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This is part of my series of lesson plans I am doing where I’m teaching my daughters life science and also the wonder of God’s creation.  This is for kids ages 4-5.

Purpose: In this lesson we will learn about the caterpillar’s survival and also transformation.

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I thought I share my series of lesson plans I am doing where I’m teaching my daughters life science and also the wonder of God’s creation.  This is for kids ages 4-5.

Purpose: In this lesson we will learn the growth of a caterpillar from hatching to molting, movement, feeding and parts of a caterpillar’s body.

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I thought I share my lesson plan for a series I’m doing where I’m teaching my daughters life science and also the wonder of God’s creation.  This is for kids ages 4-5.

Lesson 1: Introduction

Purpose: Introduction to Caterpillars for the following lessons.

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A Friday night weekend light reading review!  Don’t miss the end of this review where I have a Christian reflection.

Geoff Johns.  DC Universe: Rebirth. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, May 25th 2016. 80 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

I enjoyed this work.  Having been interested with Comics only the last few years I started reading Batman and a few other DC Comics materials during their “New 52” era and was surprised to learn that in the middle of 2016 they stopped the New 52 reboot with a new era company-wide change called “Rebirth.”  This work was helpful in explaining to me what Rebirth is about and the possible direction DC comics is going.

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I just saw Huffington Post had a recent piece written on their front page for their religion column titled “Former Mayor Of Hell Rewrites Bible To Make It Really, Really Gay (NSFW).”  It has the above picture as its main picture to get people to click on it from the religion column.

Basically the article was about a guy making a mockery of the Bible.  You know it is bad when it has to be labeled NSFW which means it is not safe for work.  It’s essentially giving blasphemy against the Bible a platform on a national leftist website and the feel of the article is it was written and shared to make readers laugh.  For a website that talks a lot about fake news, one wonders if this piece that is more fitting for the Onion gets front and center stage as a news coverage where a Youtube comedian is quoted from his childish tweets all to get readers to laugh while the Huff Post writer drops his own lines alluding to the Bible.

I just wonder if Huff Po religion does the same thing with the Quran or with Islam in general like how they post things on the Bible and Christianity…or if there’s a double standard with the editors’ decision of what they select.  Not that I’m encouraging people to desecrate the Quran but I wonder would the Leftists over at Huff Post put similar pieces in content, tone and attention with the Quran?

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I had to verify this is real before I posted it.  Royal Dutch Airlines posted a tweet advancing the LGBT agenda but it was so ironic.

They posted this picture:

They posted the following words:

It doesn’t matter who you click with. Happy 🏳️‍🌈

Here’s the link to the original tweet:

I think sin makes people blind to irony.  Go ahead look at the picture and take all the time you need.

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Eugene Peterson lectures at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Wash., in May 2009. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Today’s big news in American Evangelicalism is Eugene Peterson’s “changing his mind about same-sex issues and marriage” as the headlines over at Religion News stated it.  Religionnews.com broke the news based upon an interview that Eugene Peterson did with their writer Jonathan Merritt.

Here’s the relevant portion of that interview:

RNS: You are Presbyterian, and your denomination has really been grappling with some of the hot button issues that we face as a culture. I think particularly of homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Has your view on that changed over the years? What’s your position on the morality of same-sex relationships?

EP: I haven’t had a lot of experience with it. But I have been in churches when I was an associate pastor where there were several women who were lesbians. They didn’t make a big deal about it. I’d go and visit them and it never came up for them. They just assumed that they were as Christian as everybody else in the church.

In my own congregation — when I left, we had about 500 people — I don’t think we ever really made a big deal out of it. When I left, the minister of music left. She’d been there ever since I had been there. There we were, looking for a new minister of music. One of the young people that had grown up under my pastorship, he was a high school teacher and a musician. When he found out about the opening, he showed up in church one day and stood up and said, “I’d like to apply for the job of music director here, and I’m gay.” We didn’t have any gay people in the whole congregation. Well, some of them weren’t openly gay. But I was so pleased with the congregation. Nobody made any questions about it. And he was a really good musician.

I wouldn’t have said this 20 years ago, but now I know a lot of people who are gay and lesbian and they seem to have as good a spiritual life as I do. I think that kind of debate about lesbians and gays might be over. People who disapprove of it, they’ll probably just go to another church. So we’re in a transition and I think it’s a transition for the best, for the good. I don’t think it’s something that you can parade, but it’s not a right or wrong thing as far as I’m concerned.

RNS: A follow-up: If you were pastoring today and a gay couple in your church who were Christians of good faith asked you to perform their same-sex wedding ceremony, is that something you would do?

EP: Yes.

As with everything in life for Christians we must be biblical and practice biblical discernment and critical thinking in our evaluation of what people have to say, even if they are a “Christian celebrity” among Evangelicalism.  Here’s my thoughts:

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Reading Planned Parenthood Twitter is like reading something straight out of some kind of Orwellian propaganda.

They recently posted this Tweet:

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What is a man and a woman?

