Saturday, December 22, 2007

Give Me A Chance pro-life song by Karl Kohlhase

Give Me A Chance

Hey, Little Boy, what would you like to be someday?
Maybe an astronaut who zooms around in space?
No, I will be the one who finds a cure for cancer.
I will not rest until I've finally found the answer.
All I need is just a chance to live.

Hey, Little Girl, where in the world are you going?
It's hard to tell with one so small, no way of knowing.
I'm headed on an airplane for the Middle East.
I'll be the one to forge a treaty bringing peace.
All I need is just some time to grow.
Just give me a chance.

Hey, Mr. Politician, can you hear their voices?
Your deafness feigned to gain the vote of those with choices.
When I am home alone and shut off all the noise,
I hear the pleading of those little girls and boys.
All I need is just a chance to live.
All I need is just some time to grow.
Just give me a chance.

Pro Life Songs by Karl Kohlhase
© 2000 Karl Kohlhase

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THE STORY BEHIND THIS SONG...

(by Karl Kohlhase, from his website---see the link above)

Psalm 127:3
"Behold, children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward."

It is politically correct in our day and age to speak of preserving our world's "natural resources". After all there's only so much oil on the planet. And who knows what beneficial medicines we could be destroying along with our rain forests?

That's all well and good. Yet so many politicians overlook the destruction of our greatest natural resource--our children. They are gifts from God. Who knows what gift of God is refused each time we allow another child to be aborted? Perhaps we have already killed the one who was to find a cure for cancer. Or what if that little one in the womb was being equipped with a brilliant mind who would be a master of diplomacy and bring a lasting peace agreement in the Middle East?

Since these little ones are not able to speak for themselves, I am glad to offer my voice in their defense.

Don't be afraid to speak out against abortion and be vocally pro life. Give these little ones a chance!

The Scientific Basis for a Prolife Position

The Scientific Basis for a Prolife Position by Rich Deem from God And Science.org

Does science have anything to say about abortion? Those who have taken embryology know full well the answer to this question. If you examine pro-choice arguments for abortion, you will find the proponents using such terms as "tissue" and "grams of material" (a weight). What they do not like to discuss is what that "tissue" consists of. In fact, the preborn human fetus is genetically a fully human being at the point of conception. The aborted fetus is not just a "blob of tissue."

Stages of human development

Contrary to what many non-scientists believe, human beings are not constructed in the womb - they develop. In fact, all the major organ systems are initiated within the first few weeks after conception. The process of embryonic development is a continuous process, with no obvious point at which the fetus magically becomes a "person." In fact, the development process continues well after birth, including many characteristics that determine our personality or personhood. What are the stages in human embryonic development? Science tells us that the heart of the human fetus begins to form 18 days after conception. There is a measurable heart beat 21-24 days after conception. This is only 7-10 days after a women would expect to begin her menses. Since most women have cycles that can vary by this amount, they do not discover they are pregnant until after this point. Therefore, all abortions stop a beating heart, even "early" abortions. However, most abortions do not occur until 4-6 weeks after the fetus begins to form. The human brain begins to form on day 233 is formed enough to produce brain waves by 6 weeks, which means that most abortions destroy a functioning human brain.

What do embryology books have to say about human development?

The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology by Moore, K. and T.V.N. Persaud. 1998. (6th ed.), W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia. (pp 2-18):
"Zygote: this cell results from the union of an oocyte and a sperm. A zygote is the beginning of a new human being (i.e., an embryo). Human development begins at fertilization, the process during which a male gamete or sperm ... unites with a female gamete or oocyte ... to form a single cell called a zygote. This highly specialized, totipotent cell marks the beginning of each of us as a unique individual."

Essentials of Human Embryology (pp. 1-17) Larsen, W.J. 1998. Churchill Livingstone, New York.:

"In this text, we begin our description of the developing human with the formation and differentiation of the male and female sex cells or gametes, which will unite at fertilization to initiate the embryonic development of a new individual. ... Fertilization takes place in the oviduct ... resulting in the formation of a zygote containing a single diploid nucleus. Embryonic development is considered to begin at this point... This moment of zygote formation may be taken as the beginning or zero time point of embryonic development."


Human Embryology & Teratology. O'Rahilly, R. and F. Muller. 1996. Wiley-Liss, New York. (pp. 5-55):

"Fertilization is an important landmark because, under ordinary circumstances, a new, genetically distinct human organism is thereby formed... Fertilization is the procession of events that begins when a spermatozoon makes contact with a secondary oocyte or its investments... The zygote ... is a unicellular embryo... "The ill-defined and inaccurate term pre-embryo, which includes the embryonic disc, is said either to end with the appearance of the primitive streak or ... to include neurulation. The term is not used in this book." (p. 55)."

"Justice for the Unborn" pro-life song by David MacDonald


In the US and many other Western countries abortion is legal. In the Philippines abortion is ILLEGAL. And it should ALWAYS be illegal. Abortion should never be legal because it is murder of the unborn child. Abortion should never be part of health care as it kills life. Abortion is never an act of compassion because it inflicts unspeakably horrible violence on an unborn baby.


This song is from the website of David MacDonald:

Justice for the Unborn

by David MacDonald ©2007

In Florida, Feb 21, 2007, Amillia Sonja Taylor, born at 21 weeks and 6 days, went home. She was the most premature baby ever born. She made front page news and opened up a public debate on abortion in Britain, the US and other countries. This song is dedicated to her.

Amillia Taylor

Born at 21 weeks
The papers showed your tiny feet
People talking all about
You in the streets

They couldn’t understand it
How this miracle occurred
You gave your voice
To a million still unheard

In that hospital
Where they saved your precious life
Two floors up
They give another child the knife

Chorus

Justice
In the face of innocence
Justice in a political storm
Justice
In the age of decadence
Justice for the unborn

A tiny prophet crying
For a generation lost
Your life is a reflection
Of what this thing has cost

Thank you for your courage
You came though and showed us life
Amillia, you have shown us
what is wrong and what is right

The law has failed the Truth
But the Truth will never bend
40 years we’re fighting
We’ll stand here ‘til the end

There will come a day when all will understand
What it truly means to have freedom in this land

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Read the news article on Amillia Taylor from Lifesite.Net


View this video of the book "Justice Loves Babies"


Justice Loves Babies is a book written by Darlene and Danielle Wibetoand it is illustrated by Sarah Atkinson.......

