|“Habemus Pappam” rang from the Vatican today- a Latin phrase meaning” we have a Pope”.Bible Protestants everywhere should have no illusions as to who Joseph Ratzinger is or where he stands.
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany has been head for many years of the “Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith” and a chief adviser to Pope John Paul II. He is known to be an arch-conservative on doctrinal issues with the RC church. This is especially brought out in his document issued on 09/05/2000, “DOMINUS IESUS”.
“DOMINUS IESUS” declared that churches that do not have the “Eucharistic mystery” and valid Bishops are not genuine churches. Asserting the primacy of the RC church and its Pontiff, this document states there is “but a single church”. See the article at http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2000/012/22.22.html
Spouting these blasphemies and espousing doctrines of devils is nothing new to the Papal Antichrists. But we can thank Ratzinger for his candor-it may jolt a few Christians out of their ecumenical stupor. At a website called the “Ratzinger fan club”, we can read the following:
“As Grand Inquisitor for Mother Rome, Ratzinger keeps himself busy in service to the Truth: correcting theological error, silencing dissenting theologians, and stomping down heresy wherever it may rear its ugly head — and, consequently, has received somewhat of a notorious reputation among the liberal media and ‘enlightened’ intelligentsia of pseudo-Catholic universities”.
And so in the tradition of the centuries of Inquisition before him, this man fancies himself a guardian of the faith—but it bears no resemblance to the “faith once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3)-but more resembles the faith of Aaron and his golden calf.
I invite the reader to examine Revelation chapter 17 and 18 carefully and consider the following:
1)The City of 7 Hills is Rome;
The fact is that all of the Reformers to a man recognized the Pope of Rome to be the Antichrist and denounced him as such. The state of apostasy in today’s church is so great that we are drowning in a tsunami of praise for the late Pope and his successor, who are peddlers of goddess and wafer worship–rank idolaters!
The Bible Protestant who is grounded in the Word of God will not be deceived by this counterfeit, heresy-filled form of Christianity known as Roman Catholicism. He will instead refresh himself with the watchwords of the Protestant Reformation:
For further reading on the Papal Antichrist, please visit the following sites:
The Beast Unmasked.
I welcome your feedback and questions.
CONVERSION OR PERVERSION?
A letter received by this writer on 4/16/05 from Linda Wolfe announced her conversion and that of her husband to the Roman Catholic Church. Linda Wolfe is a long-time pro-life activist whose web page can be found at the Army of God website.
Her letter states in part: “All the pieces of Scripture finally fall in to place….
I am absolutely convinced that here in the Roman Catholic Church is the fullness of His teaching and truth…..
As I say, I know that I am finally Home….”
How tragic it is to be so totally deceived and blinded by Satan!
Linda Wolfe is a former Pentecostal believer who has now defected to the Church of Rome, calling it “peace and joy”.
But it is the peace of a spiritual graveyard and home of doctrines of devils.
Linda Wolfe’s apostasy is the fruit of the ecumenical compromise that existed for years within the pro-life movement, and now the chickens come home to roost. Whether it be the Scott Hahn’s, the Rev. Paul Schenck’s or Linda Wolfe and her husband, each abandonment of the faith once delivered unto the saints (Jude 3) demonstrates the folly of uniting with Roman Catholicism-FOR ANY REASON. The deception that has lured these aforementioned people into spiritual suicide is the result of their ignorance and disobedience to God’s Holy Word
In reality this is the mess of pottage that these people have sold their spiritual birthright for:
There is nothing awaiting these tragic souls and their apostasy but spiritual slavery and death. Not being raised in the RC church, (as this writer) they have been lured into the spiritual quicksand of endless Masses and Novenas that will avail them NOTHING.
As my own public testimony before God and man, I say:
I totally renounce the RC church and her foul lies and heresies-as evidenced by my re-baptism as a believer in the Bible Presbyterian church ca. 1980. I denounce the RC church as the Mother of Harlots and Abominations as seen in Revelation chapters 17 and 18 – Babylon the Great.
