The Deborah Company

We are a collaborative blog of women who believe that the Lord is God! Our purpose is to discuss the issues of the day from a biblical worldview and to spur people on to stand for what is good, true, just and merciful.

Monday, November 01, 2004

The Watchman

Eze 3:17

"Son of man, I have made you a watchman over the house of Israel. When you hear a word from My mouth, give them a warning from Me.

This verse became very real for me last week.

Here is America, the candidates have been in full swing. I as a Christian have to not only be alert to what they are saying, but what they are doing, and have done. That is why I started publishing Christian Activism News, to keep other Christians, and non-Christians too, abreast of what is going on in the world.

Sometimes though, its downright discouraging. There are Christians that I know, that are going to vote for John Kerry this election, and I don't agree with their reasons why.

Though they are Christians, and know that Kerry has voted 6 times to keep partial birth abortion legal, and has already stated that he will only assign judges who are pro-abortion, they will still pull the lever for him.

Why? Money mostly

Even though they have roofs over their heads, cars in the driveway, food in the refrigerator, clothes on their back, they somehow think there is much more out there to be had, and President Bush isn't going to do it for them. One Christian friend who has no children at home, is angry at President Bush, because when the tax rebates were given out, they weren't a part of that........but their children and grandchildren were! I don't know about you, but that sounds a little "me, me, me" me.

Reality Check..............this is what is going on in America every day:

The Partial Birth Abortion Procedure

Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby's leg with forceps.

The baby's leg is pulled out into the birth canal.

The abortionist delivers the baby's entire body, except for the head.

The abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the hole...

The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child's brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.

And you are angry because you didn't get a tax rebate?! Why are you not angry about this?

So I was discouraged this week, because I am not understanding my fellow discouraged, that I said to God "Maybe this is just a waste of time, maybe this isn't doing anyone a bit of good, if Christians who say they love the Lord can support a man who constantly votes against life doesn't listen, who will?"

As I was driving home from work though on Friday, I turned on the local Christian radio station and heard this:

"Son of man, I have made you a watchman over the house of Israel. When you hear a word from My mouth, give them a warning from Me. "

It spoke directly to me, deep to the inner most being of me.

I AM A WATCHMAN.....That is the job that the Lord has given me. I may not be very good at anything else, but I am very good at finding the news that effect Christians and getting it out to those who will listen.

The kicker is this though......One day, all of us watchmen will be removed. There will be no one left to warn. So please pay heed to those who love you enough to warn you.

And if you honestly believe that God turns a blind eye to a babies brains being sucked out, then by all means...........

Go vote for Kerry.


Friday, October 29, 2004

We've Been Interviewed

I find the power of blogging really amazing! Why? Because when you write and you put it out there for the world to read it's amazing how anyone can read it and then contact you.

That's exactly what happened to us here at The Deborah Company. This week the Editor of a magazine called The Chalcedon Report contacted us to ask us about why we blogged. So Lisa, Marsha and myself got the privelege of sharing our views with him and in a few weeks the article will be published online.

We were excited because it just confirms to us that there are still people out there who care about truth.

This is the very reason I blog and write because I want others to know the truth. And as Christians, today we are bombarded on every side, including in our churches, about how truth does not matter.

Don't be deceived my brethren, the Apostle writes over and over and over again. Why - because we need to be on our guard and we need to witness for and proclaim truth. And only Jesus is True. His Words are truth and they can be trusted.

However, it's sad because even in the Christian Universities students are not being told the truth. Just yesterday I walked around the building of the social sciences department and someone on the staff had posted a Kerry/Edwards sign for President. Right next to the sign was a black and white photocopy of George Bush with the caption that read "One Term President". Above that was a slur against those of us who vote Republican.

Why is this troubling? Because it was seen for all the students on that Christian campus and it promotes unbiblical values. And those who are not educated or cannot discern will fall into the trap of voting for someone who most likely goes against their values.

