Usually Leftists do “hate hoaxes,” but Planned Parenthood apparently does “hack hoaxes” — just not very well

Now just a minute, people!  Sure, they crush and dismember unwanted children for a living then supplement their income by selling their body parts, but they would never stoop to a fake hacking!!

Via Did Planned Parenthood fake being hacked?

This hack was so sudden and caught them so off guard they had a completely scripted html page titled “Campaigns” ready to go just in case.

— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 30, 2015

Another Twitter user noted that Planned Parenthood was busy crying wolf on Facebook, too:

LOL! Actually @PPact changed their facebook post about the fake “hacking” FOUR TIMES. Wow you suck at false attacks. pic.twitter.com/hvprhrWnuV

— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) July 30, 2015

Interestingly, though Planned Parenthood claims to be hacked, they are able to accept donations just fine.

All together, things look pretty suspicious.

A review of the source code of the main page that appears at PlannedParenthood.org shows that as of 9:30 a.m. today, the page is listed as a “Campaign” and uses a specific template named “Site Down Tempalte” (the typo is theirs). The same page then directs visitors to the Facebook page of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political fundraising arm of the nation’s largest abortion provider. The web page for PPAF–which can be accessed via both plannedparenthoodaction.org and ppaction.org–repeats the same hacking claims and contains the exact same source code and template used on the PlannedParenthood.org page.

And that’s where Planned Parenthood’s hacking facade begins to crumble. On the splash page declaring that the organization was hacked, visitors are asked “Why do you stand with Planned Parenthood” and invited to share their stories on a separate page housed at ppaction.org.

And wouldn’t you know it, that page functions perfectly. No sign of hacking. No sign of intrusion. Just a perfectly functional and secure web page that exists solely to build Planned Parenthood’s mailing list.

This supposed attack comes right around the same time that Planned Parenthood hired a new PR firm, SKDKnickerbocker, which promptly sent out a memo to the media instructing them not to cover any videos released by the Center for Medical Progress in the future. Was this hack job cooked up by someone at SKDKnickerbocker? And whoever planned to claim that Planned Parenthood was hacked, why would they not try to cover their tracks more? They don’t even seem to be trying to hide the fact that this was a fake attack, created to raise money and gain sympathy.

 

These Planned Parenthood videos are changing minds!

The “Christian” Left and other pro-aborts can’t see it, but the middle ground can.  The videos exposing the inner workings of Planned Parenthood are making a difference.  Thanks to all of you who have had the courage to share these on social media.  The mainstream media is working overtime to hide these, but we are making it hard on them.  They look more and more foolish every day.

Please continue to share these videos and the discussions about them. We know that the killing of these children is just as evil whether they profit from selling the body parts or not, but the fact is that people in the middle ground are finally seeing more of the truth about abortion, and they are changing sides! This is great news.

Will we ever get Cecile Richards, who makes over $500,000 per year from killing children, to switch sides? Or the Molech-worshiping “Christian” Left, who insists that life begins as the first breath? Doubtful. But that isn’t our goal. We are trying to persuade the middle ground.

Via Viewers react in horror to third undercover Planned Parenthood video, which was before the 4th video came out.

Dane Trumbore 1 day ago (edited)

“Even though I thought I knew how barbaric abortion is, I never really saw just how bad it really is and how deep it goes until now.”

Garrett Monson 1 day ago

“i was on the fence about abortion until i saw this”

Chris Jones 1 day ago

+Garrett Monson “Me too. I was actually more sympathetic to the pro-choice, until I watched this. This should be mandatory viewing before every abortion is conducted I believe.”

For those of us who’ve lived in a post Roe world all of our lives, to change our views on a ‘right’ that’s defended by our government is a big deal. The man below is not pro-life but he’s outraged by Planned Parenthood’s actions:

Oliver Witherspoon 1 day ago (edited)

The people at Planned Parenthood are so desensitized, they don’t seem to even realize how twisted and sick their conscious minds have become. I’m not even a family man, I’m a bachelor living in liberal-land Seattle and this makes me nauseous. I couldn’t live with myself if I was part of this monstrosity.  Up to 24 weeks!!!?? 6 month old’s?? Carving up body parts and selling them like they’re selling apples at a farmers market. Absolutely Horrific

This viewer admits to being a pro-choicer, who is now looking for evidence to possibly make a change. The viewer even asks for others to provide information to help in the decision process:

MM Marcus 13 hours ago

I am still on the fence on abortion. However, I’m leaning toward pro-life after these videos. I used to be a very conservative pro-choicer to begin with. ….. Anyone wants to tip me over the fence?

