Pro-Life News Updates (Various Sources)


Abortions worldwide this year:

😥 11,937,150 😪

The number of abortions performed worldwide so far this year and counting.

This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day. In the USA, where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion [1], there are over 3,000 abortions per day. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies in the USA (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion. [2]

Stats are from https://www.worldometers.info/abortions/


Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest provider and promoter of abortion.  In 2019, Planned Parenthood performed 345,672 abortions.  Only 4,279 patients were referred to outside agencies for adoptions; therefore, abortions outnumbered adoption referrals by nearly 81 to 1.  According to their 2019 annual report, Planned Parenthood received $616,800,000 from taxpayers and made a profit of $110,500,000.

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Abortion much more than a dollars-and-cents decision


Stand 4 Life

Will the Supreme Court Take Up Abortion Case? It Depends, Says Pro-Life Author

Democrats Are Using Misleading Claims about Abortion to Scrap the Hyde Amendment | National Review

Viral TikTok shows how Safe Haven Baby Boxes save lives

Jamie Foxx remembers late sister DeOndra Dixon on World Down Syndrome Day

Judge Prohibits Release of Undercover Pro-Life Activist’s Recordings – Washington Free Beacon

What My Miscarriage Taught Me

Undercover Videos Protected for Animal-Rights Activists, but Not Pro-Life Ones | National Review

Fetal Personhood and the Law: Some Emails | National Review

The Left Does Not Like the Supreme Court’s Recent Decisions

Michigan deputies rescue 4-month-old baby boy abandoned on creek bank, suffering from hypothermia

Wyoming Governor Signs Born Alive Act

Abortion Industry Puts Its Cruel Paws on Pet Dogs


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Pro-Life News Report

Top Stories

 Catholic Nun Claims Supporting Abortion is the “Real Pro-Life Stance”
 Joe Biden Says Taking COVID Vaccines Linked to Abortion is the “Godly Thing to Do”
 Nancy Pelosi Blocked Bill to Stop Infanticide 75 Times, This Pro-Life Congresswoman is Fighting Back
 This Pastor Went to the Supreme Court to Stop Government From Locking Down Churches. He Won

More Pro-Life News

 Democrats Lie About Abortion to Try to Make Americans Fund Killing Babies
 French Parliament Defeats Radical Bill to legalize Euthanasia
 Andrew Yang Celebrates Abortion: “It’s the Right Thing to Do”
 Supreme Court Strikes Down Gov Gavin Newsome’s Restrictions on At-Home Bible Studies

Read these news stories and more at LifeNews.com


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NRLNews/NRLNewsApril2021.pdf

Local judge invalidates Kansas law barring the dismemberment of living unborn babies

Abortionist, herself 18 weeks pregnant, feels her own baby kick while aborting 18 week old unborn baby

“Born-Alive” bills and the 2021 legislative session

30,000 Physicians Respond to ACOG claims that elective abortions are “essential healthcare”

Pro-life former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brilliantly critiques Biden administration for paving the way for PPFA to receive tens of millions of dollars of family planning money

MIRACLE: Noah Wall, born with just 2% of his brain, celebrates 9th birthday

Behind the Abortion Industry’s Obsession with At-Home Chemical Abortions

Vermont’s terrible Proposal 5 would “enshrine” unlimited, unregulated abortion rights!

Second Chances at Life Act passes West Virginia Senate 27-6, Now Awaits Governor’s Signature

Document reveals how pro-abortion movement came up with term “pro-choice”

‘Dignity in dying’ legislation fails in France and Latvia

Pro-Life News Updates (Various Sources)

Heidi St. John | Heidi St. John | Page 10

Abortions worldwide this year:

😥 11,125,550 😪

The number of abortions performed worldwide so far this year and counting.

