Sunday, August 27, 2006
We need to strengthen the things that remain and by His grace and His power help to restore America to her past greatness and goodness.
Step Four: Becoming Involved Politically
It is time for those of us who hold a Pro-life view, to take political action. Identify whether your current representatives are pro-life or pro-death. Find out, via their websites and internet searches, where they stand on abortion as well as other pro-life issues. Find out what bills are facing congress and write letters, make phone calls, send faxes and/or emails letting your Representative and Senator know where you stand. Follow the legislation in your state and in the U.S. Congress. Below are some of the key Pro-Life related bills.
. . . SUPPORT PRO-LIFE LEGISLATION:
· Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act (House of Representatives (H.R. 356/Senate S.51) – This law seeks to require abortionists to notify the “mother” of the child-to-be-aborted that child will suffer pain as a result of the abortion.
· Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (H.R. 748/S.403/S.8/S.396) – This bill would prevent the transportation of minors in circumvention of certain laws relating to abortion.
· Human Cloning Prohibition Act (HR 1357/S.658) – This law would prohibit cloning.
· RU-486 Suspension and Review Act of 2003 (H.R. 3453) - This bill calls for the revoking of the Food and Drug Administration's approval of RU-486.
· The Public Expression of Religion Act (U.S. House of Representatives HR 2679) – “To amend the Revised Statutes of the United States to eliminate the chilling effect on the constitutionally protected expression of religion by State and local officials that results from the threat that potential litigants may seek damages and attorney's fees. This is legislation that would stop organizations like the ACLU from being awarded monetary awards from any governmental entity. This is critical to stop the flow of cash from we the taxpayer to the Pro-death ACLU.
· Right to Life Act (H.R. 552) – This law would implement equal protection under the 14th amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.
Follow these bills by learning more about them and staying abreast of how they are proceeding through the House and Senate. Ask your Representative and Senator to co-sponsor these bills if they are not already sponsors. The National Pro-Life Coalition, which we discuss below, has a good section on its website that also outlines current legislation.
. . . ELECT PRO-LIFE CANDIDATES
Support candidates who are pro-life such as U.S. Senator (Ohio) Mike DeWine, who is running as an incumbent, and try to persuade those who hold office who are pro-death to change their minds. Do not vote for any pro-death candidate, such as Congressman Sherrod Brown, who is running for U.S. Senate (Ohio). If you are able volunteer to help reelect or elect pro-life candidates. Consider contributing to pro-life candidates, as well as to pro-life organizations as mentioned in these articles.
. . . SUPPORT PRO-LIFE ORGANIZATIONS
In addition to the organizations mentioned yesterday, we want to identify two more: Care Net, which operates Crisis Pregnancy Centers throughout the United States. The National Pro-Life Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of more than 600,000 pro-life Americans united by a single mission: ending the horror of abortion-on-demand. Both of these organizations are deserve your support and involvement. Another good source for information is www.ProLifeBlogs.com, which is an internet site that provides information from various blogs which deal with Pro-Life isues.
. . . SIGN PETITIONS ADVOCATING LIFE
Also sign online and other petitions, such as the one requesting that the Planned Parenthood Federation of America be de-funded by American taxpayers.
OTHER IDEAS WELCOMED HERE
Please feel free to share any other ideas if the comment section to this article.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
In the five previous articles in this series we laid out the abortion problem, which I've labeled the "Killing Fields in America”. Well now that we know what the problem is, what are we going to do about it?
Step One: Prayer Boot Camp, Our First Assignment
We need an army. We need to make ourselves available for service in God’s Army. We need the backing of a mighty power. Let us ask Almighty God for wisdom and for power to win this battle. President Reagan was once asked what strategy he would use to defeat “the evil empire”. He simply stated “we win, they lose.” So how do we win? First and foremost, with God’s help. Prayer is the key. Let us continually join in what many others have been praying since 1973, that Roe v. Wade be declared null and void, that abortion be once again made illegal.
We need to be continually seeking God as to what we can do individually. This article and the next will offer some suggestions for action. However, each of us has to find out our unique assignment. In addition to continuously seeking God’s wisdom, direction we must also do something else. As Henry T. Blackaby teaches we must find out where God is already working and join Him there.
