The Abortion Abomination

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Since the abominable Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973, nearly 61 million abortions have been performed in the United States alone! If this figure doesn’t make you feel sick, I don’t know what does. 

Even a single abortion should evoke horror and disgust among us. Yet, over the last 45 years, most of America has become desensitized to the absolute horror of this crime against the unborn. 

What’s worse, Christians have become desensitized as well. Some have even compromised God’s Word and support abortion in certain instances.

But, hear this: Abortion is wrong in every instance. Abortion is murder, plain and simple. It is the taking of a human life. There is no other way to define it.

This desensitization toward abortion is itself an abomination. Scripture commands us in several places to protect the unborn:

___Proverbs 24: 11 – “Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.”

___Proverbs 31: 8-9 – “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

___Proverbs 3: 27 – “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.”

We who know the truth and do not practice it by defending the unborn will be judged by God. We have no excuse. God says this in Proverbs 24: 12:

“If you say, ‘Behold, we did not know this,’ does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?

Some proponents of abortion argue that the child in the womb is not a person. But God’s Word tells us differently:

Psalm 139: 13 – ” For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

Jeremiah 1: 5 – “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;”

Job 31: 15 – “Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers’ wombs?”

To argue with God is to invite destruction and damnation. He says what He means and means what He says.

Perhaps you who are reading this have had an abortion–or more than one. Perhaps you are the father of a child who has been aborted. Perhaps you yourself pressured the child’s mother to abort your baby. Whatever the case, God is ready to forgive you if you will only repent and ask for His forgiveness. Our Lord wants to deliver you from the consequences of your sin, including the torment you have been suffering.

And make no mistake about it: Those who have had abortions suffer.

Remember this: No sin is too great for God to forgive. He requires only sincere sorrow on your part for having rebelled against Him. His Word is for your protection. From now on, obey it. Tell others about the love of Christ. Fight for the unborn. This is our duty and our responsibility as Christ-Followers. Be faithful!

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You Are NOT What You Feel!

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

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I recently had occasion to minister to a person struggling with a feeling of being abandoned by God. Due to some tragic circumstances that had occurred in his life, he felt that God did not love him. Despite the Scriptural proof that I gave this young man that God did, indeed, love him, the young man could not get past his feelings of being unloved.

This young man’s decision to make his feelings the final arbiter of truth represents a very dangerous phenomenon at work in our culture today. It is a lie that goes way back to the Greeks, and even before them. It is the lie at the root of secular humanism that denies the existence of absolute truth and makes relativism the final authority of one’s life.

Consider what havoc this lie has wrought in our society. It has led to abortion, homosexuality, transgenderism, and euthaniasia. It is the new expression of Cartesian philosophy. Descartes is famous for saying, “I think; therefore, I am.” Today’s culture says, “I feel; therefore, I am.”

So, if I am a woman but “feel” like a man, then I can simply change my gender.  Or vice versa. 

Carried to its logical conclusion, this deception becomes ridiculous. As my husband wisely asked, “What would happen if I were to put on a black robe, walk into the Supreme Court, and announce that I am a Supreme Court Justice just because I feel like one?” We all know what would happen! 

Yet, that is exactly what is going on when a man decides he is a woman simply because he feels like one, or a woman decides she is a man simply because she feels like one. As a culture, we have denied the existence of absolute truth, and we are now seeing the fruit of unrestrained relativism which makes personal feelings the final determinant of one’s actions and the final determinant of what is true.

We are NOT what we feel. Feelings lie. They fluctuate, sometimes moment by moment. They change from day to day. Yet, our society has elevated feelings above reason. In so doing, we have built our lives on sinking sand. 

Feelings are NOT the arbiter of truth. God’s Word alone is the arbiter of truth. Unless and until we return to God’s Word and make it the foundation of our lives, we will fall farther and farther into the abyss of absurdity and what the Bible calls “the depraved mind” (Romans 1: 28). 

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How to Make Sense of a World Gone Crazy

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The world has gone crazy. The signs are all around us: terrorism, police shootings, politically-correct politicians, unruly college students, the brutal murdering through abortion of our future generations, the turning toward idolatry in all of its forms (witchcraft, psychics, goddess worship, etc.).  I could go on and on.

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A recent headline on the cover of the New York Daily News said this: “God Isn’t Fixing This” (Thursday, December 3, 2015). My question is, “Why should God fix this?” As a nation, we have rebelled against Him and gone our own way. We have defied His commandments and deliberately chosen sin in the form of establishing laws in direct violation of His commands. For example, we have redefined marriage; we have not only approved of but also promoted homosexuality. Worst of all, we have killed innocent babies in the womb for our own selfish ambitions. Why should God fix this mess?

