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Saving The CHRIST-CHILD: Thank God Mary's Joseph Protected Life; Will U.S.A. Men Fight For The Same?
World Net Daily ^ | December 25, 2001 | Rebecca Hagelin

Posted on 12/24/2001 5:13:38 PM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting

It's all about a little baby whose life was saved even before he was born.

The pre-born child's mother was very young – and single. She was a pregnant teenager. Of course, we know now that the conception was Divine. But very early in her pregnancy, only Mary knew the baby was of God.

Joseph, her fiancé, at first thought she had become pregnant by another man. Joseph must have been devastated. I'm sure he was both furious and heart-broken at the evident betrayal by the woman he loved.

He probably also felt like killing her, which would have been an acceptable choice during the time in which they lived. What man would not have been overcome by a combination of anger, anguish and sorrow in such circumstances?

Yet, Joseph decided to deal with the matter privately and quietly. He would, in the midst of his grief, end the relationship in a manner that would protect both Mary and the child she was carrying. The law and culture of the time allowed for a pregnant woman and her illegitimate, pre-born baby to be stoned to death. But this was not an option for Joseph. The merciful, compassionate and unpopular decision to save the lives of both the woman and her unborn baby was made by a man who, in his understanding at the moment, had been betrayed, cheated, shamed and heart-broken. This selfless, life-giving decision was made in a culture that provided men the "choice" to kill both mother and child.

It was a man – a man who defied popular thought, a man who found strength to move beyond his own anger and heartbreak, that saved the life of the unborn baby who is the Messiah.

Today's culture would tell us that a man has no voice in issues of life or death of a pre-born baby. Not even when the child is his own. The feminist mantra and the lie of the voice of death have been powerful enough to distort the thinking of an entire society.

Our men have lost the ability to save the lives of America's children.

If one of the foundational truths of modern law is that a man can do nothing to protect his own pre-born child, is it any wonder why we have so many other problems? Is there really any mystery why our culture is fraught with crime, broken families, drug abuse and sexually transmitted diseases? If we've perverted the truth so much that there are actually laws which give mothers the right to kill their children, while denying the right of fathers to save them, is it any wonder that our "solutions" to social problems are chaotic and doomed to fail?

The Bible gives us a historical hero on issues of pre-born life – a bold, selfless example to follow. And remember, the baby wasn't even his baby. Joseph set aside his honor, emotions and heart-break to save the life of a pre-born child that he believed to belong to another man. And the result was the birth of the Savior of mankind.

If America's men are to save our country, they must first be able to save our children. Our righteous men must be courageous, and bold, and selfless, and merciful, and compassionate on the issues of life. If men will follow the example of Joseph, we can end the scourge of legal abortion that is destroying both the lives of children and the soul of our nation.


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1 posted on 12/24/2001 5:13:38 PM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting;topher; dadwags; SoothingDave; al_c; JHavard; Havoc; OLD REGGIE; Iowegian...
P-I-N-G !!!

An absolute "must-read" which I hope all "pinged" pro-lifers and interested others will come over and add comments to, no matter what date you see this on...

2 posted on 12/24/2001 5:19:32 PM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting
A nice reminder, today of all days...;-D
3 posted on 12/24/2001 5:24:09 PM PST by Judith Anne
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting
A long time ago, I received an e-mail which went something like, "Would you be in favor of abortion under the following circumstances?" Then it listed several different pregnancy scenarios -- all involving poverty, illegitimacy, desperation, etc. One of the scenarios went something like, "A teenage girl is pregnant, her fiancee is not the father, and he is very upset. Would you be in favor of abortion?" Then at the bottom, it said, "If you said yes, you just aborted Jesus Christ." The other scenarios also turned out to be true stories of famous people who ended up contributing much to the world, and it would have been tragic had they been aborted. It was a very powerful way of "waking up" people who think it's "compassionate" to be in favor of abortion "under certain circumsances."
4 posted on 12/24/2001 5:32:48 PM PST by Nea Wood
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting
. Joseph set aside his honor, emotions and heart-break to save the life of a pre-born child that he believed to belong to another man.
Not quite...............
Matthew 1
18. This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.
19. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
21. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
22. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
23. "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" --which means, "God with us."
24. When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.
25. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

5 posted on 12/24/2001 5:58:10 PM PST by Elsie
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting
Matthew 1:19-24 "Whereupon Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing publicly to expose her, was minded to put her away privately. But while he thought on these things, behold the angel of the Lord appeared to him in his sleep, saying: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus. For he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying: Behold a virgin shall be with child and bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God is with us. And Joseph rising up from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and took unto him his wife." Douay-Rheims

Thankfully, Joseph heeded his dream.

7 posted on 12/24/2001 6:03:55 PM PST by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting
But this was not an option for Joseph. The merciful, compassionate and unpopular decision to save the lives of both the woman and her unborn baby was made by a man who, in his understanding at the moment, had been betrayed, cheated, shamed and heart-broken.

This was, indeed, his state of mind before the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. He didn't believe her at first.

8 posted on 12/24/2001 7:15:08 PM PST by pray4liberty
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting
If America's men are to save our country, they must first be able to save our children.

I think it's about time the "silent majority" speaks a little louder.

Ideas?

9 posted on 12/24/2001 7:30:35 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: *abortion_list;*catholic_list;*christian_list;*religion;*pro_life
MEGA-PING !!!
10 posted on 12/24/2001 7:58:34 PM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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MEGA-PING !!!
11 posted on 12/24/2001 8:04:28 PM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting
Merry Christmas BUMP!
12 posted on 12/24/2001 8:04:36 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: Elsie
Uh, yes quite. Before Joseph was visited by the angel in the dream he planned on divorcing Mary quietly.

After the visit, Joseph realize the child was the Christ from God and not another man, not before.

