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We must take a break from our series of 19th century Christian women to encourage some activism NOW for the Pro-life movement.

hands and feet of murdered unbornAt least ten videos have recently confirmed the truth about the involvement of
Planned Parenthood in killing, harvesting, and selling the body parts of babies. Now is the time for Christians to work hard to eliminate this horror in our land.

Our part in the Pro-life movement is not unlike the activism of the women in the nineteenth century who cared about defending the helpless. In the nineteenth century women such as Susan B. Anthony fought to protect women by speaking out against alcoholism, slavery, and unfair work laws all of which were harmful to women. Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman surgeon in the US also wrote that it was important to defend the helpless.

Some call those nineteenth century activists “feminists” but they are nothing like the “feminists” of today.

People need to study their history. Susan B. Anthony and others were working to protect women and this included UNBORN WOMEN. I don’t think Susan B. Anthony could have imagined that things would get to the place where “feminists” feel they have the right to abortion on demand. I’m sure Susan must be looking down from Heaven in sorrow to see how the helpless unborn babies are treated. (See link below.)

  1. In this article I am going to expose the malicious rottenness of Planned Parenthood. If you haven’t done so, take a look at some of the videos of Planned Parenthood officials admitting that they are making money off of selling the body parts of the babies that they have murdered.
  2. Then I will list several organizations that you should support. At least get on their email list and keep up with what’s going on.
  3. Finally, join your local Pro-life group and support them in any way you can. Go on marches, write to your legislative officials, and forward this article to caring people.

Article #1: From LifeSiteNews, August 19, 2015

““Aborted baby’s heart was beating as we harvested his brains”: worker in new Planned Parenthood video.” By Ben Johnson

A “procurement” worker witnessed the beating heart of a baby during an abortion. HoldingBabiesHead-CMPVideo6-854px_810_500_55_s_c1She said it was the “closest thing to a [fully developed] baby I’ve seen.” She was asked to take scissors and remove the baby’s brain through the baby’s face. “I can’t even describe what that feels like,” O’Donnell said. “That was the moment I knew I couldn’t work for the company anymore…even if it was the cure for some disease.” (My note: Thank God she quit. What will it take to wake others up?)

Article #2: From LifeSiteNews, September 1, 2015

“Planned Parenthood’s big fat three percent lie”

bigfat32“It’s easy to be corrupt when you kill for a living. Does anyone really expect the nation’s largest abortion and baby-parts-trafficking chain to be honest about its numbers? They abort and distort every single day.” The fact is Planned Parenthood receives a half billion dollars (that’s billion with a B) tax dollars annually and has no government oversight. PP went from $59.4 million in tax dollars in 1993 to $528.4 million in 2013. That’s a nine-fold increase. In that same time period they have increased the total percentage of the nationwide abortions that they have committed from 9% to 32.7%. It’s all about a big business with them. It’s NOT about women’s health care.

If PP disappeared, any one of 9,170 Federally Qualified Health Centers across the country could perform the health care that women need. WE DON’T NEED PLANNED PARENTHOOD! Consider joining the organization listed at the bottom of this article to STOPP Planned Parenthood.

Article #3: From LifeSiteNews, September 8, 2015

“I don’t give a damn whether what Planned Parenthood is doing is legal or not.” So says Cecile Richards, director of Planned Parenthood.

cecile richards smug

This quote says it all. If you don’t believe we are in a battle to save innocent lives, I don’t know what else will convince you.

People and Organizations you can join to help in the fight:

  1. LifeSiteNews.com – Get on their email list and read the news about life issues every day.
  2. Live Action News, Founded in 2003 by Lila Rose, Live Action is a “youth led organization dedicated to building a culture of life and advancing human rights.” Lila is a leader in the Pro-life movement. Be aware that her videos and articles contain graphic pictures, but I think that “shock” seems to be the only thing waking up lethargic Christian today. You won’t come away unaffected by Lila’s articles.
  3. Abby Johnson – Abby ran a successful Planned Parenthood clinic until the day she actually witnessed an abortion. Now Abby is an outspoken Pro-life advocate. She has written a book that tells her story. I highly recommend it – unPLANNED– The dramatic true story of a former Planned Parenthood leader’s eye-opening journey across the life line. You can get it on her Website – abbyjohnson.org.
  4. Susan B. Anthony List – This organization works to support and/or get strong women leaders elected who will work to protect the unborn. (They encourage the male leaders too!) Like their namesake The women at Susan B. Anthony strive to work in the political process to get the horrible anti-life laws repealed and replaced with laws that protect the unborn. Recent activism includes the fight against Planned Parenthood’s illegal harvesting and selling of baby body parts. President Marjorie Dannenfelser also works tirelessly to end the forced support of Planned Parenthood through our tax dollars.
  5. stopp.org – This organization is run by American Life League. They have a plan for defeating Planned Parenthood that has worked in hundreds of communities around the country. Go on their web site and see what you can do. Together we can put the baby-killing Planned Parenthood out of business for good.
  6. Joseph’s House for Women – I am including this link because we sometimes forget how hard it is for the woman who is facing the unplanned pregnancy. We should not just fight against PP without providing answers for women facing crises in their lives. There are other organizations (such as The Perry Center in North Dakota) that help women during this stressful and potentially life changing time. Find an organization near you that helps women during unplanned pregnancies to do something positive for life.

