The Test of “Common” Sense

I put the word common in quotes, as it would seem “Common Sense” has very much flipped – it is now UNCOMMON SENSE. My plea with this post is, as always, the life of unborn children. Let’s begin.

Respectfully, I would like an answer from those who support abortion in the following questions:

1)  At least 23 states have fetal homicide laws that apply to any stage of pregnancy; however, these same states indict no criminalization for legal abortion. The question becomes. . . If someone harms a pregnant woman, and in the process murders her unborn child, this person is charged as such – murderer. But, if someone goes and pays to have their unborn child legally murdered, this is called a right, and those that oppose this right are shamed for telling women that they have murdered their child – is the party that opposes abortion truly screwy? Or are they practicing “common” sense?

2) This next point admittedly doesn’t follow logic, but it does fall into the category of uncommon sense…You have been married for two years – you find out you are pregnant. You both are overjoyed. During those nine months you keep your friends updated: “Our ball of tissue is two months along!”… “Next week we are going to find out the gender of our clump of cells!”… “Boy honey, this pregnancy has been long, can’t wait until the day we can morph this worthless glob into a fully valuable human being.” . . . I am guessing that when I said ‘worthless’ you cocked your head slightly. Of course, those previous statements are ridiculous. And we all know they are ridiculous. Because, truly, at the core, we all know that the unborn child has incredible value! Indeed, that is why we ask “when is your baby due?”… everyone knows this. It’s human life. It’s a person.

The unborn child is as valuable as anyone. Yes, it is in a more vulnerable, less developed state – this should only incur more protection and love! Not more laws allowing “healthcare” systems to make money off of dicing up our small boys and girls. I pray that hearts would be changed in this area. And I am confident hearts will be changed! God will continue to show people the preciousness of these little men and women. Let’s pray for that. God bless.

Jesus Saves

It is no unknown fact. Jesus saves. Many have heard the saying. Jesus saves. All will one day know. Jesus saves. Are you a sinner? Jesus saves. Think that no one cares about you – perhaps. But Jesus saves. Jesus saves, and Jesus loves. Jesus gave. He gave himself for us. We need have no fear in death – we are saved.

The God of this universe has given His life for you. He knew we couldn’t pay the price – we are not perfect. Jesus is the perfect sacrifice. Guys, don’t overlook this. None of us knows how much longer we have before we die. Work things out with God.

God so loved the world that He gave his only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. J316

Pray for the unborn children. There are many who would be in our lives, friends and family – some precious people. But they’re not here, because of abortion. Pray that the next generation does not have so many people missing. . .

Injustice

To be the victim of an injustice is hard. Yes, we all agree. But really think about it. Think about a true injustice committed against you. Does this happen often? Perhaps. Perhaps not. When it does happen, it stinks.

Though we hate injustice (and we agree we hate injustice), there is a catch – most only hate injustice if it is they who are the victim.

You say, “No, I hate injustice for all!” – you are a liar. The general, good, upstanding citizen will condemn injustice, as this is the socially accepted thing to do: “Yes, isn’t it terrible about that dictator. . . Oh indeed, slavery was a horrid thing. . . How could anybody do that to another person. . . ”

But actions speak louder than words – a lot louder. The way to prove you are as virtuous as you think you are, is go and do something. It is hard to do something, humans are instinctively selfish. We may not like that something happened in history, or that there is evil in the world, but we only act if we think it may effect us in some way – if it threatens our well being.

This truth is saddening, but it is the human state. Love your neighbor as yourself – that’s hard.

Many, many, many, many unborn children are murdered each day. How sad we say. But few of us do anything about it – because we are born, an the issue hardly effects us.

The bible says that no one is good (Romans 3:10). The only one who is good, the only one who truly cares about the oppressed and destitute, is God Himself. God is Love, and he hates injustice. For abortion to end, people must be convicted by God’s spirit. Christians who say they oppose abortion must be filled with God’s Holy Spirit. . . no Holy Spirit, no true love. No true love, no true action. No true action, no end to human abortion.

We must act, but we don’t care to. We must care, before we act. We can’t care, but God does care. We are not God, but He has given us His Spirit. Take hold of His Spirit, thank Him for it, and then act. . .

“An injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere” – MLKJR

It’s a baby. . . So what?

I tried to go to bed tonight. I was looking for some sleep. But sleep evaded me, and my mind began swirling. Perhaps it’s the quiet. Or the dark. . . for some reason, my mind is clearer. And I become overwhelmed.

Many times it’s life stuff, like school assignments, or an unsure work schedule. Tonight it was babies.

I don’t have time or patience, at this moment, to lay out specifics. The message is lost in specifics. Here is the thought that torments my mind. . .

“But. . . it’s a baby.”

“So what?”

The first quote being a plea for the precious life inside a mother’s womb, the second being the stark reality of the position the world holds.

I am horrified truly, at someone’s ability to murder their unborn baby, and claim to be an upstanding human being. I am further astonished at some people’s passionate belief in the necessity of being able to murder their child. The   self-centered ness of abortion advocates simply defys the laws of decency. Abortion is a work of Satan himself.

