Here is an article (http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/04/health/surrogacy-kelley-legal-battle/) that delves into the messy intricacies that develop with modern medical expertise… Especially when it comes to fertility and surrogacy.
The story “pits” the surrogate mom as a pro-life person… and the genetic parents as some kind of compassionate and human people. In addition, inserts some unexpected twists.
It is an interesting read; however the clinical discussion of human life is a bit off-putting. But continued reading revealed some interesting bits in the emotional stand-off of the parties involved.
One cannot help to detect the unstated bias of the author, she writes of the so-described humane genetic parents, “They wanted something better for this child.” In this declaration, she states two irreconcilable things. The first opinion, that abortion is something better than life. The second, most importantly, truth… that the unborn baby is indeed a human child.
While the surrogate mom does indeed have “issues,” she emerges a hero, of sorts. We all have heard the age-old lie from the enemy… that we can be like God. In this story, it is presented in a compassionate way as the surrogate mom remembers, “They said I should try to be God-like and have mercy on the child and let her go.”
I still cannot help but to think all concerned acknowledge the life in the womb as a CHILD. Yet, there are some who, in cold-blooded fashion, openly advocate for murder of such. (There is no other description for this crime.)
What follows is a sickening discussion of what the monetary value of this baby was, the surrogate mom decided at about $15,000 and the genetic mom, about $10,000. Is this what it comes down to these days, money?
However, the baby is eventually born and her prospects for a long life are not very good.
Nevertheless, what say you, ought we not to leave the playing God part to God?
I say no to playing God in this… and that Baby S is infinitely valuable, as Christ died for her, too.
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I came across this today: http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/ryan_stringer/learning.html
In it the author, Ryan Stringer, offers a logical “proof” of how God does not exist. I read and thought it a great proof. But it stumbles at premise three.
Ryan would have you believe, that “A being’s omniscience entails, among other things, that it has all experiential knowledge.” He alleges this to be “necessary truth.”
At first glance, it would seem to most people to be an acceptable premise… but is it? I don’t think so.
It seems that for the premise to be true, God is ONLY omniscient. But there are other things we know about God. One that is the most offensive to us is that He is holy. That means He does not sin.
Even his offered salvage of the argument fails, considering that God is holy. Case being, to support his contrivance, he necessitates it is logically possible for God to learn. I don’t think so. If he has already granted the premise that God is omniscient… it is not logically possible there is anything left to learn.
So thinking as men do, we limit God by our minds, when it ought to be the other way.
God, being holy, does not know what it is like to sin. As it is evidenced by this, that this so-called experiential truth is not necessary to omniscience in any way. It destroys premise three, and anything conclusive is incorrect, save that there is experiential knowledge humans have that it is impossible for God to have.
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The last eight months have been hard. I want to thank all the friends and family that have helped us pay our rent and bills. It is time for a new chapter.
We have decided to give up our apartment and move in with a friend until things get better and we can provide for ourselves again. This will greatly reduce our expenses. God has provided funds to store our stuff and lots of strong backs to move our stuff into storage. I have done what I can to pack our stuff but have mostly relied on friends and family as I wear out very quickly.
My cardiologist tells me that I have a rare condition known as Diastolic Heart Failure. What this means is that my heart does not relax enough to fill up very much, even though it is pumping out about 50% of what is in it. I can do some walking or light work for a short time but I get winded very soon and have to rest about half an hour before I can do much again.
The stroke I had was mostly reversed by the TPA I received in time. The multiple mini strokes I had before the major stroke continue to make me weaker on the left side and affect my speech sporadically. Sometimes I sound almost normal. Often I stutter badly and cannot say certain words and have to come up with another way to say something. Thankfully I can still write fairly fluently. The intense pain and coldness in my hands and feet has gotten somewhat better, so I can type a little longer now.
We still have a long way to go and may never get back to normal. If you can help we would appreciate it. Below is a PayPal link. If you would rather send a check our new address is:
PO Box 770681
Coral Springs, Fl 33077
Thanks a lot,
Brad and Julie Thompson
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“The BBC teased religious…… leaders by asking them if they believed in the literal truth of the great Bible stories. I would like to ask BBC chiefs and the rest of our secular establishment if they believe in the literal truth of evolution. Evolution is an unproven theory. If what its fundamentalist supporters believe is true, fishes decided to grow lungs and legs and walk up the beach. The idea is so comically daft that only one thing explains its survival—that lonely, frightened people wanted to expel God from the Universe because they found the idea that He exists profoundly uncomfortable.” – Peter Hitchens
from the feature page of the International Express (UK), on 5 January 2000:
Peter Hitchens is right “that lonely, frightened people wanted to expel God from the Universe because they found the idea that He exists profoundly uncomfortable.” And the eternal consequence of such folly is really tragic.
