Monday, February 23, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Video of THANK YOU(Cantonese), feat. MC JIN and Jaeson Ma


This is a video of MC JIN and Jaeson Ma and Corrina performing "Thank You"


The following text is from Jaeson Ma's blog/website:

"WE ALL NEED TO BE THANKFUL FOR LIFE.
MC JIN, MYSELF AND CORRINA RECORDED
A VERY SPECIAL SONG CALLED “THANK YOU”
TO BE THE THEME SONG FOR THE MOVIE BELLA
IN HONG KONG. THIS SONG TALKS ABOUT BEING
THANKFUL TO GOD FOR HIS LOVE, CONSTANT
FORGIVENESS AND THE PRECIOUS LIFE WE HAVE
EACH BEEN GIVEN. WE PERFORMED THIS SONG IN
HK TIME SQUARE FOR THE BELLA PREMIERE.
MY PRAYER IS THAT EVERY YOUNG PERSON THAT
LISTENS TO THIS SONG IN HONG KONG AND AROUND
THE WORLD WOULD VALUE THE LIFE THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN,
AND ALSO VALUE EVERY LIFE THAT IS IN THE WOMB, HOPEFULLY
EVERY YOUNG WOMAN WHO IS THINKING ABOUT ABORTING THEIR CHILD,
WOULD RECONSIDER AND GIVE LIFE A CHANCE. I KNOW MY MOM DID FOR ME,
THAT’S WHY I AM ALIVE TODAY AND I THANK GOD FOR THAT.

WE WILL BE RELEASING “THANK YOU” AS A SPECIAL TRACK ONLINE FOR
THE HOLIDAYS…STAY TUNED AND THE SONG WILL BE AVAILABLE TO
DOWNLOAD ON MY BLOG SHO NUFF. GOD BLESS AND KEEP PROMOTING
THE CAUSE OF LIFE IN OUR GENERATION. THANK YOU GOD!"

It is in Cantonese. You can download it for free at Jaeson Ma's website at this link.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jaeson Ma: Saved from Death to be Mightily Used of God


I am a fan of Jaeson Ma, one of the singers in the rap duo Namesake.

Today, Nov. 11, he celebrates his 28th birthday. He was born on Nov. 11, 1980.

Why is he so special?

You see, Jaeson was almost aborted by his mom.

He tells his story in the Namesake song "Justice from Heaven":

Look into my eyes, I was born on 11-11, almost aborted and gone
But Father God sent a message from heaven, to tell my mom
That this child ain’t an accident, it’s heaven sent
So Mrs. Ma, would you please repent
That's what my momma did,
She ran out the clinic
And she never did go through
With aborting me
Life is precious see, listen
God created you and me in His image, with a plan and purpose

His life is a blessing. Right now God is using him to mightily impact the universities in the US. He is a campus minister/pastor and student church planter and he is also being used to impact the Hollywood and the Hongkong entertainment industries.

What if Mrs. Ma didn't run out the clinic? But she did, and Jaeson Ma was born on 11/11/1980.

Thank you for obeying the Lord and repenting, Mrs. Ma.

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The pic above is from his Facebook "fan club" page. :-)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pro-life Movie "Bella" to show in HongKong Nov.13 08

This video shows Jaeson Ma of Namesake speaking to Hong Kong students about "Bella".


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Singapore: Regrets of a child of 'stop-at-two' era (from StraitsTimes.com)

Population control advocates in the Philippines like to cite Singapore with its two-child policy(stop-at-two policy) and its economic prosperity as a role model for the Philippines. They like to point out how "poor" the Philippines is compared to Singapore because Singapore has managed its population well.

Singapore is now giving away "baby bonuses" to encourage births. Why? They need to import "brains" (some are Filipinos, who went to Singapore not because they couldn't find a job here but because Singapore needed them) because they have few young adults.

Here is an opinion, from the Straits Times newspaper, sent by my Christian friend from Singapore:

View it at this link: http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Online%2BStory/STIStory_275523.html

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Sep 6, 2008
ST.com News: Regrets of a child of 'stop-at-two' era



I WAS born in the 'stop-at-two' era, and am the younger of two siblings. My mother followed the recent baby bonus updates sardonically, and here is why.

My mother was pressured heavily when she was pregnant with her third child. Whether it was a boy or girl, she never got to find out as the pressure on her was so great (nurses chiding her to follow the law, having to pay a fine should she produce more than two) that she had an abortion a few weeks after she found out about her pregnancy. Had she not aborted that child, I would have a younger sibling of age 25 years, who would have helped to boost Singapore's economy in one way or another.
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People are human resources. They are the riches of a nation.

"Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him." Psalm 127:3

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Unborn Baby's Prayer -in Vietnamese


I got the Vietnamese translation from BibleGateway .com

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

"Life" Tape in Thai

This man is a pastor from Northern Thailand. He is wearing "life" tape in Thai to stand with us in our ministry to the unborn generation and to pray for the unborn generation in Thailand.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Speaking Up for the Next Generation

Why do we speak up for the next generation? Because the word of God compels us.

"Our children and their children will get in on this As the word is passed along from parent to child. Babies not yet conceived will hear the good news-- that God does what he says." Psalm 22:30-31, The Message Bible

"Rescue the perishing; don't hesitate to step in and help. If you say, "Hey, that's none of my business," will that get you off the hook? Someone is watching you closely, you know-- Someone not impressed with weak excuses." Proverbs 24:11-12, The Message Bible

"Speak up for the people who have no voice, for the rights of all the down-and-outers. Speak out for justice! Stand up for the poor and destitute!" Proverbs 31:8-9, The Message Bible

"Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day. " Psalm 139:16, The Message Bible

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Prayer Points for Life - for your country

The following are prayer points for life for the Philippines that I have listed together with verses. The verses come from the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible.

Christians from Asian countries can customize these prayer points according to their situation and their government set-up. (Maybe you have a parliamentary form of government, or a federal system, unlike our country.)

If abortion is LEGAL in your country, put these in mind:

1) Christians must pray for abortion to end or become illegal, because abortion is the shedding of innocent blood in God's eyes, whether it is legal or illegal in your country. Such abortion laws are what the Bible describes as "decrees that cause misery". (Psalm 94:20 Can a corrupt throne be allied with you-- one that brings on misery by its decrees?)

Genesis 9:6 - Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.

Exodus 20:13 - You shall not murder.

Proverbs 6:16-19There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.


2) Christians must not call abortion acceptable
Psalm 94:20 Can a corrupt throne be allied with You-- one that brings on misery by its decrees?

3) Christians must speak up against abortion

Proverbs 24:11-12 Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?

Proverbs 31:8-9 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."

Psalm 82:3-4 Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked….

Isa 58:6"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?...


4) Christians must realize that abortion instituted as a law by their government desecrates the and pollutes the land through
State-sanctioned bloodshed. And the Lord will avenge that blood.

Numbers 35:33"'Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it…

Hosea 4:2-3There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Because of this the land mourns…

Isa 5:7… And He looked for justice, but saw bloodshed; for righteousness, but heard cries of distress...

Ezek 9:9…The sin of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great; the land is full of bloodshed and the city is full of injustice....

Psalm 106:37-40 They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons.They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood. They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted themselves.Therefore the LORD was angry with his people and abhorred his inheritance.

Genesis 4:10 The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.

Isaiah 26:21See, the LORD is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed upon her; she will conceal her slain no longer.

Psalm 9:12For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.

Gen 9:5-6And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man.Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.)


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PRAYER POINTS FOR LIFE

1.Pray that Supreme Court justices will all value and uphold life as is stated in the Philippine Constitution.Art.2. Sec.12. (Jer 22:3 This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of his oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the alien, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place….Isaiah 28:6He will be a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.)
2. Pray that the Congressmen, Senators, Mayors and City Councils will uphold life and will not enact any pro-death and pro-abortion laws or city codes. (Amos 5:24
But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!)
3. Pray that God’s will be done in Congress and in local governments. Pray that the pro-death and pro-abortion laws will not prosper. (Psalm 94:20 Can a corrupt throne be allied with you-- one that brings on misery by its decrees?)
4. Pray that pro-life Congressmen, Senators and government officials will be elected in the elections. (Daniel 2:21 He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. )
5. Pray that the culture of death will be replaced by a culture of life. (Deut 30:19 Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.)
6. Pray that abortion will always be illegal in the Philippines. (Psalm 33:5 The LORD loves righteousness and justice.”… Isaiah 1:17 Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.)
7. Pray against the anti-children culture of death. (Psalm 127:3-5 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.)
8. Pray that born and unborn children will be considered a blessing and not a curse nor a burden to families nor to the nation. (.Malachi 2:15 Has not God made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring.)
9.Pray that the Holy Spirit will convict women who want to have an abortion. (John 16:8 When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment.)
10.Pray that God will give them strength and a way out of their problems so they don’t consider abortion.
11.Pray that the Lord will grant them love and compassion for their own babies in their wombs.
12.Pray for provision of needs of mothers who decided to keep their babies. (Ps 34:10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.)
13.Pray that the Holy Spirit will convict women who have had abortions. (Ezek 23:36-37 The LORD said to me: "Son of man, will you judge Oholah and Oholibah? Then confront them with their detestable practices, for they have committed adultery and blood is on their hands. They committed adultery with their idols; they even sacrificed their children, whom they bore to me, as food for them.)
14.Pray that God will convict parents who forced their children to have abortions. (Psalm 106:38 They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood.)
15.Pray that they will acknowledge that they have sinned and will repent and be reconciled to God. (Prov 6:16-19There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers..)
16.Pray that more abortion clinics will be exposed by the blood that they shed. (Isaiah 26:21 See, the LORD is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed upon her; she will conceal her slain no longer….Gen 4:10The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.”… Gen 9:5-6And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man.
Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.)
17. Pray that the abortionists will be caught and their evil deeds exposed. (Eph 5:11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. )
18. Pray that God will convict these abortionists of their sin of bloodshed. (Exod 34:6-7 "The LORD…. does not leave the guilty unpunished…”)Pray that they will repent and be reconciled to God.
19. Pray that the blood of Jesus will cover the bloodshed of abortion in our nation and withhold judgment from our nation. (Numbers 35:33"'Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it…Hosea 4:2-3
There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Because of this the land mourns…Isa 5:7… And He looked for justice, but saw bloodshed; for righteousness, but heard cries of distress...Ezek 9:9…The sin of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great; the land is full of bloodshed and the city is full of injustice…)
20. Pray that the Christian churches will rise up for life and will stand up against abortion. (Isa 58:6"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?... Prov 24:11Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter….Psalm 82:3-4 Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked….Prov 31:8-9"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.")
21. Pray for the next generation to be born. Psa. 22:30-31Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord.They will proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn-- for he has done it.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Life: A Biblical Perspective- Bible Study Outline from Presbyterians Pro-life

View the "Life: A Biblical Perspective" Bible study outline at the Presbyterians for Life website

or read it here:

I. OUR CREATOR

Who is the creator of all life? Who created each of us?

Genesis1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Job 10:8-12 "Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me? Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again? Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese, clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews? You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.

Job 33:4 The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

Psalm 8:4,5 what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.

Psalm 95:6 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;

Psalm 100:3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Psalm 119:73 Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.

John 1:3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

Acts 17:24,25 "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.

Revelation 4:11 "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."

Colossians 1:16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.


II. GOD, THE UNBORN, AND THE CHILD

Is God involved in our development within the womb?

Job 31:15 Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?

Psalm 139:13-16 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Isaiah 44:2 This is what the LORD says-- he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you: Do not be afraid, O Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.

Isaiah 44:24 "This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself,

Is God concerned about us in our unborn (fetal) state or only after birth? Do we have an identity prior to our birth? our conception? Does God have a relationship with the unborn?

Isaiah 40:11 He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.

Isaiah 49:1 Listen to me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations: Before I was born the LORD called me; from my birth he has made mention of my name.

Isaiah 49:16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

Psalm 22:9,10 Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother's breast. From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother's womb you have been my God.

Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

Luke 1:15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth.

Luke 1:41,44 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby* leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. ... As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby* in my womb leaped for joy.
*The biblical writers, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, used the Greek word "brephos," here translated as baby, referring to the unborn child. Brephos is also found in I Peter 2:2 translated as newborn babies and II Timothy 3:15 as infancy.

Galatians 1:15,16 But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not consult any man,

Ephesians 1:3,4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love

Is the fetus a human being?

John 16:21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby* is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. (*Baby is translated from the Greek word, "anthropos," which literally means man or human being.)

What is God's relationship to children?

Psalm 71:6 From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb. I will ever praise you.

Psalm 127:3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.

Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."


III. LIFE OR DEATH: OUR RIGHT TO CHOOSE?

Does God give us a choice between life and death? What is His choice for us? (When a pregnancy has been "terminated," what has happened?)

Deuteronomy 30:19 This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live

Exodus 20:13 "You shall not murder.
(See also Exodus 20:1, Matthew 5:21, Matthew 19:18, Romans 1:29, James 2:11, Revelation 21:8, Revelation 22:15)

Have we been given the "right" to choose death for the unborn?

Genesis 9:6 "Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.

Jeremiah 7:6 if you do not oppress the alien, the fatherless or the widow and do not shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not follow other gods to your own harm, (See also Jeremiah 22:3,17)

Exodus 23:7 Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.

Deuteronomy 27:24,25 "Cursed is the man who kills his neighbor secretly." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!" "Cursed is the man who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"

Proverbs 6:16,17 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,

Amos 1:13,14 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Ammon, even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath]. Because he ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead in order to extend his borders, I will set fire to the walls of Rabbah that will consume her fortresses amid war cries on the day of battle, amid violent winds on a stormy day.


IV. EVERY WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CONTROL HER OWN BODY - FREEDOM TO CHOOSE

Does every woman have the right to control her own body? Is it her own body? (Does the definition of every woman include the female fetus?)

Ezekiel 18:4 For every living soul belongs to me, the father as well as the son --both alike belong to me. The soul who sins is the one who will die.

Psalm 127:3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.

I Corinthians 6:19,20 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God --this is your spiritual act of worship.

Is the "freedom to choose" the primary consideration in the abortion issue? Can freedom be abused? (Consider the fact that the freedom we are talking about is the freedom to choose to abort.)

I Peter 2:16 Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.


V. THE HARD CASES: THE HANDICAPPED, RAPE, AND INCEST

Who is the creator of the "unwanted," "unlovable," "handicapped," "mistake"? Are these cases justifiable reasons for abortion?

(Refer also to Scriptures under "I. OUR CREATOR")

Exodus 4:11 The LORD said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD?

Isaiah 45:9-11 "Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker, to him who is but a potsherd among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, `What are you making?' Does your work say, `He has no hands'? Woe to him who says to his father, `What have you begotten?' or to his mother, `What have you brought to birth?' "This is what the LORD says-- the Holy One of Israel, and its Maker: Concerning things to come, do you question me about my children, or give me orders about the work of my hands?

Romans 9:20,21 But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? "Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, `Why did you make me like this?'" Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?

I Corinthians 1:27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

Should the innocent pay for the sins of others? Who are the innocent in a pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, and is abortion acceptable in these cases?

Deuteronomy 24:16 Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin.


VI. OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE UNBORN, THE WOMAN IN CRISIS, AND OUR GOD

Is abortion the solution to crisis pregnancies?

Isaiah 49:15 "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.

Do we have a responsibility to God?

Genesis 9:1,5 Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth... And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man.

Isaiah 58:10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Matthew 25:34-36,40-43,45 "Then the King will say to those on his right, `Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' ... "The King will reply, `I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' "Then he will say to those on his left, `Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'..."He will reply, `I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'

What is our responsibility as Christians to those who are handicapped, unwanted, unloved?

Proverbs 21:13 If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.

Galatians 6:2 Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Proverbs 24:11,12 Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?

Should Christians be involved in the discussion? What are our responsibilities as Christians in influencing our nation's policy on abortion? Should we be concerned about "pushing our morality" on others in trying to establish a pro-life policy?

Matthew. 5:13 "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.

Romans. 10:14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?

Acts 4:18-20 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, "Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you rather than God. For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."

Exodus 23:2 "Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd,

Must the church take a stand?

Revelation 3:15,16 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm --neither hot nor cold --I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

When those involved in abortion feel convicted by their actions, what should they do? Who do they need? Does God forgive those who have had abortions?

I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace

Isaiah 43:25 "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.

Proverbs. 28:13 He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

I Peter 4:15 If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.

I John 3:15 Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him.

Jeremiah 22:17 "But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain, on shedding innocent blood and on oppression and extortion."

Proverbs 8:36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death."

I John 2:1,2,12 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense --Jesus Christ, the Righteous One ... He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world...I write to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.


Based on a Bible Study designed by Deborah L. Anderson

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pro-Life Bible Verses- A Compilation

PRO-LIFE SCRIPTURE PASSAGES


God is the creator of life.

Genesis 1:27 - So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them.

Job 33:4 - The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

Psalm 95:6 - Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Psalm 100:3 - Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his, we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Psalm 119:73 - Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.

Acts 17:24-25 - The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.


God creates and fashions life within the womb.

Genesis 25:21 - Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The Lord answered his prayer and Rebekah became pregnant.

Genesis 29:31 - When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.

Job 10:8-12 - Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me? Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again? Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese, clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews? You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.

Job 31:15 - Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?

Psalm 139:13-16 - For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Isaiah 44:2 - This is what the Lord says n he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you:

Isaiah 44:24 - This is what the Lord says n your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb:

Isaiah 49:1,5 - Listen to me you islands; hear this you distant nations: Before I was born the Lord called me; form my birth he has made mention of my name. And now the Lord says n he who formed me in

the womb to be his servant . . .

Jeremiah 1:5 - Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you

were born I set you apart.


The unborn are considered as persons in the Bible.

Psalm 139: 13-16 - For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My

frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your

book before one of them came to be.

Luke 1:41-44 - When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed, “ . . . As soon as the sound of your greeting

reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.”


Children are a gift from the Lord.

Genesis 33:5 - Jacob answered, “They are the children God has graciously given your servant.”

Psalm 127:3-5 - Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them


God forbids the taking of human life.

Genesis 9:6 - Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.

Exodus 20:13 - You shall not murder.

Exodus 21:22-25 - If men who are fighting hit a pregnant women and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court

allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.

Jeremiah 22:3This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of his oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the alien, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.



God hates the shedding of innocent blood

Proverbs 6:16-19There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

Psalm 106:37-40 They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons.They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood. They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted themselves.Therefore the LORD was angry with his people and abhorred his inheritance.

Ezekiel 23:36-3736 The LORD said to me: "Son of man, will you judge Oholah and Oholibah? Then confront them with their detestable practices,for they have committed adultery and blood is on their hands. They committed adultery with their idols; they even sacrificed their children, whom they bore to me, as food for them.



Innocent blood cries out to God for justice

Genesis 4:10 The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.

Isaiah 26:21See, the LORD is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed upon her; she will conceal her slain no longer.

Psalm 9:12For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.


We are to speak up for, defend and protect life and rescue those who are being slaughtered

Deuteronomy 27:19 - Cursed is the man who withholds justice from the alien, the fatherless or the widow.

Psalm 10:17-18 - You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no

more.

Proverbs 24:11-12 Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.

If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?

Proverbs 31:8-9 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."


Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION.

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Mazmur 139:13-16 (Bahasa Indonesia)



13 Maka Engkau juga telah merupakan segala sesuatu yang di dalam aku dan telah menggubah akan daku dalam rahim ibuku.

14 Bahwa aku memuji akan Dikau, sebab aku telah terkarang dengan kemuliaan dan ajaib; sesungguhnya ajaiblah segala perbuatan-Mu, maka jiwaku mengetahuinya baik-baik.

15 Bahwa tulang-tulangku tiada terlindung dari pada-Mu tatkala aku diadakan dalam sembunyian dan aku dipersujikan dalam tempat bumi yang terkebawah.

16 Tatkala mata-Mu melihat gumpalku yang belum berupa, maka segala perkara ini telah tersurat dalam kitab-Mu dan segala haripun yang lagi akan datang, yang sesuatu dari padanyapun belum ada.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Homemade Pro-life Poster

I made this poster. :)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Beautiful Seed pictures

I made these pictures using lyrics from Corrinne May's song "Beautiful Seed".

Monday, March 24, 2008

Justice from Heaven by Namesake :pro-life rap song by Asian-Americans Jaeson Ma and Mike Whang

this pic of Namesake is from their myspace page

About NAMESAKE: (from their Myspace page):

"
Namesake is a hip hop crew comprised of Jaeson Ma and Mike Whang from Los Angeles California. Their mission is to create Hip-Hop music that communicates the reality, truth and power of God's love. It is heart felt music that seeks to encounter God's manifest presence. The sound is distinct, best described as a fusion of "prophetic worship" and "hip-hop rap" we call it "worship rap" check dis."

JUSTICE FROM HEAVEN/JESUS' BLOOD*Medley Lyrics

Listen to the song on their Myspace page, http://myspace.com/namesake777

*JESUS' BLOOD by Martin Smith
C 2000 Curious? Music UK (Admin By EMI Christian Music Publishing c/o Music
Services) / BMI. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

ARTIST: (NAMESAKE & J-RUS)

INTRO:
Justice from heaven
Peace of god
Invade my spirit
Hear it
In every lyric
Spear it
Back to the cross
We’re reaching out to the lost
Abortions gotta go
So go and sin no more

We livin’ in violent times
Can’t make silence bind
The gift that God has given me to write
So I say what I say
To create
Another way for this world to start livin’ in a new day
I can see the future
But right now all we face is a dry and desolate today
Deserted
Our founding fathers said, In God we trust
Used to be what we claimed to be
Now our country’s ashamed to see
His name written on the dollar bill
Troops in Iraq
It’s too late to pull back
So you tell me the Lord’s will
Not my will but Yours be done
I pray
For Your hand to fall on this nation
Patiently waitin’ concentratin’
Congregatin’ one by one
Instantaneous power from on high
Take my eyes
Use my mouth
As an instrument of your praise
With my hands raised I say
I have a dream
This is a new day

Chorus:
Jesus’ blood never fails me
Jesus’ blood, Jesus’ blood (2x)

"Jesus, I plead Your Blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America."

Lord have mercy on this nation, we’re facing, a tide of darkness let me spark this
I'm ‘a bust this, crying out for justice, and righteousness to flow down
Abortion is ending, ch-yea, it's about to go down,
It's underground, a new sound’s a-rising, surprising,
It's an up-rising, we about to turn the table
Avenge the blood of Cain and Able, with a better blood,
The blood of Jesus, I'm ‘a plead this, everyday, I pray,
For every fetus, interceding, for the blood that bleeds
For every baby, that maybe, will never see the light of the day
Everyday, put on my red tape, over my mouth, with silent intercession
You must be guessing, why I'm standing, crying out for LIFE
Cause, I'm arresting these demons, so no more screaming at Night,
Soldier fight, get on your knees, intercede and cry out
For the manifestation, emancipation proclamation
For abortion to end, right now,
Lord defend, and rend
The heavens and the earth, we need a new re-birth
We need heaven on earth,
Let freedom reign, and the pain to be gone
Let freedom reign, let us sing a new song, a new dawn is upon
The revolution is on, come on, Jesus revolution it's on

Chorus:
Jesus’ blood never fails me
Jesus’ blood, Jesus’ blood (2x)

"Jesus, I plead your Blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America."

Our Father God in heaven, it's 7-7-07
Look at the enemy’s threats
I can't let
Another baby die, it's Russian roulette
Can't accept, playing with babies lives
Look into my eyes, I was born on 11-11, almost aborted and gone
But Father God sent a message from heaven, to tell my mom
That this child ain’t an accident, it’s heaven sent
So Mrs. Ma, would you please repent
That's what my momma did,
She ran out the clinic
And she never did go through
With aborting me
Life is precious see, listen
God created you and me in His image, with a plan and purpose
These demons are getting nervous,
With these verses,
We reversing the curses,
‘Cause Jesus took it on the cross,
Yeah, we work this,
Every day we pray, twenty-four-seven
Night and day, we slay the spirit of death on this nation,
We erasing, the bloodshed of an entire generation
I'm making a statement,
Jesus died for the babies,
I rock a LIFE band and you think I'm going crazy,
Well maybe, I have a dream, like Martin Luther King
That one day, abortion will end,
God's love will transcend
And send, Jesus revolution it's on.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

When Does Life Begin? What the Medical Textbooks Say


“Each human being starts his life, his very being, as an ordinary cell called the zygote, measuring less than 0.2 mm in diameter.”