Some viewers plainly shared their feelings of disgust and outrage after viewing a fetus being picked apart for valuable pieces:

magorkel 5 hours ago

“these freaks are Frankensteins.”

stokedonstipen 9 hours ago

“I’m repulsed.”

Connie Atkinson 11 hours ago

“I am gobsmacked that Cecil the lion evokes more outrage than this. Holy sh**, are we in trouble!”

This man uses expressive language (edited) to share his horror. His last sentence is a weighty one:

cculb1 1 day ago

holy f***ing sh** man. i have seen a lot of messed up sh** on the internet. i’ve seen mexican cartel guys get their head sawed off with a chain saw… but i just had a new baby girl about 1.5 years ago and my wife is about to have our new boy any day now, and i’m going to have to say that this probably disturbs me more than anything i’ve ever seen.

Hopefully the woman below will call for Planned Parenthood’s defunding when she fully realizes the truth exposed in these videos:

sara gaste 1 day ago

I am Pro Choice but not Pro profit of tissue!  Tissue should only be donated if desired for medical research.etc. these people need to be de funded if there is any truth to this

This viewer is like many others who are personally pro-life but feel they can’t impose their beliefs on others. Yet she admits seeing these videos is causing her disgust to grow:

Helen Anderson 1 hour ago

Personally I think abortion is murder. That being said I don’t feel it is another person’s right to tell a woman what to do with her body, especially in the case of incest, rape or a medical emergency. But after watching this video I can’t help but feel disgusted and horrified with what mankind can do to innocent human beings who are not only disposed of by the thousands every year, but also sold so that greedy immoral people can get rich. Honestly it nearly made me throw up.

The latest documentation of their atrocities, staring off with a typical lie by Cecile Richards, PP’s CEO.

Acts 21

Greetings!  This is part of the read-the-New-Testament-in-a-year series running from June 2015 – May 2016.*  Please read and enjoy the word of God and feel free to leave comments and/or ask questions.  Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal his truths to you.  Don’t just focus on what you don’t understand.  Think carefully about the things that are clear to you.

Acts 21 (ESV)

1 And when we had parted from them and set sail, we came by a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara. 2 And having found a ship crossing to Phoenicia, we went aboard and set sail. 3 When we had come in sight of Cyprus, leaving it on the left we sailed to Syria and landed at Tyre, for there the ship was to unload its cargo. 4 And having sought out the disciples, we stayed there for seven days. And through the Spirit they were telling Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. 5 When our days there were ended, we departed and went on our journey, and they all, with wives and children, accompanied us until we were outside the city. And kneeling down on the beach, we prayed 6 and said farewell to one another. Then we went on board the ship, and they returned home.

7 When we had finished the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais, and we greeted the brothers and stayed with them for one day. 8 On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him. 9 He had four unmarried daughters, who prophesied. 10 While we were staying for many days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. 11 And coming to us, he took Paul’s belt and bound his own feet and hands and said, “Thus says the Holy Spirit, ‘This is how the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’ ” 12 When we heard this, we and the people there urged him not to go up to Jerusalem. 13 Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” 14 And since he would not be persuaded, we ceased and said, “Let the will of the Lord be done.”

15 After these days we got ready and went up to Jerusalem. 16 And some of the disciples from Caesarea went with us, bringing us to the house of Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we should lodge.

17 When we had come to Jerusalem, the brothers received us gladly. 18 On the following day Paul went in with us to James, and all the elders were present. 19 After greeting them, he related one by one the things that God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry. 20 And when they heard it, they glorified God. And they said to him, “You see, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed. They are all zealous for the law, 21 and they have been told about you that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children or walk according to our customs. 22 What then is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come. 23 Do therefore what we tell you. We have four men who are under a vow; 24 take these men and purify yourself along with them and pay their expenses, so that they may shave their heads. Thus all will know that there is nothing in what they have been told about you, but that you yourself also live in observance of the law. 25 But as for the Gentiles who have believed, we have sent a letter with our judgment that they should abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled, and from sexual immorality.” 26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day he purified himself along with them and went into the temple, giving notice when the days of purification would be fulfilled and the offering presented for each one of them.

