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Praying for Wendy Davis

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Image-1 (2)In 2013, Wendy Davis put on her pink shoes and fought strongly during her notorious thirteen-hour filibuster that served to block a Senate bill intended to create more restrictive abortion guidelines for the State of Texas. Though the bill was eventually passed, Davis did succeed in delaying the passage of this bill. While I am pro-life Christian, I do appreciate that we all have our differences on the topic of abortion. In regards to her filibuster, I simply could not wrap my head around someone fighting so hard and so long just so women could abort their babies after the 20 week gestation mark. And I just could not comprehend why the pro-choice Davis would not agree in the upgrading of abortion facilities and want them to become classified as surgical centers. Here she is, wanting to terminate pregnancies well into the second trimester knowing these babies are fully developed and could survive outside the womb and yet not want the utmost safety for the mother going through this abortion procedure? I neither agreed with nor understood her thought process.

Davis was also a teenage mother who successfully went to college at Texas Christian University and earned her law degree at Harvard University. Davis was a successful litigation attorney, became on entrepreneur and opened Safeco Title Company, served on her local City Council, and eventually became a State Senator for Texas. I would think that these life experiences would serve as a source of encouragement to other young mothers, especially single mothers since her adult life began in just this style. Wendy Davis chose life for her child at the young age of 19 and she is a successful woman today. Why is she not inspiring other young women down the same path? Isn’t she proud of all that she accomplished, considering all the obstacles she overcame?

Just last week, Wendy Davis released a campaign memoir book that revealed that she had two abortions as a young woman. My heart broke for this poor woman…. again. In her book, titled Forgetting to be Afraid, she justifies both abortions – one was an ectopic pregnancy and the other had a severe brain abnormality. I’ve read a lot about both issues. An ectopic pregnancy is dangerous and considered a high-risk pregnancy. Many women generally choose to abort their baby for their own personal safety after being informed that the baby will likely not survive. Ectopic pregnancies can be successful; therefore terminating them early in the pregnancy is considered an elected abortion. This procedure does end the life of a fully developing, viable baby.

Davis’ second abortion was decided upon after her baby was diagnosed with Dandy-Walker Syndrome. Davis writes these words in her memoir, “In our doctor’s office, with tears flowing down both our faces, Jeff and I looked at our baby daughter’s beating heart on the sonogram screen for the last time. And we watched as our doctor quieted it. It was over. She was gone. Our much loved baby was gone.”
Wendy Davis, a highly educated woman, failed to educate herself on the diagnosis of her child. Children with Dandy-Walker syndrome do survive! They live full lives and experience love and happiness just like any other child. But she never allowed that child to live her life and be a blessing to others. She didn’t allow her child to overcome obstacles and achieve victories. Wendy Davis chose and watched her daughter’s heart beat for the last time.

Choosing to stop the beating heart of your child is not love. Abortion is not the act of choosing love.

I think it’s past time we pray for Wendy Davis. She has fought a good battle for the pro-choice forum. She has chosen abortion herself and knows the suffering that this choice creates. Imagine if her heart was changed and she became a voice for the pro-life movement? Imagine the day Wendy Davis puts on her pink shoes and announces a filibuster and fights for the rights of the unborn. It can happen! As Christians, we all at one time accepted the lies of satan and made choices that contradicted the commandments in the Bible. And as Christians, we have a testimony that announces to the world the forgiveness of Jesus Christ and how the Son of God became our Savior and carried us away from the pits of hell. Somebody prayed for us. And we need to start praying for Wendy Davis in anticipation of the day she accepts the love of Jesus Christ.

#prayingforWendyDavis

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Dating and Sexual Purity

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LoveSexual purity seems like such a foreign concept in our current society but really the issue of sex, purity, and even dating needs to be talked about more often and even to every generation.  Sex has become so casual that we now see it boldly displayed on TV, in movies, plastered on billboards, in our hands on mobile devices, and even carelessly mentioned in songs that we sing.  The temptation to have sex before marriage is becoming more and more prevalent as images constantly infiltrate the minds of us all.  It’s past time we get back to the fundamentals of our biblical standards for sex and relationships.