Obama_angry_810_500_55_s_c1Planned Parenthood has gotten away with protection from even the highest leader in the land, President Barack Obama whose department of Health and Human Services told Congress that it’s perfectly legal for Planned Parenthood to sell the body parts of the aborted babies. You might wonder if there is much we can do to stop the horror if Obama is going to support Planned Parenthood all the way.

But there has never been a better time than now for all Christians to join the fight to protect the most helpless humans on the planet. Planned Parenthood has committed egregious illegal acts that millions are now aware of and they can be shut down if we all work together. Please, I beg you, don’t be discouraged. The tide is turning. Join the fight for life now.

 

 

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We have been looking at the stories of women who met Jesus. How blessed they were to meet Jesus in the flesh! We will take a break from historical women this week because of a recent event. Abortion has become the number one battleground between Christians and unbelievers. The head of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards has made the godlike comment on the news that women determine when life begins. She is doing her best to keep abortion as the test of real womanhood. She will lead many astray with her remarks.

But, how would Jesus answer her? It is not a coincidence that last week we talked of Mary of Magdala, a woman who suffered a great deal and was an outcast until she met Jesus. Nest week we will see again how much Jesus cared about women when we read the story of the woman of Samaria also called the woman at the well.

Jesus meets women today. He loves women and is compassionate and He understands them. Jesus understands that life can be hard sometimes and that women may make decisions out of desperation. Like the woman at the well in Samaria, a woman with a tragic past can repent of her sins and accept the forgiveness and love of Jesus.

Some women have made the sad mistake of having an abortion. Maybe they were pressured beyond their ability to say no to aborting the child. Maybe they were scared of the future. Maybe they believed the lies of Planned Parenthood. Perhaps some counselor at Planned Parenthood assured them that they were only ridding themselves of an unwanted blob of material.

Whatever the reason, when a woman finally realizes that she ended the life of a Jesus and woman 4bhuman being she can be overcome with remorse. If Jesus were here He would assure her that abortion is not the unforgiveable sin. Of course, she will live with the regrets for the rest of her life, but accepting the pardon and love of the Savior can help her begin a new life. Other Christian women should come along side her and encourage her. We have all sinned. All of us need Jesus.

Do you believe that Jesus understands women? Jesus would no doubt have compassion on women who want to repent and follow Him.

Here is good advice from Pastor Bob Vincent:

What do you do? Face what you fear to be true and admit it to God, but admit it while being held in his kind embrace and unconditional, effectual love.
“I asked someone to kill my baby. My baby is dead.”
Admit it. Face it. Feel it. Now believe the Gospel: “Come to me,” said the Lord Jesus, “All you who are weighed down with a burden that you cannot bear, and too exhausted to handle it any more. I will give you relief. I will give you refreshing rest” (Matthew 11: 28-30).
Believe it. It’s the truth. Then ask the Lord himself to tell your baby what you would say if you could – what you will one day tell your baby when you are reunited.
Mother:lost babyAsk him to tell your baby that you love her. Ask him to tell her that you have always been haunted by it but that you were so confused and felt so hopeless. Ask him to ask her to forgive you and to tell her that you accept full responsibility for doing what you did.
Then believe the Gospel, and ask God to fill you with his presence, the precious Holy Spirit. Look at yourself in the mirror, and confess: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

Reverend Bob Vincent is a pastor in Louisiana. You can read his entire commentary at: (TheChristians.com), March 4, 2014.

Then please go out and help our sisters. Do all in your power to keep them from making the same mistake.

One way to do this is to get them to see the truth. Women are faced with the most egregious lies in history. Cecile Richards, head of Planned Parenthood, finally laid all of her cards on the table when she said that all women need to have the right to decide for themselves when life begins.

Do you get that? She is suggesting that women play God. Everyone knows that what she is saying flies in the face of science. It’s not about science with Ms. Richards, it’s about getting more women to kill their unborn children.

Here is an excerpt from Ms. Richards’ speech as given by:
(LifeSiteNews.com) by Ben Johnson, February 28, 2014.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards told an interviewer on Thursday that “I don’t know that it’s really relevant” to consider when life begins when discussing abortion.
The abortion industry leader appeared on Fusion TV’s America with Jorge Ramos before a backdrop featuring pictures of herself and Wendy Davis
“For you, when does life start? When does a human being become a human being?” Ramos asked.

