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The end of abortion?

Posted by Gary on January 23, 2009

Today is January 22, 2009. On this day 36 years ago abortion on demand became the law of our land. Since then we have put to death 40,000,000 of our children. Do you care?

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I can hardly believe the day has come and on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade no less. I must confess my surprise that deliverance would come under our new president Barack Obama but alas, it has. Did you miss the news? If we can take President Obama at his word today we can expect soon the end of the practice of abortion. Here is his statement:

“First, I can say without exception or equivocation that the United States will not torture…

How we have prayed for this, the day when America would recognize the torture it has inflicted on others. Since 1973 we have tortured and murdered over 40,000,000 of our children. Let us all rejoice that today we came to recognize that torture is wrong and have committed ourselves to torture no more.

Imagine, no more:

Suction Aspiration: “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): “This 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): “This 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.”

Salt Poisoning (Saline Injection): “Used after 16 weeks (four months) when enough fluid has accumulated. A long needle injects a strong salt solution through the mother’s abdomen into the baby’s sac. The baby swallows this fluid and is poisoned by it. It also acts as a corrosive, burning off the outer layer of skin. It normally takes somewhat over an hour for the baby to die from this. Within 24 hours, labor will usually set in and the mother will give birth to a dead or dying baby. (There have been many cases of these babies being born alive. They are usually left unattended to die. However, a few have survived and later been adopted.)”

Prostaglandin Chemical Abortion: This form of abortion uses chemicals developed by the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Co. which cause the uterus to contract intensely, pushing out the developing baby. The contractions are more violent than normal, natural contractions, so the unborn baby is frequently killed by them — some have even been decapitated. Many, however, have also been born alive.

Hysterotomy or Caesarean Section Used mainly in the last three months of pregnancy, the womb is entered by surgery through the wall of the abdomen. The technique is similar to a Caesarean delivery, except that the umbilical cord is usually cut while the baby is still in the womb, thus cutting off his oxygen supply and causing him to suffocate. Sometimes the baby is removed alive and simply left in a corner to die of neglect or exposure.

Partial-Birth Abortion: Five steps to a partial birth abortion:

  1. Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby’s legs with forceps.
  2. The baby’s leg is pulled out into the birth canal.
  3. The abortionist delivers the baby’s entire body, except for the head.
  4. The abortionist jams scissors into the baby’s skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the skull.
  5. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child’s brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.

(Abortion procedure information taken from LifeSiteNews)

In the majority position of the Supreme Court decision (pp.7-8) that upheld the ban on Partial Birth Abortion Justice Kennedy made reference to this description of Partial Birth Abortion by a nurse who participated in the torture:

“Dr. Haskell went in with forceps and grabbed the baby’s legs and pulled them down into the birth canal.Then he delivered the baby’s body and the arms everything but the head. The doctor kept the head right inside the uterus. . . .

The baby’s little fingers were clasping and unclasping, and his little feet were kicking. Then the doctor stuck the scissors in the back of his head, and the baby’s arms jerked out, like a startle reaction, like a flinch, like a baby does when he thinks he is going to fall.

The doctor opened up the scissors, stuck a high-powered suction tube into the opening, and sucked the baby’s brains out. Now the baby went completely limp. . . .

He cut the umbilical cord and delivered the placenta. He threw the baby in a pan, along with the placenta and the instruments he had just used.”’ ”

Were you aware that these are the types of things we have been doing to our children for the last 36 years?

I do not rejoice at the thought of anyone being mistreated or harmed but when I watched the President today make his announcement with all the implied disdain for methods used to get information from detainees at Guantanamo Bay I was angered. America is not going to torture? Strapping a man on board and submerging him in water is torture but the above murderous procedures are not?

How righteous and smug the new administration was today, they have corrected our tortuous ways. Be very afraid children, never has such a large collection of infant murder supporters been gathered together and given authority.

Already we see that President Obama is at work in the abortion realm as Fox News reports: “President Obama will issue an executive order on Thursday reversing the Bush administration policy that bans the use of federal dollars by non-governmental organizations that discuss or provide abortions outside of the United States.”

