October 2, 2012

Scripture for Today

Christians, Quit Being Apathetic and Stand Against Abortion by Abby Johnson 

Video: The Hope of Being Adopted – I found this video very moving. Many kids remain in foster care dreaming of being adopted.

Plan B becomes Plan A by Pastor Gaven Mize

Billboard Campaign Exposes How Abortion Replaces Fathers

Infertility and Selective Abortion: Steering a Course Between Scylla and Charybdis by Ken Connor

Video: International Symposium on Maternal Health – Dublin, Ireland

New religion law could force evangelicals underground in Russia

Something different: “Crime reducing” cardboard policeman is stolen – “A cardboard policeman used as a crime prevention aid has been stolen from a supermarket.”

This was recently sent out by the North Dakota Family Alliance:

Now is the time to get on our knees, acknowledge our Sovereign God, and ask for deliverance. If there’s any debate about how much of an impact prayer has on a nation, if there’s any question about the role God plays in directing its leaders, if there’s any wonder we’ve found ourselves in the shape that we are in, let’s quit talking and start praying. Let’s quit pointing fingers and start repenting. Let’s weep until the winds of revival blow. Then they will know.

Psalm 33:12-22 (ESV)
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage! The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man; from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth, he who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds. The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue. Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help andour shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

Who may have written the words below?

Let true Christians, with becoming earnestness, strive in all things to recommend their profession and to put to silence the vain scorn of ignorant objections. Let them boldly assert the cause of Christ in an age when so many bear the name of Christian are ashamed of Him. Let them accept the duty to serve, if not actually to save, their country. Let them serve not by political interference, but by tht sure and radical benefit of restoring the influence of true religion and of raising the standard of morality.

Let them pray continually for their country at this time of national difficulty. We bear the marks only too plainly of a declining empire. Who can say how intercession before the Governor of the universe may avert for a while our ruin. It may appear before the eyes of the world foolishness for real Christians so to pray, yet we believe from Scripture that God will be disposed to favor the nation to which His servants belong.

Boldly I must confess that I believe the national difficulties we face result from the decline of religion and morality among us. I must confess equally boldly that my own solid hopes for the well-being of my country depend, not so much on her navies and armies, nor on the wisdom of her rulers, nor on the spirit of her people, as on the persuasion that she still contains many who love and obey the Gospel of Christ. I believe that their prayers may yet prevail.

William Wilberforce, 1759-1833 England
Text found in ’90 days with the Christian Classics’

How true then, how true today. Pray. Pray. Pray.