Two Letters to the Unborn

IsaiahLongDear Baby,

We openly acknowledge you as a person.  We admit you’re human.  We know you are a living human. You have all of your genetic material. Your heart is beating and we know you can feel pain. Although your tiny brain is developing, you’re not yet old enough to understand the value we place on your mother’s emotional health. We want her to be happy, enabled to go on with her life unencumbered by your hunger, your pain, your needs and the demands that you might make on her time. We have handed her all the constitutional rights and declared that you have none. So, if she decides you will die, that’s it.  We will make sure your death occurs without fanfare and we will work to create an America where your mother feels good about her decision after you’re dead.  We vow to persecute, prosecute, and to use whatever legal options we can create to make sure you die if she wants you dead. In fact, we want the American people to pay for the “procedure” that stops your heart. We’ve been successful in facilitating the death of fifty five million tiny people just like you and we can facilitate yours, as well. We want to be sure there is a convenient place for your mother to go to have you killed and to dispose of you and we want to be sure that she is protected from those, even her own parents, who might interfere with your death. 

                                                                 The Democratic Party 

                               (based on the official 2016 Democratic Party Platform)

Democratic Platform, pg. 46

We will support sexual and reproductive health and rights around the globe. In addition to expanding the availability of affordable family planning information and contraceptive supplies, we believe that safe abortion must be part of comprehensive maternal and women’s health care and included as part of America’s global health programming. Therefore, we support the repeal of harmful restrictions that obstruct women’s access to health care information and services, including the “global gag rule” and the Helms Amendment that bars American assistance to provide safe, legal abortion throughout the developing world.  (https://www.demconvention.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Democratic-Party-Platform-7.21.16-no-lines.pdf)

From the Democratic Vice-Presidential Debate

“For his part, Kaine responded that he supported Roe v. Wade and that he opposed comments made by Donald Trump months ago wherein the Republican presidential nominee said he believed the woman should be punished for having an abortion.

“But the last thing, the very last thing that government should do is have laws that would punish women who make reproductive choices,” stated Kaine.

“And that is the fundamental difference between a Clinton-Kaine ticket and a Trump-Pence ticket that wants to punish women who make that choice.’”

(Kaine/Pence Debate,   http://www.christianpost.com/news/vp-debate-tim-kaine-mike-pence-quote-bible-abortion-170498/#Hs1Ub6MwjhzJP5S2.99)

 

DSC_0247Dear Baby,

We openly acknowledge you as a person, a human being, a life given by our Creator.  You must be protected from politicians who exploit cultures for gain; who care nothing for you and refuse to protect you.  We will do all within our power legally and legislatively to be sure that you live outside the womb. We believe that our constitution protects every life, including the small ones still in the wombs. We will  pour our influence into saving your life, even if your mother does not value you.  We know that the survival of our republic greatly depends on respect for the sanctity of life—innocent human life— and that, of course, includes you.  That you would be murdered in a place intended by our Creator to be so safe is anathema to us.  The emotional well-being of all people is important to us, but the pursuit of one person’s happiness, in our country, can never extend to the extinction of the life of another. We are your advocate until you can speak for yourself.

                                                                          The Republican Party

                                      (based on the official 2016 Republican Party Platform)

Republican Platform,  pg. 13

The Constitution’s guarantee that no one can “be deprived of life, liberty or property” deliberately echoes the Declaration of Independence’s proclamation that “all” are “endowed by their Creator” with the inalienable right to life. Accordingly, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to children before birth. (https://prod-static-ngop-pbl.s3.amazonaws.com/media/documents/DRAFT_12_FINAL[1]-ben_1468872234.pdf)

“I would tell you that for me the sanctity of life proceeds out of the belief that — that ancient principle that — where God says before you were formed in the womb, I knew you, and so for my first time in public life, I sought to stand with great compassion for the sanctity of life,” added Pence, referencing Jeremiah 1:5.

“But what I can’t understand is with Hillary Clinton and now Senator Kaine at her side is to support a practice like partial-birth abortion. I mean, to hold to the view — and I know Senator Kaine, you hold pro-life views personally — but the very idea that a child that is almost born into the world could still have their life taken from them is just anathema to me.”

(Kaine/Pence Debate,   http://www.christianpost.com/news/vp-debate-tim-kaine-mike-pence-quote-bible-abortion-170498/#Hs1Ub6MwjhzJP5S2.99)

The above information written/composed by Glenn and Cindy Colley. We are neither Republican, nor Democratic–but Christians, therefore conservative.  As such, we support the strong stance for life in the Republican Platform of 2016 and we descry the devaluation of life and the call for continuing the human slaughter that is abortion in the 2016 Democratic Platform.

 

Sister to Sister: Where’s the Joy?

unknownIt’s unconscionable. The language…the view of women…the perversion of God’s plan for sexuality…the profaning of the marriage covenant. It is unholy. It is lewd. I am saddened. But I am still going to do what I can to keep the murderers of innocent babies out of the Supreme Court. There is very little I can do. But I will keep speaking against abortion and my vote will still have to reflect my position in that battle. She promises to strengthen the forces against the babies. Pence is loudly and logically fighting FOR them. He does not control the ticket, but he was chosen by the candidate. That says something she would never, ever say. I’m prayerful for our country. But I have never been more thankful that my truest citizenship does not lie in my American identity.

That’s the long and short of how I’m still planning to head to the polls. That doesn’t mean it’s pretty. There’s an awful lot of negativity that’s just necessarily accompanying our plans for November’s voting.  I find myself easily discouraged and, on the worst of days, even despondent. So, tonight, as I write, I’m beginning a short personal study in preparation for an upcoming lecture I’m giving on our eternal joy. He always seems to provide the needed topic at just the right time.

 

The following list, published in The Bible Friend, of various places where joy cannot be found, is an apropos beginning to a study of eternal joy; for we, who believe He exists, cannot even write or talk about the joy God offers without simultaneously embarking on a quest for finding that joy for our individual lives and families. History verifies the findings of Solomon in the book of Ecclesiastes—that searching for happiness outside of full submission to the Will of God is vanity. Here’s a partial list from history in answer to the question, “Where can joy be found?”

Not in Unbelief — Voltaire was an infidel of the most pronounced type. He wrote: “I wish I had never been born.”

Not in Pleasure — Lord Byron lived a life of pleasure if anyone did. He wrote: “The worm, the canker, and grief are mine alone.”

Not in Money — Jay Gould, the American millionaire, had plenty of that. When dying, he said: “I suppose I am the most miserable man on earth.”

Not in Position and Fame — Lord Beaconsfield enjoyed more than his share of both. He wrote: “Youth is a mistake; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.”

Not in Military Glory — Alexander the Great conquered the known world in his day. Having done so, he wept in his tent, before he said, “There are no more worlds to conquer.” 

Knowing where it’s not is a great motivator for searching where it is. I’ve got that book open right now to Jeremiah 15:16: Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

Have you found His Word for your life? Are you devouring it today? Is there joy and rejoicing in your heart? Are you called by the name of the Lord of Hosts?

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