Thursday, January 28, 2010

Abortion is MURDER! Marches and Lifechains against abortion

Aborted babyThis coming weekend and beyond, people from across South Africa will be marching or standing against abortion. Abortion was legalized in South Africa on 1 February 1996, and since then more than 700,000 babies have been brutally murdered through no choice of their own. It does not matter which way you slice it, abortion is MURDER and it is committed by cowards!

Several organizations will be hosting marches or lifechains this weekend (30 Jan 2010). They are CFT, ACA and BCN. If you are in the region of one of these vents, please join in and stand against this culture of murder death!

Dr. Peter Hammond from ACA sent the following alert out concerning some of these events. Thanks to them for having this all in one place for quick reference!





NATIONWIDE PRO-LIFE OUTREACHES THIS WEEKEND, MONDAY 1 FEB AND NEXT WEEKEND - SEE BELOW

ABORTION IS MURDER

They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons, and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrifice to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood.
Therefore the wrath of the Lord was kindled against His people, so that He abhorred His own inheritance. And He gave them into the hands of the gentiles, and those who hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.

Psalm 106:37-42

The pagan religions practiced child sacrifice. One of the many pagan gods, Baal, was worshipped as the key to fertility and prosperity. To entice Baal to bless their land, mothers were required to present her firstborn child to the priest. Baal was represented by a huge stone, or brass, statue carved in the image of a bull’s head and the upper body of a man. The arms were extended to receive babies and fire belched from a hollow area in the chest. 

As the priests of Baal carried each baby up the stairs and laid the victim in the arms of the horned idol of Baal, the baby was consumed in the flames. This was the religion of Baal and of those who worshipped Asherah. The Ammonites who worshipped Molech and the Phoenicians who worshiped Kronos also practiced child sacrifice. These pagan religions required the parents to have their children pass through the fire as a sacrifice to their demon gods. 

The true people of God have always found themselves fighting against religions that want to sacrifice the most innocent blood of all. The Lord commanded, in Deuteronomy 18:10, that when you come into the land of the heathen, you are not to sacrifice your children. We read in Proverbs 6:17 that the Lord hates those who shed innocent blood. 

In Exodus 1:16 we read that Pharaoh commanded the midwives to kill every male boy that was born to the Hebrews in Egypt. The pharaohs of today still want to kill babies. 

In the New Testament the Gospel begins in Matthew 2:16 with King Herod ordering his soldiers to go to Bethlehem and kill all the male children up to age two. 

We read in Numbers 35:33 that the land comes under a curse when innocent blood is shed. “Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, accept the blood by the one who shed it.” Numbers 35:33

The contest between Pharaoh and Moses in Exodus was primarily a clash between the death-obsessed, child killing, mystical humanism of Egypt and the way of life in serving Jehovah, the God of Israel. The climactic battle on Mount Carmel between Elijah and the prophets of Baal was a battle against a religion centred on child sacrifice (1 Kings 18).

Carol Everett was involved in the abortion industry. Not only did she perform abortions, but she also had an abortion. When asked: “What is the governing force behind the abortion industry?” Carol answered: “Money. It is a very lucrative business. It is the largest unregulated industry… most of the clinics are run in chains because it is so profitable.

Carol explained: “Every woman has two questions, ‘is it a baby?’ and ‘does it hurt?’ The abortionist must answer ‘No.’ He/she must try to secure the consent of the woman in the collection of the clinic’s fee. The women are told that they were dealing with a product of conception or a glob of tissue. They were told that there would be only slight cramping, whereas, in reality, an abortion is excruciatingly painful.

When asked what type of counselling was offered at the clinic?, Carol Everett answered: “We didn’t do any real counselling. We sold abortion.” In answer to how they disposed of the aborted babies, Carol explained: “We put them down the garbage disposal.

A former abortion counselor, Debra Henry admitted: “We were told to find the woman’s weakness and work on it. The women were never given any alternatives. They were told how much trouble it was to have a baby.

Former abortion counselor, Nita Whitten admitted: “It’s a lie when they tell you they are doing it to help women, because they are not. They are doing it for the money.

Former abortion counselor, Kathy Sparks, said: “The counselor at our clinic would cry with the girls at the drop of a pin. She would find out what was driving them to want to abort the child and she would magnify it.

