Roe VS Wade about to be overturned? The Supreme Court and Abortion

Ever since the United States Supreme Court de facto legalized abortion in America in 1973 after the Roe Vs Wade Case, Christians in the USA have been praying and demonstrating against abortion ever since. Abortion was already happening underground in the USA before 1973, but the decision allowed abortion clinics to open with total permission. Abortions increased. As a Christian I oppose abortion, it is killing an unborn baby.

With the Conservative Majority in the Supreme Court right now, they are poised to overturn the Roe Vs Wade decision. If this happens this will be a huge moment. Christians have been praying for 49 years for something like this to happen. My church Hope Chapel has been very active in the Pro-Life movement, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. Many at my church volunteer at pregnancy centers that help women.

If Roe Vs Wade gets overturned, it will be the end of Federal Approval of Abortion. It will then be up to individual states to have their own abortion laws. Federal Funding for Abortion Clinics could end. Sadly my home state of California is very pro-abortion especially my governor Gavin Newsom. Newsom has already said he intends California to take in out of state women have their abortions if other states ban abortion. On the other hand, many traditionally conservative states will prohibit abortion once Roe Vs Wade gets over turned by the Supreme Court.

Already the Abortion Supporters are going out and spreading their anger and hate outside the houses of the Supreme Court Justices.

The battle over abortion will never end until the Lord Jesus returns. We cannot expect this struggle to be over until then. But how amazing it would be if the Supreme Court actually helps end Roe Vs Wade!

My Theology Reading List

This Feb and March I took a class at my church on becoming a small group leader. I finished it on March 10th. Since the 1970s my church Hope Chapel has people lead Bible Studies at individual houses known as “mini church”, where different people open up their homes to a once a week fellowship study. There we discuss and re-cap the weekend sermon together, and people can ask questions if they didn’t understand things from the sermon. Also people sing worship together, bring food to eat together, and pray with each other. Also friendships grow. People meet according to which city or neighborhood is closest to them. There are over 100 of these small groups all meeting at different houses. I myself am a co-leader at one of these small groups. To be officially trained, I had to take a 6 week course. While taking the course, each of us was given 7 books to read to help us. Most of these books were Published by 9 Marks. I am going to share the books I am reading with you my WordPress Audience.

This book is about the importance of Corporate Prayer in church services and how few churches are consistent about it. The author is also humble about his shortcomings in prayer and admits he is not the prayer warrior he wants to be. He also has a great sense of humor. Written in 2018. I am currently reading this book.

Ray Ortlund’s 2014 book The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ, discusses the importance of having sound Gospel Doctrine and actually living it out. He emphasizes what true and effective Gospel Culture looks like and how powerful it is. A healthy church not only teaches Biblical Doctrine but also applies it. This was the 1st book out of the collection that I started reading and I recently finished it.

Jeremy Kimble’s book How can I get more out of my Bible Reading? is the most recently written book out of the 7. It was written in 2021. This short book was no more than 50 pages and I was able to read it in 2 hours. Kimbel writes about 3 things to keep in mind when reading the Bible. 1. What is the Bible all about? 2. What is the book about? 3. What is the passage about?

Another thing he writes about is the importance of belonging to a church and knowing what their statement of faith is.

The Life of God in the soul of the church: the root of spiritual fellowship

This book’s emphasis is that Spiritual Fellowship is not just about Us and Jesus. Spiritual Fellowship is also meant to be shared with the community of believers in our local church. Our faith is not meant to be individualistic. Book written in 2012

Corporate Worship : How the Church Gathers as God’s People

Matt Merker’s book was written recently in 2021. This book offers biblical insights and practical suggestions for making worship what it is meant to be: a foretaste of God’s people worshiping together for eternity in the new creation

Rediscover Church: Why the Body of Christ is Essential

This book also came out in 2021. It’s context it discussing church fellowship in these times of the Covid-19 pandemic. Rediscovering church after so many churches had to close its doors and rely on live streaming services. This seems to be a great book and it is great that some Christians took the time to write on these times we are in, when many Christians stopped attending church since 2020. The past 2 years have been a major challenge for the church.

Discipling: How to help others follow Jesus

Mark Denver’s 2016 book discusses what biblical discipling is and how it should function in the local church

Evangelism: How the whole church speaks of Jesus

I was just given this book as of April 14th by Pastor Jared Blue from my church. Jared is the pastor who went to Honduras in 2001 and appeared in 3 videos with me, which I shared a few months ago. He taught the class I was in and decided to give me this book to read with the 7 others. Book is from 2014.