In this series of posts we will see 7 truth derived from Genesis 1:26-28 concerning God’s creation of man and woman so that we would understand God’s design of manhood and womanhood for our lives today.

Why this study on Genesis 1?

  • We want to see how God intended men and woman to be so that we understand the role for today.
  • While Genesis 1 is a summary of the creation of man and woman we see that there are a lot of truths that is established here that is foundational for the Bible’s discussion of manhood and womanhood.

Let us start with the first truth that lays the foundation for all else that follows.

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Given how evil abortion is as an act of murder against the most helpless its time we don’t just talk about defunding Planned Parenthood but the legal banning of them from murdering.

This is one of the latest undercover video of their evil.  May God wake up the conscious of our nation against this injustice.

I’m moved to pray to see this evil end in the United States.

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We live in a time of incredible resources on the Christian faith, life and intellect.  Our fellow blogger “Andy” has been working for weeks on a new page called “999+ Audio Lectures” which he completed not too long ago.  You might notice that it’s a tab on our blog.  Have you checked it out?

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A weekend light reading review.

Scott Synder.  All-Star Batman, Volume 1: My Own Worst Enemy. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, April 25th, 2017. 192 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is a volume that is a part of DC Comics’ recent “rebirth” reboot.  This particular work is on Batman.  I wanted to read this graphic novel largely due to the fact that Scott Synder wrote the story.  Synder’s previous stories has been good and I’m especially impressed with his Court of Owls.  While this particular work wasn’t as good as some of his previous works nevertheless you see the author’s creativity with how this story was told.

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Here’s a light weekend reading that serves as a break from heavy theological reading.

Garth Ennis.  The Shadow, Volume 1: The Fire of Creation.  Runnemede, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment, November 20th, 2012.  176 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Last week I read and reviewed The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights and I found the character “The Shadow” facinating.  Apparently in the 1930s the Shadow and Green Hornet were popular pulp heroes and have their own radio shows which I have only learned about recently.  The publisher has brought back these pulp heroes and have done a good job getting writers and illustrators to deliver to readers these wonderful graphic novels about them.  This work which is volume one on “The Shadow” was a fun and delightful read.

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Sometimes even Pastors need a break from heavy theological reading…hence this review.

If you enjoyed this review you also might want to check out my Review and Christian Reflections of my favorite works on Batman.

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James Tynion IV.  Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, February 14th, 2017. 128 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

From what little I know about DC Comics I believe their “Detective Comics” series is the longest series in comic book history and that’s largely due to the character Batman.  This is volume one of Detective Comics as part of DC Comics’ relaunched called “Rebirth” that started in 2016.  I’m still quite the rookie when it comes to Batman and this is the first Batman I read in the Detective Comics series and thus far I’m enjoying it.

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Today’s evangelism efforts at the abortion mill was atypical.  Our first trip was to FPA Women’s Health (www.fpawomenshealth.com) in Miramar, CA.  FPA performs non-surgical and surgical abortions.  Outside their buildings look clean, but inside, babies are poisoned and butchered to pieces and scream for their dear life.  I will not even call them doctors, because doctors don’t murder, they attempt to preserve life.  Instead, we have killers living in ivory towers among us.  Satan’s servants paces the hallways waiting for their next victim who can’t speak and who can’t defend themselves.  I don’t like to show graphic pictures, but I must show them in order to reveal the house of horror in our very backyard.  When the allies liberated people from the concentration camps of the Nazi regime, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, Eisenhower made the German citizenry in the towns and villages near the death camps, walk inside them in order to see the monstrosity of evil that took place in their very backyard.  The point was to inform them that they allowed this to happen.  It would not be a bad idea if many Americans and in the West, who are blinded by PP, are invited to the concentration camps of these abortion mills in order to see how life is slaughtered.

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While there at FPA, we stayed for a few minutes to see whether patients would arrive.  After not seeing one patient walk through those doors of living hell, we made our way to Planned Parenthood at Escondido (http://plannedparenthood.org/health-center/california/escondido/92025/escondido-center-2331-90110) where non-surgical abortions are done. This is where fetuses anywhere from 5 to 9 weeks in their gestational period, are chemically poisoned. Does not matter at what gestational period–life is a life. Doctors have indicated that tests have been done where they recognize the sound of their mother, they clap, have a heartbeat, visible activity of a brain wave; and at eight weeks when doctors stick a needle inside the mother in order to draw blood, they will back away and recoil because they can feel pain. Yet they are still killed.  

From the moment life starts, no one, but God alone has the right to give life and take away life. We can’t be subjective in our interpretation of human life. Too often due to the depravity of man, people are subjective when it comes to life or morality.  That is why God sovereignly provided His precepts and judgments for life in order to protect us from hostile objectors and truth suppressors of God.  Out of their mouth, there is nothing but an open grave.  They will say all sorts of wicked notions concerning life.  For example, take it from an article titled: “So What if Abortion Ends Life” (http://www.salon.com/2013/01/23/so_what_if_abortion_ends_life/) by Mary Elizabeth Williams.  She states,

Yet I know that throughout my own pregnancies, I never wavered for a moment in the belief that I was carrying a human life inside of me.  I believe that’s what a fetus is: a human life inside of me. I believe that’s what a fetus is: a human life. And that doesn’t make me one iota less solidly pro-choice. Here’s the complicated reality in which we live: All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about, lest we wind up looking like death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby storm troopers. Yet a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides. She’s the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her. Always.”

