Freedom of Choice

August 10, 2010 at 8:12 pm (Abortion, Being a kid, Liberty, Life)

Let me just start by saying we all have a political and religious view… Even if you’re an Atheist and Anarchist, you still have a view, and that’s part of the makeup of who you are. A portion of what influences the decisions you make. So the whole idea of separation of religion and state are garbage, you cannot separate a man from himself.

 

Now onto the topic at hand, Freedom of Choice.

Well here’s a thought, and I am sure I am not the first to have it, but it’s a first for me, so I want to share it. We here so often that everything is about freedom of choice. Free Speech, freedom to bear arms, a woman’s choice to carry a child to birth and so on.

 

We have heard this all before, but I had a bit of a different prospective today. I have been spending some time of the last few weeks with John Adams, and learning what one of our founding fathers was really like. In reading about him it hit me, as this nation’s founders were sitting around the local taverns dreaming up a revolution, and planning the best way to break free from the British. It occurred to me, where was the freedom of choice on Great Briton’s side? We all know about the revolutionary war but have you ever thought that it was not only a war to establish our freedom as a nation, but also a war to silence the voice of our oppressors. I thank God that things went the way they did.

 

Also, one can look at the war on slavery the same way, by giving the slaves their freedom we took away the slave owners freedom

 

Women’s right to vote… Same story

 

The truth in this is that in restoring the voice to one people group another is silenced. Freedom always comes at a great cost to another people group. Always, and every time when there is an injustice there is a group of people to are willing to stand up to what appears to be unbeatable odds.

 

So what am I getting at here. Well there’s a war in America right now over the right to life. One side is fighting for a woman’s right to choose to forgo 9 months of her life that is shared with someone else. Remember she has every right to walk away after giving birth and never see the child again.

The other fights for a life that could last for 80 or 100 years, allowing that child to live to its fullest potential.

 

Because someone is physically weaker than us or does not communicate in a way that we can understand, does not give us the right to violently push them into a forgotten corner and walk away.

 

In any other case, when a group of people want the right to end the life of another group this nation cry’s outrage and runs in to save the day with guns blazing, but in the case of those who have not been given a voice yet, we are willing to allow them to be dealt with in some of the most inhumane ways imaginable. What is wrong with our people? Have we become so reliant on immediate self gratification that we can’t imagine a few short months of trying to live a better life, living a life for a greater cause then our own?

 

Pull your head out America, and give these children the voice they deserve to have.

 

God Bless.

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Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

May 19, 2009 at 5:19 pm (Abortion, God, Happyness, Liberty, Life)

Let me start out by saying I am neither politician or politically driven, the thought of either one leaves a horrid taste in my mouth.

I heard the old saying today “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, and started thinking about that.

Now, I have to assume that when the Declaration, while being penned by Thomas Jefferson, every word was carefully weighed and measured. That he wrote, and re-wrote, adjusted and modified each word and sentence for maximum meaning and effect. On top of that it was reviewed and edited thereafter, until the perfect phrasing of the Declaration of the Independence of the United States of America was reached. To that end, I give you the entire sentence that contains, the so often quoted “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are  endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Of course I present this to you for a reason. I want to break down these words to try and more deeply understand the authors meaning. These are my personal observations, nothing more.

We hold these truths to be self-evident – Simply stated; Jefferson was saying that it should be obvious that there are things in this world that are True, no matter what. That there are a few things in life that are truly Black and White, and no matter how someone might twist them, you can always fall back on that knowledge.

that all men are created equal – The Color of my skin, my sex, my age – everything that I was given at the time I was given life is mine, and is the basis of who I am, but that does not place me above or below any other human on this planet. The choices I make from that moment on are done by my free will and will determine who I become in life. This was a statement that not even the signers fully understood, but would later lead to a war, which in the end would allow black men and women to walk freely on this land. The same statement would hold true for women’s right to vote. The statements, which to this day, is not fully understood.

that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights – The fact that the writer acknowledges a creator in this statement tells me that he/they understood that what we have, all that we are, was given by a grater being. That Creator, later named as God, endowed each and every one of us specific undeniable rights. Things that man was given the physical ability, but not the right to take away.

that among these are – This just says that they are only part of the Unalienable Rights, there are more, but these are fundamental to the foundation of our Nation.

