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A Lack Of Respect For Life In The Last Days

The Scriptures tell us that "the love of most will grow cold" in the last days and that wickedness will greatly increase.  But still, the complete lack of respect for life around the world that we are now witnessing is absolutely stunning.  An increasing number of governments around the globe seem to have no problem killing "unwanted" babies and killing elderly people once their "usefulness" has ended.  The truth is that the world is becoming a cold, cruel place where human life is not valued. 

Most Americans know that China only allows couples to have one child, but what most Americans do not know is that China conducts a ton of forced abortions to make sure that extra children are not brought into the world.

How many forced abortions? 

The truth is that every 2.4 seconds, a woman in China undergoes a forced abortion because of the one child policy.

The following is a brief excerpt from a recent newspaper article about this horrific policy....

"Over 400 million children are not living in China because of the one-child policy," said Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women's Rights Without Borders. "That's more than the population of the United States."

Can you imagine?

400 million dead babies?

Not that the 40 million plus babies that the U.S. has killed since 1973 is small potatoes either.

The truth is that there are real, legitimate reasons why the wrath of God is coming to this world.

But not only are we killing tens of millions of babies, the reality is that governments all over the world have become increasingly comfortable with killing off old people.

"Non-voluntary" euthanasia is becoming increasingly common in European nations such as Belgium and the Netherlands.

So exactly what is "non-voluntary" euthanasia?

It is killing an old person off without their permission.

Once upon a time that would have been unthinkable.

But that is the direction that the world is moving in.

And that is the direction that the United States is moving in as well.

A newly produced document from the Clinton archives has revealed that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan defended ex-President Bill Clinton's veto of a bill to ban partial-birth abortions.

If Elena Kagan is confirmed, the truth is that she might just be the most radical anti-life justice that has ever been on the Supreme Court. 

The reality is that Kagan would move the Supreme Court radically to the left, and that would have huge implications for issues such as abortion, euthanasia and gay marriage.

Not that anything is going to stop America's slide into the moral toilet anyway.

But for those in a position to do so, please speak out against Elena Kagan.  She would be a total disaster for the pro-life movement if she is confirmed.

What is with all of the giant pagan idols that are suddenly popping up all over the United States?  The latest example of this is a seven ton, 26 foot tall concrete sculpture of an Egyptian god that is being installed at Denver International Airport.  The giant statue being constructed at the south end of the DIA terminal is of Anubis - the Egyptian god of death and the afterlife.  So why is this being done?  Well, it is apparently being put there to advertise the Denver Art Museum's King Tut exhibit that is about to open up.  That exhibit will go from June 29th through January 9th, 2011.  The plan is for "Anubis" to remain in place at Denver International Airport the entire duration of the exhibit. 

But this is not just an isolated incident.  Suddenly it has become "trendy" to set up giant statues of pagan gods.  We recently reported on a 26 foot tall Buddha weighing almost fifteen tons that has been installed across the street from the city hall of San Francisco and that will remain there through 2011.

Most people would say that these statues are just "art" and that they are perfectly harmless.

In fact, most Christians would insist that there is nothing wrong with these statues.

But what does God think about all of this?

The truth is that idolatry is loudly denounced by God throughout the Scriptures.  In fact, according to the Bible, it does not matter what "significance" one places on an idol.  What matters is that God wants no idols to ever be set up.

In fact, we are told in Revelation 9:20 that there will still be widespread idolatry in the last days....

The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.

We just can't resist setting up idols, can we?

After all of God's warnings we just have got to tempt fate.

So now the hundreds of thousands of people who visit Denver International Airport will have one more thing to creep them out.

The weirdest airport in America just got a little weirder.

As if California didn't have enough problems, a 26 foot tall Buddha weighing almost fifteen tons has been installed across the street from the city hall of San Francisco and will remain there through 2011.  This piece of "art" is a sculpture by Zhang Huan entitled "Three Heads Six Arms".  This piece is Zhang’s largest sculpture to date, and the San Francisco art community is extremely excited that this piece is going to be displayed in their city.

In fact, on the website that has the official announcement about the dedication of this "sculpture", San Francisco May Gavin Newsom sounded absolutely thrilled to have this idol sitting directly across from city hall....