27 When the seven days were almost completed, the Jews from Asia, seeing him in the temple, stirred up the whole crowd and laid hands on him, 28 crying out, “Men of Israel, help! This is the man who is teaching everyone everywhere against the people and the law and this place. Moreover, he even brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place.” 29 For they had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian with him in the city, and they supposed that Paul had brought him into the temple. 30 Then all the city was stirred up, and the people ran together. They seized Paul and dragged him out of the temple, and at once the gates were shut. 31 And as they were seeking to kill him, word came to the tribune of the cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion. 32 He at once took soldiers and centurions and ran down to them. And when they saw the tribune and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul. 33 Then the tribune came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He inquired who he was and what he had done. 34 Some in the crowd were shouting one thing, some another. And as he could not learn the facts because of the uproar, he ordered him to be brought into the barracks. 35 And when he came to the steps, he was actually carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the crowd, 36 for the mob of the people followed, crying out, “Away with him!”

37 As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the tribune, “May I say something to you?” And he said, “Do you know Greek? 38 Are you not the Egyptian, then, who recently stirred up a revolt and led the four thousand men of the Assassins out into the wilderness?” 39 Paul replied, “I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no obscure city. I beg you, permit me to speak to the people.” 40 And when he had given him permission, Paul, standing on the steps, motioned with his hand to the people. And when there was a great hush, he addressed them in the Hebrew language, saying:

*If you missed anything you can always catch up later.  Just dive in!

We will go in order other than spreading the Gospels throughout the year.  We’ll start with Luke, then Acts, some of Paul’s letters, Matthew, more letters, Mark, more letters plus Revelation and then close with John.

Remember, this is the word of God.  The original writings turned out exactly as God and the human writers wanted them to.  If you aren’t a believer, give it a try.  If you are a believer, you’ll want to be in the practice of hearing from God every day through his chosen primary means of communicating to us.

No surprise: The “Christian” Left supports killing children up to their first breath then selling their body parts for profit

I visited the “Christian” Left Facebook page to confirm my hypothesis that they are still on board with the legality and morality of crushing and dismembering unwanted human beings up to their first breath then selling their body parts for profit.  They confirmed it with their top post. And their BFF — rich, white, old socialist Bernie Sanders — is right there with them.  Their caption to this was “PREACH!!!”

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The only thing getting smeared is the guts of the babies they killed.

Of course, they spout the canard about “women controlling their own bodies,” but they deliberately ignore the bodies of those killed in the abortions. Everyone knows that, of course, but the latest PP video is a stark reminder:

Buyer: “Was that crack, the little bits of the skull?”
PP assistant, dissecting an 11-week human fetus: “Mhm. I just want to see one leg… Here’s a foot.”
PP abortionist: “It’s a baby.”
Buyer: “Is that the heart?”
PP assistant: “Here’s the heart. My fingers will smush it if I try to get it out.”
PP abortionist: “So do people want brain? What do they do with brain? Do people do stuff with eyeballs?”
PP assistant: “Here’s a stomach, heart, kidney… And [it’s] another boy!”

So there was another body involved — and it was a boy!  A dead boy.  Chopped up in pieces and ready to be sold.  Interesting how they “knew” the gender.

The “Christian” Left is far more extreme in their pro-abortion agenda than the average pro-choice person.  They insist that life begins at the first breath and insist that Jesus is fine with killing unwanted children until that point.  I realize how ridiculous their views sound and how many people must think I’m making a straw-man argument.  But that is just because their own words are so clear and extreme: “According to the bible, a fetus is not a living person with a soul until after drawing its first breath.”  More here about how to respond, with full, in-context quotes from them.

The “Christian” Left is not Christian.  Words mean things.  Real Christians do not deny the deity and exclusivity of Christ, mock the Bible, and more.  And they don’t circle the wagons to protect those who kill unwanted children for a living, sell their body parts for profit and then lie about it, hide rapists and sex traffickers, pervert the minds of children, and more.

If you are in a “Christian” Left “church,” get out now and find a real one.

———-

P.S. And remember that while the “Christian” Left pretends to care about blacks, abortions kill blacks at a rate three times that of whites.  It is the ultimate “social injustice” and “institutional racism” and it is made possible by these wolves.  The real racism is the Leftist pro-abortion, pro-genocide machinery that crushes, dismembers and sells blacks for profit at a rate three times that of whites, the policies that encourage single motherhood and the resulting drugs/crime/dropouts/homelessness/etc., the illegal immigration policies that suppress black wages and take black jobs and the race-baiters who stoke the flames of racism for profit.  And the real racism is pretending that blacks can only succeed when white Leftists help them.

