This short clip was a good response to the popular Buzzfeed video that has gone viral that feature people says “I’m a Christian but…”
God’s love for the lives of Babies is a Greater Issue than Other Issues (Exodus 1:11-14)
Conclusion: There is hope for those who have even committed the sins of abortion. Christ has died for all sins. Yes, even in the sins of murder. He Himself was murdered. Died on the Cross. For all our sins. To Him we turn for grace. To Him also we point others to for forgivness of sins as well.
Today Congress has passed a bill temporarily defunding Planned Parenthood. As expected Planned Parenthood is all worked up. Look at their twitter accounts.
Here’s one that stood out to me tonight:
Just in case something happens to the Tweet, this is what it says: “Planned Parenthood is more popular than cheeseburgers. Maybe somebody should tell Congress…
#StandWithPP #trending ”
Seriously? Where do we even start?
We have a troll commented on one of my posts while I was away on a trip. He has some interesting unorthodox views. Wally, a dear friend of our blog asked him the question “Exactly how did you arrive at that?” The troll said said “about 25 years in theology.” He thinks his study of the Bible is academically rigorous and told Wally “what i’d like you to do is use the greek, the original language john was written in,” to refute him. He wants Wally to know he’s ready to rumble with the Greek by name dropping Strong (dead give away of a wannable Greek Geek). Oh and our troll freely use the word “simpleton” for others. So after 25 years of studying theology what is his mighty conclusion of Jesus’ life and ministry ? His comment found HERE is very telling:
jesus didn’t have any requirements about belief in himself; he had a very old jewish message he wished was simply believed. his only unique addition to it was a universalism and focus on the inner-man. a way of seeing the world differently, through love, and behavior is then lawless, unjudgable.
Let’s do an autopsy of what he said.
1.) “jesus didn’t have any requirements about belief in himself”
Response: Jesus didn’t have any requirements about belief in himself? The Biblical data suggests otherwise. And he didn’t pick this up after 25 years? Maybe it’s time to turn the table around, so using his own words and standards: “what i’d like you to do is use the Greek, the original language,” and translate these Greek passages:
και πας ο ζων και πιστευων εις εμε ου μη αποθανη εις τον αιωνα πιστευεις τουτο
μη ταρασσεσθω υμων η καρδια πιστευετε εις τον θεον και εις εμε πιστευετε
ιησους δε εκραξεν και ειπεν ο πιστευων εις εμε ου πιστευει εις εμε αλλα εις τον πεμψαντα με
I’m not playing. If you’re the troll and you are reading this, there will be no comments approved on this blog until you you translate, parse, decline and argue grammatically from the Greek. And please don’t use Google to find these verses and look it up in the English or cheat with Google Translate. You can tell.
Note: I’ll post what these verse says in the English after a reasonably ample time has passed.
On September 15, 2015, while at PP, I was reminded of the misery of evil and the nature of sin. When you minister at these murder mills you can’t come there with empty shells filled with dust, but you must be a vessel that is filled by the Holy Spirit. Your heart needs to be enlarged and affections for Christ need to be the epicenter. Otherwise, Christ is not exalted.
At any rate, besides one angry response from one young lady, who I think called the police on me (4th time they have been called), the most distressing situation today was a young couple who went inside for an abortion. The young man gave me back my tract after I asked if he was going inside for an abortion. His apathy and coldness for the child that was about to be murdered precipitated a righteous anger (not sinful anger) in me. As a result, I was impelled to open-air preach, which I normally do not do when I am alone. But I had to do it since I had info. that this poor child was going to be sacrificed on the bloody altar of convenience via the poison capsule.
Another sad state of affairs is the steep ignorance of PP patients. For example, one patient told me that they do not do abortions here. I told her to go to their website. It is very clear. They offer abortion services by encouraging the ladies who are pregnant to take the poison capsule. They take it orally and vaginally. Paitients are either lied to, ignorant, or refuse to aknowledge the truth. Moreover, on a few ocassions I have heard from a few people that PP encourages abortion if you are struggling economically, young, etc.
As for the positives, I had three grace-given conversations. One was with the business owner near PP who owned a tabacco shop. I am continuing to build a relationship with him. We continued our conversation. We covered demon possession, Mary veneration, and the Gospel. He also said he would like to teach me a few words in Arabic. Praise God because that will be handy when ministering to Muslims. The other conversation was with a mother who walked out from PP. She joyfully took one of our ministry packets after our extensive conversation.
The last conversation was with another young lady named Audrey. We had an extensive conversation on abortion and most importantly the Gospel. After the conversation we closed in prayer. Praise God because she decided not to go inside PP. Please pray that she will desire to communicate with one of the sisters in our church. Thank you all for praying.
In order to understand Christ as our Savior we must first understand the biblical teachings concerning the lostness of man. Man’s chief problem is offending a good God. The Bible teaches us all of humanity have sinned against God (Romans 3:23) with sin being behavior and thoughts that goes against God’s Law or lawlessness (1 John 3:4). Any attempt by man’s own effort towards “righteous deeds are like a filthy garment” (Isaiah 64:6). Proverbs 13:15 and 13:21 teaches us that sins have terrible consequences even on this side of eternity but we must not forget the biggest problem is that fallen humanity is guilty in their sin against God and one day Jesus will call sinners to give an account of their lives since God the Father has “given all judgment to the Son” (John 5:22 cf. John 5:27).
The consequences of man’s lostness after death in their sins is devastating: Those who are lost and whose name is not written in the book of life will appear on Judgement Day before Christ’s great white throne and be thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:15). Here too we see Jesus’ involvement as judge since Matthew 13:41-42 indicates there is a place of torment in which Jesus as the Son of Man will commission his angels to throw the lost into “that place” where “there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”