Daily Devotional for Wednesday March 20, 2013
An Abortion Doctor on Trial for Murder
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I'd really like your thoughts on this situation: My former boss has asked me and my wife to serve on a prison ministry team he will lead. I am concerned because this man is divorcing his wife after years of abusing her and within a few weeks of the divorce filing, he has introduced one of my female colleagues as his fiancé. She will be his partner in this ministry, and "will help him through his divorce." The new church he is now attending, about 80 miles away from his old church, has no idea he is still married. My wife wants no part of this. I must admit I have a lot of questions about these circumstances. Here are four that puzzle me: When does God say a marriage is over? How does God decide if a person can be used by Him? How accountable are we for our character to Brothers and Sisters in Christ when we are allowed to lead a ministry? What should be my role here as a fellow Christian?
ANSWER: First, divorce is and always will be a sin. Like all sins, we are called to repent, ask the Lord's forgiveness, and do our best to move on in obedience. Also, like all sins, while forgiven there are real life consequences. The fact this man is being deceptive is enough reason to NOT be involved with him in any way at this time. God NEVER says a marriage is over, man makes that choice. God can use anyone, IF they are submitted to Him and His Word. Anyone in leadership is accountable to those in spiritual authority over them, and if they have no person over them, they are sitting ducks for satan. Pray for him, pray for his soon to be ex-wife, pray for the woman he is with, since they will ALL face lots of real life consequences for their choices. Having said that, if a person truly repents, seeks the Lord's forgiveness, while they are precluded from every holding the office of pastor, deacon, or elder, they can still successfully serve the Lord in many other capacities.
"They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters . . . and the land was polluted with blood . . . " (Psalms 106:38 NIV)
Finally, an abortion doctor on trial for MURDER!!! If you ever needed a reminder of what a sick nation this is, March 10th was "slaughtering babies appreciation day" brought to you by the world's largest killer of babies, Planned Parenthood. Of course, every day is slaughtering babies appreciation day in the media. Major networks like Comcast/NBC owned MSNBC and CNN, have on-air hosts who glorify, promote, and celebrate the killing of innocent babies!
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is accused of running a rogue clinic in Philadelphia that ignored the state ban on third-term abortions and 24-hour waiting periods. Prosecutors say he also maimed desperate, often poor women and teens by letting his untrained staff perform abortions and give anesthesia. And they say he got rich doing it, by performing a high volume of substandard abortions.
*Dr. Gosnell is African-American. Tens of millions of black children have been slaughtered over the past 40 years. Why is President Obama, black members of the House and Senate, those African- Americans who vote for the Democratic Party and their insatiable hunger to slaughter babies, not OUTRAGED at the FACT tens of millions of black babies have been slaughtered? The legalized slaughter of black babies is 1,000x worse than slavery ever was, but faux "pastors" like Sharpton, Jackson, Wright, and the vast majority of black pastors not just won't speak out, but actually SUPPORT this act of infanticide in the black community!!!
Years ago, the high profile Scott Peterson case of a man who killed his wife, was also charged with killing the unborn baby in her womb. How is it that Peterson, who made the choice to kill one unborn baby, will spend his life all alone in a tiny cell on death row awaiting the day when the State of California will put him to death while doctors all across this nation who make the choice to kill hundreds and thousands of unborn babies go home every night to nice comfortable homes and look forward to all of the great things life has to offer???
The fact is, several dozen states now have "fetal homicide" statutes on the books. But to get these "fetal homicide" statutes passed, state legislators had to make ONE HUGE exemption. You guessed it. In cases of abortion with the mothers consent, these statutes do not apply to the abortion doctors. Do you see what twisted logic has to be used to accommodate sin!!!
Four years ago was the assassination of famed late-term abortion doctor George "Tiller the baby killer" Tiller. Let me take this opportunity to say that what happened to George Tiller should NOT have happened. People who are pro life are just that, PRO LIFE! We don't believe in bombing abortion clinics and we certainly don't believe in or condone the killing of abortion doctors. The Bible says, "Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord." The sick human beings that kill babies for a living will one day stand before God, and trust me, He will judge them. There is no excuse ever for vigilante justice and people who do are not part of the pro-LIVE movement or they wouldn't be involved in killing anyone!
My friend, we not only are long overdue God's wrath, but we deserve God's wrath! Forget the fact we have turned from God to worship the false gods and idols of the world. Forget the fact that we live in total rebellion to God and His Truth. Simply the fact that we slaughter over 4,000 innocent babies every single day in this nation is enough for us to suffer whatever punishment God metes out!
I keep asking myself when will this nation wake up? I am afraid like the children of Israel so many times in the Old Testament, we have become so lost in our sin, so blinded by our rejection of and rebellion to God, that we no longer possess a conscience. Our hearts are so hardened and our soul is seared that we no longer care. Knowing that it is only a matter of moments before God says enough is enough and pours out His wrath upon this nation, it would be easy for hopelessness to set in and do nothing.
That is the mindset satan wants us to have. Instead, now is the time to do more! We are the victors, it is satan who is defeated! I believe in my heart of hearts that we can see a real spiritual revival in this nation, and more importantly, see millions of lost souls turn from their sins and to faith in Jesus. The time has never been more ripe.
I love you and care about you so much. I pray that this "Doctor" in Philly is convicted and given the harshest punishment available. He, like ALL "Doctors" who kill innocent babies should be charged with murder. Even worse is a culture and society that embrace, promote, glorify, and celebrate this culture of death!!!
I have a renewed sense of purpose today, a new motivation, a new fire that has been lit inside of me. I will press on and keep giving everything I have each day to be faithful to the Lord's calling on my life. Now is the time to be more faithful than ever. Now is the time to work harder than we ever have. Now is the time for make even greater sacrifices, to make even more of a commitment to the Lord and His work. Can we ever take the Federal Government out of the business of slaughtering innocent babies? I pray daily for that moment to come. In the meantime, as we fight those political battles, we have to keep fighting this issue on the ground by changing hearts and lives.
In just over a year since I put up the video of an actual abortion being performed on the Liveprayer website ( ttp://www.liveprayer.com/abortion.cfm ), we have received emails from over 10,000 women who were planning on killing their baby, watched that video, and decided to let their baby live. I have no doubt many more babies are alive today because of that one video clip. We have to continue to speak out and not be silent, to let women know there are options to killing their baby, to educate young people on God's plan for sex and relationships, and most important, lead people to faith in Christ and the Truth of His Word!
Please wake up!!! We not only live in, but we accept this culture of death that hangs over our nation. Jesus came to deliver us from death. Jesus won the victory over death. We do not have to accept this black cloud of death that hangs over our land. It is time Christians took our stand and loudly, boldly, visibly proclaimed LIFE! Children are growing up without any understanding of where life came from and how precious it is. So it is no wonder why they have embraced death to the extent they have.
I have answered the call to lead this charge to bring our nation back to God and Biblical values. We have the infrastructure and resources to do it through Liveprayer. I am asking you to say NO to this culture of death we are living in and say YES to life!!! I refuse to accept this culture of death we live in. I am asking you to take your stand for Christ and help me change this nation into a culture of LIFE, abundant now and everlasting through faith in Jesus Christ!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,