"The installation of Zhang Huan’s spectacular sculpture in the Civic Center marks a high point in the Shanghai-San Francisco Sister City 30th Anniversary Celebration and a milestone for the San Francisco Arts Commission," said Mayor Gavin Newsom. "By bringing this incredible work of art to the City, we underscore Shanghai and San Francisco’s bond as two of the world’s most important centers for arts and culture."

Hopefully at this point alarm bells are going off for you.

Is there a problem when a city puts up a 15 ton Buddha right across from city hall?

Yes, of course there is a problem.

But shouldn't we appreciate art?

Isn't a statue okay as long as we don't worship it ourselves?

Well, no.

Absolutely not.

So what does God think about San Francisco putting up a 26 foot tall Buddha in the center of the city?

In the Scriptures, we find that God severely denounces idols all the way from Genesis to Revelation.

It doesn't matter if you worship the giant Buddha or not.  Any idol is an abomination in the eyes of God.

In fact, we are told in Revelation 9:20 that there will still be widespread idolatry in the last days....

The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.

But today, it has become so "fashionable" to put up little buddhas in your home.

In fact, you can find little buddha statues in stores all across America.

And Christians act as if they could care less about all these idols.

But God cares.

What in the world is happening to this nation?

It seems like California almost revels in the fact that they are leading the way into moral depravity.

For example, the San Francisco Chronicle the other day ran an article about what a great thing it is that more lesbian couples are choosing to become "moms".

Not only that, but Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (from California) is now claiming that it is cheaper to treat teens for drug use than it is to interdict drugs being smuggled across the border.

What?

Seriously?

But this is what we have come to expect from the state of California.

Hollywood is a cesspool of godlessness and sin.  The television shows and movies that are being produced there are leading the whole world into wickedness.  In addition, California has produced more pornography than anywhere else in the world for decades.

California just keeps piling up sin after sin after sin after sin as if none of it will ever catch up with them.

But perhaps someday it all will. 

The number of earthquakes greater than magnitude 4.0 in Southern California has increased significantly in 2010.  In fact, there have been 70 earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater in the region so far in 2010.

That is extremely troubling, because there were only 30 such earthquakes in all of 2009 and only 29 such earthquakes in all of 2008.

So considering the fact that we have already had 70 this year and it is only April is a really troubling sign.

California should be repenting for their sins, but instead they are setting up a 26 foot tall statue of Buddha and they are pumping out record setting amounts of pornography.

We will all just have to wait and see how all that ends up turning out.

Recently, Comedy Central started censoring episodes of South Park after the network and the producers of the series received a large number of violent threats from radical Muslims.  In fact, in one recent episode every instance of the words "Prophet Muhammad" was bleeped out by the network, and whenever the character of Muhammad appeared in the episode it was covered by a large block labeled "censored".  The producers of South Park were upset about this censorship, but apparently Comedy Central is taking no chances when it comes to dealing with Islamic extremists.  However, apparently making fun of Jesus is still fair game on Comedy Central.  In fact, Comedy Central is developing an entire animated series that mocks Jesus Christ.

Yes, that is right.

An entire animated series that does nothing but mock and degrade and make fun of Jesus Christ.

The working name of the show is  "JC", and it is scheduled to be a half-hour show about Jesus wanting to escape the shadow of his "powerful but apathetic father" and live a "normal" life in New York City.

What in the world?

It is being reported that the show will depict God as being preoccupied with playing video games while Jesus tries to adjust to life in the big city.

How disgusting is that?

How dare they openly mock the God of the universe?

But that is exactly what they plan to do.

They are scared to death to make fun of Muhammed, but Comedy Central's head of original programming Kent Alterman considers making fun of Christianity to be "comedy in purist form"....

"In general, comedy in purist form always makes some people uncomfortable."

Yes, I am uncomfortable with someone mocking my God. 

But this is not new for Comedy Central.

Jesus has been openly mocked on South Park and on other Comedy Central shows for years and years.

But still millions of Christians have no problem watching that filth.

But we should expect that the mocking of Christianity will get even worse.