This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day. In the USA, where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion [1], there are over 3,000 abortions per day. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies in the USA (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion. [2]

Stats are from https://www.worldometers.info/abortions/


Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest provider and promoter of abortion.  In 2019, Planned Parenthood performed 345,672 abortions.  Only 4,279 patients were referred to outside agencies for adoptions; therefore, abortions outnumbered adoption referrals by nearly 81 to 1.  According to their 2019 annual report, Planned Parenthood received $616,800,000 from taxpayers and made a profit of $110,500,000.

SIGN THE National Petition to Defund Planned Parenthood

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“Babies make life better, they just do”

Abortion from an over-looked perspective: grandparents

The Miracle of Vermont’s Micro-Preemies

The paradox of New Zealand’s miscarriage leave and abortion expansion bills

Woman repeatedly pressured to abort son after prenatal scan

Counselors often not sensitive to women’s grief after abortions

Why an abortion after an adverse prenatal diagnosis is not justified

Adoption: A life-giving alternative to the hopelessness of abortion

Cultivating moral intuitions leads to an even deeper respect for unborn children and their mothers

Sixteen years ago Terri Schiavo died after 13 days without food and water

Pro-life amendment to Kentucky Constitution will be on the ballot

696 Babies Saved!

Pro-Abortion Democrat Finally Concedes Iowa House Race

Four-year-old killed by Texas’ 10-Day Rule


Stand 4 Life

My Friend Was Pressured to Have an Abortion After Scan

40 Days for Life’s Spring 2021 campaign saves more than 500 preborn babies

Arizona House Passes Bill Banning Abortions Based On Genetic Abnormality

As Oklahoma advances pro-life bills, lawmaker compares abortions to vasectomies

Mom says doctor showed ‘lack of interest in the life’ of preborn daughter who might have cystic fibrosis

Calvary 2021 — Outside Planned Parenthood | National Review

‘The best day of my life’: Premature twins reunited after doctors said baby girl would likely not survive


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Pro-Life News Report

Top Stories

 Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: Big Tech Doesn’t Have Right to Ban Free Speech
 CNN’s Jim Acosta Slams President Trump: “We’re All Dealing With Post-Trump Stress Disorder”
 Christian, Religious Leaders Sign Letter Supporting Abortion: Killing Babies is a “Basic Human Need”
 Joe Biden Dismantles Trump Commission That Promoted Religious Freedom Worldwide

More Pro-Life News

 New Roe v. Wade Movie Tells Shocking Truth Behind Infamous Supreme Court Abortion Case
 Ron DeSantis Slams 60 Minutes for Deceptively Attacking Him: “You Don’t Care About the Facts”
 Conservative Republican Kelly Tshibaka Leads Pro-Abortion Senator Lisa Murkowski in New Poll
 Pro-Abortion Pastor Raphael Warnock Claims “Easter is More Transcendent Than Jesus Christ”

Read these news stories and more at LifeNews.com


Beware the far-ranging impact of Equality Act, says medical group

Arkansas governor vetoes transgender youth treatment ban

Pro-Life News Updates (Various Sources)

Heidi St. John | Heidi St. John | Page 10

Abortions worldwide this year:

😥 10,300,250 😪

The number of abortions performed worldwide so far this year and counting.

This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day.

In the USA, where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion [1], there are over 3,000 abortions per day. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies in the USA (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion. [2]

Stats are from https://www.worldometers.info/abortions/


Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest provider and promoter of abortion.  In 2019, Planned Parenthood performed 345,672 abortions.  Only 4,279 patients were referred to outside agencies for adoptions; therefore, abortions outnumbered adoption referrals by nearly 81 to 1.  According to their 2019 annual report, Planned Parenthood received $616,800,000 from taxpayers and made a profit of $110,500,000.

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SIGN THE National Petition to Defund Planned Parenthood


Stand 4 Life

‘You Can’t Be Pro-Life Unless . . .’ | National Review

The Southern Baptist Convention Confronts Critical Race Theory | National Review

Arkansas governor admits: I signed near-total abortion ban as ‘direct challenge’ to Roe v. Wade

We Can Do Better Than More Suicide | National Review

Conservative Student Group Plants 1,000 Pink Flags At UT Austin To Memorialize Unborn. They Were Gone Within 12 Hours.