Step Two: Find and Support Allies in the Battle
It behooves us to find out where God is working and moving in regard to abortion or in any matter spiritually in the world today. He seems to be blessing, for example, the work of pro-life groups such as Missionaries to the Pre-Born or the Center for Bioethical Reform (CBR) both of which seem to be getting the message on abortion out on the street and over the internet.
God seems to have raised up organizations such as The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), the Liberty Counsel, and the Thomas More Law Center, among others, to do head to head legal battle with the dreaded American Civil Liberties (yeah, right) Union (ACLU) and Americans United for Separation (more like elimination) of Church and State (AU).
Taking strong stands on pro-life issues, traditional marriage and families are organizations such as Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family and Family Research Center (FRC), Don Wildman’s American Family Association (AFA), Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum, and the Concerned Women for America (CWA).
All of these organizations are worthy of our prayer, consideration for membership and/or involvement and/or our financial support. The radical liberal Left funds its abortion cause, unfortunately even being granted taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood Federaltion of America (PPFA) and the ACLU via award settlements, as well as heavy financial support provided by financiers such as radical liberal activist George Soros. Let us do our part through sacrificial prayer, individual participation and financial contributions.
Step Three: Arm Yourself with Knowledge
Become informed about the abortion. A good place to start would be in reading about the dangers of abortion and what can be done to eliminate abortions. Visit the various internets sites or write to the various organization mentioned above. In other words, educate yourself thoroughly on the issue. Become aware of the political area and all abortion related news stories. The links listed on A Good Choice blog are a good source as is the Agape News Headlines located there. Get in the habit of coming to our blog regularly, maybe more for the links and the news, than for our articles.
Ann Coulters book, Godless , is excellent demonstrating how pivotal and important abortion is in the “religion” of liberalism. It is a keystone. It is of fundamental importance to them.
There does seem to be a swing in the momentum away from a radical liberal culture of death to a culture of life in this country. In 2003 the partial birth abortion ban was passed, but was snatched into the courts by pro-death organizations and attorneys.
On the next and perhaps the last post in this series we will provide some additional steps of action in the battle to stop the rampant killing fields in America.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
In part 2 we outlined Congressman Sherrod Brown’s voting record to determine if my description of him as being “anti-God” were justifiable and valid. My initial conclusion indicated that anyone favoring a culture of death over a culture of life was not on the same wavelength as Almighty God. In part 3 of this series we have some additional final thoughts to share about Mr. Brown, God and the election this November.
You have heard the term, RINO, referring to politicians who by their actions and voting record are Republicans in name only. Olympia Snow and Arlen Specter are two such politicians. My fellow AGC blogger here, Sam, was considered to be a DINO (a Democrat in name only) because he was rejected and not supported by the Democratic Party for his strong conservative stands on the issues.
Well, Congressman Brown is a radical liberal Democrat, his voting record speaks loud and clear that he appears to me to be a CINO (a Christian in name only). I assert this based on Matthew 7:19-21:
For your information, the bible records the fact that the devil also “believes” in God and by implication, Jesus Christ. God favors a “culture of life”, after all He is the Creator of all of life, isn’t he? Brown, by his voting record, does advocate a “culture of death”, where man is elevated to the position of a god and thereby makes life and death decisions himself (herself).. By his intense support for the present educational system and the NEA I would expect him to support the theory of evolution over intelligent design or Creationism.
“Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire; you will know them by their fruits. Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father, who is in heaven will enter.”
People of Ohio, you can make A Good Choice by rejecting this radical liberal and the radical un-American ideas that he supports and vote for the lesser of two “evils”, Mike DeWine for United States Senator this fall.
The end and, God willing, a new beginning
Monday, August 21, 2006
We said that we would examine Brown’s voting record to determine if he and/or his agenda are actually anti-God.
BROWN’S RHETORIC VERSUS HIS RECORD
· What he says in his PD article: “. . . for many of us, MORAL VALUES are grounded in our RELIGIOUS FAITH . . .” What he does: Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions as well as for any law that would limit or restrict any type of abortion including cloning and embryonic stem cell research; Opposed requiring or allowing school prayer; Voted NO on the constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage.
WWJD. What would Jesus Do? Would the biblical, historical Jesus advocate and support any abortion, any marriage relationship other than one-man, one-woman as divinely established, or would He support the removal of God and prayer out of our schools? No, no and no.