Former abortionist, David Brewer, M.D., admitted: “My heart got calloused against the fact that I was murderer, but the baby lying in a cold bowl educated me to what abortion really was.

Former abortionist, Antony Levatino, M.D., said: “I want the general public to know that the doctors know that this is a person, this is a baby. That this is not some kind of glob of tissue…

Former abortionist, Joseph Randall, M.D., said: “The picture of the baby on the ultrasound bothered me more than anything else. The staff couldn’t take it. Women who were having abortions were never allowed to see their ultrasounds.

Former abortionist, MacArthur Hill, M.D., confessed: “I am a murderer. I have taken the lives of innocent babies and I have ripped them from their mothers wombs with a powerful vacuum machine.

Former abortionist, Bernard N. Nathanson, M.D., was once a pioneer and leader in the abortion industry. He led the campaign for the legalisation of abortion in America and admitted that he and other abortion advocates blatantly lied to congress in order to get abortion legal. Dr. Nathanson presided over 60,000 abortions before being converted. Not only did Dr. Nathanson leave the abortion industry, but he has since been dedicated to fighting against abortion. Dr. Nathanson admits that abortion is murder. He has produced such documentaries as TheSilent Scream, and written the book: The Hand of God – a journey from death to life by the abortion doctor who changed his mind.

In the Old Testament, the same Hebrew word is used to describe pre-born babies and children.  In the New Testament, the same Greek that is used to describe babies or children, is used for John the Baptist while he was still in his mothers womb (Luke 1:41-44; 2:12, 16; 18:15-17).

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leapt in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.   In a loud voice she exclaimed: ‘blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!  But why am I so favoured, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?  As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leapt with joy.’” Luke 1:41-44

God has called some people to His service from the womb:

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

…it pleased God, who separated me from my mothers womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles…” Galatians 1:15-16

The Lord called me from the womb; from the body of my mother He made me…the Lord, who formed me from the womb to be His servant.” Isaiah 49:1, 5

For You created my most innermost being; You knit me together in my mothers 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

Life belongs to God.  “In Him we live and move and have our being.” Acts 17:28

The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of Heaven and Earth.  He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.” Acts 17:24-25

The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.” Psalm 24:1
 
Know that the Lord is God.  It is He who has made us, we are His.” Psalm 100:3

This is what the Lord says – your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the Lord who has made all things.” Isaiah 44:24

God created man in His image and commanded mankind to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:26-28). The sanctity of life is declared (Genesis 9:6). The conception of children is seen as a gift from God (Genesis 21:1-2; 25:21). 

Children should not die for the sins of the parents  (Deuteronomy 24:16). Since all life was created by God and belongs to Him, no one has the right to murder. “You shall not murder.” Exodus 20:13

The case laws of Exodus actually deal with protection of pre-born babies: “If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely, but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life…” Exodus 21:22-24

The Bible asks the question: “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?  Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” Isaiah 49:15

It seems incredible that any mother could forget her baby, but this is evidently not just a hypothetical question.  Many millions of mothers do seem to have forgotten their babies enough to have scheduled an appointment to have them killed.

God is concerned for the weak and helpless. The Bible teaches us that we need to defend them.  “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.  Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 82:3-4

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves… speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9

Jesus said: “Whoever welcomes a little child like this in My Name welcomes Me.” Matthew 18:5

See that you do not look down on one of these little ones.  For I tell you that their angels in Heaven always see the face of My Father in Heaven.” Matthew 18:10

Your Father in Heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.” Matthew 18:14

Children are a blessing from the Lord “Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him.  Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.  They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in their gate.” Psalm 127:3-5

God is the Creator. Pre-born babies are persons. Life is precious. Murder is to be severely punished.  Abortion is a modern equivalent of child sacrifice. Just as God’s people opposed Pharaoh’s decree to murder newborn babies in Egypt (Exodus 1:15-22), so we need to protect pre-born babies from abortion today. Just as King Herod sought to kill the babies in Bethlehem (Matthew 2:16), so abortionists are tempting to butcher babies today.