Surgeon general Vivek Murthy is a staunch supporter of abortion giant Planned Parenthood

Guttmacher Institute sends 7 demands to political allies on how to expand abortion

Study Suggests Pregnant Women Vaccinated For COVID-19 May Pass On Antibodies To Infants

Democrats Introduce Bill To Repeal ‘Racist’ Hyde Amendment


The amazing women whose tireless advocacy powers the pro-life movement

Look around: We Are All Born Pro-Life

Understanding state polling on abortion requires a look at the full context

Yes, We Want to Keep the Hyde Amendment!

“The Hiring Chain” and the Circle of Inclusion

‘Walking miracle’ preemie beats COVID-19, turns two

GenZ poured their hearts out in essays for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Essay Contest

Supreme Court allows Kentucky AG to intervene to protect state’s law banning the dismemberment of living unborn babies

Ark. Governor signs bill protecting right of conscience for health care workers and institutions

Dutch euthanasia criticised in leading medical journal

Bill prohibiting chemical abortions passes Wyoming Senate, moves to House

Thug threatened to kill unborn baby after pregnant partner refused abortion


Down syndrome doesn’t have to be death sentence

Pro-lifers uncover Soros operation

Only on AP: Child abuse reports plunge in pandemic


Pro-Life News Report

Top Stories

 Joe Biden Puts Pro-Life Groups on Domestic Extremist List, Calls Pro-Life People “Violent”
 Christians Stop California Bill That Would Have Banned Pro-Life Christian Police Officers
 Supreme Court Will Take Case to Uphold Kentucky Law Banning Dismemberment Abortions
 Governor Kristi Noem: “Every Child, Born and Unborn, Has a Right to Life”

More Pro-Life News

 Hollywood Filmmaker Kieth Merrill Calls Killing Babies in Abortions an “Atrocity”
 Angela Stanton-King: “Abortion is Black Genocide” Because Abortions Target Black Babies
 British Abortion Center That Killed Over 3,150 Babies a Year in Abortions Will Close Down

Read these news stories and more at LifeNews.com

Devotional Thought for Today – 03/24/2021

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23

Romans 6

Just about a year ago, I used this same verse in a devotional entitled Wages of Sin. My focus then was God’s call to salvation. Today however as I read this verse, something completely different bothered me, the actual phrase the wages of sin is death. 

Everyone likes getting “paid” for their work.  Even volunteers get paid in the sense they see the results of their efforts. For those with a job that has a monetary wage, that paycheck is their reward, their payoff for hard work. That is their WAGE, their RECOMPENSE, or REWARD.

I think for the first time I put it all together that “we” work hard for our final payment of death.  In other words, the payoff for all our hard work of living a sinful life, our reward,  is eternal death. Culture tells us to just live life to the fullest and damn the consequences.  The Bible makes clear the consequences. In the end,  there is no one else to blame, no one to turn to except ourselves, we are without excuse.  Maybe it is just me but I can think of far better rewards, can’t you?

As I noted in last year’s devotional; Is the Holy Spirit tugging on your heartstrings? Answer God’s call Repent of your sins and make Christ not only the savior of your life but Lord of your life today. 

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, I am a sinner and deserving of eternal death and the lake of fire, I am not worthy to set my foot in Your heavenly home, but I believe that the Lord Jesus paid the price for my sins through His death on Calvary and I heed Your call, Your free gift of salvation and eternal life IN HIM. I ask that Christ be Lord of my life, let the Holy Spirit guide my paths that I may do Your will.  In Jesus’ name, I pray, AMEN.

