Wednesday, September 26, 2012

26 September 2012

Presbyterians Week Headlines

[1] Intended Consequences: Dispensing Plan B Pills to Abort Plan A

[2] Zambia, Scottish Government, and the Church of Scotland Announce Joint Effort to Commemorate 200th Birthday of David Livingstone

Headlines from The Christian Institute

Articles from

[5] Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

[6] The Religion of Peace


[1] Intended Consequences: Dispensing Plan B Pills to Abort Plan A

By Dr. Michael Milton

The New York City Department of Education is now in the contraception business. But who really is surprised?

The “Plan B” “CATCH Plan” pill can now be administered to students of any age or grade without any parental involvement. This should not be shocking to anyone. The NYC school district already dispenses several other birth control pharmaceuticals as well as condoms. The Department of Education has, for some years now, required classes on proper placement and wear of the contraceptive devices. Yet 7,000 school girls were with child last year. The New York Post reported that sixty-four percent of those received abortions. Is abortion supposed to relieve our concerns? That is a success story according to some. At least children weren’t born. The mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, reminded us, at his press conference on this initiative, that having children at a young age is a difficult situation for all.

Thank you Mr. Mayor. I am sure that Plan B will not make things better.

The practice is objectionable from a medical perspective according to Dr. Manny Alvarez, chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center in NJ and a host of other physicians. In fact, Dr. Alvarez says that such medications are “life threatening.” Alvarez does not believe that this will stop the greater issue of premarital sexual relations but would accelerate it, leading to the further spread of venereal disease. Yet, somehow, one gets the distinct impression that making moral stances on human sexuality, even among children, is hardly on the minds of the mayor or the NYC Department of Education.

It is on my mind — and my heart.

The radical, moral anarchy that has lurked in the hearts of men since the Fall was given license in pseudo-intellectual circles of the early 20th century by the likes of Margaret Sanger, the mother of Planned Parenthood (“motherhood” being an admittedly ironic and cruel metaphor for this malicious woman and her menacing creation). Her influence was coupled with Marxist-Socialist movements in the 1960s and birthed far-reaching ethical and social changes that we have yet to recover from. That which was forbidden was soon, however, codified by the United States Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade.

Warnings made by those like President Ronald Reagan in his book, Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation (1984), about the national consequences of such immorality (immoral not only on the standards of both the Bible, the Western Civilization that was erected through the Old and New Testaments, but creation itself) should be renewed. Life is holy. Sexuality is the spark of life and human bonding that is intended by the Almighty, supported by His creation for those in a consecrated God-ordained covenant of marriage (between one man and one woman). Respect for human life is a supreme act of reverence for life’s Creator. Such respect will produce respect for the act of marriage. And such respect will produce modesty in women and nobility in men and appropriate restraint; modesty and nobility being the very essence of a civilized people. Yet immorality has bred immodesty and disrespect for God, His gift of marriage and sexuality, and thus, humanity itself.

Can it be reversed? I cannot fathom how wide-sweeping transformation of this nation’s moral condition can come about short of spiritual revival. Yet the nation has known the undeserved blessing of God before. Perhaps we have our Pilgrim forefathers and mothers to thank for that. Their covenant with God and the prayers of devout people may be our only hope for getting out of this “Plan B” nation we are living in now. We have never been this far along the downward spiral of sin and shame, but as a believer in Jesus Christ I retain hope.

As a pastor, I must decry this recent decision of a major school district, sure to spread to other parts of the nation, as the height of ungodliness which will, undoubtedly, produce infinitely more harm than good. The action is indicative of a confused people. As I pray to God to have mercy and send revival, I plead with right minded people to condemn this sordid mess and call it what it is: a misguided, immoral attempt to stop the cycle of sin and shame that they cannot even understand. For the sake of common sense and self survival as a people, if you will not speak for the sake of God, New York parents must take back, not their schools, but their children! They are yours, my friends, not the mayor’s or the school board’s.

Yes, we have lost our way. The sexual revolution’s unintended consequence was the killing of the unborn. The unintended consequence of that is that those who survived the sinister scalpels of Planned Parenthood over the last three decades are now, themselves, producing children outside of marriage. They are living out the immoral choices of their parents and grandparents. The only way to fix it, say the muddle-headed proponents of policies like the NYC Department of Education, is to dispense Plan B drugs. Why? I will tell you why: Because Plan A is not an option to them. Yet Plan A remains our only true hope for redemption of this sin-sick society. And Plan A is God’s Word and God’s Way which leads to God’s blessings.

There can be no Plan B and still have a future as a people.

Michael Anthony Milton (Ph.D., University of Wales) serves as the chancellor & CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary (one of the largest accredited seminaries in the country), a U.S. Army chaplain (instructing at the Armed Forces Chaplain School) and the James M. Baird Jr. chair of pastoral theology at RTS/Charlotte. He is an author, songwriter, singer, ordained minister, former pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., and he previously served as the president of RTS/Charlotte. Dr. Milton also hosts a national Bible teaching television program, Faith For Living, reaching 70,000,000 potential households through DirecTV, Legacy TV network, YouTube and iTunes. It is also available as a free app in the Android and iPhone markets. The Faith For Living radio program is broadcast on several stations in the southeast. For 16 years he served in the business world and has also served as a top-secret Navy linguist.