Here is what the Bible says about purity:

1 Corinthians 6:18 – Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 – For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;

Hebrews 13:4 – Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Matthew 5:28 – But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Colossians 3:5 – Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Galatians 5:19-21 – Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Proverbs 6:32 – He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.

And these verses are just to name a few!  The Bible is very firm on the commandment to remain pure and abstain from sexual immorality and lust.  Not in ANY verse in the Holy Bible will you find a divergence that allows for sex outside of marriage, for an approved opportunity to lust, or for the exception to adultery.  Purity is a commandment from God and we must adhere to the standards God has placed in our lives so that we may live righteously and pleasing in the eyes of God.  It’s the path best made for us, why would we not want this for ourselves?

Sex before marriage HAS and CAN ruin lives.  So how do we steer clear of the temptation and desires that society is persistently throwing in our face?  The best way to stay pure is to keep our hearts wholesome and avoid situations that make us think about taking that next step in a relationship.

For our family, this starts at dating.  We’ve remained very clear on our stance of dating in our home – if you aren’t looking for a lifetime spouse, then you should not be dating.  Simple solution!  The sole purpose of dating is to find a spouse and when you enter into a relationship, there our physical and emotional boundaries that will need to be set beforehand to guard to your heart.  If you always remain in a cluster of friends, these boundaries are never a factor to be considered.  Relationships are about commitments and our youth should not be making any sort of commitment to anyone, other than to God.  And even as adults, our first commitment is still to God, then our spouse.  Our hearts need to be mindful on living a Christ-like life and pleasing to our Father.  Matthew 5:8 reads, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”  We must trust God with ALL of our lives and ALL our hearts and when He sees fit that you are ready for marriage, He will show you the perfect helpmate.  Really, dating is not ever necessary if we fully rely on God and have faith that He will bring the perfect person before you.

We must want purity and clean hearts for our children.  We must talk about it, teach it, and live these same standards for the younger generations to see.  We teach our children to not put themselves in any situation where they will have to decide which path to take.  We teach our children that they were created in the image of God, that they are enough, and that they do not need to seek the approval of anyone other than Jesus Christ.  We teach our children that satan is real and he will use every opportunity to hinder their walk with Christ and want nothing more than to lead them down an ugly path and away from Jesus.  We teach them to rely on Christ daily and in all circumstances.

Passion and sex is a beautiful thing, no question about it.  It is a gift from God… but to be used with our spouse.  This does not just imply sex, but emotional attachments as well.  Any attachment made to a person outside of marriage, changes your life and satan will use these past experiences to haunt you and tempt you as an adult.  He has used this tactic for centuries and you will not be exempt from his schemes.  He isn’t creative!  He simply twists God’s truths and we continue to cling to those lies with excuses – God wants us to love others; God created sex; What if this person I’m dating is the right one; But we’ve setup boundaries; etc. If you have to “guess” if someone may be the one, then they aren’t.  Have faith in Him.  Trust God with your life and follow His prompting to remain pure in heart, mind, and body.

1 Corinthians 10:13 says, No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”  When you are tempted, stop and listen to the direction God wants for you.  Your body is a temple for God, treat it with respect and pleasing in the eyes of our Father.

For those who have already made this decision, you need to accept God’s grace and redemption for your life.  We all fail; we all attempt to walk a path that we think is best for us.  Christ came for us and died on the cross for our sins.  He shed His blood for all sin.  God knows we can’t walk this life alone and sometimes He allows us to make our own negative choices so that we can fall and come to see our need for Him.  While He doesn’t want us to fail or see us hurt, He allows us free will so that we can recognize our need for a Savior.  You can tell your testimony and be a light to those who are struggling.