Modified from Source: https://prayer.knowing-jesus.com/Romans/6/23

 

Devotional Thought for Today – 03/23/2021

How we view the world, that is objectively look at and consider all that is happening around us shapes all our actions. – Mike

WORLDVIEWS

Colossians 2:8, Romans 12:2

The world to end in 30 years ?- The New Indian Express

The above picture is from an article in the New Indian Express dated 26th April 2020, with the title The world to end in 30 years? Within the opening paragraph is the only substantial evidence if one can call it that to support the headline; An Australian think-tank has predicted that human civilization as we know it will come to an end in 2050. The end is indeed nigh. The picture more than the doom and gloom of the article got me thinking about how two people can look at the same thing and see something completely different all because their worldviews are not based on the same ideals. 

Literally, of course, worldview is how a person views the world. A person’s worldview consists of the values, ideas, or the fundamental belief system that determines his attitudes, beliefs, and ultimately, actions. Typically, this includes his view of issues such as the nature of God, man, the meaning of life, nature, death, and right and wrong. – Focus on the Family 

In the “world”  we have six main Worldviews (see Ligonier Article below) predominant today apart from a Biblical or Christian Worldview. The bible however only teaches us two worldviews; God’s and man

With so much stuff out there, (much of it junk) it is SO IMPORTANT for anyone claiming to be a “Christian” and for those learning about Christianity to understand what a True Biblical Worldview is. 

I have attached some articles to help: 

 First Test Your Knowledge:

Value of a Biblical Worldview – Worldview Quiz

Then Review: 

Biblical WorldviewFrom a bible study I conducted back in 2010

“Why do so many Christians not have a consistently biblical worldview?” – GotQuestions.org 

What Is a Worldview? – Ligonier Ministries

Competing Worldviews Influence Today’s Christians – Barna Research

Is a Biblical Worldview Optional? – Answers in Genesis

How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Way We Teach Our Children – Dr. Timothy Jones

Worldviews & World Religions (MP3 Lecture Series) – James White

How Your Theology Shapes Your Worldview – Michael Horton

The Importance Of A Biblical Worldview  – Allen Turner

Recommended Download ebook

Inerrancy and Worldview – Vern S. Poythress

 

Pro-Life News Updates (Various Sources)

Heidi St. John | Heidi St. John | Page 10

Abortions worldwide this year:

😥 9,494,450 😪

The number of abortions performed worldwide so far this year and counting.

This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day.

In the USA, where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion [1], there are over 3,000 abortions per day. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies in the USA (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion. [2]

Stats are from https://www.worldometers.info/abortions/


Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest provider and promoter of abortion.  In 2019, Planned Parenthood performed 345,672 abortions.  Only 4,279 patients were referred to outside agencies for adoptions; therefore, abortions outnumbered adoption referrals by nearly 81 to 1.  According to their 2019 annual report, Planned Parenthood received $616,800,000 from taxpayers and made a profit of $110,500,000.

SIGN HERE

SIGN THE National Petition to Defund Planned Parenthood


Pro-Life News Report

Top Stories

 Franklin Graham Blasts Abortion: “In God’s Eyes, Abortion is Murder”
 Pope Francis Condemns Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome: “Every Child is a Gift”
 President Donald Trump Says He’s Making His Own Social Media Platform
 Democrats Claim Republicans are Racist for Supporting the Senate Filibuster
 Nancy Pelosi is Trying to Kick a Pro-Life Member From Congress and Steal Her Election
 Joe Biden Will Force Americans to Give $60 Million More to Planned Parenthood
 Democrats Come Unhinged When Pastor Prays to Save Babies From Abortion
 WATCH: Joe Biden Slips Up Again and Calls Kamala Harris “President”

More Pro-Life News

 Man Who Lost His Father in Nursing Home Blames Andrew Cuomo for Killing 15,000 Residents
 Mississippi Governor Signs Bill Saving Babies With Down Syndrome From Abortions
 Alabama Passes Resolution to Lower Its Flags, Mourn 61 Million Babies Killed in Abortions
 Arkansas Gov Asa Hutchinson Signed Bill to Ban Abortions, Wants to Overturn Roe v. Wade