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[2] Zambia, Scottish Government, and the Church of Scotland Announce Joint Effort to Commemorate 200th Birthday of David Livingstone

A 21 September 2012 Lusaka Times article titled “David Livingstone Commemoration Preparations Launched” reports that the Zambia High Commission in London, the Church of Scotland, and the Scottish government have jointly launched preparations for the commemoration of the 200th birthday of Scottish missionary and explorer Dr. David Livingstone, which will begin in March 2013.

Dr. Livingstone was a missionary and explorer in Africa who died in Chitambo village, Northern Province, Zambia in 1873.

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Headlines from The Christian Institute

Headlines of the past week from The Christian Institute:

-- Christian Bed and Breakfast Owner Sued By Gay Couple over Double Bed Refusal

-- United Kingdom Prime Minister Cameron Says Church Schools Should Not Say Homosexuality Is a Sin

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-- Pro-Family Views Cost Ex-Marine a Superintendent Job in Berkeley, California

-- Australian Federal Parliament Resoundingly Defeats Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Bill

-- BBC Radio Soap Opera ‘The Archers’ Posts Poll on Whether Characters Should Abort Down Syndrome Baby

-- Florida Abortionist Offers ‘Free’ Abortion with the Purchase of a Sonogram

-- Spain’s ‘Abortion Mogul’ Tells Court Meat Grinders Found in Clinic Were for Disposing of Chickens

-- Hospital labeled Down Syndrome Man ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ Without His Knowledge

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[5] Raging Heathen and Vain Imagining

Articles from the past week regarding kings and rulers setting themselves against the LORD and against his anointed:

-- The Government Can Now Legally Detain You Indefinitely After All

-- Teenage Girls Should Get IUDs or Hormonal Implants for Birth Control, Says American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

-- France Set To Ban the Words 'Mother' and 'Father' from Official Documents

-- Bill Nye ‘the Science Guy’ Warns: Creation Views Threaten U.S. Science

-- Extremist Hindus Rout Christians from Rural Indian Village

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[6] The Religion of Peace

Articles from the past week about the religion of peace:

-- Washington DC U.S. District Court Reveals Iranian Operatives In Charge Of Obama’s Iran Policy Since 2009

-- U.S. Senate votes 81-10 to Send Unlimited, Unrestricted Taxpayer Funds to Egypt, Libya, and Pakistan

-- U.S. President Obama Opens United Nations General Assembly Apologizing for 'Disgusting' Anti-Islam Film and Praising 'Arab Spring' as Democracy Movement

-- President Obama Declares the Future Must Not Belong to Practicing Christians

-- Barack Hussein Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood

-- U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (Texas) Says Obama Helped Jump Start New Radical Ottoman Empire

-- Leader of Libya Attack Linked to Obama Donor

-- Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin Says Muslim Brotherhood Has 'Infiltrated' the U.S. Government Deep inside Defense and National Security

-- Memo That Prompted Pentagon to Purge ‘Offensive to Islam’ Material Released

-- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Friend, New Jersey Hamas Imam Mohammed Qatanani, Wants Sharia Blasphemy Laws to Jail Critics of Islam in the U.S.

-- Islamic Supremacism Destroys Bloomington, Minnesota

-- Leaders of Kansas City Muslim Group Petition Obama to Limit Free Speech of American Citizens

-- Prominent Muslims Urge Beheading Westerners, Putting Their Decapitated Heads on Display to Silence Attempts to Mock Prophet Muhammad

-- Iran Official: 'Big War' Means Mahdi's Coming

-- Muslim States Vow to Impose Global Blasphemy Law

-- U.S. Imam: ‘Disregard First Amendment’ Replace with Sharia

-- Muslim Dad 'Tied Daughter to Tree and Hacked Her to Death with an Axe Because He Was Ashamed She Worked in a Beauty Salon'

-- Al Qaeda Ex-GITMO Detainee Was Leader of Libya U.S. Embassy Attack and Assassination of U.S. Ambassador and U.S. Diplomats

-- U.S. Relied on Muslim Brotherhood for Libyan Consulate Security

-- France Shutters Embassies as Anti-Islam Cartoon Spurs Fears of New Backlash

-- Islam and the Closing of the Secular Mind

-- Turkish Prime Minister Pushes International Blasphemy Laws

-- Army Officer’s Career Crashed by Muslim Opposition

-- The Terrorists’ Veto: Around the World, a Campaign of Religious Intimidation and Murder Intensifies

-- Rejecting the Spark-and-Fire Metaphor: The West Must Learn to See Islamist Violence as Intentional, Not Spontaneous

-- Accused Perpetrators of Turkey’s “Malatya Massacre” Put on Trial

-- Islamic Sermon Calls for Attack on U.S.: “Stab Them in Their Main Artery”

-- U.S. State Department Spends US$70,000 Placating Pakistani Muslims Ahead of 21 September 2012 Protests

-- Violent Muslim Anti-Freedom Riots Rage across Muslim Countries, Nineteen Dead in Pakistan

-- Jihad in Thailand: Heavy Civilian Casualties in Latest Islamic Attack

-- Muslim Cleric Issues Fatwa Sanctioning Killing of U.S. Ambassadors, Including Chris Stevens

-- Pakistan Minister Offers US$100,000 Reward for Death of U.S. Filmmaker

-- 700 Afghan Muslim Women Imprisoned for Running away from Forced Marriages, Violence

-- Iran’s Grand Ayatollah Says Jesus an Illegitimate Child [Editor’s Note: John 8:19 “Then said they unto [Jesus], Where is thy Father?”]

-- Sources: Slain U.S. Ambassador Recruited Jihadists: Egyptian Officials Say Stevens Worked With Saudis against Syria’s Assad

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