I am a wife, adoptive mother, non-fiction writer, defender of human life, amateur photographer & scrapbook-maker. Christians lost the culture war. I believe this is a critical hour for each member of the church to embrace his or her identity in Christ, unite in one mind and one Spirit, and boldly share the gospel with a hurting world.
‘You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.’ C.S. Lewis.
We are all born with an innate sense of the spiritual world…spiritual beings living a human experience through our earthly bodies. The spirit life is forever, the one on earth, a blip on the screen of eternity.
"It’s the journey, not the destination."
The Israelites did not think so when they wandered through the desert for forty years in search of the promised land.
How Much Did You Pay For Her?
Understanding why people say what they do is the first step toward compassion, as it allows us to glimpse another perspective. This can lead to giving others grace an undeserved gift of letting people off the hook for what they say that eventually leads us to forgive them.
STEP ONE: ACKNOWLEDGE FORCES AT WORK IN UNIVERSITIES
A student at Catholic Loyola Marymount University was stunned to receive a low grade on a paper for referring to God as a ‘He.’
The student defended herself telling the professor that at ‘multiple times throughout the Bible, God is referred to as a ‘he.’ She added, ‘I feel targeted by your comment, as I was raised in the church with the belief that God is a male.’ The professor of theology responded, ‘resubmit your paper and add a footnote stating your reasons as a scholar to opt to preserve the male language for God.’
Just what does academic pursuit have to do with defending how God chose to reveal Himself to mankind? If the student began a statement in a paper, ‘My father, a great man, always tells me that he…’ would she be taken to task for ‘opting to preserve the male language for Dads? It is doubtful (though government and culture continue to try and make ‘mother’ and ‘father’ unacceptable verbiage). Yet the fix was already in with a poor grade that could only be raised if the young lady convinced her teacher that it is acceptable to preserve God’s reference to Himself and not drag Him into twenty-first century academia’s obsession with gender inclusivity and preferred pronouns. With a self-proclaimed LGBT activist for a professor, she is between a rock and a hard place; the rock of her faith and the hard heart of her instructor. She is not free to express Biblical principles without punitive consequences even in a faith-based institution. She is up against the stony heart of her professor who, even unwittingly, is a conduit for satan’s favorite tactics. These are to intimidate (the student can fear poor grades for opting for Biblical pronouns and who knows what else about the Bible), manipulate (Is God really male?) and dominate (Re-define God and His Word so that who He is and what He says about two genders, the Divine Covenant of marriage, the differences between the sexes and how we are to live out our roles, is forcibly distorted).
As Christians, to protect a generation, the first step is to acknowledge the demonic spiritual warfare against the hearts and minds of our youth in colleges across the country and what their end-game is. The Book of Ephesians, Chapter six explicitly informs us that we don’t wrestle with weak, mortal flesh, but with powers that are formidable. Our opponents are ‘spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.’ (verse 12). Of the tens of millions of self-professing Christians of various denominations in America, most acknowledge that evil exists in this world, but many of us do not understand how demonic forces operate or how we are to take the offensive against them. Up to eighty percent or more of churches do not preach about the late hour we are living in on the prophetic clock before Jesus’s return. There can be a number of reasons. Perhaps some think teaching and preaching on such things would frighten congregants and empty pews. Many do not believe the signs that Jesus gave us to look for are relevant to such a time as this.
It is as Jesus warned that ‘In the last days perilous times will come.’ Some of the characteristics of people at this time are ‘lovers of self’ (Be proud about your truth, your gender), ‘unholy, blasphemers’ (the mocking of God in word and deed, ‘Christian’ abortionists that claim to do the work of the Lord), ‘heartless, slanderous’ (How condemning and ugly has social media become!) (2 Timothy 3:1-3). Jesus referred to these signs as what Christians will look like in the last days. This is the worldly church coming apart, never mind the out-of-control world. We need to examine our hearts for compromise with the world and reject it in order to be effective on offense against anti-God colleges.
