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BOOK REPORT: Not All Pastors are #Prolife

I read books by Evangelical Pastors intermittently throughout my regular Bible reading and keeping up with current events. I don’t always agree with their ‘personal’ theology but when it steps on the toes of God and unborn children, I put on the brakes.

I purchased a book called the Audacity of Prayer. It’s filled with real testimonies of Christians with real medical issues and emergencies and how prayer brought them the miracle they needed. I love the encouragement that testimonies give us. However, there are Christians who truly believe that what happened to them was from God….but that’s not always so.

I was about two thirds through the book when a Chapter dedicated to a childless couple seeking to have children said they received their miracle children…through artificial means. In this particular instance, it was artificial insemination. Considering these people are dedicated Evangelical Christians and believed this to be of God was mind-blowing to me…especially because a Pastor that wrote this book didn’t seem to think this was not only wrong, but playing God and being God.

It’s one thing to “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling“, but it’s quite another to act as God and/or nod in approval as Pastor.

NO WHERE in the Bible does it say that it’s okay to allow a third party to assist in child making. In other words, IVF and artificial insemination.

However, the Bible does touch on adoption: “And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. So she called his name Moses, saying, ‘Because I drew him out of the water’,” [Exodus 2:10].

There is biblical precedent for adoption. Adoption would have been the Godly thing to do. There are so many children these people could have blessed with a loving forever home rather than build themselves up using artificial means. That is not biblical or prolife.

God is not pleased with ANYONE acting on His behalf, particularly with those created in His Image. God is not pleased with ANYONE murdering his creation with abortion or creating their own ‘creation’. HE is GOD, we are not.

The Pastor that wrote this book needs to realize that he put his stamp of approval on artificial creation. I sincerely hope he sees his wrong. To summarize: This Pastor is NOT prolife.

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SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: The Christian Prolife Position from the Pastor’s Wife

There are no coincidences, God has His reasons for people meeting – even on the sidewalk.

A young woman stopped by today at the abortion facility, on the facility side of the sidewalk in their parking lot. She wanted to debate the signs that are used with Viv, our anchor sidewalk counselor. Apparently this woman believed the ‘signs made people feel bad’. And to Viv’s credit, these were ‘unborn development’ signs, not the graphic aborted signs that are usually used. vdaysign

Her position was that Jesus would never do this to women….the signs and people trying to counsel abortion-minded women, coming to the sidewalk that is. It is an incredible thing that people still believe Jesus to be some kind of weakling who would not defend the lives of unborn babies or anything uncomfortable. But the incredible part is that this young woman complaining we are not being Christ-like is a Pastor’s wife. Yes, a PASTOR’S WIFE.

“And I am a Christian,” she said, “and a Pastor’s wife.” She did not help her position but it did tell the tale of why Christians and Churches don’t show up to defend God’s creation.

The gloves came off when she told me she ‘could eat my lunch’ with scripture to defend her herself and Jesus…and that’s all I needed. I promptly let her know that ‘Reverend’ is in front of my name, ordained and licensed. I also let her know that she, her pastor husband and their church are not here standing in the gap to defend and protect the image of God: unborn children. I told her she needs to go back to the first chapter of Romans to remind herself how God feels about people that “also approve of those who practice them” [Rom 1:18-32].

They are in grave error; choosing to ignore the plank in their own eye is why they can’t see the truth:

“v3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? v4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? v5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:3-5

I gave her plenty to think about. God brought this Pastor’s wife to us so that He can break her comfort zone and break her heart over the daily murder of His creation. This article is not meant to bring condemnation to her [I am NOT God] but to bring awareness of what God really wants from her and the rest of us: OBEDIENCE.

Over 4000 unborn babies die every day because the church lays silent. The church always rests on what is comfortable rather than do what God called them to do. God NEVER calls anyone to do what is comfortable…EVER. 

What wouldn’t Jesus do?  NOT show up. If Jesus turned over the money-changers tables in the temple, do you really believe Jesus would allow His creation to be disarticulated within the womb? “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword“, Matthew 10:34.

