Daily Archives: September 19, 2019

September 19 The Causes of Uncertainty

Scripture Reading: Psalm 102:1–2

Key Verse: 1 John 5:12

He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

The Scriptures tell us we can be absolutely certain that we are saved, and yet many Christians are plagued by doubts. What causes this uncertainty? Sin can trigger something inside us that gnaws away at our faith. Satan says, “Don’t tell me you’re saved. Look at your past. Look at your life.”

Another cause of doubt is false teachings. Some people claim there is no way to be certain we are saved. But the Bible promises that we can know we have eternal life.

A third reason for doubt is failure to believe God’s Word. The Bible promises that if we have His Son, we have eternal life (1 John 5:12). We can either believe or reject what God promises in His Word.

Another reason is that we focus on emotions, which can quickly change. If salvation were based on feelings, we would never know from one day to the next if we were saved. What’s more, believers sometimes doubt their salvation because they compare themselves to other people. Take your eyes off them, and start looking to Jesus!

Sometimes trials and tragedies make us vulnerable to doubt. When Satan sees a child of God discouraged or hurting physically, he will often launch a vicious attack. Our faith must not be based upon our circumstances, but on the truth of God’s Word.

When you doubt for any reason, go back to Scripture and let the Lord assure you of His love and His provision.

Take away all my doubts, Lord. I confess that You are real, Your Word is true, and my eternal destiny is secure.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 274). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

September 19 Molded by the Master

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 18:1–6

Key Verse: Jeremiah 18:4

The vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.

Jeremiah is often called the weeping prophet, for very little within his writings evokes ease and comfort. Israel was in a dark period. The people had turned from God and were beginning to reap the consequences of their sin.

In chapter 18, the prophet used the example of a master potter working a lump of clay into a beautiful vessel to portray God’s desire for His people. Israel’s rebellion, however, had spoiled God’s handiwork.

Jeremiah knew the course of destruction Israel had chosen. “Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel,” declared the Lord. The people answered God by saying, “It’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.”

Jeremiah’s age-old cry of alarm could be directed to us today. God, the Master Potter, still seeks to mold us into vessels of purity and holiness. However, many have been drawn aside by the temptations of the world.

Don’t repeat Israel’s mistake. Dedicate yourself to God, for His purpose and glory alone. You will then reap the blessings God freely bestows on those who love and honor Him.

Lord, I dedicate myself to You, Your purpose, and Your glory. Take this lump of clay I call my life and mold it into a beautiful vessel.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 274). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Stocks Pump-n-Dump As Quad-Witch Looms, Liquidity Crisis Continues | Zero Hedge

Billions more in immediate liquidity, a promise of moar to come, but indications are that things are not improving and stocks gave up their early gains… somebody do something!!

First things first, The Fed increased its liquidity provision once again today and EFF-IOER continues to be out of control…

Source: Bloomberg

Since The Fed cut rates, stocks are outperforming, but gave back their hyped up gains considerably today…

Trannies and Small Caps are red post-FOMC…

But the odds of a trade deal tumbled after hawkish comments on tariffs from Washington…

Source: Bloomberg

And this didn’t help from The Global Times: “Both China and the US should cherish the current talks. Many US officials easily misread China’s goodwill, think it shows Beijing’s weakness. China doesn’t like talking tough before the negotiations, but I know China is not as anxious to reach a deal as the US side though.”

Chinese stocks managed gains on the back of The Fed’s promises but remain red on the week…

Source: Bloomberg

European stocks rallied back to unchanged on the week today…

Source: Bloomberg

US equity indices (apart from Trannies) started the day off exuberantly extending yesterday’s Fed-Induced euphoria – but trade comments spoiled the party – Nasdaq managed gains, S&P unch…

NOTE – US equities reversed around the EU close

Source: Bloomberg

S&P 500 algos were all about 3,000 once again…

Banks eased back from their gains yesterday as they reached a key resistance level…

Source: Bloomberg

Momo extended its gains relative to value today…

Source: Bloomberg

Stocks decoupled from bonds, gold, and the dollar early on…

Source: Bloomberg

 

US Treasury yields fell 2bps across the entire curve today…

Source: Bloomberg

30Y Yields continued to slide after peaking last Friday…

Source: Bloomberg

The Dollar erased all of the supposed “hawkish cut” gains from yesterday…

Source: Bloomberg

Offshore yuan tumbled after tagging the fix briefly after The Fed move yesterday…

Source: Bloomberg

Cryptos dumped and pumped in the last 24 hours but Ethereum continues to lead the week… (but the these of Altcoin outperformance continues)

Source: Bloomberg

A quiet day in commodityland for a change with modest gains…

Source: Bloomberg

Gold futures bounce back above $1500…

But Cheese-flation is rife…

Source: Bloomberg

Finally, if you think you had a bad day?