· He goes on to say in the PD article: “My Lutheran upbringing instructs me, and my fellow Christians, in the teachings of Jesus to read and follow as best we can the words of the Beatitudes, to try to live our lives and practice our politics as Jesus would have wanted us to.” His voting record indicates that he: voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399 Billion over 10 years [the bill would reduce taxes for married people by $399.2 billion over 10 years by doubling the couples' deduction and the child tax credit. Among other provisions, the bill would allow married couples filing jointly to claim a standard deduction equal to the deduction they would receive filing singly].; voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients; and voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions.
It is impossible, without God’s grace, to keep the BEATITUDES as much as it to keep every law of God. We can never “earn” our way to heaven. We are not “saved” by our good works. True Christianity recognizes that salvation is a free gift.
Actually love at times must be “tough”. Tough love requires us to demand and expect RESPONSIBILITY and ACCOUNTABILITY for our behavior and actions. This applies to those we try to help. What Brown and many other radical liberals are guilty of is enabling or fostering a deep dependence on the government or the “welfare” state. People become so dependent on the state to provide for their every need they forget that they have any responsibility.
Why would Brown be against a work requirement as part of a welfare program? Why is Brown against doing away with preferential treatment based on race? Should we, instead, not be trying to encourage all people to obtain positions and achieve on their own merits and base college entrance or hiring on the best qualified?
· He further states in his Plain Dealer article: “. . . our fight for seniors who are forced to choose between medicine and food. . .” His record shows that he voted NO on banning physician-assisted suicide.
How can you purport to be “for seniors” on one hand and on the other be an advocate for hurrying their demise - euthanasia,?
THE LEFT TODAY IS NOT RIGHT
Brown, as part of the radical liberal left in America today favors, on many issues: death over life, sinful versus virtuous practices; taxpayer financed handouts without any attached responsibility over rewarding hard work; and secular-humanistic religion and atheism philosophy over Judeo-Christian principles. Ohio has a choice this November, make A Good Choice.
To be continued
Sunday, August 20, 2006
The following is my response to a fellow-poster’s criticism of me on the Ohio Politics Open Forum, see post #2454. An allegation was made that I was incorrect in accusing Congressman Sherrod Brown o being anti-God, among other things. Sherrod Brown is the very liberal Democratic candidate, who is running against moderate Republican and incumbent, Mike DeWine for an Ohio U.S. Senate seat. The following is basically what I wrote in response to the poster’s charge.
Frankly, I am getting annoyed by your unabashed defense of Congressman Brown (who is himself a) Kucinch-Kennedy-Pelosi-Schumerite extreme liberal, who along with the ACLU and their ilk want only to destroy America as we know it hoping to make it into some kind of socialist utopia.
. . . I am not a liar . . . I see no need to apologize for stating the truth.
I carefully read the article you linked in your post. In his Cleveland Plain Dealer article entitled: “Faith, Holy Writ, and Social Justice”, Congressman Brown uses the term “faith” 7 times and he uses the term “moral values” 6 times. The one key phrase that he uses, however, both in the title of the article, “Faith, Holy Writ and Social Justice and also found twice in article itself, reveals his core belief: the term “social and economic justice.”
My conclusion is that Brown is espousing a form of socialism or liberal Marxist theology or liberation theology [Wikipedia says that “Liberation theology focuses on Jesus Christ as not only Savior but also as Liberator of the oppressed. Emphasis is placed on those parts of the Bible where Jesus' mission is described in terms of liberation and as a bringer of justice”.] This philosophy is rampant in many mainline denominations today. See my archived June 10th article on this blog. I do agree in part with Wikipedia’s definition, however, there is not much emphasis on the “Savior” part – the concept or principle that Jesus said about Himself “I am the way, the truth and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through Me." Therefore, liberation theology advocates more for a “social” gospel and not the true gospel, which outlines the steps to salvation. Putting it bluntly, liberation theology or liberal Marxist theology is a failed lifeless belief system when contrasted with vital, true biblical Christianity.
Brown’s Christianity, indeed, is not my brand of Christianity. Furthermore I wonder if we serve the same God.
Brown, if he himself is not anti-God, then surely his voting record portrays a different fact or maybe it reveals a different “god” whom he acknowledges and serves. Let’s compare some of Brown’s verbose rhetoric, which espouses faith and belief in God, with the reality o his voting record. The two seem to be incompatible to me. That is, real faith in the true God and the real Jesus Christ and is in stark opposition to the way Brown voted on several key issues.