Justice Loves Babies is a precious children's story that emphasizes the worth of life and the impact of prayer. In this picture book the main character "Justice" refers to the child in his mother's womb "Destiny" as a living person. Justice eagerly waits for the birth of his sister Destiny and wants to help his father, who is a Doctor bring Destiny to life outside of the womb.

View the video on the myspace page of Justice Loves Babies at this link: http://www.myspace.com/justicelovesbabies

This is a comment on the book by Lou Engle from the link above:

“For every move of justice someone has to print it,someone has to pray it, someone has to praise it, someone has to prophesy it. Danielle and Darlene have written a children’s book that I believe can start a children’s prayer movement to end one of the greatest injustices of our day- abortion .This is a God inspired and beautiful book. It makes me want to pray for every unborn child’s destiny." – Lou Engle, The Call

Friday, December 21, 2007

Abortion: Attitudes for Action article by Melody Green

This is an article written by Melody Green, wife of Keith Green, the Christian artist who died in a plane crash with his two sons. This article is found on the Last Days Ministries website.

It is written especially for the Christians in the United States, where abortion is legal. In the Philippines abortion is illegal, but the evil of abortion is still working in our society. The battle we face in the Philippines is the American and European lobbyists who are seeking to "sneak in" abortion and population control in the Philippines. The mindset that abortion is OK is being fed into our youth by the Western media. As Christians we must take a firm stand against abortion. As Melody Green states, "Not one Christian should be silent when it comes to abortion. Christians are not in favor of abortion, but only a few are doing anything about it."

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Abortion: Attitudes For Action
Melody Green


Abortion: Attitudes For Action

Does this scene sound familiar to you? The enemy was at war with the Army of God and they picked their biggest guy to do the fighting. Not only did he stand nine feet, nine inches tall, but he was covered in bronze - from his helmet to his shin guards, with 125 pounds of armor in between. He carried a 33 pound iron spear and slung over his shoulder was a bronze javelin.

His own personal shield carrier walked before him. An awesome sight, to say the least. Just imagine the sunlight glinting off of all that hardware! His name was Goliath, and he challenged the Army of God to send someone to fight him. “Kill me,” Goliath said, “and we Philistines will serve you - but if I win, you will serve us.” The battle lines were drawn. It was all or nothing.

Morning and evening, for 40 days, Goliath stood snarling on the battlefield, shouting, “I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man that we may fight together.” But his fierce threats and visual impact alone were enough to keep the Army of God paralyzed. They were afraid. God wanted to give them the victory - but they were losing by default!

Enter young David with his bread and cheese delivery. Strong in faith and practical in conviction, he couldn't bear to see God humiliated. He says, “Who is this uncircumcised (ungodly) Philistine, that he should taunt the Armies of the living God?” When David told King Saul that he would fight Goliath, Saul said, “Are you crazy? Goliath was killing people before you could even walk. He'll have you for breakfast!” (My paraphrase.) But that didn't scare David. He had risked his life killing wild animals to defend sheep, how much more zealously should he defend the name of the Lord? God's honor was at stake.

Wearing no armor, and visibly vulnerable except for his shepherd's staff, a pouch of small stones, and a sling, David approached Goliath. Goliath, full of contempt and insulted that David was even considered a worthy match, said with sarcasm, “Am I a dog that you come to me with sticks?”

David replied:

“You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted. This day the Lord will deliver you up into my hands, and I will strike you down and remove your head from you. . . that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that the Lord does not deliver by sword or by spear; for the battle is the Lord's and He will give you into our hands.”

As Goliath came forward, David confidently ran towards him and took his best shot. The stone sunk deep into Goliath's forehead, and he fell to the ground. David grabbed Goliath's sword, killed him, and took his bead. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they made a hasty retreat. However; they were overcome and defeated by the Army of God. (I Samuel 17)

Amazing? A miracle? It was neither. David simply believed God. What was in David's heart for God was translated into action. Love is as love does.

We are in the 1980s, but there is a giant roaming the land today. Much like Goliath, this giant, through fear and intimidation, has almost totally immobilized the Army of God. He is overwhelming in size, and his shadow alone sends the bravest of heart into pains of unbelief. The scary thing about him is that he is very hard to see. Occasionally a few of his victims appear to tell their story, but many people never see him face to face - they only hear terrible rumors about the damage done elsewhere. (Actually, some refuse to believe the “horror stories” are true, and prefer to live peacefully, totally ignoring the supposed problem giant.) But in reality, this giant is loud and ugly, and he possesses an uncanny power to scare off almost everyone who even thinks about opposing him. As Goliath of old, he holds his ground for lack of a challenger. Some leaders who are responsible for different segments of God's Army seem to be saying, “It's terrible, but it's to be expected. Things are getting worse in these last days. There's nothing we can really do about it, so why try.” And so, life goes on - for some people that is.

The giant's name is Abortion and the vast Army of God is shivering in their boots.

Recently a good friend looked me in the eye and said, “Do you believe you will see abortion defeated in your lifetime?” I opened my mouth to speak but couldn't make a sound for several seconds until I stammered, “... uh, well, I've never thought of that... But I'll sure spend my life trying!!” I was cornered, and I knew it. I was embarrassed, too. There I was, writing, marching, speaking against abortion… and all without a clear vision of victory. I'd been going in obedience because I knew I must. Win or lose, it was the right thing to do. But all of a sudden I saw that something was missing. Where was my faith? Could I close my eyes and see a time in the future when abortion would be outlawed? I couldn't. I was marching in the army, but without hope of winning the battle. I was walking in the sin of unbelief! I didn't have the faith because I hadn't asked for it… “whatever is not from faith is sin.” (Rom. 14:23)

Later in prayer I asked Jesus to please forgive me for my unbelief. He did. He also encouraged me and showed me that we Christians are a lot closer to victory than we think. We just need to get out into the battle!

