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How many of you know what the Hyde Amendment is? Oh, you’ve heard of it, but do you know what it is? It is named after the late Republican Congressman Henry Hyde of Illinois. In a nutshell, by manipulative law, it says not only can you kill your unborn baby if you were raped or conceived in incest, or a doctor certifies your life may be in danger, but also WE the People of the United States through our elected officials and tax dollars will pay for that abortion.
This morning in my Bible reading I came across an old familiar passage that is fresh and new.
NOTE: Yesterday was my mother’s birthday, she would have been 79. As most of you know, yesterday I lost my dear friend Dino to cancer. I was going to tie the two into a devotional today, but felt lead to do something else. So in honor of Dino, who was a political junkie, and my mother, who always encouraged us to do our best, this morning’s devotional has a politico-socio theme.
NOTE: I am still working on my study of the Book of Esther and I want to be sure to do a thorough job so it will be awhile before we start on it. If you have any questions about the Book of Esther, please send them to me for consideration.
So what now?
The health care bill from the Senate has passed the House and now it must be reconciled by the upper house.
I was on Mark Levin’s radio show last night and I made some pretty strong statements.
Please listen to the link below and then I’ll discuss it afterwards.
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Last night during our men’s dinner at church we ended with a time of prayer for one another around our individual tables. One of the brothers asked for prayer in trusting God to handle what is going on in our country. I completely understand his struggle and that was reinforced when I opened another email from another supposed pro-life group (this time it was the Massachusetts Citizens for Life – MCFL) urging its readers to call their congressman to oppose the healthcare bill if it did not have the Stupak Amendment in the bill.
“Anyone who seeks success or greatness should first forget both and seek only the truth. The rest will follow.”
Yesterday I sent out the following email for response:
I’m curious what you all think about this?
Could you all support this?
Maintaining The Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life
Following on the footsteps of Senator-elect Scott Brown’s stunning defeat of Democrat Martha Coakley in Massachusetts, the euphoria of a possible conservative comeback is thick in the air.
My question to all who want to see this country rescued from the socialist agenda of Barack Obama and the Democrat Party need to focus their efforts to the state of Nevada.
“Then they journeyed from Bethel. And when there was but a little distance to go to Ephrath, Rachel labored in childbirth, and she had hard labor. Now it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife said to her, ‘Do not fear; you will have this son also.’ And so it was, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she called his name Ben-Oni; but his father called him Benjamin. So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem). And Jacob set a pillar on her grave, which is the pillar of Rachel’s grave to this day.” (Genesis 35:16-20)
If Jacob and Rachel were living in the 21st Century and had the wonders of science at their disposal, it is not too far-fetched to imagine that doctors may have predicted Rachel’s death. Doctors may have been able to warn the couple that if the baby was allowed to come to term that Jacob’s beloved Rachel would most likely die in childbirth.
Let me explain why I am only partially happy that Scott Brown won the Senate race in Massachusetts yesterday. I am happy to see Americans awakening from the apathy that has far too long affected our citizenry. I am glad that Americans are sending a message to Washington that they do not want higher taxes or socialist healthcare; both are sinful.
I am however greatly troubled by the message this vote sends to Republican Party leaders. It sends the message that you can run a pro-abortion, supporter of RomneyCare (aka ObamaCare) and the people will vote just to send a message to Washington. And it also tells the GOP apparatchiks that you can put Christians in an ethical dilemma and not only win, but have church and conservatives leaders sell the candidate as good and not evil.
Compromise breeds betrayal. By its very nature compromise tells your opponent and/or allies you are willing to give ground on the important issues in favor of attaining some measure of agreement. Nineteenth Century theologian Tryon Edwards once said, “Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another—too often ending in the loss of both.” So it has been with the pro-life movement the last thirty-six years.
It’s time to clear something up. I’m talking about the meaning for being pro-life. The proponents of the current Stupak and Nelson amendments to the proposed health care bill in the House and the Senate, respectively, are being touted as ending all federal funding for elective abortions. Notice those last two words; elective abortions.
What does that mean? It means that there will always be an exception that exists in the coveted Hyde Amendment, which says:
It means Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, the acronym AWANA. AWANA is a fantastic ministry that Karen and I had the privilege of being involved in for a number of years. The acronym comes from the verse 2 Timothy 2:15:
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
You’ve seen them before.
The televangelist peddling Christ all the while living an opulent lifestyle.
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council is at it again. He has sent out an email action alert to call your senators. Click on the banner below:
Here is the first installment of what will be many segments that I am developing from the podcast of Steve Deace of Newsradio 1040 WHO in Des Moines, Iowa. I’ve segmented the podcast to help you follow along the reasoning that has caused our eyes to be blurred by our mind. You can hear the entire podcast by hitting this link and either listen to it online or download it to your computer.