Bought by the Blood

April 16, 2010

Why Abortion Isn’t An Option For Babies With Down Syndrome

Filed under: Abortion,Adoption,down's syndrome,pro-life,Uncategorized — cubsfan1980 @ 9:54 am
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My heart recently broke as I read the story about the twins that were aborted as a reseult of selective reductionism gone wrong.  A Florida woman was pregnant with twins and the pregnancy was going fine when she was at 16 weeks.  I can’t even imagine the joy of the parents knowing they were pregnant with two kids after years of struggling to get pregnant since this pregnancy was only possible through in-vitro fertilization.  The parents decided to get an amniocentesis test and they found out one of the babies may potentially have down syndrome and another defect.  They opt for a selective reduction and choose to have the Down’s Syndrome baby aborted and keep the healthy one.  Dr. Matthew Kachinas had never performed a selective reduction before, but he hated to tell parents “no.”  Once the abortion is over Dr. Kachinas realizes he has aborted the healthy baby.  The parent’s not wanting a baby with down syndrome, but no longer having the healthy child in the womb decided to have the baby with down syndrome aborted also.  They have now gone from expecting twins, to no longer pregnant at all.

Dr. Mohler in his blog asks what is wrong with the confusing morality of America as our nation is more concerned about the wrong baby being aborted instead of the fact that the doctor is ready to abort the baby because it isn’t what the parents envisioned. “Consider what this means for the sanctity of human life. We are now looking at babies as consumer products. We will accept babies that meet our specified qualifications, and abort when medical tests or other factors reveal that the baby does not meet our standards. Human life is reduced to just another consumer product subject to consumer preferences and demand.”  You can read the rest of Dr. Mohler’s thoughts herehttp://www.albertmohler.com/2010/04/14/newsnote-aborting-the-wrong-baby/

If you are or you know of some someone considering aborting a child because of a diagnosis of Down’s Syndrome I’d encourage you to look into Reece’s Rainbow.  Reece’s Rainbow is a non-profit organization that advocates and aids in the adoption of children born with Down Syndrome.  There are many people eager and ready to love a Down’s Syndrome child.  The pro-choice movement doesn’t want you to know this, but there is an actually a growing trend of people looking for Down’s Syndrome babies to adopt.  You can read about how it is gaining popularity here.  Please pray for Reece’s Rainbow and other organizations that support adoptions babies with Down’s Syndrome.

For More information please go to:

Florida Doctor Aborts Wrong Fetus in Twins
Abortion Practitioner Loses Medical License for Killing Wrong Twin in Failed Abortion

Doctor Terminates Wrong Fetus, Loses License
Doctor’s license revoked after botched abortion
Group promotes adoption of Down syndrome babies

Adopting or Releasing a Child with Down Syndrome

April 15, 2010

Groundbreaking Pro-Life Legislation

Filed under: Abortion — cubsfan1980 @ 8:42 pm
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Last night I got a text message from a friend asking that I pray that the Supreme Court does not overturn the new pro-life legislature in Nebraska.  This is a piece of legislation is monumental and many believe it challenges the foundation of the Roe V. Wade decision.  Nebraska’s new pro-life legislation is one which makes abortion illegal after 20 weeks on the basis of fetal pain (except for the case of medical emergency, the mother’s death is imminent or a serious risk of “substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function.”)

Most states have a law which forbids abortion after the baby is viable, which is at the earliest 22 weeks, although that can vary from case to case.  Even though there is a two week difference, this legislation is ground breaking because scientific evidence for fetal pain has never been used by the courts before.  The following is from an article in the New York Times on this legislation.  To read the whole article go to http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/us/14abortion.html

What is perhaps most notable about the law is that it takes aim at abortions from an utterly different perspective — the possibility of fetal pain — than states have tried historically, said officials at the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit research organization that focuses on reproductive health and rights.

In some states that mandate counseling for women considering abortions, the women are told of a possibility that fetuses may have the capacity to feel pain. But no other state cites that possibility as part of a law restricting abortions.

After the death of George Tiller, a doctor in Nebraska by the name of Leroy Carhart wanted to take his place as the leader of performing late term abortions.  This would, according to one pro-life group, make Nebraska the late term abortion capital of the midwest.  Statistics are showing that America is becoming more pro-life and this is one proof of it, as this bill is the result of Nebraskans not wanting their state to become known for late term abortion.

Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, has been quoted as saying this about the bill,”If some of these other anti-abortion bills have been chipping away at Roe v. Wade, this takes an ax to it.” Please pray that this is what is needed to sharpen the axe to taken down Roe V. Wade.

For more information please go to:

NE Fetal Pain Bill Advanced: Late-Term Bills In Two States Could Limit Carhart’s Abortion Business
Nebraska Moves Ahead with Abortion Ban Based on Fetal Pain
A Strategy for the Next Supreme Court Abortion Battle?

April 14, 2010

Reflections on Jennifer Knapp And The Sin Of Homosexuality

Filed under: Homosexuality,Isaiah,jennifer knapp,John,Repentance,sin — cubsfan1980 @ 8:32 am
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Christianity Today recently posted an interview they did with Jennifer Knapp.  In the interview Knapp comes out about her homosexual lifestyle and also talks about her first studio recording in seven years.  You can read the interview here.  Below are some reflections from Denny Burk on the interview that I would highly recommend.

I don’t know Jennifer Knapp apart from her music. I’m just one of her fans from ten years ago. I’m also someone who believes that the Bible unambiguously marks homosexuality as sin. Nevertheless, I would never say that she is worthless. In fact, I would speak to her this way: You are not worthless. You are a sinner, but you are not worthless. The gospel of Jesus Christ crucified and raised for sinners is still for you if you will have Him. If you will repent of your sin and trust in Christ, He will not cast you out—ever John 6:37.

Pray for Jennifer Knapp. She’s been walking away from Christ for a long time, but we nevertheless believe the Lord’s arm is not too short to save Isaiah 59:1. I pray that it will reach her soon.

via » Jennifer Knapp is NOT worthless | Denny Burk.

April 7, 2010

Pure Gospel Gold

Filed under: Gospel,Missions — cubsfan1980 @ 2:09 pm
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The gospel is God the Father’s irrepressible commitment to redeem his pan-national trans-generational family, and restore his broken creation through the person and work of Jesus, and the power and presence of his Holy Spirit

The gospel is the glory-story of how God the Father is redeeming a people from every single race, tribe, tongue and people group for a life of worship service in the new heaven and new earth. All of this is being accomplished through the person and work of his Son, Jesus, and the power and presence of God the Holy Spirit.

The gospel is the doxological drama in which Jesus, the second Adam, servant-Savior and loving Lord, is redeeming his pan-national Bride and making all things new, to the glory of GodThe gospel is the unfolding story of God’s contra-conditional love for an ill-deserving people, and for his beloved and broken creation-a story which has Jesus as its hero, the nations as its characters, the world as its storyboard, and the new heaven and new earth as its goal.

The gospel is like a great song: It has a lyric to be known theology, a music to be loved doxology and a dance to be learned mission. Indeed, the gospel calls for informed minds, en-flamed hearts and engaged feet.

The gospel is God’s passionate, joyful, covenant commitment to make all things new through the person and work of his Son, Jesus, and by the power and presence of His Holy Spirit. “All things” include both a people and a place-the Bride of Christ, and the new heaven and new earth. We dare not emphasize one of these to the exception of the other.

Read the rest at On Earth as it is in Heaven » Blog Archive » What Is The Gospel?.

April 2, 2010

Boasting in His Shame by John Sartelle

Filed under: cross,Galatians — cubsfan1980 @ 1:36 pm
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“But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Gal. 6:14). This was an absurd statement in Paul’s world. The cross was an instrument of execution used by the government. The cross was a place of shame, disgrace, humiliation, indignity, degradation, and ignominy.  The criminal was beaten, undressed, arms spread and nailed to a cross beam, feet nailed to a vertical beam, and hoisted above the ground for the world to see. Spread eagled, naked, helpless…the scene was designed to humiliate.  Who would make that his ultimate boast?

Read the Rest at: Boasting in His Shame by John Sartelle | Reformed Theology Articles at Ligonier.org.

Why Is It Good Friday?

Filed under: cross,F.F. Bruce,God's Glory — cubsfan1980 @ 11:00 am
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“”The christian affirmation that God is love is not sustained by ignoring the cross, in all its stark obscenity, but by setting it in the forefront of the situation.” F.F. Bruce

“The Crucified One is the true king, the kingliest king of all; because it is He who is stretched on the cross, He turns an obscene instrument of torture into a throne of glory and reigns from the tree.” F.F. Bruce

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