 Michael Moore: Republicans are “Trying to Kill as Many Americans as Possible”
 16 Years Ago They Subjected Terri Schiavo to a Slow, Painful Death by Starvation
 Senate Democrats Push “Equality Act” That Would Force Christians to Fund Abortions
 Eighth Woman Accuses Pro-Abortion Gov Andrew Cuomo of Sexual Harassment, He Tried to Keep it Secret

Read these news stories and more at LifeNews.com


Stand 4 Life

Arkansas governor admits: I signed near-total abortion ban as ‘direct challenge’ to Roe v. Wade

Federal Judge Blocks South Carolina’s Heartbeat Bill | National Review

Indiana mom chooses life for daughter after seeing ultrasound at pregnancy center

‘Americans Must Be Prepared For What Is Coming’: Pro-Life Lawmakers, Activists Condemn Becerra’s Confirmation To HHS

WATCH: Adorable siblings sing together for World Down Syndrome Day

Denied a heart transplant because of Down syndrome, her family is ensuring this doesn’t happen to others

Becerra’s Confirmation Exposes Biden’s ‘Unity’ Lie | National Review

Supreme Court Can Stop Extreme Rules Made In Secret Deals

Pro-abortion protestors who invaded Respect Life Mass charged with misdemeanors

Pro-abortion protestors who invaded Respect Life Mass charged with misdemeanors

‘Americans Must Be Prepared For What Is Coming’: Pro-Life Lawmakers, Activists Condemn Becerra’s Confirmation To HHS

Mom refused to abort daughter with Down syndrome: ‘I wouldn’t change her for the world’

Charlotte Lozier Updates COVID Vaccine Fetal-Tissue Chart | National Review

Here’s What Else Democrats Want to Make You Fund: International Abortions


The sound of an unborn baby’s heartbeat can definitely turn a parent’s own heart in the direction of life

New “Roe v. Wade” movie reminds us of the power of art to elevate the dignity and value of human life

The Other Pandemic that has claimed more than 62 million lives

Bishop’s “I Shall Give Half” campaign assists National Right to Life to thwart anti-life agenda

Learning early there is a straight line from abortion to euthanasia and assisted suicide

Julia Letlow to Join Historic Class of Pro-life of Women in Congress

Kentucky working furiously to ensure two more pro-life bills become laws

Abortion Industry and Congressional Democrats step up campaign to remove FDA rules protecting women who undergo chemical abortions

Louisiana RTL’s ‘They’re Human Too’ Exhibit is Going on Tour!

Northern Ireland Secretary to be given new powers to expand abortion in Northern Ireland


Alabama Passes Day of Tears Resolution

Montclair Council Resolution Supporting Reproductive Act Violates Conscience

FRC Calls Out Senate Confirmation of Abortion Activist to Head Largest Executive Agency

 

Devotional Thought for Today – 03/22/2021

Logos.com

2 Corinthians 9 

In short, this Chapter is a reminder to the church in Corinth to fulfill their promise to help the church in Jerusalem.  Paul reminds them that gift-giving should be done willingly and cheerfully, that God blesses those who do so and closes with our ext v.15.

Paul uses v.15, as a reminder that they, the members of the church in Corinth had already received a very special gift.  The CSB, NASB, and NIV all render it “his indescribable gift!”  The ESV is depicted above the KJV uses “unspeakable and the NLT renders it “this gift too wonderful for words!”

What is this gift?  It is interesting (to me at least) here Paul does not clearly spell it out, one has to dig a little, I think he understood the church at Corinth should know and so should all true believers. A clue is given in the previous Chapter 8:9 (AMP)For you are recognizing [more clearly] the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [His astonishing kindness, His generosity, His gracious favor], that though He was rich, yet for your sake, He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich (abundantly blessed).  The Gift that goes beyond measure is none other than Christ.