Then, what WOULD Jesus do? SHOW UP at the sidewalk and tell abortion-minded women they are killing His creation. Then Jesus would go to your ‘church’ and let them know they are NOT practicing or living His two commandments:

“v30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. v31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31

If the Church stays silent, abortion will never end. We try to contact and connect with churches all the time to help stand it the gap as Christ would but none call back, none show up.

I think that beam is so big in the Church’s eye that it can’t see past it to see their own error of not ministering to the ‘least of these’:

“v44 Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ v45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’” Matthew 25:44-45

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Vow of Hannah: God DOES answer prayer.

We pray for our children, born and unborn, even if it’s in secret. Being on the sidewalk I see many moms that are poor, weak, disenfranchised, deceived, distracted and desperate. Secretly they want their baby, they beg their coercers and God to release them from being abortion-minded.

v16 “Do not consider your maidservant a wicked woman, for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief I have spoken until now.” [1Sam 1:16]

Yes God DOES answer prayer, but are you LISTENING? When someone prays – makes their petition to God – He answers you. When any woman anywhere in the world prays for their baby, NEVER will God ever tell you to abort or it’s okay to abort. EVER.

So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from the Lord.” [1Sam 1:20]

1. Before the moms come to the abortion facility, they already have names set aside for their baby. 

I get hate email all the time telling me that ALL women want abortion and have no regrets. That is a LIE and total DECEPTION. At least 80% of women that come to the facility DO NOT want an abortion and most feel coerced or forced to abort.

2. The moms secretly wish that someone would show up on the white horse to save them from killing their baby.

It’s sad enough that these women come alone, one such mom had a license tag that said MY XS MONE on her Mercedes. When women have absolutely NO respect for themselves or anticipation of a better life, they SETTLE for abortion and men that will lead them there.

No, the dads aren’t off the hook: We also see many of these dads come with the moms to make sure they abort. So rather than child support or marriage, they SETTLE for abortion.

3. Women settle, men ignore, but God makes beauty out of ashes.

The vow and prayer of Hannah shows the POWER of praying, not a weakness to have children. How can creating human life be a weakness? Feminazis scream FOUL to being life-givers and wonder why there is no one in the darkest part of the night that will share the vastness of her mind and love. Her decision to be free of being a real woman keeps real men away. Dear Feminazi: You have created the world you say you hate.

Hannah made a VOW to God and PRAYED. Her prayer was answered and in thanksgiving she dedicated her child to the LORD for His good work and purpose.

v26 And she said, “O my lord! As your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood by you here, praying to the Lord. v27 FOR THIS CHILD I PRAYED, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. v28 Therefore I also have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the Lord.” So they worshiped the Lord there. [1Sam 1:26-28]

Beloved, never once have we walked alone. God is with us…in our home, on the sidewalk and in our hearts.

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….and the reformed said, THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.

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Today is ‘Reformation Day’, NOT HALLOWEEN; the day when Martin Luther saw through scripture that the ‘just shall live by Faith’, NOT an evolution of faith via religion, otherwise God lied to Abraham: “And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness”, Genesis 15:6.

“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” Romans 1:17

[Which interpreted correctly from the original text should read 'The just shall live by HIS faith']

There is always a counterfeit for everything holy.

The 95 Theses, his revelation of the truth of the doctrine of God, were written by Martin Luther in October 31, 1517. Ignoring the fact that Luther unlocked what was purposely omitted shows where the true heretic lies:

JESUS SAID: “Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division.” Luke 12:51

AND: “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.” Matthew 10:34

‘They just shall live by faith’ is the basis for Evangelical Christianity [the Doctrine of the Bible] because it points to what Christ did at the Cross instead of trusting in organized religion and its man-appointed leaders. I know this does not bode well with organized religion but the Word of God supersedes anything that man says or does.

Martin Luther was given revelation by God to undo what ‘man’ had done for centuries to His Word, His opinion, His ultimate goal. The Reformation was now the line in the sand to mark those that cause the actual division – those that teach religion to salvation.

This is why there is such a thing as ‘Nondenominational Christian’. While organized religion thinks we run with scissors, I assure you that if one reads and understands the Canon of Scripture in the intent it was written [from the original texts of Hebrew & Greek] and understands that it is THE inspired Word of God without the opinion of man, you would see that Nondenoms are actually ON the Roman Road by way of His leading. The Bible taught order, not liturgy.