Here are a few questions for you:

  1. Does God approve of abortion?

  2. What do you think God would like to do about abortion right now?

  3. Why isn't He doing it?

  4. Do you believe abortion can be defeated?

Why are most Christians so apathetic when it comes to really being involved in seeing abortion defeated? I used to think that ignorance of the facts was the reason. But I don't think that's a valid excuse anymore. If anyone is uninformed today (in America, anyway) it's because they want to be. A purposeful “sticking your head in the sand” so to speak. The facts are readily available to anyone who cares enough to find out what they are. No, ignorance is not the reason. We are not active in seeing abortion defeated because:

1. We Are Not Close Enough to God

Most of us are not as close to God as we should be. How can we boldly trust Him for “the impossible” if we are living in a state of unbelief? How can we make personal, sometimes very costly, sacrifices of ourselves and our time if we are self-centered instead of Christ-centered? Obviously, we can't.

As we get closer to God, we will understand the things that He has on His heart - for us, and for our nation as a whole. I'm not speaking only in regards to the pro-life issue, but most importantly, for the eternal life issue of our souls. Get close to God so you can love Him and serve Him with a whole heart in everything He asks you to do. (However, remember that an active involvement in anything except the Lord Himself does not necessarily indicate a deep relationship with Jesus.)

2. Because We Are Not Close Enough To god, We Don't Have the Faith To Believe Abortion Can Be Defeated

If David had anything, he had faith. Remember slavery? It wasn't that long ago in this country that the Supreme Court said it was legal for one person to own another person. Slaves were property. You could beat them, sell them, trade them, or kill them. Black people were not fully human, they said. Slavery was convenient for those of the “right” color, just as abortion is convenient for those of the “right” age. In those days it was probably difficult to imagine life without it. However, today slavery is not only illegal, but even the thought of it is repulsive. Slavery was never right even though it was legal for a time. Just as slavery was overturned, let's grab onto an overcoming faith that can believe God for the defeat of abortion as well.

As David proved, one with the Lord is a majority. But our apathy renders us useless. David had faith that Goliath would be defeated. He was also willing to be the instrument that God used to do it. “Greater Is He that is in us, than he that is in the world.” (I John 4:4)

3. We Dont Want To “Get Involved In Politics.”

Many Christians say, “I want to do something about abortion, but I don't want to get involved in politics! There is a misconception that political action is unspiritual and that the truly righteous would never be involved. Yes, it can be ungodly, and sometimes it is, but it doesn't have to be. Politics in itself is not evil.

What does “not being involved” actually mean? Does it mean not voting or picketing or lobbying or counseling or marching or praying? I hope it doesn't mean not caring. But for many Christians the whole realm of abortion has been driven to the “political junkyard” and left there to not. Hopefully, “someone else” will clean up the mess.

Let's take a closer look. Politics is “the science and art of governing a country." Now, for a Christian to say, “I don't want to be involved in governing my country," sounds a bit like dropping the ball to me. The enemy is singing us a lullaby of praise for “not getting involved in politics.” Meanwhile, during our nap, he has gathered power and momentum for himself. I suggest that it's time to wake up. If abortion laws are to be changed, it will be through political action. Through “the system.” And to a large degree, we will need to be involved - at the very least, vote. To ignore or deny this fact is totally unrealistic. When we leave the decision making to the godless, we have no right to complain about the laws we end up living under. “With good men in authority, the people rejoice; but with the wicked in power, they groan.” (Proverbs 29:2)

One final note on this. Many people who say that they don't want to be involved with politics actually mean they are afraid of becoming like some people they've seen in politics. Or they don't want to get caught up in “political machinery.” In other words, they are afraid to be involved. Afraid that God will not help them maintain their Christian witness. Afraid of what people might think. Afraid it will be too much trouble. Afraid of defeat. Afraid to face the giant. Afraid.

Whatever the fear, it is effective in blocking a major flow of godly influence in the world today.

“The good influence of godly citizens causes a city [state or nation I to prosper…” (Proverbs 11:11)

Not one Christian should be silent when it comes to abortion. Christians are not in favor of abortion, but only a few are doing anything about it. There's a creative way for each person, no matter what their limitations may be, to be active.

Let's look at David. He was just making a food delivery to the front lines when he encountered Goliath. His response could have easily been, “This is terrible, but it isn't really any of my business. This could get pretty messy. I'm going back to my sheep…” But David didn't say that. As a lover of God it was his business. He had no choice but to fight. So God bypassed the “Israeli SWAT Team” and honored Himself through David.

The Army of God cowered for 40 days before David came along. But we have shrunk back for over 10 years! God has been humiliated long enough. It's time to move! The weaker you are, the greater the potential there is for God's glory. Today we need hundreds of thousands of Davids. When you become a Christian you're automatically drafted into God's Army, flat feet and all. We must fight for what is right. We are not talking about a slight infraction of an insignificant law. Abortion is murder. Cold-blooded, premeditated murder. Every Christian must speak out loud and clear. It is our business!

So what can we do? The answer to that is A LOT. However, the issue of abortion is such an emotional one that there's a temptation to let those emotions rule us to some degree. There are many avenues of action to talk about, but first let's make sure we're not running off to battle with faulty hearts and faulty ammunition. We must have the right motives and the right priorities if we expect to see a victory.

We have much to learn from David when it comes to facing giants. Using him as an example let's look at a few things we will need for victory:

Jesus is your strength and your foundation. This point cannot be overemphasized. David was prepared to take on Goliath because of his deep relationship with the Lord. His skills were sharp both in the physical and the spiritual because he walked faithfully with God. We need to be prepared too. Before you get up on your feet, get down on your knees. Ask God for a move of His Holy Spirit in your life and then let Him direct your steps.

In order to fight the enemy, we need to know who he is. Sounds simple, but many times we lose sight of the obvious. Satan is our enemy. He hates God and hates those who love God. He's so wicked, he even hates the people who love him. Satan delights in destroying what God loves, and abortion is only one of the ways he does it. We are dealing with high powers and principalities here, so sharpen your swords. David was clothed in the full armor of God before he went out to fight. Make sure you are too! (Eph. 6:10-17)

Love For God

David's motivating force was his love for God. In dealing with abortion we need that same love. We need to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength; and to love our neighbor as ourselves. That's the correct order. Only when we love God as we should, can we truly love others.

