The Word's Christian Fellowship, Inc.
#97 Pro-Life?                                                                                            April 1, 2012

Becoming a Christian, being a part of the Kingdom of God, requires that an individual of any gender or race be “born again”.  I realize that this is radically different than what is commonly believed among the major so-called “Christian” religions today but it is what Jesus Christ taught.
John 3:3,  Jesus answered and said unto him (Nicodemus), Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 

Becoming a Christian does not involve reconditioning what you received in the first physical birth.  Becoming a Christian does not involve confessing, testifying or recounting what you’ve done as a direct result of being born physically but with no spiritual life from God.  Becoming a Christian is wholly dependent upon being “born again”, receiving spiritual life from God, His gift of holy spirit.  How does that happen? 
Romans 10:9,  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Then you are saved, born again, born of God by His incorruptible seed.
1 Peter 1:23,  Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

A wonderful example of the simplicity of receiving God’s gift of holy spirit, being born again, is when Peter visited the household of Cornelius and shared God’s Word with those gathered there.
Acts 10:34,  Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
35  But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
36  The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ:
(he is Lord of all:)
37  That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;
38  How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
39  And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:
40  Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;
41  Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.
42  And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.
43  To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
44  While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.
45  And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
46  For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God [emphasis added].

When one considers the simplicity of being born again, against the backdrop of so-called “Christian” religion today, a maniacal contrast becomes readily apparent.  Modern “Christian” religion from Rome to Main Street, USA has labeled the legal and willful termination of an unwanted pregnancy as murder. They further characterize their belief in this regard as “pro-life”.

Yet, these very same religious groups, systematically and with willful intent, teach sincere and desirous people that which is absolutely contrary to God’s Word. They teach lies, and have built a system of lies which prevent those trapped in that system from ever being born again, receiving spiritual life from God, His gift of holy spirit. 

How can you believe, as they teach, that Jesus is God and at the same time believe that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead?  How could God raise Himself from the dead if He was dead? Why would anyone teach, as they do, that in order to be saved you must confess your sins when God’s Word plainly says, “confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus”? 

Modern religious “Christianity” seems to be highly in favor of the first physical birth but diabolically opposed to the new birth from God.  If the willful and legal prevention of the first physical birth is murder, as they constantly proclaim, then what in the name of all that is sane would the willful and systematic and deliberate prevention of the new birth be called? 

Many terms come to mind which accurately describe the position that modern “Christian” religion has taken against the new birth from God, against receiving His gift of holy spirit, against being “born again” - yes, against God and His wonderful Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
“Pro-life” is not one of them.


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