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Guest Editorial: What millions of abortions looks like

Posted in Rolley Haggard with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2015 by saynsumthn

Written by Rolley Haggard, republished with permission !

A little over 58 million babies have been aborted in America since January 22, 1973. Few of us have any idea how many “anythings” 58 million is. Here’s something I did that might help us all to grasp the enormity of that number:

I opened a Word document. I typed periods across the top line, no spaces in between. I repeated the process until I got to the bottom of the page. When I was done there were 50 lines with 165 periods each, for a total of 8,250 periods filling the page.

Then I repeated the process, page after page, until I had 58,000,000 periods.

I wound up with 7,030 pages.

I then printed off all the pages. It took over 14 reams of paper (a ream is 500 sheets). The resulting stack was almost 30 inches high, about up to my waist.

As I sat gazing at that mind-boggling quantity of dots, like one who has for the first time peered through a powerful telescope at a faraway galaxy containing innumerable stars, it occurred to me that on those occasions since 1973 when the church has been used by God in any worthy capacity (and it has) it has been far more a case of Him using us “in spite of our unfaithfulness” rather than “because of our faithfulness.”

I later told a Christian friend about my little experiment. His first response was, “Dude, you just killed a bunch of trees there!

Yeah. Trees. That’s the kind of “tragedy” we get worked up about.

“Wisdom is justified of her children.

** Rolley Haggard is a feature writer at BreakPoint

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Below is another picture of what millions of abortions might look like compared to deaths from war.

Sobering!

Family to murdering racist Dylann Root – “I forgive you” – “hate won’t win”

Posted in Black Church, Black Pastor, Racism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2015 by saynsumthn

Just watch this – and don’t let HATE WIN!

Love trumps hate

Pastors sign open letter to SCOTUS over Marriage

Posted in Church, Gay Marriage Opposed, homosexuality, Supreme Court with tags , , , , , , , on June 19, 2015 by saynsumthn

A broad coalition of Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox Christian, and Jewish leaders joined by civic and business leaders from around the nation have signed an open letter to the U.S. Supreme Court vowing they will not honor any decision by the Supreme Court that would force them to violate the biblical understanding of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Pastors sign letter against Homosexual Marriage Texas

The letter was published in an ad in the Washington Post and was signed by many prominent pastors and Christian leaders, many from Texas, including: Pastor Robert Jeffress at First Baptist Church Dallas, Pastor Robert Morris at Gateway Church in Southlake, Pastor Charles Hagee at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Pastor Gregg Matte at Houston’s First Baptist Church, and Pastor Steve Riggle at Grace Church in Houston.

Here is a portion of the letter:

We are Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Christian pastors, clergy, lay leaders and Jewish leaders, who collectively represent millions of people in our specific churches, parishes, denominations, synagogues and media ministry outreaches. Marriage transcends our various theological differences and unites us together in one voice.

We affirm that any judicial opinion which purports to redefine marriage will constitute an unjust law, as Martin Luther King Jr. described such laws in his letter from the Birmingham Jail.

We are Christians who love America and who respect the legitimate rule of law.

However, we will not honor any decision by the Supreme Court which will force us to violate a clear biblical understanding of marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman.

See more at: http://txvalues.org/2015/06/18/pastors-tell-supreme-court-we-must-obey-god-rather-than-men/#sthash.9zv0a1sy.dpuf

and http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/religious-coalition-vows-not-accept-supreme-court-decision-favor-same-sex

The letter is sponsored by the non-profit Common Good Foundation.

Black “Christian’s” rant claims she’s never shed tears for Black babies killed by abortion

Posted in Black Lives Matter, Black Women, Church pro-abortion with tags , , , , , , on June 11, 2015 by saynsumthn

Nikki Brooks, a Black woman who claims to be a Christian and to have held leadership rolls in several churches, has published an astonishing video stating she has no sympathy for the unborn black baby targeted for abortion.

Nikki Brooks

“What I am about to say, I am a Christian, I’ve served in a Pastoral capacity in three churches, I uh, I am an active minister, and um, I don’t make apology for what I am about to say,” Brooks states in her vid.

She is apparently upset that the Black community, which is being targeted for abortion by racist eugenics groups like Planned Parenthood, is also being criticized because they are not speaking out for the unborn in many Black Lives Matters protests.

Nikki Brooks FB

I have never, not one time ever, shed a tear for another woman’s unborn child that she chose to abort. I never have,” Brooks states emphatically.

Aborted Baby

“I don’t have a conviction about it. I uh believe that life is important to God but I also know that’s why he’s God and I’m not.’