AND I CALL UPON THOSE WHO HAVE DEFECTED TO THAT BOGUS CHURCH THAT IS DRENCHED IN THE BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS OF THE REFORMATION TO REPENT BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE-YOUR SOULS ARE AT STAKE.
Next: The Way Back for the Evangelical Church
For more information on the errors of Roman Catholicism, see:
PROTESTANT IN NAME ONLY:
In an article published at WorldNetDaily.com, http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=43697
Pro-life activist Jill Stanek thanks the late Pope John Paul II and the Roman Catholic Church for their pro-life work and teachings. Calling the late Pope a “great man”, Jill expresses her admiration by saying her mind was “blown” after she read the Papal encyclical “Humane Vitae” and that the world needs an “unwavering Pope”.
There are a few facts you overlooked, Jill.
This is the Pope who stands condemned as presiding over the whitewash and cover-ups of decades of child abuse and homosexual activities by his priests-especially in the U.S.A. One of the main instruments in the cover-up was Cardinal Law of the Boston Archdiocese-which this Pope saw fit to bring to the Vatican for employment. In fact-Cardinal Law has been chosen to celebrate a Mass for the late Pope by the Vatican. http://www.rte.ie/news/2005/0410/pope.html
If you were one of the hundreds of victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Roman Catholic priests-would you call this a “pro-life” activity, Jill?
Do the lives of these already-born victims of sexual abuse not count as much as the lives of the unborn?
In fact, the pro-life activity of the Roman Catholic Church is a sham and a veneer to recruit the deceived like Rev. Paul Schenck and to dupe the gullible like Ms. Stanek. In fact there are dozens of cases and the RC church has paid out millions of dollars to settle claims because its priesthood is riddled with child molesters and homosexuals. Want documentation? See the following articles:
BISHOP BAD BOY
Cardinal Law and the Boston Archdiocese.
Cardinal Roger Mahoney and the Los Angeles archdiocese.
In fact, the Vatican’s own documents prove complicity and cover-up.
Those of us who have been saved out of the darkness of Roman Catholicism into the glorious light of the true gospel and Bible Christianity are not deceived by the late Mary-worshipping Pope or his devilish institution, Jill. We know it for what it is—a fraud and a spiritual counterfeit that leads people not to the light-but to hell. And to commend the Pope and his church of false doctrines for their “pro-life” work is a mockery of the thousands of children and women that have been abused at the hands of the Roman Catholic priesthood.
The present location of “pro-life” Pope John Paul II has been very ably described by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon at his website.
and let no Bible-believing Christian ever be deceived by the façade of this counterfeit church whose future can be seen in Revelation chapter 18!
APOSTATES ‘R US
By Joe Pavone
March 22, 2004
By way of an announcement posted at the Priests for Life website: we have learned that long time pro-life activist, author, and Pastor, Rev. Paul Schenck has joined the Roman Catholic Church on 2/29/04. In doing so he has followed in the footsteps of men like Scott Hahn, who experienced a similar spiritual meltdown some 12-odd years ago. These departures from the faith once delivered unto the saints (Jude 3) should not shake those of us grounded in the Word of God – they were prophesied long ago.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.” 1 Timothy 4:1,2
Paul Schenck stated that among the reasons for his conversion was the “desire for unity with Rome and the consistency and uniformity of doctrine it offers.”
