Health Care Reform

I think that this is worth sharing [StandTrue.com]:

Stand True’s Stance On Health Care Reform

I know there are a lot of different reasons that people are against President Obama’s heath care reform; the idea of socialized medicine is causing a huge uproar across the country. I am not going to address any of those reasons; I will simply stick to what I believe is the most important reason why we must oppose this deadly plan.

“In my mind reproductive care is essential care, it is basic care”: President Obama in a speech to Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of child killing (abortion) in our nation.

If you think that the President’s so called “health care” reform will not include the funding of child killing you are sadly mistaken. President Obama has already made promises to expand access to child killing and open the funding floodgates. Within his first week in office he reversed legislation and started sending our tax dollars to pay for killing children overseas.

If you truly doubt that abortion will be part of this health care reform, I challenge you to visit http://stoptheabortionmandate.com/ when you finish reading this article.

I have had dozens of people writing me complaining about Stand True’s not supporting this health care reform bill. I have heard all the stories about how they come from families who can’t afford health care and I should try and put myself in their shoes. (As an aside, I have no health care.) I have been told that we are too one-sided about abortion and we need to think about all the poor people who need health care.

I understand these arguments and I do have sympathy for those who do not have health care, like myself. However, I refuse to accept this as an excuse to sell out innocent children and allow funding for their death as a trade off. We cannot accept any kind of health care bill that funds child killing, period.

Imagine of the health care bill had funding for the killing of anyone over the age of 60 to help stop population growth. That is obviously absurd and no one in their right mind would accept that kind of a bill. What if the bill had funding for parents who are tired of their handicapped 5 year old to kill that child so they could be less burdened? Once again this is so preposterous that we know it would never even be a possibility.

Why is it, then, that when the killing of innocent children in the womb is being funded, it is acceptable or tolerable? Why is that not just as preposterous? It makes no sense to me that so many people who call themselves pro-life are willing to sacrifice thousands of babies a day for health care.

Just because someone is poor and cannot afford health care insurance does not mean they will not get the medical attention they need. Hospitals cannot refuse them; sure they will have a large bill but they will get the care they need. Does this large bill justify the killing of innocent babies? Of course not.

The simple truth in all of this is that the children in the womb are of equal value to anyone in any of the analogies I have used, and they cannot be dismissed as less human. The children in the womb cannot be overlooked and seen as a casualty in the fight to get affordable insurance for those who can’t afford it.

As long as the health care reform bill will provide for the killing of innocent little babies, we have no choice but to oppose it. We must be diligent in out efforts to expose the lies this President is trying to push down America’s throat and shine our lights brightly and boldly. We must get the message out that abortion is not health care.

For Christ I stand,

Bryan Kemper

Life’s Storms

Funnel cloud over UNC Charlotte | Wednesday, May 6, 2009 | Source

Everyone has times in their lives that it feels like their troubles will never end. It feels as if God is a million miles away and you are all alone. The truth is that He never left you. In Hebrews 13:5, Jesus tells us that He “will never leave you nor forsake you.” What needs to be examined is, did you leave God? What have you been doing lately? Maybe you have been hanging out with your friends, partying, doing drugs, watching questionable shows on television, or using foul language. It is very easy to remove yourself out of God’s circle of fellowship. However, the good news is that if you are a true believer that you can never be taken out of the circle of Salvation. If you have been feeling that God is not close to you, then you need to make the decision that you are going to start praying everyday, all day. It is through prayer and supplication/petitioning that we can draw near to God. God loves to talk with His children. The truth is, He thinks that you are to die for! [Romans 5:8 | John 3:16]

No matter what your situation is, God is there for you and ready to receive you with open arms. All you have to do is run to Him. But we should not just run to God only in the bad times. He wants us to come to Him when things are going good in our life. That is how much He loves us. Many times when everything seems to be going well, we will just talk with Him every now and then. possibly we talk to Him for a short moment when we wake up and then right before we go to bed, or maybe we just pray before our meals, or only on Sunday and Wednesday nights, or maybe we just do not pray at all. We use God as a crutch to get through life rather than letting Him be our best friend and our everything. God desires to be your all-in-all.

Along with prayer, reading the Word and putting it into action in your life will help you draw close to the Lord. The Word of God is a powerful tool to use in you daily walk with Christ. The Bible is the only piece of the Armor of God that is meant for offensive use. The others are defensive pieces of armor. The Bible is the Truth that overcomes the darkness; it reveals Satan’s plans; it gives us hope for the future. “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever” [Isaiah 40:8].

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If you need prayer or just someone to talk to, feel free to email me with your concerns. I will be glad to help you out any way possible!

Dry and Thirsty

For a while now I have been dry and thirsty. I had pushed myself away from the Lord. I have let my desires take precedence over His desires. I have not been praying and communicating with my Heavenly Father as much as I should. I have realized the need that I have for God. He is the one that my strength comes from. He is the only on that can satisfied this thirst that I have. He wants to be my everything. In John 4:14 Jesus tells me and He tells you, “whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.

I am still a young Christian; I was saved in the early part of September of 2001 and baptized on September 30th. Even though I am a Christian, I am not perfect and will never be perfect. The only man/person that has ever walked this great earth with out committing a sin was Jesus Christ. But, I am righteous and holy because He is righteous and holy. He died so that I might live; He died so that you might live. “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” [Romans 5:8].

My prayer is that I will dive into the Word more and more each day and pay more attention to what the Holy Spirit has to say to me. If I would stop talking and just start listening more to what God has to say, then I would be much better off. The Church today has that same problem. They try to solve their problems with their own earthly solutions. However, their “solutions” just make things worse. Jesus tells us “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” [Matthew 11:28]. If you are burdened because of your past or whatever your situation may be, give it to God. Say, “Lord here I am with my burdens. I give them all to you. Vindicate me O God” If you will do this and have faith that He will take your pains and worries, then you will truly have peace.

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“The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.” [Psalms 9:9-10].