This is why Christians, with a solid biblical worldview need to be blogging. We need to use the God given medium of the Internet to speak out loud and clear and without shame.

This is why The Deborah Company was formed, and I hope that it encourages you to stand firmly for the only Truth that exists. The truth written in the Holy Scriptures.

Stacy L. Harp
Editor E-Involved

Monday, October 04, 2004

President Bush an Alcoholic?

This morning I was watching C-Span and the discussion was rather interesting. The discussion was on religion and the government. The two guests were "Christian" professors. One was very liberal and in support of Kerry and the other was biblical and in support of Bush.

So I listened to the discussion and I listened to the obnoxious people who like to call C-Span to show how really stupid they are. This one lady really got to me because she called Bush a "dry drunk" and said that he really was an alcoholic. She compared him to her husband who has been a dry alcoholic for 30 years. She really stupidly said that Bush had just replaced one addiction with another - that being Christianity.

Now, as a young pre-licensed therapist, I have to tell you that alcoholism is a chemical addiction. Some say it's a "disease", but I don't agree. It's a bad behavior that can be changed and you do have the potential to have control over it. Every other disease just kind of comes upon a person - like cancer.

Being a Christian has done nothing but benefit the President's life. And to say that Bush is an addict and that Christianity is his drug just goes to show how ignorant this woman was.

Also, there is no where that it has been written to my knowledge that Bush was ever an alcoholic. It's my understanding that he drank and he decided to stop doing it and he did it without a problem.

So I just wish nitwits like this lady would get a clue about how really stupid they sound when they call into talkshows on C-Span.

I do have to give her some credit for actually tuning in to C-Span because "thinker" types tend to view C-Span, but I think she needs to get educated about the issues instead of resort to dumb conspiracy theories. But then again, that's what the left does.

Stacy L. Harp

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Blessed are they..........

I attended the "Chain of Life" today right here in my hometown. It is a national event held every year in cities across our nation. We hold signs quietly that read "Abortion kills children", "Abortion hurts Women", and "Jesus forgives and saves us"

There was a pretty good turnout, but I would venture to say if this was for Homosexual rights, there would of been alot more people turning out.

Why is that?

How do the extreme liberals rally their troops?

But it doesn't much matter, because the people that were there were one of a kind kind of people. Precious children of God.

Blessed are they.......

Babies are being killed, their limbs being torn off in the process of abortion....these people care

Woman who have had abortions often suffer from depression, guilt and turn to a lifetime of alcohol and drugs.......these people care

Men who had no choice over the life of their baby, and left to deal with it...........these people care

The grandparents who never were.............these people care

I love these quiet precious people of God

May God bless each and every one of them


Wednesday, September 29, 2004

What would Jesus have me do?

Try finding a TV program where you’re not subjected to hearing God this, God that…."Oh my God!" It’s next to impossible! God’s holy Name is misused continuously. And that bothers me! I'm not nit picking; I'm a Christian. Hearing my Savior’s Name used in vain is hurtful. I will never get used to it!

It’s obvious that filmmakers make a point of offending people of faith. They wouldn’t dream of offending sodomites, but Christians are fair game. My question is, why do we take lightly the dishonor of God’s name? “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name” (Exodus 20:7). In other words, those who misuse the name of the Lord will be held accountable.

God’s name is special. His name carries his personal identity. Followers of Jesus Christ should be incensed when they hear someone misusing his name. Try looking at it this way. You would be angry if someone called your parents or your spouse or your child a vile name, right? Would you come to his or her defense? Of course you would! Do the same for God.

Something else that bothers me is all the gratuitous profanity on TV. If you watch network shows, then you’ve probably noticed that they’re pushing the envelope, big time! More and more profanity is coming into your homes, my friends. The networks have dropped the few remaining standards on prime time TV. Welcome to the world of relativism, where anything goes, nothing is off limits, nothing is sacred, including the name of God!

