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SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: The Last Minute Christmas Errand

THAT LAST MINUTE ERRAND….the one thing left to do, the one thing to find time for: THE CHRISTMAS ABORTION.

Sound too incredible to be true? Think again. People climb all over each other to get to that one gift AND still make time to kill an unwanted, unplanned, innocent baby. At Christmastime.

And in case you wondered, we see this every Christmas on the sidewalk; women all over the country are hurrying to get their ‘Christmas’ abortion, that last minute detail taken care of before the holiday. And just now I saw an update from another state that says a “local Sheriff has brought a young lady here threatening bodily harm and arrest”…for a Christmas abortion.

It’s busier than normal, it’s a surreal thing to see this march of death into these facilities near the day we observe as the birthday of a Holy Savior, our Redeemer….the Son of God. There is no excuse for abortion and there is even less of none at Christmas. This is a dark time in America, on and off the sidewalk. Women think nothing of executing their own unborn child but protest the untimely death of born children that are not so innocent.

This is the culture of death, a time of ambivalence, a place of apathy. Americans murder 3500+ every day…go protest THAT.

TO THE ABORTION-MINDED WOMAN AT CHRISTMAS: Look at your little lit up tree, look at the wrapped gifts, look at the pile of cookies and treats, look at the little plastic nativity scene…there you will not see abortion; there is NO death, only the reality of a born Savior who is trying to get your attention.

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A Prayer of Praise for the Mourning Christian

revkatherinemarple:

Even in the deepest pit we are in, the one whose sin has provided, Jesus will be there! Your HOPE is in the LORD!

Originally posted on My Life as a Christian:

Though You say You delight in me,
I find no comfort.
Though You say You love me,
I cannot feel.

And through my sorrow I see dimly
Because the enemy seeks me;
I loathe my encompassing skin
And know the serpent is watching.

What of the night, where is the Watchman?
My soul quakes in joy and apprehension.
Where is my salvation
In the darkest of hours?

While I mourn and lament
Your promises come!
As You have pledged,
I will have peace.

Even through a renewed affliction
I hear Your voice.
Even in the darkest of the day
I have your assurances!

O Lord, I am not alone and I am not forsaken;
For I am yours forever and you are mine.

I will Praise You forever!
I am Yours!
My prayers have been answered
In the midst of my mourning.

©revkatherinemarple

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Are Those Being Aborted Our Neighbors? | BreakPoint

Are Those Being Aborted Our Neighbors? If so, are we loving them as Ourselves?
By: Rolley Haggard | BreakPoint
The apocryphal story is told of a man who, hearing Christ’s reply to the Pharisees regarding the Greatest Commandment, and having purer motives than they, subsequently went to Jesus for further clarification.
“Master,” he said, “I really do want to please God. I want to love Him with all my heart, soul, mind, and might. How, practically speaking, do I do that?”
As the story goes, the Lord looked at him and, perceiving that he really was in earnest, said, “The First and Greatest Commandment is fulfilled by obeying the Second Commandment, which is like the First. You demonstrate that you indeed love God when you go and love your neighbor as yourself. The one who says he loves God whom he has not seen, but does not love his neighbor whom he has seen, deceives himself. In truth he loves neither. But the one who, for God’s sake, loves his neighbor as himself, loves both his neighbor and God. For God loves your neighbor—indeed, He loves even your enemy—and if you also love your neighbor, then you honor God by loving what He loves. But if you do not love your neighbor like God loves him, then neither do you love God. That is why I said the Second Commandment is like the First, and why I said on these two Commandments hang all the Law and prophets.
A purely apocryphal story, to be sure. But as related scriptural truths are incorporated into the account, it provides illuminating commentary on one of the most important ideas in allthe Bible: that God really wants us to take this “love your neighbor as yourself” thing seriously.
Which brings us back to the question: Are the preborn American babies who are being aborted at the rate of 3,500 per day our “neighbors”?
The Wrong Question
Frankly, it’s the wrong question to ask. Why? Because it’s just an evasive rehash of the age-old question “Who is my neighbor?” And I hesitate to answer that, not because the answer isn’t clear and unequivocal, but precisely because it is. We already know the answer. Every human being is our neighbor. We shouldn’t have to ask the question. To ask a question the answer to which we already know suggests a desire to sidestep the implications.

