The NAACP Has Become the Antithesis of Their Founding

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It often amazes me how some groups end up doing just the opposite of what they set out to do. The NAACP is the latest organization where this truth has become obvious. It seems that Lifenews.com, a pro-life organization has drawn the ire and a threat of a lawsuit because the organization is making it obvious and known to all how the NAACP loves to support the abortion of children, especially black children. From the story at Lifenews.com:

Through our attorney, LifeNews has issued a response to the NAACP, which recently sent us an a letter attempting to intimidate LifeNews and pressure us to stop reporting on its long-standing pro-abortion position and opposition to pro-life legislation to protect black babies from abortion.

In February, the NAACP threatened to sue LifeNews.com and Ryan Bomberger, a LifeNews blogger , for a column that took the civil rights organization to task over its abortion position. The NAACP is upset about a column Bomberger wrote at LifeNews titled, “NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People,” which notes the organization’s 44th Annual Image Awards.

Following the piece, the NAACP sent Bomberger, the director of the Radiance Foundation, and LifeNews a threatening letterclaiming infringement on its name and logo for including it in the opinion column. Eventually the NAACP dropped LifeNews from its attempt to silence Bomberger’s pro-life reporting.

In a departure from centuries of case law defending the right to free speech, U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Jackson issued a ridiculous order essentially denying Bomberger’s free speech and preventing him from writing, producing or saying anything criticizing the NAACP over its pro-abortion position.

Not content to stifle Bomberger’s free speech and even though the lawsuit is not final — Bomberger is appealing the decision to stand up for his free speech — the NAACP is now threatening LifeNewsagain.

Sad. The organization has become so liberal that the killing of their own children is high up on the list of things they continue to fight for. And the results are obvious. Back in February, we learned that there were more black children aborted in New York City than there were black children born. This is immensely sad. This is why there are those of us who are saying that Planned Parenthood/Democrats/Liberals are only doing what the KKK dreamed of. As the NAACP continues to support abortion the way they do, they are in the same league as the KKK when it comes to the hatred of blacks. The organization that was supposed to help and protect blacks, is now set on killing as many as possible before they enter into the world. Like all liberals, the only civil rights they are interested in are for those who support their attitude of death and destruction. May the NAACP see its own sinfulness and repent.

How to Respond in the Midst of Suffering

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Over the past 18 months as I have gone through some of my own personal and professional trials, I have had a lot of people say a lot of things in an attempt to help me through my sufferings. Some of the advice and statements have been helpful, others, just inane. It was the latter that is behind the post What Not to Say When You Friends Are Hurting over at Relevant Magazine. It’s quite good and I’m fully on board with the author’s intent, especially when he points out that by being pithy with the truth, we are actually being profane:

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Unless the LORD Builds the House…

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They labor in vain who build it.

Truly, we need these words in so many endeavors in our lives. How many relationships, job, projects, things we’ve set out to do, did we do without consulting the Omniscient God who is. Just in thinking about my first marriage has me asking the question: did I labor in vain in building that marriage?

The Psalmist could not be more clear. Everything we do, needs to be done with the LORD in view, seeking His guidance and direction. In fact, if the LORD is not in it, it is not worth doing, no matter what it is. We need to seek Him in all things. Jesus put it this way: seek first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you (memory version). He also said, He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit, for without Me you can do nothing.

Sure, we can do lots of things without the LORD. But doing so leads to nothing. How many marriages are on the brink because those involved sought each other first, and tacked on the LORD like an iPhone app?

The LORD needs to build our homes, marriages and careers. To not seek Him or wait on Him, is to labor in vain.

Letting Your Light Shine

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I was reminded by a dear sister in the LORD not to shy back from who I am in Christ just to get a job. We are never told that in Scripture. So the blog is back. Hopefully any future employers will see that I am true to who God calls me to be, and not two-faced as so many are in our world.

Yes, I am a Christian.

Yes, I am conservative.

But those things should not prevent me from doing a great job for whoever hires me. In fact, they will enhance and ensure the fact that I will do a great job for whoever hires me.

Happy 4th of July

I love the video because it reminds me of what was good about America, even though it is done in the sadder, minor key. I feel like it is more appropriate for what our country has become over the last 50 years.

