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… and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. … But if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them, then I will uproot you from My land which I have given you, and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples (II Chronicles 7:14, 19, 20).

We have heard the first part of this verse quoted many times in this new century. Many people flocked to churches after the deadly strikes against the Twin Towers in New York City in 2001. Preachers tell me that the churches were the fullest they had ever been in years on September 16. It lasted about two weeks. By September 23 the numbers were much lower and by the first week in October most churches were back to normal.

It seems that we only remember God when we are in big trouble. It also seems that we are totally ignoring the rest of this passage in the Bible.

The context for this passage is the dedication of the new temple that Solomon had just built in Jerusalem. Solomon offers a prayer to God and God responds with a promise and a warning. If the children of God will honor and serve Him, they will be blessed. If they forget God and turn to idols, God will bring such destruction on them that the other nations will look on and wonder, “Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?”  The answer is, “Because they forsook the Lord” (II Chronicles 7:21).

Have we as a Christian nation forsaken the Lord? I was dumbfounded that after all of the wicked things Obama did he could still get reelected. How could the people of this country put into office a man who believes in infanticide? How could the people in our country reelect a man who has no respect for the hard working people in this country – the ones who are paying the taxes to support the ones who are living off of the government largesse? How could we reelect a man who is busy at this moment trashing our constitution?

It is because we don’t know what God requires of us. We no longer read the Bible and seek God’s justice in all areas of our lives. Most people only live for the moment and are dependent on the promises made by a man who has shown himself to be a destroyer of freedom. This does not bode well for the future.

The prophet Micah told us what God requires of us, ” … but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).

This past year has been a horrible year for those who are too helpless to help themselves – the unborn. The United Nations with the backing of president Obama has come as close to playing God as they possibly can. A look back at some of the things they did in 2012 will show that they obviously don’t believe that there is a Creator God in this universe that they will be accountable to.

1.  One wonders how the World Health Organization can continue without changing their un-building name. The guidelines they published for abortion procedures include: disposing of human remains in latrines or sewers; re-using manual vacuum aspirators to perform abortions; and eliminating follow-up medical visits to dangerous abortion procedures. These practices are certainly not healthy and will cause many illnesses, if not deaths, in underdeveloped countries.

2.  The Human Rights Council in Geneva passed as resolution endorsing a new set of guidelines to lower maternal deaths during abortions using a “human rights based approach”. They are trying to convince countries that “legal” equals “safe” and “illegal” equals “unsafe”. Just making abortion legal does not make it safe as anyone who has followed the news in this country can tell you. These guidelines are also trying to do away with the conscience protections for doctors who refuse to do abortions because the do not agree with the practice.

3.  Melinda Gates has decided to make universal access to contraception her “legacy” to the world. Unfortunately, the groups who she is working with include population control groups like the United Nations Population Fund, and International Planned Parenthood Federation. These groups use abortion for population control. It is also very clear that access to condoms and other contraceptives raises the promiscuity level.

4.  The current US administration is pushing for laws similar to Obama’s new health care mandates. Many UN members so far are resisting it, but the US executive level is determined to force it down the throats of the rest of the world. A commission, which met in the spring last year, also tried to propose LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual) “rights” and sexual rights for children. The UN should be a forum for peace and world cooperation not the bully pulpit for United States liberals.

I really don’t believe that many of the people in our country agree with all of this. I pray that most people in our country still fear God.

It is a shame that a few people in leadership positions have so much power. But, my friends, this is the United States of America. We can vote the wicked people out of office. My concern is that either no one cares or else that no one thinks that they can do something about it. We have the opportunity to do something and God has made it clear time and again that He holds us – the people – responsible.

It is not too late. We can make 2013 even more horrible than 2012 for the unborn, or we can do something. Let’s start by getting informed. Inform others. Pray, pray, and pray some more. Then before we lose all of our freedoms, work in whatever way you feel you can to change things.

And so what will be our future? I hope it will be –
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Happy New Year 2013! Yes, let us be strong and diligent and do all we can to work for justice and love for the helpless.

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Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:27

For centuries the Church has considered it her duty to follow this mandate from Scripture. In the 1st and 2nd centuries Christians rescued the unwanted babies that were tossed into the river by the Roman women who did not want them. The believers adopted them and raised them as their own.

Is it so difficult to see the unwanted baby in the womb as an orphan? Orphans are children who are fatherless and motherless. They are fatherless because men have let the women have the “right to choose” so the fathers are out of the picture. They could, of course, step up to the plate and care for their young if they really wanted to. That is another social issue that should be dealt with elsewhere.