Such contrivances aren’t new. It is exactly what happened the first time the question came up. We all know the story: In the run-up to the parable of the Good Samaritan, an expert in Jewish law asked Christ how one inherits eternal life. But he wasn’t sincere. Luke says he was testing Jesus. The Lord put the question back to him to reveal his duplicity: “What does the Law say?” He asked. The lawyer correctly answered, “That we should love God with all our heart, and our neighbor as ourselves.” One can almost hear Christ’s thoughts: So you already know the answers to these questions, don’t you? The lawyer, aware his hypocrisy had been detected, sought to cover it up. Wanting to justify himself, he asked, “And who is my neighbor?”

Isn’t that just what we are doing? By not acknowledging that those being aborted are, indeed, our neighbors for whom we have direct responsibility, aren’t we in effect asking, “Who is my neighbor?” just like the lawyer? According to Christ, “Who is my neighbor?” is the wrong question to ask because we already know the answer. It is merely a dodge to avoid responsibility. By it we subtly seek to justify apathy and inaction towards those who desperately need our help.

The Right Question

So what is the right question to ask regarding those being aborted? In a sermon on The Good Samaritan titled “Love Your Unborn Neighbor,” John Piper points to it:

“The question about what kind of man is dying is not even in the story any more. The whole focus is now on the kind of people who are walking by. The first two felt no compassion. The Samaritan was a different kind of person. So when you get to the end, what’s the question Jesus asks? Was it, ‘So was the wounded man a neighbor?’ No. That is not the question. Jesus asked the lawyer, ‘Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?’ The lawyer said, ‘The one who showed him mercy.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘You go, and do likewise.’ No answer to his question: Who is my neighbor? Instead: Go become a new kind of person. Go get a compassionate heart.”

The right question, the one we ought to be asking, is not “Are those being aborted our neighbors,” but “Am I compassionate towards them in the same practical way the Good Samaritan was? Am I doing anything to save them from death?”

The point of Christ’s parable was to get us to face the truth about our own lack of compassion. We already know the unborn are our neighbors. The question is, how are we, the church of Jesus Christ, loving them? What are we doing on their behalf that would make Christ say, “Yes, that is loving your neighbor and that is proof you really do love God”?

The sad truth is, we aren’t doing a blessed thing. In saying this I don’t mean to minimize the incalculable importance of those who are seeking by myriad peaceable means to draw attention to the plight of the preborn. But they are, percentage-wise, a mere handful.

The apostle Paul said, “No one ever hated their own body.” If each of us loved these little neighbors as we ought—“as ourselves”—we would envision having our own bodies torn limb from limb and would be unable to remain silent and apathetic any longer.

Connecting the Dots

We know the right thing to do. We just haven’t been willing to do it. Scripture is unequivocal: “Deliver those who are being taken away to death, and those who are staggering to slaughter, oh hold them back.”

Abortion continues because we willfully ignore our tiny neighbors. Until we go beyond saying we believe in the sanctity of life and start demonstrating it by becoming relentless vocal advocates, the slaughter will go on and history will record the church believed it was sufficient to merely say, but not show, it cared for people.

Assuredly, we will pay a price if, in this culture of death, we open our mouths to make abortion unlawful and unthinkable. But we—and our neighbors—will pay a bigger price if we don’t.

What matters most often turns on a single act of the will. We have been called to lose our lives for Jesus’ sake. That means choosing to lose our lives for our neighbor’s sake. These forsaken babies are our neighbors. For Jesus’ sake, let’s connect the dots.

