We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine

Russia and Abortion

Yesterday a new law was passed in Russian, now making abortion illegal after the 12th week. You may be asking yourself, how can an atheistic nation turn pro-life?  The answer is that they haven’t. But what they are experiencing, is a demographic winter. What is a dw? It is a time when a people can no longer sustain it’s population. Because of decades of abortion and immorality, Russia, like many other nations (Italy, France, Spain, Greece, England), can no longer support the replenishing of its culture. In the 60’s though the 90’s, people were led to believe that the world was overpopulated. The United Nations enforced sterilization programs in third world countries. Women were forced into sterilization programs. Now, just a few decades later, we are learning that the overpopulation scare was purely a propaganda scheme to once again attack the biblical mandate to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. (Gen 1:28) The attack on bearing children goes back to Genesis where we learn of Satan’s hostility toward the children of God.  In Genesis 3:14,15 we read:  “And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:  And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Later in the book of Exodus we see this enmity falling with full fury against the children of God as the king of Egypt commands for all of the male children to be killed two years and younger. Abortion is just another method of the enemy to thwart the godly line from being lights of the world. David in the Psalms teaches that Happy is the man who has his quiver full of children. (Psalm 127:5) “Lo, children are the heritage of the LORD and the fruit of the womb is his delight.” (Psalm 127:3) If you want to understand more clearly as to why we are presently experiencing a Demographic Winters, besides the biblical truths just stated, you will want to see the documentary Demographic Winter and Demographic Bomb. You can learn more about this eye opening film at www.lamplighter.net


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One Eye Open, Part 2

As I said before, those who become great do not become great because they were born gifted. Instead, high levels of skill are cultivated through practice, perseverance, competition with peers, and parental influence.

Eyewitness accounts tell us that Ted Williams, one of the greatest baseball players of all time, was always seen with a bat in his hands. As a child he heard that movies were bad for your eyes, so he abstained from movies, which was extremely rare in a day when young adults flocked to the theatre. His real greatness came from his relentless practices. Four hours every day he would hit balls and even when he entered the major league he continued to practice into the night after practice was over!

Steve Jobs, the driving force behind one of the most creative and prosperous

companies of all time, Apple Inc., was also not born gifted. Jobs relentlessly pursued technological and aesthetic excellence. His demand for excellence from himself and those who worked for him places him among the Beethovens, Mozarts, Einsteins, and da Vincis of this world. What I find interesting is that many of these achievers were not Christians. Da Vinci, probably the most diversely talented human being ever, was an exceptional engineer, anatomist, conceptualist of the automobile, helicopter, and

machine-gun, and part-time geographer, mathematician, musician, and botanist. How did he achieve this? Like Jobs, Einstein, Edison, Beethoven, and Mozart, he believed the sky was the limit. So why are so few Christians reaching such great heights in innovation, creativity, discovery, and accomplishment today?

Dr. Luke, in chapter 16, gives us the answer when he says, “The children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.” And this ought not to be! Jesus himself claimed that we as the children of God could do even greater things that he did. But how? Maybe, like Ted Williams, we need to leave the movies behind and start practicing and persevering!

Published in: on October 25, 2011 at 5:46 am  Leave a Comment