Humans Are A Plague On The Earth?

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.Luke 12:6-7

“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now,”

This is what was said in an interview on The Telegraph, by famed British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough.  So now, Mr. Attenborough has joined the ranks of intellectuals who have devalued human life and worship the created rather than the Creator.  The “plague on humanity” is not what God has created.  Instead, the real plague is the sin in the hearts of men such as Attenborough who fail to understand who God is, and why He created us in the first place.  The only thing he did not specify here is: just how we are to go about limiting population growth?  Besides abortion, perhaps we should consider euthanizing those who society might deem unfit for living anymore, or are too much of a burden on the rest of us?

Wait, that’s already happening, is it not?  In Holland, since 2002, doctors are now deciding whose life has more value, and putting to death many patients.  Euthanasia, a horrific crime, has now become another medical procedure in Holland.  In fact, according to the Patients Rights Council, a person may qualify for euthanasia or assisted suicide if the doctor “holds the conviction that the patient’s suffering is lasting and unbearable.” [Chapter II, Article 2, 1b]  There is no requirement that the suffering be physical or that the patient be terminally ill.
David Attenborough should be pleased at this.  That should help reduce population growth somewhat.

And not to be outdone, the state of Oregon is the first state in the United States to put assisted suicide on the books.  Well, that should help just a little bit more, so Oregon is doing their part now to help deal with the population explosion.  But there’s more than just talking people into a state of hopelessness about their lives.  Patient Barbara Wagner was denied life-saving chemotherapy by the Oregon Health Plan, and instead offered suicide as a course of treatment.  Wagner told ABC News, “It was horrible. I got a letter in the mail that basically said if you want to take the pills, we will help you get that from the doctor and we will stand there and watch you die. But we won’t give you the medication to live.”  (Mrs. Wagner has since passed away).  As far as I know, only Holland and the state of Oregon allow assisted suicide instances of this type of thing.  For now.  Just give it time.

Let’s now recall in the recent inauguration how President Barack Hussein Obama put his hand on not one but two Bibles and took an oath to defend the Constitution.  What the many adoring, and some would say worshipful, fans there that day don’t seem to understand (or don’t care), is that he has failed to speak up for and defend the most helpless in society, in spite of the declaration in the Constitution that all humans have a right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  Perhaps Mr. Obama’s callous disregard for life while in the Illinois Senate, when he voted AGAINST protecting a baby that was born live after a botched abortion,  was just one of the solutions that would be okay with the Attenboroughs of the world who are so concerned about overpopulation.

It was Mr. Obama who said in 2008, regarding his daughters: “but, if they make a mistake, I don’t want to punish them with a baby.”  This is a professing Christian who supports the killing of innocent human lives, to the point of killing them AFTER they are born.  And to have a cavalier attitude as this, where he would regard a baby as a punishment, is outrageous and immoral.  David Attenborough and others of like thinking perhaps would say “it’s a start” as an answer to the question “what is 55 million dead unborn babies since 1973?”

As someone said several years ago, the culture of death is all around us.  This month is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, that monumental decision by the Supreme Court that has unleashed a killing field with numbers growing beyond 55 million children and counting.  Not to mention the countless women this procedure has brought harm too, and the families destroyed as a result of what has been overwhelmingly a decision for convenience, and not much else.  Want to see how many in the liberal left feel about this anniversary, and how they celebrate it?  Perhaps most of them will not be so publicly blatant as this video shows (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM-jskPAQn0), but what’s the difference when they do not say a word to defend the innocents?  There is no difference, because they condone it, and the most shameful thing is when Christians, including many pastors, who shut their mouths and do not say a word about it.  I find it a bit ironic that the man who is in the video is a black man, because the original founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was a racist who wanted to use abortion as a means of wiping out as many blacks as possible. (http://www.blackgenocide.org/sanger.html).  Quote: “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.

When I pause and write posts like this outside the usual items I write about, such as the emergent church movement and all the corrupt teachers in our pulpits and seminaries, it reminds me that all these things share the same common theme.  It matters not whether you like to repeat the word “Jesus” over and over again and pretend you are talking to God, or that you support the right of a “woman to choose”, or that you think same sex marriage is compatible with Christianity, or that animals somehow are more important than what God created in His own image.  It’s all the same.  It is blatant disobedience to God and His holy word, whether you claim to be a Christian or not.

For the Christians, or those professing to be one, judgment is coming sooner than we have ever thought, in my opinion, based on the condition of not only the unbelievers who are in rebellion to God, but the professing believers who are complicit in allowing these ideas and actions to be promulgated unchecked by way of their silence.  Judgment starts in God’s house, does it not?

References:

David Attenborough: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9815862/Humans-are-plague-on-Earth-Attenborough.html

Euthanasia in Holland: http://www.patientsrightscouncil.org/site/hollands-euthanasia-law/

Barbara Wagner: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=5517492&page=1

Taking A Stand Against Anti-Christian Leaders: http://www.tcunation.com/profiles/blogs/bishop-e-w-jackson-ministers-taking-a-stand

Culture of Death Marches On

I was outraged at several issues regarding abortion as it relates to the new administration and congressional leadership, so I’d like to share those thoughts with you.