We are all a threat to the Socialist, Progressive agenda, of which Claus Schwab is one of its top peddlers, ‘Salvation for humanity is found at Davos’ is what he announced to 2600 globalists in attendance at the World Economic Forum. This is delusional, anti-God, anti-Christ, proud lover of selves rhetoric, yet also prophetically moving mankind towards one world government as prophesied in both the books of Daniel and of Revelation. There cannot be an anti-christ with authority over ‘every tribe, people, language and nation’ (Revelation 13:7) who will receive worship from ‘all the world,’ (Revelation 13:3-4) if there is not one leader of one-world government, sovereign over all other governments.
These things are being made are being made manifest on earth just as Jesus said they would be, with an escalation of delusional thinking. Those are ‘perishing who did not receive the love of the truth, that they may be saved. And for this reason, God will send them strong delusion that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.’ 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12. Confusion and deception hang thick over this country, perpetuated by those people who have either on purpose, or unwittingly succumbed to allowing themselves to be vehicles for it. If we call ourselves Christians, we must recognize and acknowledge prophetic truths that we live in perilous times, not just ‘world’s gone crazy’ as many murmer about what they are witnessing.
‘Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.’ 1 Peter 4:12 (ESV) To be on offense for this generation, find a church that preaches and teaches on prophesy and demonic warfare and make attending regularly a priority. If you cannot find one, ‘not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together,’ (Hebrews 10:25) do find one with sound, Biblical teaching. There are many podcast resources such as Derek Prince, David Jeremiah, David Wilkerson and Olive Tree ministries that can help us to understand the times we live in and to pierce the darkness our children and grandchildren are living under at universities with the light of truth.
Today is the forty-ninth anniversary of Roe versus Wade, making abortion legal by the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1973. Many of us who were buoyed yesterday by the March for Life in Washington, DC and by similar marches around the country in defense of the lives of the pre-born are today filled with mourning today for the approximate sixty to seventy million American lives snuffed out by abortion.
With the grief is a deep shame we bear in our hearts as pro-life citizens of a nation whose highest court in the land sanctioned the murder of human beings, smoothed over by politicians and the medical establishment with the words that it would only happen in the tiniest numbers of pregnancies, tragically out of medical necessity. If only the seven men who made this decision, and the women who thereby lawfully terminated pregnancies, could peer into the future to see that was a lie that would turn the rare and tragic into an international movement obsessed with murdering babies. A revolution that would boldly refute science and the truth of human biology.
The ultrasound was in the future, and when it had begun to be used to peer into the womb of a mother, it exposed the lie that objectified babies as clumps of inhuman cells. It continued to reveal the truth that a pre-born baby at just ten weeks of gestation would instinctively move away from an abortion instrument. Proof that a pre-born child has a heartbeat at two to three weeks of development. Brain development at six weeks. If we declare a stopped heart or a brain that is dead the tragic and mournful end of a life, how can such large numbers of otherwise good people in America that support abortion steel their hearts against celebrating all beating hearts and functioning brains six weeks after conception? Even in certain states that consider themselves advocates for the pre-born, their laws hypocritically and with willful scientific illiteracy restrict abortion at ten weeks, or fifteen, or in some cases, twenty-four weeks. No educated or moral mind can arbitrarily decide an acceptable period of time to terminate the life of a fellow human being.
Cracking the code of human DNA was in the future in 1973. If only seven men sitting on the Supreme Court, and women who believed their bodies contained clumps of cells could imagine the wonder of DNA. After Watson and Crick discovered DNA achieving a scientific milestone that would expand and grow exponentially long after they died, geneticists, doctors and the scientific community were enlightened bit by bit with observable data that a complete set of DNA exists in every child in the womb at the moment of conception. For some time now, the scientific community has known that at the moment of conception there is a spark of light.
In the book of Genesis, Chapter One, the earth was void, dark and without form. God commands the light to exist and it does. In Psalm 139: 15-16, the psalmist declares that God created his own life also in a dark place without form, ‘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 substance, being yet unformed.’
With a burst of light, now powerfully documented through science and technology in the twenty-first century, God pours forth His power, His personality, His artistic expression as the Master Designer and Artist, in the creation of every human being. It is His DNA created in the light, for He fashions us in His own image, not after birth, but when egg and sperm meet and every strand of DNA in a unique individual is present.