It makes me long for Christ’s return.

Enjoying the Lord’s Day

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As many of you know, I’m a strong advocate for observing the LORD’s day as our Sabbath Worship of the LORD. I have written here before about the topic and always enjoy when others do the same. The latest installment comes from Benjamin Shaw, an Associate Professor of Old Testament at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He writes to help clarify the Sabbath rest that is spoken of in Hebrews  4:10-11. Many used this verse to claim that we no longer have to keep the Sabbath/LORD’s Day since we have entered that rest upon our belief and conversion in Christ.

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Faith Persevering in Trial

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

 I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.

Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust,
And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works
Which You have done;
And Your thoughts toward us
Cannot be recounted to You in order;
If I would declare and speak of them,
They are more than can be numbered.

Sacrifice and offering You did not desire;
My ears You have opened.
Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.
Then I said, “Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is within my heart.”

I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness
In the great assembly;
Indeed, I do not restrain my lips,
Lord, You Yourself know.
10 I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;
I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation;
I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth
From the great assembly.

11 Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord;
Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.
12 For innumerable evils have surrounded me;
My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up;
They are more than the hairs of my head;
Therefore my heart fails me.

13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me;
Lord, make haste to help me!
14 Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion
Who seek to destroy my life;
Let them be driven backward and brought to dishonor
Who wish me evil.
15 Let them be confounded because of their shame,
Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”

16 Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
Let such as love Your salvation say continually,
“The Lord be magnified!”
17 But I am poor and needy;
Yet the Lord thinks upon me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, O my God.

Friday Facebook Proverbs

Another week, another stash of Facebook proverbs. The first one shows some true wisdom. As comedian Ron White so appropriately pointed out in his retelling of the time he got thrown out of the bar in New York, “I don’t know how many it would have taken to kick my a**, but I know how many they were going to use. That’s an important piece of information right there.”

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 Not much into funeral humor, but I found this one funny.

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Roundup That Matters

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Defining Terms for a Defining Moment: Homosexuality in the New Testament: There have been a few good articles dealing with the church and the gay marriage issue that I really wanted to gather together for future reference. The first one is by Charles L. Quarles (Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, SEBTS) and is dealing with the actual Greek terms used by Paul in 1 Corinthians 6:9. Both the Greek in the New Testament and Hebrew in the Old Testament make it quite clear that the Bible condemns all homosexual activity even that couched in the false love of those today. Quarles is writing against Pastor Danny Cortez who has come out open for homosexual marriage, even though his denomination stands against it. He is trying to make the case that Paul was only writing to those who used homosexuality in a violent way to express domination over a lesser male. Quarles counters:

First, Cortez argued that Paul coined the term translated “homosexual” in 1 Corinthians 6:9. No one can be sure what the term really means since the term had no previous history of usage. Paul probably did coin the term arsenokoites in this passage. Nevertheless, the term was not used in a linguistic vacuum. It has sufficient background to make Paul’s usage clear. The term was formed by combining the word arsen (“male”) with the word koite (“bed”). The word refers to “one who goes to bed with a male.” Since “bed” was often used as a euphemism for sexual relationships, the term refers to “one who has sex with a male.” Paul’s term was derived from Leviticus 18:22 (“You shall not sleep with a male as with a female, for it is an abomination”) and 20:13 (“Whoever sleeps with a male as with a female, both of them have committed an abomination”). Both components of Paul’s term (“male” and “bed/sex”) appear in the Greek translation (LXX) of these two texts from Leviticus. Paul’s term forms a clear allusion to these two texts and thus refers to a man who has sex with a male who fulfills the role ordinarily assumed by a female. This noun describes the one who plays the masculine or dominant role in a homosexual act. Although the HCSB combines this and the previous moral category in the rendering “anyone practicing homosexuality,” the marginal reading is very precise: “active homosexual partner.”

I don’t think it could be any clearer than this, but those who have embraced gay marriage as the new freedom from slavery, will have none of it. Just a side note: Paul always seems to refer to sin as slavery. I wonder if these people realize how much they have been enslaved to the works of the flesh.

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