Psalm 119:133 – Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.

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Thirty-One and Planned Parenthood

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giveslogo_rIt’s always a sad day to see a proclaimed Christian company support Planned Parenthood, whether directly or indirectly.  I used to be a Thirty-One Consultant.  I loved the company, the products, and the women I worked with.

In February 2012, Thirty-One launched their new Thirty-One Gives initiative with a mission statement that reads, We believe in Her – women and girls. We embrace Her inner beauty and celebrate Her natural gifts. It’s our mission to celebrate and empower Her, helping to strengthen Her belief in herself, strengthen Her family, and to lead a purposeful, thriving life. We do this through Home Office partnerships, Consultant giving, product donations and exclusive Gives products. We believe that by empowering Her, we strengthen families and communities and change lives.”

On the surface, I was stoked to work for a company who gave back to the community.  But I had been fooled in the past donating money to charitable organizations and only later realized my money was being funneled to other organizations that did not fall in line with my biblical beliefs, God’s Word.  What I found on the Thirty-One Gives website pierced my heart.  Was this Christian organization, founded on the Proverbs 31 scripture really donating money to Girls Scouts and YWCA of Central Ohio?  Two organizations who BOAST about their partnership with Planned Parenthood?

When all of this came to light in April of 2012, I made as many contacts as I could and patiently waited for a response.  I was prayerful that Cindy Monroe, founder and CEO of Thirty-One, was misinformed and with the new information given to her, she would address the changes that needed to be made so that her company would stand firm on the Word of God and hold true to their company name of being a Proverbs 31 Woman.  I was sadly mistaken.  Here was their letter sent out to all consultants:

“Recently questions have been raised about Thirty-One and our philanthropy initiative, Thirty-One Gives. Thirty-One believes in celebrating, encouraging and rewarding women. Thirty-One Gives is our philanthropic initiative that ensures this mission is carried out through the celebration and empowerment of women and girls by strengthening their belief in themselves and strengthening their families … actions that lead to purposeful and thriving lives.

We support initiatives that align with this mission, which is why we focus our giving on organizations that support leadership and economic independence for women and girls such as Salvation Army, Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, Dress for Success Worldwide, Girls Scouts and YWCA of Central Ohio.

Thirty-One Gives has not provided any direct funding for Planned Parenthood or any other activities outside the scope of our mission.

Thirty-One Gives supports HER, no matter her circumstances, no matter where she’s been or where she’s going. We want to be there in her greatest time of need and in her greatest time of joy. We empower HER.”

My heart dropped.  I was speechless.  I was working for a company who admittedly supports organizations who DIRECTLY fund Planned Parenthood, an abortion mill for killing the lives of millions of innocent babies.  Thirty-One claims they do not directly fund these companies but when you give them support (of any kind) you are supporting them! Renting a booth at their event is the very same as writing them a check.  This game is called a funding shell; it’s satan’s way of deceiving people and funneling money from one organization to another.  It’s a scary game to play and too many times people are betrayed.

I fulfilled my commitment to my hostesses through the end of year, remaining prayerful and never stopping to reach out to the company.  I continued to sell the products MINUS the line that gave money back to the Thirty-One Gives charity.  It was in December that I was able to finally dialogue with the charities Executive Directors who affirmed to me that I would be pleased with the upcoming changes for the new 2013 year.  I was ecstatic!  God knows my financial situation; He knows my heart for the company; He knows my desires to help our family with the finances.

To my dismay, they did not remove Girls Scouts or YWCA of Central Ohio from their partnerships.  And I knew what I had to do.  I stood firm in my beliefs and God’s word.  I stopped selling Thirty-One and am trusting God to financially support our family.  Faith is the bridge between where I am and where God is taking me and I am faithful God will provide.  I made a nice check every month working for Thirty-One; leaving was a big hit to our family.  But that compares nothing to the contentment in my heart when I faithfully follow God’s standards for my life.