“To know how to die is to know how to live.” ~ Unknown

“Last Will”

Words—shocking as the cold Antarctic sea
Where ghostly green the lucent glaciers wend
With boat-upturning waves—swept over me:
“Who loves his life will lose it in the end.”
Like beasts we fought, two mortal men, for breath,
Obeying naught but instinct’s urgency;
Each one the other’s stepping stone from death
To thrust away unsought eternity.
“Dear God!” I cried, “O give me now the faith
To put the selfish, murderous thought away,
And grant to me the grace of one last breath
That I, to save my neighbor’s life, might pray
With groans more eloquent than angel tongues;
Then, let your living water fill my lungs!”

Rolley Haggard is a feature writer for BreakPoint.

SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: Empty Sidewalk, Full Lot, FULL PEWS.

While thinking about what another sidewalk counselor said about the empty sidewalk, I came across this:

“Teach me to to suffer, Lord, rather than let me sin to escape suffering.” ~ Rolley Haggard

Spoke volumes. Way too many Christians want to escape suffering, to hide from it. Christ suffered, but a lot of Christians have no intention of suffering for the cause of Christ.

Indeed, there is a remnant within the remnant:

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13-14

This Christian life is not ours because we are not our own [Rom 14:7-9, 1Cor 6:19] – we were created for a purpose that was chosen for us before we were ever within our mother’s womb [Jer 1:5].

My dear Christian, you have NO excuse. NONE.

While at my ordination, I mentioned that our ministry is a Prolife Missionary Ministry. I got the ‘huh’ look and said that I witness on the sidewalk of abortion facilities and speak for the unborn at the statehouse, town square and churches. Instead of someone saying “What can I do” or “How can I help” or “Can you tell my church about this”, I received the pre-recorded “Thank you for what you do”. Dismal, just dismal. All of these Pastors and their wives practically ignored me because this ministry isn’t in a climate controlled church, thus has no value: “Teach me to to suffer, Lord, rather than let me sin to escape suffering.”

“…Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge –  by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith.” 1Timothy 6:20-21

My dear Pastor, YOU are not your own, mimicking patterned services with little to do with outreach ministries is NOT what church is. Further, if you think church is a building, then you don’t know your Bible OR Jesus.

And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.” Col 1:18

Empty sidewalk, FULL pews, FULL lot. Every car in the lot of the abortion facility represents a life lost THAT DAY.

Nearly every car in this lot represents a life lost to abortion....that day.
Nearly every car in this lot represents a life lost to abortion….that day.

‘Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.’ [Matthew 19:13-15]

Mary Believed.

revkatherinemarple:

Mary believed God, she had faith that He would take care of her in her time of need. If you are considering abortion…YOU ARE NOT ALONE! God is with YOU! Believe God!

Originally posted on My Life as a Christian:

Unimaginable. To think that a young girl, barely marriageable, was chosen to be the vessel God would use for the birth our Savior, Jesus Christ. And even more unimaginable is her Faith in whom she heard this Good News!

Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45

The New Testament reflects what the Prophet Isaiah said regarding the birth of The Redeemer:

So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet [Is 7:14], saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:22-23

Why was Mary so special to God for Him to choose her? It has to be assumed that Mary’s heart to some…

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Let the Aborted SPEAK.

What if the one person that could save your life was aborted? Are you really prepared to take the life of a child that could save the world?

I know what you’re thinking…”But I come from nothing, I am nothing, my family is nothing – how can this baby be the one who cures cancer?” I thought the same, too.  But we have a bigger God than that! He will use who He will use, He will send who He will send….without your help. But killing a child before they have a chance to try?

Watch the video below, it starts at the end and goes to the beginning. And it will haunt you.

Please….CHOOSE LIFE.

Has Midwifery Gone Back to the Dark Ages of Witchcraft?

The answer is yes IF the midwife is prochoice. There is nothing about abortion or prochoice that is of God, and if it isn’t of God….then what is it?

