Because . . . scientists!

When the “Christian” Left goes along with the anti-human “climate change” Leftist political power grab and the anti-God / anti-science nonsense of Darwinian evolution, they typically point out how many scientists agree with them.  This deliberately ignores the financial and peer pressures that scientists have no immunity to.  History couldn’t be more clear: If you risk your career and reputation for opposing the party line, you are more likely to “believe” the mainstream view.

But it gets worse: The “Christian” Left ignores when scientists are in vast agreement on a host of other issues, including those that are far less controversial and unlikely to be influenced by politics.  Exhibit A: The “Christian” Left insists that Jesus supports killing unwanted children up to their first breath* even though mainstream embryology texts (and common sense) say that a new human being is created at fertilization.  I’m too pro-science to be pro-choice.

And here’s more via Two-Thirds of Scientists Support Building More Nuclear Power Plants.

Apparently 65% of the scientists surveyed think that building more nuclear power plants is a good idea.  That compared to only 45% of the non-scientist American public.

The reasons behind the scientific communities pro-nuclear power attitudes are not explained in the Pew study.  But, given the years that the environmental moment and the entertainment industry have spent attempting to convince the American public that nuclear power is a threat to humanity and not a positive way of improving Americas energy independence, it might give them pause to know that such a big majority of scientists seem to have no problem with expanding the sources of nuclear power in the United States.

Large majorities of the scientists surveyed also believed that it was safe to eat genetically modified foods (88%) and and favor the use of animals in research (89%), unlike the general public.

I’m sure the “pro-science” “Christian” Left will switch views to pro-nuclear, pro-genetically modified foods, etc. now.

*See it in their own pro-abortion extremist words.

Oh noes! They called Fox News “Faux News!”

One of the sad things about the people who grew up saturated with Leftist education, politics, media and entertainment is how they go into full freak-out mode when confronted with opposing views.  They have no idea how to critically examine them, so they panic and just start calling names.

Exhibit A: Their irrational hatred and dismissal of Fox News (“Faux News!!!!”).  After all, if they can think of a clever name to call their ideological foe then they must be right.

I don’t watch or read Fox (or Limbaugh, etc.).  Not that there’s anything wrong with that!  But it is amusing how many Leftists assume that is my only source of news and how they think they can just dismiss our views with the genetic fallacy (discrediting a claim solely based on its source).

But it gets worse: Fox isn’t that biased, especially compared to outlets like MSNBC that the Leftists consume as pure gospel.

“If viewers spent an equal amount of time watching Fox’s ‘Special Report’ as ABC’s ‘World News’ and NBC’s ‘Nightly News,’ then they would receive a nearly perfectly balanced version of the news,” said Milyo, an associate professor of economics and public affairs at the University of Missouri at Columbia.”

If you look at giving patterns of the media, they are hopelessly biased to the Left and far more extreme than the average viewer.

Here’s an effective way to deal with those on the Left, who rarely, if ever, consume conservative media: Just note that you consume plenty of both sides and then form opinions, then ask how much conservative media they consume.  [Crickets chirping] Then say that while that doesn’t necessarily mean you are always correct, it does mean you have examined both sides more thoroughly than they have.  Hopefully they’ll realize they aren’t as fully informed as they thought.

Bonus: Also point out that if they read some of what we do — even if they didn’t agree with it — they’d notice that unlike the Left, we regularly criticize Republicans and Christians.  Examples: The Left has no idea how much conservatives disliked Bush’s spending programs or how much Bible-believing Christians criticized Mark Driscoll.  Yet the Left only criticizes Obama on the most extreme things, and then quickly changes the subject as to why it is really the fault of Republicans.

Bonus 2: New study: Politifact fact-checker is biased against Republicans.  If you are surprised, then I’m surprised that you’re surprised.

Here’s a conversation you don’t want to have.

Reading the entire New Testament or the entire Bible doesn’t automatically save you, but isn’t it a logical thing for Christians to progress towards?  You want to avoid this:

  • Non-Christian: So, you believe the Bible is the word of God and tells you all about your Savior and such?
  • You: Yes!
  • N-C: Have you read it all?
  • Y: Uh, not as such, no . . .
  • N-C: Not even all of the New Testament?
  • Y: Look – a squirrel!

Another thing to avoid: Talking about the importance of the 10 Commandments but not being able to name them.

I encourage everyone to read some of the Bible every day.  It doesn’t have to be a lot.  Just do it.  It will make you a better ambassador for Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

The “Christian” Left is far more extreme than the average pro-choice person

Always remember that forgiveness, hope and healing for anyone involved in the abortion process (or any other sin!) is available through Jesus.