Know where your money goes!  I will remain prayerful that Thirty-One opens their eyes to the Truth and especially the scriptures they were founded upon.  All of us at one time were blind to the truth until God opened our eyes and revealed His love for us.   We must always remember, once we know the truth we are then accountable for our actions or inactions with that truth!

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Say NO to Girl Scouts

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Did you know Girl Scouts is affiliated with Planned Parenthood?  Parents pushing those cookies may tell you the money goes towards their daughter’s camp fees or troop fees.  But ultimately, ANY moneys given to the Girl Scouts association (including that $12 registration fee every year) is in the hands of the Organization to spend or donate as they wish.  A parent or troop leader doesn’t have the final say (or any say for that matter) to where those moneys are allocated.

A parent or troop leader may tell you that the money donated to Planned Parenthood isn’t for abortions, but for well woman exams or even birth control.  Girl Scouts does not have the authority to spend Planned Parenthood’s money.  Regardless, any money given to Planned Parenthood frees those funds for exams and birth control so that they can perform more abortions at a bottom price.

Girl Scouts has partnered with Planned Parenthood in many ways – they have distributed materials that promote sexual content, birth control options, reproductive rights, and pregnancy alternatives with Planned Parenthood listed as a “helpful link”.  Girl Scouts also presents many pro-abortion and pro-homosexual role models and guest speakers.  You can also find the Girl Scouts logo on various Planned Parenthood brochures.

Think about that for just a second.  We’re spending money on Girl Scout cookies for the GSA to teach our daughters about sexual education and then those dollars are turned around and spent at abortion clinics?  “From 2008 to 2009, Planned Parenthood received $363 million in government grants and contracts — our tax dollars. During the same time period, they destroyed the lives of 324,008 unborn babies.”  Do you want your money going to the education of sexual promiscuity and pregnancy alternatives to young girls and teens?

I don’t agree with the Girl Scouts agenda and it is our duty to continue telling people about this cause.  I believe in teaching sexual purity, however difficult it may be to attain, and I believe in teaching my children to love themselves as God made them.  I don’t need a troop of any kind to do this for me.

For those seeking alternatives to the fellowship of girls along with Christian fellowship, look into American Heritage Girls or Little Flowers Girls Club.  You can also stand up for your faith and host your own Cookies for Life campaign.

For those who believe Girl Scouts does so much good that it’s okay to ignore the bad, please pray about this.  Rather than spending money on cookies, spend your money wisely and send a youth to church camp.  Spend your time and make a better impact and take a youth horse back riding, camping, or for a spa day.  No troop or organization can take the place of true relationships!

“So then brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.” 2 Thessalonians 2:15

“If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones…it would be better if a great millstone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the depth of the sea.”  Matthew 18:6

Other references:
http://www.100questionsforthegirlscouts.org/100/
http://youtu.be/uZKiQub0ZnA – Girl Scouts CEO admits to relationship with Planned Parenthood
http://www.girlscoutswhynot.com/
http://www.cms.gov/Center/Provider-Type/Federally-Qualified-Health-Centers-FQHC-Center.html

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Who Should Christians Vote For?

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I admit, I’ve had a very hard time this election season.  I don’t see either candidate as a great and honorable man of God who uphold ALL biblical values.  They both say they are Christians and believe in biblical values.  I’ve also heard their exceptions to those biblical standards, which quite honestly scares me.  Because I cannot confirm either candidate’s pure heart or motives, I must go solely on their beliefs they’ve provided us.  We have a right to vote and I believe we should be voting for the candidate with the most Christian values and morals.  I have to continually remind myself that we are not voting for a national pastor, but a national leader.

So who should Christians vote for?