Being gradually seduced over a period of years by his ecumenical activities with Catholic priests like Frank Pavone, [no relation to this author] he failed to recognize the church of Rome for what it really is. Not being grounded and settled in the Word of God, Schenck has turned aside to follow the heresies of Romanism and has exchanged:
One revealing statement by Schenck is that he prayed to a Catholic “Saint” to guide him in his search for spiritual truth. This attempting to contact a dead person, by itself, opened him up to demonic influence and is expressly forbidden by the Scripture – i.e. necromancy. (Deut. 18:10,11)
How foolish to be bewitched by a church that is drunk with the blood of Christians (Rev. 17) and that tried and failed to stop the Protestant Reformation by murdering thousands of Bible believers! How blind not to see a church exposed by its homosexual and pedophile-riddled clergy! The one book Schenck does not mention reading is Foxe’s Book of Martyrs! In turning aside to follow the Papal Antichrist, men like Paul Schenck and Scott Hahn are exposed by the Word of God:
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.” 1 John 2:18,19
All Bible-believing Christians should heed and obey the Word of God as their supreme authority, not joining in ecumenical activities with unbelievers:
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship does righteousness have with lawlessness? And what partnership does light have with darkness? And what agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever? And what agreement does a temple of God have with idols? For you are the temple of the living God, as God has said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them ; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” Therefore come out from among them and be separated, says the Lord, and do not touch the unclean thing . And I will receive you and I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Cor. 6:14-18
LET THIS BE A WARNING TO CHRISTIANS – THERE CAN BE NO REAL UNITY AT THE EXPENSE OF THE TRUTH OF THE WORD OF GOD-AND NO UNITY WITH THE CHURCH OF ROME, WHICH IS A FALSE CHURCH.
Let me close with the encouraging testimony of a mighty man of God, John Calvin:
I deny him to be the vicar of Christ. . . . He is antichrist-I deny him to be head of the church. (John Calvin Tracts, vol. 1, pp. 219, 220)
The papal “antichrist will be annihilated by the Word of the Lord . . . Paul does not think the Christ will accomplish this in a moment . . . Christ will scatter the darkness . . . before His coming” by “the preaching of this doctrine.” For “we fight by Christ’s power, and are armed with God’s weapons . . . We are victorious . . . We can no more be conquered, than can God Himself . . . Victory is certain!” http://www.fpcr.org/blue_banner_articles/lee1.html
For more information on the errors of Roman Catholicism, see:
Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries
Errors of the Roman Catholic church, Part 1 and Part 2
THE NEW HOLOCAUST DENIERS
By Joe Pavone
March 7, 2004
The term “holocaust denier” came into use primarily in the last 2 decades. Men who called themselves “revisionist historians” began to publish their own version of history- a version stating the crimes of the Nazi’s did not happen. The ovens and gassing of the victims of Nazism during World War II were exaggerations-or the fabrications of “Zionists”. These evil men ignored the overwhelming evidence of genocide to further their own evil agenda of anti-Semitism.
Today, the new Holocaust deniers are within the nominal Christian church.
The churches are filled with those who are in denial that the abortion holocaust even exists. Having ears – they are deaf to the silent screams of the unborn. Having eyes – they are blind to the abortion mills in their communities. There is no ongoing genocide in the land of the free and the home of the brave for these believers.
These nominal Christians are zealous in their pursuit of pot luck suppers, concerts, and movies. Their spirits have been deadened by heresies like the Prayer of Jabez and the Laodicean prosperity teaching so prevalent today. They may sing “Onward Christians Soldiers”- but they are not at war – they are asleep.
You will know them by their SUV’s, stock portfolios, and pious-sounding usage of Romans 13. That is- the Creator of this universe has now been supplanted by an American government who can decide who lives and who dies-and who is a human being and who is not.
The movie theatres are filled with those flocking to see a “Passion” movie—where is their passion to defend infants created in the image of God who are being dismembered and having their skulls crushed?
The only thing that the gospel of cheap grace has produced are pew potatoes that are captivated by this:
but wish to ignore this:
One director of a so-called “street-preachers fellowship” denies that the unborn are human-and thus not to be defended. More than one “Christian” ministry has stated that they do not become involved in “social causes” and that they just “preach the gospel.”