Scripture says this: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Galatians 6:7). We are fools if we think that we can disobey God and get away with it.  No way!  We have sown rebellion and are reaping rebellion. We have sown evil and are reaping evil. We have sown sin and are reaping the consequences of sin.

But the Good News is that, if we repent, God will fix this mess. But first, we must turn back to Him. We must cry out to Him for mercy for our sins. Yes, sins. Sin is a politically incorrect word these days, but let’s call a spade a spade. We have sinned before the Almighty, and we are now suffering the consequences of our sin.

The future course of our nation is up to us, not up to God. If we do things His way by obeying His commands, then He will bless us. If we do things our way by disobeying His commands, He will not bless us. Indeed, He cannot because it would violate His character.

It is not God Who has left us. It is we who have left God. It’s time, America, to turn back to Him. It’s time to fall to our knees in humble repentance for our wickedness.

Only this option makes sense.

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Are You Paying Attention to the Signs of the Times?

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Signs serve as signals. They tell us where something is located, or they alert us to an event that is about to take place. 

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Jesus spoke of signs that would signal His second coming. Those signs are all around us today and include an increasing number of earthquakes, simultaneous wars all over the globe, and disease epidemics that are becoming more and more resistant to medication. He also predicted that there would be those who kill Christians while claiming that to do so is to serve God.  Isn’t that what ISIS is doing today? 

Two of the most significant signs of Christ’s return would be an increase in lawlessness, persecution, and deception that would lead to global catastrophe. We are certainly seeing that now. The world has gone crazy, with senseless killings, violent riots, and the persecution of Christians and Jews. If that were not bad enough, most of humanity is being deceived into believing lies, such as universalism, atheism, relativism, homosexuality, transgenderism, abortion, and a host of other -isms that are in direct conflict with the Truth as found in the Sacred Scriptures.

So, what does this all mean for you? It means that if you have not been paying attention to the signs of the times, you need to start doing so. Recognize that the enemy behind ISIS and all the evil in the world is Satan himself and all of his cohorts.  Satan hates Jesus Christ and any person who follows Christ.  

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Their Blood Cries Out!

My Thoughts on Dr. Nucatola and the Planned Parenthood Clip

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After watching the horrific video clip with Dr. Nucatola of Planned Parenthood, I could not sleep. I lay in bed, pondering the depths of depravity to which our country has fallen. Over the last sixty-five years that I can remember (and I’m almost seventy years old), our country has been sliding on the slippery slope to utter corruption.

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A country that kills its own babies is a sick, sin-ridden country! It doesn’t get any worse than that, folks.

Grief overwhelmed me as our Lord began to show me in my spirit the unspeakably horrific nature of our national sin. What I saw sickened me. I could only imagine how it sickens the heart of the Father. My daughter Lia has rightly said that “We are no different from those who, in ancient times, sacrificed their children on the altar of Moloch.”

“A country that kills its own babies is a sick, sin-ridden country!”

I began to repent for America, the land that was once the land of the brave and the home of the free but now seems to have become the land of the spineless and the home of the licentious.

As I lay in bed thinking about the 55 million babies we have brutally slaughtered, I asked myself several questions. I invite you to ask yourself these same questions and to think about their implications:

How many future babies were in the sperm and eggs of those 55 million babies? And in their future babies? And in their future babies? And on and on? How many billions, if not trillions, of people have we actually lost?

• How many future spouses did those 55 million babies represent? Spouses whom God intended to be lifelong companions to others of their generation who were not subjected to the abortion knife?

• How many of those 55 million aborted babies will never experience the joy of parenting their own children nor the joy of seeing their own grandchildren? For these generations have also been viciously cut off.

• How many parents who aborted their babies will never have the caring help they need in old age, the caring help that children usually provide?

How much outstanding talent did America lose in those 55 million babies? How many leaders, inventors, scientists, teachers, authors, artists, composers, farmers, doctors, engineers, computer experts, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, etc., were in those 55 million murdered babies?

How much economic contribution to our society died with those innocent babies?

When I thought I could not bear it any longer, Holy Spirit spoke this heart-breaking question to me:

Of how many immortal souls has America robbed God the Father? Children meant to be a part of His family? Souls that would have been the offspring of those 55 million murdered babies and of their countless progeny? Souls that would have been a part of God’s eternal family in Heaven?

At Holy Spirit’s words, my heart broke.

Then Holy Spirit spoke to me again. “But just as the depth of your nation’s sin is great, so is My mercy far greater!”

America, it is time to fall on our faces and repent! To throw ourselves on God’s mercy. The blood of these slaughtered children cries out to the Father, and their voices will not be silenced until justice is done in the land.

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