You may not like what you’re about to read but anyone, no matter who, no matter where, no matter their position in life, age, office — no matter what — anyone who has any part in the endorsement, the agreement of, the no problem with, the creating laws or removing laws to make it easier — anyone having anything to do with abortion, the premeditated murder of children is NOT a Christian. No matter what they may say. No matter if they attend a church 28 times a week and digest endless wafers amiss, no matter if they are members of a denomination.
If a person does not obey the commands of God, of the Lord Jesus Christ, if they are not living in and by the Spirit, renewed of mind and heart, transformed by the power of the Spirit of God to live a Biblical life? A life of obedience and actions according to the word of God?
No matter what that person not knowing the above experiences or meanings or way of living might say or do? They are NOT a true disciple of Jesus. They are not a true Christian.
They might claim to be. They might go to endless masses, or services for their nominal, having a notion, a form of — but if by their actions? By their living? By their example, they are not exhibiting living a Biblical life and obeying the word of God? They are NOT a Christian.
A person either is or they aren’t. There are no grades, options, choices, divisions, so on.
A person either knows and is a true disciple of the Lord Jesus, a child of God, a true Bible-believing, Bible-living Christian…
…or they are not. They are otherwise. They are of the world and in darkness no matter the outward show they may put on.
Not because I wrote this. But because it is what the word of God says. Don’t know? Dont’believe this? Then, please, go to the word of God and search things out. Be like a Berean. Search the Scriptures diligently, deeply and learn and then live the truth. And the Bible is THEE ONLY source of truth on this earth.
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021
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Abortion is the Killing of an Unborn Child, No Christian Should be a Part of It
June 22, 2021
By Pat Buchanan
Reprinted from LifeNews
Last week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted 168-55, more than 3-1, to provide new guidance for receiving Holy Communion.
Behind the decision?
Bishops’ alarm that the public religious practice of President Joe Biden is conveying a heretical message to the faithful and the nation.
At Sunday Mass, Biden regularly receives Communion. Yet he not only supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to have an abortion, but his new administration also provides ample funding of abortions.
Restrictions that existed in the Trump era, such as the Hyde Amendments that prohibit taxpayer-funding of abortions, are about to be lifted in the Biden presidency.
If the “teaching document” the bishops are expected to produce is consistent with traditional doctrine, a series of collisions on moral issues is about to shake the American Catholic Church and Democratic Party.
For that majority of U.S. bishops who believe pro-choice Catholic politicians should be denied Communion will likely collide not only with Biden and their fellow bishops but with the Vatican. Pope Francis had wanted to avert this now seemingly inevitable showdown on the issue.
Even if the document does not mention him by name, Biden will be pressed by the media to explain how he can back government funding of the killing of the unborn and still receive Holy Communion.
Pope Francis will be pressed as to whether the U.S. bishops are wrong to insist that U.S. Catholic leaders who defy Catholic doctrine on one of the great moral issues of the age should not be treated as devout Catholics.
If the bishops produce a teaching document that is consistent with traditional Catholic doctrine, what will it say?
Abortion is the killing of an unborn child, a grave moral crime and sin. No Catholic may be a party to it. Political leaders who endorse abortion rights and vote to fund abortions contribute to a systemic moral evil and a scandalizing of the faithful. And they should neither receive nor be given Holy Communion. To do so is to give moral sanction to their misconduct.
The major argument raised against a denial of Communion to pro-abortion Catholics is the deeper division in the church it could create.
“The choice before us at this moment,” said Washington, D.C., Cardinal Wilton Gregory at the bishops’ gathering, “is either we pursue a path of strengthening unity among ourselves or settle for creating a document that will not bring unity but may very well further damage it.”
But is episcopal collegiality a higher cause than standing up for the right to life of millions of unborn who are about to be done to death?
Is a perceived unity among bishops more important than public witness to the truth that the unborn in America have been destroyed for 50 years at an annual rate that exceeds the covid-19 pandemic at its worst?
Is clarity about doctrinal truth less important than fraternity?
No one can know what is in the heart and soul of Biden, who visibly manifests a devotion to his Catholic faith unrivaled in any national politician of his generation.
Still, there is no denying the message Biden’s appearance receiving Communion gives off. It is that to be pro-abortion and fund abortions does not necessarily conflict with being a good Catholic.
Pro-life Bishop Kevin Rhoades of South Bend, Ind., dissents: “There is a special obligation of those who are in leadership because of their public visibility.”
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Rhoades previously objected to Notre Dame’s conferring of its prestigious Laetare Medal on Vice President Biden, citing his support for abortion and same-sex marriage: “I disagree with awarding someone for ‘outstanding service to the Church and society’ who has not been faithful to this obligation.”
Asked Friday how he felt about the possibility that Catholic bishops would vote to deny him Communion, Biden dismissed the idea and walked away: “That’s a private matter, and I don’t think that’s going to happen.”
Where is this going?
The bishops have scheduled a decision by their next conference to write a report that seems certain to be read as a rebuke to Biden.
While this will divide the Catholic community, the pope is unlikely to give the document his support. Hence, its effect will be restricted to those dioceses whose bishops agree with it — and choose to deny Communion to Biden.
Biden will be pressed to speak to the issue of abortion and the bishops’ decision to deny him Communion. His attendance at Mass and taking Communion will become matters of deepening controversy. His attendance at Sunday Mass may be marked by demonstrations.
And he will be charged with hypocrisy — for pretending to be the kind of Catholic that a majority of American bishops contend he is not.
With many states having adopted new restrictions on abortion that appear to conflict with Roe v. Wade, the issue of abortion appears about to be returned to the Supreme Court — and to the front burner of U.S. politics.
LifeNews Note: Pat Buchanan is author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”
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