Abortion is breaking God's heart. How would you feel if you could see every abortion taking place, not to mention every other wicked and horrible thing happening on this earth? God sees it all. He carries that pressure and hurt everyday. He hears every broken cry and sees every broken body. What a comfort it must be for Him to feel our love in a world that has largely forsaken Him. We must let God work His will through us, for His glory-because we love Him.

Love For the Victims

It's easy to love the innocent little babies who are the victims of abortion. Their slaughter is an unspeakable evil. Why do we love them? God made them lovable. He also gave us the capacity to love.

These little children like all of us are made in His image and they belong to God. They are totally defenseless. They cannot speak for themselves. It's not hard to see why we must speak up, not only for their sake but for the Lord as well.

Some people find it more difficult, although still relatively easy, to love the young women who are getting the abortions. They too are victims. Not wholly innocent victims, but victims of their own sin and their lack of relationship with Jesus. Some seeking abortion are in very desperate situations, others are more casual about it. Whatever the reason, we need to love these young women as much as we love the babies they are carrying. Their souls are equally precious to God.

Love For Your Enemies

Perhaps the hardest people to love are those who are in some way promoting abortion. But Jesus tells us to love our enemies. Does that mean we are to love the abortion doctors, nurses, clinic workers, women's libbers, and too-liberal lawmakers? That's exactly what it means. These people are not our enemies, they are pawns in the enemy's game. Willing pawns, yes, but God wants to reach them anyway. Sadly, I've seen tremendous amounts of bitterness expressed towards these people. They have been mocked and made fun of in the most unkind ways. If we fall into sinful attitudes it just blocks our fellowship with God, giving Satan one more victory.

We should hate the things these people do, and we must oppose them at every turn. But we cannot hate them. Remember the saying, “God hates the sin, but loves the sinner.” Isn't this what brought most of us to God? Knowing that He first loved us, in spite of the sinful state we were in.

We need to be channels for God's love. It's true that pro-abortionists are taking a segment of society, the unborn, and declaring them to have no value. But if we aren't willing to love the proabortionists, in essence, we are saying that they as a “people group” have no value. We must find creative ways to share the love of Jesus with them. Obviously, unless they turn to Jesus in humility and repentance, they will have to account for their acts before the throne of God. It will be an awesome and terrible day when all they can receive from God is justice. The time for mercy and grace is now. So in your rescuing, see if you might also snatch some of these out from the fire. (Jude 23)

David went to Goliath in truth. He went boldly in the name of the Lord. David didn't expect victory because it was a good idea, but because he knew he was on God's side. In fact, he boldly predicted his victory because he was coming in the name of the Lord. He didn't go into battle trying to hide anything. If we are ashamed of the Lord, He will be ashamed of us. (Luke,9:26)

What is the truth? You can argue about the age of viability, the pain the baby suffers during an abortion, the guilt the mother suffers, medical ethics, the pros and cons of adoption, etc., until you're blue in the face. They are all excellent points, but if someone doesn't have an understanding of absolute right and wrong, it's all open for debate. Without a biblical foundation of truth, it's all opinion - and everyone has a right to their own opinion! However, when God speaks, we are not dealing with just anyone's opinion - we are talking about God's opinion. His opinion is called truth. He will uphold His truth with His power. The bottom line is this: God says abortion is wrong. Every other pro-life argument only further supports the fact that God is right.

Sometimes people's opinions happen to agree with God's truth, but they don't have a relationship with the God of that truth. Merely fighting for a godly cause does not necessarily mean you are a godly person. God may call you to work with people who do not know Him. Remember to love them. Their work towards defeating abortion shows that they already have strong convictions. That they know at least a part of the truth when they see it - and that they are committed to it. You just need to hook them up with the Author of that truth. You may have a mission field in your local pro-life office. Don't overlook it on the way to the clinics.

How did David deal with Goliath? He ran towards him! He didn't wait for Goliath to chase him down. He didn't back off into a corner and wait until the last minute to sling his stone. He was the aggressor. He took the initiative and defeated him in an act of courage that stunned everyone.

Don't wait for abortion to “come to your door.” Find out where it is and go out and meet it head on.

Goliath was covered in armor. All of his vital organs were protected. But David carefully appraised the situation and went in with a plan. I'm sure he had already seen Goliath's vulnerable spot, and so knew exactly what he was aiming for. He went to the brook himself and carefully picked his stones - a good time to seek God. A stone too big may have crashed into part of Goliath's helmet, not giving enough impact to down the giant, and one too small would be ineffective. But David knew what would be too much and what would be too little because he had a plan. A strategy. He knew where he wanted to place that stone before he hit the battlefield.

Wisdom. Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Look for the hole in the armor. Ask God to show you the enemy's weak spots. Ask Him to give you a plan.

Be ready for some “fiery darts” when you step out. They may hit you in the streets talking to young women, from your family, or even from Christian friends. Whatever the source, be assured, they will come. I recently spoke with two girls who were very discouraged because many people in their church thought they were “weird” because they were so actively against abortion. There's potential for real hurt when your friends don't understand. But look at David. His own brother accused him of wrong motives, and his king didn't exactly give him a vote of confidence. But David didn't let those things interfere with his decision. He had heard from God, and he wasn't going to be sidetracked. Just keep a humble, teachable heart and always respond in love.

We Christians are sometimes tempted to compromise our beliefs since there are so many other good reasons to be opposing abortion. Maybe we want to “fit in” or want to see bigger numbers in our ranks. When we water down the Gospel, we are watering down our power and effectiveness as well. If glorifying God is not your ultimate goal, something else is. Maybe political power, recognition, or just personal good feelings of value and worth. These things are substitutes for the peace and joy that only Jesus can bring. Although you may get great gratification from being involved with a worthy cause, good deeds don't get anyone to heaven.

Christians working for pro-life must be pro-Jesus first. He must be our focus. We must be careful not to allow ourselves to be consumed by a cause, rather than consumed by Jesus. Giving even a godly cause priority above our personal relationship with God will grieve Him. Jesus must be our foundation - otherwise we may see our own eternal life sacrificed on the altar of worthy causes.

Jesus is the hub of the wheel. Everything else in our life must radiate out like spokes from that central point of faith, worship, and devotion.

