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The Moral Dilemma of a Society That Devalues Life

A few weeks ago, a young woman in Florida went to have an abortion. Through the malpractice of the doctor, the baby was born alive at twenty-three weeks. One of the owners of the clinic (who, by the way, does not have a medical license) scooped up the little girl with all the afterbirth, placed her into a biohazard bag and threw her away. This has understandably generated outrage from the pro-life camp. Thankfully, the response from the pro-choice camp has also been negative. Such a situation should not have happened. The doctor responsible will likely be stripped of his license. But thus enters the moral dilemma.

A baby born at twenty-three weeks has a “slim but legitimate” chance of survival. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2009 in Intercession

 

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Why Daniel 4? Why Now?

During these past elections, the book of Daniel was continually on my mind. I am more convinced than ever that this book is intensely practical to our day, and one of the most relevant things we can read regarding our current politcal climate.

To start with, no matter who you voted for, we all need to pray for our president-elect. Not only is this a biblical command (1Tim 1:1-2), the book of Daniel tells us clearly that God has set him in place (Daniel 2:21). There is absolutely no way that the sovereignty of God was foiled by the democratic process. The electoral college didn’t pull a fast one on the Lord of glory and slip the “wrong” guy into place. God raises up kings and removes kings. Period. His leadership is perfect.

However, just because God has set him in place doesn’t mean that we kick back and relax, assuming everything is now going to be coming up roses. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2008 in Bible, Daniel, Intercession

 

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A Preemptive Petition Which is Well Worth Signing

As we continue to keep our president elect in prayer, we also want to take a clear stand on righteousness. Americans United for Life (AUL) has an online position against the Freedom of Choice Act that I would encourage many of you to sign. Check it out here.

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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Praying for Justice

Something I’ve been thinking about…

Abortion is unjust. Human trafficking is unjust. They both need to end. We should be praying fervently that they do end. But that doesn’t mean we have to start yelling and condemning things and binding things and moaning to God about what a sad state our country is in.

Now, of course it’s true that our country is trouble. Of course there are things that need to be broken off and brought to an end. Such prayer is very valid, especially if the intercessor is gripped with the burden of it. But if we spend our entire prayer lives binding this and breaking that and coming against the other thing, we’re going to end up becoming very tired, jaded people who don’t enjoy prayer very much. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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