Their gospel is another gospel-Galatians 1:8,9
These American “Christians” are the spiritual descendants of the German Christians who spinelessly watched millions butchered by Hitler and his henchmen. They have more in common with the Levite who “passed by on the other side” than with the Good Samaritan! (see Luke 10)
The following Scriptures are plain enough for those with a heart for anything other than the quack theology of self-absorption that is enslaving the church today.
“Deliver those being taken to death, and those stumbling to be killed, unless you hold back, if you say, Behold, we did not know; does not He who searches the heart consider it? And the Keeper of your soul, does He know? And He repays to a man according to his works?”
“Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy.
“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit orphans and widows in their afflictions, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.”
“Bring no more vain sacrifice; incense is an abomination to Me; the new moon and Sabbath, the going to meeting; I cannot endure evil and the assembly! Your new moons and your appointed feasts My soul hates; they are a trouble to Me; I am weary to bear them. And when you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; yea, when you make many prayers, I will not hear; your hands are full of blood.
Only one thing can save the Church in America from the judgment that is to come and that is true repentance-and action.
A CALL FOR RESISTANCE-WHAT WILL YOU DO?
“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars says these things. I know your works, that you have a name that you live, and are dead. Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die. For I have not found your works being fulfilled before God. Remember then how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments. And they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.”
The hands that are raised in praise to God on Sunday morning can carry a graphic sign on Saturday morning. Voices raised in glossolalia on Sunday morning can be raised in protest against genocide on Saturday morning. Those who are neither vocal nor picketers can hand out literature against the killing of innocent children. Please prayerfully consider how you can help witness to the gospel and defend these womb children from being killed. Every death camp in this country should be under siege from a militant Body of Christ.
For further information:
To view the reality of abortion:
To see the connection between the Nazi Holocaust and the abortion Holocaust:
A listing of death camps in the USA:
To obtain graphic posters and cards for witnessing:
For sidewalk counseling information:
In closing, let me quote two of the greatest men of God in the history of the Body of Christ:
“For earthly princes lay aside all their power when they rise up against God, and are unworthy of being reckoned in the number of mankind. We ought rather utterly to defy than to obey them whenever they are so restive and wish to spoil God of his rights…”
“If their princes exceed their bounds, Madam, it is no doubt that they may be resisted even by power (force).”
John Knox (while being questioned by
RESIST THE AMERICAN HOLOCAUST !
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VISIT A PROLIFE WEBSITE & LOSE YOUR JOB
January 12, 2004
CRANFORD, NJ – When pro-life activist Joe Pavone reported to work on 12/29/03, he expected a typical day in a corporate accountants life. The processing and reporting of financial information can be a repetitive and mundane task. What he got instead was a pink slip.
After reporting to work on 12/29/03, Pavone was called by his employment agency and told that the CIT Group Inc did not need his services anymore and to leave the building. Only after he left was he phoned again by his agency and told the reason behind his termination.
Shruti Choksi, a manager at CIT Group, had noted that Pavone had visited the aforementioned pro-life sites and complained to her supervisor, Robert Oberlander. Oberlander then phoned Pavone’s agency and told them that he and Choksi were “offended” that Pavone had visited pro-life sites, and they would no longer need his services. Pavone was told by his agency not to visit pro-life websites ever again and not to even discuss abortion, or any of his beliefs again when on assignment.
Determined to respond to this unjust treatment, Pavone fired off the protest letter that is reproduced below. He believes it to be an example of what all pro-lifers should do in the face of the unjust, pro-abortion bias oftentimes exhibited in corporate America. That is—continue to be a testimony everywhere for the Lord Jesus Christ and the unborn. Pavone stated to MTTU News, “The Lord Jesus Christ gave His all for us. We should not fear any persecution in defending the babies that He created and our God-given rights to defend them.”
