“This is my commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. ‘Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends’” (John 15:12, 13).
“But he who sins against me injures himself; all those who hate me love death” (Proverbs 8:36). “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44).
There is no place where the contrast between believers in life and truth and believers in death and lies is more evident than in the war against the unborn in our country.
As human beings we live our lives as one package. Those who love God also love truth and life. Women who love the Lord are also unselfish enough to love others more than themselves. They reach out and protect those who are too helpless to protect themselves often at great personal risk for their own lives. For these women truth is God’s truth, and life is valuable and precious because God created it.
Just the opposite of this are the women who hate God, life, and truth. This is because they can only act in accordance with their sinful, selfish nature. Everything is subordinated to their wish to have their own way. They don’t want to submit to a holy God, so anything that stands in their way must go, including God’s truth and God’s authority in creating and sustaining life.
This week I want to share the story of a courageous woman who loves life and truth. I will then contrast that with a story about a woman who is a liar and a hater of the unborn. I believe that when you look at these stories, you will see that the wisdom in God’s Word is as true today as it ever was. Those who love the Lord are willing to lay down their lives for others. Those who hate God love death.
These stories are taken from articles published by LifeSiteNews. I encourage you to go to their website – LifeSiteNews.com, and read the entire articles. Please consider supporting this organization; they continually do a fantastic job keeping us current on what is happening in the battle for the lives of the unborn.
WARSAW, Poland, September 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “After a two and a half year battle, a Warsaw court this month found that Polish pro-life leader Joanna Najfeld was “not guilty” of defamation against the country’s most infamous abortion activist when Najfeld claimed the activist was on the “payroll” of the abortion and contraception industry.
Wanda Nowicka, head of Poland’s Federation for Women and Family Planning, launched a criminal lawsuit against Najfeld after she had made the comments in a February 13, 2009 television debate. Najfeld faced 2 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 if found guilty.
Nowicka’s organization includes the Polish branch of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, which is the world’s largest abortion provider. She was responsible for inviting the infamous Dutch abortion ship that arrived in Poland in 2003 to carry out illegal abortions. And her group was behind several “wrongful birth” cases brought before the European Court of Human Rights in an effort to force Poland to liberalize its abortion law.
In 2008, Nowicka was accused of pressuring a 14-year-old girl to abort her child and of creating false claims that the girl had been raped in order to use the girl as a poster child for her campaign to legalize abortion.”
I encourage you to go to the LifeSiteNews website and read the entire story. What is clear here is that Joanna Najfeld is a very courageous woman who told the truth. Here is a woman who was willing to go to prison rather than back down from her passionate fight to help save unborn babies. Others in Poland had been fined for calling abortion “killing”. It takes a lot of courage to go against the political correctness in that society as it does in our society. Many will not say anything for fear of being sued. Joanna Najfeld faced a traumatic lawsuit and possible prison sentence, but she stood firm and won a victory for truth and justice.
In contrast to Joanna was Ms. Nowicka who used illegal means and lied publicly as a way to furthering her cause in doing away with unborn persons. If we knew nothing else about abortion, it should be obvious that those who are for it must lie in order to continue it. Pro-death women think nothing of breaking their country’s laws as well as God’s laws.
Story Number Two
September 27, 2011 (HLIWorldWatch.org) – “Senator Barbara Boxer is in a tough situation: she thinks there are too many children in the developing world, she thinks abortion and contraception are the answer to this problem, and she has to try to convince the majority of Americans who are deeply offended by her views that she actually wants something good and just.” So, Ms. Boxer has decided to recast population control as “free speech” and “democracy promotion.” What American could possibly argue with her about these values?
But the pro-death crowd has tried to get their way by redefining the issues many times. For example, they want to say they are “pro-choice”, but they are not. The person whose life is at stake is the unborn baby. If they really believed in choice, they should give the choice to the baby. But remember, death, lies, and selfishness all go together. A selfish woman who finds her pregnancy “inconvenient” will grab any excuse to do away with the “inconvenience”.
Please go to LifeSiteNews and read the rest of the article. Ms. Boxer knows that most Americans are against giving money to organizations who use abortion as a primary means of population control. She is willing to be deceitful in order to get her way. Like so many others in the abortion industry, she is following her father, the devil, and lying in order to accomplish her purposes. For Barbara Boxer, the ends justify the means. The ungodly’s love of death and hatred for God is their excuse for their lying and immorality.
Let us remember to pray for all of the brave women who will give up so much to stand for the truth, who place the love of God and life ahead of their own personal safety and lifestyle. Continue to pray for the unborn and for the efforts of all those who are on the front lines trying to defend life.