Acts 20

Greetings!  This is part of the read-the-New-Testament-in-a-year series running from June 2015 – May 2016.*  Please read and enjoy the word of God and feel free to leave comments and/or ask questions.  Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal his truths to you.  Don’t just focus on what you don’t understand.  Think carefully about the things that are clear to you.

Acts 20 (ESV)

1 After the uproar ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them, he said farewell and departed for Macedonia. 2 When he had gone through those regions and had given them much encouragement, he came to Greece. 3 There he spent three months, and when a plot was made against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia. 4 Sopater the Berean, son of Pyrrhus, accompanied him; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and the Asians, Tychicus and Trophimus. 5 These went on ahead and were waiting for us at Troas, 6 but we sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days we came to them at Troas, where we stayed for seven days.

7 On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight. 8 There were many lamps in the upper room where we were gathered. 9 And a young man named Eutychus, sitting at the window, sank into a deep sleep as Paul talked still longer. And being overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead. 10 But Paul went down and bent over him, and taking him in his arms, said, “Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him.” 11 And when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed. 12 And they took the youth away alive, and were not a little comforted.

13 But going ahead to the ship, we set sail for Assos, intending to take Paul aboard there, for so he had arranged, intending himself to go by land. 14 And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and went to Mitylene. 15 And sailing from there we came the following day opposite Chios; the next day we touched at Samos; and the day after that we went to Miletus. 16 For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia, for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost.

17 Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him. 18 And when they came to him, he said to them:

“You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia, 19 serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews; 20 how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house, 21 testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. 22 And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, constrained by the Spirit, not knowing what will happen to me there, 23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and afflictions await me. 24 But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. 25 And now, behold, I know that none of you among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom will see my face again. 26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all, 27 for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. 28 Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. 29 I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. 31 Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears. 32 And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33 I coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel. 34 You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities and to those who were with me. 35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

36 And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. 37 And there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced Paul and kissed him, 38 being sorrowful most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they accompanied him to the ship.

*If you missed anything you can always catch up later.  Just dive in!

We will go in order other than spreading the Gospels throughout the year.  We’ll start with Luke, then Acts, some of Paul’s letters, Matthew, more letters, Mark, more letters plus Revelation and then close with John.

Remember, this is the word of God.  The original writings turned out exactly as God and the human writers wanted them to.  If you aren’t a believer, give it a try.  If you are a believer, you’ll want to be in the practice of hearing from God every day through his chosen primary means of communicating to us.

Somehow I missed this Planned Parenthood atrocity . . .

But in my defense, there are so darned many of them.

Not content to just protect rapists and sex traffickers, they “offered to set up involuntary abortions on underage prostitutes who “can’t speak English” and “won’t know what’s going on.””  Via How many crimes has Planned Parenthood committed? Only one way to find out:

Not that law breaking is anything new for Planned Parenthood. Incase after case, Planned Parenthood staff have failed to report evidence of sexual abuse. Instead, they’ve performed cover-up abortions that have kept abusers out of jail and left their victims suffering.

Live Action has proven that these weren’t isolated incidents. Investigative teams visited Planned Parenthood centers across the country with hidden cameras; time and again, they found Planned Parenthood staff who were willing to protect predators. One of them offered to set up involuntary abortions on underage prostitutes who “can’t speak English” and “won’t know what’s going on.

Are you surprised that Hillary Clinton won Planned Parenthood’s “Margaret Sanger” award (Sanger was a vile eugenicist) and that Clinton and the “Christian” Left offer unwavering support to PP?

Acts 19

Greetings!  This is part of the read-the-New-Testament-in-a-year series running from June 2015 – May 2016.*  Please read and enjoy the word of God and feel free to leave comments and/or ask questions.  Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal his truths to you.  Don’t just focus on what you don’t understand.  Think carefully about the things that are clear to you.

Acts 19 (ESV)

1 And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. 2 And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” 3 And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John’s baptism.” 4 And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.” 5 On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying. 7 There were about twelve men in all.

8 And he entered the synagogue and for three months spoke boldly, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God. 9 But when some became stubborn and continued in unbelief, speaking evil of the Way before the congregation, he withdrew from them and took the disciples with him, reasoning daily in the hall of Tyrannus. 10 This continued for two years, so that all the residents of Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.

11 And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them. 13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists undertook to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul proclaims.” 14 Seven sons of a Jewish high priest named Sceva were doing this. 15 But the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I recognize, but who are you?” 16 And the man in whom was the evil spirit leaped on them, mastered all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 17 And this became known to all the residents of Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks. And fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled. 18 Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices. 19 And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20 So the word of the Lord continued to increase and prevail mightily.