The “Christian” Left’s official position on abortion is far more extreme than the average person identifying as pro-choice and they make all sorts of fallacious arguments to “prove” that Jesus doesn’t care about abortion.  They are loud and proud about justifying abortion for any reason up to the moment the child takes her first breath.  In their own words:

It really gets old when conservatives show up on this page and say we can’t be Christians because we advocate “killing babies.” First of all, fetuses aren’t “babies.” As the Bible states in many places fetuses become people when they draw their first breath. Secondly, abortion is a made up issue that’s never mentioned in the Bible.

First, fetuses are not babies.  But they are human beings (scientific fact!) and they are children.

Consider how many people who identify as pro-choice agree with pro-life positions on specific topics, then consider how radical the “Christian” Left’s / Democrats’ platform is (unrestricted taxpayer-funded abortions at any time, including “partial-birth abortions”/infanticide).

Pro-choice views (Gallup, 2011)
–Make abortion illegal in the 3rd trimester – 79%
–Make abortion illegal in the 2nd trimester – 52%
–Ban “partial-birth abortion” – 63%
–Require parental consent for minors – 60%
–Require 24 waiting period – 60%
The “Christian” Left and the rest of the Democrats, and the media who advance their cause, are the real extremists.

Here is a more thorough explanation of the “Christian” Left’s pro-abortion extremism and blasphemous claims that Jesus doesn’t care about it.  The title itself is a lie: The Bible Tells Us When A Fetus Becomes A Living Being.  The Bible does no such thing!  And their view is completely anti-science.  Read carefully and note how they assume a hyper-literal reading of their proof-texts and that the words are precisely what God wanted to be said. Why do they only view the Bible as truly inspired by God when it supports their pro-abortion extremism?  This is pure Leopard Theology, where people claim that the Bible is only inspired in spots and that they are inspired to spot the spots.  And they just “happen” to like the spots that they think support their pro-abortion views.

Many people think that a human being is created at the time of conception but this belief is not supported by the bible. The fact that a living sperm penetrates a living ovum resulting in the formation of a living fetus does not mean that the fetus is a living human being.

In a more accurate sense, that’s exactly what it means.  Human embryo ==> human fetus ==> human baby ==> human toddler ==> etc.  Same human being at different stages of development.

According to the bible, a fetus is not a living person with a soul until after drawing its first breath.

After God formed man in Genesis 2:7, He “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and it was then that the man became a living being”. Although the man was fully formed by God in all respects, he was not a living being until after taking his first breath.

Note how this example, as bad as it is, doesn’t come close to proving their claim that the fetus becomes a living human being at the first breath.  The text does not say that Adam was a fetus first!

More importantly, we all know there was nothing unique about his creation, right?  And they deny the implications of a literal Adam and Eve on all other issues, such as marriage, human sexuality, original sin and more. Oddly, they only pretend to believe that truth when justifying abortion and even infanticide (aka “partial-birth abortion”).

And they insist that the “Christian” view is that a baby could be 90% delivered and killed for any reason and it would be completely moral.  That’s ghoulish.

In Job 33:4, it states: “The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”

Again, note how text doesn’t even prove their point even if you took it in a hyper-literal fashion.  It doesn’t say the human fetus was made alive at his first breath but that the breath of God gave him life.

And do they take the rest of Job literally?

Again, to quote Ezekiel 37:5&6, “Thus says the Lord God to these bones:   Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.   And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.”

Do they take this passage literally?  Of course not.  And again, note how even their hyper-literal reading doesn’t prove their point.  This doesn’t relate to human fetuses!

In Exodus 21:22 it states that if a man causes a woman to have a miscarriage, he shall be fined; however, if the woman dies then he will be put to death. It should be apparent from this that the aborted fetus is not considered a living human being since the resulting punishment for the abortion is nothing more than a fine;   it is not classified by the bible as a capital offense.

According to the bible, destroying a living fetus does not equate to killing a living human being even though the fetus has the potential of becoming a human being.   One can not kill something that has not been born and taken a breath.   This means that a stillborn would not be considered a human being either.   Of course, every living sperm has the potential of becoming a human being although not one in a million will make it;   the rest are aborted.=

They should know how thoroughly debunked this pro-abortion view of Exodus 21 is.  The short version is that the key word of the passage is sometimes not translated well and says “miscarriage” instead of “children come out.” And of course that’s their go-to translation!  It you study the original Hebrew it becomes very clear that Moses did not mean that if the child is killed that the penalty is less severe.  More here, with a listing of all the errors pro-aborts make with this passage.

