Planned Parenthood and the Virgin Mary

Some may still remember the despicable Christmas Planned Parenthood (PP) campaign from the recent past, a campaign from the depths of hell.

They had the audacity to take the Gospel message and change it to promote a carnage worse than the Newtown massacre.  “Peace on earth,” the message from God, became “choice on earth” a message from Satan.  Can anyone remember what happened last time Satan altered the words of God?  Hint: the setting was the garden of Eden, and man listened to Satan’s lies as opposed to the truth that came directly from God.

Rightfully so, catholics, evangelicals and godly people across the country united in a huge backlash against PP, but this has not dented PP’s onslaught against unborn babies.

The murderous spirits of Herod the Great and Pharaoh, and their blood thirst for infanticide is alive and well today embodied in the actions of PP.

I recently came across the t-shirt slogan “the virgin Mary was an unwed teenage mother,” and sadly young women just like Mary are the prime target of the abortion platform.  They shamelessly invoke Mary in their agenda as described by LifeSiteNews in the article here.   At a pro-life conference in Canada, abortion rights activists stormed the conference hall chanting the blasphemous French song “Oh, If Mary had known about abortion, we wouldn’t have to deal with all this nonsense.”

If PP existed in Mary’s day I am convinced they would have been a tool used by Satan to try to kill Jesus before He would have been born.  In his rage against the King of Kings, Satan used Herod the Great’s infanticide to no avail because God’s providential plan of redemption for humanity would not be derailed.  PP and all the Satanic forces behind them could not have aborted Jesus no matter how hard they would have tried.

Another instrument of Satan, Joseph Stalin is reported to have said, “A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.”  Similarly our society as grown accustomed to missing the microscopic and the big picture on this issue.  Abortion is not viewed as taking a life, it is viewed as a statistic.  But abortion in America is not just statistics, its 55 million tragedies – many at the hand of PP.

Millions of women in America and across the globe and are targeted every year with Satan’s abortion agenda.  In Romania one in three pregnancies is aborted!  And Romania is a country where 98%+ declare themselves “Christian!”

Yes, the Newtown massacre was the biggest tragedy since 9/11, but the tragedy that goes on in PP every day far outweighs 9/11 and all other American mass shootings combined!

God created man in His image, and every one of those tiny little babies whose bodies are destroyed by the instruments of death is a tiny reflection of God.  Christians need to realize the underlying spiritual war against God that goes on as PP unravel their platform.

At the first Christmas Satan did not prevail against Jesus, and neither will Planned Parenthood prevail in the end.

Let’s  pray for the young women who are targeted by Planned Parenthood, that they will come to realize that all the answers can be found at the cross of Jesus.  Let’s also keep in prayer the women who have had an abortion.  They need to understand that such a grave sin can be forgiven by the One who had NO sin but was made sin for us.

Newtown: Where Was God?

In the aftermath of the Newtown shootings, former governor and pastor Mike Huckabee presented the fact that for 50 years our government has systematically removed God from the classroom, and when a tragedy of this proportion precipitates in our schools our first reaction is to ask “where was God?”

He received a strong negative backlash from the liberal and atheistic media and blogosphere for that comment.  In this 3 minute video he eloquently defends his comments and makes the case that a culture without God is now reaping the consequences of its actions

Newtown: A Lesson for All

Murdering a human being is an assault on God. He made us in his own image. Destroying an image usually means you hate the imaged. Murdering God’s human image-bearer is not just murder. It’s treason — treason against the creator of the world. It is a capital crime — and more. “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image” (Genesis 9:6).

As usual, Jesus takes this up in devastating terms. None of us escapes.

You have heard that it was said to those of old, “You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.” But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, “You fool!” will be liable to the hell of fire. (Matthew 5:21–22)

He does not say unwarranted anger is the same as murder. It’s not. Ask the bereaved parents of Newtown. He says both are liable to hell. Both come under a similar sentence from God. Why would Jesus say that?