The unwanted baby in the womb is also motherless, since the mother has decided to contract with a doctor to kill the unborn child. This child effectively has no one to love her and no one to care for her. I believe that that makes these children truly orphans and therefore we have an obligation to rescue and care for them.

One woman who has been a shining example of that is Monica Migliorino Miller. Above all, Monica realizes that we are talking about real human beings. These children are rejected and lonely. Monica spent many years rescuing these unwanted children from the trash cans behind the clinics where abortions were performed. Here is what she had to say one night at such a facility:

I was struck by the realization that all of these fetal children had been alive only a few short days ago. Now they lay dead and abandoned, cut from their mothers’ wombs, cut from the human race: corpses of fetal bodies stacked on a loading dock inside an industrial park in boxes marked “for disposal.” As I stood on the edge of the loading dock it seemed my journey and theirs had brought us together at the edge of the world….Abortion wasn’t just about killing – and pro-life work wasn’t just about restoring to the unborn their right-to-life. In the image of those tiny human lives scattered about the loading dock I came to know the true plight of the aborted unborn: they were horribly, frighteningly alone.

I pray that all Christians especially will feel the compassion for the unborn that Monica feels. No, we are not all called to go out at night and rescue aborted babies from trash cans. But we can all do something. Many times on this blog I have begged readers to at least give up one latte a week and send the money to the Pro-life group in your community. There are marches and other things to participate in. The babies need our help more than ever today as the enemy, Satan, has convinced women that the right to their “choice” is the most important thing. “Choice” has become more important than human life. Of course, it is debatable whether or not those who advocate for choice are not just a bunch of hypocrites. If they really wanted “choice” for women they should give it to the unborn women. After all the unborn women are the ones whose lives are at stake.

Today, the religion of convenience and choice is the number one religion among liberals. The high priestess and priest of this religion are Cecile Richards and Barack Obama. They are the false gods of our day. As Christians, we must oppose them.

We must start with prayer “for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity” (I Timothy 2:2). We entreat God not only for our own lives to be peaceable but also for those who cannot entreat for themselves – the unborn.

After entreating God we must get busy and oppose the “war on the unborn”. Current political hype is about the supposed “war on women”. There are two falsehoods to note here. What about the war on unborn women? Don’t they count? And secondly, it’s not really in the best interests of women to have abortions. There is psychological damage to those who kill their children when they realize they really did kill a human being. And there is physical damage done to the woman’s body. Many are unable to conceive later when they want to. Also (see my last blog posting) their risk of cancer increases nearly three fold. So, who is really making war on the women? I maintain that it is those who are using the women they have fooled into following their agenda. Dear women — please wake up and don’t allow yourselves to be someone else’s tool. Think for yourselves.

I would highly recommend Monica’s book, “Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars” (Saint Benedict Press, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2012).

One of the very helpful things in the book is the history of Pro-life efforts in our country over the last 40 years. Monica started her efforts in the early days a few years after “Roe vs. Wade” was passed into law. Those of us that are old enough to remember that still are appalled at the idea that the supreme court could decide that unborn persons are not persons. What sort of insanity is this? But then, it has happened before. Other people groups, like Jews, have been declared non-persons. Monica made the connection between the assault on the unborn and the Holocaust.

In her autobiography, as we follow Monica’s life rescuing the unborn over the years, she explains the changes in the laws in our country that have affected Pro-life efforts. For instance, she used to be able to do sit-ins, not unlike those of Martin Luther King Jr., but laws, like RICO, have been passed. These laws deliberately target Pro-lifers. RICO has been used to jail many who protest in front of abortion clinics. For some reason however those who protest the cutting of trees are allowed to do so without consequence. Here in Oregon, a group of environmental extremists even burned down a Forest Industry building. It’s ok to rescue trees, but not babies.

Another thing you will notice in the story of the changes over the years in the fight against abortion is the increasing hateful attitude of the pro-abortion side. Each time the Pro-life groups make their point, the pro-death people come up with ways to try to stop them. Congress and the media are all complicit in this.

While sit-ins are not allowed anymore for Pro-lifers, we have other new technology such as the Internet that is helping us today. Monica spent countless hours photographing the little bodies of the babies that she rescued from the trash cans behind the abortuaries. Her pictures have helped to convince many that the unborn are real human beings. Nearly fifty percent of the images of aborted babies on the Internet are hers.

And we have ultrasound machines that show the mother that the little being inside of her is indeed a baby. We need to take advantage of these tools, as Monica took advantage of whatever means she had, to rescue the perishing unborn.

If you have been discouraged at the sheer magnitude of the abortion industry, be encouraged by Monica Migliorino Miller. Even one passionate woman can do something!

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