While Martin Luther was not a perfect man nor lived a perfect life, he did do this one thing: caused division from the ‘Church’ and showed that Christians needed to put their Faith in Jesus Christ alone and not organized religion or man. We needed a Saviour, not a figurehead, general superintendent, presiding bishop, general overseer, general conference, self-appointed prophet & apostles or even the Pope: The just shall live by Faith. [Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:7, Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38]

We forget that organized religion killed Jesus on that day, and most certainly do not read the entire Bible to see what Christ himself said and did. If organized religion says they will decipher scripture for you, run FAST. Asking an opinion is one thing, but someone dictating from opinion of an organization rather than straight from the Word of God is frightening. However, I do like sharing ideas about Scripture; it makes for great conversation BUT getting away from the Finished Work of Christ can change your Eternal destination. Always back up what you say with Scripture because if you don’t, then the point is moot.

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” [John 5:24]

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Whole Woman Health, Body & Soul

Beloved - a word in the Bible that speaks to those He loves, His creation, the ones He died for. The endearment is meant to show a whole love for a person; health, body and soul. We are a fragile creation with a rock solid soul governed by a free will. If we are as strong as our weakest link then we cannot abide by doctrine error or opinions. Our eternity rests upon ‘free will’:

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” 3John 1:2

To reap this bounty of godly prosperity, we first have to be born. Our first birth is born of our mother who accepted her role as ‘mother’ when she first heard the words “You’re pregnant!”. Every mother is suited to be mothers because their bodies have been created to give birth, not death. We are all born to procreate and fill the earth.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.” 1John 4:7

God was grieved with Eve’s free-will choice to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Eve’s punishment was to “greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth children“. I don’t believe this to be a punishment but to be a reminder that God could have ended His Creation right there but chose not to. Instead He loved Eve as the ‘mother of all living‘.

God loves women, they are life-bearers. Women are so important to Him that He chose a woman to give birth to His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ. God chose this woman who had no kingdom, no money – just a willing chosen vessel. Mary trusted God:

“Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.” Luke 1:30-31

Women are life-bearers, we are so important to God to birth, love and teach the children He gives us, planned by us or not. There are no mistakes with God.

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1John 4:1

Abortion is a choice, a SPIRIT, that false teachers and false prophets seek to take what God has given you, your precious baby. Your precious child has always been know by God before the foundation of the world.

Beloved, test the spirit. Your health, body and soul are at stake: “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.John 10:10

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A Good Shepherd or an Entertainer?

Pastors tell me they are prolife. They say that they preach it…..but where are they?

“Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God to the shepherds: “Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ezekiel 34:2

PASTORS: Are you shepherding your flock or leading them down a road of hyper-grace? Pastor, if your church is not active in prolife ministry, you are in grievous error. Ignoring the abortion epidemic will not make it go away. Where, then, are you leading your flock? Certainly not to the sidewalk or prolife related activities.

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.” John 10:1

Pastor, are you aware that where you go your flock will follow? Then it’s YOU that does not want to promote a culture of LIFE on the sidewalk or in your church. Don’t tell me that saying ‘abortion is wrong’ now and then in a sermon and that gets you off the hook. Babies and women are dying in abortion facilities and some of those moms probably came from your church.

“And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” John 10:4

The public sidewalk in front of the abortion facility is exactly that, PUBLIC, that anyone can come and pray peacefully: 

‘We are called to do an uncommon thing on a common sidewalk for a people that despise us.’ theREV

“You’re doing it wrong,” Pastors say. Nothing is further from the truth. One of the biggest excuses Evangelical Pastors give for not being on the sidewalk or creating prolife ministry groups is that other denominations would have the nerve to show up, too. It’s a common justification within Evangelical churches to stay away from anything that might ‘soil’ their vestments.

What would Jesus do? He’d show up with His sheep girded with truth and righteousness.

