Today I will talk about child protection and God, family values, parental rights, helping those who are in need of help and not preying upon them.
In this day and age where children being stolen, murder, rape and incest are an everyday occurrence, our leaders who are supposed to be the most respectable people in society are nothing more than liars. Where loving relationships between a man and a woman are becoming a thing of the past..... I ask you, "What has God got to do with it?"
For many, God is there to blame for all of this, even though we have turned our backs on God and refuse to take the advice given by the creator of all. How convenient to deny there is a God or blame him for the world's problems when it suits us.
You may ask how this verse from the Bible relates to child protection...
‘Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’Deuteronomy 27:19
In the early days of this world, things were different, we were still living by God's laws. A "Man and a Woman" were created to be united as one, and stay that way. God wants us to find love, and keep it. A widow was someone who had been with her husband all of her life, and he had died. This left her most of the time without an income, too old to work the fields (there were no shopping centres to just go and by food in those days), often destitute, but taken in and looked after by the community.
With the desecrated and perverted way of today's society, there are few marriages that are lasting such as God insists should happen. In my view, the "Widows" of today are the single mothers who have separated. Now when child protection authorities come into the home of these women offering no help whatsoever, only looking to "Steal Children", this is an abomination, directly from the hand of satan.
If someone is caught kidnapping a fellow Israelite and treating or selling them as a slave, the kidnapper must die. You must purge the evil from among you. Deuteronomy 24:7
Both of these quotes are from the old testament, God's law. We taunt God, deny he exists, break every rule there is, I guess that is God giving us our freedom, but look at the results....
Children no longer obey or respect their parents, God tells us this is wrong... But they are told at school to report their parents for disciplining them.
Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. Ephesians 6:1
"Parents give up their rights when they drop the children off at public school."Texas Federal District Judge Melinda Harmon
We have lost our children and this cannot be blamed on God, blame it on political correctness. Hey, so your kids are being stolen by the truckload, so much so they can't even find enough foster carers so they now put them in institutions. Look at the bright side... at least now we have gay marriage. Your stolen children are more safe with gay foster parents than Christian foster parents. Only someone who cares nothing for children and is pure evil would think in this way. Poeple are too afraid to speak their mind unless they are a protected minority today.
None of us are perfect, least of all those who are stealing these children, and hate everything about a man and a woman living together in a life of love, with their children. This is natural, to hate this sanctimony and terrorise those who live by it instead of helping to uphold their relationships is... Pure Evil.
“An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins” Proverbs 29:22
To walk into a stranger's home and steal their children by Lyeing in a court.... Pure Evil.
To make a mistake is human. To tell Lies to cover up this mistake instead of returning the children... Pure Evil.
To harass the honest people who work beside you at child safety and bully them.... Pure Evil.
To prey upon the destitute and make money off their children... Pure Evil.
“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” Mark 10:14
15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. 19 They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. Ephesians 4:15–19
Adoption and The Bible[by Rohan McEnor]
Some time ago I wrote an article which scrutinised the practice of adoption according to the Ten Commandments.
I was consequently accused of blasphemy. However, what was I blaspheming: church practice, the sensibilities of adopters, or the truths of the Bible?
I decided to have a second look, and the result will be a book that has the working title, Father to the Fatherless: what the Bible really says about adoption.
This article will be a very short summary of a couple of the arguments in that book, but even by the end of this truncated study, I trust it will be clear who is blaspheming the clear plan of the Judeo-Christian God who has revealed himself through the Bible.
For the sake of this article I will define 'adoption' as "the practice of altering the birth certificate and therefore the identity of a child such that a person or persons not biologically related to the child, are recognised as parents of the child. "
A large subset of all adoptions is newborn adoption - the child adopted into a family as close to birth as possible to give the illusion to both those within the adoptive family and outside the adoptive family, that the child is "as if born" to the adoptive couple.
Is such a general practice any part of God's will, or is it merely churchian god swill?
Many would say that Moses's life represented such an adoption. Let us look at the life of Moses as a possible example of scripture condoning adoption.
Firstly, what pressure was placed on Moses's biological mother to put Moses on the adoption conveyor belt (the River Nile)?
"Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives... 'When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth... If it is a son, then you shall put it to death... Every son who is born to the Hebrews you are to cast into the Nile. '" (1)
So the pressure placed on Moses's mother was "your son shall die." This is the exact same pressure that is placed on a young mother to relinquish her child in the latter 20th and early 21st centuries. "The baby will have no life. The baby will have only half a life. The baby will be socially handicapped if you keep this child. If you keep this child you are being selfish and not giving your child the best." These sorts of things are said by both social workers and parents of young pregnant women, to persuade them into adoption.