She goes on to state: “I have however shed meany tears for the three I chose to lay up and have.”

Here is what she cries over:

    Being in a classroom with one teacher and 28 students and only a few knew how to read.

    Her Junior High students whose only meals come from the school.

    Children deserving of probation who got prison.

Nikki Brooks YouTube

Nikki Brooks calls the Black Lives Matters abortion connection a bogus argument saying she won’t be boxed in to anyone telling her she cannot advocate for one thing if she doesn’t advocate for another.

“I have never cried over a woman’s unborn fetus…I believe that the lives that are here right now and the quality of those lives, that’s what matters,” she says again.

Of course, in Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus himself told us to care for the “least of these,” which of course includes the poor and downtrodden but does NOT exclude the unborn child.

In fact in Proverbs 24:11 commands us to, “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.”

The Psalmist pays tribute to the personhood of the unborn child in the womb, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

So, why would Nikki Brooks say that Black people especially professing Christian Black people, should have no concern for abortion?

Your guess is a good as mine.

Watch her rant below:

According to an online group, 4.4 million Blacks have been killed by abortion over the 22 years between 1990 and 2011.

A report just released by the Center for Disease Control dated November 28, 2014 reveals that in 2011 almost 56% of all abortions reported for race were done on minority women.

The history of legal abortion is based in eugenics racism.

Anyone who thinks otherwise should watch the powerful documentary film, Maafa21 Black Genocide in 21st Century America.

21st century church on abortion seen in 19th century slavery sermon

Posted in Church pro-abortion, Finney, Slavery with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2015 by saynsumthn

19th century revivalist Charles Finney was often called “America’s foremost revivalist,” and he was a major leader of the Second Great Awakening in America, which had a great impact on the social history of the United States.

Finney

In Lecture XV of Charles Finney’s Lectures on Revivals of Religion, Hindrances to Revivals, Finney describes why churches in his day rarely saw revival…and he points to one major sin: slavery.

Today, many Christians believe the church in America is doomed to rarely see revival for many of the same reasons. Only the sin America is seeped in today is child killing through legalized abortion.

In an effort to show just how similar these two evils are, I have substituted the word “slavery” with (“abortion”) in Finney’s lecture below:

HINDRANCES TO REVIVALS

The church must take right ground in regard to politics. Do not suppose, now, that I am going to preach a political sermon, or that I wish to have you join and get up a Christian party in politics. No, I do not believe in that.

Finey Revivals of religion

But the time has come that Christians must vote for honest men, and take consistent ground in politics, or the Lord will curse them. They must be honest men themselves, and instead of voting for a man because he belongs to their party, Bank or Anti-Bank, Jackson, or Anti-Jackson, they must find out whether he is honest and upright, and fit to be trusted. They must let the world see that the church will uphold no man in office, who is known to be a knave, or an adulterer, or a Sabbath-breaker, or a gambler. Such is the spread of intelligence and the facility of communication in our country, that every man can know for whom he gives his vote. And if he will give his vote only for honest men, the country will be obliged to have upright rulers. . . . As on the subject of slavery (abortion) and temperance, so on this subject, the church must act right or the country will be ruined. God cannot sustain this free and blessed country, which we love and pray for, unless the church will take right ground. Politics are a part of religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as a part of their duty to God. It seems sometimes as if the foundations of the nation were becoming rotten, and Christians seem to act as if they thought God did not see what they do in politics. But I tell you, he does see it, and he will bless or curse this nation, according to the course they take.

Revivals are hindered when ministers and churches take wrong ground in regard to any question involving human rights.

Take the subject of SLAVERY (abortion), for instance. The time was when this subject was not before the public mind. John Newton continued in the slave trade (abortion industry) after his conversion. And so had his mind been perverted, and so completely was his conscience seared, in regard to this most nefarious traffic, that the sinfulness of it never occurred to his thoughts until some time after he became a child of God. Had light been poured upon his mind previously to his conversion, he never could have been converted without previously abandoning this sin. And after his conversion, when convinced of its iniquity, he could no longer enjoy the presence of God, without abandoning the sin for ever.

So, doubtless, many slave dealers and slave holders (abortionists and abortion workers and supporters) in our own country have been converted, notwithstanding their participation in this abomination, because the sinfulness of it was not apparent to their minds. So ministers and churches, to a great extent throughout the land, have held their peace, and borne no testimony against this abominable abomination, existing in the church and in the nation. But recently, the subject has come up for discussion, and the providence of God has brought it distinctly before the eyes of all men. Light is now shed upon this subject, as it has been upon the cause of temperance. Facts are exhibited, and principles established, and light thrown in upon the minds of men, and this monster is dragged from his horrid den, and exhibited before the church, and it is demanded of them, “IS THIS SIN?