In Matthew 24, Jesus told us that in the last days "you will be hated by all nations because of me" and that "the love of most will grow cold", so we should not be surprised when these things happen.

By the time all of this is over, Christians and Christianity are going to be greatly hated around the world.

If you watch carefully, you can see the persecution starting to grow around the world.  You can see hearts growing cold from the hardness of sin. 

God is being pushed out of all aspects of public life in the United States, just like He is in most other nations around the globe.

In fact, Franklin Graham recently said that he believes that Christians in America may lose the right to preach the gospel outside of the walls of a church during his lifetime....

"I think its coming to this country where we (will) have the freedom to preach inside a church wall, but we will lose the freedom to do it outside. That day will probably come – maybe in my lifetime."

The truth is that things are going to get a whole lot worse than even Franklin Graham is imagining.  Those who follow Jesus Christ and stand up for righteousness are now commonly depicted as "evil" or "deluded" or "morally wrong" on television, in movies, in our popular music and all over the Internet.  Standing up against abortion and homosexuality and sex before marriage will now get you labeled as being part of a "hate" group.

The sad thing is that Christians have participated in constructing this godless society, and now we are so amazed when our children grow up completely godless.

But we should not be surprised that record numbers of  young people are turning away from the Christian faith.  We recently examined how young people are dramatically leaving Christianity and are rapidly being secularized on our sister site.... 

Our public schools teach our children day after day after day that they evolved from monkeys, that abortion, sex before marriage and homosexuality are perfectly moral and that anyone who disagrees is a bigot.  Then they go home and they are surrounded by entertainment for the rest of the day (television, radio, video games, Internet, movies) and the overwhelming message regarding the Christian faith in these forms of entertainment is that either Christianity is irrelevant, not true or should be openly mocked.

The tide of public opinion is radically shifting against the Christian faith.  Those who still hold to Biblical Christianity should expect that persecution will only get a lot worse as time rolls forward. 

It is time that we started learning from the great martyrs of the past in order to start preparing ourselves for what is coming.  One great book that we recommend is Extreme Devotion by The Voice Of The Martyrs.  That book contains a ton of amazing testimonies from persecuted Christians that have gone before us.  There is a lot that we can learn from them. 

Since the first century, millions upon millions of Christians have been slaughtered for their faith, and Christians all over the world are being killed for their faith today.

While persecution in the United States is not that bad yet, the truth is that the Scriptures promise us that the persecution of Christians will be absolutely horrific in the last days.  Now is the time for all of us to start preparing ourselves mentally to be able to endure whatever persecution we are to face while we are still on this earth.

Since When Did U.S. Public Schools Turn Into Prison Camps?

What in the world is happening to public schools in the United States?  Once upon a time they were safe and peaceful institutions where our young people could get educated and prepared for their future lives as adults.  But in today's "security conscious" America, many public schools are on the verge of becoming literal prison camps, with students regularly being handcuffed, arrested and charged with crimes.  Is this the new "Amerika" where even our schoolchildren have to be ruled with an iron fist?  What does this say about our society as a whole?  Are we witnessing the last days of the open society?

The introduction of "zero tolerance" policies in many areas of the United States has led to some absolutely ridiculous outcomes.  Just consider the following examples....

*A 6-year-old girl was recently handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.

*One 12-year-old girl in New York was recently arrested and marched out of her school in handcuffs because she doodled on her desk.

*One middle school student was arrested on Thursday for starting a fire in a restroom trash can.

*One teen in Georgia was recently arrested after he got into a fight with another student while waiting for a bus after school.

*One eighth-grade teacher in the U.S. has accused her students of committing a "hate crime" because they left a Bible on her desk and a Christmas card with the word "Christ" underlined.

*A while back, a 6th-grader's teacher told him that Jesus could not be mentioned in a Christmas poem that he was writing for class.

*A bill introduced in the Iowa House would require "age-appropriate" comprehensive sex education beginning in kindergarten.

*In Florida, students have been arrested for bringing a plastic butter knife to school, throwing an eraser, and drawing a picture of a gun.

Just what in the world is going on here?

If this is what our public schools are becoming, who in the world would want to send their kids there?