In the Bible, these are the words of Pharaoh. Are Christians instructed by the Bible to behave like Pharaoh?
Secondly, how did Moses's mother react?
"She saw that he was beautiful and she hid him for three months." (2)
So such is the unity between mother and child that she risked the wrath of the Government as long as she could, in order to bond with her child, in order to breast feed and care for her child, in the face of probable death for both herself and her son. Significantly, the child was born of the House of Levi - the House of Priests. Did the High Priests of Adoption respect the natural fusion of mother and her biological child in removing children after just 5 days, granting custody to strangers, then expecting the first-mum to forget it ever happened?
Thirdly, how did Moses's mother effect the adoption?
"She put the child into the basket, and set it among the reeds by the banks of the Nile..." (3)
On threat of death, she succumbed to the edict of the Government to cast the child into the Nile. But!
"And his sister stood at a distance to find out what would happen to the child." (4)
In the Bible it seems reasonable. In modern parlance, we call it stalking! When 20th century relinquishers tracked down their child they were punished by court appearances and classed as criminals.
Fourthly, how did the Government of the day react to this act of stalking?
"Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, 'Shall I go and call a woman who can suckle the child from among the Hebrews, that she may nurse the child for you?' And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, 'Go ahead.' So the girl went and called the child's mother. Then Pharaoh's daughter said to her, 'Take this child away and nurse him for me and I shall give you wages. '" (5)
The House of Pharaoh sponsored the child to be raised with its kinfolk. In troubled times, the Government of the day, one recognised throughout the Bible as unmercifully cruel, provided social security so that the child could remain in the household of its biological family. In fact, the prospective adopters sponsored the program. What depths of cruelty has 20th century western Government visited, to expect women in troubled times to hand their children over to better-heeled strangers?
Exodus 2 v 10 tells us that when Moses was a child, we are not told exactly how old, he was adopted into Pharaoh's household and Pharaoh's daughter renamed him Moses. Clearly, Moses was not moved to the adopter's household until he had formed a relationship with his mother. The adoption was open. The mother knew the fate of the child and could keep track of his progress. I am not here arguing that scripture condones open adoption as shall be seen as we progress - what I am highlighting is just how different Moses's adoption was to the practices of church-run adoption agencies in the 20th century.
The fifth question to ask is, how did Moses react to his adoption?
"When Moses had grown up he went out to his brethren..." (6)
The Bible labels Moses's biological relatives "his brethren", not those by whom he had been adopted. This is firmly repeated in the New Testament in Acts Chapter 7.
What was the reaction of "his brethren" to Moses?
"Who made you a prince or a judge over us?" (7)
Moses has become Mr In-between - just like so many adoptees he feels he doesn't truly fit into his adoptive family, yet is also unacceptable to his biological family because of the influences of the adopters. This is classic adoption syndrome working here. And what happens? Moses commits murder and spends the next forty years wandering around the desert tending sheep, a man of virtually no self esteem. (8) This man of immense talent and intellect, becomes "a sojourner in a foreign land", (9) a cry echoed in the minds and on the faces of most 20th century adoptees.
A final point to make in considering the life of Moses; how impressed was God with the system that created the pressure to adopt?
"Now it came about at midnight that the Lord struck all the first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh who sat on his throne, to the first-born of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the first-born of cattle. And Pharaoh arose in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians, and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was no home where someone was not dead." (10)
It is an interesting Bible-study on its own to look at the sacrifice of the first-born.
If we are to use the example of Moses as a Biblical case history to justify adoption, what do we learn? We discover that (a) a woman will surrender a child only on pain of death; (b) it is unreasonable to cut a woman off from knowledge of her child which she loses to adoption; (c) Moses's was an open adoption; (d) upon maturity (ie: the ability to think for himself) Moses turned his back on the wealth and privileges of his adoptive family, to identify with the poverty of his biological kin; (e) even the most harsh of ancient ruling elites appreciated the value of biological ties and provided social security so that the child could at least be weaned, start to develop and form a relationship with its true mother before an open adoption could take place. (11)
While some churchian minds use the adoption of Moses to justify adoption of newborns, how much of the detail of scripture is adhered to by church-run adoption agencies? Even a rudimentary comparison between the Bible and agency practice would indicate that the church has digressed quite a ways from scriptural instruction