Life – First on the List is Life, that is particularly important in the fact that it was placed above all other unalienable rights. The right to life is first and foremost on the minds of the founding fathers. Undeniably they recognized the fact that, without the right to life all other rights have no meaning what so ever.

Liberty – Freedom, this is another basic right to every beating heart brought into this world. None should ever be oppressed, or restricted from forming their own belief systems, weather that be based on the teachings of others, or from one’s own self study

and the pursuit of Happiness – I find it interesting that the words “Pursuit of” were added here. We are not guaranteed Happiness, just that we can chase it to our hearts content. Also placement matters here. We are invited, as Americans to chase our dreams, so long as it’s not at the cost of Life or Liberty.

Three things listed, not a big list, but one that appears to be very confusing for many people. Primarily the ones to believe they have the right to be happy no matter the cost to those around them, or those who place their idea of personal happiness above others unalienable right to life of others.

In all things done on a governmental level we need to consider these things first.

Does it affect life? Not the quality of life, but life itself. Does it cause a heart to stop beating? If the answer is yes then it should not be dropped. If the answer is no then we consider the fact of if it restricts our Liberty, and the same, of the answer is no, then we weigh the idea of it, whatever it may be, restricting us from perusing Happiness.

God Bless you today, and every day.

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Welcome to South Dakota, Today is Abortion Monday

November 10, 2008 at 2:00 pm (Abortion, Bible, Christ and the Bible, Faith, God, Jesus, Life)

Soon Cold Steal forceps will violate a mothers womb, blindly searching for an arm, a leg, a head or body to pull apart. Another child who will never be able to give voice to the pain of his or her death caused by one trained to save their life. Some how this is justifiable because we have yet to see their face or hear their cry.

The fires of Molech and the The Hunger of Leviathan will rage over South Dakota today

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Abortion as Birth Control

October 15, 2008 at 4:54 pm (Abortion, Life)

Ok, so this thought hit me last night while posting on another blog.

Speaking on the issue of abortion used as birth control in South Dakota.

Now the Pro Abortion side of the debate likes to fall back on the argument sexual education needs to be improved. That will be the ticket to stopping all these unwanted pregnancies.

Let me just say that women, and men for that matter, who support IM11 don’t seem to have a problem with Sexual Education. They seem to fully understand the consequences of having sex, and they are willing to make a minimum of a 9 month sacrifice, if not a lifetime for the few minutes it took to create that baby. They also seem to be better educated on the value of life then the pro abortion camp. Sure they are unwanted pregnancies in our church, but these ladies know the value of life and are willing to allow that child to have a life.

So it seems that the folks in need to better sex ed are the same people who would seek out the services of planned parenthood. Maybe if these people would attempt to instill some real family values in there children, teach them that life is not about self gratification, but rather about living life as a responsible member of society. It’s not always about what is best for you, but what you can do to better the life of those in your circle of influence.

Let me tell you that abortion does not improve the live if the unborn child within that circle.

99% of the time abortion is a lazy way to forget about the consequences of your actions.

This whole bigger picture thing is really starting to piss me off. If you don’t want a baby keep your pants on. If they just happen to fall of and you get pregnant carry the child to term and put it up for adoption. There are even groups out there they will help the woman take care of her needs through the entire pregnancy.

If you are one of the very few people who has medical need to abort the child, then I pray for your mental and physical health. I also pray for that child, even though circumstances were beyond control.

Sorry for the rant, but sometimes we just need to say what’s on our mind, and this being my blog, seems like the right place to do that.

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His Heart Cry’s Out

September 24, 2008 at 6:08 pm (Abortion, Being a kid, Faith, God, Intercession, Jesus, Life, Prayer)

So I have a picture in my mind of Jesus, in a field of tall grass and wild flowers, wearing robes that are a little gray and dingy, every day cloths used for work or play. Not the White Robes of royalty, but the rough heavy garments of a Caregiver.

He, Jesus is in this filed down on one knee, grinning nearly from ear to ear and a hearty belly laugh is coming from somewhere deep inside

He is surrounded by Kids, hundreds and thousands of kids of every color and language known to man, laughing and playing, rolling in the grass and just enjoying the breath of life.