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.” Proverbs 31:8

Every year over 80,000 babies are killed through abortion in South Africa. It is not only those directly involved in these crimes of murder that are guilty of violating the 6th Commandment. All those politicians who worked for, and voted for, legalised abortion in this country share the guilt.

Also guilty of being accessories before, during, and after, the fact are the journalists who promoted abortion, and cover up the facts in order to ensure that the holocaust against the unborn continues.  Those pastors who fail to faithfully expound the Scriptures on when life begins, and what a Christian’s responsibility is, to speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves, are also accessories to murder.  And of course, all those voters who continue to vote for pro-abortion parties have also violated the 6th Commandment and are accessories to murder.

Life begins at conception. Abortion is murder. It is our Christian duty to speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves. To rescue the perishing. To hold back those staggering towards slaughter.

This message was presented by Dr Peter Hammond to Livingstone Fellowship on 5 October 2008, International Life Chain Sunday.  The full message is available on audio CD from:

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Sanctity Life Sunday/National Day of Repentance outreaches in South Africa:

Cape Town:
National Day of Repentance - March to Parliament and Prayer Vigil, 12:30 Monday, 1 February, Keizersgracht St, below Cape Tech. 13:00 Prayer Vigil and placard protest outside gates of Parliament. Contact: Africa Christian Action, 021-6894481 or info@christianaction.org.za.

Durban:
Life Chain, Sunday, 7 Febuary, 2pm - 4pm, Ballito Drive, meet at Everfresh Food Market parking area, contact Nina McNeil, Christians for Truth: 032 -9462738.

Pretoria:
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March, Saturday 30 January from 12.30 to 13.30. Meet at the corner of Khoza street and Roets Drive. Contact: Linda Yates: 082 831-3197

East London:
Sunday, 31 January, 2:00pm, meet outside Frere Hospital. Contact: Judy van Aardt: 043 - 726 9900.

Bloemfontein:
Life Chain, Saturday 6th February,  10.00 - 12.00, Kolbe Drive in front of the eastern side of National District Hospital.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

South African Education Desperately Needs Your Help!

I received the latest Take Action Alert by email from the Family Policy Institute's Errol Naidoo. Unfortunately it is not on their website yet, so I am going to take the liberty to post the whole email here.




Last year I noticed a profound change in attitude by the Zuma administration. The shift in the way policy is formulated falls in line with what God is revealing to many Christians around the country.

The Body of Christ will be presented with unprecedented opportunities in 2010 to influence the nation’s public policy development. However, we must not miss these God-given opportunities.

One of the more encouraging statements to emanate from Government last year, came from Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, who admitted that Outcome Based Education (OBE) had failed the nation’s education objectives and that a policy re-evaluation was necessary.

As a result, Parliament has issued the following statement requesting written submissions from South African citizens on the critically important aspects of basic education.

Christian citizens, especially those involved in education have a responsibility to speak into the area of education & provide God-inspired solutions to the many challenges facing our nation.

Most Christians I speak to are concerned about the alarming decline in Christian values in the schooling system, including its tragic consequences. This is your chance to be part of the solution!

Please make your voice heard on this vital issue. The quality of education has the potential to either make or break this nation. Your input is critical because it contains Godly wisdom.



Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education is shifting its focus towards the delivery of and challenges facing quality education in South Africa. This after the Committee noted areas of concern, particularly with regard to equal access to quality education by all categories of learners and questionable levels of learning outcomes.

The Committee is now calling for written submissions on aspects affecting quality outcomes in primary and high schools. Those aspects include the following:
  • Curriculum content
  • Teacher development
  • Class size
  • Managerial capacity at schools
  • Orientating schools towards specialisation
  • Values in education.
Submissions are also invited on the issue of access to education. This pertains to such issues as geographic location of schools and infrastructure; language barriers; homeless children/orphans; children in trouble with the law and education in prisons and inclusive education.

Through these submissions, the Committee aims to obtain first-hand information on the pressure points and to find mutual solutions that would make positive contribution towards improving areas of concern within the basic education system.

All stakeholders and teachers in particular are urged to contribute and send their submissions by 28 February 2010.