What really gets me is that Christians actually pay to sit in a darkened theater, tossing buttered popcorn and Milk Duds into their mouths, watching a movie that God would disapprove of. So, why do they do it if they know the Lord wouldn’t approve? I run into people all the time who offer the following excuses: 1) Abusing the Lord’s name is acceptable if it’s not overused; 2) Christians are under grace, not under the law; thus, we mustn’t maintain a pharisaic attitude. “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” 3) It’s a part of life. In public places we’re exposed to foul language, and the Lord’s name is misused all the time; 4) It doesn’t bother me. 5) The Lord hasn’t convicted me; thus, it’s not a sin; 6) Christians have a right to do what is right in their own minds.

Evidently Christian moviegoers feel that they’re excused from the moral example God has set forth. If you fall into this category, considered this. Hollywood is using your money—which in reality is God’s money--to mock your Savior and pump their relativistic, morally bankrupt ideology into your mind. Leftist filmmakers like Michael Moore use the millions of dollars they rake in at the box office to further their Marxist agenda. Not surprisingly, several of my Christian friends paid to see Moore’s movie!

This is about discernment, my friends. Far too many followers of the Lord Jesus lack spiritual discernment. They will watch just about any movie that’s showing -- and their TV viewing habits are atrocious! In the words of Jesus, “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be filled with darkness” (Matt. 6:22 & 23). A good eye is one that is fixed on God!

Here's a simple rule of thumb when it comes to movies, TV, books and magazines. Ask yourself this question. Would I invite Jesus to sit down next to me and watch this movie or TV program? Would I want Jesus reading this book or looking at this magazine over my shoulder? If the answer is no, then hightail it out of the theater. Grab the TV remote…click! Close the book!

“The Lord loves those who pursue righteousness” (Proverbs 15:9).

In His steps…

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Is it just a Dream.....?

I have been feeling very somber lately, not sad, just quiet and serious.

A few months ago I had a dream, I call them "God Dreams" because they are different than regular dreams. For one I remember everything about them, and two they always leave me with a message.

This dream was in 3 parts, the first part of the dream was a beautiful scene of my husband and I, the second part of the dream was I working in a jungle fervantly with other believers, we were working and working with no time to spare, and the third part of the dream was about the end of the world.

And thats the part I want to take you to......

I was in a car with a man who came across as a Christian, but I was suspicious of him. As we drove, I was looking at the sky, when I noticed angels flying back and forth between heaven and earth, I could see them going back and forth, back and forth. I yelled out in excitement, but the man driving could not see them, which confirmed to me that he was not a Christian but basically harmless. So in my excitement I kept watching and then I noticed something else....

A straight metal pipe had been lowered down into the atmosphere and was sucking the earth slowly up into it..................Wow!

I won't bore you with the first or second part of my dream, but this part I wanted to share.

You see, I have had such a feeling of seriousness since that day, a feeling that time is really short and that I best use my time wisely.

No, that does not mean that I walk around with a frown on my face, in fact just the opposite. With my children I am sillier than ever, loving them more, building them up in the Lord more, and making sure that I am a good Godly mother at all times.

But I am serious in all else....I watch the tv and more than ever it is just mindless junk to me, I observe people around me who haven't even thought of God in years, or I watch as some go to church on Sunday yet turn their thoughts of God off when they walk out of church at the end of the service....I am sad, they all miss the point.

But I am also so much more energized by other Christians, who seem like me to be picking up speed, speaking out, organizing, warning and loving others.....I feel happy, they belong to God.

Do you ever feel like you are out of place, that this is not your home? Thats the way I have been feeling, its not a bad feeling though, just a strong feeling.

Time is short, don't stop. Stand up for the things of God. Help along the people of God. And pray the lost................

before they are sucked away forever.........


Thursday, September 16, 2004

Do something, before it's too late!

Everyone knows the hard truth now. Planet Earth is in the midst of World War III--the 9/11 War. On September 11, 2001 our lives changed forever. Three years ago no one could have imagined crazed terrorists hijacking jumbo jets and flying them into buildings, killing thousands of innocent people. The world has had to learn the hard way that the Islamofascist Bomb Squad means business.

In order to get what they want, they spread terror. With bombs they’ve blown apart navy vessels, embassies and trains, maiming and killing innocents. In our wildest dreams we could not have imagined bombs being designed to be worn like an undergarment and strapped to willing jihadists, to blow to pieces the bodies of innocent civilians, babies included. Our enemy is a trained killing machine that has no compunctions about slaughtering millions of people.

Recently we witnessed their immense cruelty in Beslan, Russia. Terrorist thugs packed hostages into a school gymnasium and placed bombs on the flooring. For fifty-one hours hostages were given no water or food. To keep everyone in line, their abductor threatened to “blow everything up.” When Russian emergency workers were given the go-ahead to collect dead bodies left by the initial school take-over, explosions were set off inside the gym, which caused a panic. Terrified children fled for their lives to escape the flames of the burning building and were shot in the back as their parents looked on in horror. I heard one pundit say, “It was like shooting fish in a barrel.”

What happened in Russia could just as easily happen right here in the United States, my friends. Russia’s policy of civilian disarmament left a school entirely defenseless. No one was armed except the killers! What do Islomofascists care about policy! They don’t go by the rules. Barbarians never do.

The U.S. has the same anti-self defense policy in our schools. If this policy isn’t an invitation for terrorists to take over a school, I don’t know what is. The anti-gun crowd complains that if teachers and other school personnel are armed and have to face off with assailants, innocent people, including kids, could be killed. That’s true. But some of them could survive if school personnel were armed! The kids in Beslan had no chance!

While new security procedures guard our airports from illegal entry, thousands of aliens stroll across the Mexican border every day. It’s no secret that groups of illegal Arab immigrants, mostly Muslims, have been apprehended inside our Arizona border! Shamil Besayev, who is a Chechin terrorist and the person responsible for the Beslan massacre, is a Muslim. This monster is also credited with other terrorist acts in Russia.

What will defenseless principals, teachers and staff suppose to do if Arab terrorists launch a schoolyard attack in the United States? Shoot them with spitballs? The only way to stop them is to kill them. Either kill, or be killed. It’s a simple as that. As we observed in Russia, negotiations do not work with jihadists like Shamil Besayev. From the moment hostages were taken, the terrorists let it be known that they were there to kill, not to talk.

Recently a friend complained that airport security had searched her purse and her carry on bag was x-rayed twice. “I do not fit the terrorist profile,” she grumbled. “So why me?” I gave her a one-word answer: “9/11.” Personally, I don’t mind being asked to remove my shoes, my jewelry, belt, whatever… At least I know something is being done in our airports to protect the public.

Our borders are a different story. This year 3 million illegals will make it across the 375-mile border between Arizona and Mexico and enter the U.S. They will not have to produce a photo ID to establish who they are. If they remove their shoes, it won’t be for security purposes; it will be to empty their shoes of American soil.

To hide their true identities, illegal-aliens will obtain fake identification papers, including social security cards. Once they are deemed “legal” they will apply for a driver’s license!

What is being done about this? Not much. Most Americans want to crack down on illegal immigration, but the government doesn't seem to want to fix the problem. According to a report in the September 12, 2004 edition of Time Magazine, "Bush has reaffirmed his pledge for an immigration policy that would provide worker's permits for aliens who find jobs, and John Kerry has promised to propose legislation that would lead to permanent residence for many illegal-alien workers. Neither candidate has called for imposing serious fines on the people who encourage illegal immigration: corporate employers." Many small business owners encourage illegal immigration too!

Since the government is doing virtually nothing about our borders, it’s up to the American people to do something about it. Contact your Congressional representatives and demand they act decisively to improve America's homeland security. Congress must pass legislation that will enable schools to become armed. Our representatives in congress need to hear from us before it’s too late!

In His steps…
Marsha West