“This is a question that I think will be debated through the centuries,” she said.
“But for you, what’s that point?” Ramos followed up.
“It is not something that I feel like is really part of this conversation,” she said, stuttering and clearly shaken. “I think every woman needs to make her own decision,” she finally said.
“But why would it be so controversial for you to say when do you think life starts?” Ramos pressed.
“I don’t know that it’s controversial. I don’t know that it’s really relevant to the conversation,” Richards replied.
“I’m the mother of three children,” she finally said. “For me, life began when I delivered them,” adding that her children have “probably” been “the most important thing in my life ever since.”
“But that was my own personal, that’s my own personal decision,” she said.
Richards’ refusal to answer the question echoes Barack Obama’s 2008 reply to Rick Warren stating that determining the moment when life begins is “above my pay grade.” However, biologists and embryologists say the fact that life begins at conception is settled science.

Well, at least Ms. Richards is consistent. With all of the information at our disposal today, not only from science but from the clear pictures that woman can view from unborn-lifeultrasound machines, there is no question that the baby in the womb is a live human being. Almost no one now speaks of the unborn as “tissue,” a “blob,” or an internal organ of the mother. Even the Supreme Court decided that the unborn are persons on January 22, 1973. They did not deny the babies’ personhood, only their right to any protection when they passed Roe vs. Wade. The unborn were babies then and they are still babies.

Ms. Richards has no place else to go other than to tell a big lie. Women who want to have an abortion no matter what will believe her. In order to keep her multi-million dollar abortion industry going she has to resort to the most extreme tactics. She is only being consistent with her beliefs. “All those who hate Me love death,” (Proverbs 8:36) and Ms. Richards’ organization is responsible for millions of deaths.

We do not have the right to decide when life begins. God has already determined that. Ms. Richards has tossed God aside. That is the crux of the issue.

570_Jesus_with_Unborn_ChildAnd so, when you are counseling your friend who is considering an abortion, remind her that ultimately the decision is God’s not hers. Ask her, “What would Jesus say to you if He were sitting right here next to you now?”

“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).

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Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us (Hebrews 12:1).

happy-babyThere is good news on the Pro-life front! There were many positive accomplishments in 2013 for the sake of unborn babies. Let us rejoice in these, but let us continue to press ahead. I hope that this good news will spur everyone on to more and more sustained action on behalf of the victims of abortion – not only the babies, but the injured mothers.

1.  Last year, Operation Rescue did an exhaustive survey of abortion clinics in the U.S. and concluded that a RECORD number of abortion clinics were closed in 2013. There were 87 surgical abortion clinics that stopped doing abortions.

From LifeSiteNews.com, comes this report:

” Of 87 clinics that discontinued surgical abortions, 81 are permanently shuttered while 6 abortion businesses ceased surgical abortions, but continued to sell that abortion pill. The figures do not include the 11 abortion clinics that were closed temporarily in 2013, then reopened later in the year.

Abortion-pill-only clinic numbers remained relatively steady at 176, with 6 documented closures.

These numbers show that the pro-life movement is gaining ground and that the abortion industry is collapsing – mostly due to its own negligence and greed, which has been exposed by their unwillingness and inability to comply with even the most rudimentary safety standards,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue.”

This article (dated December 23, 2013) continues, “There are several reasons for the closures including:

•  A decreased demand for abortion reflected in a declining abortion rate.

*  Increased pro-life sentiment.

•  A flood of new state laws that establish abortion standards.

•  Increased enforcement of existing laws.

•  Greater incidents of documenting and reporting of abortion abuses by pro-life activists.

• Retirement of aging abortionists, most of which are not being replaced.”

Congratulations everyone on your hard work! Thanks to the efforts of our “Great Cloud of Witnesses” (see above)  including, Operation Rescue, LifeSiteNews, Abby Johnson, Lila Rose, Marjorie Dannenfelser, and YOU the Pro-life supporter, the abortion clinic closings will continue to increase!

More good news:

Don’t let anyone discourage you by telling you that these victories are small or short-lived.

According to Troy Newman of Operation Rescue, their survey is very accurate and truly represents the state of the abortion industry closures.
The survey was a major update to a previous one conducted by Operation

Rescue, which resulted in the launching of AbortionDocs.org in January,

2012. That website lists every American surgical and medication abortion clinic along with documents that often show that the clinics have engaged in dangerous practices.

“We have invested untold man-hours to ensure that AbortionDocs.org is constantly updated with the latest information about the status of abortion clinics, whether they are facing disciplinary action, or have been temporarily or permanently closed,” said Newman. “It represents the most accurate information on abortion clinics in existence.”

Newman said that skeptics often express concern about whether clinic closures represent true pro-life victories. Some people still wrongly believe that when one abortion clinic is closed, another opens to take its place, making the effort to close abortion businesses futile at best. Newman says the latest numbers carefully documented by Operation Rescue staff show how effective pro-life efforts to close abortion clinics have been.