To be continued.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Yesterday President Bush signed a law transfering ownership and responsibility for the controversial Korean War Memorial, which is the home of the Soledad Cross, from the San Diego City government to the Federal government.
This blog posted an article in early July about this affront to religious freedom and encouraged action by providing a link to petition the President's intervention. Maybe the President and Congress heard us. We need to do much more of this type of political action. The forces for right and morality must be heard. The liberal left has had the floor much too long. We must take the initiative and get the momentum and gain the ultimate victory. America can and will be restored.
We would be making A Good Choice if all of us were to do something to move America in the right direction - back to the future - moving to the future standing on traditional American values and principles, which were provided us by our Founding Fathers at the conception of this nation.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
One day this past July the Columbus Dispatch newspaper asked its on-line readers this Hot Issue question: "Do you support using federal funds to pay for embryonic stem-cell research?" 69% of 161 responses indicated “yes”. My answer was: “Absolutely not. Killing one life for whatever reason is never justified. We are playing God when we begin to tinker with human life. Adult Stem Cells have yielded positive results so far and should be used in any research. To experiment with human life brings back memories of Nazi experimentations in the 30s and 40s. To me the cry for embryonic stem cells is just another step in advancing the “culture of death” which (tries to) justify the extermination of innocent babies.”
Michael Reagan recently wrote:
"It keeps popping up like weeds in your garden. Just when you think you've weeded out all their myths and falsehoods, the advocates of embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) are back pounding on your door and demanding your tax dollars to fund this latest example of junk science masquerading as the real thing . . .Although there is almost no evidence of success at any level in embryonic stem cell research to date, the cry from researchers or social activists is the unrealistic promise or hope of potential future cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, ALS, MS etc. The more proven research track using adult stem cells and using umbilical cords to harvest stem cells is a much more proven process. This in itself should be sufficient evidence to prefer the one over the other. But it is not. There must be an agenda in play here that seeks to further the “culture of death” so very prevalent today in the American society.
“The ESCR community based most of their inflated claims on the work of South Korean scientist Huang Woo-suk, who claimed to have
created the world's first cloned human embryos and extracted stem cells from them, raising hopes of cures for diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Dr. Huang was widely acclaimed as a world-class stem cell pioneer and treated as a hero until investigations disclosed that he had fabricated key data in two papers published in the U.S. journal, Science. He has now admitted the fraud and has been indicted along with five of his associates.”
Much is made of some 400,000 embryos stored away in in vitro-fertilization clinics. Every embryo is a human life. It is my understanding that harvesting embryonic stems cells would destroy the life. Those embryos can be used by unfertile couples. That is the only legitimate use. Perhaps, to avoid this problem we should not permit the creation of any more embryos outside the natural process. Persons wanting children could adopt children who could be saved from the abortion procedure.
To kill an embryo for any purpose is unethical, immoral and flat out murder. It is wrong. This reason transcends even the fact that ESCR itself requires a leap of “faith”. It is my contention that no ESCR private or government should be permitted anywhere, or at least not in the United States.
Cloning is very similar, you are again playing God and manipulating and possibly destroying life itself. This is Dr. Jekyll land. Messing with life itself is beyond man’s purview.
The next and final article in this series will focus on what we can do to bring and end to the senseless Killing Fields in America.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
With widespread polarization across the political scene in America today I thought I would try to capture its essence by describing it as a battle between two Georges.
George “I can’t do anything right for the Left” Bush
V E R S U S
George “I’m the site for” Soros-losers
Wikipedia describes George Soros as “is a financial speculator, stock investor, liberal political activist and philanthropist.” He could also be described as anti-American who is pushing an extremist liberal agenda on America. Wikipedia also describes his adversarial relationship with President Bush as:
“In an interview with The Washington Post on November 11, 2003, Soros said that removing George W. Bush from office was the "central focus of my life" and "a matter of life and death."”
Reverend Louis Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition commented on Mr. Soros and homosexual activist Tim Gill recently saying:
“. . . who are pouring millions into creating front organizations to influence the 2006 and 2008 elections. Billionaire atheist/socialist George
Soros and millionaire homosexual militant Tim Gill are working together to create a network of 527 nonprofit groups to influence public opinion, undermine traditional values and to place hard-core liberals into positions of power within our government. . .”