Essentials of Human Embryology, S.M. Bhatnagar et. al., 1983, Orient Longman, India




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“The male and female sex cells or gametes…unite at fertilization to initiate the embryonic development of a new individual.”

“Fertilization takes place in the oviduct (fallopian tubes)... resulting in the formation of a zygote containing a single diploid nucleus.”

“Embryonic development is considered to begin at this point.”

“This moment of zygote formation may be taken as the beginning or zero time point of embryonic development."

Essentials of Human Embryology (pp. 1-17)
Larsen, W.J. 1998.
Churchill Livingstone, New York.

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"Zygote: this cell results from the union of an oocyte(egg) and a sperm. A zygote is the beginning of a new human being (i.e., an embryo).
Human development begins at fertilization, the process during which a male gamete or sperm ... unites with a female gamete or oocyte ... to form a single cell called a zygote. This highly specialized, totipotent cell marks the beginning of each of us as a unique individual.

The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology by Moore, K. and T.V.N. Persaud. 1998. (6th ed.), W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia. (pp 2-18)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Listen to the sound of an unborn baby's heartbeat!

This is the sound of the heartbeat of an unborn baby at 13 1/2 weeks (3 1/2 months) gestation, heard using the fetal doppler machine. Listen by clicking on this link

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Corrinne May's blog

I feel so proud of Corrinne May because she's Asian (from Singapore, based in the USA), because she's pro-life, because she has a beautiful, beautiful voice and because she has written "Beautiful Seed" and another favorite song of mine, "Five Loaves and Two Fishes".

View her blog, "Corrinne's Musings". Here she tells the story of her participation in the Walk for Life in San Francisco on January 20, 2008, which was also her 35th birthday. The title of that post is "Celebrating Life". This is the text of Corrinne's post:

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Celebrating Life

So, I had a beautiful birthday. I'd been
going back and forth about whether to go for the 'Walk
For Life' and I'm glad that I did it.

After all, what better way is there to celebrate
my 35th year of life than by taking part in a
pro-life walk, a walk that calls to mind the need
to cultivate a culture of life, especially during
this, the 35th anniversary of the Roe V Wade, U.S
Supreme Court decision to legalise abortion in the
US.

It is well worth reflecting/contemplating on the
fact that I was born, 35 years ago, just around
the time when the Supreme Court here chose
to allow people to legally abort the unborn
for whatever reasons, whatsoever.

The babies aborted around that time would
have been my age this year. In taking
part in the walk, I felt that it was one
way I could help to give a voice to the
voiceless, to make a stand on behalf
of those who did not have a choice to keep their
lives.

In place of a birthday dinner celebration
as usual, or a birthday cake, or birthday cards,
I broke bread and shared the feast of Christ's
body and blood with my fellow brothers
and sisters in Christ at mass at St. Patrick's
Church, I had the pleasure of enjoying the candles
lit at the Tabernacle and I had a placard to hold
'Women Deserve Better Than Abortion' during the
Walk For Life.

Yes, it took 6 hours to drive there and 6 hours to
drive back to LA, but it was a journey not made
in vain. After all, no life is lived in vain.

It was a celebration of life. The life that is
given to all of us, the life that only He
can give, or take away.

Beautiful Seed- Live performance with band and strings.-Corrinne May's concert in SG



Corrinne May: "I decided to name my new album and also this next song "Beautiful Seed" becuase i think the seed is such a beautiful metaphor for ourselves and our lives. We start off being really really tiny and really small, very insignificant actually that you even need an ultrasound to see that little dot in the mother's womb. But then all the potential for who we are and who we will be is already there and that's so amazing to me.. that everything that we are , we just came from that small insignificant seed. And I was inspired because oftentimes we think that you know, we're just one person, what can we do,but I look at the Mahatma Gandhis of the world,and the Mother Teresas , and you know, it's just amazing how one person can make a difference. I think it's good to remember that. So this song is called "Beautiful Seed"."

This video is "Corrinne May's performance of 'Beautiful Seed' at the sold-out 'Beautiful Seed' concert held at the UCC Hall in Singapore on the 3rd of August 2007. Corrinne is accompanied by a string ensemble and her 5-piece band." - from youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oyYUA-32Fc