In Psalm 139:13, the psalmist says, ‘For You formed my inward parts.’ Those inmost parts within all human beings’ DNA are our proclivities, curiosities, gifts, talents and purposes given by God and for God and even weaknesses and obstacles to overcome through Him, already spoken into existence by God at the moment of conception. The parallels of God calling forth light over the earth, to calling forth light at the conception of man speaks of such an awesome Creator who values us immensely. He destined us for greatness but greatness cannot be achieved in the darkness of a manipulated educational system, algorithmically controlled information, squelched curiosity, suppressed expression, psychologically manipulated fears, mass media distractions, cancelled weaknesses and the eradication of brilliant, Godly historical figures who were freely exercising ten parts of their brains to our flabby few.
While God is light, His creation is light, and spiritual illumination is a light He places in our hearts, men and women who believe the lies about abortion are in darkness in knowledge and spirit. How can so many in a nation be uneducated about science and apathetic to the horrific reality that such a decision by the highest court in the land was taken advantage of by scientific elites unleashing all moral and ethical restraints to what we do to lives in the womb? Aren’t most people including the Supreme Court aware that the barbaric slaughter of babies is a multi-billion dollar industry which in turn profits from their body parts as commodities used for gruesome scientific and technological experimentation that Hitler could never have imagined? Have we become so spiritually dead and depraved that we turn a blind eye to the passing of infanticide leglislation to remove organs from living babies? So callous and desensitized that we do and say nothing about pieces of rats sewn onto cruelly aborted babies’ heads? What if those seven men and the women who thought they carried inhuman clumps of cells in their bodies could only see the perverse future in store from making abortion the law of the land?
What if those seven men in robes on our Supreme Court had any knowledge of the writings of Fabian Socialists like Bertrand Russell, Aldous Huxley, H.G. Wells who were not hiding their goals for a one world government achieved through things like universal birth control, depopulation, eugenics, selective breeding, advances in physiology, psychology, educational models and technology to control minds. Apparently, the majority of those men were grossly ignorant that opening a pandora’s box of abortion would allow propagandizing intellectuals at the top – the ones attending the World Economic Forum – who believe in one world government, a New World Order –to applaud the psychological manipulation and dumbing down of society that demands baby slaughter while it increasingly disparages traditional family, the glue that holds societies together. One can even make the case that we’re witnessing a sort of mass hypnosis of the college educated who are more indoctrinated than educated, because of atheistic, one world government socialists.
John Dewey (1859-1952) was the father of modern public education and one of the original signers of the “Humanist Manifesto.” He believed the public school should promote a Marxist socialist worldview and eradicate Christianity. “Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming.” My God, open your eyes, Supreme Court. Dewey and his fellow proponents of humanism and a New World Order have achieved the goal and the masses never saw it coming or how abortion would be a vehicle to get here. To watch college students protest for abortion, actually swallowing do it yourself at-home abortion pills while shouting ‘We love abortion’ does not spring from educated minds at all, but ones the elites have succeeded in programming.
The pro-abortion battle is fierce, with Biden’s Press Secretary purposefully spouting the big lies of abortion as Women’s Healthcare (it always kills a patient) and Reproductive Rights (A woman exercises her reproductive right by getting pregnant) and Biden’s commitment to upholding them, while Godly men and women who believe in the Sanctity of Life spoke, prayed and marched right outside of the doors to the WH. The pro-abortion battle is fierce in malevolent efforts to depopulate the globe and to use medico-technology to play little gods with babies’ bodies. To America’s great shame, it has pushed its baby killing onto the globe. We are not only going to pay for more and more of it on this planet according to the spokesmouth for the Scientific Elites and Technocrats really running nations, Biden, but we also force poor nations that oppose abortion to perform them with the threat of withholding much needed aid!
The big lie of abortion is ‘I.’ ‘My body, my choice.’ It is a barbaric practice committed out of self-love. It is love of me, my sexual pleasures, me living out my truth, me not hurting anybody. It is wedded to the big lie of the existential threat of climate change, which is ‘we.’ Articles like, “Is it Even Moral to Have Kids with Climate Change?” are promulgated to propagandize that there is a sort of virtuosity in abortion. It is purely delusional thinking a generation now accepts that the selfishness of destroying life in the womb is a beneficent gift to the globe and the people who inhabit it. A growing number of young people now refuse to procreate in order to ‘save the planet’ from an increased carbon footprint. Completely insane Eco-radicals claim the planet must be rid of all human inhabitants to survive. Some suggest we beam earthlings to Mars to be good to planet earth.