Submissions should be e-mailed to Committee Secretary: Mr Llewellyn Brown, at lbrown@parliament.gov.za by no later than 28 February 2010. Enquiries tel Mr Llewellyn Brown: (021) 403 3764, cell 083 709 8450

Standing

Errol Naidoo

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Pie pricing: getting to the bottom of things

Today, I picked up my son and daughter from school. "Dad, I am hungry!"  said one of them. We popped into the local Pick 'n Pay store and headed over to the pies. While we were waiting for one of the helpers to bag the pies, my son noticed the pricing sign below.

I know, I know! Think on things above and all that, but this was just too funny to pass up!

ass_pies

"Are they really…? No, can't be!"

You laughed, didn't you?

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Law enforcement and justice in South Africa continue to falter

What is it with South African law enforcement and justice, that they so much want to emulate the same in Zimbabwe?

I read a blog post about continued "jail raping" of white "offenders" that are thrown in holding cells together with hardened black criminals who then gang rape these white "offenders." It is absolutely sickening to see what is happening and how our own law enforcement people (aka police) could become such vile criminals themselves to allow this to continue in police holding cells.


Next, I read a news article at Independent-Online of a woman who thought that she could be hijacked, who ended up being beaten by a traffic officer in front of the police at a local police station! The sad thing is that this is not an isolated case. The problem with this scenario in South Africa is that many in the police see their job as a way to collect a salary. It is just another job! They don't have any honour in the execution of their duties! The problem with these thugs is that they think they are the law instead of upholding the law and protecting the citizens of this country.

Does the South African government know about these offenses happening under their noses? Or, should I rather ask, do they care? When considering the government's track record in fighting crime since the ANC took over in 1994, the answer is undoubtedly "NO!"

These thugs that are supposedly our police force, should be fired, and should be charged against every possible law that they broke during these events, from gross human rights violations to physical assault. But, will that happen? Dream on!

This government and their paid thugs are sowing to their own reward, and they WILL reap what they have sown! The question is, will they realize this before it is too late and standing before the Great Judge of heaven, Jesus Christ?

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Being ridiculous about 2010 Soccer World Cup

This is probably the most stupid, ridiculous, pathetic thing I've seen. I hate crime in South Africa just like anyone living in South Africa, unlike the ANC and its leaders in government!

And don't think I do not hate crime. Here's my list:

  • 2 Nieces' cars stolen from them at gun point in 2 separate instances.
  • 1 Niece raped by a thug.
  • 1 Uncle murdered in his home.
  • 1 Cousin murdered.
  • 1 Car stolen from our home.
  • 1 Break-in into our house and goods stolen.

Believe me, I hate crime with a passion, but to try to get people to buy kevlar vests when coming to watch the 2010 soccer, is simply ridiculous and it is making South Africa look like a war zone! Millions of South Africans drive to work and back in peace with no incidents whatsoever, apart from the many morons driving on our roads!

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Skype and other phones

Is there anyone here that uses Skype?

I think I have used Skype for real calls as much as 5 times in the past 5 years. All business calls. To me it is just another phone, and I hate phones. I use a phone only if I really have to. I certainly do not use it as a socializing device. I find it very restrictive and it puts me at the mercy of the one that called me. That is why I have instituted a call-answering policy (CAP).

cellphone When using a cell phone, the number of the one that calls me is usually displayed on my phone. If your phone is set not to send that information through with your call, it displays as "Private" when that call gets through to me. Some phones display "Unknown" or "Withheld" and some display "Private." My CAP is that if a call comes through to my phone with the originating number withheld, I simply do not answer that call. So, as soon as a call comes through to my cell that displays "Private" I shut it down. The reason I do this is that at some point I started getting many spam calls, so-called marketing calls. I got tired of having to interrupt these people within the first 10 seconds and asking: "Are you trying to sell me something?" "Umm, yes?" "I am really not interested. Have a good day! Goodbye!" This became the norm for several months. So I simply stopped answering calls made from phones that do not send the originating number through. I could set my previous phone not to answer calls like this. It was great. My current phone cannot do it. Pity!

I read Joel Stein's piece in the Time magazine (January 18, 2010) today called "Call Me! But Not on Skype or Any Other Videophone."