“We’ve been able to categorically debunk the notion that the abortion industry is winning,” said Newman. “The numbers don’t lie. A 73% drop in surgical abortion clinics is a significant loss. We are witnessing the death throes of the abortion cartel.”

In fact, even with the opening and/or discovery of six additional clinics, the number of surgical abortion clinics decreased by 81 in 2013. This represents huge gains over 2012, when 24 abortion clinics were known to have closed.

This is wonderful news.

Of course the abortion cartel is pushing back. Just look at the debacle in Texas for example. We have a long way to go, but if we don’t slow down our efforts we will win.

Newman continues to explain that the abortionists fear the emerging trend of abortion clinic closures. Each one knows that it’s clinic could be next. “They know, like we do, that if one looks closely enough, none of them are completely following the law,” said Newman.

He continued, “We will continue to develop new tactics to close abortion clinics until there are none left. That is our goal. We just don’t want to reduce the number of abortions. We want to end abortion altogether. But until we can get there, our strategy of closing abortion clinics by using the tools the system has provided is an effective way to save lives right now.”

2.  Another wonderful thing that is going on is the effect that ultrasounds are -ultrasound_babyhaving on the number of abortions. As women see the child in their wombs, they realize that they are about to destroy a human being. Many women are now thankful that they had the ultrasound.

I believe that a lot of women go into the abortion clinic thinking that they are only eliminating a blob of tissue or some “lesser being” not really a human. I believe that most women are good, moral people. As soon as they see what is really happening, many, not all, choose life. The ultrasounds have been a great blessing in aid of stopping the killing of the unborn.

Of course the abortion industry has noticed this and is desperate to stop it.

The good news is that in 2013, many laws were passed which upheld the legality of ultrasound.

3.  Another thing that hurt the abortion industry was the public awareness of late-gosnell imageterm abortions that became known after the Kermit Gosnell trial. Though the media did their best to cover up as much as possible, no one could stop the pictures on the Internet. Grisly images of small babies hacked to pieces and thrown away like garbage caused an outrage that enervated many Pro-life activists. This horrible practice also got many people who formerly thought they would stay out of politics to get off of the fence and join the fight. Praise the Lord!!!

And so, Gallup polls are showing that the public is increasingly uncomfortable with the practice of abortion on demand. The more people see about what really goes on in abortion clinics, the less popular abortion becomes.

This year let’s continue to work hard to end abortion.

A big problem looming is the support that Planned Parenthood, still the largest single abortion provider, gets from Obama. The Obamacare program will send them many new customers. These customers will get the Planned Parenthood propaganda, and this may end in more abortions. So please, let’s pray that this won’t happen. Let’s shut down all of the Planned Parenthood clinics that we can.

I hope that the good news will encourage everyone to get out there and work even harder. We can win this fight. Let’s keep running as if we really believe we will win the race!!!!!

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But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king’s choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself.  (Daniel 1:8).

Around 600 BC, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, besieged Jerusalem. When Israelite King Jehoiakim surrendered, Nebuchadnezzar ordered his official to bring back to Babylon some of the nobles of Israel. Among these were Daniel, and his three friends who would eventually be thrown into a fiery furnace rather than worship the Golden Image put up by Nebuchadnezzar.

Nebuchadnezzar set up his own health plan. He wanted Daniel and the other Israelite nobles to eat only the king’s choice food. We’re not sure what this food was but it was probably unclean. It violated God’s dietary laws for the Jews.

danielrefusingthekingsfoodandwineDaniel refused to disobey God. He wisely tried to find a way to be obedient to his captor while still obeying God. God blessed him and the commander of the officials listened to Daniel’s plan. We all know the rest of the story. At the end of the specified time, Daniel was presented to Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel was obviously so healthy and strong and wise that the king appointed him for special service.

Daniel was able to follow his conscience and still be a good “citizen”. I believe that God enabled him to do this because Daniel was faithful. He knew what it might cost him, but he obeyed God.

Nebuchadnezzar could get away with making a law and expecting everyone to obey it; he was an unelected, all-powerful king.

President Obama on the other hand is an elected “servant of the people”. He has no right to make laws without the consent of the governed. In the United States of America we have laws. We have a Constitution and no one, not even the president gets to disobey it.

In 1983 an ordinance was passed that is still in effect that says that taxpayer money cannot pay for abortions except in the cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.

Recently, self-employed individuals have been forced to participate in the president’s supposedly affordable health insurance plan. Not many people realize it, but this health plan will pay for other people’s abortions. The citizens have no choice. They will be fined if they don’t participate in this tax disguised as a health plan. Levies against people will be attached to their tax returns and the IRS will go after them if they don’t pay up.

Daniel had very few choices. If he wanted to be faithful to God, he could only pray. He prayed and left the rest to God.