To: Albert Gamper Jr., CEO of CIT
Joseph Leone, CFO of CIT
Human Resources Department, CIT
CC: Robert Oberlander, CIT
Shruti Choksi, CIT
Mttu.com, Lektrik.com, Covenantnews.com, Foxnews.com
From: Joseph Pavone
Re: Unfair and Discriminatory Treatment of Contract Employee
On 12/22/03 I reported to the CIT Capital Equipment Finance accounting group on a contract job assignment from my agency. This group is headed by Robert Oberlander (Supervisor) and Shruti Choksi (Manager).
I worked the next day-12/23/03- also; however when I reported for work on 12/29/03 I was informed that my services were no longer needed. The reason?
I was told by my agency that Oberlander and Choksi were offended by my having accessed “anti-abortion” websites the previous week on my computer.
It is I who am offended now – very offended. I find the bigotry displayed by Robert Oberlander and Shruti Choksi towards the pro-life position to be discriminatory and offensive.
At no time was I ever told of CIT’s policy on Internet usage- or what constitutes a violation of that policy.
While using the logon of Shruti Choksi on 12/23/03 I noted she herself had several websites bookmarked that were totally of a non-business nature. One of the websites in fact dealt with the health and well-being of infants. I share Shruti’s interest in the health of infants—both born and unborn. Why is it permissible for Shruti Choksi to have personal Internet usage but not myself? Is there a double-standard here? Does CIT have one policy for its own employees and another for its contract employees?
What this behavior reeks of is hypocrisy, and a double standard at best—or at worst it may a covert and pro-abortion bias on the part of Oberlander and Choksi. I ask you to investigate my treatment to determine whether it meets your standards of fairness and impartiality for all CIT employees. Fortunately for me, I can thank God that I have moved on to another agency immediately and am working. In closing, however, I would like to send a message to CIT, Robert Oberlander, and Shruti Choksi in particular:
If you think that you can intimidate those people who would defend the unborn into silence-you are deluded. I do not fear the repercussions of protesting the abortion holocaust in the least—and the lives of those unborn children are worth as much in the eyes of the Lord Jesus Christ every bit as much as the baby that Shruti Choksi recently gave birth to. I will not be silenced, I will not retreat, and I will take every opportunity that God gives me to save the lives of the unborn, who are being killed at the rate of over 3,000 babies per day. The humanity of the unborn child is not negotiable and no Mother has a right to kill her child. These infants in their mother’s wombs have been created by the One True God and they have a RIGHT TO LIFE. I am afraid of no corporation or employment agency—but I can share with you on what true fear should be:
“And I say unto you my friends, be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: fear Him, which after He hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, fear Him.”
The LORD Jesus Christ
The Hirelings of the Reich Church
By Joe Pavone
November 14, 2003
On November 11, 2003, Stephen Jordi was arrested in Miami, Florida, for allegedly plotting to bomb abortion clinics. Two days later, his pastors at the First Baptist church at Hillsboro disclosed to the media that they had warned the police on November 7th of their former church member’s view regarding abortion and violence. See the memo sent to the police by Pastor Jerry Williamson.
What is so noteworthy is that these pastors are shameless in their announcing to the world that they counseled Stephen Jordi that the scripture is “against violence”- and said NOTHING about the violence of the American abortion holocaust. Read what Pastor Tim Hunter read in an announcement to the media stating that the church was against, “ALL acts of violence, and that – “with the permission of the police” – the church would help Jordi’s wife and four children who are now left without support.”
Seldom has the church of Jesus Christ witnessed such shameless bootlicking, such abominable cowering. These “pastors” are pastors in name only, forgetting:
“I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. But he who is a hireling and not the shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away. And the wolf catches them and scatters the sheep. The hireling flees, because he is a hireling and does not care for the sheep.” John 10:11-13
Instead of pursuing the matter with Stephen Jordi, these “pastors” cravenly turned over the sheep to those who defend baby killers! Instead of laying down their lives for the sheep – they laid down Stephen Jordi’s life by betraying him to pagans.