“For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.” Acts 20:27-28

At KeepLifeLegal, we are a nondenominational Evangelical Christian ministry dedicated to the preservation of LIFE from fertilization to natural death. Within that, we are also dedicated to the traditional natural family and marriage as it is defined in the Bible. We preach the Finished Work of Christ [John 3:3 & 3:16, Romans 10:9] 

Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.” 1Peter 5:2-4

Pray to end abortion, evangelize to save the lost, teach with the Word of GOD.

Also see:

Now We’re Prolife
Abortion Position in the Denominational Church, part 1
Abortion Position in the Denominational Church, part 2
The Revelation of LIFE
The Message of LIFE: What Every Pastor Should Know

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The Message of LIFE: What Every Pastor Should Know

As a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I believe that abortion is a non-negotiable issue. As a Christian and follower of Jesus Christ, you are commanded to respect LIFE. Any denomination or church that waffles on the Message of LIFE have lost their way and needs to go back to the altar.

I have thought a lot about how to address the Message of Life in the pulpit. Being a Prolife Advocate is difficult especially with other prolifers. Some think I’m too bold, some think I’m not bold enough. It’s kind of like how Christians think and talk about each other; some are weak, some are stronger and both point critical fingers at each other. If you have not been persecuted or criticized as a Christian or Prolifer…something is dreadfully wrong.

The boldness of a Prolife Christian comes from a joy that the world does not understand – but the world looks at us and wants what we have. Jesus is our Joy, our Love, our Peace, and our Deliverer:  John 14:27, ‘Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.’

I say do what God says, not what someone else thinks I should do. When I come to a crossroad, I go to the Word of God:

  • What God says about Life  Deuteronomy 30:19 ‘I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.’
  • The Call  Ezekiel 3:17,“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me.’
  • Boldness in speech and spirit  Acts 4:31, ‘And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.’

To be frank, the Church is doing nearly nothing for the lives of our unborn. The ‘abortion’ subject is so uncomfortable that most Pastors and preachers won’t come near it. I don’t understand why it’s so hard to speak up for Life. God has given us Life:

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

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“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” Psalms 139:13-16

Is a picture worth a thousand words? YES.

Some prolife advocates think that hitting you between the eyes with graphic photos of aborted children is the best way to get their point across. I don’t think those photos have a place in the church building (the church body, YES); instead the biblical model of Life needs to be preached and taught thoroughly and correctly by the pastorate. This is what will lessen the need for abortion.

But if you want to see what an aborted baby looks like at every gestation, or even the actual abortion procedure, just do a ‘Google’ search. I assure you, you will find things that won’t let you sleep at night.

The Church has a hard time talking about the abortion issue, but in my experience it’s about the Message of Life, not of death. Yes, a child dies during an abortion but it’s us, the ‘living’, that make decisions to vote for one person or another that is either prolife or prochoice. It’s those decisions and the Church that keep Roe v. Wade alive and well.

And it’s also the responsibility of the members of every Church to demand that their Pastors preach the Message of Life. I know many of you have read the book ‘The Purpose Driven Life’…was the subject of abortion touched upon? Mr. Warren is under the impression that self-purposing ourselves into being saved is much more important than reaching out to unborn children that can’t speak for themselves. Mr. Warren partners with Bill and Melinda Gates who are outloud supporters of Planned Parenthood. In fact, Bill Gates father – Bill Sr. – was the head of and a board member of Planned Parenthood. Always be very aware of Pastors and preachers you read after and support. I believe Mr. Warren needs to consider a RePurposed Driven Life – to one that will actually edify the Church body.

A Call to Arms ARMED with the Word of God.

However, the Church, as a whole, has been woefully inadequate in getting the Message of Life out. The Church has stood by silently while millions of children have died these past 40 years. The Church typically stands on the excuse that the abortion issue is political. Is it political that innocent children die every day to the tune of at least 4000 per day in the United States? The answer is that abortion is a political card for Liberals; Conservatives believe that Life begins at conception and should be preserved as a right to Life and birth.

I am here to tell you that you can make a difference in the lives of the unborn. Each and every one of you probably know a woman that has had an abortion; in fact statistics say that 43% of all women under the age of 45 have had an abortion…and half of them have had more than one….that’s actually about 1/3 of all women in the United States. Think of how many post-abortive women are sitting in pews in every Church in America. Are they being ministered to or ignored?

