Bible Study: Inaction of the New Passive Aggressive Prolife Movement, Part 2

We are continuing our Bible Study regarding Biblical prolife ministry and rescues. Click here and here to read the previous posts. This study continues to answer the question of prolife rescues and outreaches are biblical.

Today, we go to the Book of Galatians, and we see in Paul’s letter to the Galatians that they have departed from the faith and has gone back to a works based religion rather than Faith in the Finished Work of Christ. Very much like the ‘New Prolife Movement’, they have left their first love and decided to be as God rather than putting their faith in Him only.

We ask the question, again, are prolife outreaches and rescuing biblical – YES: “…who gave Himself for our sins that He might DELIVER us from this present evil age, according tot he will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen,” (Gal 1:4-5). Using Strong’s Concordance, the word ‘deliver’ in the Greek is ‘exaireo‘ (to rescue,GK1807rescue deliver – properly, to cause to be rescued), emphasizes total removal (“wholly out from”). This refers to a complete rescue, bringing a person into full deliverance.

So, when Christ ‘delivered us’, He RESCUED us from a burning hell, from a sinful life, out of the hand of the devil himself.

But this is just the tip of the new passive aggressive prolife movement iceberg, one that is trying to drain the ocean to sink the ship of a real and active prolife movement, preaching another gospel, which is no Gospel at all. Their message is secular and arrogant, has no ‘meat’, and definitely no Jesus.

“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ,” (Gal 1:6-7).

The real prolife message has been perverted by this new passive aggressive prolife movement, a ‘new’ gospel that has nothing to offer. But even worse, the ‘new and improved’ prolife movement is lying to you, taking your money, bringing a secular message to the lost and dying. DO NOT BELIEVE that inaction is action just because the new passive aggressive prolife movement says so.

Rescues are biblical. Rescues show the hand of God extended to those who cannot speak for themselves, vote, or even have an opinion. Rescues are the Church in ACTION. The unborn relies on the Church, not the Abbys and Laurens, to have the right to life TODAY.

A Political Conversation

A POLITICAL CONVERSATIONby Jeremiah Johnson Ministries

Is it unreasonable to ask Christians to simply vote for the candidate they feel best represents biblical values?

I openly confess that I have NEVER understood the wars surrounding politics. Here is my process:

Every election year, I blot out Democrat or Republican and I also blot out the candidates names. I then check whatever boxes best represent biblical values.

✅ Pro Life
✅ Pro Israel
✅ Pro Religious Liberty

And on and on…

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The candidate and party that has the most checked boxes is who I vote for. Period. White, black, hispanic, male, female, etc. If any Democrat or any other party had the most checked boxes, I would vote for them in a heartbeat. Period.

For example, in the 2016 Florida Primaries, I voted for Tedd Cruz over Donald Trump. Why? Because I believed he more rightly represented biblical values.

In November when the election became Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton, I again, blotted out the political parties and names and simply checked the boxes. I then had no other option but to vote for Trump.

When Christians start bashing Joe Biden or Donald Trump for their demeanor, competency, decisions etc, I personally do not understand. Put the men and political parties aside and just check boxes based off biblical values. Why is this so hard?

I look at the 2020 election and don’t even begin to understand what the debate is among Christians as to who to vote for. Without tearing down either man, can we just look at the Bible to determine our vote? Can someone help me understand what I’m missing?

Jeremiah Johnson

Should Christians Get Involved in Politics?

by Pastor Bob Cornell of Cornell Ministries

With the November 3rd presidential election quickly coming upon us, the question given in the title of this article has been stirring in my spirit. The majority of those who identify themselves as evangelical (gospel believing) Christians in the USA, no matter what race, believe in the voting process. But yet there is a large portion of Christianity that does not vote, even if they would verbally ascribe to it. The arguments against believers getting involved in politics are such as, “The Bible does not state clearly that we should involve ourselves in secular politics or voting,” or “The church is not called to vote, we are called to preach the gospel,” or “Christians are ONLY to pray for, honor, and obey governmental leaders and civil authorities, along with paying taxes”Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing, sky, beard and outdoor (Rom. 13:1-7; 1 Tim. 2:1-4; 2 Pet. 3:13-17). It is true that there are no verses in the Bible that state specifically “Thou shall vote” or “Thou shall strive to become governmental leaders.” To some, it seems clear that Christians should not involve themselves in politics at all or just in the realm of voting and that’s it. To others, the whole Bible should be considered and not just those passages that specifically mention governmental leaders and the church. The following is just a few examples of what the Bible states about believers and politics.