*TRUDEAU: ‘WARY OF BEING DEFINITIVE’ ON NUMBER OF INCIDENTS

Don’t forget, it’s Quad Witch tomorrow – so hold on to your hats – as S&P 500 looks pinned around 3,000…

— Read on www.zerohedge.com/markets/stocks-bonds-bullion-rally-dollar-gives-hawkish-cut-gains

Why the ‘My Pillow’ Guy Says Trump Is ‘the Best President in the History of America’ — CBN News feeds

Michael Lindell, with My Pillow, laughs with President Donald Trump during a "Made in America," roundtable event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Michael Lindell, with My Pillow, laughs with President Donald Trump during a “Made in America,” roundtable event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

From crack addict to CEO and meeting with President Trump at the White House, “My Pillow” founder Mike Lindell credits God for his deliverance from drugs and his success, but he says God has yet to tell him if he should run for public office. Right now, he’s got a different mission to fulfill.

If he ever does run, Lindell would follow in the foosteps of other non-politicians in his home state of Minnesota. Former pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura was governor and comedian Al Franken of Saturday Night Live fame served as US senator.

“We’re a mess in Minnesota,” Lindell said jokingly.

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Appearing on the CBN News Channel program The Global Lane, Lindell said a lot of people have asked if he would consider entering politics.

“If God had me run for something, I would do it in a heartbeat. But right now I want to keep backing the greatest president we have ever had in history,” he insisted.

Lindell has come under fire for supporting Donald Trump. Leftwing groups like Moveon.org have launched on-line petition boycotts of My Pillow for supporting what they say are the “racist, sexist and homophobic policies ” of President Trump.

Global Lane host Gary Lane said some people wonder how Lindell could say such a thing about Trump. “Some Americans would say you’re still smoking crack – the best president in the history of America?”

“I can say that because when I came out of crack addiction I had never voted. I didn’t know a liberal from a conservative. I had a clean slate. It’s like a child growing into something going, ‘where are all our values and what’s going on,'” Lindell explained. “When I came out of addiction I saw our country, a president giving away money to evil empires (Iran), I heard of a thing called ISIS, all my friends were unemployed. I was going, ‘What happened here?'”

Lindell first met Donald Trump when he ran for president in 2016. He says when he talked to Trump’s employees, they spoke fondly of their boss.

“Every one of them was like talking to one of my employees. They all had something very good to say about him, that he’s an amazing guy, he’s an amazing boss and he’s so smart,” Lindell recalled. “I’m reading him and I’m going, ‘wow, this guy has absolutely no agenda other than to help our country and he genuinely cares about individuals.'”

Lindell says it’s all about results, arguing that Trump has improved the lives of Americans.

He wants to help the president remain in office so he may continue helping the country. He intends to campaign for Trump in as many Minnesota cities as he can in hopes of turning the “Star of the North” state red. In 2016, Trump lost Lindell’s home state by only 44,600 votes.

“I’ve always said everybody loves our president – some just don’t know it yet…if you shut off the news I tell them look around you, are you better off? And they all say yes.”

Lindell says he will donate proceeds from his soon to be released book, What are the Odds: From Crack Addict to CEO to help drug addicts overcome their addictions.

In the meantime, he urges people suffering from addiction to seek a faith-based treatment center and to seek out former addicts who have overcome their addictions. Lindell says it’s important to give people common hope. His hope comes from faith in God.

“I have listened to God for what I am supposed to do and we just keep getting rewarded and rewarded.”

My Pillow started with only five employees in 2004. Today, the company employs 1,500 workers and has sold more than 40-million pillows.

The “My Pillow Guy” says he’ll keep sharing his success story with people in Minnesota and around the world.

