Tag: Abortion

UNITY? NO THANKS!

If I were to coin the phrase, “Holy Division”, it would not, contrary to the opinions of many out of and even in the Church, be an oxymoron: it would be a scriptural and practical imperative…

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It’s common to hear many people across the political and religious spectrum to piously declare that we should “come together”, “unify”, “compromise” and “unite”. It’s a lovely, cuddly, warm-sounding sentiment, without any regard to reality. The problem for me, and for many others, is that we’re all expected to “compromise” not in the sense of meeting half way, but by capitulating entirely. This is the new definition of unity: surrender to change.

Those claiming to occupy the middle ground, but who in fact are a long way left of what has for centuries in the West been the middle ground, want us to unite… under their ideology. Doing so would mean the rest of us completely surrendering to what our hearts and minds tell us cannot be surrendered to. And more than that, those who want us to unify their way are intent on calling anyone who will not unify “haters”, “bigots” and…well, you know the rest… in order to shame us and beat us into submission. Having once been a very liberal person in my BC days, voting firmly on the left of politics, I now find that my Biblical views earn me the additional labels “extreme right-winger” and even “fascist”. Such name-callers don’t know the meaning of the words and don’t know anything about history except perhaps the “revised” version. Yes, history is being revised as part of the effort to move the world away from what was once the real “middle ground”.

It’s also becoming increasingly clearer that true Biblical faith is inseparable from our view of politics, because it’s the politicians (and judges) who now largely shape the society we live in, including its acceptance of what is totally ungodly. Our view of politics is one expression of where we stand in regard to the Word of our God. For example, the subject of taking the lives of children violently before they have a chance to be born relates very much to the scripture. As David said:

You saw me before I was born.
    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
    before a single day had passed (Psalm 39:16).

There is a good unity-one worth living for. As the apostle Paul said, the saints are being equipped by Christ:

“…until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God” (Ephesians 3:13 ESV).

That’s the unity I can go for. It doesn’t include, among other destructive and illogical concepts, the idea that there can be one God and at the same time no God, ten gods, and a million gods.

There is, in this ridiculous “post-truth”, post-modern age, a set of standards to live by which are as solid and unmovable as the biggest rock you can imagine, and that rock is Jesus Christ. He is the one who said:

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household” (Matthew 10:34-36).

Doesn’t the scripture say that Jesus was born to bring peace on the earth? Not exactly. It promises “peace to those on whom his favor rests” (Luke 2:14). That’s a very different thing, because his favor doesn’t rest on those opposed to his ways. Jesus wasn’t stirring up division, he was describing reality, saying that those who choose him and his ways will de-facto be separate and distinct from those who do not. And that’s the way it has to be:

What agreement can exist between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people.” Therefore come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you” (2 Corinthians 6:16-17 NIV).

 

 

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WHOSE BODY?

Who hasn’t heard or read the slogan “My body my rights!” being used to defend abortion? 4810137-portrait-of-a-cute-caucasian-baby-girl-beige-background

People who defend the “right” to abort babies do so in a myriad of ways. Those most in a state of denial attempt to tell us that women must have abortions in order to survive the pregnancy. I say that in those few cases where that’s really true then yes, the mother must come first. However, the majority of abortions-close to a million in the US every year-are carried out as acts of convenience.

The above slogan has now descended further into the gutter, morphing in recent times to “My vagina my rights”. I agree that women own their own vaginas, until the Judgment, and can choose to have sex: sex is a creation of God and a blessing within commitment and marriage. They can also choose to live immoral lives if they wish. But when it comes to a “fetus”-a baby forming in the womb, they’re wrong. The “right” to choose ended at sex.

It’s got nothing to do with “punishing” the girl “with a baby” as former president Obama once callously worded it. And why should the baby be punished for being conceived?

From the beginning, and within two or three months of conception, the baby has its own brain, its own heart, its own fingers and fingerprints, its own nervous system, its own muscles and bones, its own DNA, and very possibly its own blood type. He/she can move. If you slice or dissolve and then suck the baby out and throw it in the trash, you’re not disposing of your own body, but another human being.

Please note that I believe there’s forgiveness and mercy for anyone who’s had an abortion. But let’s work to stop them happening in the first place…

 

BODY PARTS

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So “Planned Parenthood”, while wanting the world to believe that what they abort by the million is only a clump of unwanted cells, is and has been selling human organs and other body parts from late and full term fetuses:

http://aclj.org/pro-life/important-pro-life-investigative-journalism-continues-as-new-video-reveals-more-gruesome-truths-about-planned-parenthood

What sickens me almost as much is the level of denial by the bulk of the media, and the inaction by the majority of our politicians  (or in the case of men such as President Obama, willing compliance with and support for Planned Parenthood) while the bulk of the populace continues on as though all is well in the world. We should apologize to Hitler, to Mengler, and to all the other tyrants we attacked, only to take up the same kind of butchery ourselves.

God have mercy on us…

VOTE FOR BABIES

Mr Jo Biden recently admitted during a public vice-presidential debate that he believes life begins at conception. He then said that he did not want to “push” his beliefs onto other people, and supported a woman’s right to an abortion.  If that which is in the womb is alive, but it’s alright to take that life, what does this say about all those currently in prison or on death row for murder? They took life from someone, but the beliefs of others (particularly the judges’) were “pushed” onto them, and they are now paying for what they did.

President Obama is doing all he can to see that “Planned Parenthood” is given free reign and plenty of taxpayer’s money for its services. He said, while defending a woman’s “right” to an abortion, that having an unplanned or unwanted baby is a “punishment”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jszkPtsFH-k

How many of us were unplanned or unwanted? I was. My mother told me that she cried when she was told she was pregnant. In later years she said that I was a blessing, but according to Mr. Obama I was a “punishment” to my mother, and should have been “aborted”. I deserved nothing better than to be ripped up and thrown away as worthless trash, never to be given the chance to be a blessing to anyone.

The common answer that abortion is most often necessary for the health of the mother is an excuse. A recent report to the UK government determined that far less than one percent of abortions in that country are performed in order to save the life of the mother:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201213/ldhansrd/text/120719w0001.htm#12071972000444

Without doubt many abortions in the US are not necessary either, and there have been something like fifty million legal abortions in the US since 1973. It’s a holocaust.

I was almost sickened to see one website cursing pro-life campaigners as simply coming from an anti-sex perspective. The concept of abortion makes me weep, but I love sex. I totally reject the notion that abhorring abortion equals a distain for sex. How ridiculous!  What a pathetic argument!

What about the common defense that the woman has rights over her own body? I would agree. But there’s one problem: there is another body inside the pregnant woman which is not her own.

At twenty-two days, the developing fetus has its very own beating heart. The heart is pumping the baby’s own blood, which is often a different blood type to the mother’s.

The baby has its very own DNA.

The fetus is developing its very own organs. At six weeks there are detectable brain waves. Its own spine and skeleton are  forming.

At week six the baby’s very own unique fingerprints are beginning to form. At week nine or ten it can move its head.

http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/facts/fetaldevelopment.html

Yes, the baby is dependant on the mother, but so is a four year old. Should we then begin to take the life of four-year olds?

What about cases of rape? Well, if you want to kill someone, it seems a lot more logical to kill the rapist and not the baby.

What is developing in our society is a culture of death. If we have arrived at the stage where we don’t care that babies can be aborted right up to the moment of birth, then we have truly become desensitized, dehumanized, demoralized and debased. How long is it before the elderly are considered to be non-human and nothing more than a burden?

What has God to say about abortion?

First of all, if you have been supportive of or have had an abortion that wasn’t necessary, God can forgive you if you recognize it as sin.

Secondly, check out the relevant commandment in Exodus chapter 20. Consider that God knows us in our mother’s womb (Psalm 139: 13-14).

Or bear in mind, when you vote, that God hates “hands that shed innocent blood” (Proverbs 6: 16-17).

How does God feel about us, when we cast a vote for those who provide, legally and financially, for those who shed innocent, defenseless blood?