First of all, it should be understood what is meant by the word “politics.” The English word “politics” comes from the Greek word for “city”, polis, and “citizen”, polites. Politics and being a citizen are closely connected. Politics is the art of managing or influencing government policies. Being a citizen is one who has the right to be a member of the social politic (management and influence) of a country. In other words, citizens are the ones who manage, influence, and use the rights of the politics of a country. Of course, in a cruel dictatorship or communism, the role of a citizen in politics is different.

In Acts 22:25-29 Paul used his Roman citizenship for the advancement of God’s will for his life, and ultimately for the Gospel’s sake. The Jewish Sanhedrin was demanding that the Roman authorities scourge Paul which would have most possibly ended Paul’s life. But Paul used his rights as a Roman citizen to stop it. Paul said to the centurion “Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman, and uncondemned?” (vs. 25). All of Acts 25 is about Paul’s continual appeal before Roman authorities to Roman law. In vs. 11 he even said “I appeal to Caesar.” Paul knew that it was God’s will for him to go to Rome. He also realized the only way that was possible was for him to use politics as a citizen of Rome. He would eventually be martyred by Nero, the Roman Emperor, but before that happened he wrote the “prison epistles,” and saw many Roman soldiers and common people won to Christ in Rome. Rome did not have a voting system like we do in the USA, but his appeal to Caesar was essentially his “vote” to use his rights as a Roman citizen. His “vote” would eventually end his life, but it also influenced the world from that point in time to the present. In Phil. 3:20 Paul wrote that “our citizenship is in heaven…” As children of God, we have dual citizenship, in heaven and on earth.

What do we take away from this example God gave us through Paul? A book could be written, but here are three important points:

1. Use our rights as a citizen to spread the Gospel to as many people as we can.
•We have the freedom & rights in the USA to spread the Gospel, so use that freedom & rights for the glory of God.
2. Use all the freedoms given to us as citizens to influence society with the Gospel and biblical morality & righteousness.
•Paul’s life is a snapshot of this. When he preached the Gospel in Jewish synagogues, he did so because he showed up and would have been invited by the ruling rabbi of that synagogue. We need to use our rights to at least show up to give the Gospel, even at places where we know we’ll be rejected.
•The Gospel brought God’s righteousness and morality everywhere Paul preached it. It does the same today in our society.
3. Paul used the rights given to him, so as citizens of the USA, we have the right and responsibility to use our vote to vote in leaders that will allow the church to continue to spread the Gospel freely.

We have several examples in the Old Testament in which God placed His people in influential positions in secular governments. It was God’s will for Joseph to be second in command to Pharaoh in Egypt in order to provide for and protect his family (Gen. 41:37-57). God placed Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego in very influential positions in Babylon (Dan. 1-4). Nebuchadnezzar, the evil king of Babylon, had a life changing experience and he gave his life to God (Dan. 4). Daniel eventually was second in command to Darius in the Persian government in Daniel 6. He was a prophet and politician in a secular government. Esther became the queen of Persia in order to keep the Jewish people alive. God even used Cyrus, the heathen king of Persia, to provide for God’s people to rebuild the temple (Ezra 4:5). God used Cyrus so much that He even referred to Cyrus as His “anointed (one)” in Isaiah 45:1.

What do we take away from these examples?

1. At times, God will place a calling on a believer to be a political leader in some capacity.
•This does not mean that God has called the church to take over secular society through politics. This does mean that God can and will call His people to be in governmental positions, ultimately to uphold or be an example of biblical righteousness and morality in the country.
2. At times, God will even use unsaved governmental leaders for His purpose and glory.

Pastor Bob Cornell of Cornell Ministries

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Baptist Leader Denounces Prolife Christians

Read that headline again, quite a paradox, isn’t it? But not to Dwight A. Moody. He uses the term ‘protestant’ rather than Christian, which should be the first clue of a fallen or rusty Christian, particularity in conservative prolife circles. And saying that, does Mr. Moody identify as a Philistine or Pharisee or Christian? The Bible is not remiss in explaining the differences.

It’s like watching a slow horrific train wreck happening before your eyes. Christians and the Church is why abortion is still legal and justified, not Democrats, although they do love throwing gas on the fire. Democrats have no basis for anything they espouse, all they know is hatred of capitalism and the Church. The unborn are simply spittle to them, an unsavory thing to spew when told to.