When President Obama was campaigning he made a promise to sign into law the Freedom Of Choice Act (FOCA). You need to make yourself familiar with this repeal of nearly every restriction that we have succeeded in imposing on infant murder.

I refuse to have the false charge of being unpatriotic keep me from revealing the sinful, murderous reality of what is being done by our country. Multitudes today believe that we have purged sin and ascended in righteousness, America no longer tortures we are told. Yes, we do.

How dare you

Posted by Gary on November 14, 2008

A South Carolina Catholic priest has had the audacity to tell his parishioners that their claim to faith should govern their choices in life. In a day when you and I are told that we can define what being a Christian is or that we can practice Christianity cafeteria style (“I’ll take that, but not that”) the Reverend Jay Scott Newman has spoken clearly:

"Voting for a pro-abortion politician when a plausible pro-life alternative exits constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil, and those Catholics who do so place themselves outside of the full communion of Christ’s Church and under the judgment of divine law. Persons in this condition should not receive Holy Communion until and unless they are reconciled to God in the Sacrament of Penance, lest they eat and drink their own condemnation."

Under the judgment of divine law? Reverend Newman don’t you know that we don’t believe such a thing even exists? At least not for people who go to church. We really believe that judgment only awaits only a few people and of course not us or anyone we love. Judgment belongs to people who do horrible things like murder people, you know like Hitler and his six million or Stalin and his thirty million. You don’t mean to assert that our annual murder of forty two million babies will bring divine judgment do you?

Condemnation? Reverend Newman you and your kind are the real extremists, you mean to tell us that we are sinful and evil people who deserve to be punished. Even worse you would have us believe that God actually condemns people and sends them to hell. Maybe your God Reverend Newman but not our God, our God is love. Yes, we know His Word contains many warnings of His justice and holiness but we know that God finally realized that He was being unloving and harsh and changed Himself:

Malachi 3:6 "For I, the LORD, do not change…”

Jesus doesn’t have anything to do with judgment:

Revelation 19:11-15  “And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.”

WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Blessed not punished

Posted by Gary on November 6, 2008

Psalm 127:3-5 “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; they will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.” 

image Our family is grateful to God for the gift He gave us this past Tuesday of a new daughter, Anna Grace. Anna is our sixth child and we are grateful to God for each one of them. We welcome you little Anna. May you come to know Christ the Savior. We pray that you will serve Him all your days and do His will. May you marry a man who knows and serves God and bear children for God’s glory.

You enter a world that is hostile toward God and for all its talk, toward children also but do not worry, your God is mighty and will prevail. In our eyes you are a gift and a blessing not a punishment.

On your behalf and on the behalf of all children we will go out to the gate to speak to God’s enemies to call them to repent and be reconciled to Him and we will not be ashamed.

Hmmm…

Posted by Gary on November 4, 2008

Proverbs 29:2 “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, people groan.”

If you know me or have read anything on my Blog you know that it is my conviction that the hope of the Christian must never be in politicians or the political process. I have asserted and am convinced that we followers of Jesus have traded Gospel truth and power for political activism. The Church of Jesus Christ needs to repent and return to God as our hope. We must be willing to live Godly in Christ Jesus and embrace the persecution that will follow (2 Timothy 3:12).

It is time for me to practice what I preach for it appears that Barack Obama will be our next president. America has chosen a leader who has no equal in determination to murder the unborn. America, you are determined to ruin yourself. You believe you have found the answer to your problems but what can Mr. Obama do for you?

Isaiah 1:15-16 "So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood. Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil…”

Psalm 94:20-21 “Can a throne of destruction be allied with You, one which devises mischief by decree? They band themselves together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.”

One of the men of my church recently said to me that the outcome of this election will likely reveal just how displeased God is with us. God is just, He gives to men and nations according to their deeds (Revelation 2:23). You may say what you want but it boils down to this. Human beings bear the image of God so to murder someone is to attack God Himself:

Genesis 9:6 "Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed, for in the image of God He made man.”

