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Tuesday 18th 

 WATCH: Mike Bloomberg: Elderly Cancer Patients Should be Denied Treatment to Cut Costs
 Abortionist: “It Makes My Day” When I Get to Kill Another Baby in an Abortion
 Not One Democrat Running for President Supports the Bill to End Infanticide
 Judge Blocks President Trump’s Pro-Life Rule Defunding Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

Monday 17th 

 Pete Buttigieg Celebrates Woman Killing Her Baby in an Abortion. Her Story “Lifts Us Up”
 Mike Bloomberg Told Pregnant Employee to Get Rid of Her Baby in an Abortion: Just “Kill It”
 President Trump Has Established More Pro-Life Policies Than Any Previous President
 Pete Buttigieg Says He Won’t Be “Lectured On Family Values,” But He Thinks the Bible Supports Abortion

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Tuesday 18th 

 Born Crying After Late-Term Abortion, Disabled Baby Boy Dies an Hour Later in His Mother’s Arms
 Whoopi Goldberg: I Can’t Get Mad at Democrats’ Sexism Until Trump Apologizes
 Ted Cruz Slams Pro-Abortion Legislator’s Bill Forcing Men to Get Vasectomies
 WATCH: Woman Entering Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Brags “I’m Going to Kill the Baby”
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Monday 17th 

 Baptist Minister: Killing Babies in Abortion Should be a “Religious Right”
 She Worked for a Late-Term Abortionist, But God Changed Her Heart and Now She’s Pro-Life
 Pete Buttigieg Says Americans Should be Forced to Fund Killing Babies in Abortion
 Richard Dawkins Defends Eugenics: Could Easily be Used to “Breed Humans”

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Why Preachers Mustn’t Be Silent on Cultural Issues

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“Mayor Pete” Buttigieg Preaches

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Or, Why Preachers Mustn’t Be Silent on Cultural Issues

JOHN STONESTREET

Heading into 2020, we’re reviewing the most-popular BreakPoint commentaries of 2019.

Earlier this year, South Bend, IN, Mayor and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg quoted the Bible in an attempt to speak to the question of abortion: “There [are] a lot of parts of the Bible that talk about how life begins with breath, and so even that is something that we can interpret differently.”

If we applied the Bible in the way Mayor Pete suggests, abortion would be justified up until birth, a position now firmly embedded and championed across the Democratic Party.

One of the ways Mayor Pete has distinguished his candidacy from all of the other Democratic hopefuls for president is through constant reference to his religious faith. Already, Buttigieg has applied (and often, misapplied) the Bible to support far-left positions on several cultural issues, including economic policy and same-sex marriage.

These Biblical misapplications are easily taken apart. Or, at least, they should be. The Bible clearly treats unborn babies as persons, see Psalm 139 and Luke 1:15, and Jesus clearly affirms the Genesis account of marriage as between a man and a woman, see Matthew 19:4.

In fact, the Bible Buttigieg goes to for his political positions is missing a lot of pages, and suspiciously reads a whole lot like his party’s platform. As Ross Douthat put it, Buttigieg doesn’t appear to “support any policy that deviates from the progressive catechism.”

Of course, Buttigieg has every right to sermonize. My concern here is what makes it effective. It certainly isn’t the strength of his biblical argumentation. As I said on Twitter“What makes #MayorPete’s gross misapplication of Scripture to cultural issues so troubling and so effective is the incredible void left when many pastors who won’t apply Scripture to cultural issues.”

The reason Buttigieg gets so much mileage out of his biblically revised one-liners is because so many Christians do not get a steady diet of the Bible applied to cultural issues, particularly from the pulpit.

Buttigieg is filling a void that’s been left by pastors who only teach the Bible as a personal, private self-help book, in order to help us find our purpose, improve our lives, and feel closer to God. For example, back in 2016, when Colorado was facing a ballot initiative on doctor-assisted suicide, at least two prominent pastors told me they wouldn’t address it from the pulpit because it was “too political.”

A Christianity that is never directly and broadly applied to the cultural moment we live in is one that is eventually reduced down to emotive sentimentalism. A friend responded to my tweet with this one that further clarifies the problem Buttigieg is revealing in the church: “Also, he’s Very Nice. Reducing Christianity to bland platitudes and vague kindness leaves us utterly defenseless when the snake oil salesman is vaguely kind too.”

Exactly. Do the math. Too many Christians never hear the Bible applied to cultural issues. Too many Christians are left with the impression that Christianity is about being “nice” and happy. Mayor Pete is “nice” and happy. Mayor Pete applies the Bible to cultural issues.

As one of my Tennessee friends used to say, “This ain’t rocket surgery.”

Christianity is, of course, personal. But it’s not private. To say, as Jesus’ first followers did, that “Christ is Lord” is to state a public truth. Christ is sovereign not just over our salvation, but over everything. And if Christianity is true, its truth applies to every sphere of life.

I am grateful for those pastors and preachers, and there are many of them, who clearly and courageously articulate the whole truth of the Bible, working out its implications from the pulpit for the cultural moment in which we live.

There’s a scene in “Remember the Titans” in which Denzel Washington’s character tells his white assistant coach to stop coddling the team’s black players. He knows the racist hatred these young men will face. “You’re not preparing them for the real world,” he says. “You’re crippling them for life.”

In the same way, pastors who use the Scripture to coddle our emotions, but never apply Scripture to hot-button issues, will leave their flocks cripplingly vulnerable when politicians twist the Bible to their own ends.

 

Originally aired on September 20, 2019 (This is however very timely since he recently was at it again – Mike) 

Pete Buttigieg Claims Bible Says Babies Can be Aborted “Up to Their First Breath”

This coming election we all will have a CHOICE to make. If you call yourself a “Christian” (as Mr. Buttigieg does) then you MUST hold to the truth of the Bible not something you perceive the Bible to say to fit your agenda. 

As a Christian we have a civic responsibility to observe the laws of the land Ezra 7:26 and to those appointed over us Romans 13:1-7 by paying taxes and especially to vote. This coming election cycle will be especially important for a variety of issues including the one Mr. Buttigieg now seems to be an expert on. He claims there’s a lot of parts of the Bible that talk about how life begins with breath, and so even that is something that we can interpret differently.”  In other words he conveniently leaves out the Whole Counsel of God to pick and choose the parts he wants to make up his own theology. You may remember I have a term for that, I call it Burger King Theology and with God folks you can’t have it your way.

To be fair, the Bible does not use the “word” abortion. It does however make it quite clear when life begins, who is the creator of all life and the penalty for messing with God’s creation. We need to pray for those that do.

I found the following article helpful: What Does the Bible Say about Abortion?


MARY MARGARET OLOHAN SEP 6, 2019 | 3:18PM WASHINGTON, DC

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg suggested Friday that unborn babies can be aborted up until they draw their first breath, saying parts of the Bible mention “how life begins with breath.”

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor spoke with “The Breakfast Club” on Friday morning about his comprehensive Douglass Plan, his thoughts on whether America is ready for a gay president, and whether black voters should vote for him.

Buttigieg discussed how the Bible talks about life beginning with breath, and suggested this would be one way to determine when life began in relation to abortion debates.

He said Republicans hold everyone in line with doctrine about abortion.

” … which is obviously a tough issue for a lot of people to think through morally,” Buttigieg said. “Then again, there’s a lot of parts of the Bible that talk about how life begins with breath, and so even that is something that we can interpret differently.”


Continued at Source: Pete Buttigieg Claims Bible Says Babies Can be Aborted “Up to Their First Breath”