Their testimony must be given on this subject. They are God’s witnesses. They are sworn to tell “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” It is impossible that their testimony should not be given, on one side or the other. Their silence can no longer be accounted for upon the principle of ignorance, and that they have never had their attention turned to the subject. Consequently, the silence of Christians upon the subject is virtually saying that they do not consider slavery (abortion) as a sin.

The truth is, it is a subject upon which they cannot be silent without guilt. The time has come, in the providence of God, when every southern breeze is loaded down with the cries of lamentation, mourning and woe. Two millions (55 million unborn) of degraded heathen in our own land stretch their hands, all shackled and bleeding, and send forth to the church of God the agonizing cry for help. And shall the church, in her efforts to reclaim and save the world, deafen her ears to this voice of agony and despair? God forbid. The church cannot turn away from this question. It is a question for the church and for the nation to decide, and God will push it to a decision.

It is in vain for the churches to resist it for fear of distraction, contention, and strife. It is in vain to account it an act of piety to turn away the ear from hearing this cry of distress.

The church must testify, and testify “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,” on this subject, or she is perjured, and the Spirit of God departs from her. She is under oath to testify, and ministers and churches who do not pronounce it sin bear false testimony for God.

It is doubtless true that one of the reasons for the low state of religion at the present time is that many churches have taken the wrong side on the subject of slavery (child killing-abortion), have suffered prejudice to prevail over principle, and have feared to call this abomination by its true name….

But I repeat it, the subject of slavery (abortion) is a subject upon which Christians, praying men, need not and must not differ.

Another thing to be avoided is an attempt to take neutral ground on this subject. Christians can no more take neutral ground on this subject, since it has come up for discussion, than they can take neutral ground on the subject of the sanctification of the Sabbath. It is a great national sin. It is a sin of the church. The churches by their silence, and by permitting slaveholders (abortionists) to belong to their communion, have been consenting to it.

All denominations have been more or less guilty, although the Quakers have of late years washed their hands of it. It is in vain for the churches to pretend it is merely a political sin. I repeat it, it is the sin of the church, to which all denominations have consented. They have virtually declared that it is lawful. The very fact of suffering slaveholders (abortionists) quietly to remain in good standing in their churches, is the strongest and most public expression of their views that it is not sin.

For the church, therefore, to pretend to take neutral ground on the subject, is perfectly absurd. The fact is that she is not on neutral ground at all. While she tolerates slaveholders (abortionists, those who have and support abortion) in her communion SHE JUSTIFIES THE PRACTICE. And as well might an enemy of God pretend that he was neither saint nor sinner, that he was going to take neutral ground, and pray “good Lord and good devil,” because he did not know which side would be the most popular…

Still it may be said, that in many churches, this subject cannot be introduced without creating confusion and ill-will. This may be. It has been so upon the subject of temperance, and upon the subject of revivals too. In some churches, neither temperance nor revivals can be introduced without producing dissension. Sabbath-schools, and missionary operations, and everything of the kind have been opposed, and have produced dissensions in many churches. But is this a sufficient reason for excluding these subjects? And where churches have excluded these subjects for fear of contention, have they been blessed with revivals? Every body knows that they have not. But where churches have taken firm ground on these subjects, although individuals and sometimes numbers have opposed, still they have been blessed with revivals. Where any of these subjects are carefully and prayerfully introduced; where they are brought forward with a right spirit, and the true relative importance is attached to each one of them; if in such cases, there are those who will make disturbance and resist, let the blame fall where it ought.

There are some individuals, who are themselves disposed to quarrel with this subject, who are always ready to exclaim, “Do not introduce these things into the church, they will create opposition.” And if the minister and praying people feel it their duty to bring the matter forward, they will themselves create a disturbance, and then say, “There, I told you so; now see what your introducing this subject has done; it will tear the church all to pieces.”

And while they are themselves doing all they can to create division, they are charging the division upon the subject, and not upon themselves. There are some such people in many of our churches. And neither sabbath-schools, nor missions, nor revivals, nor anti-slavery (anti-abortion), nor anything else that honors God or benefits the souls of men, will be carried in the churches, without these careful souls being offended by it…

What is the condition of this nation? No doubt, God is holding the rod of WAR over the heads of this nation. He is waiting before he lets loose his judgments, to see whether the church will do right. The nation is under his displeasure, because the church has conducted in such a manner with respect to revivals. And now suppose war should come, where would be our revivals? How quickly would war swallow up the revival spirit. The spirit of war is anything but the spirit of revivals. Who will attend to the claims of religion, when the public mind is engrossed by the all-absorbing topic of war. See now, how this nation is, all at once, brought upon the brink of war. God brandishes his blazing sword over our heads.