Jesus said: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.  But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you’.” Matthew 12:25-28

Plainly, scripture tells us that you cannot have the Spirit of God AND of Satan in the same house. It is impossible. Then, if a midwife, spiritual [not Christian] or not, believes in aborting children as part OF midwifery, is she a midwife or an abortionist? That is a house ‘divided’….one to birthing and one to murdering. How can any woman trust a midwife who may provide abortions?

The blurb below is from another blog called ‘Choose Your Own Midwifery Adventure’ and is from the UK/Ireland. In fact this person goes on to say that midwives should be forced to provide the abortion procedure:

“I am totally pro-choice….. And if they don’t want it to continue, to be able to access safe abortion on demand at any point up full term…….People have expressed surprise that I hold these pro-choice views and yet I am training to be a midwife

“If the supreme court rules that these two midwives are right to interpret the conscientious objection clause to mean they are within their rights to refuse to have any part to do with any part of abortion provision – including co-ordinating the service that provides the abortion – then there will be a precedent that can be used to further limit access to safe legal abortion.” See that link here.

Forcing anyone to provide and/or participate in an abortion procedure clearly violates their conscience, their religious freedom and right to free speech. BUT…does this violate their Christianity?

The midwife student also mentioned in ‘her’ [since gender identity is somehow nonsensical to this person] blog also believes that it’s not just women who  are pregnant. Alrighty then….I suppose that biology is just an elective now?

A hospital birth is looking better and better considering this is who  is being trained to help birth a child they believe can be aborted UP TO BIRTH and should provide that ‘service':

“Between 1890 and 1920, physicians, public-health workers, and reformers across the United States debated ‘the midwife problem’. Part of the ‘problem’, as many observers defined it, was the practice of abortion by midwives. F. Elisabeth Crowell, a nurse and an investigator of midwives, reported in 1907 that New York City officials and physicians agreed that midwives were primarily responsible for abortion. “Indeed,” she concluded, “some go so far as to say that the two terms ‘midwife’ and ‘abortionist’ are synonymous.”  Read the rest here

Historically, some midwifery was considered part of witchcraft but women have recently decided to be in control of their child’s birth, whether it be by midwife, hospital, home, etc. BUT I cannot believe that one has to wonder or even ask a midwife IF SHE IS PROLIFE. Then the question is….are prochoice midwives a form of witchery/witchcraft since a house divided cannot stand?

This proves once again that there is no real safe haven for any woman who wants to keep her baby or have a home birth. Women are reluctant to ask for help because this is the help that’s out there: ABORTION. And if it isn’t abortion, it’s another person who they are trying to entrust with their child’s delivery. This sacred thing called birth is taken to an all new level of deception.

Truly, this writer believes in doing your homework when considering a midwife or a home birth. If they believe AT ALL in the culture of death, find another midwife or doula who understands the sanctity of LIFE.

This brings child sacrifice to an whole new level of child thievery, not midwifery. Once birth has begun, the mother has to trust who is around her:

“I also refused to consider any doula who listed “abortion support” as one of her services. If a woman is going to be present for the birth of my child, I don’t want to know that she has been present at the murders of countless others, supporting this atrocity because to her freedom from inconvenience trumps the freedom for life itself for the defenseless. As with doulas, it was equally frustrating finding a midwife who celebrated my pregnancy, even in its early stages. Since I live on the East Coast, for both a midwife and a doula I settled on women who were at least silent about their opinion of current U.S. law that allows the death and dismemberment of unborn children.” Read the rest here.

My Irish ancestors would be rolling in their graves seeing what is happening to their cherished land and women aborting future generations. While I’m happy they cannot see this, I am astonished to see this once great land becoming another abortion war zone. And here in America, we are more and more aware that if it quacks like a duck and looks like a duck, it’s a liberal impersonating a duck….badly.