God has decreed, for one reason or another, that at least one-third of all pregnancies shall be terminated by a spontaneous abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy and that a number will be terminated after the first trimester.   It would appear that God does not have any more regard for the loss of a fetus than he does for the loss of a placenta or a foreskin despite the fact that these were living tissue as the result of conception.

Ah, as if the “Christian” Left knows the mind of God!  I encourage those using the miscarriage argument to consider these distinctions:

A. Human being dies of natural causes (inside or outside the womb)

B. Human being is deliberately killed by a 3rd party (inside or outside the womb)

Miscarriages would be in category A and abortions are in category B. I think most people can see that they are significantly different.

Of course, the commandment “You shall not kill” is not present in the commandments written by God on the stone tablets. For those who are not familiar with the commandments on the stone tablets that were placed in the Ark of the Covenant, they are enumerated in Exodus 34. The popular ten commandments that are enumerated in Exodus 20 were spoken by God to Moses who then relayed them to his people; they were never written.

That’s a bizarre twist beyond the scope of this post, but for the record note that they seem to be saying that God never said not to kill.

There is nothing in the bible to indicate that a fetus is considered to be anything other than living tissue and, according to scripture, it does not become a living being until after it has taken a breath.

That is absurd.  There are countless verses supporting the humanity of the unborn, including John the Baptist’s reaction to the presence of Jesus while John was still in the womb.

Many cite the scripture Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” God is omnipotent. He has known all of us since before creation. This scripture is irrelevant as it pertains to when a fetus becomes a living being.

That ignores that God formed him in the womb!

The same reasoning applies to Psalm 139:13-14.

I encourage people to read Psalm 139 themselves and see if they draw the same conclusion.

Numbers 5 describes “the Lord” ordering an abortion. Many argue that this is a misinterpretation. It is clearly stated in verse 22, “May this water that brings a curse enter your body so that your abdomen swells or your womb miscarries.”

That’s an epic double-fail.  First, the “Christian” Left insists that the Bible makes no mention of abortion, then they insist that it does.  Then, they use a bad translation (see the theme?) to support it.  That passage doesn’t even say the woman was pregnant, yet pro-aborts use it to rationalize abortion! It shows how desperate they are — as if they actually cared about what the Book of Numbers said.  They are welcome to show me in the Book of Numbers where it says the woman is pregnant (not there). Then they could show where she has an abortion (not there). Then they could show where God taking a life means that we can also take lives in the another fashion for any reason, including those of our own children (not there).  More here.

Before extremists turned the issue of reproductive choice into a political football, views on this matter were weren’t nearly so drastic.  For some history. . .

That not only ignores the Hippocratic Oath (written by non-believers hundreds of years before Jesus and still followed until the mid-20th century when the “Christian” Left helped it be eliminated) and the early church, which was emphatically against abortion. And it ignores the Catholic religion, led by the “Christian” Left’s new BFF, Pope Francis, that unequivocally condemns abortion.  It even ignores that as late as 1964 Planned Parenthood was anti-abortion!  Please tell me more about history, “Christian” Left.

If you don’t like abortion, don’t have one.

Ugh.  What horrible logic.  If you don’t like slavery, don’t have slaves.  And so on.

When women don’t have personal choice over their own reproductive decisions they end up butchered in back alley abortions or thrown in jail for having a miscarriage.

Thrown in jail for miscarriages?  Yeah, that happened all the time pre-Roe v Wade /sarcasm.  Scare tactics much?

And “reproductive freedom/choice/justice/rights/health/etc.” are false, Orwellian, anti-scientific terms. They apply to birth control, not abortion, because abortion destroys a human being who has already been reproduced. That is a scientific fact confirmed by any mainstream embryology textbook and basic logic. It is a deadly and evil phrase. Yes, they have a right to reproduce, but no, they shouldn’t have the right to kill human beings who have already been reproduced.  Never let pro-aborts get away with using that phrase.

Certain types of birth control are outlawed when a fertilized egg is classified as a “person” as well.

Yes!  Because they kill human beings!

In the end, if abortion was such a grievous sin Jesus would have mentioned it.  He said nothing.

And of course, the fallacious argument from silence.  The argument that Jesus never said anything about abortion (or homosexual behavior, etc.) fails on many levels. If a church leader uses it you can be confident that he or she is ignorant and/or malicious. Short version: Yes, He did say something about it, but the theological Left ignores or distorts it as they do with many things about Jesus and his teachings.