And, I guess what makes all this so saddening, is that they know it’s murder. I have conversations with pro choicers, or read articles… Every time I hear them saying the child would have a bad life, or the mother is alone, or their is a birth defect, or the the baby can’t even think yet. . . I just look up, and am like . . . “you didn’t just say that. . .”  Let me paint the bitter picture of today’s pro abortioner:

She has down syndrome. Kill her.

He will grow up poor. Kill him

Mom feels inconvenient having a child right now. Kill it.

It’s so small still, can’t even think. Kill it – if you want.

Since when did people murder vulnerable, small, needy, helpless unborn babies!!! And have the foolishness to call it a right. This is disgusting. I thought being vulnerable, small, needy, and helpless warranted a safe haven, and warm protection. Not getting murdered.

Let no one reading this be mistaken – abortion is murder, and God will hold those who do not repent accountable for their sin. Don’t scoff. God cares about the billions of children killed in the womb. He is grieved over each one. And God cares about you – pro choicer, abortion performer, baby murderer. Jesus Christ came to earth to die for these sins, and make you a new person. And He did come, and He did die – for you. And me. Turn to Him.

And stop murdering babies.

 

Killing Babies – Practice vs. Principle

I recently had a discussion about abortion. The opposing party went through the pro-choice routine. Woman’s health, some parents can’t care for kids, what about rape, bodily autonomy. My response?

Cool, cool. . . But those things don’t justify killing a baby.

I went on to explain a conundrum with the pro-choice/pro-life discussion.

Practice vs Principle.

In practice, I suppose I understand why people are in favor of abortion. There are “benefits,” one could say, to abortion. They say, “pregnancy is dangerous – it shouldn’t be forced on a woman.” (Then don’t engage in activity that would result in pregnancy – this however, is the scum of pro-life arguments, based upon unhinged religiosity . . . they say). “But rape –  you can’t force that child on a woman.” – “If the mothers health is in danger, it would be tyrannical to force her to bare that child.”

These arguments are just fine, and not easily refuted – if we are discussing practice. But we’re not.

Let me say something rash: the world doesn’t revolve around anyone. No one. It revolves around nonhuman things. For a reason.

Indeed, if decisions were only based on practice, then slavery was fine. And there was nothing wrong with the word’s genocides. If the shoes fits, one might say.

Practice says, “If it’s good for me and my select people group, then I’m going to do it – don’t judge me.”

Principle says, “Wrong is wrong – do the right thing, whether it benefits you or not.”

Slavery didn’t end because the founding fathers had a eureka about slaves being bad for American society. The educated analyst will affirm, free labor doesn’t hurt business returns. But slavery had to end, because it was wrong. Wrong in principle.

Abortion is eerily similar to slavery. One people group affirming their superiority to another.  Us first, unborn second. It doesn’t matter to abortion advocates that the humanness of the unborn has been proven. Doesn’t matter to them that killing another’s life is wrong. Doesn’t matter to them that they contradict themselves with their very name: pro-choice. What about the baby’s choice? Woman’s rights. What about the unborn women?

Abortion must end. And not because it’s bad for society, or woman’s health, or population-growth-forecasts, but because killing babies is bad.

I pray God would give people a hunger for truth. That God would give people a desire to do what is good – not just what’s “good” for them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Complicated . . .

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1 + x = 2. Those who are gifted intellectuals can follow the reasoning of this math equation, and discover the mysterious variable. But what if I scribbled on the blackboard? Even the finest mathematician would be spoofed. You can’t solve what you can’t see.

In the human life debate (as I will call it, as pro-life/pro-choice are misleading) it comes down to one issue – are the unborn human beings?  It’s simple. If they are, then killing them is morally wrong. You don’t get to kill someone just because they are an inconvenient result of a poor decision. Someone’s life trumps someone else’s nine-months of discomfort. This is common sense. Killing innocent people is wrong. If the unborn child is human, then it has rights which no government or group of people can grant or withhold. This is the only argument anyone should be having: human, or not.

But this is not a conversation abortion supporters want to participate in. . . because the issue is a lot more complicated. I’ve had debates with abortion supporters, and this is always their fall-back in one sense or the other, some will just say “it’s complicated,” while others will skirt around the issue and avoid all arguments they can’t refute by ringing off a list of irrational assumptions. Why? Because you can’t fight what you can’t see. And they know this. Their only way of winning is by distracting from the real issue – are the unborn human beings?

It gets weirder. Many abortion advocate’s will actually acknowledge the unborn to be human beings,  “Yup, science proves it’s a human . . .but the mother didn’t ask for them, and the fetus can’t feel pain, and they can’t breathe, and how dare you force a woman to be pregnant, and it’s a women’s right, and the supreme court, and Hillary Clinton, and freedom, and Planned Parenthood,  and bla bla . . . bla . . .bla.”