“Feed the flock of God among you, taking the oversight, not by compulsion, but willingly; nor for base gain, but readily; nor as lording it over those allotted to you by God , but becoming examples to the flock.” 1 Peter 5:2, 3
One can only pray that the flock of Pastors Williamson and Hunter will NOT follow their example and turn into quislings, who betray their brothers and sisters in Christ to the authorities. Williamson and Hunter would not find congregations among the Persecuted Church – underground churches such as those in Cuba and China would laugh at their poodle-like behavior in total scorn.
Not only did these pastors not say one word in the defense of the unborn—they profess being against “all acts of violence”. No doubt the Warsaw ghetto uprising of 1944 would have met with the disapproval of such men – one can only shudder to think of them running to the Gestapo to report the non-pacifists in their congregation
Would these pastors defend their own wives and children from intruders? If so, why deny unborn children the same right? It is time for all pro-lifers who believe that unborn children have the same rights as those already born to realize – by and large – most pastors are hirelings who cannot be trusted. They are the shameless bootlickers of pagan men, no different than King Herod. We have a government that perpetuates the slaughter of innocents. These pastors have never taken to heart the Word of the One True God who does not change:
“Deliver those being taken to death, and those stumbling to be killed.” Proverbs 24:11a
And unlike Pastor Tim Hunter – I will NOT ask the permission of the police to help Stephen Jordi’s wife and four children. I do not serve two masters and I will gladly obey my King – my only King, who said:
“For I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you took Me in; I was naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me. Then the righteous shall answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry, and fed You? Or thirsty, and gave You drink? When did we see You a stranger, and took You in? Or naked, and clothed You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and came to You? And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brothers, you have done it to Me.” Matthew 25:35-40
Please send love offerings for the Jordi family to:
Mrs. Stephen Jordi
For more on Stephen Jordi
Men of Courage: Paul Hill and Dietrich Bonhoeffer
by Joe Pavone
With the martyrdom of Rev. Paul Hill, the time has come to examine the parallels between his actions and those of the German Christian, Rev. Dietrich Bonhoeffer. May the courage of these men inspire those of us who are pro-life to likewise sacrifice in our battle to defend unborn children.
Bonhoeffer and Hill were clergymen who were at odds with the passivity and cowardice of their fellow Christians to resist a holocaust. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran pastor who did not hesitate to warn his fellow Germans about the evils of Hitler’s regime – his initial penalty was the persecution of the Gestapo and his silencing. Paul Hill witnessed the abortion holocaust as a Presbyterian minister in Pensacola, Florida – and determined to resist it. Both men spoke out for years at a cost to themselves and their careers as clergymen-but were determined to defend the defenseless. An evil government that allowed the extermination of a segment of its population, and the silence of an emasculated church, intimidated neither man.
But the courage of these men was not limited to words and to speechmaking – nor was it confined to praying in seclusion. These were men of action! When Dietrich Bonhoeffer became aware of the genocide being directed against the Jews, and the Holocaust in general – he joined the Resistance to the Nazi regime, as he was not a man to hide in his office while millions were being butchered. He did not shrink from what he saw as a moral duty to confront evil. Bonhoeffer became involved in the plot to assassinate Hitler – knowing that it could cost him his life. He was arrested in April 1943 on suspicion of being a plotter against the Nazi regime; subsequently an assassination attempt against Hitler failed on July 20,1944. Bonhoeffer was hung at Flossenburg prison on April 9,1945 for his resistance to the murder of millions by the Nazis.
Paul Hill defied a pro-life community paralyzed with pacifism and worked openly to assert the principle that unborn children deserved the same protection from murder that children already born did. Hill was not afraid of being a pariah to a church utterly cowed by the American government. He issued statements defending the principle of using force, regardless of the cost to him personally.
Finally, Paul Hill took up arms to end the baby killing of abortionist John Britton – knowing that this act of courage would mean leaving his family, the end of his own freedom, and cost him his life.
