?  Silent when you should speak?  Negligent when you should obey God in loving your neighbor as yourself?  

Wake up, dear reader!  Thousands of our preborn neighbors are being slaughtered every day!  And we are content to go about our lives and agendas for the most part as though there is nothing wrong?  Are we satisfied to just vote every election for someone who says they will do "something" about abortion?

We need to wake up and bestir ourselves, and bring the heat of the word of God into conflict with the coldness of heart.  

"Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD"  (Jeremiah 23:29).  

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It puts me in mind of the zeal of William Lloyd Garrison, and the fervent Christians, who like him, rose up as abolitionists in the days of slavery and called the culture to repent.  

Garrison wrote, 'I have need to be all on fire, for I have mountains of ice to melt." 

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Be an abolitionist today.  An abolitionist of human abortion.  

Minnesotan Christian, if this post agitates your conscience, and you desire to do something practical and just to oppose the evil slaughter done to your preborn neighbors who are murdered at the rate of TWO EVERY MINUTE, then you can contact me for more information, for ways you can be salt and light, and seed with truth the culture that is at peace with child sacrifice.  I would love to get you connected with other abolitionists in your state as well!

You can read other posts I have written on this blogsite about abolition, and also go to Abolish Human Abortion and learn how to engage biblically for your preborn neighbors in a culture of death.  

To be clear, I am not calling on you to be more ProLife.  I am calling you to become an abolitionist yourself.

The church needs to rise and bring the Gospel into the engagement for lives and souls.

We have "MOUNTAINS OF ICE TO MELT"!

Abortion must be abolished in Minnesota.  

(Using a 2010 census as source for population numbers http://www.togetherweteach.com/TWTIC/uscityinfo/23mn/mnpopr/23mnpr.htm

Monday, November 5, 2018

Friendship Evangelism

For decades now, there has been an overwhelming push among Christians for "Friendship Evangelism".

The basic idea is that it is best to first establish a relationship with an unsaved person before you share the Gospel with them.  The common reasoning being that if you take the time to build a friendship (to let the other person know you care) you will have earned the right to speak directly to them regarding spiritual matters!  This is in hopes that your life will have already reflected the truth and that your friend will want what you have once you share the Gospel with them.  In the meantime, don't talk directly about their sin or the payment for sin—doing so might offend.

Those who espouse this type of evangelism often look down on, or try to dissuade, Christians who preach in the open air or hand out tractsbeing overt in sharing Christ boldly before they have made relationships is not very pragmatic.

When I was a young man my father became a minister to a small church in a rural community in Minnesota.  That summer, my family went to the county fair to hand out tracts and talk with people about the Gospel.  It was a precious time that I remember well—but later discovered that some folks at the church were not happy at what we were doing.  These individuals went to one of the other church leaders and complained that we were "ruining the church's silent witness" in the community.  Huh?  Yes.  That's what they said. 

Their SILENT WITNESS.

There have been many excellent writings exposing unBiblical aspects of "Friendship Evangelism"it ignores the clear commands of Scripture and it takes the urgency of the need for Christ (the fact that we do not know when someone might die) and replaces it with apathy.  I am not going to address those specific errors in detail at this time as it has already been covered by others.

But I do want to share a few of my own thoughts to consider what it means to be a real friend to all those with whom you are in contact.

My Opening Statement:
If your soul purpose for building a friendship is to evangelize then sharing the Gospel with strangers and new acquaintances is one of the best ways to make friends.

I. "What will they think of me...if I keep it from them?"

If we don't let people know that we are saved and that we desire others to know and trust in Jesus Christ as well, but keep it purposefully hidden for months or even years, might not those same people wonder at the truth of our sincerity?  When we finally get around to talking about the Gospel, they may ponder "Why were they keeping the best news in the universe from me for so long?  Why didn't they tell me sooner?"

