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Murder of the Innocents

LET THESE NUMBERS SINK IN !

President Bill Clinton once said his goal was to have abortion become, among other things, “rare.” No matter how you read the statistics below, the one thing it has not become is rare.

As of today, it has been 16,972 days since the Supreme Court handed down its 7-2 verdict in Roe v. Wade. “Jane Roe” has repented of her decision, but the Supreme Court has not.

These sobering, chilling statistics I have calculated scream from the page, documenting the world’s modern holocaust.


Normalizing abortion and promoting it as acceptable public policy is nothing more than humanistic, cultural, ethnic, misogynistic, cynical, public health, political, judicially authorized, damnable, premeditated
MURDER OF THE INNOCENTS.

GOD HELP THESE MOTHERS AND HEAL OUR NATION!


 

1.25 abortions every second!
 
I realize there are some people out there for whom abortion is permissible, commonplace, and natural. A few even profess to believe, in some few cases I’ve read about, that abortion is supported and endorsed by Scripture. As a way of reminding ourselves that it is a crime against nature and an insult to the God of Creation, let us prayerfully go through a Bible study on the subject of birth, babies, and beyond.

God invented, ordained, and blessed the bearing of children as part of His plan for us humans.
  Genesis 1:28. God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth.”
 
1 Timothy 5:14. Therefore, I want younger women to marry, have children, manage their households, and give the adversary no opportunity to accuse us.
 
The giving of new life through human birth is understood as a joy-producing, direct blessing from God and a sign of His love and power.
  Deuteronomy 28:10–11. Then all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by Yehovah’s name, and they will stand in awe of you. Yehovah will make you prosper abundantly with children, the offspring of your livestock, and your land’s produce in the land Yehovah swore to your fathers to give you.
 
Psalm 113:9. He gives the childless woman a household, making her the joyful mother of children. Hallelujah!
 
Psalm 127:3–5. Sons are indeed a heritage from Yehovah, children, a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons born in one’s youth. Happy is the man who has filled his quiver with them. Such men will never be put to shame when they speak with their enemies at the city gate.
 
John 16:21. When a woman is in labor she has pain because her time has come. But when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the suffering because of the joy that a person has been born into the world.
 
Scripture tells of the “in-the-womb” life of these tiny human beings.
  Genesis 25:22–23. But the children inside her struggled with each other, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of Yehovah. And Yehovah said to her: Two nations are in your womb; two people will come from you and be separated. One people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger. 

Luke 1:41–44. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped inside her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Then she exclaimed with a loud cry: “You are the most blessed of women, and your child will be blessed! How could this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For you see, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped for joy inside me!”
 
God has always made it clear that He knew, formed, and selected His people while they were still in their mother’s womb.
  Job 31:15. Did not the One who made me in the womb also make them? Did not the same God form us both in the womb?
 
Psalm 22:10. I was given over to You at birth; You have been my God from my mother’s womb.
 
Psalm 139:13–16. For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well. My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was formed in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began.
 
Isaiah 44:2. This is the word of Yehovah your Maker who formed you from the womb; He will help you: Do not fear.
 
Isaiah 49:1. Coastlands, listen to me; distant peoples, pay attention. Yehovah called me before I was born. He named me while I was in my mother’s womb.
 
Jeremiah 1:5. I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born. I appointed you a prophet to the nations.
 
The parent-child relationship is holy (set apart) by God as special and as a teaching symbol of what our relationship with Him as our Father will be.
   
Exodus 20:12. Honor your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that Yehovah your God is giving you.
 
Proverbs 1:8–9. Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction, and don’t reject your mother’s teaching, for they will be a garland of grace on your head and a gold chain around your neck.
 
Proverbs 6:20. My son, keep your father’s command, and don’t reject your mother’s teaching.
 
Proverbs 13:24. The one who will not use the rod hates his son, but the one who loves him disciplines him diligently.
 
Proverbs 15:5. A fool despises his father’s discipline, but a person who accepts correction is sensible.
 
Proverbs 17:6. Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly, and the pride of sons is their fathers.
 