President Bush is human after all. He is no Ronald Reagan, but more like Bush 1. He is not much of a strong conservative after all. He has not turned out to be the across-the-board conservative that I voted for in 2000 and in 2004. Despite his many flaws, he is still 100% better than any Gore or Kerry adminstration would have proved to be. He has remained somewhat conservative on important social issues, however he has not been as agreesive to pursue them as I had hoped. His North American Union idea is very bad. He could also do more to intensify the destruction of the terrorists by unleashing full might of the military rather than trying to seeminingly appease his unappeasable critics.
We should continue to pray for our President that he would come up with a strategy to annilate the enemy in Iraq as well as wisdom in dealing with China, Russia, Iran, Syria, North Korea and our other enemies. We should also pray that with the time he has remaining that he not cave into the liberal left regarding judicial appointments and other social concerns such as advocating traditional marriage, enforcing the ban on partial birth abortion when it is released from current litigation. In November vote for candidates who will be everything President Bush didn't deliver.
It would be wise for all true faith-based Christians and others, who believe in traditional American values, to be very wary of these two radicals (Soros and Gill) as well as their numerous radical organizations all bent on undermining our government and the American way of life. Actually it would be A Good Choice to become very aware of Soros/Gill's actions, their organizations and what politicians they support.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM FACTS
Courtesy of my [Tammy Bruce] friend Janet Levy.
1. ISRAEL BECAME A STATE IN 1312 B.C., TWO MILLENNIA BEFORE ISLAM;
2. ARAB REFUGEES FROM ISRAEL BEGAN CALLING THEMSELVES "PALESTINIANS" IN 1967, TWO DECADES AFTER (MODERN) ISRAELI STATEHOOD;
3. AFTER CONQUERING THE LAND IN 1272 B.C., JEWS RULED IT FOR A THOUSAND YEARS AND MAINTAINED A CONTINUOUS PRESENCE THERE FOR 3,300 YEARS;
4. THE ONLY ARAB RULE FOLLOWING CONQUEST IN 633 A.D. LASTED JUST 22 YEARS;
5. FOR OVER 3,300 YEARS, JERUSALEM WAS THE JEWISH CAPITAL. IT WAS NEVER THE CAPITAL OF ANY ARAB OR MUSLIM ENTITY. EVEN UNDER JORDANIAN RULE, (EAST) JERUSALEM WAS NOT MADE THE CAPITAL, AND NO ARAB LEADER CAME TO VISIT IT;
6. JERUSALEM IS MENTIONED OVER 700 TIMES IN THE BIBLE, BUT NOT ONCE IS IT MENTIONED IN THE QUR'AN;
7. KING DAVID FOUNDED JERUSALEM; MOHAMMED NEVER SET FOOT IN IT;
8. JEWS PRAY FACING JERUSALEM; MUSLIMS FACE MECCA. IF THEY ARE BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES, MUSLIMS PRAY FACING MECCA, WITH THEIR BACKS TO JERUSALEM;
9. IN 1948, ARAB LEADERS URGED THEIR PEOPLE TO LEAVE, PROMISING TO CLEANSE THE LAND OF JEWISH PRESENCE. 68% OF THEM FLED WITHOUT EVER SETTING EYES ON AN ISRAELI SOLDIER;
10. VIRTUALLY THE ENTIRE JEWISH POPULATION OF MUSLIM COUNTRIES HAD TO FLEE AS THE RESULT OF VIOLENCE AND POGROMS;
11. SOME 630,000 ARABS LEFT ISRAEL IN 1948, WHILE CLOSE TO A MILLION JEWS WERE FORCED TO LEAVE THE MUSLIM COUNTRIES;
12. IN SPITE OF THE VAST TERRITORIES AT THEIR DISPOSAL, ARAB REFUGESS WERE DELIBERATELY PREVENTED FROM ASSIMILATING INTO THEIR HOST COUNTRIES. OF 100 MILLION REFUGEES FOLLOWING WORLD WAR 2, THEY ARE THE ONLY GROUP TO HAVE NEVER INTEGRATED WITH THEIR CORELIGIONISTS. MOST OF THE JEWISH REFUGEES FROM EUROPE AND ARAB LANDS WERE SETTLED IN ISRAEL, A COUNTRY NO LARGER THAN NEW JERSEY;
13. THERE ARE 22 MUSLIM COUNTRIES, NOT COUNTING PALESTINE. THERE IS ONLY ONE JEWISH STATE. ARABS STARTED ALL FIVE WARS AGAINST ISRAEL, AND LOST EVERY ONE OF THEM;
14. FATAH AND HAMAS CONSTITUTIONS STILL CALL FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL. ISRAEL CEDED MOST OF THE WEST BANK AND ALL OF GAZA TO THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY, AND EVEN PROVIDED IT WITH ARMS;
15. DURING THE JORDANIAN OCCUPATION, JEWISH HOLY SITES WERE VANDALIZED AND WERE OFF LIMITS TO JEWS. UNDER ISRAELI RULE, ALL MUSLIM AND CHRISTIAN HOLY SITES ARE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL FAITHS;
16. OUT OF 175 UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS UP TO 1990, 97 WERE AGAINST ISRAEL; OUT OF 690 GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTIONS, 429 WERE AGAINST ISRAEL;
17. THE U.N. WAS SILENT WHEN THE JORDANIANS DESTROYED 58 SYNAGOGUES IN THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM. IT REMAINED SILENT WHILE JORDAN SYSTEMATICALLY DESECRATED THE ANCIENT JEWISH CEMETERY ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES, AND IT REMAINED SILENT WHEN JORDAN ENFORCED APARTHEID LAWS PREVENTING JEWS FROM ACCESSING THE TEMPLE MOUNT AND WESTERN WALL.