“My story gives people hope, but maybe not a 22-year-old opiate addict, but I might give a lot of 58-year-old crack addicts hope. People say to me, ‘Mike, what’s your best day ever in My Pillow?’ The day we’re sitting in.”

Hear more from My Pillow guy Mike Lindell on this week’s episode of the Global Lane, Thursday night on the CBN News Channel at 9:30 Eastern.

via Why the ‘My Pillow’ Guy Says Trump Is ‘the Best President in the History of America’ — CBN News feeds

HUNDREDS FREED from the Grip of Homosexuality Gather in Orlando to Give Praise to JESUS! — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

HALLELUJAH to the Lord of Lords and King of Kings!!

We certainly do need an article like this one when we are constantly bombarded with evil and horrid news!

You were NOT born that way!

This is proof that the homosexual lifestyle is a choice like any other sin.  And this is proof that Jesus is the ONE to deliver those who wish to follow Him and be free from that immoral lifestyle!

From christianheadlines.com

Hundreds Gather in Orlando to Celebrate Jesus Delivering Them from LGBT Lifestyle

Hundreds of people gathered in Orlando over the weekend for the Freedom March, an event featuring men and women who say Jesus delivered them from the LGBT lifestyle.

According to the Christian Post, the men and women call themselves “overcomers.”

More than 400 people marched at the event, shouting as they walked, “Freedom in Christ. It’s so nice” and “When I say Jesus, you say freedom.”

Churches and local ministries also set up booths and tents at the Lake Eola Park event to support the Freedom March.

The march was organized by Angel Colon and Luis Javier Ruiz, both men who survived the shooting at the Orlando nightclub, Pulse, in 2016. Since the shooting, both men abandoned homosexuality and started a ministry called Fearless Identity.

Fearless Identity helps churches as they try to share God’s word with the LGBT community.

“It’s not a gay to straight thing, it’s a lost to saved thing,” Ruiz said.  (emphasis added)

Many of the event’s leaders had abandoned an LGBT lifestyle. The event’s worship leader, Edward Byrd, shared that he formerly identified as androgynous before he became a Christian. The Freedom March’s founder, Jeffrey Mccall, said he was a former transgender prostitute. The Uprooted Heart founder, MJ Nixon, who baptized people at the event, said she was a former lesbian.

The event also included a moment of silence for the 49 people killed in the June 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub.

Speakers told attendees that God “loves gay people,” but to change your lifestyle, you first have to follow Jesus.

“God wants all your heart, not just your sexuality,” Ruiz said. “Remember, don’t make freedom your god. Make Christ Jesus your freedom.”

The first Freedom March took place in May in Washington, D.C. The group will head to Georgia in October for another March and is planning another visit to Washington, D.C. in May 2020. source

Brothers and sisters in Christ, we need to hold those who have made the choice to follow Jesus, and leave their lifestyle behind up in prayer every day!  The devil will surely attack them and tell them that they didn’t need to leave homosexuality!

Pray for them!  Share this article with many people. Most families are impacted by homosexuality in some way; and our society tries to make us seem evil and the gay lifestyle good and right!

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!!

via HUNDREDS FREED from the Grip of Homosexuality Gather in Orlando to Give Praise to JESUS! — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Is Alcoholics Anonymous Biblical? — Pulpit & Pen

Abstract: As the biblical counseling movement advances, greater apologetic interaction with institutions such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is inevitable. After a concise consideration of the origin and history of AA, this article focuses upon a biblical evaluation and critique of the problems inherit in its method and doctrine. Because AA’s method is rooted in an attempt at theological neutrality, the brain disease model of addiction, and psychology’s mental illness concept, it is incapable of provided a sound means unto recovery from alcohol addiction. Whereas the Christian gospel affords those who struggle with any addiction comprehensive renewal, AA constitutes another religion which affords its adherents an ever-present fear of relapse.

Like Walmart, McDonalds, and the Rotary Club, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is one of those distinctly American institutions that is ubiquitous in most cities, even operating in the basements of many church buildings. It is revealed knowledge in American culture that anyone who struggles with alcohol addiction ought to routinely participate in local AA meetings. Because of AA’s acceptance within our culture, many Christians have accepted the role of AA within their congregation. Perhaps due to their discomfort with AA’s non-Christian spirituality, others have adopted a Christian twelve-step program that is methodologically derived from AA.

