I’ll Take Todd Akin Over the GOP Any Day

Christian Liberty News reports these encouraging words with the title, “Christians Favor MO Candidate Todd Akin Over GOP.” You can read the article here.

Cringe at the absurdity of his words if you will, but Mr. Akin’s stance on abortion is biblically sound!

Our good friend Loopy presents an excellent take on this also here.

If as believers in Jesus Christ, we hold to the fact that God is sovereign, then we must conclude that regardless of when life begins (I am being very liberal), He intends to create a life in the womb of the would-be aborter. Praise God some of our nation’s leaders still know this and defend the helpless!

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6 Responses to I’ll Take Todd Akin Over the GOP Any Day

  1. Elder Wesley says:

    “Dude, you bring up something here that I honestly have never considered. If in fact abortion is murder (and I believe it is), then the question that has to be asked is “what penalty should those involved in the crime be expected to pay?”

    Glad I brought something new to the table. I do believe Case law answers your question(ex. 21). Of course these kind of questions are harder to answer when you abrogate virtually all OT law…

    “The problem is that the scenarios you equate with some random act of violence that takes place in the street that we may have opportunity to act and help a young child isn’t the same thing as a woman who has been authorized by her government to go into a clinic and have an abortion.”

    A government that fails to act on the behalf of God’s law forfeits his legitimacy as civil magistrate and is nothing more than a mob. Though the Government may make something legal, God’s law never changes, and it makes no difference. They are stripped of any authority designated by God and are nothing but a common civilian, to be tried for his crimes. That is why there is no difference between murder on the street and murder by the civil magistrate, because they have no proper authority when they rebel against God’s law. Only within the context of God’s law and the context of the oath between the civil magistrate and the people can he carry out capital punishment or legislate anything. When he goes outside of his God ordained bounds he breaks the oath giving right to rebellion.

    “The answer is of course the Gospel. ”

    I do agree, We must have regeneration before reconstruction, but what do we do with the reprobate who reject the Gospel and continue to cause hell on earth by rejecting God’s law? Are we to sit back and take it? I think the law answers this, and its not effeminate sentimental piousness that the church constantly preaches today. its not the message of “pray and hope and do nothing else”. I do believe its the same message that the true Calvinist minded have always heard, the ones who caused Mary Queen of Scots to fear the prayers(and everything else) of John Knox, The one Calvin taught, which called out senators of his own congregation by name and demanded correction at one time calling them, ” Gargoyle monkeys [who] have become so proud”, the one that caused the Presbyterian rebellion:

    http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=5984

    and though Not a Calvinist, he still took the Law of the utmost seriousness, John Chrysostom:

    “But since our discourse has now turned to the subject of blasphemy, I desire to ask one favour of you all in return for this, my address and speaking with you; which is that you will correct on my behalf the blasphemers of this city. And should you hear any one in the public thoroughfare, or in the midst of the forum, blaspheming God; reproach, rebuke him; and should it be necessary to inflict blows, spare not to do so. Smite him on the face; strike his mouth; sanctify thy hand with the blow, and if any should accuse thee and drag thee to the place of justice, follow them thither; and when the judge on the bench calls thee to account, say boldly that the man blasphemed the King of angels!”

    “As for our government, if we want to change laws that make things as deplorable as abortion illegal once again, we have to vote every person who doesn’t have the same mindset and conviction of Todd Akin out of office.”

    You know as well as I do this is of very limited use especially after the end of the civil war that killed state sovereignty and the start of the 2 party system, which virtually stands for the same things. One never retarding the other, and the more liberal always progressing. We can see the aggression against Ron Paul who seeks to regain States Rights through peaceable means being shut out of the GOP for not endorsing Romney. The Only Christian candidate is demonized and has no chance of gaining office, even though he does have numerous delegates and what seems like an endless array of devout followers. If voting is the strategy than it is best to put pressure on the local levels and move up rather than trying to influence Washington directly which consists of nothing but demons. We need a strong backing before we can take the feds and its not fully formed, yet.

    “I guarantee you this… if every person who names the name of Jesus began demanding relentlessly that Washington do something, they would (there’s a whole bunch of us who just never scream and shout).”