But Christians in the United States have choices. We can urge our congressmen tohealth-care-reform-no-to-healthcare insist that the president obey the Constitution that he swore he would uphold when he was inaugurated. Failing obeying the law, Obama should be impeached.

For the last few years, Christian leaders have been warning us what would happen if Obama’s plan was not stopped. In spite of his poor record as president he was reelected. This was his signal that he could act like a king and do whatever he wanted to. When the people would not stand up for their Fourth Amendment rights, he went after their First Amendment rights. (Remember the 4th Amendment? You know that right not to be forced into unreasonable searches? What about being stripped searched at airports is not unreasonable? Why are Americans quietly enduring this humiliation?)

If the warnings that we were about to lose our First Amendment rights had been heeded we would not be in a place where we have to pay this ungodly tax or be in contempt of the law. My brothers and sisters in Christ, many people tried to warn you. Over a year ago I tried to encourage everyone to get together and fight our common enemy – an out-of-control government. (See post “Let Us Fight Together”, 7-24-12).

We’ve had time to stop this wicked, unconstitutional, socialistic “health care” tax. It will take more than just the few companies and church groups who are fighting to win this battle. The vast majority of Americans need to rise up and say, “We won’t do it. You, the government, are out of bounds. You are wrong. We are right. This ‘health care’ tax is not about health. It is about control. It is about King Obama playing god over everyone’s lives.”

obamacare is immoralMany things in the supposed health care plan are in direct violation of God’s law. Should Christians be comfortable with the news that Obama’s health care law could finance as much as 10 percent of all abortions nationwide each year? A Charlotte Lozier Institute study found that the total number of taxpayer-funded abortions could range from 71,000 to 111,500. Why are Christians not waking up? Must they be thrown into the lion’s den before they finally realize that they are paying to kill babies and cannot disobey God? My Christian friends, we do not have to wait that long. There is still time to act before “king” Obama declares anyone who won’t go along with his rules to be a criminal.

Two thousand, six hundred years ago a young man realized that that is just what was happening when his king tried to enforce his set of health rules on his servants.

How did Daniel respond? When Daniel was in captivity, did he remember the Scriptures? I believe that Daniel knew his Scriptures. He probably found great comfort in the Psalms.

I wonder if he prayed:
Rise up, O Judge of the earth, render recompense to the proud. How long shall the wicked, O Lord, how long shall the wicked exult? They pour forth words, they speak arrogantly; all who do wickedness vaunt themselves. They crush Your people, O Lord, and afflict Your heritage. They slay the widow and the stranger and murder the orphans. They have said, “The Lord does not see, nor does the God of Jacob pay heed.”
Pay heed, you senseless among the people; and when will you understand, stupid ones? He who planted the ear, does He not hear? He who formed the eye, does He not see?
(Psalm 94:2-9).

This prayer is certainly applicable to us. Our leader is arrogant and he is responsible for killing orphans (unborn babies). He doesn’t seem to think God is watching. We must pray that God will change our president. We must pray that our elected officials will hold Obama accountable for breaking the law.

Daniel also knew his history. I’m sure that the similarities to Joseph’s story (Genesis 37ff) were not lost on him. Joseph, too, obeyed and trusted God while under the authority of a heathen ruler. God directly intervened to help both Joseph and Daniel.

Let us learn from history. Let us be like Daniel. Let us pray, but let us stand firm against all ungodliness.

Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. (I Corinthians 16:13)

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Now her sister Oholibah saw this, yet she was more corrupt in her lust than she, and her harlotries were more than the harlotries of her sister. (Ezekiel 23:11)

Are there any stories in history that you like to read over and over again though they have a tragic ending? As long as you are in the middle of the story the characters are still alive and acting and you hope the ending will change somehow. You read about Dietrich Bonhoeffer for instance and all the way up until his execution you keep hoping that he will escape or be turned free. Of course it doesn’t happen. There is something in us that longs for things to have turned out differently.

That is the way I feel whenever I read the stories in the Old Testament as related to us by the prophets. The Israelites knew how God had brought them out of bondage – out of slavery from the land of Egypt. They knew that God gave them a land flowing with milk and honey to be their home. Over a four hundred year period under the Judges they constantly forgot God only to get in trouble. When they called out to God in repentance, He forgave them and sent them a deliverer over and over again. Finally they got themselves a government with a king.

Through another four to five hundred years they were on-again off-again in their obedience pt853_child sacrifice to Canaanite godsto God. By the time our story in Ezekiel takes place they are mostly off-again. God has been so patient with them for hundreds of years but finally they have gone too far. God catalogues all of their sins in Ezekiel, chapter 22, including wronging the poor and the needy and oppressing people without justice. They don’t care about God anymore and so the Lord takes action to make them know that He is God.

