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Mass Murder Alert

50 Million dead since 1973. All in the name of “choice.”

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First Event: Roe v. Wade Memorial Rally

Date: Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR

Schedule: 2:00 to 3:00 P.M.

Second Event: “Come What May” showing:
Date: Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 – 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Location:
Rolling Hills Community Church
3550 SW Borland Road • Tualatin, OR 97062

Schedule:
5:30 pm – The lobby is open for visiting display booths run by numerous
outstanding pro-life organizations, including Abort73.com

6:30 pm – The auditorium is open for a special panel discussion with the
makers of “Come What May”. (Director George Escobar of Virginia and local
actors Austin Kearney and Victoria Emmons)

7:00 pm – Begin showing Come What May, winner of the 2008 Redemptive
Storyteller Award.

8:40 pm – Distribute handouts written by award-winning author Randy Alcorn.
These include: 50 Ways to Help Unborn Babies and their Mothers,
Communicating the Prolife Message, and Biblical Perspectives on Unborn
Children.

This is an age-integrated family event. All our children have enjoyed the
movie and give it thumbs up. If you would normally hire a babysitter,
call them up and invite them to come as your guest.

Come What May PDX is a free event. Get your free ticket today at http://comewhatmaypdx.com.

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Abortion is the terrible fruit of ideology gone a muck. In the land of the free, people want to live freely without consequence. And while we are fortunate enough, by the grace and providence of God to live in a time and place where we have a high degree of freedom, it has not proved enough freedom to satisfy our appetites. America is a land of freedom gluttons.

We have freedom of religion, freedom to vote, freedom to own land and property, and freedom to pursue happiness and prosperity. However, like the wealthy man who was asked how much more money he needed to be happy, we are not satisfied until we have a little more.

It is that attitude which makes necessary natural consequences hard to bear. They get in the way of our reckless pursuit of freedom and happiness and fulfillment. When you touch a hot stove, it hurts; when you abuse substances, your body pays the price; when a man and a woman have sexual intercourse, a new human grows in the woman. That’s just the way it is. It doesn’t happen to the man, as much as many in our society would like to see it be that way. It happens to the woman, and it happens when you have sexual intercourse. It is an unavoidable consequence.

And so it is that the dangerous ideology of complete autonomy causes us to find ways around our obstacles. Sexual union is not just life-creating, but the resultant life is life-altering, if you will. Added financial responsibilities become yet another hindrance to our freedom, investing time in looking after and raising this new life becomes a burden we are unwilling to bear.

And so, we wax philosophical, and we wax scientific, and we wax medical, and we wax gender equality until there is so much wax that the new life begins to look rather like a lump of unwanted tissue. We might as well approach this unwanted growth the way we approach others such as tumors, right? It should be removed before it affects us to much.

Unchained ideology is the driving force behind the pro-choice argument, just as it was for Hitler when he persecuted the Jews, for Pioneers when they stormed across America, for White American Plantation owners, and for ethnic cleansers throughout history.

Now, the abuse of women by men is a terrible thing. It often results in the creation of this new life. The fact is that women are child bearers and men are not. Unfortunately, men throughout history have used this to their advantage, abusing and using women in various ways; they escape scot-free and women are left to bear the consequences.

The way to oppose this horrible evil is not by being ideological about women’s freedom from the unjust oppression of women by men. Being anti-ideological means that we will have to work hard to passionately oppose evil and passionately love the victims of evil while embracing the consequences with the steadfast hope that Jesus Christ will make all things new.

We must see this world clearly, base our actions on reality, not ideology, and ground ourselves in the steadfast hope, faith and love. We must see God clearly, and fear him greatly, so that our hope, faith and love is rooted in a deep trust that God will be victorious, that he has delivered the fatal blow to sin and death, that he will make all things new. We cannot persevere with the wishy-washy, minimalistic, boundaries-less, softened, creative, mingle-mangle, mystery-loving theology or groundless optimism that is so pervasive today, particularly among young Christians.

The basis of our hope is the person and work of Jesus Christ, The only mediator between God and Man, the Substitute, the Righteous Second Adam, the Word made flesh, the Hope of the Righteous.  It is in the character and attributes of God, his unchanging nature, his unmerited favor towards those who are in his Son, his hatred of sin, his Holiness, Righteous and Just, eternal wrath against those who do evil.  It is in the comforting, helping, preserving, life giving, work of the Spirit who regenerates the hearts of sinful men, who opens the eyes of the sheep to see the Son of Man lifted up, who open the ears of the dead to hear the call of God: Come Forth!

This message is by John Piper, and is called The Triumph of the Gospel in the New Heavens and the New Earth.

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