Proverbs 22:6. Teach a youth about the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
 
Proverbs 23:22–24. Listen to your father who gave you life, and don’t despise your mother when she is old. Buy—and do not sell—truth, wisdom, instruction, and understanding. The father of a righteous son will rejoice greatly, and one who fathers a wise son will delight in him.
 
Isaiah 49:15. [God asks:] “Can a woman forget her nursing child, or lack compassion for the child of her womb? Even if these forget, yet I will not forget you.
 
Romans 8:14. All those led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons.
 
Ephesians 6:1–4. Children, obey your parents as you would the Lord, because this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life in the land. Fathers, don’t stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
 
Colossians 3:20. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
 
1 John 3:1. Look at how great a love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children. And we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it didn’t know Him.
 
Jesus the Christ (Messiah) taught (1) that blessing children is a sacred act, (2) that harming children deserved death, and (3) that rescuing them is the natural and blessed act of a divine shepherd.
   
Matthew 18:12–14. What do you think? If a man has 100 sheep, and one of them goes astray, won’t he leave the 99 on the hillside and go and search for the stray? And if he finds it, I assure you: He rejoices over that sheep more than over the 99 that did not go astray. In the same way, it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
 
Matthew 18:5. And whoever welcomes one child like this in My name welcomes Me.
Mark 9:36–37. Then He took a child, had him stand among them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them, “Whoever welcomes one little child such as this in My name welcomes Me. And whoever welcomes Me does not welcome Me, but Him who sent Me.”
Luke 17:2. It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to stumble.
 
Matthew 19:13–15. Then children were brought to Him so He might put His hands on them and pray. But the disciples rebuked them. Then Jesus said, “Leave the children alone, and don’t try to keep them from coming to Me, because the kingdom of heaven is made up of people like this.” After putting His hands on them, He went on from there.
Mark 10:13–16. Some people were bringing little children to Him so He might touch them, but His disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw it, He was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me. Don’t stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you: Whoever does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” After taking them in His arms, He laid His hands on them and blessed them.
Luke 18:15–17. Some people were even bringing infants to Him so He might touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. Jesus, however, invited them: “Let the little children come to Me, and don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you: Whoever does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
 
The sacred cycle of conception, birth, and maturing is blessed by God as a method of both continuity and preservation through time of His word, His will, and His law.
   
Deuteronomy 6:6–7. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
 
Deuteronomy 11:19. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
 
God sanctified the process of human conception, gestation, and birth by having His own divine and eternal Son experience it as a human.
   
Isaiah 7:14. Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel.
 
Isaiah 9:6. For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
 
Luke 1:30–33. Then the angel told her: Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Now listen: You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will call His name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.
 
And, lest we forget, God has reserved some of His fiercest anger for the pagan nations, and even for the peoples of Israel and Judah, because they murdered (by burning alive; incineration) their new-borns on the altar of Molech/Baal.
   
Jeremiah 32:35. [God:] They have built the high places of Baal in the Valley of Hinnom to make their sons and daughters pass through the fire to Molech—something I had not commanded them. I had never entertained the thought that they do this detestable act causing Judah to sin!
 
2 Kings 16:3. [The King of Judah] walked in the way of the kings of Israel. He even made his son pass through the fire, imitating the detestable practices of the nations Yehovah had dispossessed before the Israelites.
 
2 Kings 17:16–18. They abandoned all the commands of Yehovah their God. They made cast images for themselves, two calves, and an Asherah pole. They worshiped the whole heavenly host and served Baal. They made their sons and daughters pass through the fire and practiced divination and interpreted omens. They devoted themselves to do what was evil in Yehovah’s sight and provoked Him. Therefore, Yehovah was very angry with Israel, and He removed them from His presence. Only the tribe of Judah remained.
 

 


Please…

  • Let us pray fervently that this sin will be wiped out of our society.
  • Let us pray with the greatest love and sympathy for women facing a situation which might end in the death of an unborn child. And when we encounter such a woman, let us—in love and humility—double our previous efforts to help her, and to give her the ability to see the larger picture and future consequences of her choices.
  • Let us pray with urgency for those men and women working tirelessly to offer safe and life-preserving alternatives for these women.
  • Let us pray for a strong resurgence of the Holy Spirit, to bring an end to the current epidemic of willful ethical blindness that seeks to remove God and His will from all the earth.
  • And let us pray that God will forgive each of us for what we failed to do in this life that has allowed us to come to this time.