Hawker’s Poor Man’s Commentary – Read the whole commentary here

REFLECTIONS

It will be a blessed improvement from this Chapter, Under the Lord’s teaching, to learn, while Paul is speaking of alms-deeds, and liberality to the poor; how pure that source of real charity is, which runs from God, and leads to God. What an astonishment would it induce in the minds of some men, if they were told, that as no alms-giving whatever is real charity, unless it ariseth, as a stream doth from a fountain, from the love of God; the numberless public charities as they are called, which have not this origin for their birth, cease to be real charities; and will be found more the effect of pride, and ostentation, than either intended for divine glory, or human happiness. If all the actions of men on the score of charity, were ascertained by this standard, what a draw-back would be found, in the calculations of self-righteous Pharisees, of their real state before God? Reader! do attend to the Apostle’s character of the love of the heart, in that which comes from God, and leads to God. God loveth a cheerful giver. Not simply self-delight, in the deed; for this is often the choicest fruit the self-righteous character gathers, from his charity, in the offering made to the shrine of his vanity: but a cheerful giver to the Lord, of his own bounty, as the Lord’s Almoner. Cheerful in seeing the Lord’s poor, fed from the Lord’s gifts; in which self hath no gratification of pride, but feels humility. Here it is, the cup of cold water becomes a precious gift. And the hundreds of the affluent, given without it, hath no value in the sight of God.

But, Reader! if things be so, think what a gift was, and is, that which flowed, and will forever be flowing, from the free, pure, disinterested love of God, in the gift of his dear Son? Think, what a sovereign, unlooked-for, boundless, bottomless mercy, in the gift of God the Spirit! Oh! for grace to have a right apprehension, of this unspeakable gift!

Today’s Prayer

Loving heavenly Father – thank You for the unspeakably precious gift of Your dear Son, Jesus Christ – Who has been freely given to me and to all who will sill simply believe in His name. Father the gift of Your only begotten Son is beyond all expression, beyond all measure, and beyond all bounds. I fall on my face and worship You for Your unspeakably precious gift to me – in JESUS’s name I pray, AMEN.

Source: https://prayer.knowing-jesus.com/2-Corinthians/9/15

Worldly losses and misfortunes universal

 

Solitude Sweetened

by James Meikle, 1730-1799

When Sparks Fly Upward | The Cripplegate

Worldly losses and misfortunes universal

“Mankind is born for trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.” (Job 5:7)

Convene, you mournful throng, and vent your dreary moans; muster all your complaints, and recite the causes of your sorrow. Then hear royalty itself break silence first in the melancholy list, and tell in tears. Distress even attacks the throne, and sorrow and gloom penetrate within the palace walls. Sorrow has a lodging place in every brow, from the king to the beggar; and at one time or other, we may expect to see the lodging possessed by all the gloomy train. Hence see one sad, under the loss of his honor and reputation; another meeting with disappointment instead of advancement; another seldom out of mourning, so fast his relations die around him. Some have neither son nor grandson in the neighborhood; daughter nor grand-daughter in the house.

There the affectionate wife has lost the husband of her youth, and here the disconsolate mourner has interred his lovely spouse. Here so many needy pensioners are real mourners at the burial of their benefactors, who can be no more concerned for them; there a tender family are weeping at the grave of both parents. Here the letter from the distant Indies, brings the melancholy account of father, son, or brother’s death, who was long expected home, but now shall return no more; there the list of the slain on the day of battle, fills many a sad heart with sorrow. Here a sudden misfortune snatches one away in the bloom of life; there another is slain by the bloody ruffian. Here the tender infant dies unseen in the silent night; and there the pretty boy perishes in the water. Here the devouring flame robs a man of his all, while some of the family are consumed in the burning; there the fierce tempest sends the merchant’s treasure into the depths of the sea, and the crew go down together. Here the barren wife longs to embrace a son; and there another bitterly bewails that ever her wayward son was born.