The most pro-life candidate, because God hates the shedding of innocent blood – Proverbs 6:17

The most pro-Israel candidate, because God blesses those who bless Israel and curses those who don’t – Genesis 12:3

The most pro-debt reduction candidate, because the borrower is servant to the lender – Proverbs 22:7

The most pro-work candidate, because God says if a man does not work, let him not eat – 2 Thessalonians 3:10

The most pro-marriage candidate, because God is for marriage – Genesis 2:24

The candidate who most closely believes government’s purpose is to reward the good and punish the evil – Romans 13

Vote for the candidate based as close as you can on God’s Word (2 Timothy 3:16), knowing that whoever gets elected, God is the one who puts all men in authority (Daniel 2:21).

Dr. D. James Kennedy once said, “Lord, give us the leader we need, not the one we deserve.”  I could not have said this any better!

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Abortion Q&A

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1. Why do you take such a stand against Planned Parenthood as not every location (if any) offers abortions anymore?  Planned Parenthood does provide abortions.  It is true that not all locations provide this service but some do.  However, all locations are owned and operated as one enterprise.  If you pay for any service at any Planned Parenthood location, those funds all go to one enterprise and are used as they see fit.  I prefer not even a dollar be put into the hands of Planned Parenthood for them to use as they choose.  Click HERE to confirm that Planned Parenthood does indeed still provide abortion options.

2. Do you believe that Planned Parenthood offers a service for women that really can’t be found elsewhere?  Absolutely not.  You can go to any family provider or gynecologist for a pap smear or information on STDs and family planning.  You may pay a higher price but you won’t be paying at the expense of a life,which ironically is the higher price.  There are also local and national agencies that want to help pregnant women with adoption or pregnancy care.

3. What would you do if you found yourself to be in a less than perfect situation where you found yourself with child?  When I was 17 I found out I was pregnant. I will not go into the details of this event but it was less than ideal.  Regardless, a life was forming inside of me and abortion was not an option.  My mom had me at age 17 and I have always been a huge part of her testimony and her redemption story.  How could I end a life when I too was not the ideal situation and saw firsthand how God worked in her (and my) life. Abortion should not be an option but adoption and keeping the baby are.  I choose to keep my baby and through faith allow God to restore my life and use the both of us to spread His good news.

4. Do you feel there are any circumstances that abortion is a viable decision?  No.  Abortion, in my opinion and based on Biblical truths, is never an option.

5. What if you were in a position where you and your husband had to decide between your life and the life of an unborn child?  As a believer in Christ, I would put my faith in God to do what is best for myself, my spouse, my unborn child, and my family.  Whatever the reason, God allowed that child to be conceived and He has not given me the right to end that life growing inside me.  My prayer would be that God heal me and the baby and that through that healing others would come to know Him.  But if that were not in His plans, I am comfortable enough in my faith to trust that God take care of my husband and family without me and would still pray that others come to know Jesus through my life.

6. What if you conceived at an early age….you weren’t ready, it was pre-marital sex, etc.?  As I mentioned before, I was 17 and pregnant.  I wasn’t ready.  I was scared, young, not married, in high school, and had no means to financially provide for myself or baby.  But I knew the risk factors when having sex (pre-marital sex at that).  Regardless of my sinful choices, it was not okay to commit yet another sin, the sin of taking a life.  I knew things needed to change right then for the both of us to fully live life.

7. Your husband has had a vasectomy, you aren’t supposed to ever be able to conceive again….what do you do if you find yourself pregnant? I had many complications with my last pregnancy (the first complication was contractions that started at 17 weeks gestation).  We were told that if we got pregnant again the likelihood of me being able to carry the baby was slim; that I would either miscarry early on or deliver too early for viability.  Because of the complications, my husband and I made the decision for him to have a vasectomy.  Since then I have also had a procedure done that is said to make me sterile.  We have talked about this very situation and I refer back to Question #5.  I will choose life for my child.  At this point, if I were to get pregnant, it would be God’s divine intervention and regardless of the outcome of the pregnancy, or even my own life, this would be in God’s plans and I trust Him to do what is best for our family.