21 Now after these events Paul resolved in the Spirit to pass through Macedonia and Achaia and go to Jerusalem, saying, “After I have been there, I must also see Rome.” 22 And having sent into Macedonia two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while.

23 About that time there arose no little disturbance concerning the Way. 24 For a man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought no little business to the craftsmen. 25 These he gathered together, with the workmen in similar trades, and said, “Men, you know that from this business we have our wealth. 26 And you see and hear that not only in Ephesus but in almost all of Asia this Paul has persuaded and turned away a great many people, saying that gods made with hands are not gods. 27 And there is danger not only that this trade of ours may come into disrepute but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis may be counted as nothing, and that she may even be deposed from her magnificence, she whom all Asia and the world worship.”

28 When they heard this they were enraged and were crying out, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” 29 So the city was filled with the confusion, and they rushed together into the theater, dragging with them Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians who were Paul’s companions in travel. 30 But when Paul wished to go in among the crowd, the disciples would not let him. 31 And even some of the Asiarchs, who were friends of his, sent to him and were urging him not to venture into the theater. 32 Now some cried out one thing, some another, for the assembly was in confusion, and most of them did not know why they had come together. 33 Some of the crowd prompted Alexander, whom the Jews had put forward. And Alexander, motioning with his hand, wanted to make a defense to the crowd. 34 But when they recognized that he was a Jew, for about two hours they all cried out with one voice, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”

35 And when the town clerk had quieted the crowd, he said, “Men of Ephesus, who is there who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is temple keeper of the great Artemis, and of the sacred stone that fell from the sky? 36 Seeing then that these things cannot be denied, you ought to be quiet and do nothing rash. 37 For you have brought these men here who are neither sacrilegious nor blasphemers of our goddess. 38 If therefore Demetrius and the craftsmen with him have a complaint against anyone, the courts are open, and there are proconsuls. Let them bring charges against one another. 39 But if you seek anything further, it shall be settled in the regular assembly. 40 For we really are in danger of being charged with rioting today, since there is no cause that we can give to justify this commotion.” 41 And when he had said these things, he dismissed the assembly.

*If you missed anything you can always catch up later.  Just dive in!

We will go in order other than spreading the Gospels throughout the year.  We’ll start with Luke, then Acts, some of Paul’s letters, Matthew, more letters, Mark, more letters plus Revelation and then close with John.

Remember, this is the word of God.  The original writings turned out exactly as God and the human writers wanted them to.  If you aren’t a believer, give it a try.  If you are a believer, you’ll want to be in the practice of hearing from God every day through his chosen primary means of communicating to us.

Acts 18

Greetings!  This is part of the read-the-New-Testament-in-a-year series running from June 2015 – May 2016.*  Please read and enjoy the word of God and feel free to leave comments and/or ask questions.  Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal his truths to you.  Don’t just focus on what you don’t understand.  Think carefully about the things that are clear to you.

Acts 18 (ESV)

1 After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them, 3 and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. 4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks.

5 When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with the word, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus. 6 And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.” 7 And he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God. His house was next door to the synagogue. 8 Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized. 9 And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, 10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people.” 11 And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal, 13 saying, “This man is persuading people to worship God contrary to the law.” 14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of wrongdoing or vicious crime, O Jews, I would have reason to accept your complaint. 15 But since it is a matter of questions about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of these things.” 16 And he drove them from the tribunal. 17 And they all seized Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the tribunal. But Gallio paid no attention to any of this.

18 After this, Paul stayed many days longer and then took leave of the brothers and set sail for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had cut his hair, for he was under a vow. 19 And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there, but he himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to stay for a longer period, he declined. 21 But on taking leave of them he said, “I will return to you if God wills,” and he set sail from Ephesus.

22 When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and then went down to Antioch. 23 After spending some time there, he departed and went from one place to the next through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

24 Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. 27 And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed, 28 for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.

*If you missed anything you can always catch up later.  Just dive in!

We will go in order other than spreading the Gospels throughout the year.  We’ll start with Luke, then Acts, some of Paul’s letters, Matthew, more letters, Mark, more letters plus Revelation and then close with John.

Remember, this is the word of God.  The original writings turned out exactly as God and the human writers wanted them to.  If you aren’t a believer, give it a try.  If you are a believer, you’ll want to be in the practice of hearing from God every day through his chosen primary means of communicating to us.