    And those who don’t should be rebuked for breaking the ninth Commandment for undue silence. As the Westminster larger Catechism question 145 states.

    “Thanks for the enthusiastic approach toward the criminal sin of abortion… don’t ever stop… make a scene! But try to keep yourself out of trouble… I would hate to see your Mom on somebody’s case for messing with you.”

    It beats having mom on my case!

  2. mtsweat says:

    Dude, you bring up something here that I honestly have never considered. If in fact abortion is murder (and I believe it is), then the question that has to be asked is “what penalty should those involved in the crime be expected to pay?”

    The problem is that the scenarios you equate with some random act of violence that takes place in the street that we may have opportunity to act and help a young child isn’t the same thing as a woman who has been authorized by her government to go into a clinic and have an abortion.

    While I agree with you that the government should not have the authority to kill the helpless, they have chosen to do so. The doctors and the women (who I assume none of have tasted of the grace of God through Jesus Christ) are simply doing what is legal in our nation.

    The answer is of course the Gospel. We need to get involved in the lives of the younger generation and proclaim the authentic gospel of Jesus Christ! Unless people are transformed by the power of the gospel, they will continue to spiral downward into the depths of the depravity that our human nature always drags us to.

    As for our government, if we want to change laws that make things as deplorable as abortion illegal once again, we have to vote every person who doesn’t have the same mindset and conviction of Todd Akin out of office. That’s where the problem comes in. I love your term (and yes, I resemble that too often) evanjellyfish, for that really does describe too many of us who call ourselves disciples of Jesus.

    I guarantee you this… if every person who names the name of Jesus began demanding relentlessly that Washington do something, they would (there’s a whole bunch of us who just never scream and shout). Thanks for the enthusiastic approach toward the criminal sin of abortion… don’t ever stop… make a scene! But try to keep yourself out of trouble… I would hate to see your Mom on somebody’s case for messing with you. 🙂

  3. Elder Wesley says:

    I’ve read Gary North’s letter before. He uses law to evade law, he’s a double minded fool.

    Most of what is mentioned in the letter is not even applicable. The argument made is from old letters not the situation itself wholly. The situation’s argument is simply he acted in defense of the defenseless. He did not act as any authority whatsoever, no more than you would when you would if you were to kill an armed mugger attacking some pedestrian woman.

    Gary says, “A man can defend his household against an unauthorized criminal invader (Ex. 22:2-3). He is the head of his household: a covenantal office. This is not self-defense as such; it is the defense of a legitimate sphere of authority, the home, by one charged by God through the civil government to take defensive action. But this right is never said to be universal in the Bible; it is limited to the protection of one’s family.”

    Of course this negates you defending the pedestrian woman mentioned above because you are no authority. If Gary was taken to the logical ends society itself could do nothing but wait on authority instead of acting appropriately and saving a valuable life.

    If you were walking in Public and a madman was about to set a 3 year old girl on fire would you not do whatever is necessarily to neutralize him and save the life of the girl? Of course you would! If you say the child in the womb is as valuable as one on the outside then why would you consider it wrong to take whatever steps necessary to defend the innocent and neutralize the madmen? The Christian evanjellyfish argue, “They are children” yet do not treat them like such at all, they act differently than they would with children outside the womb. Deeming, through action, the child in the womb less valuable than the child outside of the womb, or deeming through action a child inside the womb, not a child at all.

    Paul Hill reiterates the idea and comments further:

  4. Elder Wesley says:

    No Unborn Children have ever been saved through politicians or any legislation. Though The Army of God has shut down several hundred abortion clinics. They have saved thousands of Unborn children and worked to demonize the act and embarrass the murderers both the ‘mother’ and the ‘doctor’. Paul Hill single Handedly saved countless children by stopping abortionist John Britton from continuing his work in 1994. If Britton continued his work, he would have killed over 110 thousand children from 1994 to present if he were still in practice. Where is the church’s support for such an organization?

  5. Loopy presented it well. Abortion is murder, regardless of the circumstances and I support any politician or individual who upholds the rights of the unborn child.

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