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Where Have You Been, Shay?

getting my life in my order, that’s where I’ve been. Trying to make sure I start the semester off right and with the right mindset. I kind of wish I could show you my “add/drop” slip. It was crazy this time around. I had to get like 6 different classes signed off, but thankfully I am on my way toward victory. “What’s that?” you might ask. Victory would be graduating a semester early. And my chances are looking good.

Today I was driving home from work and I had just finished reading an article about our country’s (the USA) current stance on abortion. Quite honestly, I believe that abortion is wrong and that it is murder. I take that stance because of numerous Scripture references that support it, but I was just amazed about how people try to think through it. Did you know they are trying to pass a law that says that after 20 weeks, if a woman is seeking an abortion, the doctor will have to tell her that it might hurt the baby and then offer her pain-relief medication for the fetus and her. Really?.. That’s what I thought when I was reading it at least. How many months is 20 weeks? Right, 5 months. You know there have been babies born that weren’t even 5 months developed and still lived? I understand that this law is really a small step toward reversing the Roe vs. Wade decision in the 70’s, but it just saddens my heart. I can appreciate Pres. Bush making the statement that “it’s not laws that will ultimately make the change, but people’s hearts.” He is absolutely right.

The heart of man is extremely wicked. That is the clear teaching of Scripture. But if that is true, then how do we change our hearts is the next question. The answer?.. We don’t do it, Jesus Christ does. That is where the sovereign work of a loving and saving God will cause man to be amazed. The work of Christ on the cross changed the path we were on which lead to death. But thankfully we can call on the Savior for salvation. Thankfully he wants all to come to repentance. If you don’t know the Savior, Jesus Christ, I would encourage you to read the Bible. Start with 1 John or the book of John. Read the truth of God and the story of His Son’s love. Then call on him for salvation. He is the only true God. He is the only one worthy of praise. Let me know if you have any questions email me at shay@shaycam.com. I’ll be right back..

3 replies on “Where Have You Been, Shay?”

Yeah they have started a petition saying teenagers under 18 have to have the doctors contact the parents to sign a release form to allow them to have an abortion. Something like that

I read the article that you past Annonymous, and I find it sort of troubling. I am glad tha in the end that these people decided to go ahead and “keep” the embyros, but it was the way he came about that conclusion that bothered me.

God has the ability to give and take away life. If hold that life begins at conception, then I would say that all of those embryos have are alive in a very real sense, whether in the body or outside of it. God gave them those babies, and killing any one of them would be considered murder based on that reasoning. Psalm 139:13 says that “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.” God knew us before we were born. In fact, Scripture would affirm that he chose us (if we are believers) before the foundation of the world. No family has any right to decide to take away any chid beccause of what they might believe could go wrong. That is not the biblical way of thinking. Biblically we should trust the Lord, and know that He can do whatever he wants with his stuff.

Finally, I am saddened that he believes that it wasn’t an issue of “theology,” if it wasn’t, then why would he have spent so much time searching to find an answer? It doesn’t make sense. I am glad, though, that he prayed for God’s guidance in this, and in a sense they ARE being very brave in all of this. It just would have been nice to hear some trust in the work that God is going to do whether or not their children are healthy.

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