When you get to the point of questioning why you should be ‘prolife’ or not, go back to the Life of Christ and that will answer your question.

  • Christ was born to die  Isaiah 53:5, But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.’
  • Christ was born to be our Savior  Luke 2:11, ‘For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.’
  • Christ IS the way to salvation and Life  John 14:6, ‘Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’
  • Christ taught us to live by using his Life as an example  1John 2:6, ‘He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.’

Evangelizing the lost is arduous at best; evangelizing the pre-abortive parent at the abortion center is even harder. By the time most pre-abortive moms and dads get to the abortion center, they have already rationalized God out of the decision: “But God demonstrates His own love toward us [by giving us His only Son, Jesus], in that while we were still sinners [no one is sinless but Christ], Christ died for us [even for those that bitterly hated Him],” (Romans 5:8) AND ‘All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God’ (Romans 3:23).

One of the points I try to make is that only Jesus Christ was meant to die for us for our salvation. No unborn child was ever created to die for MY sins or YOUR sins. In other words, our unborn children are not created to be martyred for OUR greater good. Women in this country use their unborn children as pawns in relationship battles and other opportunities. An unborn child that would die for me does not enhance my life, instead it made my life empty of the beautiful gift that God had grace enough to give me.

Numbers don’t lie.

18% of all abortions are performed on women who identify themselves as “Born-again/Evangelical” (abortionno.org).  The breakdown is this:

  • Protestants account for 37.4% of abortions
  • Catholics account for 31.3% of abortions
  • Jewish women account for 1.3% of abortions
  • No religious affiliation obtain 23.7% of all abortions

Are you really Prolife?

There is this line in the dirt that prolifers stay on either side of – I stay on the side of making a difference in the statehouse and in churches; others are on the front lines making a difference with moms-to-be on the sidewalk in front of the abortion center. Much is the same with church members. This is more than one way to be a prolife advocate. You don’t have to be a sign carrying protester or sidewalk counselor; I believe God purposes certain people to do those things. People drive past abortion centers where Prolifers are and throw trash at them and yell obscenities – but now and then you get a kind word and a beautiful testimony. I promise you, it’s well worth it.

Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

40 Days for LIFE

Ministry, Movement or Tactical?

Being part of a Ministry, a decision has been made that you believe in their tenets and vision. That being said, lots of Evangelical Christians are being railroaded into sub-sects of borderline Christianity and may not know it. I was privileged to be a part of a ministry that taught the Bible, not opinion. And with that, because the TRUTH of the Bible was taught, my discernment of fad religions and false religions are spot on.

40 Days for LIFE

Most prolifers identify with particular religions or ideologies. For instance, I am an Evangelical Christian: Salvation by Faith, not works. However, those of us who are Evangelical Prolifers are seeing a growing and disturbing trend – the return of Calvinism.

The reason why I am explaining this is because I have been chastised, criticized and even shunned because I participate in 40 Days for Life since Catholics also participate heavily. And kudos to them for showing up because I’m not seeing much of the other.

Getting to my point: The main agitators of this aren’t just other Evangelicals at all…they are followers of John Calvin, or Calvinists, that base their belief in a works based religion not GRACE. And this ‘infiltration’ into Prolife has kind of sneaked in using the words and works of John Piper [Desiring God], John MacArthur [Grace to You], Paul Washer [HeartCry], Ray Comfort, Kirk Cameron, Mark Driscoll, Charles Spurgeon and others. Interestingly, even though they believe in predesination [as to salvation] they are ardent prolifers. Figure that one out.

I believe that this new wave of Calvinism has created a hatred for other people that have the guts TO show up on the sidewalk that do not agree with their doctrine. I do not agree with their tactic or ‘show’. Saving the unborn is for everyone to pray and intercede for, not just the ELECT.

I will forever be bound with 40 Days for LIFE because they were there for me…and they had no idea if I was Evangelical or whatever. God Bless them.

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I LOVE PROCHOICE BLOGS. No, really.

