Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Where is the God of Justice?

...7 For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people[d] should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. 8 But you have turned aside from the way. You have caused many to stumble by your instruction...

17 You have wearied the Lord with your words. But you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delights in them.” Or by asking, “Where is the God of justice?”

“Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. 2 But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap. 3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the Lord.[a] 4 Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.

5 “Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts.

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Pope: Anger Toward God a Form of Prayer?

"...We aren’t afraid to argue with God! I will say something that even seems a heresy. Many times, I’ve heard people say to me: “You know, this happened to me and I got angry with God.” “You had the courage to get angry with God? “Yes, I got angry.” “But this is a form of prayer,” because only a child is capable of getting angry with his father and then meet him again. We learn from Abraham to pray with faith, to dialogue, to argue, but always ready to receive the word of God and to put it into practice."

Really?  Did Abraham argue or resist God when asked to travel 3 days up Mt. Moriah to sacrifice Isaac?
Abraham pleaded with God for the lives of innocent people before destroying Sodom, but the Bible is silent on the topic.

Why does the pope put his on spin on the the Biblical account?

Why does the pope reduce God, the Creator, to the frailty of a human father while endorsing bad behavior of an ill-tempered child?

Wasn't Jonah more of an example of anger and disobedience?

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

India is battling a massive locust invasion, a heatwave touching 50 deg C (122 deg F) a Severe Cyclonic Storm and Covid-19

...invasion by desert locusts has increased and hit large swathes of India and Pakistan who are in the middle in the middle of their battle with coronavirus pandemic. According to the FAO, large and aggressive swarms of these crop-devouring short-horned insects have invaded more than two dozen districts covering more than 50,000 hectares of desert areas of western India. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are the worst affected states. To make matters worse parts of India saw temperatures rise to 47.6C on Tuesday, as most of north India faced severe heatwave conditions. The heatwave, which officials say is likely to last until the weekend, comes even as the region struggles with rising Covid-19 infections and swarms of locusts that are ravaging crops. Churu in Rajasthan state recorded a temperature of 50 deg C (122 deg F), India's highest. To make matters worse, a powerful cyclonic storm in the Arabian Sea “is very likely to intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 6 hours,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday. The cyclone, designated Nisarga, could make landfall between on the coastal border region of Maharashtra and Gujarat states, with winds gusting up to 120 km per hour (75 miles per hour), the equivalent of a category 1 hurricane, the IMD said.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Planned Parenthood staff admit to selling aborted baby body parts

Planned Parenthood staff admit to selling aborted baby body parts

After years of denying that Planned Parenthood profits from selling aborted baby body parts to biotech companies, The Center for Medical Progress, a pro-life investigative group, released documents and videos showing the sworn depositions of clinic directors responding to questions about payments some affiliates received in exchange for fetal specimens.   

In a video compilation of depositions recorded last year at the U.S. Federal District Court of Northern California in the case of Planned Parenthood Federation of America et al v. The Center for Medical Progress et al, PPFA abortionists, department directors, and the founder of Advanced Bioscience Resources, a biotech company that once had a contract with Planned Parenthood to procure fetal specimens, were asked what they knew about the contracts and profits received by the clinics. 

Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood's senior director of medical services, said that, as an abortionist, she was aware that Planned Parenthood Los Angeles was “receiving payments for fetal tissue."