To willfully choose an advocate of child murder as our leader is our declaration to God, we hate Him and will attack His image by murdering our offspring, we will not have God rule over us.

Here is the silver lining, perhaps a wicked ruler will cause the Church to turn to God and to understand again that our hope, power and victory must come from Him. Those of us who have been redeemed and know righteousness groan.

Our hope is in the Lord our God.

Trusting in princes

Posted by Gary on October 31, 2008

Psalm 146:3  “Do not trust in princes, in mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.”

image My question is very simple, “How much control did the believers of the New Testament era have over the government that ruled them?” The answer: virtually none. Here is another question, “What accusation did the non-believing world make against the Christians of the first century?”

Acts 17:6  “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.”

How could this be? You mean that the Caesars of the first century were not Christians? There was not a Christian/conservative majority in the Roman senate? Believers were not collecting signatures on petitions against ungodly laws? How could they ever have turned the world upside down without any hand on the political steering wheel? Could it be that their faith was in God?

We are well into another election cycle and I grieve. American Christians are blind, blind to the fact that we have reduced the Christian faith down to a political movement. Oh, we are in high places no doubt. We are rubbing shoulders and throwing weight around. Someone please tell me what this has all done to promote and further the gospel.

What does the average unbeliever think of Christianity in our nation today? They believe it is all about political control and power. Who are we winning? I believe with all my heart that what we have done these past few decades is something to be repented of. Our trust is in princes and the power of this world. Who are we kidding? In what way are we turning the world upside down? We are powerless and our political grasping is proof that it is so.

What matters to us is the Supreme Court, control of Congress and the White House. What will we have if we were to have all these? We will still have a nation of people estranged from God but by golly, we’re going to legislate them into the kingdom. We have nearly forfeited our opportunity to share the gospel of Christ, hardly anyone believes that this is what we are after anymore. The unbeliever thinks to himself, “This is about you imposing your way of life on me” and he is right. We are not after heart change and knowledge of Christ, if we were our reliance would be on God not on political power.

I come to my questions again. Someone please tell me how the Christians of the New Testament turned the world upside down without relying on political power? Why are we not seeking the power that they had? How have we come to think that we have found a better way? Thank God that His purposes cannot be thwarted despite how determined His people are to do so.

42,000,000 (yes, that 42 million)

Posted by Gary on October 13, 2008

We are focusing on zeros a lot these days as we total the cost of the recent economic bail out plan. We are all very concerned about this 750 billion dollars and at some level I am also.

There is another set of zeros that I am afraid many do not know about and they likely do not know because they don’t care to know. Were you aware that every year 42,000,000 (42 million) babies are put to death in their mother’s wombs?

This figure was reported in 2007 with the amazing attachment that this figure reflects a 17% decline (from 1995-2003) so previously the annual murder rate of unborn children worldwide was closer to 50,000,000 (fifty million).

The story reveals that worldwide 1 in every 5 pregnancies results in abortion and actually 1 in every 3 in Europe. You can also break down 42,000,000 abortions this way:

  • 115,068 unborn children put to death every day of the year
  • 4,794 unborn children put to death every hour
  • 79 unborn children put to death every minute
  • 1 (plus a third statistically) unborn child put to death every second

Why don’t we care about these zeros may I ask? As we head to the election booth in a few weeks I fear that most people will vote based on the zeros attached to their wallets and retirement funds while they tell themselves that all this talk about dead babies is fanaticism.

I am sure many would say to me, “How can you make this one issue the thing on which you will base your vote?” To which I respond, how can you make your wallet the main thing on which you will base your vote? For what life are you living, this one or the one to come? The matter is very simple, we are to regard as important what God says is important. It is also an argument from the greater to the lesser, if a man cannot see the most important issue correctly how can I trust him to see less important matters correctly?

If you are an average reader, 90 babies died in the time you read this post. Do you care? Do you fear God? Quit worrying about your finances, our souls are on the scales of justice, what good can your money do you there?

Proverbs 11:4  “Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”