Most Americans unfazed by Planned Parenthood videos
"What videos?" seems to be the reaction of most Americans to the series of undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood over the past six months, according to a new LifeWay Research survey.
The videos made national headlines, provoked outrage in Congress and prompted investigations in about a dozen states. In showing undercover activists from the Center for Medical Progress discussing with Planned Parenthood officials possible payments for donated fetal remains, CMP contends the videos show Planned Parenthood illegally selling fetal remains. Planned Parenthood denies the claim.
The LifeWay Research phone survey of 1,000 Americans found that 7 out of 10 are either unaware of the videos (43 percent) or have not spoken out after seeing them (27 percent)....
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Jim you live off the false assumption that laws are amoral.... If you follow your premises to its logical conclusion, we should not vote because that is somehow an attempt at Christian activism.
Jim you live off the false assumption that laws are amoral. You live off the wrong assumption that fallen man's behavior is not affected by the law of the land. You miss the fact that we live in a land where we have the constitutional rights to influence the laws of our land. If we believe the Bible, that righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach, then we have an obligation to try to see the passage of legislation that will exalt righteousness. We don't live in a theocracy, we don't live in a democracy, we live in a fallen world and we shouldn't piously sit our own hands and let evil take a stronger stranglehold in our lives. We don't lose sight that this world is our pilgrimage and not our portion, but we possess unique abilities granted us in deciding what kind of government by which we are ruled that were unknown to first century Christianity. If you follow your premises to its logical conclusion, we should not vote because that is somehow an attempt at Christian activism.
Jim Lincoln wrote: excerpt from, [URL=http://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/alcohol-prohibition-was-failure]]]http://tinyurl.com/7px4wz4 (Alcohol Prohibition Was a Failure)[/URL] The utter nonsense of [URL=http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Psychology/amr/cact2.htm]]]http://tinyurl.com/ypago4 "Christian" Activism?[/URL] 'No matter how commendable the goal of such tactics, there is not one example in the entire Bible of political or social "activism" ever being advocated or used by God's people.'
Jesus fed 9,000 people. Most rejected Him. Jesus taught the good Samaritan parable. People still rejected him. Jesus healed 10 lepers. Only one thanked Him. Christ told us to be light. He also preached the gospel. We can do both and are commanded to do both. We leave eternal results to Him. By the way, those in office need to hear the gospel and told they will give an account to God how they governed. Again I ask. Have you wept for those babies butchered in their mothers womb? Do call police if you see a crime in progress or approach criminal and give him the gospel? Be a good Samaritan or ignore your duty because intervening is what would save the person? If a child was being hurt do you help or give out a track?
Mark Thornton wrote: National prohibition of alcohol (1920-33)â€”the â€śnoble experimentâ€ťâ€”was undertaken to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses, and improve health and hygiene in America. The results of that experiment clearly indicate that it was a miserable failure on all counts. The evidence affirms sound economic theory, which predicts that prohibition of mutually beneficial exchanges is doomed to failure.
The lessons of Prohibition remain important today. They apply not only to the debate over the war on drugs but also to the mounting efforts to drastically reduce access to alcohol and tobacco and to such issues as censorship and bans on insider trading, abortion, and gambling.
excerpt from, [URL=http://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/alcohol-prohibition-was-failure]]]http://tinyurl.com/7px4wz4 (Alcohol Prohibition Was a Failure)[/URL]
The utter nonsense of [URL=http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Psychology/amr/cact2.htm]]]http://tinyurl.com/ypago4 "Christian" Activism?[/URL] 'No matter how commendable the goal of such tactics, there is not one example in the entire Bible of political or social "activism" ever being advocated or used by God's people.'
Unstopped ear, there are many ways in which pietism plays out, but strangely enough, they all coincide in a church being able to keep their 501c3 incorporated status. if you ask in the right way, pastors will admit they muzzle themselves.
...which of course encourages those who do not weep for the unborn, nor for the born who are filled with heavy metals and suffer with autism and autoimmune disease, shortening their lifespans.
To see a need for the Savior, the law (as against murder) may open eyes to sinful guilt.Scripture says â€śso that sin through the commandment might become exceedingly sinfulâ€ť (Rom. 7:13). But the falseÂlove gospel folk cannot abide the plain teaching of Scripture, they have always been hellÂbent on creating a more consumerÂfriendly gospel. They like being liked and they notice people like them more when they remove Godâ€™s law, sin, guilt before God, and repentance from their gospel message. Now the falseÂlove gospel folk feel they have improved their gospel even more. Now â€“ you donâ€™t even have to preach at all! You just do random acts of kindness (and hope people get it). As one falseÂlove gospel proponent recently proclaimed, â€śWe are not truthÂbearers. Our only job is to love people. Itâ€™s the Holy Spiritâ€™s job to bring people truth.â€ť Thatâ€™s right, theyâ€™ve decided even half the gospel is too much gospel â€“ we just need to do nicethingsforpeople. Theyevenuseasloganâ€“â€śPreachthegospelalways,ifnecessaryÂ use words.â€ť If necessary use words? Scriptures teach that His Gospel is proclaimed through words! I Cor1:21 makes it clear that words are essential to see men saved.
Many never hear of GUILT of baby murder-"abortion" even in "church"
murder of the preborn by abortion is not just some symptom of sin â€“ these are real human beings threatened with a brutal death â€“ and we stand by and do nothing? And justify it theologically in our minds with â€“â€śah, thatâ€™s just the symptom of sinâ€ť? The Pietist says â€“ we should just preach the gospel. The mainstream liberal theologian says - we should just help others and address the ills of society. Both are wrong. The Bible teaches that we are to do both. The Christian embraces and practices both. Itâ€™s not an either/or. Amy Carmichael, missionary to India, was once reproved by her supporters for rescuing young girls from temple prostitution. They told Amy that she should â€śjust preach the Gospelâ€ť and stick to the priority of â€śseeing souls saved.â€ť Amy responded by saying, â€śSouls are more or less attached to bodies.â€ť She understood it was not an either/or. Are we saying that preaching the Gospel isnâ€™t important? No. We have simply learned that defending the preborn grants us many opportunities to declare the Gospel to people! It is not an either/or. We can walk and chew gum at the same time.
It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
Jim, do you ever weep for those babies? Do you pray for the reversal of these laws? You know there was a missionary to India who stopped women from committing suicide when their husbands died. He told them it was wrong to throw their baby girls in the river. Should he have not done that? Just preach the gospel and not help? Jesus himself healed the sick and fed the hungry. He did not just preach the gospel. If your neighbor is getting his house broken into do you call the police or get out your bible and approach the burgular and preach the gospel?
@ Jim Lincoln "Many important differences between the United States of the 21st century and Great Britain of the early 19th." Yup- we don't surround our theaters with brothels filled with 13 year olds. English society at that time was openly vulgar- a far, far cry from the Victorian era of the mid and late 1800' s. You may wish to read "Amazing Grace" by Eric Metaxas. Wiberforce had to fight his entire adult life against overwhelming support for the slave trade. History aside, however, Duty is still ours and EVERY aspect of our lives belong to the Lord: "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." ~ 1 Cor. 10:31 And as you quoted earlier: "teaching them to observe ALL that I have commanded you" Which includes "Thou shalt not kill."