We know as we read the story what will happen. We’ve read it many times. I always wish that the Jews would have fallen on their faces and repented. God would have delayed their judgment. But the tragedy takes place. They wouldn’t listen to the prophets. They went on doing what gave them the most pleasure. The Bible tells us they did it deliberately.

chariotezekielGod sends Ezekiel to tell them the story of two sisters, Oholah and Oholibah. They represent Samaria and Jerusalem – or the Northern Kingdom and the Southern Kingdom. They are called “harlots”. This is a metaphor for their unfaithfulness to God. Oholah is the first to “lust after other lovers”. God gives her over to the Assyrians. For another 150 years Oholibah plays the harlot as well. She didn’t learn anything from her sister. As we read the story we beg her in our minds to learn from her sister’s mistakes. We plead with her to turn back to God. But instead, she becomes even more corrupt. She did not learn from history.

Will we learn from history? What will it take for America to wake up and realize that her idolatries are real and many? What jarring event must occur before the people in our country recognize their sins before God and repent?

Two weeks ago everyone lowered their flags to honor those who died on September 11, 9:11 towers2001. I remember that week very well. The churches across our land were filled on Sunday the 16th. Pastors reported that by Sunday, September 23rd, the pews were emptying out. We ran to God only briefly when there was a tragedy. Now we’re back to living our selfish lives again. If anything things have gotten worse. We just don’t seem to be able to learn.

I am not completely discouraged even though most Americans seem to be forgetting God. We can pray. It is possible for change to occur. It occurred in Britain.

In two previous blog postings (September, 2013) I recounted the story of Margaret Thatcher. When Mrs. Thatcher became Prime Minister of Britain that country was at its lowest low in centuries of history. Socialism had brought an otherwise prosperous and free country to poverty and virtual slavery. Margaret Thatcher believed that it could be turned around. She believed that the Christian principles of hard work and responsibility made Britain, and the United States for that matter, countries where God-honoring people are able to provide for themselves, their families, and the poor in the land.

Things turned around in Britain when the people said they had had enough and threw the socialist party out of office. They had streets filled with garbage and dead bodies by the time they took action. They had high unemployment, high taxes, and an intrusive government. Things were headed in a worse direction but Britain did not become Oholibah.

What must America experience before she will wake up? I am afraid it will have to be another disaster like 9/11. Americans are all asleep in front of their television sets. They believe whatever the press tells them. They think their president is so wonderful that they have virtually let him crown himself king. Obama not only thinks he can do whatever he wants in his country, he arrogantly tells the rest of the world how to live. (See my last blog post.)

This is not just a political war; this is a religious war. Obama’s interference in world affairs tends towards support of the radical Muslim Brotherhood. Just look at what is happening in Syria. Obama’s speeches have obscured the fact that innocent people are being tortured and killed. Thousands of Christians are fleeing for their lives.

Obama supported the radical Muslim government in Egypt. However the moderate Muslims and the Christians in Egypt rose up and threw the tyrannical government out. When people decide to get together and stand for liberty they can accomplish their goal. This should encourage us. We can do the same. We must repent to God for our laziness. We must work harder to end abortion and unbridled homosexuality. We must do more personally for widows and orphans. The churches need to begin again to rescue the needy and not just let the government do it. The government loves to play god. But there’s a price to pay – loss of freedom.

Please, my friends, let’s don’t wait for a tragic ending to our story. I pray that my grandchildren will not read our story and wish that there had been a better ending. With God’s help we can change it.

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For I was envious of the arrogant as I saw the prosperity of the wicked. …Therefore pride is their necklace; the garment of violence covers them. …They say, “How does God know? And is there knowledge with the Most High? Behold, these are the wicked; and always at ease, they have increased in wealth. …When I pondered to understand this, it was troublesome in my sight until I came into the sanctuary of God; then I perceived their end. (Psalm 73:3, 6, 11, 12, 16, 17)

Dear President Obama,

First of all I want you to know that I am praying for you. Our Lord asks us to be in constant prayer for others and that includes our leaders. I know that only God can change your heart.

Barack_Obama_proud-216x234Mr. Obama, the people in this country would like to live at peace with each other and with the world. However, as our leader, your actions are going to bring down God’s wrath on our country. I implore you to repent and begin to serve God in the way that He requires. God has made it very plain in His Word that certain things make Him angry. With all due respect sir, your actions are flying in the face of our Holy God.

Today, I am addressing three of many areas for which I am praying for you. I pray that you will change the direction in which you are leading our country. God will not continue to bless our country if you lead us down the paths of unrighteousness.

First of all, Mr. Obama, abortion is not a “woman’s right to choose”. Abortion is murder. Did you not see the horrific scenes of late-term abortions during the Gosnell trial? Please look atlate term abortion this picture Mr. Obama. See that what we are talking about here is a human being. Abortionists are committing genocide against a whole class of people – small, helpless people. The hypocrisy of bemoaning the deaths of innocent children abroad while we continue to murder our own innocents is palpable.