Because both are a sin against God, not just man. Jesus’s threat of hell is owing not to the seriousness of murder against man, but to the seriousness of treason against God. In the mind of Jesus — the mind of God — heartfelt verbal invective against God’s image is an assault on the infinite dignity of God, the infinite worth of God. It is, therefore, in Jesus’s mind, worthy of God’s righteous judgment.

So what we saw yesterday in the Newtown murders was a picture of the seriousness of our own corruption. None of us escapes the charge of sinful anger and verbal venom. So we are all under the just sentence of God’s penalty. That is what Jesus was saying in Matthew 5:21–22.

And it is exactly what Jesus said again when people pressed him to talk about the time Pilate slaughtered worshippers in the temple. Instead of focusing on the slain or the slayer, he focused on all of us:

Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. (Luke 13:2–3)

Which means that the murders of Newtown are a warning to me — and you. Not a warning to see our schools as defenseless, but to see our souls as depraved. To see our need for a Savior. To humble ourselves in repentance for the God-diminishing bitterness of our hearts. To turn to Christ in desperate need, and to treasure his forgiveness, his transforming, and his friendship.

Article by John Piper ~ from desiringgod.org

Spiritual Warfare Behind the Shooting of Children

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Throughout the history of the universe, evil has manifested a dark form of violence specifically toward children. Not only did the Canaanite nations demand the blood of babies, but the Bible shows where at points of redemptive crisis, the powers of evil have lashed out at children. Pharaoh saw God’s blessing of Israelite children as a curse and demanded they be snuffed out by the power of his armed thugs. And, of course, the Christmas narrative we read together this time of year is overshadowed by an act of horrific mass murder of children. King Herod, seeing his throne threatened, demands the slaughter of innocent children.

Jesus was not born into a gauzy, sentimental winter wonderland of sweetly-singing angels and cute reindeer nuzzling one another at the side of his manger. He was born into a war-zone. And at the very rumor of his coming, Herod vowed to see him dead, right along with thousands of his brothers. History in Bethlehem, as before and as now, is riddled with the bodies of murdered children.

Why?

“The course of this world,” we’re told, is driven along by “the prince of the power of the air” (Eph. 2:2). And behind all of that is a bloody skirmish. Satan is, Jesus tells us, a “murderer from the beginning” because he hates life itself. And he hates the life of children, particularly, because they picture something true about Jesus of Nazareth.

Jesus showed his disciple John that behind the particulars of history there’s another, darker, story going on. Jesus showed the picture of a woman giving birth to a child, with a dragon crouching before her to devour the baby (Rev. 12:4). When the woman and her child escaped, the dragon “became furious with the woman and went out to make war on the rest of her offspring” (Rev. 12:17), and has done so ever since.

Satan hates children because he hates Jesus. When evil destroys “the least of these” (Matt. 25:40, 45), the most vulnerable among us, it destroys a picture of Jesus himself, of the child delivered by the woman who crushes the head of our reptilian overlord (Gen. 3:15). The demonic powers know that the human race is saved, and they’re vanquished, by a child born of woman (Gal. 4:4; 1 Tim. 2:15). And so they hate the children who bear his nature.

Violence against children is also peculiarly satanic because it destroys the very picture of newness of life and dependent trust that characterizes life in the kingdom of God (Matt. 18:4). Children are a blessing, and that enrages the horrifying nature of those who seek only to kill and to destroy (Jn. 10:10).

The satanic powers want the kingdoms of the universe, and a child uproots their reign.

[There are no] easy answers to the grieving parents and communities in Connecticut. We don’t fully understand the mystery of iniquity. We don’t know why God didn’t stop this from happening. But we do know what this act is: it’s satanic, and we should say so.

Let’s grieve for the innocent. Let’s demand justice for the guilty. And let’s rage against the Reptile behind it all.

As we do so, let’s remember that Bethlehem was an act of war. Let’s remember that the One born there is a prince of peace who will crush the skull of the ancient murderer of Eden. Let’s pray for the Second Coming of Mary’s son.

~ from “Moore to the Point” by Russel D. Moore ~ “School Shootings and Spiritual Warfare”