8. How do you feel about birth control if you aren’t in a married situation? I think birth control outside of a marriage is still “birth control”.  You know you are doing wrong and making that sinful choice of premarital sex.  If you are truly living your life for Christ, then premarital sex wouldn’t be in the equation, and neither would birth control.

9. What about victims of rape? Should they have to carry a child that is a product of the rape to term? While a rape is a horrible crime on an innocent person, so is abortion of an innocent child.  The victim is not at fault and neither is the child.  I would suggest adoption in this case.  This child is still a gift from God, no matter how it was conceived.  Through faith, this situation can be a saving grace to someone.  The Bible tells us in Romans, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.”  If we are truly believers, we KNOW God will do good in every circumstance, even when it’s not ideal.  I recommend reading The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers.

10. What if your child was determined to have some fateful ailment that would cause death upon delivery? Would you choose to carry to term or abort? Absolutely I’d carry that baby to term!  My mom carried a child with anencephaly, which is the absence of part or all of the brain and/or skull.  So many people wondered why she continued to carry him to term.  But he was alive and well in her womb.  He kicked, practiced breathing, sucked his thumb, rolled around.  How do you just end the life of your child when he’s safe and sound tucked away in his mother’s womb?  They were told he may take a breath after delivery but unfortunately he died going through the birth canal.  He never took a single breath on his own.  But that little boys life has been a HUGE part of my mother’s testimony.  And here I am 25 years later still talking about his precious little life.  People hear his story and choose life for their child.  What an incredible life he lived, even if only in our mother’s womb!  So no, I would not choose to end my pregnancy.  I would choose to cherish every moment God gave me with that child.

11. What about women who do not have health insurance?  Where can they go for preventative care or health screen checks?  There are over 10,000 Federally Qualified Health Centers across the United States that offer these services.  There are less than 600 Planned Parenthood clinics and after tests done at PP, they then refer patients to FQHCs for further testing and referrals.  It makes sense to just go to the locations that do not perform abortions and provide the same, and even more, services.

Biblical View on Abortion

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For those that want a Biblical perspective on abortion, here is what I believe to be true and right.

“You shall not murder.” -Exodus 20:13

“You shall not murder.” -Deuteronomy 5:17

“’You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’” -Matthew 5:21

“The commandments, ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not covet,’ and whatever other commandments there may be, are summed up in this one rule: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  Love does no harm to its neighbor.  Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.” -Romans 13:9-10

“For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,’ also said, ‘Do not murder.’  If you do commit murder, you have become a law breaker.” –James 2:11

Murder is a sin.  The killing of innocent life is a sin regardless of the age of the “human”.  The Bible does not tell us murder is a sin and then afterwards list several occasions where we can take an innocent life and it not be a sin.  As a matter of fact, it clearly warns us that adultery (which by definition is sexual relations outside of marriage) can lead to murder, the actual killing of one person (another adult, newborn child, or unborn child) to cover up the crime of adultery.

He knew.  God knew how perverted and corrupt humans would become and this verse holds true even today.  In Biblical times they killed the innocent to cover up their crimes and yet we are still doing the same today.  [Read the story of David and Bathsheba]

There is not one instance, where abortion is okay by biblical standards.  Not adultery with another married person, not premarital sex, not rape, and not any medical condition justifies the killing of the unborn child.

What the Bible does tell us is to “live by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).  Maybe you did commit the sin of adultery and are now pregnant.  Or maybe you were an innocent bystander who was raped.  And maybe you have been that faithful, devoted follower all your life and you are now in a medical position where ending the life of your child will ultimately save yours.  Whatever the case may be, the Bible does not justify abortion.  It says to live by faith.  Put your faith in God to do what is right and best for your life and family.  Have faith that He will heal you.  Have faith that He will use your situation, whatever it may be, to bring others to Christ.