I well remember the account of a Buddhist-turned-Christian convert in China, who asked Hudson Taylor how long his people in the British Empire had known of the Gospel.  Hudson replied that the English had known about the Gospel for hundreds of years.  The new Christian gasped, and exclaimed:  "Hundreds of years?! How can it be that your people knew the way of salvation for so long, and have only come to tell us in China about it so recently?"  Millions of his own people had died without Christ, and he could not fathom why someone had not come and told them sooner!

I know of other accounts similar to this recorded example, from different countries.  If this was the response of those who were living on the other side of the world, how much more for those who live on the other side of the street, and with whom you may have close acquaintance? 

And if they die before you are able to tell them of their need for Christ, consider the grave reality of what they will think when they are condemned to eternal torment in the lake of fire"Why didn't my Christian friends warn me?!!"

II. "It will surely be easier once we get to know each other."

This statement is a myth! There is actually a great weight of testimony that demonstrates that it is more difficult to start sharing the Gospel with family and friends than with strangers and new acquaintances.  

We have to remember that no matter how awkward we feel, or how fearful we may be, our openness to share the good news of the Gospel is not what will offend another person.  They will most likely be refreshed with our honesty.  It is Christ and Him Crucified, He is the rock of offense—and He is the One that draws all men to Himself!  Why not start by letting any new friend or acquaintance know upfront that your faith is real and of utmost importance to you—as you build your friendship around common goals, hobbies, or your season of life bringing the Gospel into any conversation will be consistent with who you are.  What is more awkward then springing "Jesus" on a friend just out of the blue after weeks, months, and years of hanging out.  The truth be told, it rarely is done.  

III. What do true friends talk about?

One mark of a true friend is that they will talk with you about what is most important to them.  For instance, someone who loves sports is not going to hide this passion from those he gets together with.  He is going to talk about it.  It will come out in conversation—even if the other individual does not understand or care about the game.  His friends are extremely likely to know early on in their relationship which sport he is into most, what team is his favorite, how the draft pick went, and who won the game—and he will probably invite those same friends into his home to watch a game on TV. It is ridiculous to even consider that this person would wait for months or even years before talking about it.  

A true friend will tell you what they value.

To befriend a person in order to first establish a close enough relationship with them in order to then have finally earned the right to share your faith, says a lot about your faith!  If Jesus Christ is your life, if both He and what He has written is important to you, then to keep the Gospel to yourself is a dishonest approach in that relationship.  

And consider the fact that not only is Jesus supposed to be your life and Whom you are to love because of what He has personally done for you, as Christians we KNOW Jesus Christ is the ONLY HOPE of eternal life for all men!  Evangelism is not about sharing our own praise testimonies with unbelievers as much as it is about plainly laying out the truth of sin, the cure to that sin which is the way of salvation, and how one can go about finding this redemption!  Why would any believer keep the knowledge of the truth from friends who they know are in desperate danger of hellfire without it?  

Real friends will tell you the truth about what you need no matter how you respond, because a real friend cares more about you than they care about what you think of them.

Summation:
What most mean by friendship evangelism is not friendship nor evangelism.

Final Thought: 
Straightforward evangelism is being the truest kind of friend.

Abortion must be abolished


Saturday, June 23, 2018

WAKE UP, OKLAHOMA! The Abortion Holocaust is Greater Than You Think!

Do you really understand the extent of the murders by abortion?

The horrific number of babies murdered in our nation is over three thousand babies EVERY SINGLE DAY..

I want to try to hit that number home by making Population Parallels using cities and towns in the "Sooner" State.  

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Picture in your mind, if you can, the intentional slaughter of every born person in the city of Roland (population of 3,169) happening EVERY DAY!


Or the intentional slaughter of the combined citizens of 

Vera (241), 
Kiowa (731), 
North Enid (860), 
Wanette (35o), and Covington (527) EVERY DAY.


The populations of Marlow (4,662) and Pond Creek (856) EVERY 2 DAYS!


The population of Clinton (9,033) EVERY 3 DAYS!

The populations of Seminole (7,488) and Miami (13,378) EVERY WEEK!