To the very end of their lives, Bonhoeffer and Hill refused to recant their beliefs that their actions were justified. There was no retreating for these men of God. They were not ashamed that their fight against murder had put them in prison. With their lives at stake, they bravely upheld the principle of active resistance to evil and evil governments. The Nazi holocaust and the American murder of 45 million unborn children did not conquer the spirit of these men. They followed Christ in life and in death and challenge us to do the same today.
Bonhoeffer and Hill laid down their lives gladly for what they believed. Neither man hid behind Romans chapter 13 or attempted to escape his duty to defend the defenseless.
What can be done to fight the American holocaust of the unborn and honor the memory of these martyrs for Christ?
1) ROUSE YOUR CHURCH TO ACTION
Be a tireless witness for the unborn at your church-ask your Pastor and elders what they are doing about the 3,000 (or more) babies being butchered each day in our country. Then educate your fellow churchgoers with literature about the evil of abortion and the necessity of the church to take action. Do sidewalk counseling/picketing at your local abortuary!
For a listing of abortuaries, click on this link: http://www.lifedynamics.com/DeathCamps/DeathCamps.cfm
For information on sidewalk counseling.
2) USE GRAPHIC SIGNS!
One of the most potent weapons we have to demonstrate the humanity of the unborn child and the barbarity of abortion is by using graphic signs. There are a variety of signs available and they are a powerful witness that has changed the minds of many women about to enter the abortion mills.
Visit this website to see the graphic signs available: http://www.antiabortionsigns.com/catalog.html
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Your reaction to the martyrdom of these men will help determine if they have died in vain. To do nothing in the face of the slaughter of the unborn is fear and cowardice. All of us are not called to be martyrs – BUT WE ARE ALL CALLED TO BE DISCIPLES (John 8:31). The Lord Jesus has admonished us to be salt and light (Matt. 5:13,14) and His Word tells us that faith without works is dead. (James 2:14-18). Whether the Lord has called you to resist evil as these courageous men did, or in other ways – RESIST!
“You have a responsibility to protect your neighbor’s life, and to use force if necessary to do so. In an effort to suppress this truth, you may mix my blood with the blood of the unborn, and those who have fought to defend the oppressed. However, truth and righteousness will prevail. May God help you to protect the unborn as you would want to be protected.“
Paul J. Hill,
|Jim Kopp Stands Tall“My Perspective” by Joe PavoneMay 9, 2003
In the months leading up to this date, both pro-life pacifists and infanticide defenders joined in a hysterical and venomous denunciation of Jim Kopp. The courthouse was packed with media and those who were thirsting for vengeance
For months, the Buffalo News ran columns, “news stories”, and “letters to the editor” mocking Jim Kopp and those who would defend him. They denounced Kopp as the killer instead of Slepian the abortionist – the one who killed God’s children (and reaped the righteous judgment of God). The wife and sons of the baby killer were present to see “justice” done, and the defender of the unborn sent away in humiliation.
But this gathering of media wolves and pro-infanticide shrews, did not foresee what was coming. On this day, Jim Kopp would stand tall. In front of the judge who was about to sentence him, the baby killer’s family (who may have expected an apology), the assembled media and the world, Jim Kopp declared:
“Why should the safety of Dr. Slepian be put over the safety of unborn children?” he asked.
I wish I could do 10 life sentences or 10 death penalties to save them.
I was innocent of murder then. I am innocent of murder now. I have separated murderers from their weapons of mass destruction.”
With that statement-Jim Kopp stood tall for the unborn. He refused to admit guilt where there was none. With nearly everyone arrayed against his courageous action, and the full force of the legal system about to be put upon him, he called the abortionists what they are – murderers – and refused to apologize.
May God bless Jim Kopp for his brave testimony and life of action against the slaughter of babies. May God bless Jim Kopp for standing tall and refusing to be intimidated by the overwhelming forces arrayed against him. And may God raise up more defenders of the unborn like Jim Kopp.