The above list brought to my mind a few other facts about Israel:
* Israel will be planted by God in their own land and will never again be pulled up out of their land. (Amos 9:15)
* God has made Israel a threshing instrument and all nations which come against Israel do so for a thrashing (Isaiah 41:8-16; Micah 4:11-13)
* Israel is as a great lion. Who shall provoke him? Blessed is the one who blesses him, and cursed is the one that curses him. (Numbers 24:1-9)
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
THE SHORT-LIVED BAN
In 2003 Congress passed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. President Bush signed the bill into law. Since then, however, the law has been tied up in court with the willing assistance of radical leftist judges, who support the extreme leftist agenda for America. The fact that this law is tied up in the courts is almost as horrendous as the procedure itself. . . Almost.
SUCKING THE BRAINS OUT OF BABIES
How does the abortionist-exterminator carry out this dastardly deed? The following is a graphic description of the D&X procedure is described as follows:
“The abortionist pulls a living baby feet-first out of the womb and into the birth canal, except for the head, which the abortionist purposely keeps lodged just inside the opening to the womb. The abortionist punctures the base of the skull with a surgical instrument or a pointed hollow metal tube called a trochar. He then inserts a catheter (tube) into the wound, and removes the baby's brain with a powerful suction machine. This causes the skull to collapse, after which the abortionist completes the delivery of the now-dead baby.”
For a further description of the procedure see Rich Deem’s article. The following is a brief excerpt from his article:
“. . . Proponents of D&X have asserted that the procedure was rarely performed (approximately 450-500 per year) and only used in extreme cases when a woman's life was at risk or the fetus had a condition incompatible with life. In actuality, one facility alone admitted to performing 1500 of these procedures, the vast majority of which were carried out on healthy mothers with normal fetuses. Dayton, Ohio, physician Martin Haskell, MD, who had performed more than 700 partial-birth abortions, stated that most of his abortions are elective in that 20- to 24-week range and that "probably 20% are for genetic reasons, and the other 80% are purely elective."”
THE PRO DEATH SQUAD(S)
You can see that partial birth abortionist-exterminators are not above lying to justify and rationalize this immoral and unethical practice. The enemies of life, the proponents of a culture of death include politicians such as Sherrod Brown, who is running for U.S. Senate in Ohio, who has consistently voted against any restrictions on abortion, including partial-birth extermination. His comrades in “crime” include: Planned Parenthood Federation of America (the leading abortion-extermination mill), activist judges, NOW (radical feminists), NARAL (abortion industry advocates), and the ACLU (anti-American lawyers bent on destroying American values and rights). Many pre-born babies have a formidable foe, which seeks to preserve the status quo, that is, to continue to bring DOWN babies at all costs!
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
God promised the Israelites that if they would obey His commandments, He would bring upon them “none of these diseases, which I have brought upon the Egyptians”. Exodus 15:26, Deuteronomy 7:15. He threatened to bring back the diseases of Egypt if they did not observe all the words of the law (Deut. 28:58-61). God also heals diseases if there is repentance of sin, as you can see Psalm 103:3 and the many instances of healings in both the Old and New Testaments.
Ezekiel (see chapter 4, for example) prophesied that Jerusalem would be destroyed for its wickedness (and then it happened). Why did God do this? The phrase “then you (or they) will know that I am the LORD” appears about 60 times in the book of Ezekiel. That’s 1.2 times per chapter! God’s punishment of people on the earth is evidence of His true nature and it is evidence that there is an eternal punishment. Otherwise, probably no one would believe it.
Whenever God sends prophets to warn that destruction is coming, there are always false prophets who say that it isn’t going to happen. Isaiah 30:10 says:
They say to the seers, “See no more visions!” and to the prophets, “Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions.
We can’t usually understand why God punishes some people immediately and other times he delays punishment, even until Judgment Day. It isn’t, in general, because one person is worse than other. Read Luke 13:1-5.
Stasia St. James wrote…
Jesus brought the message of hope into a world hopelessly lost. A message of love to the unloved. Redemption, Santification and Glorification to those who believe.
Yes this is true, but most people don’t see that they are hopelessly lost. They think that they are basically good and won’t be punished. In order to know God’s mercy, these people need to know what they are being redeemed from. It’s wrong to try to motivate people to become Christians with the promise of peace. The Bible teaches that we should expect persecution and a lot of struggling with sin (Romans 7:14-25). Peter was not too politically incorrect to the Pentecost crowd that they crucified Jesus (Acts 2:36). The reason why real Christians become born again is that they are “cut to the heart” (Acts 2:37). Real love confronts sin. It does not sweep it under the rug.
God doesn’t just punish people who are going to Hell. He “disciplines those that He loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.” (Hebrews 12:6) In fact if you are not being disciplined by God, then you should be worried. Hebrews 12:8 says that you are an illegitimate child! God disciplines us for our good so that we may share in his holiness. (Hebrews 12:10) The discipline is painful, but it produces righteousness and peace. (Hebrews 12:11)
Sunday, August 06, 2006
ABORTION: BUTCHERING BABIES
Those abortionist-exterminators are real cut ups. The surgical or “slice and dice” or “chopped liver and other body parts” is a killer of an idea, it calls for a veritable alphabet of mysterious terms describing various "solutions" or procedures. There’s MVA. There’s D&C. There’s D&E. Then worst of all, there’s D&X. In this post we will discuss the first three, then in the next post we will talk about the gruesome D&X.
Abortion propaganda on one college “health resource center” webpage states:
“Surgical abortion is one of the safest types of medical procedures. The three most common methods of surgical abortion are manual vacuum aspiration, dilation and suction curettage, and dilation and evacuation. The method that will be used depends on how long you have been pregnant, or the number of days since the first day of your last period.”
I’m not quite sure for whom it is safest, the woman or the abortionist-exterminator? It surely is not the safest for the baby facing annihilation at the knifed hand of the abortionist-exterminator. What, again, is the crime that this innocent one has committed that warrants a death penalty sentence? Such a sentence is usually reserved for the vilest most loathsome among us? The baby’s crime is being conceived, how he or she dare do such a dastardly deed, indeed!
TYPES OF SURGICAL EXTERMINATION
Manual vacuum aspiration (or MVA) is “the most common method of abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. General or local anesthesia is given to the mother and her cervix is quickly dilated. A suction curette (hollow tube with a knife-edged tip) is inserted into the womb. This instrument is then connected to a vacuum machine by a transparent tube. The vacuum suction, 29 times more powerful than a household vacuum cleaner, tears the fetus and placenta into small pieces which are sucked through the tube into a bottle and discarded.
“Dilation and Curettage (D&C) method is similar to the suction method with the added insertion of a hook shaped knife (curette) which cuts the baby into pieces. The pieces are scraped out through the cervix and discarded [Note: This abortion method should not be confused with a therapeutic D&C done for reasons other than pregnancy.]
“Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) method is used up to 18 weeks' gestation. Instead of the loop-shaped knife used in D&C abortions, a pair of forceps is inserted into the womb to grasp part of the fetus. The teeth of the forceps twist and tear the bones of the unborn child. This process is repeated until the fetus is totally dismembered and removed. Usually the spine must be snapped and the skull crushed in order to remove them.” [Italics added.]