The population of Stillwater (45,688) EVERY TWO WEEKS!



The population of Edmond (81,405) EVERY MONTH! 

Think of itthe current amount of children that are brutally sacrificed to the god of Self in our country is like having the populations of 


Ponca City (25,387), 
Bartlesville (35,750), 
Guymon (11,442), 
Woodward (12,051), and 
Broken Bow (4,120)—all murdered in ONE MONTH.

And then the populations of 
Ada (16,810),
Moore (55,081),
Marlow (4,662),
Boise City (1,266), and
Noble (6,481) the NEXT MONTH.

Followed by the murder of the populations of 
Muskogee (39,223),
Elk City (11,693),
Yukon (22,709), and 
Tahlequah (15,753) the THIRD MONTH.

And the murder of the populations of 
Owasso (28,915), 
Choctaw (11,146) and
Ardmore (24,283), with
Poteau (8,520) and El Reno (16,749) thrown in the the FOURTH MONTH.

After only 4 months of such mass murder, by year's end it would still leave enough time to kill off the populations of 
Tulsa (391,906), 
Broken Arrow (98,850), 
Altus (19,813), 
Salpulpa (20,544)
and Norman (110,925)!

And the NEXT YEAR, 
Oklahoma City (579,999),
Lawton (96,867),
and Midwest City (54,371) would be totally gone BEFORE OCTOBER.

If the murders of the preborn across our nation were actually murders of the born in the state of Oklahoma, the ENTIRE STATE POPULATION (3,751,351 people) would be gone in 4 short years.  


The "Sooner" State would be COMPLETELY empty.


And that is just the number of reported abortions.



Wake UP, citizens of OKLAHOMA!!!  

The Abortion Holocaust is Greater Than You Think.


If this seems horrific to you, imagine the indignation of the all knowing God of heaven, 
Who is HOLY, HOLY, HOLY!
Who has made these precious babies in His image!
Who declares them to be His heritage and a blessing!
Who sees their slaughter in the secret places! 
Who hears the cry of their innocent blood!
Who commands US to open OUR mouths for those who have no voice, for those who are being slaughtered!
Who commands US to warn the wicked and rescue the weak!
Who will bring judgment to a people that allows the shedding of innocent blood to happen in their communities without seeking justice!

Leviticus 20:1-5
:1 "And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,"
:2 "Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones."
:3 "And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name."
:4 "And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:"
:5 "Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people."

WAKE UP, OKLAHOMA!  WAKE UP, CHURCH!

Let us NOT hide our eyes!
Let us NOT be silent NOR absent when they are being slain!
Let us plead for justice and call for truth!

May our communities awaken and repent of our apathy toward culture of child sacrifice that is murdering our neighbors!

If this post agitates your conscience, and you desire to do something practical to oppose the evil slaughter done to your preborn neighbors who are murdered at the rate of TWO EVERY MINUTE, then you have an opportunity on the 26th of June, 2018, to vote for a man for governor who will seek to END THE SLAUGHTER of the perborn IN OKLAHOMA.
His name is Dan Fisher, and he is an abolitionist.  

The other candidates claim the moral opinion of "prolife"—but they are completely content with keeping baby murder legal and will continue to only regulate this evil as if it is healthcare.  Dan is the only candidate who has promised to move to abolish abortion as the murder that it is.  

Think of it...Oklahoma has the opportunity to restore equal protection for ALL their people Sooner than the rest of the states in the Union.  Oklahoma can set the example of justice and truth for the nation.

Please go right now to Dan Fisher's Website.  Look at his plan.  Vote for this man ASAP.

And then go to Abolish Human Abortion and learn how to engage biblically and justly for your preborn neighbors in a culture of sacrifice.  Become an abolitionist yourself.

The citizens of Oklahoma need to rise up and establish justice and equity,           no matter what the rest of the nation does. 

Abortion must be abolished.  

(Using a 2010 census as source for population numbers http://www.togetherweteach.com/TWTIC/uscityinfo/36ok/36ok.htm