After making the statement that the unborn are human, the abortion supporter will immediately start clouding the statement with a lot of non-issues when compared with killing another human being (“It’s a human, but . . .”). Denying them their ability to live, love, and pursue happiness. I encourage you, research some abortion propaganda, you will see – people covering the truth, not with arguments, but with the only thing they have the power to do: confusion, and complicatedness.

It’s not complicated. People don’t get to kill other people unless those other people are seeking to kill more people. Babies don’t kill anyone; therefore, no killing babies.

This article doesn’t deal extensively with the issue of whether the unborn are human. For several reasons.

1)  Many abortion supporters already know and acknowledge the unborn child to be a living human being. Some openly state this. Others deny it, but contradict themselves by slogans about making abortion “safe, legal, and rare.” Why make it rare if it is just a glob of intrauterine tissue?  Because they know it’s a valuable human life.

2) But, there are groups of people who completely reject the idea that the unborn are human beings and that there is no reason not to dispose of worthless cells. I don’t spend a lot of time with these people. For the same reason that I don’t spend a lot of time explaining to people that the grass is green, or that the earth is round. You have the right to reject logic and reasoning, but don’t expect others to spend much time educating someone who openly rejects truth just because it doesn’t support their world view.

In conclusion, don’t allow abortion supporters to displace your position with distraction techniques. Force them to attack your argument. Research this, look at both sides, and develop an informed, unbiased, objective opinion on abortion. This article is not about starting yet another argument, or backslapping over trouncing abortion supporters. This article is about making a statement with no strings attached, no fog, no mistaking, and no confusion or complicatedness. . .

The United States has supported the killing of 50,000,000 children – this is unfathomably evil, and must end.

 

 

Encouragement – How abortion will end

You don’t win a battle by crippling your enemy, you win a battle by developing a superior power. If a nation gains more territory while losing their own, what has been accomplished? A person must ask – am I encouraging those who share my passion? Or am I trapped in fighting the opposition? So noble the cause of “fighting the bad guys” I allow my fellow man to stumble behind. God’s word says that we are the body of Christ. A body needs all its members working smoothly to function effectively.

Your heart is important, but it’s far from useful without blood to pump. Blood is theoretically needed, but disposable without oxygen. Oxygen is a nice idea, but without  lungs to breath, it is nothing but lonesome matter. The mouth is noble in many ways, but without a stomach – well – I suppose it would be rather awkward after we are done chewing our dinner.

Every body part is needed, but without its companion – it’s nothing. God’s word describes us, the collective population of believers, as a body. The body of Christ.

The Buildup/Undermine principle. At it’s roots, this principle is the idea that it is better the build up your own ranks, than to tear down your enemy’s. It’s a healthier quest to strengthen your friend than to weaken your foe. If you cripple your enemy,  but allow your allies to suffer – you have failed.

Firefighters leave no one behind. Soldiers die together. And anyone who fights for a cause must realize that it’s brother and sisters first, enemy second.

The spark of these first paragraphs was a number – 70.

I saw a figure in an article that seventy percent of women who have abortions identify as Christians. I’m not sure the credibility of this number, or all the variables – but even if the number were twenty-five percent, this would still be heartbreaking. The pro-life movement (many people of faith) arduously fights against abortion – billboards, websites, videos, debates, research – this is all needed. But it would seem that before we fight the bad guys, we should take care of our own. 70 %. This means that the churches are the places that are falling short. But churches – of the many I have gone to – don’t address abortion. Many of us in the church who take an active stance against abortion assume that the women in our churches our covered. Busy fighting planned parenthood, Hillary Clinton,  and NARAL – we forget to look in our own backyard. Our sisters need support. We have fallen unacceptably short in this area. Unless Christians come together, through the Holy Spirit, and protect their own – I fear that abortion will last, much, much longer.

I don’t know why. Perhaps Christians don’t want to offend people. Perhaps they don’t care. Perhaps they don’t recognize the problem. If the body of Christ where to show women that they are loved and supported, and that their unborn child is loved and supported – before, during, and after birth – we would vastly reduce the number of abortions. Not only that, but many who are “pro-life” are a conversation away from actually realizing the gravity of this issue. Our laziness in this area is horrendous. Christians must see the gravity of this practice – because once the problem of abortion is made real to people, action takes place. By choosing to love and support mothers and young women within the church, and to discuss this practice openly during prayer meetings/bible studies, not only are we mitigating abortion, but we are also raising up more soldiers for the cause – it’s a win-win.

This only happens if we take action – if we choose to bring this up in our conversations with fellow believers. If we choose to love the women in our lives.

Don’t mistake my position – I do believe in fighting the opposition. Debating pro-choicers – voting against pro-abortion legislation and leaders. These things have their place, but not at the expense of the body of Christ. The body must heal before it can fight this battle effectively. Christians need to love their own, before they fight their challengers. There’s a balance that must take place.

I assure you – abortion won’t end through fights, or billboards, or protests, or websites, or tee shirts, or Presidents, or money, or groups, or debates, or logic, or legislation. . .

How will abortion end? It will end through loving our neighbor.