This article will provide an evaluation and critique of AA in light of Scripture, comparing its teaching and presuppositions to that of a biblical worldview. Despite its ubiquity and acceptance among many evangelicals, AA is predicated upon doctrines that are completely unbiblical and contrary to the Christian gospel. It will be shown that AA is, in fact, a religion which is in competition with the Christian faith.

via Is Alcoholics Anonymous Biblical? — Pulpit & Pen

David Platt Condemns the Church’s Apathy About Reaching a Lost, Suffering World as ‘Wickedness’ — BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

David Platt, pastor of McLean Bible Church near Washington, D.C., and founder of Radical, a resource ministry that serves churches. | Baptist Press/Adam Covington

Pastor and author David Platt issued an urgent call to those in the Church to transform their compassion for a lost world into action and truly live out what they claim to believe. He condemned apathy as “wickedness.”

Platt recently released his latest bookSomething Needs to Change: A Call to Make Your Life Count in a World of Urgent Need (Multnomah). The book, penned after a trek through impoverished villages in the Himalayan mountains, highlights the plight of those suffering around the world and calls on Christians to do their part to bring physical, emotional and spiritual healing to such individuals.

On Wednesday night, Platt hosted the Something Needs to Change Simulcast at McLean Bible Church, where he stressed that the “entire Christian life begins when we realize something needs to change.”

“It’s impossible to be a Christian without change,” Platt began. “We are continually being changed more and more into the image of Jesus … It’s what it means to be a disciple of Jesus, and it’s what it means to make disciples of Jesus, which is what we’ve all been called to do.”

“This is everybody’s greatest need in the world; the need to change, the need to be changed … by the love of Jesus. Girls need to be rescued from trafficking. People need to be saved from preventable diseases. Men and women need to hear the Gospel before they die. In order for change like that to happen in the world, there’s some change that needs to happen in us.”

Change is not just necessary, Platt contended, but it’s possible, as well.

“Something needs to change, and something can change,” he posited, adding that those who have been changed by God should be the ones most aware that change is possible.

“The problem is, I talk with a lot of people in the Church, and it’s like we don’t believe that,” he said. “A lot of people look at a world of urgent need and think it’s impossible to change the number of people trafficked, in poverty, and those who haven’t heard the Gospel.

“It’s like we settle into a reality where we know there’s a need in the world, but we don’t see a way we can change it. It’s called fatalism and it’s wickedness … it’s evil, it’s sinful, and God has not called any of us to live this way.”

Citing James 4:13-17, the pastor said three words summarize how change can happen: “Urgent, humble action.”

Click here to read more.

SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett

via David Platt Condemns the Church’s Apathy About Reaching a Lost, Suffering World as ‘Wickedness’ — BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

How Do I Know If I Am Really Saved? — For the Gospel

This is one of the most common questions a pastor gets asked: How do I know if I am really saved?

Some believe that you just need to say, “I believe!” Others might insist that you hand over a resume of faith plus some good works — including regular church attendance and a giving record to boot.

With the vast majority of opinions being hit or miss, we are compelled to ask, What does the Bible have to say? For those seeking assurance of salvation, that’s all that matters.

Is it a one-time decision or a lifestyle?

The first question needing serious consideration: Is being a true Christian — as in, a “saved individual” — a one-time decision or an ongoing lifestyle? Take, for example, three individuals who make “decisions” to follow Jesus Christ. Now, fast forward ten years and the first of those individuals live in rampant sin but claims, “I am a Christian. I believe. I walked the aisle, prayed the sinner’s prayer, accepted the free gift of grace from God, and punched my ticket to heaven.” Meanwhile, the second individual made a similar decision to follow Jesus, but eventually walked away from their faith and decided not to believe. Finally, the third individual was completely different. Sin was present in their life at times, but not as a rampant lifestyle. They humbly acknowledge shortcomings but could confidently point to the fruit of the Spirit as being present in them (Galatians 5:22-23). Their life is not marked by perfection, but a definite progression in holiness, righteous living, devotion to Jesus, and love for others.

All three made decisions. All three claim to be Christians. Which one is?

