Speaking for Life

Where are the voices for life. Cops are assassinated and the outrage from our leaders is muted by words that promote more hatred.  Over 2000 babies are aborted, (killed) every day and the government and individuals fund the carnage.  The inner cities are awash with black on black blood.  Life has become cheap.

Scripture provides clear instruction in Exodus 20; Thou Shalt Not Kill.  Every western society and almost all non western cultures have codified this commandment into law. There is a reason that this is God’s law.  It is not only one of his commandments, but it makes society civil.  Without this provision in the law society disintegrates.

I wonder how many Christians are parading as part of Black Lives Matter.  How many Christians are participating in chants that encourage violence and the killing of cops?

Matthew 5v21-24

You have heard that it was said to the men of old, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother (KJV- without a cause) shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults (KJV – Raca) his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be liable to the hell of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

What is needed is respect for life, all life.  From conception to decrepidation, all life should be respected and protected.  These protests signal a world where life has no value.  Where killing is acceptable.   There has never been a time when the gospel in needed more.  Even if you profess to be Jewish, this movement violates everything you have been taught.  Unless we return to a culture of life I fear for the survival of our country.

 

 

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True Christians Massacred

Two stories about life in Saudi Arabia, one about life there and one specifically about Christians in Saudi Arabia tell a story about our government’s attitude toward Christians. As Obamacare tears into Christians’ right to maintain their beliefs or as the NFL talks about banning Atlanta from hosting the Super Bowl because Atlanta wants to let vendors choose not to support activities where they have religious objections.

It becomes clear that being a believer in Christ is no longer a easy choice.  No matter were in world you are, believing in Christ has a potential cost, up to and including an ultimate cost.  From a earthly standpoint, why would anyone subject themselves to the bigotry against those that actively profess a belief in Christ?   The truth of the resurrection and belief in Christ provides an eternal reward.  Believers that die live forever.

If Christ did not return from the dead and ascend to the Father, all of us Christians are idiots and our beliefs false.  If he did, no price is too great to pay in this world for the hope of Christ.

Of Jews and Gentiles and History

This country is seeing persecution of Christians just starting.  Their voices are being silenced in the media, their right to not have to pay for someone else’s abortion challenged.  As a Jew I was raised on the persecution platform.  I was told that Christians were terrible because they were responsible for pogroms, the Crusades and for the holocaust.

Studying the bible, originally with the intent of assuring my self that Christianity was false, I discovered the opposite.  Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of God’s promises.   The first 12 disciples and Jesus himself were Jewish.  I learned that the message of redemption through Christ was the truth of Christianity.  Those killing and persecuting others in his name are false and have never believed that message.

For me the only thing that would justify accepting Jesus Christ as my savior was  the truth that he was foretold and rose from the grave.   In my case the truth, the promise of life eternal completely trumped the overwhelming weight of history.

There will always be evil.  We live in a world where God gave us free will.  Along with that free will is the power to choose or deny God.  That is why the decision to accept God means so much to God.  It is faith given freely.  God gave us the messiah because he loved us enough that we are allowed to choose to believe, or not.

In many parts of the world today accepting and professing Christ is punishable by death.  True evil would kill others for their beliefs.  The greatest promise for freedom are the true Christians.  The greatest threat are those who would silence Christians.  Those same  people  would kill the Jews today.