Well, if this brief overview of some of the “safest types of medical procedures” being practiced today, (and most gory, grotesque, gruesome, and ungodly I might add) doesn’t sicken you, then must have less heart that the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz. Actually there are over 12 different abortion methods, we have only discussed three of the most common here today. . . The killing continues.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Finally, GOD does not punish in this life. HE did not send Aids to punish homosexuals and HE did not send Bin Laden to punish us. The Bible teaches (study the book of Job, please) that GOD will withdraw his protection, but punishment awaits us in the afterlife.
God does punish in this life. He does more than just withdraw his protection. God kicked Adam and Eve out of the garden. (Genesis 3:17-23) He gave Cain a punishment that was more than he could bear. (Genesis 4:10-16) He punished the entire world with a flood. He punished the people at the tower of Babel by confusing their languages. (Try to image how that one would happen by God withdrawing his protection only!) God inflicted diseases on the Pharaoh who had taken Sarai, Abram’s wife, into his palace. God punished Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone. He punished the Pharaoh and Egyptians of Moses’ time with plagues. He punished the Israelites for worshipping a golden calf. He punished them with snakes for murmuring in wilderness. Ezekiel 5:8, 9 says, “Therefore this is what the sovereign LORD says: I myself am against you, Jerusalem, and I will inflict punishment on you in the sight of the nations. Because of your detestable idols, I will do to you what I have never done before and will never do again.” I dare you to read what comes next. There are many other passages like this.
He caused an earthquake to swallow up a man named Korah and his followers who rebelled against God. (Numbers 16:31) In this instance Moses said, “This is how you will know that the LORD has sent me to do all these things and that it was not my idea: If these men die a natural death and experience only what usually happens to men, then the LORD has not sent me. But if the LORD brings about something totally new, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them, with everything that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the grave, then you will know that these men have treated the LORD with contempt.” (Numbers 16:28-30)
In the Book of Job, God allowed bad things to happen to Job. But just because the bad things were happening to a good person in this instance, does not mean that God never punishes evil in this life. Just because Job and friends erroneously arrived at the conclusion that Job must have done something wrong because of what was happening to him, does not mean that God never punishes people in this life. Sometimes bad things are a punishment from God and sometimes they are not.
I don’t know whether God sent AIDS or the September 11th attacks to punish people or if he only allowed these things to happen. But just in case that you are thinking that Jesus’ death on the cross put an end to God’s punishment on earth in this life, read Revelation 15 and 16.
More on part two
Friday, August 04, 2006
“Jesus would NOT favor capital punishment: an eye for an eye went out when Jesus came in.”
Matthew 5:38 says, (Jesus speaking) “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.”
Just because Jesus said, “You have heard it said, … but I tell you …”, that does not mean that he is abolishing the “You have heard it said, …” part. Read Matthew 5:27. Matthew 5:17 says, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.”
Jesus is not saying that if someone rapes your daughter, then you should offer your other daughter to the rapist as well. The “strike” on the cheek that he has mentioned refers to something that doesn’t cause a serious injury, but is only insulting. The word “resist” is thought by some to mean in the context of a court of law.
Exodus 21:23 says, “If there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, …”. Note that in the previous verse it talks about in what situation this applies. “If men are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely…”. Note also in this verse that the woman’s husband can demand compensation in court if the injury is less than serious. Exodus 21:23 is not talking about premeditated acts. An issue of contention among the Jews during the time of Christ was whether this “law of retaliation” was also optional in cases of serious injury, depending on the demands of victim (or victim’s family). This law was designed by God to prevent people from escalating violence against each other (there were no police or jails at the time this law was given). This law is generalized in Leviticus 24:17-22.
There are many cases in the Law of Moses where the killing of law breakers (including murderers) was not optional because the sin was not just against another person, but against God. God warns that the curses upon the land which result from murder will not be atoned for if these sentences are not carried out. (Numbers 35:30-33) These laws have nothing to with the “law of retaliation” and I don’t see how Jesus was putting end to any these with his statement in Matthew 5:38. But Jesus did take the curses of sin upon his body on the cross (thus fulfilling the law), so believers in Him do not have to be afraid of them. But for those who don’t believe, the curse of the Law still applies and they should be afraid.
In conclusion, Jesus is not saying that we should let people walk all over us. He is saying that we should not make a big deal over trivial matters. Jesus did not teach that people should not seek justice for themselves and others who have been wronged. God hates lawlessness and injustice. These terms describe the modern liberalism of today. I’ll respond to the rest of the comment in a later post.