FIRST, the short article below speaks for itself, as Nancy Pelosi tells us how birth control will help the economy:

  • PELOSI SAYS BIRTH CONTROL WILL HELP ECONOMY
    Sun Jan 25 2009 22:13:43 ET
  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi boldly defended a move to add birth control funding to the new economic “stimulus” package, claiming “contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.”
    Pelosi, the mother of 5 children and 6 grandchildren, who once said, “Nothing in my life will ever, ever compare to being a mom,” seemed to imply babies are somehow a burden on the treasury.
    The revelation came during an exchange Sunday morning on ABC’s THIS WEEK.
  • STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?
    PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those – one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.
    STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?
    PELOSI: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.
  • END OF ARTICLE

Comment:  Thank you, Nancy, for you and the Democrat party’s continuing obsession with the culture of death, apparently valuing economic needs over the life of a baby
( I am assuming that your usual endorsement of contraceptive planning includes abortion on demand).  By the way, is not 3,000 abortions per day enough for you?  That’s 2 abortions per minute round the clock all year.

SECOND, an observation about our new president and his recent executive order:

  • News Release:
    President Obama began his campaign to make abortion even easier and more accessible, by overturning a ban on state funding for family-planning groups that carry out or facilitate abortions overseas. Obama signed the executive order canceling the eight-year-old restrictions on Friday, Jan. 23, the third full day of his presidency.
    The so-called “global gag rule” cut off US funding to overseas family planning clinics which provide any abortion services whatsoever, from the operation itself to counseling, referrals or post-abortion services.
    The order won Obama praise from Democratic lawmakers, family planning and women’s rights groups but drew angry condemnation from pro-life organizations and Republicans.
    (End News Release)

Personal comment: I wonder how many Christians gave any consideration to the moral and ethical issues regarding Mr. Obama’s positions on abortion, which on record is abysmal.  I fear this is just the beginning of more serious policy changes that will endanger the lives of even more innocent unborn babies.  He has already promised abortion rights activists that he will sign the Freedom of Choice Act as soon as he got into office.  When he was an Illinois senator, he voted against legislation to protect babies already born from a botched abortion!  He has also supported the horrific and brutal practice of partial-birth abortion.

Although President Obama claims to be a Christian, he is also on record as saying that there are other ways to God, and therefore not through Jesus Christ alone.

  • The following info is from the website of Caryl Productions (full link at end):
    In an interview in 2004 conducted by Cathleen Falsani of the Chicago Sun-Times, he says “I’m rooted in the Christian tradition. I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.”
    Nowhere in the Bible is there any reference to Obama’s many paths.  He clearly rejects a foundational and essential tenet of the Christian faith.
    In that same interview, he was asked if he believed in sin, and responded “Yes”.  Asked to then define sin, he responded with  “Being out of alignment with my values.”
    To the question: “What happens if you have sin in your life?”
    “I think it’s the same thing as the question about heaven,” Obama responded. “In the same way that if I’m true to myself and my faith that that is its own reward, when I’m not true to it, it’s its own punishment.”  Again, this is a total disregard for the teachings of the Bible.
  • When asked about heaven, Obama demonstrated a clear ignorance of the Bible’s teaching on the subject of the afterlife. He answered, “What I believe in is that if I live my life as well as I can, that I will be rewarded. I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die. But I feel very strongly that whether the reward is in the here and now or in the hereafter, the aligning myself to my faith and my values is a good thing.”
  • Perhaps the most telling exchange from Falsani’s interview of Obama was the simple question:  “Who is Jesus to you?”
    To Barack Obama, “Jesus is an historical figure for me, and he’s also a bridge between God and man, in the Christian faith, and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as that means of us reaching something higher. And he’s also a wonderful teacher. I think it’s important for all of us, of whatever faith, to have teachers in the flesh and also teachers in history.”
    In commenting on this interview, Dr. Gary Cass* said:
    “I’m more than a little skeptical of an avowed twenty year Christian who is so blatantly uninformed about the Bible and its teachings. How many of the two billion Christians in the world when asked ‘Who is Jesus?’ would get the answer wrong? How many couldn’t define sin as explained rather succinctly in the Bible?  How many have no idea what heaven has promised in Holy Scripture?”
    END OF ARTICLE REFERENCE

This is not a matter of choosing either politics or religion, and Christians ought to be involved in these areas as well.  Moral considerations need not be thrown out the window or ignored when addressing policy decisions by our leaders, especially involving decisions that affect the life of an unborn child.

My friends, I pray that Barack Obama will be convicted by the Holy Spirit and come to repentance, and acknowledge that Jesus is Lord, and the only true way to the Father.  Please pray for him and other leaders in our government who favor a culture of death by their very approval of every type of legislation which falls on the side of abortion rights.

To read the entire article, click on the following link, or copy and paste into your address line:

http://carylmatrisciana.com/x2/content/view/76/116/

“For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.”

Psalm 139:13-16

*Dr. Gary Cass, Chairman and CEO of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission.