Written by Stephen Kingery

"And forrepparttar next four and a half hours, I felt my son thrash around violently while he was being choked, poisoned, burned and suffocated to death. I didn't know any of that was going to happen. And I remember talking to him and I remember telling him I didn't want to do this, and I wished he could live and that his mommy loved him and that I was sorry. I prayed that he understood and that someday, he would learn to forgive me, if he could! And yet he was dying and there was nothing I could do to save him. I remember my son's very last kick. He had no strength left to fight." (From a letter byrepparttar 143604 Ohio Right To Life Society)

The thoughts of a mother as she experiencesrepparttar 143605 brutal and gruesome saline abortion of her son can only begin to showrepparttar 143606 agony of abortion. This mother was having second thoughts, but she was helpless to stoprepparttar 143607 killing. The anguish she must have felt was tremendous. But can you imaginerepparttar 143608 pain that her son was going through? He was literally being scalded to death. This letter fromrepparttar 143609 Ohio Right To Life Society continues, "In a saline abortion, a concentrated salt solution is injected intorepparttar 143610 sac of fluid that surrounds and protectsrepparttar 143611 baby. The mother can feelrepparttar 143612 baby thrash about for hours asrepparttar 143613 corrosive salt poisons and burnsrepparttar 143614 baby alive, inside and out. The mother actually goes into labor and delivers a dead or dying baby."

In America today we, as Christians, wring our hands and shake our heads and agonize overrepparttar 143615 violence we see on television, on our streets and in our schools. Yet,repparttar 143616 violence in these places is NOTHING compared torepparttar 143617 violence that goes on day after day inrepparttar 143618 hundreds of abortion clinics all across America. You and I have not only accepted this violence as a way of life (or death forrepparttar 143619 baby) but we sit idly by and watchrepparttar 143620 President ofrepparttar 143621 United States FIGHT to make abortion available to everyone (including children) and to be paid for and supported byrepparttar 143622 tax dollars WE send to Washington.

Is it any wonder that so many people in our nation consider life to be cheap. Why would we expect thatrepparttar 143623 life of a teacher who is shot and killed in her classroom to be more valuable than that of a helpless baby inrepparttar 143624 "safety" of his mother's womb. Why is it a crime for a person to shoot and kill an abortionist as he leaves his abortion clinic and not a crime for that abortionist to kill eight, ten or more helpless babies each day? Was his life MORE VALUABLE thanrepparttar 143625 babies that he killed that day? Now please don't misunderstand me! I do not advocate killing anyone ó abortionists included. I simply do not see why we can accept that it IS a crime to kill a person who is an adult and NOT a crime to kill a person just because that person has not had an opportunity to grow in his or her mother's womb torepparttar 143626 point that he or she can be born. If one is a crime, thenrepparttar 143627 other is as well!

The thing that amazes merepparttar 143628 most is that this crime of abortion has been legalized in America and WE have just accepted it. America is supposed to be a Christian nation. Now I know we are tolerant of other religious beliefs, and I fully support that. Nonetheless, this nation was founded on Christian principles and we have been proud of that fact for over 200 years. But killing innocent unborn babies byrepparttar 143629 millions is not a Christian principle and WE should not sit idly by and watch it happen.

Before you start talking to yourself and saying, "Oh I know it happens in America, but it can't be that bad.", let me give you some statistics which were provided to me byrepparttar 143630 Ohio Right To Life Society.

Abortions inrepparttar 143631 United States

* Over 4,300 abortions performed daily * Over 1,600,000 abortions performed in 1988 * 6,749 teenagers under 15 had abortions in 1989 * 196,112 teenagers 15-19 had abortions in 1989 * Over 28 million abortions from 1973 to 1991 * From 744,600 in 1973 to 1,600,000 in 1991

It's not that bad? EXACTLY how many innocent babies do we have to have killed each year before we Christians will say, "Ok, now it's bad." How many innocent babies must die before we will start saying to our congressmen, senators and presidents "Look, I don't care what your politics are, I WILL NOT VOTE FOR YOU if you support legal abortions!" Ifrepparttar 143632 Christians inrepparttar 143633 country would stand united, abortion would become a crime (as it should) in very short order.

The abortion issue is notrepparttar 143634 only indication that things have gone awry in America. Below are other statistics provided byrepparttar 143635 Ohio Right To Life Society which showrepparttar 143636 alarming rise in all sorts of evil.

How Can We Know If these are the end times

Written by Dene McGriff

This is a question every generation asks itself. Even early Christians thought they were inrepparttar end times and 2,000 years later things keep moving on. Why didn't God just get it over with back then? People get tired of "chicken littles" running around telling usrepparttar 143280 sky is falling,repparttar 143281 world is going to end, but it doesnít. We're still here. Every saint fromrepparttar 143282 beginning anticipated His coming, but He hasnít come, so why care? He'll come when He comes. What's it to me? I just keep putting one foot in front of another. The last thing I want to be is some "kook" standing on a street corner predictingrepparttar 143283 end ofrepparttar 143284 world only to seerepparttar 143285 date come and go. Isn't this just much "to do" about nothing? Besides, if I rapture atrepparttar 143286 beginning ofrepparttar 143287 "end",repparttar 143288 whole question is irrelevant! I'm outta here. Glory!

Sound familiar? I've certainly thought all of those things. How about you? Am I beating a dead horse? Well I don't think so. What if these really arerepparttar 143289 end times? Is there any way to know for sure? What if there is no easy escape by "rapture"? And if not, what does it mean to me?

There are a number of ways to answer this question: first, there isrepparttar 143290 Bible,repparttar 143291 Word of God and all ofrepparttar 143292 prophesies relating torepparttar 143293 end times. Second, there arerepparttar 143294 "signs ofrepparttar 143295 times" - what is happening inrepparttar 143296 world that could indicate one way or another. Third, there is your own gut feeling when you are quiet, your mind is still and you are inrepparttar 143297 presence ofrepparttar 143298 Lord. (Luke 2:26)

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