“But Jesus said, ‘Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me. For he who is not against us is for us.’” (Mark 9:39, 40).
A few weeks ago (May 29, 2012), I posted an encouragement for all Christians to work together to end abortion. I pointed out that many laws are now being passed that will protect the unborn thanks to the efforts of people who are marching, writing, and lobbying to overturn the evil of the murder of the unborn in our country.
Whether you are a democrat or a republican, a Catholic or a Protestant or Jewish, male or female, if you have been fighting to preserve the lives of unborn babies you have been fighting on the same side as all others involved in the Right to Life movement.
Maybe we have a few differences in theology or political ideals, but we all agree that the helpless need our protection. Let us seek to be as tolerant with each other as the Lord Jesus was. We are all fighting for the same thing. Let me remind you, “The unborn baby who is about to be butchered does not care what church you go to.”
Now with King Obama insisting that everyone pay his “tax” in his unconstitutional health mandates we must firmly join together and fight harder than ever. Not only are the lives of the unborn at stake, our whole system of religious freedom will come crashing down if we don’t stand firmly together now.
I am so happy that two of the largest universities in America are joining together. Here is the exciting press release from LifeSiteNews.com (July 21, 2012).
“On the heels of the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision, Wheaton College of Illinois, a leading evangelical liberal arts institution, filed a lawsuit today alongside The Catholic University of America in the D.C. District Court opposing the Health and Human Services “Preventative Services” mandate, which forces both institutions to violate their deeply held religious beliefs or pay severe fines, according to a statement from The Becket Fund.
This alliance, according to The Becket Fund, marks the first-ever partnership between Catholic and evangelical institutions to oppose the same regulation in the same court. (Now, that’s ecumenism!)”
Both Catholics and Protestants have deeply held religious views forbidding them from participating in any way, even indirectly, with abortion.
“With full knowledge of these beliefs, the government issued an administrative rule (“the Mandate”) that runs roughshod over Wheaton’s religious beliefs, and the beliefs of millions of other Americans, by forcing it to provide health insurance coverage for abortifacient drugs and related education and counseling.
The government’s Mandate unconstitutionally coerces Wheaton to violate its deeply held religious beliefs under threat of heavy fines and penalties. The Mandate also forces Wheaton to facilitate government-dictated speech that is incompatible with its own speech and religious teachings. Having to pay a penalty to the taxing authorities for the privilege of practicing one’s religion or controlling one’s own speech is un-American, unprecedented, and flagrantly unconstitutional.”
“Dr. Ryken said the alliance ‘ought to be a sign to all Americans that something really significant in terms of religious liberty is at stake.’”
John Garvey, President of the Catholic University of America agrees that this is a mutual fight against coercion. “We are both concerned about religious freedom,” he said. “This mandate is not just a Catholic issue—it threatens people of all faiths,” said Kyle Duncan, General Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. “Wheaton’s historic decision to join the fight alongside a Catholic institution shows the broad consensus that the mandate endangers everyone’s religious liberty.”
Please reread that last sentence. Our religious liberty is at stake.
We have much to rejoice over. I believe that the people who have worked alongside each other over the last few years have brought about the changes in the laws. The enemy knows that if he can divide us he can win. We must unite to defeat him. The giant Planned Parenthood and their followers have gotten away with too much for too long while we have been running around with many small groups each doing their own thing.
I never thought I would live to see the day that a president could be so arrogant and have so much power that he could run roughshod over our Number 1 amendment rights – our religious freedom.
This is still the United States of America. We still have a court system. We still have a constitution. Let us all defend it together.
Join a Right to Life group and support it. Even if you only send it the cost of a “Latte” every month, $5, all of those $5 donations will add up. Do you know that you will save the life of a baby?
Here is something to encourage you.
Many people supported the Forty Days for Life campaigns. There are some happening again this fall. Learn more about them and try to participate if you can. Even if you just pledge to pray throughout those 40 days it will be tremendous. Go to:
http://www.40daysforlife.com/apply. Find out if there is a group forming near you.
For now, be encouraged as you watch a video featuring the closure of an abortion facility near Los Angeles. You will see a baby whose life was saved as a result of the campaign. This is just one beautiful little child; many thousands of women have chosen Life instead of abortion in the last few years thanks to this campaign.
Our God is very powerful. He is mightier than all the forces of evil. Let us all join in prayer for the unborn. Let us work together to preserve our religious freedoms. God has answered my prayer. I have been praying for years that the good people in our country would get together long enough to defeat Roe vs. Wade. Maybe we won’t get that federal level ruling overturned, but states have been making changes in their laws for the last few years. It is the beginning of freedom for the unborn. We can overturn this evil Obama mandate also.
I believe in miracles. It is a miracle that two such large institutions as Catholic University in America and Wheaton College are putting aside their differences of less importance and working together. Praise the Lord!! Let’s follow that example.