The Christian Public Witness

Originally posted on My Life as a Christian:

My husband and I were having a conversation about being a public witness. What I mean by ‘public’ is sidewalk ministry at the abortion facility or street ministry at strip clubs, bars, for example. Public means what and where is legal. Public means public, anyone can be there…even the opposition. TRUSTJESUS

In public ministry people love to battle, to justify sin, to embed their superiority. But the truth is they know they’re living a lie out loud, they know way deep down that this lie they live is getting harder and harder to keep up with.

When I remember who I used to be before Christ, I had to keep my justifications in absolute order so that I wouldn’t seem WRONG or in error of a badly lived life…after all, who’s life is it anyway? I thought it was mine alone.

GETTING TO THE POINT: There was not one time…

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Happy Reformation Day….or, The Just Shall Live by FAITH.

get your preach on

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]

SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: I’m not here to SELL you LIFE.

You read that right, I am not on the sidewalk to SELL choosing life for your unborn child. And I used to be a pretty good salesperson. But I’m not here to sell you anything; I’m here to give you something.

KEEPLIFELEGALWhen you arrived at the abortion facility today with four other members of your family, you were already sold a product that will change your life and murder your unborn baby: abortion. This ‘product’ is sold to you as an easy way out of your problem. Even your own friends and family has sold you this product because it makes their lives easier. From the evidence I see, I’d say that your friends and family are pretty good salespeople to talk you out of having YOUR baby FOR them…and you fell for it.

YOU MEAN THEY SELL ABORTION? Well, yes. It ain’t free.

Even after your own friends and family have sold you this…LIE, here comes the real salespeople – the abortion workers. They are able to sell you the proabortion lie that murdering your innocent unborn child will strengthen you as a woman and help you achieve all of your hopes and dreams. They sell you something that they cannot guarantee because it is impossible and they know it. In fact, if I were you, I’d ask them for that guarantee IN WRITING. After all, by now they have led you to believe that they are your new best friend and care about you! Let them prove it.KEEPLIFELEGAL

And then, after all of this that you’ve had to endure, take a moment of your time…just one little moment.

My dear pre-abortive mom: I’m not here to sell life, I’m here to tell you about a better way, to give you something for FREE that will CHANGE your life, forever. 

Today you’re here at the abortion facility with four other family members who sold you abortion. This was so messed up from the beginning, the woman who brought you had this huge Bible in her arms to validate herself and to literally disarm us. But the truth is that she led you to believe that abortion is the answer WITH the Bible. That is unconscionable. She didn’t like it when I confronted her with the truth. You deserve better, you should have been told the truth from the beginning. But here you are, you’re caught up in a life out of control and can’t see over the dashboard of the getaway car. You feel  hopeless and worthless. But the people you are supposed to trust brought you here to kill your baby.

This day can change your life for the BETTER rather than listening to people who believe choosing to kill an innocent person is just fine with God. The woman with the Bible chose to be as God; she chose to ignore pages and pages of the Bible she tightly clutched today. But I have to wonder, where did she put the pages she so cavalierly torn out to suit her agenda?

She told me I was wrong, that God lets us make these decisions – abortion decisions – during the worst of times, the worst of circumstances. NOTHING is worse than abortion death, being torn apart and scraped out of your own mother’s womb. NOT ONE circumstance warrants DEATH. And God does NOT approve of this regardless of the circumstances.

No, I’m not selling life. I’m giving you the GOSPEL. The Gospel SAVES, the Gospel HEALS, the Gospel RESTORES. Choosing Jesus instead of abortion not only saves your baby from abortion death, He saves YOUR life!

“For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” [Rom 10:13]

Did you know that when you choose Jesus that God CHOOSES to remember your sins NO MORE? That’s right, God wants you to have life, not give the life of your child. God gave  us His only Son who died for us…He is our sacrifice for sins, not your unborn baby.

NO CHARGE. Even though Christ gave us His life, He did it to save ours. While your family and friends sell you abortion, Jesus gives us something they cannot: The FREE GIFT of Salvation – LIFE.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved,” [John 3:16-17].