Will the church repent? It is THE CHURCH that God chiefly has in view. How shall we avoid the curse of war? Only by a reformation in the church. It is in vain to look to politicians to avert war. Perhaps they would generally be in favor of war. Very likely the things they would do to avert it would run us right into it. If the church will not feel, will not awake, will not act, where shall we look for help? If the church absolutely will not move, will not tremble in view of the just judgments of God hanging over our heads, we are certainly nigh unto cursing, as a nation…The churches did take hold of temperance and other branches of reform to such an extent as to avoid those evils against which they were warned. Upon the question of slavery (abortion) the church was too late in her testimony to avoid the war. But the slaveholders were much alarmed and exasperated by the constantly growing opposition to their institution throughout all that region of the north where revival influences had been felt. They took up arms to defend and perpetuate the abomination, and by so doing abolished it.

Full Work here.

Finney was appointed professor of theology at Oberlin College (1835), minister of the First Congregational Church at Oberlin (1837), and was named president of the college in 1852. His Lectures on Revivals (1835) became a handbook for American revivalists. Finney died at Oberlin on Aug. 16, 1875.

Abolitionists in Mississippi protest abortion at churches / festival

Posted in AHA with tags , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2015 by saynsumthn

Abolish Human Abortion is in Jackson protesting more than the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi.

Watch and feel free to comment:

Festivals:

Churches:

Drop Carding the mall:

Convention Center for Christian concert:

Festival:

Battle for freedom fought while most Christians are on sidelines says Porter in “Light Wins” film

Posted in Gay Marriage Opposed, homosexuality, Janet Porter, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2015 by saynsumthn

Janet Folger Porter’s Faith2Action group has released the trailer for a film on Christian courage entitled, Light Wins.

The film’s full title is Light Wins: How to Overcome the Criminalization of Christianity was released in March 2015 and is designed to enlighten and equip Christians to push back the darkness threatening marriage and our freedoms.

Light Wins Movie

Haters are calling the vid an “Anti-Gay Documentary.”

Janet Porter Light Wins

But Porter says in the film, “The battle for our freedoms is being fought while most Christians are on the sidelines. We need to get out of the stands and into the game. Because the Super Bowl for our country is being fought and our team is not even on the field. It’s later than you think. But God is bigger than we know. To put freedom on the offensive we must become a tea. It’s time for action. Its time to pierce the darkness and shine.

Light Wins trailer

Janet traveled the nation for two years, interviewing 100 of our nation’s leaders, to produce what David Barton says “may be the most important documentary on marriage yet.”

Other notables in the film include, like Gov. Mike Huckabee, David Barton, Gary Glenn, Steven Hotze, Robert Knight, Judith Reisman, Stacy Swimp, Greg Quinlan, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Brian Camenker, James Dobson, Bill Donohue, Scott Lively, Frank Pavone, Dutch Sheets, Phyllis Schlafly, Rick Scarborough, Gary Bauer, Mark Crutcher, Jerry Boykin, and Harry Jackson.

Gov. Mike Huckabee described the film this way, “Light Wins” reveals the frightening trend not to simply ignore Christian believers, but to rid society of us altogether. This ground breaking, eye opening film will awaken viewers to the fact that being a spectator is no longer an option. One will be part of the solution or part of the problem, and I hope this riveting documentary will cause believers to take notice.”

The film interviews, Pastor Hernan Castano of Iglesia Rios de Aceite, one of the “Houston Five,” as the pastors have become known, after Houston Mayor Annise Parker, a lesbian, and fellow officials subpoenaed the sermons of five pastors.

Light Wins Pastor gay marriage

I’m still in shock that they would come to the church building. They walk through those doors where we preach the gospel and teach from God’s Word and they would demand for me all my sermons all my notes everything I speak with the people at the church. And just to intimidate me by asking me to turn anything in,” Pastor Hernan Castano says.

Dont mess with Houston Pulpits

After the outcry, Mayor Parker withdrew the subpoenas.

Light Wins exposes the dark agenda threatening our freedoms and illuminates ways to overcome the darkness and shine. Light Wins is startling, powerful…hopeful,” says Mat Staver of the legal firm, Liberty Counsel.

Porter says you can plan a screening or order your copy of the film here.