That is dangerous thinking because man has become a god who determines life.  They operate as false gods who determines whether blacks are considered three-fifths of a person; he determines whether blacks should be sterilized; he determines whether Jews should be exterminated or not.  No man can determine when to poison a baby or butcher a baby to death–regardless of the stage of the baby’s life.  That is horrifying depraved thinking to have man as the autonomous determiner of what life has value.  That mentality is what led to the inevitable and immoral institutionalized slavery of blacks in America, the three-fifths compromise whereby blacks are considered three-fifths of a person, and the other morally deviant perspectives such as the extermination of the Jews led by Hitler.  Right down to it, the world needs to be aware of this: don’t play the role of God.  If you do, you play at your risk (Romans 1:18-27).

IMAG1698_1As I  tried to confront those playing the role of God, I encountered the first PP patient that walked out those doors.  She rejected my Gospel tract with much passion.  She said no with an exclamation!  After that episode, things got dicey and interactive.  For the first time, which appears to be the manager/director of the clinic–she comes outside her doors and speaks to me.  What came out her month was the displeasure of my presence.  She told me that the property manager who owns the entire property wants me to leave.  If I do not comply, I will be arrested.  To her shame, little did she know, that I was not blocking the entrance of PP nor did I become a physical harm to the patients or workers, and nor did I break any laws.  Moreover whenever an owner decides to open up private property for use by the public, the public’s rights must apply in those spaces that are privately owned .  To be familiar with these private places open up the public, please see Marsh v. Alabama (1946), a case that dealt with the distribution of Jehovah’s Witness leaflets that were left on a sidewalk of an Alabama town.  The Supreme Court ruled in that case that a business district was to be treated as a public street.  At any rate, the only reason why there was a complaint towards me is because they did not like what I represented.  But that is subjectivism and has nothing to do with me breaking any laws.  Plus not every law is correct–for example, the legalization of murder.  Her threatening statements whether done intentionally or out of ignorance was nonetheless a violation of my first amendment rights. Because of this incident, my friend Jason and I decided to call the local police dept. in Escondido, CA.  After explaining over the phone concerning what transpired, the officer as promised, drove to PP in order to speak with PP concerning their infringement of my first amendment rights.  He explained to me in further details to not be intimidated by them because I did not break any laws.  The first amendment rights grants me freedom of speech even at a private property that is open to the public.  And if the property manager wants me to be removed simply because my message glorifies the Lord, they could I guess, technically, place a restraining order upon me.  However, as stated by the officer, there is a risk for them because it could lead up to a civil dispute.  The officer also told me that next time I go to Planned Parenthood, have a camera and record my time there.

Praise God for his favor upon us.  We will not back down.  We will continue to fight for these babies and for those involved in these murders.  My recommendation is that next time you attend a PP and are unsure of the zoning rules, please inquire from legal authority concerning your concerns and your questions.  Don’t listen to PP.  Some are openly hostile to the Gospel and will desire you to be removed. Secondly, have a camera because you will need it. Thirdly, be bold and do not back down from preaching the Gospel.

Here are some verses to read if you decide to open-air preach there.  I was encouraged to not use amplification because the sound could be too overpower since it is in a privately owned plaza.  I won’t tell you not to use it. I will just say, use discretion.  Get a feel for the place.  Test out the waters first.  Also here are some verses that are handy.  You only have a few seconds and perhaps a few minutes to engage the the patients who enter these abortion mills.  Make them count. Be loving, but there is no time to be politically correct or diplomatic. Make your statements pity and clear.  May it prick their conscience.

Genesis 1:27, “And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
Psalm 22:9-10, “Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb.  You made me trust when upon my mother’s breasts. 10 Upon You I was cast from birth; You have been my God from my mother’s womb.”
Psalm 127:3, “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord. The fruit of the womb is a reward.”
Psalm 139:13-16, “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; 16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.”
Proverbs 3:7, “Do not be wise in your own eyes.  Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.”
Proverbs 3:27, “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.”
Proverbs 6:16-19, “There are six things which the LORD hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: 17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, 19 A false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers.”
Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.”
Proverbs 15:3, “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, watching the evil and the good.”
Proverbs 21:7, “The violence of the wicked will drag them away, because they refuse to act with justice.”
Proverbs 28:14, “How blessed is the man who fears always, but he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.”
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, “The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. 14 For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.”
Isaiah 1:15, “So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you. Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen.  Your hands are covered with blood.”
Isaiah 5:20, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil. Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness. Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”
Luke 2:6-7, “While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”
Revelation 21:8, “But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Spiritual warfare is heavy at these clinics.  Some of my fellow evangelists have already been assaulted.  And if it is my turn, I pray that the Lord will embolden me as a lion for His righteousness.

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