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I have talked about life before and I will probably continue to. I am pro-life. Although saying that I am pro-life seems strange in a way because who wouldn’t be for life, you are a life, you are a human being. Who wouldn’t want to protect all life, who doesn’t value all life. Well sadly a lot of people are against life, against human beings and human rights. What about the rights of unborn children? What about the rights of women? Who is going to protect them? Proverbs 31:8-9 (in NLT version) says, ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.’ It is so sad how unborn babies are treated and killed and how girls and women suffer physically and mentally sometimes for years. It’s horrendous how the abortion industry treats women and babies. Its terrible how governments treats women and unborn children. These human beings are somebody’s son or daughter. Praise God for the great organisations helping women and these babies, saying that there are other choices and for the forgiveness and healing that women have found even after having an abortion in the past.
So life is not seen as valuable in our society and its getting worse, from conception to death life is under attack, the unborn and the elderly. It’s so important to defend life, to be pro-life, pro-woman, pro-mother, pro-baby. God brought life into being, God is for life, all life is precious to God. I am often seeing news articles about life being attacked, peoples lives being seen as nothing. We have government licensed murder in our world, we have the most vulnerable in our society being discarded. There have many cases where parents have refused to give up and they have refused to abort their baby and they have recovered and lived a good life. It seems to me that sometimes doctors give up too easy and are too quick to say why don’t you have an abortion.
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To be able to vote is an amazing privilege that we have in this country, it is an stewardship. I really believe that we don’t vote by party but vote always on principles. Exodus 18:21 says, ‘Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.’ So there is the Word of God telling us how to vote, voting on these principles. Now it’s very possible you are not going to get a candidate close to those principles but vote for someone closest to what it says in this verse. We can hold our politicians to account by telling them what we believe about different issues and asking them what are they going to do, because they are our representatives.
The attributes and characteristics of the first President of the United States George Washington are to admired. One of them is that he had the power but he walked away from it. He could have remained but he was a man of integrity and principle. During the time he served his country, he did his duty with great perseverance, strength and humility. Many people throughout history have had the power and they have abused that position and persecuted their people and have been overcome by the love of money. Too many times we have seen corruption in Government displaying the nature of man which is inheritably evil.
George Washington warned about some of these things in his farewell address. Like the spirit of party and warning against factions and corruption. I was going to go through some of the words that President Washington spoke about in his address but I’m not going to get around to that now, maybe another time. I will finish with this quote from Mr Washington. He said this,’ “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour.’
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It’s amazing to me that many young people today believe and defend socialism. This view is destructive and damaging to any culture. Socialism has never worked in any country. Any time it has tried to be brought into a community or society it has never worked, not once. Socialism doesn’t bring prosperity it produces poverty. Some people who are promoting this ideology do it from a sense of wanting to help people and from a heart of compassion but it is misguided. This policy is about government control, it’s not truly about helping people and it’s not giving people the tools to rise up in society. Socialism is putting stop to people’s dreams, aspirations and the calling that God has upon their lives. Citizens need to be free to live out their God-given potential and governments shouldn’t be an obstacle to that.
One reason why I think that it’s extraordinary that people today believe in this system is because socialism is very closely linked to Communism. People have been persecuted in these brutal regimes in the past and they haven’t been free to live out their beliefs. Thousands of lives have been lost to defeat this kind of evil so we could live in nations that are free. So why would we want to live under socialism. Finally the Bible doesn’t promote socialism but the free market system. Ultimately socialism is Satan’s plan of control, to put people under bondage.
Galatians 5:1 says ‘Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.’ God is for freedom and he gave those freedoms to individuals and family from the beginning.