Saturday, September 10, 2011

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
  - 2 Chron.7:14 [KJV]

Note that this oft-quoted text is a call for God's people to repent and turn from their wicked ways. It has become routine to hear Pro-life folks pray for the conversion of the murderous abortionists, or for pro-abortion politicians like Nancy Pelosi or Barak Obama, and to urge others to likewise pray. But the damned murderers are not the ones who first need to repent.

It is a major theme of the Pro-Life Strike website that Pro-Lifers need to repent of the willingness to fund abortion, so that our prayers will be genuine. How can God hear our prayers to stop abortion when those praying are willingly funding the holocaust? For God to hear our prayers and heal our land, we must repent, and that means we (WE, not the abortionists) must turn from our wicked ways. We cannot pay for death and then pray for life; such prayers are worthless.

Related: A citizens' movement to refuse abortion taxes


Norma said...

Good point.

Birdman said...

Yeah, because praying has so far been really helpful. Why does everything have to be a fight? Can't you live your life, and let the pro-choicers live theirs? Nobody is constantly bashing your choice of religion, or your right to freedom of speech. Why can't you just leave it alone? I suppose you aren't going to publish this post, so I'm just asking you as a person to another person.

Jerry said...

You suppose wrongly, Birdman. Not only does this blog allow dissenting comments such as yours, but in this case, I agree with you, at least to a point.

It has been mostly the supposed 'pro-choice' people who are unwilling to let pro-lifers live freely according to the dictates of their consciences. But never mind that for now. Please check out this blog article as an example of a true common ground proposal, something that would allow both sides to really have a choice in the matter.

chrisbird72 said...

I don't get into the political aspect of these arguments, but you are correct that your tax dollars shouldn't go to something that you don't believe in, as long as you don't ever use the services that are funded by said tax dollars. As for congress, I'm Canadian, and don't follow American politics, but I think that if you are wanting an abortion, sex change operation, or cancer treatments while still smoking, you should be on your own for the payment of such expenses. Here in Canada, we have free healthcare, well free if you don't count our tax dollars. We have to pay for all types of elective surgeries and treatments for everyone, and barring some special circumstances, I don't think that the general populace should be on the hook for these ultra expensive surgeries and treatments.

What I do believe, is that everyone should have the choice to have these if they so desire, because it is their life that's affected, not mine. Unfortunately, we don't always have a say in what our governments spend our money on.

Thanks for not deleting the comment and letting me rant. Sorry for the dissenting comment.

Jerry said...

No apology necessary. I welcome all honest debate. Plus, to repeat, you and I are actually saying many of the same things. Of course, there's a snowball's chance in you-know-where that anything like fiscal subsidiarity will come to pass, either in Canada or U.S. Giving citizens the ability to follow their consciences in how their tax monies are spent would involve taking power away from the bureaucrats. Fat chance. Still, one can dream, and promote the idea.