There are certain procedures involved, but yes, they can certainly be excommunicated and though I am certainly no expert on canon law, I believe that some of them have excommunicated themselves even without a formal declaration.
posted on 08/25/2008 5:09:05 PM PDT
("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
1:15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one [was] Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah: 00016 1:16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see [them] upon the stools; if it [be] a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it [be] a daughter, then she shall live. 00017 1:17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive. 00018 1:18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive? 00019 1:19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women [are] not as the Egyptian women; for they [are] lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them. 00020 1:20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty. 00021 1:21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
Here in Exodus God blessed the midwifes because they would not kill the men child's as the Pharaoh ordered. How much more would God bless someone who can change the law of the land?
posted on 08/25/2008 5:25:54 PM PDT
(Psalm 83:1-8 is on the horizon.)
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