Talking about video calls, Stein writes: "In fact, even though Skype is the only one of all the cool gadgets that cartoons promised me would exist by 2010, people don't seem nearly as excited as they should be. Only 34% of Skype calls even use video. And when Skype announced on Jan. 5 at the Consumer Electronics Show that we'll soon have videophones on our televisions, everyone went right back to talking about which booths gave out the best key-chain lights."

I remember when Skype first became the hype, I was very excited. It seemed like the answer to Telkom and cell phone hell here in South Africa. Making calls in South Africa are expensive, so Skype became a delight. However, the reality of it became apparent very quickly as we started running out of bandwidth using Skype over the internet. In South Africa we pay dearly for the internet bandwidth we use. Expensive is actually just a euphemism for we pay for our bandwidth in this country! So, beware internet prices when you come to South Africa for the 2010 soccer world cup! In the end, we do pay for that Skype call via our expensive internet rates. So, while Skype is the only gadget that lived up to the promise of the cartoons, I am certainly not excited about it at all!

I find Stein's article very funny, but also very true! He really nails it on the head for me.

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Saturday, January 02, 2010

ANCYL wants more to be educated

ANC Youth League (ANCYL) spokesman Floyd Shivambu said that South Africa's educational system is not adequate enough to serve the country's skills development needs.

Of course, this is once again the old mantra of the ANC youth league, "Gimme, gimme, gimme!" Of course, it has nothing to do with the ABBA song. ANCYL thinks that since the ANC is running the country, that they should simply use public money all over the place to educate their cadres! Because, as this happens again and again, whenever ANCYL or even the ANC wants something for the citizens of this country, what they really mean is that they want it for those that are ANC/ANCYL members. I have heard so many times from people that I have spoken personally with, that they were turned away just before the final hurdle in job hunting merely because they were members of non-ANC parties. This scheme will once again be a way of keeping public education within ANC circles, using taxes paid for by the ordinary man in the street.

ANCYL must think that South Africa is rolling in the dough. In the U.S.A. the average in tuition fees at the top 18 universities is around R277,500 ($37,000) per annum. In England it works a bit differently, but there it comes to around R38,700 (£3,225) per annum.

Year

U.S.A.

England

1

R2,775,000,000

R387,000,000

2

R5,550,000,000

R774,000,000

3

R6,325,000,000

R1,161,000,000

4

R9,100,000,000

R1,548,000,000

TOTAL:

R23,750,000,000

R3,870,000,000

The above table shows what it would cost South Africa the first 4 years. Almost R24,000,000,000 in the U.S.A. and R4,000,000,000 in England! After the first 4 years, it will cost South Africa R36,400,000,000 per four years in the U.S.A. and R6,192,000,000 in England for those 4 year periods. This is assuming there are no fee increases over those periods. These exorbitant amounts of money are only for tuition fees and do not include the living expenses of the student! From the start of the 4th year of this program, South Africa will be forking out between R1,514,000,000 and R9,100,000,000 per annum.

According to a News24 report, ANCYL wants this "scholarship [to] take care of all the students' needs, including transport, accommodation, tuition fees, food and a monthly stipend." This could essentially double, and in some cases triple the amount spent on each student that the taxpayers would be paying for! This means that tax payers will pay between R3,028,000,000 and R4,542,000,000 per annum for South African students to study outside of South Africa! This amount excludes studying in the U.S.A.!

Apart from the already planned NHI tax, does this mean that if ANCYL gets its way we would get NET (National Education Tax)?

Does ANCYL really think that South Africa can afford to pay between 3 and 4 billion Rand per annum to send many undeserving kids into another country to study? What if these kids don't get their way over in FAR, FAR AWAY? Will they strike and burn down buildings and destroy property like they do here?

How many of those 10,000 kids that will be sent out on my hard earned money will actually make a success of it? What would be ANCYL's measure of success in this program? Who will be sent? Will students be sent based on skin colour (typical apartheid system) or on merit? Oh yes, merit to the ANC means having an ANC membership, doesn't it? How many of these students will actually qualify for entrance in those foreign universities?

Once again ANCYL shows that our country is in deep trouble if they are the barometer of the kind of leadership that they will provide to the country in the future. Their track record is against them: from a wood-working failure in Julius Malema and the nationalization of mines to this hare-brained educational scheme!

A country allowed to be ruled by fools will produce many more fools!

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