I really, really wish I was making this up about false teacher Chuck Currie’s alma mater

But I’m not.  They really are that evil.  A post about the perverse, God-mocking “Christian” Left noted the following.  Via The assisted suicide of Christianity:

One recent example is the distribution of free condoms by Chicago Theological Seminary, an affiliate of the United Church of Christ (UCC).

At last week’s 2015 Wild Goose Festival attendees received condom packages designed with a colored image of a rainbow flame, an LGBT variation of the UCC’s logo.

Printed above the flame are instructions: “Chicago Theological Seminary, Take Two (For the second coming!)”. The text blatantly suggests Jesus Christ’s second coming relates to one needing two condoms for multiple partners or multiple orgasms.

In other words, a “Christian” seminary is likening the Second Coming of Christ to gay sex.

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Yes, that’s where false teacher Chuck Currie of the UCC (Unitarians Counterfeiting Christ) got his “PhD” in “theology.”  Of course he is a pro-abortion extremist, denies that Jesus is divine, denies that Jesus is the only way to salvation, is a pro-LGBTQX extremist, etc.  These people are putting The Onion out of business.  How can you parody such frauds?

Oh, and the Wild Goat Festival is a favorite of my “Christian” Left buddies.  Surprise!

If you can’t see what anti-Christians they are, you are part of the problem.

Acts 17

Greetings!  This is part of the read-the-New-Testament-in-a-year series running from June 2015 – May 2016.*  Please read and enjoy the word of God and feel free to leave comments and/or ask questions.  Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal his truths to you.  Don’t just focus on what you don’t understand.  Think carefully about the things that are clear to you.

Acts 17 (ESV)

1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. 2 And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3 explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.” 4 And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women. 5 But the Jews were jealous, and taking some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd. 6 And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, 7 and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.” 8 And the people and the city authorities were disturbed when they heard these things. 9 And when they had taken money as security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.

10 The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. 11 Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. 12 Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men. 13 But when the Jews from Thessalonica learned that the word of God was proclaimed by Paul at Berea also, they came there too, agitating and stirring up the crowds. 14 Then the brothers immediately sent Paul off on his way to the sea, but Silas and Timothy remained there. 15 Those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens, and after receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they departed.

16 Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. 18 Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. And some said, “What does this babbler wish to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection. 19 And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? 20 For you bring some strange things to our ears. We wish to know therefore what these things mean.” 21 Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new.

22 So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, ‘To the unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. 24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. 26 And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, 27 that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, 28 for

“ ‘In him we live and move and have our being’;

as even some of your own poets have said,

“ ‘For we are indeed his offspring.’

29 Being then God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. 30 The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, 31 because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

32 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked. But others said, “We will hear you again about this.” 33 So Paul went out from their midst. 34 But some men joined him and believed, among whom also were Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them.

*If you missed anything you can always catch up later.  Just dive in!

We will go in order other than spreading the Gospels throughout the year.  We’ll start with Luke, then Acts, some of Paul’s letters, Matthew, more letters, Mark, more letters plus Revelation and then close with John.

Remember, this is the word of God.  The original writings turned out exactly as God and the human writers wanted them to.  If you aren’t a believer, give it a try.  If you are a believer, you’ll want to be in the practice of hearing from God every day through his chosen primary means of communicating to us.

The reason the Left loves the “climate change” charade

This is a really important concept for everyone to understand. It is one of the reasons the Left loves vague but all-encompassing topics like “climate change.” Once they bribe or coerce the scientific community to agree with their lies they have unprecedented control over the populace. And no matter what happens, they win. They have no accountability. If the weather gets warmer, their solution is more government. If it gets cooler, same solution. If it goes up and down? More government.

Too bad so many low-information voters believe the lies, and too bad so many wicked people like the “Christian” Left spread them.

These “useful idiots” are leading us to destruction and don’t realize they’ll get destroyed themselves.

Planned Parenthood, the media and the rest of the Left are all lying about profiting from the sale of dead babies

But that just fits in with their unspoken motto: Never be surprised at the depravity of people who kill or support the killing of unwanted children.

Planned Parenthood and their allies continually pretend that they don’t profit from sale of the body parts of the children they have killed.  How do I know they are lying?  I’m a finance executive / CPA with 30 years of experience.  But you don’t need that to know how they are trying to deceive people.  Anyone with the most basic understanding of accounting — or even just some common sense — can see by Planned Parenthood’s own words that they profit from the sale.