Pastor Jared Blue and I.

Jared’s position at my church is the community life pastor. He is in charge of the Bible Studies I mentioned and helping leaders find a host home and helping new members of the church find a bible study close to them. He also has many other responsibilities too.

So far I have only read 2 out of the 8 books. I recommend all of the books if you are interested in reading these. The Rediscover Church book is the most timely and relevant.

Sabina (2021) Movie Overview. Christian Movies

I just recently got a DVD copy of the recent Christian Film Sabina. Made by Voice of the Martyrs, this film is about the Voice of the Martyrs founders Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand who are from Romania.

It is a prequel to the 2018 film Tortured for Christ. This movie had a limited theatrical release in November 2021 for 3 days. I missed that release, but I was able to recently buy a DVD copy from Voice of the Martyrs. This is an incredible film! I reviewed Tortured For Christ in the past, now I will review this film.

The basic overview of this film is about Richard and Sabina meeting each other and getting married and how they went from being Jewish Atheists to becoming Christians and also Romania’s turbulent history during the 1930s and 1940s including WW2.

Both Richard and Sabina came from Jewish Families but did not practice Judaism. They were both Atheists and Richard was once a Communist. They married in 1936.

Richard came down with Tuberculosis in 1937 and had to go to a Sanitarium to get better. While there he encountered a Christian Man. Richard while suffering from his illness began exploring Christianity. His wife Sabina hated Christianity and was angry that Richard considering Christianity. He became a Christian in 1938 and Sabina came to Christ the next year in 1939.

At the same time, Romania began going through turmoil. Fascism was growing in Europe and Fascist Movements grew in Romania too. As well as Anti-Semitism. The movie portrays the Nazi Sympathizers of Romania and how they eventually killed the Prime Minister of Romania to take power.

The new Fascist Government of Romania allied itself with Nazi Germany and allowed German Troops to come into Romania. The Wurmbrands were new in their faith and began experiencing persecution.

During WW2, Richard became a Lutheran Pastor and began holding house church meetings. He and his wife helped many Romanian Jews escape the Nazis. They also were arrested several times and were almost executed for treason. Sabina’s Jewish Family were arrested by the German Nazis and killed in a death camp.

One of the many powerful moments of this movie is when Sabina meets one of the men responsible for killing her family and forgives him and hugs him. The killer an Atheist breaks down and cries with her, when he realizes the evil he has down and how she still shows compassion to him.

The subplot of the movie show 3 German Soldiers in Romania on the run from Russian Soldiers looking for all German Soldiers. The Russians has arrived in Romania by 1944 and the Germans were on the run. Richard and Sabina take pity on these 3 Germans and help them hide from the Russian Army. The whole movie is Sabina telling her testimony to these 3 German Soldiers and why she is helping them at all.

Despite the evil that the Germans had to to Romania and Sabina’s family, they still show the love of Christ to these German Soldiers. One of the German Soldiers (An Atheist) is confused as to why she helps them escape the Russians. One of the German Soldiers is extremely thankful and gives his necklace to Sabina in gratitude.

After WW2 ended and the fascist government of Romania fell, the Russians arrived and Romania became a Communist Country until 1989. Persecution for the Wurmbrands was only going to continue.

I highly recommend watching this film along with Tortured for Christ. The Wurmbrand’s are heroes of the faith and powerful modern examples for today’s Christians. To stream the movie for free or get a DVD copy visit the website https://www.sabinamovie.com/. After making a donation amount you can order a dvd copy. The DVD also includes many interesting special features!

I want to hear from you WordPress Audience

American Christians and the Republican Party. I have written in the past about the Republican Party. I was a member of the Republican Party until I left it in September 2016. With each passing year I don’t even remember why I was ever a Republican other than being raised in a Republican Family. The Majority of American Christians are so dependent and supportive of the Republican Party and get caught up in their agendas. It disappoints me so much. Instead of me talking about my beliefs on this, I want to hear from you on WordPress, why you think it is still like this. Which is my photo is me pointing a microphone towards you to hear from you.

To clarify again, I don’t belong to any party and I don’t like either Democrats or Republicans.

My video on Martyr Michael Cypher: American Priest Killed in Honduras

The reason I made this video, is I can’t find any other video on this man’s life on Youtube. Michael Jerome Cypher was an American Priest who decided to live as a missionary in the Central American nation of Honduras in 1973. In 1975 the Army of Honduras killed him along with a Priest from Colombia. Michael Cypher was just 34 years old. Here is his story