Last November, my wife and I visited Israel on a tour called “In the Footsteps of Jesus.” One of the places we visited was Caesarea Phillipi, in northern Israel, near the Syrian border, and the ancient city of Dan. Pagan worship took place in Caesarea Phillipi, and specifically, the worship of Pan, the pagan god. As you can see from the photo to the left, this place has a huge cave. This cave represented the entry into Hades, or hell. Before going to the cross Jesus brought his disciples to this place and put some pointed questions to them. No doubt, this place was significant since it represented a place of pagan worship. Jesus asked his disciples “who do they say that I am?” One of the disciples answered: “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” Then Jesus asked, but who do YOU say that I am? Peter answered “you are the Christ, the son of the living God.”
Jesus told Peter that He would build his church upon “this rock,” meaning Peter, and “the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
In today’s culture we have an ongoing holocaust called abortion. Since 1973, when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of abortion, over 60 million unborn human beings have been killed, and our culture calls it “women’s health,” or “choice.” We have replaced the dignity of human life with a worship of language that has a meaning that we give it, irregardless of what the true meaning of the these words actually represent; in this case, “choice” really represents the killing of an innocent human life. This is not an opinion. Science has proven that life begins at conception. Look at any Embryology book and it will define the beginning of life at conception. No matter what we call it, we cannot mask its true meaning.
Since 1973, pro-life advocates have railed against abortion. This has been like swimming up Niagara Falls. Our culture, our judges and our political elites form an impenetrable barrier against us. In 2004 a couple of young men started, what became known as 40 Days for Life, Forty days of praying outside of an abortion clinic in College Station, Texas. This resulted in the conversion, against all odds, of the director of the clinic, Abby Johnson, to the pro-life cause; she left Planned Parenthood. She later wrote a best-selling book called “Un Planned.” Since then many other abortion clinic workers have switched sides. Click here to go to the 40 Days for Life web site where you can get more information.
The success of 40 Days for Life has been heart warming. Hundreds of cities in the United States and many other cities outside the United States have 40 Days for Life campaigns. Click here for a short video which gives a synopsis of what it is all about.
In the South Bay area of Los Angeles County and Lawndale specifically, a 40 Days for Life campaign will start on February 14, 2018 through March 25, 2018. Click here for the web page for this site with more information. All are invited to attend. You can choose your own time.