Of course not every public school is like this yet, but this is clearly the direction that the country is moving in.

If you know of more examples like this, please submit a comment and share them with us.

America is quickly changing, and unless we wake up and start speaking out now, the American we all remember may be lost forever.

Friday was the 37th anniversary of the infamous U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Roe v. Wade.  In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court (dominated by justices who had been nominated by Republicans) handed down a decision which basically legalized abortion-on-demand nationwide.  Since that decision, more than 50 million babies have been murdered in abortion mills across America.  However, if recent polls can be believed, there may be signs that America is finally starting to wake up and realize that what we are doing is incredibly wrong.

According to the Pew Research Center, in 2007 and 2008 pro-abortion Americans significantly outnumbered pro-life Americans by a margin of 54 percent to 40 percent.  But 2009 was a different story.  Polling done by the Pew Research Center in 2009 revealed that now only 47 percent of Americans support abortion while 44 percent of Americans are pro-life.

A change from a 14 percent gap to a 3 percent gap is very significant.

But is it too late?

The Gallup polling organization also found a move towards the pro-life position in 2009.

A May 2009 survey by Gallup found that 51 percent of Americans stand for the sanctity of human life while only 42 percent consider themselves to be pro-abortion.

This is a huge change from 1995 when only 33 percent of Americans considered themselves to be pro-life.

So is this progress?

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman thinks so....

"The pro-life movement has made significant strides exposing and closing abortion clinics and shifting public opinion toward the pro-life position."

Last month Operation Rescue revealed that just 713 abortion mills are open in the U.S. today compared to approximately 2,200 that were open in 1991.

That is great news, but the reality is that some of the abortion clinics are just getting bigger.

For example, an abortion "supercenter" - the biggest abortion clinic in the United States - is scheduled to open in Houston this upcoming March.

Many believe that if we could just vote out Obama and the Democrats that we would be able to stop abortion in this nation.  But as history has shown, unfortunately it is just not that simple.  The truth is that we gave the Republicans control of the entire U.S. government for years and they essentially did nothing to stop the abortion holocaust.  Former presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin did a great job of describing this sad truth in his recent article about abortion....

Consider still: the "pro-life" Republican Party controlled the entire federal government from the election of 2000 to the election of 2006: six long years of GOP domination of both houses of Congress, the White House, and the US Supreme Court. And in all that time not one single unborn baby's life was saved. NOT ONE!

And, yet, each year, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) would introduce the Sanctity of Life bill. And each year, the bill would sit in the document room of the Capitol Building and gather dust. What would Rep. Paul's bill do? Two things: (1) It would define unborn babies as persons under the law. (2) Under the authority of Article. III. Section. 2. of the US Constitution, it would remove abortion from the jurisdiction of the court. Had the "pro-life" Republican congress passed Dr. Paul's bill, and the "pro-life" President, G. W. Bush, signed it into law, Roe v. Wade would have been effectively overturned.

So, why didn't President Bush trumpet the bill? Where was the Republican leader in the Senate? Where was the Republican Speaker of the House? Where was Orrin Hatch? Where was John McCain? Where was Lindsey Graham? Where was Glenn Beck? Where was Rush Limbaugh? Where was Newt Gingrich? Where was Sean Hannity? Where was the National Right to Life Committee? Where were the tens of thousands of "pro-life" pastors and Christians?

The truth is that we need to elect a whole different kind of Republicans.

We must require that all Republican candidates pledge to actively work every single year to pass legislation that would outlaw abortion-on-demand in the United States.

Republican candidates are famous for making promises and then not doing anything once they get into office.

We need to let them know that if they do not actively work to end the abortion holocaust that we will vote them out of office and put in another Republican.

The truth is that ending abortion needs to become our number one political priority.

Over the past 37 years we have been living a national nightmare.

Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood (who was also greatly admired by Hitler) said the following all the way back in 1922:

"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."

The philosophy of the founder of Planned Parenthood is being carried out in virtually every city in the United States in 2010.

Honestly, it is inconceivable how anyone could be in favor of killing over a million babies a year in the United States.

Do you know what they do during an abortion?

