Conceived in Rape, a Noobian film in association with HBP, produced by Kevin Williams and directed by Keith Humphrey. Are you Pro-Life all the way or do you make the “rape-exception”? We pray this documentary cause Pro-Lifers to reconsider the rape exception and other “hard cases.” You will see personal stories from women who conceived through rape or incest, or those born of them. Special-needs children and other difficult situations are also addressed. This presentation will be available on DVD within a month for free distribution. We encourage you to organize showings of this film in your churches, schools, and to distribute it at abortion clinics, etc.
by Erin Benziger
Re-posted with permission. Original article here.
Rob Bell’s forthcoming book, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, already has begun to cause a stir with the release of two trailers offering teasers of the book’s content. According to the publisher, in this book, Rob Bell “does for the concept of God what he did for heaven and hell in his book Love Wins.”
In the most recently released trailer, Bell compares God to Oldsmobiles, a car that, though once quite popular and reliable, no longer is being manufactured. Bell begins the video by describing the Oldsmobile he used to drive as a 20-year-old. He says it “served him well in those years,” and then continues,
But they don’t make Oldsmobiles anymore. They used to be popular, but the factories have shut down, and eventually the only ones left will be collector’s items, relics of an era that has passed. Oldsmobile couldn’t keep up with the times and has become more and more something of the past, not the future. For them, not us. For then, not now.
For a growing number of people in our modern world, God is a bit like Oldsmobiles.
Things have changed; we have more information and technology than ever. We’re interacting with a broader, more diverse range of people than ever, and the tribal God, the only one many people have ever heard of, appears more and more small, and narrow, and irrelevant, and in some cases just plain mean, and other times not that intelligent. SOURCE
The former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church continues and shares examples of these allegedly outdated, irrelevant ideas of God. He infers that the issue of women in leadership within the church, which is forbidden as taught in 1 Tim. 2:12, is one that should be reconsidered. He challenges Christian convictions regarding the sin of homosexuality, and appears to belittle those who proclaim the importance of adhering to a literal, six-day creation.
Denny Burk, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, offers his summary of what Rob Bell implies in the video:
The traditional doctrine of God and his ways is as passé as an Oldsmobile. It was good for a time, but now it is no longer relevant. Modernity presents us with new evidence, and that new information compels us to cast aside the ancient faith in favor of a new model. In short, it calls for a revision of evangelical theology. Your belief that pastors should be qualified males must go (1 Tim. 2:12). Your conviction that homosexuality is sin and that marriage is the union of one man and one woman for life also must also go (Matt. 19:4-6; Rom. 1:26-27). Your belief in the authority of scripture must take a backseat to what science teaches us about “creation” and human origins (Gen. 1:1, 26-27). If you don’t set aside such outmoded beliefs about God and His word, then you are not only irrelevant to modern people, but you are also causing them harm. SOURCE
Many likely will agree with Burk when he says, “The trailer makes the book sound like it will be a total redefinition of the Christian faith.” The teachings of Bell over the years certainly seem to indicate that he has been embarking on such an endeavor for some time. Yet, as Burk also observes,
Bell has already had his coming-out party as a false teacher with Love Wins. Everyone gets it at this point. The novelty has worn-off. What else is there to see here? SOURCE
What We Talk About When We Talk About God is scheduled to be released on 12 March 2013.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade. To date, millions of unborn lives have been “legally” murdered as a result of this lawless decision which “gave birth” to America’s Holocaust of the unborn. With few exceptions, America acknowledges the murderous atrocity of the Jewish Holocaust under Hitler’s fascist Nazi regime of WWII. However, recognition of the abortion Holocaust pales in comparison even though its bloodshed far exceed in comparison (6 million in Jewish Holocaust versus 50 million in the abortion Holocaust).
The two holocaust’s have more roots in common than one might think. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood (the world’s largest abortion provider), promoted Hitler’s eugenics program in the United States and became very interested in National Socialism. We find that her goals were rooted in racism and fascist ideology. She said, “More children from the fit, less from the unfit–that is the chief aim of birth control.” By “unfit,” Sanger included those with mental problems, handicapped, and poor people. With an Evolutionist worldview, she believed that social problems were the result of biological determinism and could be eliminated by sterilizing the poorer classes. She sought to stop the population growth of blacks, Jews and southern Europeans. Sanger wrote:
The philanthropists who give free maternity care encourage the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future race of the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant.
Records demonstrate that her racially rooted motivations for Planned Parenthood eugenics have been successful. For instance, abortion rates are much more common among minority women in the U.S. In 2000-2001, the rates among black and Hispanic women were 49 per 1,000 and 33 per 1,000, respectively, vs. 13 per 1,000 among non-Hispanic white women. In other words, though non-Hispanic, white women make up 69% of America’s female population, only 36% of all U.S. abortions are performed on them. Lauren Wilson writes:
Margaret Sanger’s prejudice was also fueled by a belief in Arian superiority, as well as her belief in a right to promiscuity unencumbered by consequences. She too was an Arian, and a wildly promiscuous woman. No matter who is targeted: Jews, people of color, unborn children – the same irreconcilable beliefs which motivated the Jewish Holocaust motivate the abortion industry to this day, and these discriminatory principles are enshrined, preserved, and thriving in abortion mills across the world.
CNSNews reported, “Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s latest annual report for 2011-2012 says that its affiliated clinics performed 333,964 abortions in fiscal 2011.” That’s an average of one abortion every 94 seconds. Planned Parenthood received $542.4 million in “government health services grants and reimbursements,” which it states includes “payments from Medicaid managed care plans.” Planned Parenthood’s total assets top $1 billion dollars. PPFA president Cecile Richards and Cecelia Boone, chairwoman of the organization, signed an introductory letter to the recent report in which they stated, “We are so proud of the year’s many successes, and deeply grateful for all the partners, sponsors, volunteers, staff and friends who helped make them possible.”