Perhaps you think that God doesn’t care about “unwanted” babies. Mr. Obama, God does care. He is the author of their lives, and His purposes in creating them are beyond our understanding and our ‘choice’. He cares about the babies and about the women who are making the biggest mistake of their lives when they kill their own unborn children.

And while God loves righteousness (Psalm 33:5), He hates those who have “haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood” (Prov. 6:17). “Ah,” you say, “I’ve never shed innocent blood.” But Mr. Obama you support the biggest murderer of children on the planet. You support Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood takes credit for getting you reelected and you’ve paid them back by making Ms. Cecile Richards one of your trusted advisors.

I am sorry Mr. Obama but you are complicit in the genocide against the unborn that is being perpetrated by abortionists. Please call on God while He may be found.

Perhaps you think because the many people you have surrounded yourself with all say that it’s fine for women to kill their unwanted children that you are somehow insulated from God’s judgment. Perhaps you think you have strength in numbers.

Well, our One Holy God is still more powerful than all of you together. You may think you can defy Him and get away with it, but you can’t. Dear Mr. Obama, please heed the warning in Psalm 73 above and repent before it is too late.

Mr. Obama, God has made it plain in His Word that homosexuality is a sin. He does not tolerate it and homosexuals will be judged along with slanderers, robbers, murderers, and others who are disobedient to God. This does not mean we hate them. It is the opposite. Because we love them and want them to repent before almighty God we must confront them with their sin just like any other sinner.

Pres. Macky SallYour attitude on this issue is not only ungodly, but is clearly arrogant. What made you think you had the right to tell Senegalese President Macky Sall how to run his country? Did you suppose you had the moral high ground when you criticized Deputy President of Kenya, William Ruto, about their position on the Scripture’s definition of a family? What sort of message were you sending to the Dominican Republic when you decided to send an openly homosexual ambassador to them?

All of these leaders have noted your lack of respect for them. You are an embarrassment to God-fearing people in our country. In case you haven’t noticed sir, the majority of the people in our country are good, God-fearing people. They do not condone sin.

The rest of the world is watching. I feel ashamed when I know that they think that you represent all Americans. You do not. Even if you will not obey God, Mr. Obama, at least act like you want to represent the majority of our democratic, Christian country.

Please remember that God says, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). Mr. Obama we are disgraced by the sins of abortion and homosexuality. Please repent of your complicity in these sins and lead the country in righteousness.

Finally Mr. President, it is of great concern to us that you are leading us into a conflict in Syria that has grave consequences for innocent people. Why are you going against your earlier campaign promise to keep us out of war? You have been constantly at war since your election to office. Most of the good people in the United States do not want to be involved in other countries’ fights. We wish to be at peace with all people as our Lord commanded us (Romans 12:18).

It is not lost on us that you always choose to side with the Muslims. In Egypt you facilitated a Muslim Brotherhood takeover. Thank God, and I mean Yahweh, the people threw the militant Muslims out. Now you want to put America on the same side as al-Qaeda groups who are fighting against President Assad. Mr. Obama, condemning one evil does not condone another, especially a worse one. Whatever bad things Assad may have done at least he has shown tolerance for minority religions. The militant Muslims will not show any tolerance and they will get away with the tremendous abuse that they have committed and continue to commit against the Christians of that land. Tens of thousands of Christians are fleeing for their lives.

We Christians in American weep for our brothers and sisters in Syria in the face of their christian-refugees-syriagenocide at the hands of the militant Muslims. I wish that their plight would soften your heart and you would refrain from taking America into a conflict where she doesn’t belong.

Mr. Obama many thousands of Americans are praying for you. We are praying that you will listen to the Wisdom of Solomon who exhorts us to not forget God’s teaching. Let your heart keep God’s commandments and lead your people to do the same for “length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you” (Proverbs 3:1,2).

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Dear Mrs. Thatcher,

Thank you so much for all you did for the world. Of course your beloved country, Great Britain was the chief beneficiary of your hard work, but the entire world had Margaret Thatchera lesson in freedom during your tenure as Prime Minister.

The whole world seemed to be drifting towards socialism, but you showed us that when people are willing to put the needs of others before their own selfish wants that all of society benefits. The Free Market works as people make their own choices, but those choices are always within what is best for everyone.

When the State decides that it knows best and tries to force its own social or political agenda on the people it always makes a shambles out of everything. This has been proven without a doubt in Russia, China, and Eastern Europe. It nearly ruined Britain but you reversed all of that, raising the standard of Britain abroad.

Thank you, Mrs. Thatcher for being courageous enough to stop the socialist trend in your country and prove to the world that a Free Market works.