The news that we bring condemnation to ourselves by violating the perfect law of God is offensive. But once we sully righteousness, it is no longer righteous. We cannot clean ourselves up, or restore our own righteousness.
There is good news, though. And that, too, is equally uncomfortable. It is that God Himself has provided a Way to enter into His very presence. It is via imputation… a propitiation… a heavenly exchange… wherein our unrighteousness is taken and nailed, once and for all time to that shameful tree. And Jesus’ righteousness covers us for all time.
I realize that some here cannot understand this, and tragically, will choose to remain in that frightened, lonely place… and are bolstered by sheer numbers of companions. To those… destined for tragedy, we labor on… praying that God’s grace is received. But when crossing to eternity, knowing the same did not repent (even if our own close relations…) we will look upon hell and proclaim “hallelujah and amen!”
But there may be one that, by God’s grace, can hear and responds! And when that happens on this side of eternity, we too, exclaim “hallelujah and amen!”
Jesus still proclaims… Whosoever will… Come!
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This should really be interesting!
Okay… basically, they are saying, “Nothing to see here. Move along, people!”Print This Post Filed under news, views | Tags: Science | Comments Off on World’s Largest Atom Smasher May Have Detected ‘God Particle’
Relativism has gone too far! Watch as a church copies porn to portray the grace of God.
Church! How silly are you willing to get?
How carnal are you willing to become?
This is just using the name of Christ for vanity.Print This Post Filed under views | Tags: apostasy, relativism | Comments Off on Grace Gone Wild
Hmmm… is church where you go to learn about Jesus and what He has done for you?
I didn’t know it was supposed to be about kingdom concept, vision and strategy.
Where does Jesus fit into this?
They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious – Jeremiah 6:14Print This Post Filed under news, views | Tags: apostasy, church | Comments Off on A Church Unique Snapshot of Potential Church
Here is an email i got recently. I signed the petition and believe it would be good if you signed it as well.
You have seen the quotes on this site, like “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem
Psa 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.”
Not to mention “Bless the Jews and be Blessed, again
Gen 22:15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
Gen 22:16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only [son]:
Gen 22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
Gen 22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.”
Stand with the apple of God’s eye, stand with Israel
It’s getting worse.
Unrest and chaos in the Middle East continue. They threaten to spread to other Arab countries.
At real risk? Our most cherished ally, the nation of Israel.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “An earthquake is shaking the whole Arab world and a large part of the Muslim world, and we don’t yet know how these things will turn out.”
There is growing pressure from many countries in that region, spearheaded by the Palestinian Authority, to continue to seek United Nations’ action condemning Israel. And now, the U.S. is criticizing an Israeli building project, calling it ”illegitimate.”
It’s time for the United States and President Obama to step into the picture….
I have just signed the ACLJ’s DECLARATION OF SOLIDARITY WITH ISRAEL, and I urge you to do the same.
Once you’ve done so, be sure to use the online forward-to-friend tool to invite others to sign it as well.
Any threat against Israel is a threat to freedom – and freedom attacked anywhere is freedom attacked everywhere. We must form a united front and stand in support of Israel and their fight for freedom at a time when the prospect of a Middle East peace is on the verge of being shattered.
Show your support for the nation of Israel and encourage this crucial move of solidarity by the United States. Declare your membership today with the ACLJ by signing our Declaration of Solidarity with Israel.
please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book.
American Center for Law and Justice
P.O. Box 90555, Washington, D.C. 20090-0555
Phone: (800) 296-4529
Wow! If the heathens can figure it out, what does that say?
Though we Christians, speaking for the ones I know who have learned to discern, knew it all along. The first obvious clue is the worship that is expended upon the man, and his outright acceptance of it. He has placed himself on God’s throne.
Second, is his lack of humility. When displayed, it is feigned and fleeting. These things tell me, he does not know Jesus.
And third, there is no possible way he could have been acquainted with the Savior under the tutelage of Jeremiah Wright. Mr. Wright taught a different Jesus than the one taught in the bible.
But my hope and prayer is that President Obama does come to know the Savior, and repents of his sins.Print This Post Filed under CULTure, government, news, views | Tags: Christianity, Maher, obama | Comment (1)