NEITHER CANDIDATE’S NAME IS MENTIONED IN THIS POSTING (except for a Gallup poll and Gallup shows Obama ahead overall). ASK GOD IF HE WANTS YOU TO VOTE PRO-LIFE TODAY. HEAR BOTH SIDES OF THIS ISSUE BELOW (they are my words and not some forwarded, hateful partisan jargon) and remember that Laura Smith is just a lover of life and not a stump-speecher (or a Republican). PRAY THE ENDING PRAYER WITH ME IF YOU FEEL YOU CAN (and forward this email to all you know). IF YOU CAN’T PRAY THE PRAYER, PLEASE, NO REBUKING EMAILS, OKAY? IMAGINE MY VOICE AND SMILE BELOW. AT LEAST READ THIS ENTIRELY ANYWAY AND THEN, DELETE IT AT WILL.
If all the aborted babies could come back to life and vote in this election, who do you think they would vote for?
How many babies have been aborted and how many votes would that be? Just since Roe v. Wade in 1973, there have been an estimated 38,325,000 abortions. They would definitely determine the winner of the 2008 election. Let’s be the voice for the unborn, ok? If you cannot decide who to vote for, go to the voting booth anyway and as you are standing there, think of someone you know who has had an abortion. Then, be the voice for that unborn baby. If you love babies period, be their voice! Biblically, the pro-abortion movement is tied to the worship of two idols, Chemosh and Molech, the gods of child sacrifice (go read 2 Kings 23:10, Lev. 18:21 or one of the other two dozen times these spirits are mentioned in the Bible).
1. “But if Republicans were for the war in Iraq and 4,000 American soldiers have been killed there, how is a vote for the Republican candidate voting for life? (whether for President, senate, local, national, whatever).
4,000 of our soldiers have been killed in Iraq, but 4,000 babies are aborted DAILY in America. Soliders that died were of age and signed up for the military knowing they risked their lives. No baby ever signed up to give its life.
2. “But not just soldiers died in the Iraqi war. Thousands of innocent Iraqi children died too.”
I recently found a poem I wrote called “I’m Sorry Iraqi Child,” during the Persian Gulf war in the 90’s. I HATE the death of innocent of children or the thought that their parents might die and leave them orphaned. But from God’s perspective in Scripture, he often destroys entire countries who have persecuted His people. Babylon in Scripture is modern day Baghdad, Iraq. Listen to what God says about Baghdad:
Jeremiah 51:11 & 55.
“Sharpen the arrows, take up the shields! The LORD has stirred up the kings of the Medes, because his purpose is to destroy Babylon. The LORD will take vengeance, vengeance for his temple. The LORD will destroy Babylon; he will silence her noisy din. Waves of enemies will rage like great waters; the roar of their voices will resound.“
3. ” But that’s the Old Testament. Jesus is for peace.”
I agree. Also, “peace” is a fruit of God’s Holy Spirit. When Armageddon is fought in the end days, however, countless lives will be lost. So is God against Armageddon, which he will win? Also, if we truly believe in the Trinity, then we believe that Jesus was “around” when His Father fought every war in the Old Testament. Jesus once said:
“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass.”
4. “I am disillusioned with the government and probably won’t even vote. My vote doesn’t count anyway.”
I am disillusioned too. Government is broken! Republicans and Dems alike! But, I get the Gallup poll into my inbox every day and it tells us that among church goers who attend weekly or twice monthly, McCain will win the vote 2 to 1 (65% to 28%). Among non-church goers and non-Christians, Obama wins 2 to 1. So what does that tell you? IF YOU ARE A church-going Christian your vote will make the difference! In the 2000, it came down to 532 votes in one state. 532!!!!! If you divide that by the 100something voting stations in that state, that’s only 4-5 votes PER VOTING STATION! Imagine what might happen if you do NOT go to your local voting station! Don’t be one of the 4 or 5 that leave America with a candidate who does not support protecting the unborn.
PRAYER (pray this aloud if you can agree with it): “Father, may YOUR choice for President wind up in the White House despite if it is our candidate of choice or not. We know you say in Prov. 6:16-20, “There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.” You also say in Deut. 21:9, “So, you will purge from yourselves the guilt of shedding innocent blood, since you have done what is right in the eyes of the LORD.” You spoke in the Bible of a people who sacrificed their children to idols and how it was the downfall of nations: Psalm 106:38: “They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood,” so the land of America is obviously desecrated due to our choices on this issue. If we will end abortion Lord, the land will be restored and it will effect our economy, foreign affairs, health care (because you are Jehovah Rapha and so healing will be more easy to attain by even your children). None of these issues will be solved by either candidate if they do not help end abortion. We also see that even though God LOVED King David enough to promise him that his lineage would sit on the throne forever (and Jesus is called “the Son of David”), He would not allow him to build the temple because he had “shed too much blood,” proving that even if we are Your children but shed innocent blood, we can be forgiven, but the sin will continue to bear bad fruit in our lives somewhere down the road. You said through Jeremiah, “…do not shed innocent blood in this place” (v. 22:3). So Father, forgive America for the 38,200,000 abortions that have occurred here since Roe v. Wade in 1973. Oh please, Father have mercy on us! Help us to turn with our votes today and choose-life so that you might bless us again with a better economy, less global warming, better health care because we’ll need less of it when you heal us, and improved foreign policies since peace will be upon us as you smile upon America. So Father, we pray for life to win-out today, whichever candidate you affirm when you look into his heart. We pray that voters would have their eyes opened and hearts grieved and moved on this issue of abortion. We pray all this in the name of the only One who matters: Jesus. Amen.”
God bless you and God bless America.