Christian based commentaries and observations.

Quote of Note

Billy Graham's Prayer For Our Nation

: 'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.
We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

We have killed our unborn and called it choice.

We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.

We have abused power and called it politics.

We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free.
: Amen!'

Who is Jesus


Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Illegal Immigration and Abortion

Please consider the possibility of a link between illegal immigration and abortion. Since Roe v Wade there have been upwards to 47 million abortions:

"Using AGI (Alan Guttmacher Institute) figures through 2002, estimating 1,293,000 abortions for 2003-05, and factoring in the possible 3% undercount AGI estimates for its own figures, the total number of abortions performed in the U.S. since 1973 equals 47,282,923."

There are at present an estimated 8-11 million illegal immigrants and another 14 million children born to them here in the U.S.

Please consider that God loves us and wants a full happy, healthy and prosperous life for us. I think that when he places us in the womb he also grants the blessings that set in motion all the economies of such a life. What if that life were aborted? Is God an "indian giver" that he would take back those blessings? Is it not possible that people are running across the border to scoop up the fallen blessings meant for those aborted children.
This thought first came to me when salaries began to run up during the technology boom of the late 90's. Business media began to report that the boom was unsustainable due to the lack of labor force. At that time I remember some in the U.S. celebrating 25 yrs since Roe v Wade and estimates of 25 million abortions safely performed. At age 25 a child would have graduated college and had a couple of years experience in the workforce. Add another million or so per year after that and we have a sustainable labor pool flush with youthful ideas, strength, and ambition.
Yes, I know that not all go to college to become tech. engineers, some work at Wal Mart and the like. Some even grow up to wash floors, farm, and mow lawns for a living. that is exactly my point.
It's just a theory or is it?

9/11/01 Part II

I could not help thinking that day about the humanity in those towers. Many there had worked in the trade and financial markets and were very wealthy. Many there were climbing the corperate ladder and seeking to duplicate the financial and professional success of their boss. I wondered how many of them had ever read or heard this verse from the brother of Jesus?

JAS 4:13 Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money." 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that." 16 As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. 17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.

It is very important to begin our journeys and days seeking the will of God for our lives. Shortly after 9/11/ 01 we heard in the media many threats and possibilities of more terrorist attacks. These parts of scripture jumped into my thoughts and I could not get them out. It was as if God were saying, "We are about to pass through "roaring lion" territory, stay close, and listen for my voice, you will be safe".

JN 10:14 "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me-- 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father--and I lay down my life for the sheep... listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd... 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and the Father are one."

1PE 5:6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1PE 5:8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
1PE 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

After 9/11/01 came the great earthquakes of Pakistan, the Sunami in the Indian Ocean, The great hurricanes, Katrina and Rita, and the potential epidemic mutation of the Bird Flue. Can the increased frequency and amplitude of the major catastrophic events be and thing less than the beginning of the "birth pangs" Jesus spoke of in Matthew Chapter 24:

MT 24:3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"
MT 24:4 Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, `I am the Christ, ' and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
MT 24:9 "Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Draw close and listen carefully sheep!