Their claim is that they just want — and can only accept — reimbursement for actual costs. Even if that was true, they would still benefit by the sale of the dead babies.  Example: Selling dead babies doesn’t require them to add any building space, so by allocating part of their building costs to the sale of the dead babies they have reduced their remaining costs.  Less costs = more profit.  And that would apply to any other allocations of assets, salaries, utilities, etc.

But they don’t just benefit that way.  You can tell by their unedited words that they are negotiating the prices for the dead babies.  If they were really just recovering their costs then there would be nothing to negotiate.  Think about it: No matter what the buyers would offer, PP would just respond that their costs are $X, and that is all they can accept.  Lamborghinis, anyone?

Oh, and did I mention that they sell dead babies by the piece?  Yeah.  And how did the babies die?  By the hands of these butchers who are willing to risk the health of the mothers by altering the abortion procedures for profit.

Anyone repeating the lie that they don’t profit from the sales of the dead baby parts is either malicious or a useful idiot.

Acts 16

Greetings!  This is part of the read-the-New-Testament-in-a-year series running from June 2015 – May 2016.*  Please read and enjoy the word of God and feel free to leave comments and/or ask questions.  Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal his truths to you.  Don’t just focus on what you don’t understand.  Think carefully about the things that are clear to you.

Acts 16 (ESV)

1 Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek. 2 He was well spoken of by the brothers at Lystra and Iconium. 3 Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. 4 As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decisions that had been reached by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem. 5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily.

6 And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. 7 And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them. 8 So, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas. 9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10 And when Paul had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

11 So, setting sail from Troas, we made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis, 12 and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days. 13 And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together. 14 One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. 15 And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.

16 As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and us, crying out, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation.” 18 And this she kept doing for many days. Paul, having become greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour.

19 But when her owners saw that their hope of gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers. 20 And when they had brought them to the magistrates, they said, “These men are Jews, and they are disturbing our city. 21 They advocate customs that are not lawful for us as Romans to accept or practice.” 22 The crowd joined in attacking them, and the magistrates tore the garments off them and gave orders to beat them with rods. 23 And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, ordering the jailer to keep them safely. 24 Having received this order, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, 26 and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened. 27 When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” 29 And the jailer called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas. 30 Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family. 34 Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God.

35 But when it was day, the magistrates sent the police, saying, “Let those men go.” 36 And the jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, “The magistrates have sent to let you go. Therefore come out now and go in peace.” 37 But Paul said to them, “They have beaten us publicly, uncondemned, men who are Roman citizens, and have thrown us into prison; and do they now throw us out secretly? No! Let them come themselves and take us out.” 38 The police reported these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Roman citizens. 39 So they came and apologized to them. And they took them out and asked them to leave the city. 40 So they went out of the prison and visited Lydia. And when they had seen the brothers, they encouraged them and departed.

*If you missed anything you can always catch up later.  Just dive in!

We will go in order other than spreading the Gospels throughout the year.  We’ll start with Luke, then Acts, some of Paul’s letters, Matthew, more letters, Mark, more letters plus Revelation and then close with John.

Remember, this is the word of God.  The original writings turned out exactly as God and the human writers wanted them to.  If you aren’t a believer, give it a try.  If you are a believer, you’ll want to be in the practice of hearing from God every day through his chosen primary means of communicating to us.

Pro-abortion extremist Hillary Clinton doubles down on Planned Parenthood

I have to admit I’m slightly surprised.  I thought that this thoroughly unlikable woman would use the only viable skill she has besides monetizing power, which is to hide and say nothing.  But she loves the child-killing, rapist-hiding, dismembered baby-selling ghouls at Planned Parenthood so much that she came out of her hole.  Via Hillary Clinton on Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts: They’re “Important Services”

Instead of condemning the practice of selling aborted baby body parts, Clinton rose to the defense of the beleaguered abortion corporation, saying Planned Parenthood offers “important services.”

Well, to her and the “Christian” Left the ability to kill unwanted children is very important.

“I don’t have all the facts but Planned Parenthood has apologized for the insensitivity of the employee who was taped and they will continue to answer questions for congress and others, but for more than a century planned parenthood has provided essential services for women,” Clinton said.

Yes, if only she wouldn’t negotiate so callously about killing 7 lb. babies more carefully and chopping them up for sale then it would be just fine that she kills 7 lb. babies more carefully and chops them up for sale.

“Not just reproductive health services, including access to affordable family planning, but cancer screenings, for example and other health checkup.”

