Giving God the Obscene Gesture!

Giving God the Obscene Gesture!

Washington DC - April 25, 2004

!!C E N S O R E D!!

Unborn Babies Brutally Murdered
since Roe vs. Wade
January 1973

And there were also perverted persons in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.
1 Kings 14:24 NKJV

Who would ever dare to do such a thing as giving God an obscene gesture -- right in front of His face?

But displaying the obscene gesture is quite common in our society, is it not? It is exhibited in public and in film under the guise of "entertainment." Even children soon learn how to use a certain finger on the hand and turn it into the infamous obscene gesture -- and this display of profane idiocy is not limited to members of the male sex alone -- females do not hesitate to use and display it in brazen fashion when they do not know how to react to a frustrating situation in an intelligent way!

But to direct THE obscene gesture toward Almighty God -- isn't that a bit of a stretch? Not really -- it was done yesterday, April 25th, in Washington DC -- you know, on one of those days that this nation should cease a lot of activity and devote time and attention to the worship of the One Who makes human life and existence possible! But this nation is in a crisis even on that issue -- we can't even get half of our population into a place of worship on an average Sunday -- and the gang assembled in DC yesterday had other things on their little minds rather than the worship of the One Who gives to all life, breath, and all things. (Acts 17:24,25).

A massive rally was held in Washington DC for the purpose of telling the whole country and the world that we must preserve the "right" to destroy unborn children at will. Impressive numbers were cited, ranging from 500,000 to 800,000 participants. As is the usual pattern in DC -- hypocrisy reared its head in more ways than one! This bunch was permitted to march down Pennsylvania Avenue -- when the March for Life takes place in January each year, we are not permitted to use Pennsylvania Avenue -- we are limited to use of Constitution Avenue which keeps us far from the White House!

So, just who is it that is wearing 2 faces when it comes to issuing parade permits in Washington DC -- permitting certain groups to march on Pennsylvania Avenue past the White House, but denying the privilege to other groups?

A lot of BIG names were involved in the April 25th rally -- Nancy Pelosi, Democratic House Leader, and Hillary Clinton who addressed a pre-rally breakfast and later spoke at the assembly of obscene gesture marchers. Hollywood and the music industry were well represented by the likes of Ashley Judd, Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner, Moby and the Indigo Girls, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Julianne Moore, Cybill Shepherd, and Linda Carter. As could be expected, media mogul, Ted Turner, was a part of this putrid mix along with Howard Dean, failed presidential candidate.

The massive obscene gesture directed to God by this bunch is obviously evident by their defiance and rejection of His clear revelation concerning human life, its value, and God's design for the same! Review carefully the following statements:

    God alone is the Creator of us humans -- our existence did not come about by some accident with some low life form bumping into another with the collision resulting in some additional life forms existing on a higher level due to an increase of a few dozen cells!
    And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. -- Genesis 2:7 NKJV.

    God knew us before we were conceived in our mother's wombs --

    Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; and I ordained you a prophet to the nations." -- Jeremiah 1:4,5 NKJV.

    God had a plan mapped out for us before we were born --

    For You have formed my inward parts; You have covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You. -- Psalm 139:13-18 NKJV.

    The plan centers in His Son, Jesus Christ, and existed before creation!

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved. -- Ephesians 1:3-6 NKJV.

Now, do you see why it is appropriate to say in language clear to all that it is nothing less than throwing an obscene gesture in God's face each time a deliberate choice is made and an action taken to destroy an unborn child -- God's plan for that child has just been cancelled by the sheer stupidity of some human beings who make the ridiculous claim of being intelligent -- so much so, that as did the Nazis of the Third Reich era, so these claim the "right" to determine who is permitted to live and who dies a brutal, violent, and mutilated death!

It is also the "spirit" of this thing, as massively demonstrated yesterday in DC, that is so chilling -- a demonic thing which regards human life to be nothing more significant than mere garbage with the option to discard human life as one would pitch that garbage into a pit without so much as a second thought!

This is nothing less than a revival of a "spirit" which existed in Germany in the late 30's and early 40's. If Heinrich Himmler, notorious leader of the Nazi S.S. in the Third Reich, could have been resurrected and present at the pro-abortion rally in Washington DC yesterday -- and if he could have shared the podium with other distinguished speakers, he might well have said something like this,

"I wish you could have been with me and helped me in the old days (late 30's and early 40's) in Nazi Germany -- we share a kindred spirit about life! And so I applaud you for keeping the spirit of Nazism alive in the 21st Century! You see, we Nazis with our superior knowledge were able to determine who was worthy to live and who was not worthy and the unworthy ones needed to be exterminated -- your record of exterminating over 43 1/2 million is well past 3 times our record -- we were only able to get rid of about 14 million. Congratulations! I just hope your nation doesn't experience the same fate as our Third Reich did!"

And on an equal footing when it comes to hypocrisy displayed, do you remember when we were told that Saddam Hussein was a brutal, cruel, and unjust dictator who had to go -- and likely many in that assembled gathering yesterday in DC would have said, "Amen! That's right -- we need to get rid of that guy who is guilty of the brutal murders of thousands of Iraqi citizens!" Well take a look at the record of brutality -- USA variety as compared to Hussein's! Best estimates of victims under Hussein's rule come to about 1 million -- looks like we're out ahead of Saddam on that count, doesn't it?

Hey! Look at the Number
of Unborn Children Brutally
Mutilated & Murdered in USA

since the USA started "liberating" Iraq
from the brutality of Saddam Hussein!

March 19 2003

Watch this for about 60 to 90 seconds
and see what happens!

Will this country, claiming to be a nation "under God," ever get squared away and quit giving our Creator the obscene gesture as so powerfully demonstrated yesterday by half a million people or more in Washington DC? It doesn't appear so. Even political leaders who profess to be pro-life are hesitant to really be aggressive on this.

Worst of all -- we fail to realize that pursuing the course we are now on will lead to only one thing -- the undiluted wrath and judgment of a holy God Whose patience has finally been totally exhausted, and Whose appeals to this nation to repent of its massive sins have been rejected one time too many!

If you know how to pray, you better pray as you have never prayed before in your entire life!

A Significant Selah Moment!

O LORD, how long shall I cry, and You will not hear? even cry out to You, "Violence!" And You will not save. Why do You show me iniquity, and cause me to see trouble? For plundering and violence are before me; there is strife, and contention arises. Therefore the law is powerless, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds.
Habakkuk 1:2-2 (NKJV)

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness....

It is time for You to act, O LORD, for they have regarded Your law as void. Therefore I love Your commandments more than gold, yes, than fine gold! Therefore all Your precepts concerning all things I consider to be right; I hate every false way.

Romans 1:18; Psalm 119:126-128 NKJV

April 26, 2004
Clayton D. Harriger
Elder in Full Connection
Western PA Annual Conference
The United Methodist Church
and presently pastor of
Gipsy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Gipsy, PA

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