 

Mother Teresa on Abortion

 

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Conspiring Against Yahweh and His Messiah

 

H E A D L I N E :
“The Rise of Xi Coincides with
Crackdown on Christian Worship in China”

Under President Xi Jinping, China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong,
Christian followers are seeing their freedoms shrink dramatically,
even as the country undergoes a religious revival.

(ASSOCIATED PRESS, IN MIAMI HERALD)

There is a documented hunger for (and a burgeoning of) the Christian faith inside China today. And that has become a most inconvenient truth for the country’s “President for Life” Xi Jinping. His actions against the Chinese Church are moving from harassment, to intimidation, and on to persecution, all in the name of collectivist, statist absolutism.

Chinese Christian funeral procession

(History tells us the Roman Emperors felt and acted the same way as Xi. Here we are, 2000 years later, and the worship of the God of the Bible has swept around the world. And where are the emperors? They remain with us merely as marble busts in museums. Is Xi doomed to repeat?)

Xi understands quite well that he will not be able to eliminate the worship of God, as he might wish. Christianity has, after all, been in China for over 1400 years now, and his “glorious” Revolution isn’t even 70 years old. From his position of power, therefore, his plan appears to be to force Christianity to incorporate and teach his own set of values — “Christianity with Chinese Characteristics,” it has been called.

Xi and the Burning Crosses

Xi Jinping and the Destruction of Crosses

These dubious values include forcing the Church to embrace and teach abject loyalty to the Communist Party and its leaders. As anyone who has even thumbed through a Bible must realize, this type of overt politicization of Christianity is absurd and heretical. “Rendering unto Caesar” [Matthew 22:21] is one thing, and our command to be “in subjection to the governing authorities” [Romans 13:1] is similar to it. But if Xi were successful in his goals, and the Chinese Church became merely a minor Ministry of Jesus with Chinese Characteristics, the resulting new religion would clearly not be Christianity anymore. Nevertheless, Xi’s elevation to “lifetime power” and his jingoistic chauvinism have deluded him into thinking that he and his comrades can successfully “conspire together against the LORD and His Anointed One” [Psalms 2:2]

ChinaAid is a highly respected international not-for-profit organization, committed to promoting religious freedom and the rule of law in China. Their leaders have called the existing and proposed regulations on religious affairs in China “the harshest and most strict policy on controlling religions and religious affairs since the time of Cultural Revolution.” Here are a few of the persecutions currently being inflicted upon Chinese Christians:

  • Teachers and soldiers are forbidden to become Christians.
  • It is illegal in China to give children a religious education, or in any other way to “indoctrinate minors with superstitious beliefs.”
  • Priests are forbidden to pray for the sick and dying in hospitals, and patients are not allowed to pray or read the Bible.
  • These are all against the law: “organizing citizens to attend religious trainings, conferences and activities abroad”; “preaching, organizing religious activities, and establishing religious institutions or religious sites at schools”; and “providing religious services through the internet.”
  • Christians are banned from traveling abroad for religious purposes, and they are forbidden from taking teaching positions outside the country.
  • Chinese authorities raid a worship service

    Chinese authorities raid a worship service

    There are strict bans against the wave of underground churches which are thriving throughout the country. Raids on these churches have brought hundreds of arrests and imprisonments. Witnesses described one female church official being pushed into the back of a patrol car, being slapped across her face, and being grabbed by the scruff of her neck.
  • Local governments have been given the authority to close down and demolish places of worship, on the flimsiest of charges, with the result of numerous churches being bulldozed and crosses torn down. (See photo at bottom of this article.)

According to ChinaAid, for Christians in China, there is “no legal room for the existence of the house churches and Bible reading as well as prayer meetings without explicitly being approved by the Chinese Communist Party-controlled patriotic associations and religious affairs bureaus.”

And as if all of the above restrictions on people and their activities weren’t enough, a recent order from the Central Government threatened that “if unregistered churches are not willing to be managed by the government or guided by China Christian Council, the government shall guide and transform their thoughts.” This new trend of taking a hard line on “extreme religious thoughts” and “external influences” conjures images of “thought police” and inquisitions.

