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Is it Really? If you know the Lord Jesus you should be Voting on His behalf and using Your Voice to echo His Words.
Are you voting for the Party with the Campaign for Immortality? The following is an excerpt from a recent message by Pastor John MacArthur (http://www.gty.org). It is called “Abortion and the Campaign for Immorality”. You can hear it by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser. http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/90-448/abortion-and-the-campaign-for-immorality
This is a new day in our country. Parties, which used to differ on economics, now differ dramatically on issues that invade the realm of God’s law and morality.
In an ideal situation, their platform would mean that the government passes out condoms so people can fornicate at will. For those who happen to get pregnant in the process, platform advocates that you kill the baby at the will of the mother, up and including the ninth month.
At the same time, it advocates a homosexual marriage, which is an oxymoron, an utter impossibility, and a gross violation of the law of God. And then to add to that, the murder of abortion, and then a platform originally leaving God out. All of that’s Romans 1. Romans 1 says God will judge, God has judged throughout human history, nations that experience sexual freedom. Romans chapter 1 lays that out clearly: the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against those who advocate sexual freedom, sexual conduct outside of marriage. And that’s an indication of the demise of a nation.
And then Romans 1 also says that God will judge those nations that advocate homosexual behavior, men with men, women with women, doing what is unnatural. They are also haters of God, haters of God– leaving God out, advocating abortion, advocating homosexuality, advocating free sexual conduct and government-provided condoms so that everybody can do what they want. That is literally creating a platform out of what God hates.
This is not about politics, although there are things we could talk about. You’re not voting for a pastor, you’re not voting for a spiritual leader, you’re voting for someone who has some sense of morality. Since the Bible says that the role of government is to punish evil doers and protect the good, you better have somebody in power who understands what is good and what is evil. And if you think homosexuality, abortion, sexual freedom, hating God are not evil, then you better go back and check your Bible again.
How can people with that kind of agenda protect those who do good and punish those who do evil? That’s Romans 13’s definition of the role of government. We could talk about foreign policies, should we protect as many defenseless people from evil aggressors as possible? We could talk about economics, Is it right to get into irreparable debt? Is that responsibility? We could talk about that.
We could talk about the economics of if you don’t work, you don’t eat, which is what the Bible says. But those things are not what concern me. And I’ve seen something happen in these conventions that is just stunning. The adaptation of a Romans 1 platform, sexual freedom, homosexuality on an equal level with marriage, the murder of infants, and the elimination of God.
And by the way, I didn’t like it any better when they put God back in because that’s blasphemy. To connect God with that agenda is a horror, it’s a horror. It’s taking His name in vain. In fact, I don’t think God should be in either agenda (applause). But when you have an advocacy of support for the slaughter of infants and homosexuality, complete sexual freedom, you have a formula for divine judgment.
If we have any sense of justice, if we have any sense of righteousness, if we want to make a little bit of a voice heard about what is right and about the role of government being to punish evil doers and protect the people who do right, then we better step up. I’m not sure what God has in the future, but I do know we can take His side and give Him honor.
To me it is ironic that those who pride themselves on defending the rights of the weak, murder them in the womb when they are the most weak. What kind of hypocrisy is that? Self-congratulating pseudo- humanitarians advocate a deadly force of violence unleashed against infants that makes the Nazi Holocaust look mild by comparison. In our world, we’re slaughtering between fifty and sixty million babies a year. In the United States on record is 1.5 million abortions a year. Every third baby conceived is murdered in the womb. Four thousand a day plus, 170 an hour–Planned Parenthood alone kills one every ninety-five seconds.
The Physicians Association of Planned Parenthood released this statement, quote: “Abortion is a treatment for unwanted pregnancy, the second sexually transmitted disease.” Pregnancy is a sexually transmitted disease. Our nation and others are murdering a whole generation of humans in mass infanticide that was legalized in January of 1973 by the Roe v. Wade decision made by an unrighteous group of people on the Supreme Court. Now forty-three percent of all women have an abortion and forty-seven percent of abortions are repeats. It’s legal to do to a child what you might be arrested for doing to a cat, or a dog, or certainly an eagle. In fact, Massachusetts made it illegal to award goldfish as a prize at a fair. And the document from the Massachusetts law said this was to protect the tendency to dull humanitarian feelings and corrupt the morals of those who abuse them–a law to prevent the abuse of goldfish.
In Asia, the trauma over abortion–just for an illustration, you can pick any place in the world, but the trauma in Asia over the tens of millions of abortions that are done there. As you would know, China is a major leader in abortions. They’re the only nation probably in the world that has a more liberal approach to that than America does; has unleashed upon the Asian women a horror of guilt and suffering from having abortions.
And so there have been temples erected, built literally, in Asia with the expressed purpose of memorializing water babies. They’re Buddhist temples and the person who feels some need to memorialize that the baby that they aborted can go to these temples, and they can purchase for a large sum of money a small little Buddha as a memorial for the aborted child, and that Buddha will be put on display there. And there are temples that have, for example, 10,000 of these little Buddha’s on display on the grounds–becomes a commercial attraction where people come and take photographs of them.
It costs many hundreds of dollars to get the supposed relief that comes from purchasing your little Buddha, and then additionally you can buy a prayer. The last prices I saw, you can buy a prayer for about $120.00 and they will pray for your water baby. And then, if you have additional abortions, it’s only $40.00 each additional abortion.
So the Buddhists have figured out a way to make money even after the abortion, on the guilt and the sadness of people. Suicide rate among people who have had an abortion goes up between 400 and 800 percent. Many studies in 1957–there have been about thirty-some studies on the effect of having had an abortion on breast cancer. It greatly raises the risk. Twenty-seven out of about thirty-five studies indicate there’s a significant increase in breast cancer risk for someone who has an abortion because it’s such a terrible interruption of the normal cycle, to say nothing of depression, withdrawal, guilt, shame, alcohol dependency, etc., etc.
How did we ever get here where we just massacre infants in the safest place in the womb? Where we literally go in there and kill them? How did we get to this place?
But it’s amazing in a so-called Judeo-Christian environment, which has been the kind of worldview that America has been born in, that we have reached the point that we have, where one of the two political parties in this country include slaughtering innocent infants in the womb as a part of its platform which it advocates.
Why? …for the rest of this message visit http://www.gty.org and listen to John MacArthur’s entire message entitled: “Abortion and the Campaign for Immorality”
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