From American Family Association website dated July 11, 2001:
A study published by an affiliate (Guttmacher Institute) of Planned Parenthood says almost a quarter-million abortions are performed each year in the United States on women who identify themselves as born-again or evangelical Christians.
Also noted: Approximately 1.37 million abortions (murders) are performed in the United States; 37.4% abortions are performed on Protestant women and half of those (18% total) who profess to be born-again believers.
18% = approximately 246,000 abortions per year.
It is apparent that churches are not teaching on issues that include abstinence and/or pro-life.
This article was dated July 11, 2001 but the numbers are still pretty close. The fact is, there should not be ANY abortions performed at all on anyone that is a professed believer. Now, who dropped the ball?
Denominational churches do acknowledge that life begins on the first day conception but most churches DO NOT TEACH AGAINST ABORTION, FORNICATION OR ADULTERY.
It is imperative that women and young girls understand that having pre-marital sex can/will lead to a myriad of problems including STD’s and pregnancy. But what ends up happening is that instead of understanding and investigation all options, as soon as a clinic gets a hold of these teenage girls and adult women, they are instantly counseled on where the nearest abortion facility is.
Even after all of this, what abortion can do is lead decent Christian women and teenage girls to backsliding into a dark, awful life for years instead of listening to the still, small voice of God.
Just a few minutes ago, I wrote the most amazing post. And when I went to publish it, it disappeared. And it was good, too. The devil is alive and well, I assure you. Hopefully, I’ll remember what I wrote and blog it.
Today, it rained pretty hard for about ten minutes, one of those tropical bursts that are kind of exhilarating. Then right after, not one, but TWO rainbows! I instantly knew that God was reminding me of the covenant He has with me and that I am NOT alone.
‘And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth”. Genesis 9:17
‘Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.’ Ezekiel 1:28
That’s what rainbows are all about! They are a sign of the Covenant He’s had with us since the time of Noah. It sickens me that the Gay Agenda has tried to take that away from us by using the rainbow and their universal symbol. That is the ultimate slap in the face of God.
I love you, Lord. Thanks for showing off today!
What a treat! Joe and I finally get a day off ON THE SAME DAY. We spent our day cleaning, grocery shopping and visiting a friend in the hospital.
Another year has come and gone with more to follow, God willing. I don’t do resolutions but what I will do is take stock in the disciplines that I have or should have. I have to find more time to study the Word. So, for me anyway, I’ll make a discipline of it at a certain time of day, NO MATTER WHAT, so that I’ll get the quality time with my Bible that I should. Have I made it a law? No. I am easily distracted – I have always been that way. For me, I have to have disciplines in order to do what needs to be done. I have to tell you, it freed me to hear Brother Swaggart and Loren discussing this exact thing on Sonlife a couple of months ago. I know what works for ME.
Along with studying, I need to pray more, alot more. Why I have a problem with that, I have no idea because I understand the value in it.
Then there is my project. I need more time for The Cause for Eva. It’s so important to me to get her story out there. And, I still have to work!
All these things we wrestle with will fall into place, I know it. All we have to do is ask for His help!
Great Blessings in 2009!
It is the end of the year and it also happens to be my mom’s 67th birthday today. Happy Birthday Mom!!
I’m happy to start a new year, not because the last one was a mess, which it wasn’t. I look forward to a new year to see what God has in store for us. It’s always an adventure, one I take seriously. It’s another opportunity to continue to gather whatever we need to get our Ministry together. It’s one step closer!
There seems to be an air of expectancy all around us especially at church and with our particular Ministry. That’s how I know the Holy Spirit has His hand in it. I really believe that the Holy Spirit is going to show off this year. The whole world will notice, I believe it.
Let’s look to Jesus – let the Holy Spirit work in our lives. Give it all to Him.
Happy New Year!