Mar 31, 2014

A Drastic Change

Dr. Bernard Nathanson - Leading Abortion Doctor
Dr. Bernard Nathanson was the leading abortion doctor in the United States in the 1970’s.
He had campaigned vigorously for the legalization of abortion and he himself had performed 60,000 abortions.
He even believed his intentions were good and that he was doing a righteous thing by providing a service that guaranteed a woman’s right to control her body.
But something changed Dr. Nathanson ‘s point view.
It was a medical breakthrough called the ultrasound, introduced in 1976.
This device literally opened a window on fetal development.
The first time Nathanson saw an ultrasound in action, he was with a group of residents gathered around a pregnant patient in a darkened examining room watching a demonstration by a technician. The technician applied a conductive gel to the woman’s abdomen and then began working a handheld sensor over her stomach.
As the screen clarified, Nathanson was amazed. He could see a throbbing heart.
When the technician focused closely on the image, Nathanson could see all four chambers of the heart pumping blood.
And during the scan Nathanson became convicted. He said that his mind had dropped the word foetus in favor of the word baby.
 Suddenly, everything he had been learning about the child in the womb since his entry into the medicine snapped into focus. He had known what took place in the womb but somehow seeing it for the first time changed everything.
Bernard Nathanson, the leading abortion doctor in America, became convinced that human life existed with in the womb from the onset of pregnancy.
In an article he wrote for the New England Journal of Medicine he wrote, in abortion “we are taking life.”
That foetus is not mere tissue it is human life.
WOW...Yet it falls on deaf ears...

Mar 24, 2014

17 Quotes About Missions, Missionaries, and Mission Trips

1.“God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.”
Hudson Taylor
2.“Prepare for the worst, expect the best, and take what comes.”
Robert Speer
3.“The mark of a great church is not its seating capacity, but its sending capacity.”
Mike Stachura
4.“Answering a student’s question, ‘Will the heathen who have not heard the Gospel be saved?’
thus, ‘It is more a question with me whether we who have the Gospel and fail to give it to those who have not, can be saved.’”
C.H. Spurgeon
5.“The man…looking at him with a smile that only half concealed his contempt, inquired,
“Now Mr. Morrison do you really expect that you will make an impression on the idolatry of the Chinese Empire?”
“No sir,” said Morrison, “but I expect that God will.”
Robert Morrison
6.“It will not do to say that you have no special call to go to China.
With these facts before you and with the command of the Lord Jesus to go and preach the gospel to every creature, you need rather to ascertain whether you have a special call to stay at home.”
Hudson Taylor
7.“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”
Jim Elliot
8.“God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him.”
Hudson Taylor
9.“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God”
William Carey
10.“If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.”
C.T. Studd
11.“We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first.”
Oswald J. Smith
12.“In our lifetime, wouldn’t it be sad if we spent more time washing dishes or swatting flies or mowing the yard or watching television than praying for world missions?”
Dave Davidson
13.“To belong to Jesus is to embrace the nations with Him.”
John Piper
14.“Go, send, or disobey.”
John Piper
15.“God isn’t looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow Him“
Hudson Taylor
16.“The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet.”
17.“Christ wants not nibblers of the possible, but grabbers of the impossible.”
C.T. Studd

Where Is The Prophet Today?

Leonard Ravenhill
"Millions have been spent on evangelism in the last twenty-five years.
Hundreds of gospel messages streak through the air over the nation every day.
 Crusades have been held, healing meetings have made a vital contribution, "come outers" have "come out" and settled, too, without a nation-shaking revival.
Organizers we have, skilled preachers abound, multi-million dollar Christian organizations straddle the nation.
But where, oh where, is the prophet?
Where are the incandescent men fresh from the Holy Place?
Where is the Moses to plead in fasting before the holiness of the Lord for our moody morality, our political perfidy, and sour and sick spirituality?"
Are you the one?

Forgiveness That The Gospel Makes Possible

“Liberating the World” - By Gordon Moyes
One of the world's greatest actresses is Susan Sarandon.
In 1995 she won the Oscar for Best Actress in the film Dead Man Walking.
 It is the gripping portrayal of an American nun Sister Helen Prejean who ministers to the men on death row.
But that powerful film only tells half the story and left out the best part!
Dead Man Walking is about the inherent dignity of even a hardened criminal.
Like many films and newspapers it concentrates on the criminal, not the victim.
But the story of the victim is even greater, depicting the uniquely Christian message of forgiveness.
The true story is how sixteen-year-old Debbie Morris was on a date with her boyfriend, Mark.
One Friday evening while having milkshakes two strangers put a revolver to Mark's head.
Their night out turned into several hours of torture, rape, and attempted murder.
 They shot Mark leaving him for dead. Debbie was repeatedly raped and deeply wounded.
When the two men were captured, one, Robert Willie was sentenced to die for his crimes.
He eventually admitted to several murders, including butchering another girl.
But Debbie's anguish did not end when Willie was sentenced to die.
(Robert Willie)
Despite those who urged her to "get on with her life," her emotional ordeal continued.
Debbie could not find true healing until she was able to comprehend and forgive those two men.
As Debbie writes in her book, "Forgiving the Dead Man Walking", "Justice doesn't really heal all the wounds."
 It was only when Debbie found the grace to forgive Robert Willie, the day he was executed, that she finally knew release from suffering herself.
She found forgiveness from Christ for herself and those who had injured her.
In prayer - for herself and for Willie - she discovered that only God's grace is sufficient to bind up the wounds of the human heart.
Forgiveness is much more than telling ourselves that an offense just doesn't matter anymore.
On the contrary, forgiveness recognizes the debt for what it is.
And it doesn't just liberate the debtor from his debt - it transforms the heart of the one who forgives.
In fact, forgiveness is an imitation of God's own act of forgiveness on the Cross.
By forsaking the justice we are owed, we recognize that we, too, have been forgiven a debt we can never repay.
That is why true forgiveness is a scandal to the secular mind.
Secular society has nothing that resembles the forgiveness that the Gospel makes possible, what Debbie Morris experienced.
Gordon Moyes