Abortion ‘Champion of the Century’: It’s Hillary

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No, it’s not a satire. I only wish it were.

Anyway, for those of you who might be having second thoughts about having voted for Donald Trump, the Democrat alternative, Hillary Clinton, is to be honored next month by Planned Parenthood as the abortion industry’s “Champion of the Century” ( http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/11/hillary-clinton-receive-planned-parenthoods-champion-century-award/ )–as Planned Parenthood celebrates 100 years of snuffing babies.

Crikey, who would even want to be the abortion “Champion of the Century”? What kind of person wants that after her name?

Presidential wannabe Clinton’s platform included public funding for abortion on demand. That means everybody pays for it.

I’m still glad I supported Trump.

Amidst the flapdoodle constituting Planned Parenthood’s announcement, we find the usual left-wing definition of abortion as one of the ways that women and girls “follow their dreams.” Democrats are always saying this. Killing your baby is how you follow your dreams. Remember when Obama described a hypothetical grandchild as a “mistake”? A mistake to be erased by an abortion. Follow that dream.

It’s a dreary and tiresome business, reporting news like this. But we do need to know what we’re up against.

When Moses found Israel worshiping the golden calf, he cried out, “Who is on the Lord’s side? Let him come to me!” (Exodus 32:26)

We cannot hide from those words.

What Constitutes a Witness to a Capital Crime?

My wife asked me a hard question today. Given that God’s law, as given to Moses, states that no one can be put to death without the testimony of two witnesses, does that mean a murderer can’t be convicted if he commits his crime out of sight of any witnesses? Can’t we use forensic evidence? Or must there be actual eyewitnesses?

For the answer, we have to turn to the New Testament.

In John Chapter 5, Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true” (verses 31-32). And he cites John the Baptist as one witness who testified that Jesus was indeed the Lamb of God.

Our Lord continues, in verse 36, “But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.”

So that’s another witness: the works that Jesus did, that no one else could do.

For yet another witness, Christ points to the Old Testament scriptures (verses 45-47): “Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his witness, how shall ye believe my words?”

We have here three witnesses: John the Baptist, Jesus’ own works, and God’s word delivered through Moses. None of them are eyewitnesses; but they are three witnesses which Christ calls on us to believe.

Therefore a murder done in secret might be judged by witnesses that are not eyewitnesses–such as forensic evidence, the indirect evidence of witnesses testifying to the accused’s behavior, and even circumstantial evidence, if it is strong enough.

And on those rare occasions when no witness at all is available, we must rely on God to judge.

How Good Should Your Heroes Be?

The Glass Bridge (Bell Mountain #7) by [Duigon, Lee]

Fantasy fiction is awash with “heroes” who make everything look easy–especially the writing of fantasy. The Clever Thief With the Heart of Gold, The Roistering Barbarian, and the ubiquitous Invincible Female Warrior: please, No mas, no mas! I mean, what kind of a chucklehead do you have to be, to believe in such protagonists?

I would rather pattern my heroes after the heroes of the Bible, like Moses and Abraham, Peter and Paul–heroes who had to accomplish some exceedingly difficult things, and who keenly felt the difficulty, but nevertheless did what they had to do because they had faith in God and tried their level best to obey Him, whatever the cost.

They weren’t supermen. They couldn’t rely on really great kung-fu, powerful magic, super-powers, or any other kind of unlikely boons the writer might bestow on them. And their own personal flaws created more difficulties for them. Think of Moses pleading with God to get someone else to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, and losing his temper when God had him strike the rock to bring out water. No, these weren’t supermen at all. But they got the job done in the end.

When I had the girl, Gurun, in the opening chapter of The Last Banquet, swept down from the north by a storm, to land in a country that was very strange to her, I had no idea that she would go on to be a queen–and a most reluctant one, at that. She can’t even ride a horse without the fear of falling off in front of everybody. None of this was her idea. She wants to go home, but can’t. But what she does is to follow the path upon which God has placed her, in spite of homesickness, and fear, and the very strangeness of it all–without the slightest idea of what her faithfulness and perseverance have come to mean to those around her.

It’s not what Gurun does, but what she is, that matters.

So if you’re writing fantasy, lay off the cliches and let your heroes and heroines be ordinary, believable people who aren’t showing off, aren’t acting like caped super-heroes in a comic book, but are just doing what they do because they have to.

Let your heroes be what we should be–and would be, and will be, if we only keep the faith.