Everyone knew Israel said they believed in the One True God. But their lack of action made a very loud statement. If their God was real then why were they so afraid? Didn't they believe their God would give them victory?

The average man on the street knows that Christians are against abortion. If the millions of Christians in this nation alone stepped out, it would cause quite astir. But all is quiet on the western front. Our passiveness tells the world that we don't really believe what we say we believe. If we did, we couldn't stand to live in the midst of these murders without doing anything about them. Have we simply “adjusted our theology” to accept these acts of violence? If our God is real, then why haven't we met the challenge of the enemy?

Our lack of action implies consent. Agreement. All talk but no action. No threat to the enemy. God says, “Thou shall not murder.” We act like either He didn't actually say it, or if He did, He didn't mean it.

David went against Goliath because he wanted to prove to the world that God is real. His goal was “...that the earth may know that there is a God.” (I Samuel 17.46) That must be our final goal as well. That the earth may know that there is a God!

Getting the abortion laws changed is an excellent short-term goal. The sooner abortion is outlawed the better. A change of laws will glorify God in this nation and around the world as well. God will be honored, and people will be able to see that His way is indeed the best way.

However, if getting the laws changed is your ultimate goal, you're stopping short of the mark. After the laws are changed, then what? A self-centered, godless mentality is the soil in which abortion is flourishing. These laws are only a reflection of our rebellion against God. You cannot legislate morality or spirituality into people's hearts. When abortion is outlawed, people who want one bad enough will still find a way to get one. It's against the law to shoot people with guns. It still happens.

May I suggest that on the way to seeing the laws changed we have an even higher goal: Changing people's hearts. Bringing the reality of Jesus to everyone we encounter. Only a relationship with God can change people's hearts. When hearts are changed, right choices are made. Think on this: Someone visited our ministry recently and asked if people around here were allowed to smoke. One of our elders answered, “I've never thought about that before. We've never needed a smoking rule. No one's ever wanted to.”

Prayerfully consider each point before moving ahead into action. Everything you do will be so much more effective when you have a strong foundation in Christ. When you are in communion with God it releases Him to release you! Only then will you have the power and anointing needed to defeat this, or any other, giant. Wherever you see a weak area, ask the Lord to help you be what you need to be and I know that He will. Remember, in our weakness Christ can be strong. I believe God wants to use Christians to defeat abortion. If we don't fight, who else is going to? He wants to use each of us in a special way. We need to move out quickly, but in His strength, not our own.

When you're ready to go, please read Abortion: Avenues For Action (Ref. #062). You can order it from us free of charge. It tells you about the different things you can do to take a stand with God against abortion. Hopefully, you'll even come up with a few ideas of your own!

With the Lord, the victory is ours. Can we refuse to step out and take it?

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Transferring Posts from Yahoo 360

As of this moment my Yahoo 360 pro-life blog has had 8, 131 hits already. However I will have to transfer to Blogger because Yahoo 360 is closing down. I think it's a business decision. They probably are losing out to competitors like Blogger, Multiply, MySpace and Facebook.

The URL proliferesources.com will soon be directing to this blog.

View the "99 Balloons" You Tube Video about Eliot Mooney


This is the video about Eliot Mooney's life. It is so beautiful.
Click on this link to view: 99 Balloons

View the "99 Balloons" Blog of a Christian couple


I was reading the "99 Balloons" blog of Matt and Ginny Mooney (from the U.S.) about their son Eliot who had Trisomy 18, or Edwards syndrome, which is the same genetic disease that my niece Nina had. (read my blog entry "Nina's Story")

Eliot lived for 99 days, hence the title of the blog, 99 balloons. My niece Nina, only lived 1 1/2 hours. I remembered Nina as I read the posts of Matt and Ginny Mooney.

I cried as I was reading their blog entries , Theyjust held fast onto the Lord during their times of trial. You will be so encouraged by their faith in the Lord as you read their blog.

I am posting here a poem from their blog, entitled "My Son", taken from this link

My Son

by Matt Mooney

My son was not strong
by any measure of man.
But his song I will sing whenever I can.

It sounds of truth
and rings out of grace,
Removing the veil and revealing God’s face.

My son was a picture
painted bold and bright.
His life throwing color on world’s canvas of night.

The subject unfolded,
a new stroke each day.
Until brought into focus was true joy’s way.

In the least likely place
and hard to explain.
Joy was found in the midst of the pain.

The awe of a life
and the wonder of birth.
My son was a gift of unspeakable worth.

His heart could not hold
his song came to rest.
And I am left with no son to hold on my chest.

My son was not strong
by any measure of man.
But his song I will sing whenever I can.

So ask of my boy,
consider it no bother.
When I tell of my son I tell of my Father.

______________________

Saturday, December 1, 2007

NO To Abortion in the Philippines!




I say NO to abortion in the Philippines and I am going to do something about it!

What can you do?

If you are a young person(or even if you are not so young ):

1. Form a pro-life club at your school.
2. Distribute, for free, our Diary of An Unborn Baby fliers. (or the Tagalog version: "Talaarawan ng Sanggol sa Sinapupunan".) Email me at proliferesources@gmail.com for your copy, then have it photocopied.
3. Post a pro-life poster at your school bulletin board.
4. Place pro-life pictures on your friendster, multiply or blogger page.
5. MOST IMPORTANTLY: Pray that God would save babies from abortion!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

How to Tell Your Mom You Are Pregnant


These are letters written by girls who went through it.

from the "Mom, I'm Pregnant" page on the SilentScream.org website

I pray that God will give you strength and grace during your time of trial!
_______________

Now I'm married and have 5 children .... but when I was 19 years old.......

Hello, my name is Janet,

Let me tell you about the time, when I was so afraid to tell my mother that I was pregnant. Its really doesn't matter what your age is. I was 19 at the time. I was so afraid. I was thinking that my mother would be so upset when I found out that I was pregnant. It took me three months to tell her. I felt that my mother would put me out, and would make me abort the unborn fetus. But remember if your mother or parents love you they will understand. But believe me....it was very frightening!

But you can't hide it forever.

Well, anyway, I finally got the courage to tell her. I said, "Ma, I have something to tell you." She looked at me and I looked at her. Then I just said, "Ma, I'm pregnant." Then I walked out of the room. And the tears just started to come out of her eyes. I knew it would hurt.

After I went to the house of one of her girlfriends. I stayed at her house for about four days. So that my mother could get her mind together. So after a few days, she told me to come back home. She came through and she was there for me. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

But remember if you are 25 years old. Its just as frightening to tell your husband that you are pregnant again. Its the same as having to tell your parents. It will be very hard at first, but sooner or later they will see the light. It will take some time ....

"But just have faith!"

Your Friend,
Janet

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A LETTER FROM ANGELA ..... 15 YEARS OLD AND A MOTHER

My name is Angela and I am 15 years old. When I first found out that I was pregnant I was a month into my pregnancy already. Before I found out, I was pregnant, I was taking a lot of home pregnancy tests, anyhow, I have a 18 year old sister whom I am very close to.

So I went to her right away, after telling my boyfriend. And she helped me out a lot. My parents are divorced and my father lives right near by in the town next to us.

To tell you the truth in the beginning I was thinking about aborting my baby, but it took me 2 months to change my mind, because by the 3rd month, my mother started to see me getting morning sickness. And my mother was always asking if I was OK. And I was telling her yes, because I was scared to tell her myself.

A couple weeks later my mother started to wonder if I was pregnant, so she went to my older sister and asked her if she knew if I was pregnant and she said, "Yes, Mom, Angela is pregnant." I was sleeping when she asked my sister. Later my sister told me that Mom was crying all night and worrying about what was gonna happen. So the next morning I woke up to go to school and after I got out of the shower, she asked me to come in he room and she told me she knew the truth. I just hugged her and started to cry a lot.

She told me that whatever decision I make, she will support me through the whole thing. Two days later my mother told my father and brother for me. It took my dad a couple of days to talk to me, but when he did talk to me, he was very supportive.

After she had done telling my brother, he went for a walk to cool down and as soon as he got back, he woke me up and said all of the sweetest things to me.

So don't ever be that scared to tell your parents because all I knew was that my baby is much more worth giving a life to, then my family being upset with me for a couple of weeks, when a baby lasts a life time.

Love Always,
Angela (15 yrs old)

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Dear friends,

I am a mother with a seven year old child. I had her when I was 34. This was my very first pregnancy. And I did not have a mom or dad her in the US. And even if I did, I was old enough to take care of my own responsibilities. So there was no way I would have gone to them.

But, I do understand your fears. You know why, I did have fears too. Just that it was a different kind of fear. My fears were. I did not have any family here. And I was having my first baby. I did not know how I was going to manage a baby while working. My biggest fear was she would baby sit this child for me to work. This child needs care, believe it or not I was terrified.

So girls you really are not alone....older people do have fears, when they are having their first baby.... sometimes even married couples. This is why I could understand the fears you have about telling your parents about your pregnancy.

My advice to you is this.

If you communicate with mom better .... then tell mom...... and she will tell dad. Or if you communicate with your dad better...then tell dad...and he will tell mom.

This is how you do it.

You go to mom or dad when she ... or he.... is alone and might be willing to talk. You could start by asking her about her self and when she was growing up. By doing so, it may help you to get to the point.

Say, "Mom, I really have something to tell you. This may make you very angry but I want you to know I did not do this to hurt you or dad."

It is better to say I did not want this to happen...then to say.... I never knew it would have happened, because you do know it would have happened, but you didn't want it to happen.

Then you say to her, "Please Mom, believe me I am hurting too. Mom, this is what I have to say to you. I am having a baby. But before you say anything to me just remember I love you and would never do this to hurt you and Dad."

Don't run away. Sit there and hear Mom out. She may say good things as well as bad. But she is your mother, so listen to what she has to say. Of course don't expect her to welcome the baby and you right away. But I am sure as time goes by Mom will come around.

Once you get this load off your chest, you will be feeling a whole lot better then you could think of the baby and you.

Girls, believe me, I know there is no easy way to say it. But you got to find away to tell them. They won't kill you or bite. Furious yes! And then again Mom or Dad might handle it well. I do hope this letter helps.

May God bless you and all the little ones.
With Love,
Judith



Lou Engle: "HORTON GETS A CLUE--YOUNG ONES PRAYING AND PROPHESYING MUST BE HEARD!"

If you hang around the Dream King,
You get into His dream stream,
You join yourself to His dream team,
And you do the Martin Luther King thing.

lou engleThis was the poem of our heart when we launched the Justice House of Prayer (JHOP) in DC. A band of young people dared to dream and pray that another great move of justice would roll down like the waters of justice that swelled and swept away segregation in the days of that great prophet Martin Luther King, Jr. Now, once again, like the sound of many waters, God is shouting: "I have a dream! Let the unborn go free! Let them be conceived in liberty, and let them be adopted in infancy."


Dr. Seuss Book

God is communicating His big dream of ending abortion in a most profound way through the dream stream story of Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss. In February 2005, one of our youth, a 15-year-old girl at the Justice House of Prayer, had a dream. In the dream she saw a large, beautiful building with the words "The Who" appearing over it. She and her sisters entered the house and began to look throughout the building until they found the attic where there was a series of old books from the past that they knew would be needed for the future. She shared her dream with the JHOP team. I knew the dream was from God, but I wondered, "What is 'The Who,' and what are these old books?"


The next morning while pondering the dream, I received a remarkable email from a man in Kansas City that included a sermon he gave several years ago on what must occur for abortion to end. He felt led to send it to me, even though he thought it was unusual that the analogy the Lord had given him was based on the Dr. Seuss book, Horton Hears a Who. When I read this, I instantly connected "The Who" in the dream with "The Who" in the book. I was immediately interested!


horton heard whoIn this children's book written in 1954, we find an elephant whose name is Horton--and he is not a Republican! He is the prophetic Church with big ears and a large trumpet. He can hear what no one else can hear--the sound of these little people called, The Whos, who live in the microscopic town of Who-ville.


In the book, we also find a kangaroo who wants to kill all the little Whos, because he cannot see or hear them. He doesn't believe they exist. Immediately the thought came to me, "The kangaroo is the kangaroo court!"--it stands for the Supreme Court who issued the death decree of ’73 in Roe v Wade, and legalized abortion. Wow! I realized that what I was reading was a parable from the past that was now going to be used en masse, for the ending of abortion. The theme of the whole book amazingly is, "A person's a person, no matter how small!" And the remedy for the crisis is that every voice must be raised loudly and urgently to rescue all the little unborn Whos. With the kangaroo's death decree hanging over Who-ville, Horton implores the mayor "to CALL a big meeting, get everyone out, make every Who holler, make every Who shout!"


On 7-7-07, we are launching The Call again. We are summoning the church of the nation to cry out to God for the life of the unborn and the ending of abortion. So all the little Whos will gather at The Call and raise their voices, so that the kangaroo will hear and know that they are persons after all.


Quoted from Dr. Seuss' book Horton Hears a Who: (red color added by Lou Engle)


And Horton called back, "I can hear you just fine.
But the Kangaroo's ears aren't as strong, quite, as mine.
They don't hear a thing! Are you sure all your boys
Are doing their best? Are they ALL making noise?
Are you sure every Who down in Who-ville is working?
Quick! Look through your town! Is there anyone shirking?"

Through the town rushed the Mayor, from the east to the west.
But everyone seemed to be doing his best.
Everyone seemed to be yapping or yipping!
Everyone seemed to be beeping or bipping!
But it wasn't enough, all this ruckus and roar!
He HAD to find someone to help him make more.
He raced through each building! He searched floor-to-floor!


And, just as he felt he was getting nowhere,
And almost about to give up in despair,
He suddenly burst through a door and that Mayor
Discovered one shirker! Quite hidden away
In the Fairfax Apartments (Apartment 12-J)
(12 = government; J = Justice)
A very small, very small shirker named Jo-Jo
Was standing, just standing, and bouncing a Yo-Yo!
Not making a sound! Not a yipp! Not a chirp!
And the Mayor rushed inside and grabbed the young twerp!


And he climbed with the lad up the Eiffelberg Tower.


"This," cried the Mayor, "is your town's darkest hour!
The time for all Whos who have blood that is red
(A connection with the Blood)
To come to the aid of their Country!" he said.
"We've GOT to make noise in greater amounts!
So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!"

Thus he spoke as he climbed. When they got to the top,
The lad cleared his throat and he shouted out, "YOPP!"
(Young Ones Praying and Prophesying)

And that Yopp...
That one small, extra Yopp put it over!
Finally, at last! From that speck on that clover
Their voices were heard! They rang out clear and clean
And the elephant smiled. "Do you see what I mean?...
They've proved they ARE persons, no matter how small.
(I believe the crux of the Abortion issue is the deception
from satan that says the unborn are not people at all.)

And their whole world was saved by the Smallest of All!"

"How true! Yes, how true," said the big kangaroo.
"And, from now on, you know what I'm planning to do?...
From now on, I'm going to protect them with you!"
And the young kangaroo in her pouch said,...

"...ME TOO!
From sun in the summer. From rain when it's fall-ish,
I'm going to protect them. No matter how small-ish!"


This Book Speaks of Abortion


Graciously, The Elijah List blasted this story February 16, 2005 (click here to view). Amazingly, the next day I received an email from a woman who said she read The Elijah List article and received three confirmations the following day at her Day Care Center. One child came in with a Horton Hears a Who backpack, a second was carrying a Who-ville doll, but the third--a ten-year-old boy--came to her and said, "Ma'am, I had a dream last night. I dreamt of Horton Hears a Who, and all the little Whos were not saying YOPP; they were crying STOP!!!"


Oh, my God, there is a massive cry being raised up from the young ones of the earth, praying and prophesying, "STOP ABORTION, STOP! STOP! STOP!!!!!!!!!!" What are the chances of this divine confirmation? Those who read this are now held accountable. The whole Church must cry out now--STOP ABORTION!


Soon after, another man connected with me and said, "My ten-year-old daughter was reading Horton Hears a Who to her little brother." She came to her father and said, "Dad, I think this book is about ending abortion." That afternoon, he read The Elijah List article on Horton Hears a Who. This man now leads our Bound4LIFE ministry.


Again, amazingly, we found out that Fox Movies is doing a major motion picture in 2008, called, Horton Hears a Who, starring Jim Carrey--on the 40th year anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the year of our critical 2008 election that must bring forth a true Pro-Life president. The Lord is shouting to the nation! Will we have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying?


A great convergence is upon us. If the Church understands the times and what God is seeking to bring forth, we can shout to the nation, before the movie comes out, that Horton Hears a Who is about the ending of abortion--so when millions of people watch the movie, they will all be thinking, "A person's a person, no matter how small--The Whos are the unborn!"


Can you see it? This is God's trumpet to the nation! God is marching out, shattering ideologies, and moving His great Mind and Heart into the earth. He moves the media and makes it His pawn. Oh, the brilliant Wisdom of God! He takes a book out of the archives of history that millions have read since 1954, pulls it out, and slams it into the present through a movie. The light penetrates the lie, the armor of the strongman is stripped away, the demon is named, and can now be cast out!


Oh God, we need a national exorcism of this spirit of death that has ruled over us for 34 years! Every voice must be counted. Buy the book! Spread it around! Start children's prayer meetings to end abortion! Support crisis pregnancy centers! May your voice be heard in your voting. Vote only for those who are truly pro-life, not those who flip-flop every few years for political expediency. Maybe God will use this movie to elect the next president of the United States. We believe the abortion issue could become the dividing line in 2008, and God will weigh every candidate in the balance on this issue. Don't vote for those who you think can be elected, vote for those who have a Wilberforce conviction. Pray for Jim Carrey to be radically saved--he could shout to the world, "This movie is about ending abortion!"


A young woman had a dream knowing nothing of the movie or Jim Carrey's involvement. She dreamt that Jim Carrey was a Christian and that he was carrying a briefcase with two books in it. The first one was called, Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting, by Derek Prince, and the second one was a book called, Mobilizing The Army of God. Could this man and this movie mobilize a pro-life army of young people who will fast and pray for justice?


Even this week, the front page of Time Magazine shows a hand with four different-sized fetuses resting on it. The article is saying that there are more crisis pregnancy centers than there are abortion clinics in America, and that abortion is at its lowest rate since the beginning years of when abortion was legalized. In the same magazine, there is an article about Jim Carrey, and he is seeking spiritual enlightenment, but doesn't know Jesus yet. Save him, God!!!