Our Lady of China painting by Chu Kar Kui

Our Lady of China painting by Chu KarKui

And it’s being sold to the Chinese people and the world in the (seemingly) harmless name of “Christianity with Chinese Characteristics.” Notice the beautiful modern painting (in an ancient style) of the Madonna and Child, dressed in Qing Dynasty robes — “Chinese characteristics” indeed. After all, in our art galleries we see that Western Renaissance artists painted Biblical characters wearing 16th-century clothing. Really, we nod knowingly, how bad can that be?

But, no, that’s not what Xi has in mind.

We saw something similar to what Xi has in mind four decades ago. In 1978, leader Deng Xiaoping recognized the need to allow markets to inspire and produce strong economic growth, as had happened universally in Free Market, Free Enterprise, Limited Government, Capitalist economies throughout the world. Unwilling to give up the centralized power and control that China’s brand of Communism afforded, Deng labeled his Western-style reforms “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics.” The markets worked, the Chinese economy took off, but Socialist-style central planning kept its thumb firmly on the process.

The tyrant’s creed: If you cannot defeat it, change how you name it, and fight heresy as you define it.

God will, of course, dispense His grace and implement His plan anywhere He wills (Exodus 33:19; Romans 9:15). But you must understand that the current leadership in China fears Christianity, which teaches that God deserves His followers’ highest loyalty and most fervent worship — above and beyond any human or humanistic governmental system. The Central Government will fight (with force) any and every effort for God’s truth to be preached and believed in China. We are seeing the beginning of a very hard and systemic tribulation for our Chinese brothers and sisters in Christ.

Follow this in the press, discuss it with your pastors, and pray for the Christians’ protection from persecution in China.



Remember the prisoners, as though you were in prison with them, and the mistreated, as though you yourselves were suffering bodily. (Hebrews 13:3)


Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer. Look, the Devil is about to throw some of you into prison to test you, and you will have affliction for 10 days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. (Revelation 2:10)



 
As important in the overall scheme of things as Xi believes himself to be, 3000 years ago a writer of Psalms described people like him and foretold their fate perfectly. Here is Psalm 2, showing on the left side who is speaking in each section.

PSALM 2 (HCSB)

Psalmist: Why do the nations rebel and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers conspire together against Yahweh and His Anointed One [Christ, the Messiah]:
Kings & Rulers: “Let us tear off their chains and free ourselves from their restraints.”
Psalmist: The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord ridicules them. Then He speaks to them in His anger and terrifies them in His wrath:
God the Father: “I have consecrated My King on Zion, My holy mountain.”
Messiah: I will declare Yahweh’s decree: He said to Me,
God the Father: “You are My Son; today I have become Your Father. Ask of Me, and I will make the nations Your inheritance and the ends of the earth Your possession. You will break them with a rod of iron; You will shatter them like pottery.”
Psalmist: So now, kings, be wise; receive instruction, you judges of the earth. Serve Yahweh with reverential awe and rejoice with trembling. Pay homage to the Son or He will be angry and you will perish in your rebellion, for His anger may ignite at any moment. All those who take refuge in Him are happy.

Destruction of Chinese Christian Church


SOURCES:
ChinaAid.org
Mansfield, Katie, “Chinese government shuts down underground churches to ‘transform thoughts’ of Christians”, 28 August 2016
Mansfield, Katie, “China launches ‘religious winter’ in bid to destroy Christianity in fierce crackdown”, 30 September 2016
Mansfield, Katie, “Christians fightback as China wages war to destroy Christianity and wipe out religion”, 8 October 2016
Wang Yanan, “Christian heartland opens window into fight for China’s soul”, 7 August, 2018
 
PHOTO CREDITS:
(PROCESSION) PETER PARKS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
(CROSSES) DAILY AND SUNDAY EXPRESS/GETTY IMAGES
(POLICE RAID) CURRENT NEWS, DAILY CATHOLIC NEWS
(MADONNA AND CHILD) CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR, BEIJING
(CHURCH DESCRUCTION) CHINA-AID

 
 

ARTICLE © 2018, DR. GROVER B. PROCTOR, JR. — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

 

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