With the loss of Mississippi’s Initiative 26, many in the prolife movement and the media have asked what is our strategy here in Florida. They are quick to point out that Mississippi is more prolife than Florida and ask how we think we can win if a similar initiative can’t even pass in Mississippi.
My first response is, what makes you think Personhood can’t pass in Mississippi? Just because it didn’t pass doesn’t mean that it can’t pass. I believe that it not only can pass but will pass because I believe that the people of Mississippi are prolife and will see past the lies of Planned Parenthood and the confusion of “prolife” Governor Haley Barbour and vote to end abortion and protect all innocent human life!
When we started Personhood FL, we knew that the percentage of Floridians who are prolife without exception was much lower than the 60% needed to pass the FL ProLife Personhood Amendment; however, we believe that every time we go out, every time we petition for personhood, every time we present the humanity of the preborn child, every time we say that you shouldn’t starve and dehydrate someone simply because they’re elderly or disabled, we make the case for life and move that percentage closer and closer to 60%.
You see Personhood is the William Wilberforce model. William Wilberforce presented a bill to abolish slavery. It didn’t pass, so he presented his bill again the next year, and the next year, and the next year, until the people of England viewed slavery as abhorrent, and together with abolitionists in America, slavery ended for the most part world wide.
Where do you go to buy a good slave today? It wasn’t too long ago that you could go to nearly any town square and buy a slave. Today however virtually all nations view slavery as abhorrent, and one day people will look back on abortion as abhorrent. One day people will look back on the crimes committed to the preborn in the womb today and wonder why did they ever let that happen?
Personhood Florida will press on to victory! We will continue on! We will not give up! We are living in a time where we have the opportunity to participate in ending abortion and protecting every innocent human life in Florida, the United States of America, and the world! We desperately need to pass prolife personhood amendments in every state in the America, and ultimately, we need a federal personhood amendment.
We must move quickly, however, because we have now shed the blood of over 55,000,000 preborn children and wounded millions of women through abortion. According to the Bible, when innocent blood is shed, it cries out from the ground for vengeance and will only be silenced when the murderer is legally tried and executed. (In the case of abortion, this would result in prosecutors trying abortionists for crimes against humanity and seeking the death penalty upon conviction.) The scariest accounts in the Bible is found in looking at how God dealt with the Manasseh’s sin. The Bible tells us in 2 Kings 21:16, “Moreover Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another…” (NKJV) Then in 2 Kings 24:2-4, we see that God raised up adversaries to destroy Judah “because of the innocent blood that he had shed; for he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, which the LORD would not pardon.” In America, we have shed the blood of close to 20% of our population. We have to wonder: how many more babies can we kill in America before God wipes us of the map? We must humble ourselves before God, pray, seek his face, and turn from our wicked ways so that God can hear from heaven, forgive our sins, and heal our land. We must end abortion and protect all innocent human life while we still have a window of grace.
The good news is that leading up to and following the Mississippi vote, Personhood FL has linked up with new volunteers who are willing to help make the case for life in their county! We currently are working on a plan to contact every church in Florida between now and the end of the year so that the churches can present the Florida ProLife Personhood Petition to their parishioners in January, but we need your help to accomplish this. Will you help us take the message of life to every church, every pastor in your county? Please join us for a conference call/training tomorrow (Tuesday, November 15 from 9 – 10 PM) where we’ll go over how to contact the churches and pastors and the new FL ProLife Personhood Petition. This call will cover key strategies for ending abortion and protecting all innocent human life. Register to join us on the call here.
Opening Passage – Psalm 139.
“The Voice of Your Brother’s Blood Cries Out to Me from the Ground” – “Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, ‘Where is Abel your brother?’ He said, ‘I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?’ And He said, ‘What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.’” (Genesis 4:8-10 NKJV)
The Death Penalty Instituted to Protect Life – “Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man’s brother I will require the life of man. Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man.” (Genesis 9:5-6 NKJV)
That the People May Hear and Fear – Deuteronomy 19.
1) Cities of Refuge
2) Delivering the Guilty to the Death Penalty
3) Two or Three Witnesses
4) That the People May Hear and Fear
Forgiveness for Innocent Blood – Deuteronomy 21:6-9.
Manasseh Filled Jerusalem with Innocent Blood – 2 Kings 21:1-16.
The Righteous Reign of Josiah
1) Hilkiah Finds the Law of God
2) Josiah Repents Before God
3) Judgment is Prophesied, Josiah’s Heart for God Rewarded
4) Josiah Made a Covenant with God
5) Josiah Ended Baal Worship and Put the Priests of Baal to Death
6) Yet, The LORD Would Not Pardon!
Which the LORD Would Not Pardon – “And the LORD sent against him raiding bands of Chaldeans, bands of Syrians, bands of Moabites, and bands of the people of Ammon; He sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD which He had spoken by His servants the prophets. Surely at the commandment of the LORD this came upon Judah, to remove them from His sight because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done, and also because of the innocent blood that he had shed; for he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, which the LORD would not pardon.” (2 Kings 24:2-4 NKJV)
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