The Wrong Debate

There are cries for Governor Northham to step down because of the photograph in his yearbook of a Ku Klux Klan – see post from two days ago.

But this has overshadowed a larger issue – the one of infanticide.  He tried to help out Delegate Tran who would have permitted abortion while a woman was in labor.  Governor Northam, who is also a pediatrician doctor, stated “If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen.  The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable.  The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.” 

In other words, the child would be born, and then the parents would decide if they wanted to keep the child or not.  That is infanticide, something Dr. Hippocrates would never have consented with.

Interestingly, the coverage of infanticide was one time on the 2nd page of the newspaper.  The coverage of the evil of racism was front page news for several days on end.

Lord, drive the evil of infanticide from our land.

Ku Klux Klan

In our Commonwealth, there has been much brouhaha over Governor Northham’s medical school yearbook where he has a picture of a white guy with a blackened face standing next to a person dressed in a Ku Klux Klan outfit, white sheet with face covered and tall conical hat.

Racism is evil.

Lord, forgive us for our past sins.

Abortion Today in Virginia

On 09 January 2019, Delegate Kathy Tran introduced House Bill Nr 2495, Fall Cankerworm, a bill to prohibit the spraying of pesticides to protect this caterpillar.   She also introduced House Bill Nr. 2491,  http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?191+ful+HB2491

On 29 January they debated the bill. 

Todd Gilbert (R):  “Where it’s obvious a woman is about to give birth…would that be a point at which she could still request an abortion?”

Kathy Tran (D):  “My bill would allow that, yes.”

Thankfully, that bill was voted down.

Thank you Father for not allowing this bill to pass.

 

Hippocratic Oath

Hippocrates, (460-370 B.C.) was an early Greek doctor and he wrote his oath for the medical profession.  Originally, it started out “I swear by Apollo Physician and Asclepius and Hygieia and Panaceia.”  Today, when the medical doctors swear this oath, they swear by God, not by the old Greek gods. 

But because of common grace, he wrote this:   “I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect.  Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy.  In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.”

Bottom line:  Hippocrates was pro-life.  He was against killing the euthanasia and against abortion.

Thank you Father for giving us a pagan doctor who knew right from wrong – one who tried to heal, not kill.

Common Grace

Common grace is God blessing us with His grace.  Thus, non-Chrisitians can perform deeds of mercy.  Christians do not have a lock on truth; non-Christians can be excellent historians, scientists, doctors, etc.  For example, I would rather have eye surgery done by a pagan medical doctor than by a Christian who is a brick layer or an auto-mechanic.  Common grace makes this world inhabitable.

Thank you Father for your common grace.

Infanticide

Infanticide – killing of infants.  A pagan practice by the Canaanites who offered young ones (up to two years in age) to the god Molech.  In Carthage, they found a cemetery with nine levels of newborns.

Jesus Became God??

Mr. Bart Ehrman, a New York Times best selling author and “Bible scholar,” wrote the book, How Jesus Became God:  The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee. 

He has this completely backward.  The wonder is not how a human became God, but that God became man.  NO religion teaches that except Christianity.  All others teach that man can aspire to become god, but only Christianity teaches God becomes man.

Testing the Spirits

The other day I was approached by a member of the cult. They said “We are CHRISTians” even though they deny that Jesus is the Christ, the one and only Son of God.
I John 4:2 “Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge that Jesus is not from God.”
A cult will try to pass themselves off as Christians. But the way you test them is to discuss Jesus Christ. Is Jesus from eternity? Is He eternal? If He was created or if He came after God, then that is heresy, a cult.

Socialism and Christianity

Acts 4:17: All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own., but they shared everything they had.

As Winston Churchill famously said. The difference between Christianity is the Christians says “What is mine, is yours” while the socialist says “What is yours is mine!”

Faith and Finance Class

On Tuesdays our church is holding a twelve-week seminar on faith and finance. It begins with supper at 7 PM followed from 7:30 to 9 PM a discussion on faith and finances. I took this class last year and it was very, very good.
Cost: free work book/study guide and free supper and free child care.
So please come. The first class was yesterday, but it is not too late to join.