"It is time for all the Whos who have blood that is red to come to the aid of their country, he said." Suddenly, Dr. Suess kicks out of Who-ville and into national prophecy, not even knowing it. Christians must come to the aid of America carrying the blood of Jesus, which alone can wash away our sins. It is not enough that Jesus died; the blood must be applied to the doorposts of our national guilt. Oh, that millions of Christians would plead, "Jesus, I plead Your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America." Go to www.Bound4LIFE.com to see how you can be a part of a mass movement of pleading the Blood of Jesus over our nation.


The YOPPS Must Be Heard


The voices of Jo-Jos just bouncing their yo-yos must now be heard. The Jo-Jos are Christians who are enjoying their comfortable careers, but are oblivious to the crisis. They are the youth in our Church youth groups who play with their iPods and who browse in their Windows. While living for entertainment, they have no idea that they were meant to be a part of God's great movement to end abortion! Their voices must be heard now!!! Let Myspace® and You Tube™ become their Eieffelberg towers from which they shout out their YOPPS and their STOPS.


Why would God give this dream stream to a group of young people who pray everyday in front of the Supreme Court calling on God to raise up righteous judges who will reverse Roe v Wade? To encourage hearts and release a movement through their prayers! So that it will be said:

"How true, yes, how true," said the big kangaroo, "and from now on you know what I am planning to do? From now on I am going to protect them with you!"


Brothers and sisters, let us believe that the Supreme Court will protect all the unborn little Whos, that God's big dream will come true, and that all the Whos' dreams could come true too.


It is profound that in the dream, the young lady saw not just one book, but a series of old books needed for the future. Read Horton Hatches an Egg. It is about a bird who wants to go play, rather than sit on her egg. So Horton, the elephant again, sits on the egg until the egg hatches. When the egg hatches, out comes, not a little baby bird, but an elephant with wings.


The moral of the story is this: he who cares for the unwanted child--that child will take on the nature of the one who cared for it. It is the spirit of adoption! God is calling the Church to adopt and care for the unwanted children in the nation. We have got to be Jesus' love answer. We can't just be pro-birth we must be pro-life!


Recently, a young man heard me preach on adoption. He came to me and said, "Two days ago, my wife and I adopted an African American child. Two weeks before, a lesbian couple was going to adopt that child, but the adoption process fell through." I was gripped by their testimony! That child's life will be changed forever!


God is shouting though Horton Hatches an Egg, "Who will care for the babies?" Homosexuals are adopting by the thousands. They believe that it is their time. Do they, perhaps, want the children more than we do?


Let the prophetic Church arise and carry the heart of Heaven! Let them hear The Call for united fasting and prayer on behalf of those who have no voice! Let the prophetic Church hear what the world can't hear, and may they blow the trumpet once again, declaring, "God has a dream, and we have His dream, and millions will be mobilized to become the river of justice rolling down again...."


Lou Engle

Friday, November 16, 2007

R U PREGNANT AND CONSIDERING ABORTION? PLS READ THIS!

If you are about to make the fatal mistake of ending a life given as a gift of God (Psalm 127:3), then I beg you to reconsider. Please don't do something that

you will regret for the rest of your life. Don't destroy something that isn't yours. That baby belongs to God, even though it may be in your womb. If you do not feel equipped to raise a baby at this time, I urge you to take another look at the situation... maybe there is a way... pray about it. If you still feel that this is an impossibility—then BE A GIVER, NOT A TAKER.

There are many families who have been waiting and desperately praying for years for the chance to adopt a child. Your child may be the answer to their prayers! Adoption is a reasonable and caring thing to do if you don't feel you can keep your baby. If you are unable to raise your child yourself, then you have the chance to give the greatest possible gift of all—the gift of life! In fact, you can give it twice... once to your baby and then, if you decide, again to a hopeful family somewhere. You can be a life-giver, or you can commit a crime that will remain on your conscience for the rest of your life! ABORTION IS MURDER—and no matter what anyone tells you, you will not "just forget about it"

You may feel cornered... like things are hopeless, and I want you to know that I am in no way insensitive to your situation or think that your problems are trivial. I simply say that abortion is not the answer. God commands us not to murder (Exodus 20:13), and going against Him will only make matters much worse. Everyone you know may be telling you you'd be a fool to have this baby—but they don't have to live with the guilt and pain of murder... you do. That baby is half yours no matter who the father is. The choice is yours. But don't forget, you are responsible to God for your actions—and after reading this, you certainly are not ignorant of the facts. You will be held accountable for your decision... I earnestly pray that you make the right one. Even though I don't know you, Jesus does, and we both love you (and your baby) very, very much!



-excerpt from the online article "Children-Things We Throw Away?" by Melody Green on the Last Days Ministries website.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

"Is There Room" slideshow



To add this slideshow to your blogger/friendster/myspace page, copy the code at this link.

"Let Me Live" stained glass artwork by E.R.A.


this is a stained glass artwork.the words were added by the artist using photo-editing software on her cellphone.

Another PRO-LIFE ART WORK by E.R.A.


This is entitled "Dear Mom (Aborted Child)".

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Babies in the Womb Slide Show



I made this slideshow on slide.com. To post it in your blog/website copy the code at this link.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Mourning for the Unborn Children



The Lord's heart breaks for the aborted babies.

What breaks God's heart breaks mine because I love God with all my heart.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Pro-life Artwork of a 21-year-old Filipino Fine Arts Graduate



This is "Speak Up:Proverbs 31:8" by my friend E.R.A.,who is a graduate of Fine Arts from the University of the East-Caloocan.She made this collage with a drawing of a baby in the womb in the middle . The artwork was done on 1/4- inch-thick plywood painted black. She gave it to me as a gift.

(c)2007 by E.R.A.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Pictures of Touch of Life fetal models next to Philippine coins

I took these pictures with my own non-professional digital camera, in my own hand!! :)

7-week fetal model next to a 25-centavo coin


8-week fetal model next to a 1-peso coin

above: 9 week fetal model next to a 1-peso coin


above: 10-week model next to a 1-peso coin