Arguing from silence is a logical fallacy. Jesus is God and part of the Trinity that inspired all scripture. Note how Jesus defeats Darwinian evolution, oxymoronic “same-sex marriage” and same-sex parenting arguments in one simple passage. No true follower of him should disagree on any of those topics. Matthew 19:4–5 He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?”  He supported the Old Testament law to the last letter. The “red letters” weren’t silent on these topics in the sense that they reiterated what marriage and murder were.  He emphasized many other important issues that these Leftist theologians completely ignore (Hell, his divinity, his exclusivity, etc.). He was equally “silent” on issues that these folks treat as having the utmost importance (capital punishment, war, welfare, universal health care, taxpayer-funded abortions, etc.). He didn’t specifically mention rape, child abuse, pedophilia, bestiality and other obvious sins though that wouldn’t justify them.  Abortion and homosexual behavior simply weren’t hot topics for 1st century Jews. They actually thought children were a blessing and they had laws against homosexual behavior. And the Gospels never claimed to include everything He said. John specifically notes that the whole world couldn’t hold it all! (John 21:25). And Jesus never said anything about the “sin” of criticizing abortion or homosexual behavior, so it must be OK!

So other than that, the argument from silence is really good.

“She heads for the clinic and she gets some static walkin’ through the doors;
They call her a killer, and they call her a sinner, and they call her a whore;
God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in her shoes;
‘Cause then you really might know what it’s like to have to choose.”

~ Erik Francis Schrody (Everlast), from the song, “What It’s Like.”

Ah, but to choose what?  Oh, to kill an unwanted human being.  Some choices should not be legal options — especially for those claiming the name of Christ.

So their claim that the Bible says that human beings aren’t really alive until the first breath fails on every count.  It shows their desperation and hypocrisy to pretend that they believe the Bible is the precise word of God when they think it supports their pro-abortion claims and then to mock and discredit that same word when they don’t like what it says. 

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Only the Molech-worshiping pro-abortion extremists of the “Christian” Left could post this without a hint of shame, hypocrisy or irony. They literally defend abortion until the first breath is taken outside the womb but pretend to care about children.

“Children” is an accurate description of the human beings killed by abortion.

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Do not hesitate to call the unborn “children”

I try to use the term children when explaining what abortion does — i.e., it kills children.  Pro-aborts — especially those from the “Christian” Left — balk at that term.  Those ghouls are far more extreme than the average “pro-choice” person, as the former insist that life begins at the first breath* and concludes that you can kill a child at any time until she is 100% out of her mother.  So they hate it when you refer to the unborn as children and they pretend that the word is being misused.

I’ve always noted the scientific fact that the unborn are human beings from fertilization. When they say it is “just” a fetus (or embryo, etc.) I note that the fetus in question is a human being at a particular stage of development: Human embryo ==> human fetus ==> human baby ==> human toddler ==> etc.  Always human and always worthy of protection.

But what do the good folks at Dictionary.com have to say about the term children?  Is it legitimate to use that to describe the unborn?  Yep.  Just because it isn’t the first use of the word doesn’t mean it isn’t accurate.

child

4. a human fetus.
Idioms
11. with child, pregnant:

She’s with child.
Examples from the web for child
British Dictionary definitions for child
3. an unborn baby related prefix paedo-
4. with child, another term for pregnant
Word Origin and History for child
Old English cild “fetus, infant, unborn or newly born person,” from Proto-Germanic *kiltham (cf. Gothic kilþei “womb,” inkilþo “pregnant;” Danishkuld “children of the same marriage;” Old Swedish kulder “litter;” Old English cildhama “womb,” lit. “child-home”); no certain cognates outside Germanic. “App[arently] originally always used in relation to the mother as the ‘fruit of the womb'” [Buck]. Also in late Old English, “a youth of gentle birth” (archaic, usually written childe). In 16c.-17c. especially “girl child.”

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

2. An unborn infant; a fetus.

So please use children as often as possible when describing what abortion does.  It has great rhetorical force and helps demolish the anti-science, anti-God “just a fetus” arguments.

* à la Adam, as though the “Christian” Left affirms a real Adam when it comes to any other theological issue!

Be very skeptical of those claiming direct revelation from God, even if from a popular teacher like Beth Moore

It is bad enough that those with alleged direct revelations from God are usually saying something that is the opposite of the Bible (à la the United Church of Christ’s “God is still speaking;” campaign, as if God gives new revelations with Swiss watch clarity to those who mock what He said the first time!).  But it is also bad because it makes those not “receiving” the revelations feel like they aren’t real Christians, or at least not special Christians like Beth. Via Do Not Be Surprised…: Why Beth Moore and Not Me? The Danger of Claiming to Receive Direct Revelation:

When God speaks, He does so with authority. He issues no ‘lesser’ revelation. His words are full and final and they stand for eternity. This is why His Word is so precious. It is unchanging, and it is the sole authority for the Christian. In the Bible, God has revealed all that the Christian needs to know in matters pertaining to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). In this Word, He has revealed to us His Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is the Living Word (John 1:1) and He is the final Word (Heb 1:1–2).