But one of the most important things that you believed and tried to teach others is that material prosperity is not an end of its own. For people to be free and happy they must be a moral people. In a speech to the Zurich Economic Society in 1977 you said,

The main issues are moral. … The economic success of the Western world is a product of its moral philosophy and practice. The economic results are better because the moral philosophy is superior. It is superior because it starts with the individual, with his uniqueness, his responsibility, and his capacity to choose. Surely this is infinitely preferable to the Socialist-statist philosophy which sets up a centralized economic system to which the individual must conform, which subjugates him, directs him and denies him the right to free choice.

And to the Greater London Young Conservatives you emphasized,

Choice in a free society implies responsibility on the part of the individual. There is no hard and fast line between economic and other forms of personal responsibility to self, family, firm, community, nation, God. Morality lies in choosing between feasible alternatives. A moral being is one who exercises his own judgment in choice, on matters great and small, bearing in mind their moral dimension, i.e. right and wrong. Insofar as his right and duty to choose is taken away by the state, the party or the union, his moral faculties, i.e. his capacity for choice, atrophy, and he becomes a moral cripple in the same way as we should lose the faculty of walking, reading, seeing, if we were prevented from using them over the year.

… The Socialists would take away most or all of these choices. A man would do what he was told by the state and his union, work where work was ‘found’ for him at the rate fixed and degree of effort permitted. He would send his children to school where the education authority decided what the children are taught and the way they are taught, irrespective of his views, he would live in the housing provided, take what he could get, give what he was obliged to give.

This doesn’t produce a responsible or a moral society.

This does not produce a classless society; on the contrary it produces the most stratified of all societies, divided into two classes: the powerful and the powerless; the party-bureaucratic elite and the manipulated masses.

And are these rulers better fitted to make choice on our behalf or to dispose of resources?

As the United States drifts into socialism with its government-mandated health care system I wish that our government would learn a lesson from you. You believed that the people could refuse socialism if given the chance. Your goal of restoring personal responsibility, self-reliance, and self-confidence to the people of Britain was achieved in a large part because of your own integrity. You held on firmly to what was right even in the face of adversity. You were the most courageous leader in the Western world in the last generation.

You knew that massive unemployment would occur when you took steps to end inflation. Someone had to take steps to apply the strong medicine to cure the sickness of inflation due to bad monetary policy and socialism. You were willing to accept the hateful things that people said because you knew you were right and things would work out the way they were supposed to once the people pressed on during the inevitable suffering while the remedy was applied. We all wish we didn’t have to “pay the piper” but there was no alternative and indeed you were proven right.

Here in the United States no president has been willing to take the steps to reverse a bad monetary policy like you did. Our government keeps on printing money. Eventually the whole economy will come crashing down but each president hopes it will be during the next president’s administration. None of these men has had the courage that you had. As time goes on it will get worse and worse but our cowardly president won’t risk losing his popularity. The men who have ruled in our country have been very short sighted and selfish. But you, Mrs. Thatcher loved your people more than yourself. You did the right thing as a wise parent allows her child to learn the hard way occasionally.

I really admire the way you handled the unions in your country. The things they were doing were grossly unfair. Time has shown that the Communists were BBC news Thatcherhoping to take over your government through the power of the unions. Though the huge Labour Party was against you, and even some frightened Conservatives tried to urge you otherwise, you took steps to curb union power.

One could wish that the leaders in our government had the backbone that you had. You stood up to the men with dignity and did not back down even when they said horrible, untrue things about you in public. They accused you of disrupting “peaceful picketing”, but in fact what was happening was mob violence and intimidation. You did not flinch when confronted with their bald faced lies.

Arthur Scargill, a committed Marxist, thought he would bring Britain to its knees with the coal strike. He used methods that should have been illegal, such as bringing in groups of “strikers” who were not the coal workers at the mines. You also knew that the union leaders were not permitting secret ballots so that those who did not want to strike could not say what they really thought without threats to themselves or families. The cowardly Conservative Party and the Labour Party governments capitulated to Scargill’s demands. You refused. 5000 strikers battled 5000 police at the Battle of Orgreave and there were over 100 casualties as the police forced the end to the strike.

You knew that this fight in particular was a fight for the soul of your country. You remained firm. Thanks to your courage and integrity, a large group of people formed their own unions with freedom for their workers. The Scargill, destructive type of union was ended. New fair laws were passed. A new era began in Britain thanks to you.

America has lost a great friend. As you look down on us from Heaven I wonder what you must think now. True, the Berlin Wall fell and Communism does not seem as big of a threat. We have Iron-Ladyother threats now. I wish that you were here to talk to our leaders. Can you figure out a way to bottle some of your courage and give some to our president?

Are you proud of Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia who seems to have taken a page out of your book by not refusing to give in the Muslim extremists? Perhaps she could be your spokesperson here on earth and show our cowardly leaders how a government should be run.

Mrs. Thatcher, you achieved greater things than any other woman in history. You deserve to be remembered as one of the world’s great leaders – the tough but loveable “Iron Lady”. I thank God that you were willing to serve so courageously. The world has lost a true champion of freedom.

 

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