Bzzzzzt.  “Reproductive freedom/choice/justice/rights/health/etc.” are false, Orwellian, anti-scientific terms. They apply to birth control, not abortion, because abortion destroys a human being who has already been reproduced. That is a scientific fact confirmed by any mainstream embryology textbook and basic logic. It is a deadly and evil phrase. Yes, they have a right to reproduce, but no, they shouldn’t have the right to kill human beings who have already been reproduced. Never let pro-aborts get away with using that phrase.

Clinton the went on to attack the pro-life advocates who conducted the undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood officials selling the body parts of aborted babies.

Yeah, it isn’t the child-killing, rapist-protecting, dismembered baby part-selling ghouls who are the problem, it is those down people who tell you about them!

“I think it is unfortunate that Planned Parenthood had been the object of such a concerted attacks for so many years and it’s really an attack against women’s rights to choose [TO HAVE THEIR CHILDREN CRUSHED, DISMEMBERED AND SOLD OFF IN PARTS], to make the most personal, difficult decisions that any women would face based on her faith and her medical advice that she is given.

Because if your “Christian” Left “religion” says you can kill your children, and if you “struggle” with the decision to kill your children, and the abortionist you never talk to agrees to cash your check to kill your children, then it must be OK!

So I am hoping that this situation will not further undermine the very important services that Planned Parenthood provides,” she concluded.

What a ghoul.  I’m glad the Republicans can tie her to Planned Parenthood so cleanly.

About those “affirming” churches . . .

The “Christian” Left likes to refer to their churches as “affirming.”  It is typical Orwellian talk coming from those who use the words “equality” and “love” with the same precision that the Supreme Court uses for “states.”

The Bible directly addresses those who affirm sinful behavior.

First, the background.  Here is the state of non-believers:

Romans 1:18–20 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Ouch!  That’s going to leave a mark.

Then the Holy Spirit and Paul search for an example of that rebellion.  There are countless grievous sins against God, but here is the Exhibit A that they just “happened” to use:

Romans 1:26–27 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

Pretty clear, eh?  But the “Christian” Left relies on people’s willful ignorance of the scriptures and twists that passage all sorts of different ways.

  • They say it was about male / boy relationships, though the text says men and men.
  • They say it was about temple prostitutes, though the text doesn’t mention temple prostitutes, temples or prostitutes.  Oh, and there were no lesbian temple prostitutes.
  • They say the “real” sin is acting outside of your own “nature,” but that ignores that the Greek refers to the natural functions of the genders, not some fictional “born that way” “orientation.”  And if their version was true, then this prime example would apply to absolutely no one!  Think about it: If the only real sin was acting outside your natural desires, then everyone could just defend themselves to God by saying they did what they wanted to do.  Which is exactly the problem!  Lesbians would say their nature was to have sex with women, bisexuals would say it was to have sex with both genders, etc.
  • They say that Paul didn’t know about “committed, loving” same-sex relationships.  But that cheats on several levels.  It assumes that the Holy Spirit wasn’t involved in the writing (that’s an ejector-seat argument for the “Christian” Left on most issues).  And it assumes the behavior isn’t sinful instead of proving it.  Their question-begging ignores that if the behavior is sinful then it could never be loving.  Finally, even without that double fail, they have zero evidence to support that Paul didn’t know of any of the relationships they have in mind.

So after that bullet-proof indictment of homosexual behavior, we get this.  Note where God addresses the “affirming” churches.

Romans 1:28–32 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

The “Christian” Left thinks they are being loving by affirming sinful behavior, but they are only loving themselves and their popularity with the world.  If you really love people tempted by same-sex attractions you won’t grandstand on their sins just because they aren’t temptations to you, but you will share the truth with them.

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Bonus: The Bible couldn’t be more clear. Bible-believing Christians and even two out of the three types of pro-gay people* (religious or not) can see these truths:

– 100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior describe it as sin in the clearest and strongest possible terms.
– 100% of the verses referring to God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman.
– 100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children).
– 0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions of any kind. There are no exceptions for “committed” relationships.
– 0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to LGBT couples parenting children.

Having said that, I believe that Christians should support and encourage those who are fighting same-sex attraction. And no one needs to grandstand on the issue before getting to the Good News of the cross:

* The three general types of pro-gay theology people:

1. “The Bible says homosexuality is wrong but it isn’t the word of God.” (Obviously non-Christians)
2. “The Bible says it is wrong but God changed his mind and is only telling the theological Left.” (Only about 10 things wrong with that.)
3. “The Bible is the word of God but you are just misunderstanding it” (Uh, no, not really.)