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Questions and Answers
"GOD IS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL"
Q & A:
WHY HIGH SCHOOLS?
It is in the government schools where the battle for the heart and
soul of our nations children is raging.
If Johnny is, after all, just an accidental grouping of atoms and
molecules, what difference does it make whether or not he can read, write,
compute, or distinguish right from wrong? The fact that God has been expelled
and banished from the school yard is reaping an increasingly ugly harvest. SAT
scores have plummeted. One third of our high school graduates are functionally
illiterate (theyve been taught how to use a condom but cant read
the directions on the package). Teen suicide rates are up 300 percent since
1962. Violence, drugs, gangs and condoms have replaced God and anarchy reigns.
Why should we be surprised that the most violent place in America
today, apart from the local abortion mill, is the local high school?
It is precisely this thievery of the destiny and design of our
kids by the purveyors of godless public education that we seek to confront at
the gates of our schools. We are coming to the gates knowing, that once we are
there, they will be lifted up so that the King may enter in. "Give us aid
against the enemy, for the help of man is worthless. With God we will gain the
victory, and He will trample down our enemies." (Psalms 60:11-12)
Why Graphic Signs?
Our nations children need to know that the choices they make
and the actions they take have lasting consequences.
The pictures we carry provide a pictorial essay and real warning
of what horrors befall a culture that turns its back on a Holy God. Life and
blessing are ours when we honor Gods law found in the Ten Commandments.
This is visibly demonstrated by the picture of a live baby. Contrast this with
the graphic pictures of children ripped apart by abortion and you epitomize the
cost of walking away from the precepts and principles found in Gods law.
"This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that
I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so
that you and your children may live..." (Deuteronomy 30:19)
Is This Terrorism?
No! The truth brings terror only to the one who is doing wrong. He
fears being exposed. In order to avoid the horrible truth that these pictures
uncover, the enemy attempts to point his finger at someone else - us! When one
loses an argument he resorts to an argument "ad hominem" (name calling).
Planned Parenthood and its ilk seek to paint all Christians who are telling the
truth and living out their faith in the public forum as "wild eyed,
fundamentalist, lunatic, terrorists." "Have I now become your enemy by
telling you the truth?" (Galatians 4:23)
Do These Pictures Traumatize Children?
No! They traumatize adults attempting to deny the truth and the
horror of abortion!
These pictures do not traumatize kids, no matter how young, when
they have parents who believe abortion is wrong and do everything they can to
protect and speak for these defenseless children. My six year old and eight
year old know that this is a picture of a baby who is hurt. They also know that
their mom and dad are doing everything they can to help these voiceless
children. It is the kids whose parents tell them that abortion is a
mothers choice, who are traumatized and terrorized. They are left
wondering if mom and dad would "choose" to do the same thing to them. "Do
not hate your brother in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will
not share in his guilt." (Leviticus 19:17)
Is This Extreme?
No! This is what parents do when they feel their children are in
danger. The horrible pictures of traffic accidents used prolifically in
drivers ed. courses are not viewed as extreme. They teach what words
cannot. The pictures of Jews stacked like cords of wood outside Nazi
Concentration Camps are not considered extreme when depicting the murderous
truth of Nazism. In fact, it is never considered extreme when one tries to
rescue children from a treacherous lie, by pictorially telling them the truth.
We will make no attempt to appear fair and open-minded to the lies
and "cover-ups" of the enemy. We desire only to be true to the Gospel of Jesus
Christ. In so doing we believe that God Himself will give our kids eyes to see
the horror of abortion. "Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of
darkness, but rather expose them." (Ephesians 5:11)
Would God Carry Such Graphic Pictures?
He already has. Thats right! When words fail, God speaks to
us in living parables (pictures). Jesus was and is Gods most graphic
picture of His magnificent love toward us. Jesus became a living parable of the
high cost and degrading horror of our sin. It cost Him His life. He was
publicly humiliated and hung naked on a cross. He was wounded, bruised,
bleeding and marred beyond even looking like a man. Jesus was and is Gods
picture of His love for us.
God painted a graphic picture with the death of His Son that helps
us to truly see His love. It was an ugly death. It was and still is repugnant
to our senses. It was and still is disturbing. It creates within our hearts a
conflict that we would just as soon ignore. But because He loves us He drew a
picture of His love with His Sons death on an old rugged cross. "But
God demonstrated His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners,
Christ died for us." (Rom 5:8)
THE ENTIRE SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM POINTS TO GODS GRAPHIC
Sacrifice was acceptable only on the basis of very graphic
procedures. God was using the sacrificial system as a pedagogical device to
show His people the severity of sin. "Without the shedding of blood there is no
remission of sins." Can you imagine laying your hand on the head of a precious
lamb and slitting its throat with the other? Can you imagine watching the
crimson blood flow as the animal dies in your hands? The flowing red blood was
a graphic teacher of the severity of sin. It prepared those in Old Testament
times for the coming of the final sacrifice, Jesus Christ.