Today, May 9, 2003 Jim Kopp stood tall!
|The Abortion Abolitionist, the American Government, and the Evangelical Church in Americaby Joe Pavone
It is clear from the present state of affairs in America that the Evangelical church in America is largely apathetic regarding the murder of the unborn. This is not just my observation, it has been noted by others in the Body of Christ as well.
Why the silence? Why the failure to resist a Holocaust that surpasses the Nazi horrors of WW II? My own experience in speaking and witnessing to other members of the Body of Christ is that fear and illusions regarding the American Government are blinding believers from taking any action to defend the unborn. The fear of man will always bring a snare to the fearful (Proverbs 29:25), but why the illusions regarding the moral and lawful authority of the present American Government?
Removing the Illusions
The current American Government is the best that money can buy-as can be seen in the vast amounts of money required to run for office. Corporate scandals like Enron also remind us of the links between corporate wealth and political power. But what no Christian should overlook is that in making the infamous Roe v. Wade decision of 1973, a pagan judiciary determined that womb children were not deserving of legal protection and thus not deserving of the right to life. This illegal decision voided the 14th Amendment protection for babies living in a mother’s womb—NO COURT ON EARTH HAS THE RIGHT TO LEGITIMIZE THE MURDER OF THE CHILDREN THAT GOD HAS CREATED. ANY GOVERNMENT OR OFFICIAL THAT UPHOLDS THIS TRAVESTY MUST BE RESISTED VIGOROUSLY, ESPECIALLY BY THOSE WHO PURPORT TO BE FOLLOWERS OF THE ONE WHO SAID: “ Even so, it is NOT the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should perish” (Matthew 18:14). Those nominal Christians who hide behind Romans 13 are ignoring the Lord Himself, who told us that no man could serve two masters (Matt. 6:24) and to render unto God the things that are God’s (Matt. 22:21). ARE WE NOW CONCEDING TO THE GOVERNMENT THE RIGHT TO SAY WHAT CLASS OF CITIZENS LIVES AND WHICH DIES? The true disciples of Jesus Christ will divide the Word of God correctly and take Acts 5:29 to heart—obeying God rather than men and having no King but Jesus. They will “dare to be a Daniel” and not bow down before the golden idol of the “law.”
Even worse, the ludicrous placing of faith placed in purported Christians like Bush and Ashcroft shows how deeply this fear and illusion have set in. The only thing noteworthy Bush has done as President is to allow the evil practice of stem cell (read: cannibalism) research to continue. It is pathetic that Christians fall all over themselves, groveling for crumbs, when Bush talks about ending partial-birth abortion. WHAT ABOUT ALL THE OTHER MURDERS BEING COMMITTED THAT HIS ADMINISTRATION IS DOING NOTHING ABOUT?
In the case of John Ashcroft, his allegiance to Caesar and betrayal of Christ is blatantly obvious for all who have eyes to see: he issues injunctions curtailing free speech at the abortuaries and allows men of God who even pray there to be arrested.
Lastly, Christians should ask themselves: if this Administration is truly a friend of the unborn, why does it not attempt to repeal the “FACE” act of 1994 which was enacted to protect the baby killers from the protests of those who would defend the unborn? The answer is that this government and administration have no legitimacy in the eyes of a HOLY GOD WHO SEES AND HEARS THE SILENT SCREAMS OF THE UNBORN AND WILL SURELY JUDGE AMERICA FOR THIS SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS.
The Absolute Necessity of Action by the Evangelical Church
Having unmasked this American government for what it is-an accessory to the murders of millions of children-what can the true disciples of Jesus Christ do with this realization?
They can fight the good fight of faith: (1 Timothy 6:12)
“Earthly princes lay aside their power when they rise up against God, and are unworthy to be reckoned among the number of mankind. We ought, rather, to spit upon their heads than to obey them!”
John Calvin (Commentary on Daniel,
Daniel 6:22 “My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.”