The Supreme Court was established to uphold our Founding Documents. The most basic of these is our Declaration of Independence that holds truth as self-evident that all men are created equal by God, and it is He, with Supremacy over our nation and laws Who has given us unalienable rights that government has been forbidden to usurp of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. By denying a right to life for a population of babies just in our own country as numerous as the entire nation of Great Britain, the other two untouchable rights were wrested away from them all. The Supreme Court also has a responsibility to uphold and accurately interpret our Constitution. To strike down Roe would be to admonish and correct all of the politicians and abortion activists falsely claiming that someplace in our Constitution is the right to unilaterally decide to kill another human being. That is the precise definition of murder, to be found nowhere in the Constitution of the United States.
I urge our nine justices on the Supreme Court to read the writings of the aforementioned humanists, atheists and one world government advocates. I implore them to read them not as science fiction or fascinating secular prophecy, but as plans already in the making seventy-five years ago that have come to fruition.
Along with tens of millions of my fellow pro-life advocates, I would like to see Roe undone at the federal level and returned to the states. Of course, the Democrat states will protect the barbarism of slaughtering human beings and selling their pieces for profit by continuing to delude the masses that evil is good and good is evil. I do hope everyone who supports abortion will elect to live in Democrat states so that they can put their money where their mouths are and pay for murder with their taxes. I will empathize with people who have no choice but to live in these states and be financially complicit in abortion. I will pity women harmed by an acceleration of the production and distribution of dangerous mail order abortion pills. I will pray for the corporations and filmmakers who are but pawns of much more powerful, nefarious entities that blindly boycott states that ban abortion. I will weep at the increased division with even greater demonization of pro-life states. I will mourn for those who do not see any correlation between the bad things happening to America over the near half century we have been killing God’s heritage and the worse things to come if we do not stop. And I will continue to open my mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die, as Proverbs 31:8 says to do for those who remain choiceless and without rights, taken to an appointment at the Temple of Child Sacrifice, Planned Parenthood.
STEP 2: THE TIME FOR COMPLACENCY AND COMPROMISE IS OVER
It is understandable that many parents and students were both indignant and sympathetic to a student penalized by a theology professor with a low grade at a faith-based college for referring to God as a ‘he.’ Parents, Christians and likely non-Christians too, complained that their young adult children should be safe from such subjective, punitive and unjust actions at a Catholic institution.
But God does not call us to be ‘safe.’ He calls us to endure fiery trials and to rejoice when we suffer persecution for his name’s sake. ‘So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, REJOICING that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.’ Acts 5:41. (caps mine)
‘But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED…’ 1 Peter 3:14. (caps mine)
I wish I had understood these truths better as a new believer when the enemy unleashed a torrent of spiritual attacks against me through people who hated the name of the Lord. They frightened me by their profane mocking of God. Some even threatened to kill me. My hope and prayer is that students of faith will understand these truths better and stand strong, rejoicing in the shame and suffering they are counted as worthy of for His name’s sake.
Once those who profess faith in Christ become aware that we are not wrestling with human beings but with demonic forces and their influence over people, we need to train ourselves in taking up the full armor of the Lord, (Ephesians 6), intercede mightily in prayer, and not just for our own children, grandchildren or children we love. Our prayers need to cover all who are being indoctrinated and led astray by the confusion and evil injected into education from kindergarten to college. They are in desperate need of being taught about the world’s deception, the ‘prince of the power of the air’ as satan is referred to in the Bible, and how to combat these forces.
We live in troubling and unstable times. Covid, our liberties being taken away, the increase of lawlessness, Marxist ideology, massive corruption and contempt for Christianity and our Judeo-Christian principles are among the many things we find unsettling. In my heart, I sense the urging of the Lord for the church, that the time for complacency and compromise of any sort with the things of this world is over. I feel the tug on my own heart to surrender more to the sanctification process that can be painful. The Lord always wants Christians to be well, to cast off the things that hinder and hold them captive and to ‘be strengthened in the Lord, and in the might of His power.’ Ephesians 6:10. I have a strong sense in my spirit that we need all the strength He provides for more rocky times ahead.