Any claim that is made, then, that God continues to speak outside of His Word and deliver direct, personal revelation is one that must be considered with great seriousness. After all, if God always speaks with authority, then such revelations must be perceived to be as inspired as Scripture. Any private prophecy, voice, dream or vision that is claimed to be from God must find a place in the back of our Bibles and our Bible ‘reading plans’ must be extended to include these words. Mustn’t they?

For some, the Word of God as revealed in the 66 books of the Bible is not enough. These are those who find themselves on a constant quest for ‘more’. A deeper, more meaningful emotional experience coupled with an alleged ‘word from the Lord’ often offers precisely what the dissatisfied seeker desires. But what of the one who longs for such an experience, but does so in vain? What of the woman who finds herself in despair because ‘God’ is ‘speaking’ to her friend or favorite Bible teacher through divine nudges and dreams but is seemingly silent in her own situation? What are the dangers of claiming to be the recipient of direct, personal revelation from God?

Popular SBC Bible teacher Beth Moore is no novice when it comes to ‘hearing’ from God. In her book, The Beloved Disciple, she makes the following claim:

Beloved, I am convinced one of our severest needs is pure rest. Not only sleep, but refreshment and recreation. Recently God spoke to me about capturing what He and I are calling “Sabbath moments.” Like many of yours, my schedule right now is particularly tough, and I see no time in the near future for a number of days off. God spoke to my heart one Saturday morning while I was preparing for Sunday school: “My child, in between more intense rests, I want to teach you to take Sabbath moments.” I wasn’t certain what He meant. Just that morning God confirmed His desire for me to drive all the way to the other side of Houston to the medical center to visit a patient with brain cancer. I was very thankful for the privilege of visiting this patient, but I knew in advance it would be tough emotionally and far from restful.

Beth Moore, The Beloved Disciple, (B&H Publishing: 2003), 220.

In other places, Moore has claimed to have received a vision of the “church as Jesus sees it.” And when God once said to her, “I’m gonna tell you something right now, Beth, and boy you write this one down, and you say it as often as I give you utterance to say it . . .” well, all Christians should have added those words to the back of their Bible.

It seems that people like Moore get a legitimate following, then start to imagine that they are getting special communications from God.  While that is possible, the burden of proof is on them.  And these “revelations” usually end up sounding Satanic, such as the Jesus Calling book by Sarah Young.

Read it all.  This comment from the post summed it up well:

We know the issues with direct revelation, but here is the part that made me saddest. After this interminable story ended, the ladies who were at the DVD study with me, sighed and glowed in appreciation for this unique relationship Moore has with God. One lady said sadly and wistfully, “I wish I had what she has.”

Properly understanding how God speaks to us is one of the most crucial lessons there is for wise and effective living.  And it isn’t that hard.  See Decision making and the will of God for an overview.

I am not making this up: The “Christian” Left admits that they are for abortion, drugs, porn, pre-marital sex and prostitution.

Really, check out their new meme!

Fundamentalist Religious Extremists are all pretty much the same. One group is no worse than the other. The Christian variety likes to let people suffer and die without health care, take food off the tables of the poor, shoot abortion doctors in churches, and conduct missions to Uganda to help enact the death penalty for gay people (among many other things).

Gee, the “Christian” Left found some similarities between the group they are afraid to criticize and Christians. That must mean we are practically the same!

While I do love how the “Christian” Left admits that they are for abortion, drugs, porn, pre-marital sex and prostitution (Were they so stupid as to not realize they were claiming that?!), their wonderful meme does fail in a “few” ways.

Now can anyone think of any possible differences real Christians have with Muslims? How about that denying Jesus’ deity is a heresy in Christianity and affirming it is a blasphemy in Islam?

How about that you can leave the church (just like the “Christian” Leftist did!) and we’ll wish you well and hope you repent and believe someday.  In Islam, that can get you killed.

Islam says Jesus did not die on the cross.  We say He did.

Islam murders people who say they are too violent (meditate on that!).  Christians write articles explaining why our ideological foes are wrong.

Islam thinks you should kill LGBTQX people.  We think you should share the Gospel with them.

And so many more!

Also, they lie by saying that we oppose birth control.  What we oppose — and they know this — is forcing other people to pay for your birth control.

No one should be surprised at the title, of course.  Churchgoers who support “same-sex marriage” have nearly identical views to the world. It shows who their real father is.

1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.

Jude 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

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