I look into his eyes and see a deep sorrow and I understand…
These are the Kids that were lost before they were able to defend themselves.
These are the kids that were lost to abortion
He sits with each one of these every day knitting them back together body and soul, loving them and laughing with them into eternity while his heart cries out every moment for very reason they are even there.

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The Taking of Innocent Lives

June 30, 2008 at 1:06 pm (Abortion, planned parenthood)

Sometimes I am a little slow on the uptake.

Over the last couple of days I have been really stuck on the taking of the innocent lives of the unborn. Now I know I have heard this statement said in a thousand different ways, but have never been touched by the words the way I have this past weekend.

Here is what has been haunting me. A child in a woman’s womb is about as innocent as you can get. I mean the only thing they have done is become a life, and that was not by a choice the child made, but rather by a choice the mother and father made.

So after the fact, when a woman decides to step into an abortion clinic and remove that life from their body, she are making a conscious decision to end the life of an innocent child. A child, whose only action in its time of existence was to start growing in the body of the wrong woman.

Think about his a minute, if a drunk driver hit’s and kills a young child we as a society would throw the book at him. If a man rapes and kills a small child we look for the death penalty. So why then is it so ok in America for a woman to choose to take the life of a child who is more innocent then my 3 month old daughter? Then she can go out and higher someone to do the job for her. It’s no different then having a hit man on your payroll, except that these victims can’t fight back.

Why is it ok for Planned Parenthood to not inform these women of what they are really doing?

Why is it ok for a Doctor to fly into our state a few days a week for not other reason then to intentionally take a life and then hop on a plane and fly right back home?

I don’t know where this is going today. I feel frustrated and angry that this still goes on in the world.

All I really want to say is the Child in the womb has not done anything to deserve what happens behind the walls of a place like Planned Parenthood. A woman who would use the services of Planed Parenthood in South Dakota is only doing so because she is unwilling to share 9 months of her life with another human being. After nine months she can walk away from the child with no questions asked. I am sure plenty of people will say that there is medical need, or rape and incest or what ever. I say then go see a real Doctor at a real hospital. One who lives in your community, one who will be there tomorrow, one that will be around in a year. A Doctor who is accountable for their actions, and is willing to maintain a Doctor Patent relationship. Planned Parenthood is CHEAP UNACCOUNTABLE BIRTH CONTROL, and nothing more.

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Who Will Take a Stand

January 21, 2008 at 3:00 pm (Abortion, Bible, Christ and the Bible, Faith, God, Intercession, Jesus, Life, Men and Women, Prayer, Watchman)

I’ll not be silent on the abortion issue here.

Pastor Steve’s message this weekend was powerful, and I may hit more points then what I have so far, so be ready.

 

In Steve’s message he mentioned Psalm 94:16

Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?
 

Also our has a place in our heart for the Dr. Seuss book Horton Hears a Who since Matt Lockett shared with us about Horton and his willingness to listen. If you haven’t read it in a while pick the book up and read it with the voiceless children who killed through abortion every day in mind. You can visit Matt’s blog here http://mlockett.blogspot.com/

Not to advertise to much, but you can also find out about the “Horton Hear a Who” movie here www.hortonmovie.com

 

Anyway, after all of that, when Steve said “Who will take a stand for me” the words “Horton and Me” popped into my head.

Horton and Me

I like that so much that I am petitioning to have Tee-Shirts made.

 The funny thing is when hearing / reading that in church over the weekend I heard it as God saying “Who will rise up” and “Who will stand”. Today I hopped onto www.biblegateway.com and did a search for “stand with me” because I can’t remember a verse number for the life of me. I found this one, but then read verse 17 as well.  Psalm 64:16-17Who will rise up for me against the wicked?Who will take a stand for me against evildoers? Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.  It touches my heart. In the context of this message the psalmist could be speaking as an abortion survivor. Does the Lord have Horton ears that he hears the cry of the smallest of these? I don’t think so, I think God gave Horton Godly ears to hear with and Horton, by faith, listened and heard what no one else could.  God bless you todayAnd if the watchman calls, don’t ignore it.  

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