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Thursday, October 1st 2009

6:59 PM

News Commentary

There have been several news articles lately that I thought I would take a few minutes to comment on. I will post the link to the article and then my thoughts. Please feel free to add your comments and thoughts.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1211950/Premature-baby-left-die-doctors-mother-gives-birth-just-days-22-week-care-limit.html  This article is about a premature baby in Great Britian that was left to die because it fell 2 days short of the set medical guidelines of babies to try to save. The mother deliever at 21 weeks and 5 days instead of 22 weeks. The little one was strong enough to live 2 hours on its own then died. The mother begged them to save him but they refused. In this article the mother tells of reading where here in the US a baby born at 21 weeks was saved and lived. Are these the kind of wonderful changes Obama and his healthcare will bring to us with socialized medicine.  I think we can do without it people!

http://news.aol.com/article/coroner-says-doctors-had-to-let-kerrie/697884  Here we read of another medical case in England (land of socialized medicine remember) where doctors felt they had to let a 26 yr old suicide victim die, because she made her wishes clear to refuse treatment. Here she would have been committed and given help and maybe seen there was hope for the future. I personally do NOT see any advantage to socialized medicine which is all Obamacare is, well socialized and communist leaning. If you doubt me read the healthcare plan. Much of of it sounds like choices (yeah, right) given under communist Russia!

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,558820,00.html This story concerns student's first admendment rights. It amazes me that people do not get what the constitution actually says about religion. This was entirely of student origin and they have a right to freedom of expression, including religious expression. The person who complained doesn't even have a kid involved according to an interview the cheerleaders gave that I heard. The constitution restricts government from est. a religion (ex a state religion like Spain and the Catholic church or England and the Church of England, but it never says that religion is to be kept separate from all parts of government. Read it for yourself.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/24/elementary-school-students-reportedly-taught-songs-praising-president-obama/?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a16:g2:r1:c0.202709:b27956166 0 A teacher in NJ teaches elememtary school children to sing Obama's praise. It is shameful! Some of the words and tunes were from religious songs and that is just blasphemy. I can see why many are comparing Obama to Hitler and the anti-Christ!

http://www.livescience.com/culture/090924-childhood-spanking.html#comments It amazes me the nonsense people will believe about spanking. Thankfully most of the comments on this article show many still believe in spanking and some even for the right reason - that God said to. What I was appalled at in the comments though is how few seem to know how a spanking should be given. A spanking isn't abuse, or beating. It should not leave permanent damage, but it is okay if it leaves a read mark or small (I repeat small bruise) If you doubt we are to spank a child check out these Scripture references - Pr 20:30  The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.
 Pr 22:15  Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
 Pr 23:13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
 Pr 23:14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

God never intended for a child to be abused but they must be disciplined! One should never spank a child when one is really angry, cool down first.  First talk with the child explain why they are getting a spanking, then administer the spanking, then talk with the child again and spend some time loving the child soon afterwards. Pray together about it. You don't just spank and leave them. Spanking is just one tool of training a child, a big part of it is communication with the child and it should all be done with LOVE - LOTS OF LOVE!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091001/ap_on_sc/us_sci_before_lucy_7  Personally I just think these people who buy into this nonsense show how foolish they are. Read these verse - they fit very accordingly! Romans 1:16 ¶ For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
 19 ¶ Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. (KJV)

So what are your thoughts on some of these stories?

 

4 Comment(s).

Posted by ~mel:

Applause Applause!!! I commend you on your comments!!! AMERICA WAKE UP!!
Friday, October 2nd 2009 @ 11:52 AM

Posted by Alesia:

Wow! That first one, about the baby is so sad =( I cant believe they would allow that to happen! They should ask themselves, WWJD?
Wednesday, October 7th 2009 @ 4:16 PM

Posted by Sujay:

I dont beleive we must derive our morals from The Bible or any other religious texts, thats dangerous. In India children are spanked, nonetheless. The spanking should be more of an action to assert a course of action, rather than, a means of inflicting pain on the child.
Thursday, October 15th 2009 @ 1:37 AM

Posted by Kerri:

Thank you for your comments.
Alesia, it is sad and unfortunately too many people do not care what the Lord would do.
Sujay, we are to get much more from the Bible. It tells us who we are, where we came from and where we will spend eternity. It is God's love letter to us revealing Himself and his work. It is our invitation to be with HIM through eternity and our warning of where we will spend eternity without Him. The Lord Jesus Christ, who is the theme of the Book is the ONLY way for us to get to Heaven, not by morals, good works, religion of any kind - only by the finished work of Jesus Christ, who is God in the flesh, Lord of Lords and King of Kings! I hope someday Sujay, before it is too late you will know that!
Thursday, October 15th 2009 @ 7:36 AM

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