13 posted on 12/24/2001 8:09:41 PM PST by dpa5923
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MEGA-PING !!!
14 posted on 12/24/2001 8:29:45 PM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting;ohioWfan
Thanks for the bump; Merry Christmas to you Good Will and ohioWfan; Merry Christmas to all!
15 posted on 12/24/2001 8:36:54 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting
To find all articles tagged or indexed using inspiration_list

Click here: inspiration_list

16 posted on 12/24/2001 8:53:11 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting
One more time:

"If men will follow the example of Joseph, we can end the scourge of legal abortion that is destroying both the lives of children and the soul of our nation.

17 posted on 12/24/2001 9:00:06 PM PST by AGreatPer
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To: *Fatherhood
Inaugural Fatherhood list PING !!!
18 posted on 12/24/2001 10:27:50 PM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting
Bump
19 posted on 12/25/2001 5:12:32 AM PST by Fiddlstix
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BTTT
20 posted on 12/25/2001 12:10:06 PM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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To: *religion;*christian_list;*catholic_list;*culture_war;*feminist watch
Back to the top again!!!
21 posted on 12/25/2001 11:13:36 PM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting
For life bump.

Cordially,

22 posted on 12/26/2001 7:07:58 AM PST by Diamond
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting
How many men throughout the years, when they have impregnated their girlfriends, have "done the right thing" and married the girl? Sometimes they have been happy unions and sometimes not but I think these guys should be given credit for trying to make it right.
23 posted on 12/26/2001 9:28:09 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox;wwjdn;woahhs
...these guys should be given credit for trying to make it right...

Absolutely. And I agree 100% with what article author Rebecca Hagelin said about modern laws: if we as a society permit mothers to kill children, even while telling fathers that they have no legal right to save the lives of their own children, can we be surprised at any other moral wrong in society?

24 posted on 12/26/2001 12:15:55 PM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting
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25 posted on 12/26/2001 10:49:49 PM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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To: nicmarlo
Merry Christmas and Happy Ultra-Conservative New Year1
26 posted on 12/26/2001 10:52:34 PM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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An article very worth bookmarking...
27 posted on 12/27/2001 1:47:24 AM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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B T T T
28 posted on 12/15/1990 1:41:36 AM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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To: rudeboy666
Lightning will come.
30 posted on 12/15/1990 1:42:24 AM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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B T T T
31 posted on 12/15/1990 1:43:07 AM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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To: rudeboy666
Get a life.
32 posted on 12/29/2001 12:08:40 AM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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34 posted on 12/29/2001 12:09:43 AM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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35 posted on 12/29/2001 12:15:22 AM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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36 posted on 12/29/2001 12:19:17 AM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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37 posted on 12/29/2001 10:48:21 AM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting
Thank you for the ping.

This story is why I don't like the term "crisis pregnancy". There is no such thing as a crisis pregnancy. God intended for every baby to be born. Why would he put it there if he didn't have a plan for that human?

No such thing as a crisis pregnancy

38 posted on 12/29/2001 3:36:10 PM PST by SpookBrat
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting
B T T T
39 posted on 12/29/2001 5:21:18 PM PST by Dr. Good Will Hunting
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To: Dr. Good Will Hunting
Our righteous men must be courageous, and bold, and selfless, and merciful, and compassionate on the issues of life.


40 posted on 12/31/2001 6:11:08 PM PST by pcl
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Yeah, Planned Parenthood wouldn't lie or distort the truth, would they.

Those generous, caring people at Planned Parenthood only want to suck inconvenient living infants out of womens wombs so the oppressed women can move on with life and not be burdened with an unwanted child. It's all some man's fault, anyway and hey, there won't be any guilt, remorse or negative medical consequences - so why worry? </sarcasm off>

Sorry, Planned Parenthood propaganda doesn't fly here.
Lies and distortions are for the Democrat sites, where lies are the native tongue and baby killing is almost a sport, as long as you can call it a 'fetus' and a 'crisis pregnancy'.

41 posted on 01/01/2002 10:29:37 AM PST by Jim Scott
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To: pcl
Well well well. A graphic. Planned Baby-Killers propaganda designed to show that the only men who are anti-baby-killing are old white guys with unpleasant expressions. Not true, of course, but when was Planned Baby-Killers ever honest? Talk about your pathological liars! And this is a REALLY offensive post, given the thread you put it on. Way to go! Shows who YOU are.
42 posted on 01/01/2002 10:48:33 AM PST by Judith Anne
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"God intended for every baby to be born"

Sure He did; and all the unwanted kids who
live a hellish life of abandonment and pain thank
Him daily, don't they?

43 posted on 01/01/2002 11:01:06 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
So...God intends for us to cull the kids who might not be loved?

Just curious...

44 posted on 01/01/2002 11:39:15 AM PST by Judith Anne
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To: Judith Anne
Bad Girl!
45 posted on 01/01/2002 11:47:22 AM PST by pcl
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To: pcl
Do you hate yourself as much as you hate humanity?
46 posted on 01/01/2002 11:50:32 AM PST by JMJ333
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To: pcl
Well, thanks for bumping the excellent thread!
47 posted on 01/01/2002 11:50:38 AM PST by Judith Anne
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To: JMJ333
Hi! You have FReepmail! ;-D
48 posted on 01/01/2002 11:58:18 AM PST by Judith Anne
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To: Judith Anne
Thanks! You do too! =)
49 posted on 01/01/2002 12:03:55 PM PST by JMJ333
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To: Judith Anne
"So...God intends for us to cull the kids who might
not be loved?"

I hesitate to imagine a God who would wish a lifetime
of failure & pain upon anyone...and that is exactly what
these children are born into.

50 posted on 01/01/2002 1:14:14 PM PST by humblegunner
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