Well, it is but ten more weeks. Tuesday September 3rd, 2002
In about ten weeks we, here in the good ole US of A, will be going to the polls to elect Congressman, Governors, Senators, Mayors, City Councilmen, and others to rule over us. Many of you will forget the fact that the worst members of the US Senate are or were Republicans. Many of you will forget that here in Maine, the pro-life candidate for the northern half of the state is not Republican Raye, but Democrat Mike Michaud.
Around 1950 years ago the half brother of our Lord and Saviour Jesus, wrote to us to remind us that we should judge the person and his positions, not based upon clothing, looks, or political parties, but by his proven positions.
My brethren, have you not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons? For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; and ye have respect to him that wears the gay clothing, and say unto him, "sit thou here in a good place"; and say to the poor, "stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool": Are ye not then being partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
Hearken, my beloved brethren, hath not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He hath promised to them that love Him? But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? Do not they blaspheme that worthy Name (Jesus) by the which ye are called? (James 2:1-7)
Let's look at James writings a bit more carefully in light of the upcoming elections. When you go blindly and vote for a candidate based upon his appearance, party affiliation or the such, and not upon his stands and how they line up with the teachings of Christ, you, in the words of James: "Are ye not then being partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?" In other words you are honoring the man, not for his voting record or positions taken, but instead just because he is a republican or looks good or promises to put an extra chicken in your pot.
In the Second Congressional District of Maine there are two men running, one is a Republican, his name is Raye and he is every bit as pro-abortion as Maine's two Senators, Snowe and Collins. Yet on the other hand there is also running a Democrat, His name is Michael Michaud, he has been a State Rep and then State Senator for years and has the most Pro-Life voting record in the Maine Legislature. Raye on the other hand is a former Collins and Snowe lackey, having bent the knee to both on various occasions and sharing identical political philosophies. He, through his ads, claims to have identical positions as Snowe and Collins on abortion. Snowe and Collins have perfect 100% pro-abortion voting records.
I want this to sink in: If you vote for a candidate who is pro-abortion, you are pro-abortion! It is your responsibility to know where the candidates really stand. For had the two Republican Senators form Maine, Collins and Snowe, voted to uphold the ban on partial birth abortion, partial birth abortion would now have been illegal in the USA for five years and a half million or so babies would be alive.
I don't care what Democrat Mike Michaud's positions on taxes, health care, or anything else are, he is pro-life and has the voting record to prove it and if you call yourself anti-abortion and pro-life and vote for Republican baby hater Raye in ten weeks, then you are a liar, you are not pro-life, you are pro-abortion! I will even go further, I will say this with no hesitation, if you are not pro-life, you are not a Born Again Christian!
Now, in the First congressional district of Maine, just the opposite is true, the Democrat, incumbent Allen is the pro-abortion baby hater, while Steve Joyce the Republican is the one that offers the baby in the womb a chance of life. And while Steve Joyce is not as pro-life as Mike Michaud, he is light years ahead of Allen.
Since 1973, over seventy million babies have been murdered while trapped in the supposed safety of their mothers wombs. Do you really think God is going to turn the other check as you vote for men who will support the continuation this slaughter?
Read this carefully: A bit over two thousand years ago, God left the comfort of His throne room and came to earth as a speck in the womb of a young Jewish Virgin named Mary. God spent nine months in Mary's womb and then was born as a human child named Jesus. Do you think for even one moment that God is going to forgive the slaughter of what He once was, a baby in the womb?
Do you not think He will ask you; What did the baby do?, Why did you kill your baby?
When you support, by your vote, those who support abortion, you spit in the face of God. You support the destruction of one who is made in God's image. For God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: Who is the US? Who is the Our? The Us and the Our in Genesis 1:26 is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. What is the image of Jesus? Jesus started His time here on earth, not as grown up, but as a speck in the womb of Mary. And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
And the angel came in unto her, and said, "Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women." And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, "Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call His name JESUS." (Luke 1:26-31)
We who are Christ's hold the deciding votes. If we vote Pro-Life, the Pro-Life candidate will win. If we stay home or vote for the pro-abortion candidate, the pro-abortion candidate will win. If you put anything ahead of the candidates position on abortion, you may very well be condemning another seventy million babies to death by slow torture, by being ripped apart or slowly eaten up by a salt water solution. You have ten weeks to decide where you stand, are you going to be a good little democrat or republican and vote the party line. Or are you going to take a stand for Christ and vote based solely upon what that man will do with his vote when the life of the baby in the womb is on the line?
Once again: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon! (Matthew 6:24)
The decision is yours, President Bush is a president that can and does read the political wind. If he sees a strong Pro-Life vote, he will be strongly Pro-Life.
To help you with today's thought, please review this page: http://www.christianpatriot.com/mommy.htm
To get a handle on the upcoming series, you may want to check out: http://www.christianpatriot.com/george.htm
May our Lord and Saviour, Christ Jesus, give us the strength to end abortion. Amen.
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