This recent article from Baptist News Global depicts hatred of prolife work, anti-abortion groups and ministries as hapless idiots without enough significant basis for Dwight A. Moody’s moral compass. He steps on the Hand of Christ extended to the most helpless of all humans. How Mr. Moody must cringe in cowardice for trying to turn real Christians against prolife work that actually has basis in the Word of God. I almost feel sorry for him.  

“…too many voters disassociate their position on abortion from the lives and loves of the people who most need that service”

“If the right-to-life bunch were really concerned about such realities, they would do two things which, by and large, they rarely do: distribute contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies and support policies that care for newborn children.”

WOW, that’s a pretty big assumption of all Christians who support unborn life. Moody is a moral secularist, not a Christian. Most who throw stones don’t do the work they accuse others of shirking. Does Mr. Moody feed the poor? Has he adopted or fostered? Does he pass out his precious contraception? Does he ever explain the Gospel to the underserved? Or does he just throw stones? 

I see a pile of stones.

On Mr. Moody’s Twitter account, a recent tweet says, “Racial solidarity and social justice are THE moral and spiritual issues of our time for the white churches of the south.” I would dare Mr. Moody to analyze the racially motivated extermination of unborn black babies all over the United States of America and see exactly how they are disproportionately targeted, just as Margaret Sanger and other eugenicists have forged. Over 20 MILLION black children have been killed through a legal procedure he does not denounce. 

I encourage Mr. Moody to come to the sidewalk to see his morality in action, to see broken women killing their unborn children, to witness what prolifers and ministers do on the sidewalk: pray and have conversations. Prolife ministry is part of the Book of Acts Church in ACTION. 

If you don’t lead with the Bible, all you have is human assumption and suppression. That is not a good Baptist. Or Christian. Or human. 

Our worst ‘moral failure’ as Christians is not protecting what God has created. 

Abortion and the Church, Episcopal 2.0

Ms. Ragsdale has not been quiet about her beliefs, particularly “abortion is a blessing” and has been actively supporting abortionists for over 35 years. She has driven minor girls to abortion appointments behind their parent’s back and without apology. We wonder how many pedophiles and child sex traffickers she has enabled in her many years of abortion philanthropy.

And this is a Christian? How can one discern a Christian woman any longer when the benchmark this low? This is a social justice gospel, and would be apparent that Jesus was not needed as a sacrifice for sins, just a prop to soothe the sensitive seeker into the grand doors.

While researching this project, we could not find any Position Papers or the like regarding abortion and the Episcopal Church, but we did find this: “In 1994, the 71st General Convention of the Episcopal Church reaffirmed that all human life is sacred from its inception until death and that all abortion is regarded as having a tragic dimension. “While we acknowledge that in this country it is the legal right of every woman to have a medically safe abortion,” the resolution stated, “as Christians we believe strongly that if this right is exercised, it should be used only in extreme situations. We emphatically oppose abortion as a means of birth control, family planning, sex selection, or any reason of mere convenience.” Please refer to the first paragraph.

Emphatically oppose abortion? Have they met Ms. Ragsdale? The “extreme situation” is their true stance on abortion – even to minor girls – and the Episcopal priest herself:

“The Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, a member of RCRC’s (Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice) Council of Governors, welcomed the gathering with assurances that the religious community is behind them. “You can’t sustain a movement on outrage,” she said. “We are here to support the [abortion] providers, politicians, women and activists, and let them know that we respect them for their work and their commitment.” Ragsdale, an Episcopal priest, added that a punk rock concert was held in Washington April 24 to enlist young people in the movement.”

Since our original research regarding Abortion and the Church, Ms. Ragsdale went on to bigger and better things with the blessing of her denomination:

The “Very” Rev. Dr. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, an Episcopal priest, is the President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF). Rev. Ragsdale was the Interim President and CEO of NAF from September 2018 – October 2019. Prior to joining NAF, she was the President and Dean of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, and Senior Fellow at the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. Prior to assuming the presidency of EDS, Ragsdale was Executive Director of Political Research associates and Vicar of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Pepperell, MA. After leaving EDS, Ragsdale served as Managing Partner at RNL Associates LLC. [NAF]

“Using the word ‘baby’ is a manipulative lie…..a fetus is not a baby”, and she goes on to call the baby a ‘proleptic hope’. See the rest in the video below.

Friends, the Episcopal Church has not denounced Ms. Ragsdale’s unhinged, radical abortion stance. How much more can the Church endure when there is no Jesus, no accountability, no love for all human people? 

Words are important. Manipulation of them when discussing the humanity of unborn life is criminal.