Here one loses his good name innocently, and has no method to clear it until the day of judgment; and there peace is taken away from those who should live in daily harmony. Here some are oppressed with pinching poverty; there others with pining sickness. Some are banished their native country; others condemned to perpetual imprisonment. Some are deformed from their mother’s womb; others lose their limbs by accidents. There sits the blind begging, while the lame is carried from door to door. Of some God has tied the tongue, that it cannot speak; of others stopped the ear, that it cannot hear. There some deprived of reason, neither rest themselves, nor allow those around them to rest—their case is melancholy above description.

In a word, what losses and crosses, sorrows and distresses, uncertainties and anxieties, do mankind labor under! The wisdom which is from above, will lead me to expect nothing but vanity and vexation here below. But, O! how happy is the soul that has all the treasure in heaven, all his happiness in God! May this be my case, and then I shall triumph in the midst of losses, distresses, disappointments, and pain!

Sunday Sermon Series – The Guilt and Danger of Such a Nation as This

You may have noticed recently I have been posting many devotional thoughts concerning the trends in America. Here is a sermon from John Newton best known for composing Amazing Grace he was with his friend William Cowper a prolific hymn writer and excellent preacher. 

While Jeremiah was obviously speaking prophetically to the nation of Israel in Chapter 5, every nation that turns its back on the one true God of the universe should be equally forewarned. 

Jeremiah 5:29 Shall I not visit for these things? said the LORD: shall not  my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

SERMON

The Guilt and Danger of Such a Nation as This

BY JOHN NEWTON

 

THREE times* the Lord God repeats, by his prophet, this alarming question. Their ingratitude and obstinacy were so notorious, their sins so enormous and aggravated, the sentence denounced against them, however severe, was so undeniably just, that, partial as they were to themselves, God is pleased to appeal to their own consciences, and to make them judges in their own cause; inviting, or rather challenging, them, to offer any plea why his forbearance and patience, which they had so long despised, should be still afforded them…

CONTINUED > > 


Today’s Prayer 

Dear God,

We as a nation are in turmoil. We have partisan politics, ungodly laws, and tempers flaring over uncertain times. We ask you, Lord, to dwell among us, to not forsake you remnant, nor lift your hand of divine providence.  We confess our nation’s unworthiness of your mercy. 

We are comforted by the knowledge that You alone are our Savior and Lord, and the sovereign Master of life. We trust our nation to Your loving care, Lord. Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation’s leaders. Give them the wisdom to know what is right, and the courage to do it. Give us Your light and Your truth to guide us in our ways so that we may seek Your will in our lives and impact the world around us for Your Kingdom. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen 

Modified from: prayer

Devotioanal Thought for Today – 03/19/2021

Grace Notes Sermon Ministry - Make America Godly Again

Joel 2

Before we get to our text for today most folks would have picked Psalm 33:12-22 Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the nation whose God is the Lord,…In proportion as we have [a]hoped in You.

Given the overwhelming evidence that America was not founded as a “Christian Nation” that is a theocracy, but clearly a Republic upon Judeo-Christian principles I think a better choice for our main text is found in Joel.

The nation of Israel had once again abandoned the Lord God and He sent Joel to warn them of the coming wrath. In chapter one, it is a plague of locust, here in chapter two the threat of something far worse drives them to repentance. 

Even now,” says the Lord, “Turn and come to Me with all your heart [in genuine repentance], With fasting and weeping and mourning [until every barrier is removed and the broken fellowship is restored]; 13 Rip your heart to pieces [in sorrow and contrition] and not your garments.” Now return [in repentance] to the Lord your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness [faithful to His covenant with His people]; And He relents [His sentence of] evil [when His people genuinely repent]. 2:12-13 (AMP)

In 2020 the US had a population of 331,000,000 people of that approximately 68% self proclaim as “Christian.”  Even if we take out one-third for children, infirmed, etc. 68% of that is still 148.5 million Americans.

Think of the effect if all of those folks were thinking BIBLICALLY and praying BIBLICALLY daily.  We do not need to Make America Great Again, we need to Make It Godly Again. 

Here is a thought, get together with some friends, neighbors, co-workers, and pray for America weekly.