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Archive for September, 2012

Vince Gill

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A short message from the National Pro-Life Alliance


Thought for the Day


Originally posted on Humorous Dispassionate:

They say the spaces in our fingers were made for someone else to fill them,

I say, I have two hands, I can fill my own.

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The Fairfield Four – Bells Are Tolling


Patience

Romans 15:3-5

King James Version (KJV)

For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

Romans 15:3-5

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

For even the Messiah did not please himself; rather, as the Tanakh says, ‘The insults of those insulting you fell on me.’[a] For everything written in the past was written to teach us, so that with the encouragement of the Tanakh we might patiently hold on to our hope.And may God, the source of encouragement and patience, give you the same attitude among yourselves as the Messiah Yeshua had,

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 15:3 Psalm 69:10(9)

Grace Like Rain – Chris Tomlin


Evil (warning this post is linked to a post that is fairly explicit) Please no one under eighteen!

Most of us live our lives in relative ignorance and never come face to face with true evil, but it exists whether we face it or not. rmott is a woman who has faced it for a good portion of her life. It is not something that I usually publish, but it is something that I feel needs to have more light shed on it. Our denying it’s existence does not cause it to go away, we are just turning blind eyes to it. Our desire not to see, only makes it more possible for it to thrive. It could be our children or grandchildren who face this and if we lose touch and pretend it isn’t there, all we do is enable the evil ones who do this, to take advantage of more and more people.

When I was a child and suffering abuse, no one wanted to know! That attitude simply let my abuser to continue and made me feel that I was at fault. It is only through God that I was able to overcome. If we as followers of Christ close our eyes to this and other abuses, we are telling these people and God Himself that our love is limited. And if we do that we are not going to be welcome in God’s world. Jesus will hear us knocking and simply say, I never knew you. God bless you all, and please pray for all those who suffer through this, as well as the other horrors that exist in this world. When you see someone in need, remember that they are a child of God.

Please do take time to read rmott’s entire post and the rest of her story in her other posts.

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Trafficking and Me

I have thrown backward by the ignorance about internal trafficking, and in this post I thought I would my personal views and experiences, and hope that they connect with the general realities of internal trafficking.

It must be known that internal trafficking is one of the common method to get women and girls trapped in all aspects of the sex trade.

It be known the main focus of those who profit from internal trafficking is trapped young teenage girls or too often pre-teens girls.

It must be known that there is a vast market for young girls in all aspects of the sex trade.

It must be known that there many myths that a prostitution whatever her age has chosen her lifestyle and therefore she can never ever be abused, let alone raped, tortured and mentally abuse.

It is in that context that I write of my personal experiences of internal trafficking – which for most of my life had no language to explain it, or framework to show my pain and confusion to the world.

Internal trafficking is common is every country where the sex trade thrives – but it is made invisible, and most women and girls inside that hell have little or no language to describe their realities.


loopyloo305:

Excellent post! The assumption that we would refuse testing just because it would force us to accept abortion is so untrue and quite frankly shows no understanding of life at all. It shows their own ignorance that they always assume that problems and imperfections must be done away with. It is the attitude that would never really progress to a better life because when it comes down to it, they seem to thing the only way to grow is to destroy, when in fact nothing could be farther from the truth. God bless!

Originally posted on The Works of God:

Bob Horning is not just the father of Krista Horning and a member at Bethlehem Baptist Church, he also holds a Ph.D. in physics and works as a scientist for Honeywell in Minnesota.  I asked him to take a look at an article in Slate.com, which argued that new technologies are a problem for those of us who hold to the view of unborn life being precious.  Here is his response.

William Saletan writes the column “Human Nature” at Slate.com.  In an article last June called “Fetal Flaw,” Saletan tried to argue several points about prenatal testing, abortion, and the pro-life position, especially in relation to the “problem” of a “defective fetus.”  Briefly, he claimed that:

  1. The developing field of Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) will allow earlier, safer, easier and more thorough prenatal screening than current techniques;
  2. Because “earlier tests will almost certainly increase the abortion rate,” pro-lifers…

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Justified by Faith

     Romans chapter 5                          

Peace with God

Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

                                   Joy in Tribulation

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, know that tribulation produces perseverance;

 and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.  

For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

                     Salvation from God’s Wrath

Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be save from wrath through Him.

For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

         Contrast of Righteousness and Condemnation

Therefore, just as through on man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because  all sinned—-

(For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.

But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift  by the grace of one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.

And the gift is not like that which come through the one who sinned. For the judgement which came from one offense resulted  in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses rusulted in justification.

For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)

Therefore, as through one man’s offence judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through on Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.

For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,

so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life thorough Jesus  Christ our Lord.

How amazing it is to know that no matter how great our sins, if we accept Jesus into our lives and proclaim him our Savior, that our sins will be washed away and we will appear before God washed clean. By His giving of His blood we have a future, where otherwise we would have been condemned. Not by anything we do other than having faith and be willing to ask for forgiveness and accept God’s grace.

And yet how sad that there are so many who still refuse to see, and are not willing to give up that control. And how sad it is that there are so many that, like Satan himself, wish to control those around them. Whether they do so in ignorance or willful disobedience, it does not matter. The end results are the same, and the loss in forever.

I pray for those that are in leadership positions, whether from the very top to the parent of a child. Please understand that one day you will stand in judgement before God. What you do will be judged by Him, but if you do not accept Him into your life and ask Him for forgiveness, He will not see you. No matter how good you think that you are, no matter how worthy your goals, if they do not include Him, they will be forever forgotten and you will face eternity damned for your lack of action.

When Nebuchadnezzar was restored he said

“And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: 

For His dominion is an everlasting dominion,

And His kingdom is from generation to generation.

All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing;

He does according to His will in the army of heaven

And among the inhabitants of the earth.

No one can restrain His hand or say to Him “What have You done?”


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