Why do I speak so openly about this topic?  Because abortion only serves to fill lives with guilt.  I have never personally had an abortion but know many who have.  I have done my fair share of sins that still leave with an insurmountable level of guilt and that haunt me and affect my daily life.  Sin is a sin and guilt is exactly what Satan wants us to live with.  Our goal as Christians should be to keep His word, spread His good news, and to keep all people from committing sin.  Yes, we are not perfect and cannot ever achieve perfection.  But we can certainly try!

“If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” –Isaiah 7:9

“Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God.” –Romans 4:20

If you are in an unwanted situation, have faith that God will provide for you.  He can provide money to support your new addition.  He can lead you to a family that has been praying and longing for a child.  God can also heal you and give you and your child life.  But have faith that God will do what is best for you and your unborn child.  What blessings these times will be!

If you have had an abortion, let God redeem you.  Let Him heal you and restore your life.  The Bible talks so much of the power of redemption and the power of changing lives.  Your story can save lives too!  Your story can keep others from the guilt they may feel.  Your story can reach others and bring people to Christ.  Ask God to forgive you and allow Him to start working in your life today.

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Say NO to Susan G. Komen

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It’s that time of year again when the Susan G. Komen foundation starts wanting your money.  Now what do you do?

In recent years, I’ve learned that Susan G. Komen is NOT the charity company they want to us to believe they are.  The money they are given is sometimes dispersed to other organizations unbeknownst to those of us who choose to donate.

Before I go any further, let me clarify that I support the fight against breast cancer and it is my prayer that one day, all cancers will be healed through a simple cure.  But I do not support my money being given to a charity that’s given to other organizations without my approval or knowledge of.

Susan G. Komen gives millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood.  They say they are giving money for breast health and screenings to help women without the needed funds to provide for themselves.  Planned Parenthood and Komen lead us to believe these funds are used for mammograms.  In reality, Planned Parenthood only provides wellness exams which includes a self-breast exam.  You know, the kind we are supposed to do in the shower!   But reality is, Planned Parenthood has to refer their patients elsewhere for mammograms.

Even though Susan G. Komen says they monitor the funds being spent for “wellness breast exams”, Planned Parenthood has free money provided to them which they do not use for its intended purpose and this then frees up their funds to provide more abortions.

Sadly, the founder of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger’ s original goal was “nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or those who will become defectives.” As she wrote in The Birth Control Review, “the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the overfertility of the mentally and physically defective.”  These are Margaret Sanger’s words in her 1920 book, Woman and the New Race.

Susan G. Komen also has a mission of finding other charitable organizations and, using the money we have donated to them, sues them for using the term “for the cure” in their names.  Really?  As if breast cancer is the only cancer we want cured?  Shouldn’t we all be united to find a common cure for cancer?  Their agenda is is clearly for THEIR organization to succeed and no others.

There has also been evidence that shows there is a link between breast cancer and abortions.  Although Susan G. Komen has released a statement that disproves this theory, there is much evidence to still believe there are links between the two.  Why even take that chance?  Because Susan G. Komen has ulterior motives – they provide funds for abortions, then more women are at risk for breast cancer, later in life those women fight to support Komen, and the cycle repeats itself.  Makes sense to them!

I am by no means saying we should not fight for the cure for breast cancer.  I’m saying, know your charities and how they spend the money you donate.  Know their true goals and motives while fighting for cures.  Rather than donate to Susan G. Komen and the death of an unborn child, provide that same money to a friend or relative suffering, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, American Cancer Society, or Relay for Life.

And even if you do not actually give your money to Komen, ANY of the “pink” stuff you buy is ultimately in support of Komen.  We cannot ignore the bad a company does just because they do some good also.  That isn’t an excuse for our children, our employers, or national leaders.  It certainly shouldn’t be an excuse for a company fighting for the cure.

Know where your money goes!  Take a stand for life!

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