The Prochoice rhetoric and fanatical screeching at a pitch not heard by human ears is beyond EXHILARATING! It makes me WANT to go to the sidewalk OFTEN. But to their utter amazement, what they say and do does not make me mad; it does not deter me. Never. It gives me the amped up racing fuel that careens through my veins. LOVE IT!

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Now, while the disdain of the Prochoicer does give me a power surge to EXPOSE THE ABORTION AGENDA, it’s the power of the Holy Spirit that fills me to overflowing to do what God has purposed me to do: Take this GOSPEL MISSION to the sidewalks of abortion facilities.

Of course, Prochoicers have not one idea of what that means because they do not know Jesus Christ as Savior…they have no burden for the lost and forgotten, only themselves. The 3:3 Project is THE gospel mission brought to the sidewalk expressing the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ to the lost and backslidden, to pre-abortive women & men and their coercers.

Prochoicers forsake the unborn for choice. Prolifers forsake their own lives for those that have no choice. Prolifers are not a trend, we are sidewalk counselors, soldiers and pastors you hate to see but wished you talked to.

…and BTW, we do care about you and love you enough to tell you that you are wrong and if you don’t repent and ask God to forgive you, I probably won’t see you in Heaven. And THAT breaks my heart.

Jesus answered and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3

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SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: The Porsche Guy

I am writing this in a manner not to offend my Catholic friends but I feel that the remarks that Francis has made about abortion, contraception and gay marriage are damning and damaging to the church and the morality of the nation. I do not believe in Catholic doctrine, everyone knows that. I’ve kept my peace…but this time Francis has opened up a can of ‘abortion’ worms. I saw the interview this morning with Dolan and thought….I wonder how long it will take to see this on the sidewalk? Hours….only HOURS. TRUTH

Has Francis backed away from abortion, contraception and gay marriage? Truth and perception are two totally different things. The media believes that Francis has loosened up while conservative Catholics say “it’s not what it looks like”. I think it is. Here’s why:

PERCEPTION: On the sidewalk today, a 60ish year old man in a Porsche Carrera convertible stopped on a very busy street around lunch time to tell us that “The Pope said abortion is okay!” and something to the effect that we don’t have to ‘do this’ anymore. Porsche Guy assumed we were Catholic drones that would do anything the Pope said and now we’re off the hook. Let me be clear: Even IF I were Catholic, I would not succumb to incorrect doctrine or a bad pope….but some would. Unfortunately, we’ve heard it with our own ears.

Anyway, I responded with ‘it wasn’t true what the Pope said’. Porsche Guy said, AND I QUOTE: “Tough shit, the Pope said so!” and races off. Coward. He should have parked that Porsche JUNK and chat awhile. I wonder why no one does when they have the fortitude to tell us off…anyway…

“It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time. The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent. The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently…..We have to find a new balance,” the pope continued, “otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.” Read the rest here.

Disjointeddogmaticnot equivalentnew balance. This stinks of the same noncommittal attitude of the Gospel as Joel Osteen. I will say the one thing Francis is correct about is that the church WILL fall like a house of cards with this kind of attitude on sin.

Francis also said: “We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible,” he said. “The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.” I disagree…if you do not address sin, you run with papal scissors. Basic human morality and salvation is at stake ALL THE TIME.

TRUTHFrancis just threw a wrench into solid doctrine because of his Jesuit roots. Don’t look so surprised, this was coming and it isn’t over yet; the implication is clear that Francis is zeroing in on the circumstance NOT the sin. That is not biblical but it is popular:

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” Romans 1:28-32

It’s bad enough that Evangelicals and Protestants waver and hide with abortion and gay marriage, and now this? Francis opened the door to the ‘drive by’ we received today. I sure hope Francis doesn’t start traveling with ‘Nuns on the Bus‘; they are the epitome of social justice while forsaking the unborn, among other things. My family are liberal Catholics that have all kinds of opinions with no action,just like the Porsche Guy. I used to be one of them.

Cowards…all hat, no cowboy.

BUT the truth will prevail, Jesus is coming again regardless of me, Francis or Porsche Guy. The truth is valuable and it’s FREE:

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6

[COMMENTS: If you are led to make a comment on Catholic doctrine, please back it up with Scripture.]