One particularly gruesome form of abortion is known as a "partial birth" abortion.  The following are the five steps of a partial birth abortion....

1) Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby's legs with forceps.

2) The baby's leg is pulled out into the birth canal.

3) The abortionist delivers the baby's entire body, except for the head.

4) The abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the skull.

5) The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child's brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.

How incredibly sick is that?

But now U.S. health insurance companies are increasingly willing to cover the cost of abortions and are viewing them as a way to dramatially cut costs. 

Why? 

Because as one top local Planned Parenthood official recently admitted, abortions are far, far cheaper than live births. 

In an article on the website of Forbes magazine, Baltimore Planned Parenthood CEO John Nugent said that a first trimester abortion costs somewhere in the neighborhood of "$300 to $450" and that this is much cheaper than the alternatives.

According to the article in Forbes, the difference in cost between an abortion and a live birth can be massive....

"Health Care Blue Book confirms the price difference. An abortion performed in an physician's office typically costs $397. A vaginal delivery costs $5,992, while a c-section is $8,558."

This is what human life has come down to in America today - a cost/benefit analysis.

The truth is that health insurance companies have a massive incentive to offer and promote abortion services.

After all, why should they pay out $6000 when they can only pay out only $400 instead?

Well, other than the fact that the $400 payment is for a murder.

But the truth is that U.S. tax dollars are being used to promote abortions, sterilizations and eugenics policies all over the globe.

Many major organizations affiliated with the United Nations actually celebrate abortions and anything else that serves to reduce the human population.  For these radical "environmentalists", human life is a virus that is destroying the earth and they actually believe that our "herd" needs to be "culled" for the good of "Mother Earth".

But the truth is that all we are doing is sacrificing our children to "gods" named "greed" and "convenience" and "sexual promiscuity" and "selfishness".

In fact, as you reflect on the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade today, please take a moment to meditate on the following portion of Scripture....

"They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters... and the land was polluted with blood. Then the anger of the lord was kindled against his people, and He abhorred his heritage; he gave them into the hands of the nations, so that those who hated them ruled over them. Their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their power." (See Psalm 106:37-43)

Play Depicting Jesus As A Gay Man Performed At A Packed Church In California

A play depicting Jesus as a gay man was performed in front of a packed church sanctuary in California last weekend.  Only a handful of protesters demonstrated outside of The Church of the Foothills in Santa Ana, California during the performance.  The play, which is entitled "Corpus Christi", depicts Jesus as a gay man living in the 1950s in Corpus Christi, Texas.  This is yet another sign of how close to the last days we actually are.

The "pastor" of  The Church of the Foothills, Michael Holland, made the following comments regarding the decision by his church to host the play....

"The Bible does not condemn homosexuality as an orientation, it condemns certain homoerotic acts which had nothing to do with people being in love, like we're doing today."

"Jesus was about love and inclusion and affirming people as children of God, and that's what we're doing tonight."

The Church of the Foothills has hosted same sex marriage rallies in the past and held the very first same sex wedding in the Tustin area back in June.

Just what in the world is going on when the vast majority of Christians are no longer shocked to hear about a play that depicts Jesus as a homosexual?

Just what in the world is going on when that play is actually performed inside a packed church?

The truth is that a huge number of churches have completely abandoned the Bible and have instead surrounded themselves with "pastors" and "priests" who will tell them whatever they want to hear.

In 2 Timothy 4:3, the apostle Paul told us that days like these would come.... 

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

The hour is late and we are living in the last days my friends.  The church mentioned above is just one example of the rank apostasy plaguing the church in America.  The truth is that the vast majority of "ministers", "pastors" and "priests" currently "serving" in the United States should immediately resign.  The truth is that the majority of churches in the United States should immediately close their doors in disgrace. 

The "church" in America is in an advanced state of apostasy.  Very few churches in the United States ever preach about sin, judgment, heaven or hell anymore.  Very few churches in the United States believe in the basic doctrines of Scripture anymore.

That is why so many people are leaving these dead denominations.  Nobody should sit there and listen to these jokers as they openly deny the Word of God.  If you are sitting there in a dead, apostate church it is time to get out.