Grant Swank
Will Nelson cave on abortion: health care bill
By Grant Swank
December 18, 2009

Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson says he won't vote for the "health care" bill if it has any support for killing womb babies.

Will he cave?

If he's an opportunistic politician, of which they are legion, then we do not know if we can trust him.

If he's a totally committed biblical believer, no matter what the politics, his allegiance to God's Word will not waver.

Time will tell.

It is fascinating that abortion is such a critical issue regarding the "health care" bill. It is that issue that says whether or not the United States will become the murdering country for which tax moneys will pay.

Will citizens' wallets be Marxist Muslim Obama forced to pay for daily, ongoing slaughtering the innocent unborn?

Hopefully, Nelson sees it just that clearly. If he does, he will have the prayerful support of biblical believers worldwide. It appears at present that he can be counted in their number.

Genuine Christians will join in intercessory prayer that Nelson's convictions will hold fast, never yielding to compromise for any reason.

May he be thoroughly aware that his decisions on every matter will come before him at the Judgment Seat of Christ. What he does and says now will confront him at that Judgment.

If the future standing before the Great White Light of Truth is paramount in his conscience, then he will discard any toying with the pro-life decision. He will answer now to the biblical truths, knowing that the "now" will be very much a powerful quotient in his "then."

Nelson, Roman Catholic, is very much aware of the countless pew-sitters who claim to be Catholic while in turn writing their liberal theologies. Nancy Pelosi, being one, stands in sharp contrast to the Nelsons in political life.

Pelosi scribes her own "holy writ," blessing it as eternal verity. For this, she will stand shamefully before Christ at her death.

If Nelson is totally aware of his own soul's worth in the light of eternity, he will maintain his stand against eliminating boys and girls in females' wombs.

Canon Law Regarding Catholics and Abortion:

"Canon Law 1398 Catholics who have obtained an abortion, or performed an abortion, have excommunicated themselves latae sententiae (automatically by their very action) from the Catholic Church. They remain outside the church until the reception of the sacrament of Penance through a good confession.

"Canon Law 1329 Catholics who are accomplices in enabling and permitting the crime of abortion to occur, who without their assistance the crime would not have been committed, incur the same penalty.

"Canon Law 915 (an exception to receiving Holy Communion) "Others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion."



Hebrews 9:27:

It is appointed unto men once to die, but after that the judgment.

Matthew 7:21-23: the words of Christ:

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Matthew 12:36-37: the words of Christ:

But I say unto you that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Romans 2:6-11:

God who will render to every man according to his deed: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immorality, eternal life; But unto them that are contentious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honor and peace to every man that worked good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God.

Romans 14:10-12:

For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

I Corinthians 4:5:

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsel of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

II Corinthians 5:10:

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Numbers 32:23:

Be sure your sin will find you out.

© Grant Swank


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Joseph Grant Swank, Jr., is a pastor at New Hope Church in Windham, Maine... (more)

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