Paul instructs us how to do this not against people, who are not our enemies, but ‘against principalities, against powers against the rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places’ that are. (Ephesians 6: 12). We need to outfit ourselves in that armor every day so that we can take our stand against the devil’s schemes. We wear the buckle of truth around our waists, (Jesus Christ IS the truth that holds us together) the breastplate of righteousness (we guard our hearts by His righteousness, not our emotions), our feet fitted with readiness that comes from the gospel of peace (we are always ready to share the good news), the shield of faith, which with Paul tells us we can extinguish ALL the flaming arrows of the evil one, the helmet of salvation (we protect our minds and thoughts with the glorious hope we have) and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.
But at this hour, apostacy abounds at churches that have increasingly become infected by worldly values and beliefs. It is no a wonder that faith-based universities have as well. As difficult as it is to accept, the intent of the preachers and Bible-believing Christians who founded some of the best universities in America has been mostly undone. The fact that a radical, LGBT feminist teaches theology that injects her personal activism into the classroom at a Catholic University is a barometer of where we are as a society.
It may draw the ire of some to say so, but Pope Francis as the figure-head of the Catholic church is evidently proving himself as one that Jesus said to watch out for in the last days. ‘See that no one leads you astray.’ (Mark 13:5). He leads the way in a kind of Marxist Liberation theology heavy on social justice rather than the gospel message of salvation, is quite active in perpetuating the deception of climate change (the Catholic church is the only denomination that sits at the table of the United Nations), promotes interfaith (an abomination to God) and disagrees with Sovereignty of nations to protect their borders. I shudder to think of the path he is paving for his successor.
Other denominations are quickly filling pastor appointments with homosexuals, embracing the anti-Biblical lifestyles, placing large, rainbow flags before their congregations, taking up a pro-abortion, detestable to God shedding of innocent blood advocacy, while others inject Critical Race Theory in children’s Sunday school lessons. How one man’s opinion that there are only victims or oppressors based on skin color, with a need to engage in racism to destroy racism, embedded itself everywhere in our culture is incomprehensible. If churches are becoming less inclined to counter culture, how much more so are colleges founded on solid, Biblical principles?
One of the most destructive worldly influences in colleges is the transgender movement. It is purely demonic, seeking to destroy the very essence of God’s design for people as male and female and How He expects us to carry out gender-specific roles. It targets the family unit, the glue that holds societies together. Institutions bow to ‘diversity, equity and inclusion,’ smokescreens for partiality, racism and uniform thinking. In a very real sense, they are engaging in desperate self-preservation. They fear threats of discrimination lawsuits, ‘bad’ publicity, less funding, lower numbers of applicants and the relentless, incendiary attacks by cancel culture. The end result will be that they have participated in their own suicides.
Their statues, Biblical inscriptions and chapels are being desecrated and torn down. They will bow to the pressure to change their names to neutralize the faith foundation of these schools. Students and staff who would have been barred from attending and teaching at these colleges for most ungodly behaviors will be granted more admission and positions to bully Christians, disparage the Bible and protesting Israel as a nation state. (This is a growing demonic force in these institutions and in fact, our government), The Lord says, “I will bless those who bless Israel, and I will curse those who curse her.’ Genesis 12:3. Curriculum that bashes straight, white males, preaches contempt Conservatism and Capitalism, refutes a God-created nation and embraces gender confusion will increase. Born again, Bible-believing students will steer clear of them. These schools are representing the world and the downward spiral of morality.
Be aware of the devil’s schemes. Understand and utilize the authority given to us in Christ to defeat the enemy. As difficult as it may be, do not shelter young adult children about the times we are living in. They believe in a sense, that they are immortal. They look to long and successful futures doing things they love, gaining prosperity and making a difference in the world. To make the biggest difference in theirs and others’ lives is to understand that the times we live in are perhaps the Braxton hicks that come before the labor pains of a pregnant woman, or, the beginning of sorrows for the globe before the Rapture. Perilous times will come, but it is more urgent that we and they share the gospel message than they get advanced degrees and worldly approval. ‘But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and preserve their souls.’ Hebrews 10:19-39. But then, Jesus may return at any moment, and that should be ours and their great hope and joy.