Continually believing…

If you take the original meaning of Paul’s words in Romans 1:16 literally, you’ll see that the truly saved will be known by continual belief.  Paul explains that the gospel is “the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…”

“Believes” here is to have faith or to entrust, and comes from the Greek word pistis that means persuasion or conviction. Grammatically, this word is a present active participle meaning, it is an ongoing repetitious action. This passage could be read as saying, “to everyone who is continually believing” or in broader (but still accurate) terms, “to everyone who continues to walk in deeply persuaded convictions that Jesus Christ is Lord!”

The bottom line is that the truly saved will stay saved. “Backsliding” was the term we used growing up for people who “lost their salvation.” But the fact is, based on the Scriptures, they were never genuinely saved. The parable of the Four Soils (Matthew 13:1-23) reminds us that some will look saved, but in the end, they weren’t. 1 John 2:19 is a sobering expression concerning those who “went out from among us because they were never really one of us.”

If you genuinely believe something, you won’t just say you believe it. Your actions will back up your words. The Bible is clear that you are not saved by good works, but you were saved for good works (Ephesians 2:8-10). Jesus told His disciples, “If you love Me, keep My commands” (John 14:15). James tells us that “faith without works is dead” and that even the demons believe! (James 2:17, 19).

How do I know if I have truly believed and am saved?

You confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and trust in Him by faith (Romans 10:9)

Every true believer must come to Christ declaring, “You are God! Your way is better. My way doesn’t work. I need you. I believe in you. I trust in you by faith for my salvation. I will follow you for the rest of my life!” Have you believed in your heart and confessed with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord?

You confess sin; no longer indifferent towards it (1 John 1:9)

True believers care about sin, not because they like committing it, but because they want to deal with it. Confession is the mark of genuine faith. Those who are following after Jesus bring their sin and shame to His feet claiming, “I repent! I hate this sin that keeps waging war against my soul. Please forgive me. Help me escape it.”

Habitual patterns of sin are decreasing and fading (1 Cor. 6:11; 2 Cor. 5:17)

If you’re a “new creation” you’re not going to look like “old” for long. Genuine faith transforms us! When the Bible lists horrible sins and says things like, “such were some of you,” the genuine believer can joyously say, “Yes, I was!”

You desire to be obedient to Christ (James 1:22)

If you truly desire to follow Jesus and He has won victory in your heart, you’re not just going to want to hear the word of God, you’re going to want to do it!

Your love for others is increasing (1 John 3:14)

Hateful Christian is an oxymoron. Yes, being a follower of Jesus means telling it like it is and speaking truth no matter the cost, but that is always to be done in love (Eph. 4:15). More than that, true believers are marked by a love for others that goes way beyond what they say — it’s about what they do.

You hunger for God’s word (1 Peter 2:2)

A genuine for love for Jesus and a true conversion of your soul is going to result in a passionate hunger to know what He has said and what He has called you to do. True Christians are not indifferent to God’s word.

You are filled with a desire to see others saved (2 Cor. 5:18-20)

People who have been reconciled to God want to see the same happen for others! It’s that simple.

You love to serve the body of Christ with good works (Eph. 2:10; 1 Peter 4:7-11)

There is no such thing as “lone ranger” Christianity or a genuine belief that does not want to genuinely serve! Good works are not required for salvation, they are the result of salvation. Christians are given spiritual gifts to build up the body of Christ.

You experience the discipline of God (Hebrews 12:6-8; Romans 1:18-32; Psalm 11:5)

This may seem crazy, but experiencing the discipline of God means that He loves you! Only a cruel parent lets their child run into harm’s way. God’s correction is done with love. Like a gracious Father, He is not content to let His children continue in sin that harms them. He guides the truly saved as a faithful shepherd guides his, even if that means using the “staff” sometimes to correct their crooked path.

You are bearing the fruit of the Spirit; persevering to the end (Luke 6:43; Galatians 5:22)

Bad trees don’t produce good fruit. Good trees don’t produce bad fruit. So it is for people as well. A fake Christian will be known by false fruit or no fruit at all. A genuine believer will look at the list in Galatians 5:22-23 and by God’s grace rejoice saying, “My life looks like that more than it used to!” In the end, they’ll have witnessed God finishing the work He began in them when their earthly life ends and they meet Christ face to face (Philippians 1:16).

It may be hard to face certain realities in your life, but the wise and prudent Christian finds comfort in Paul’s words to Corinthians when he exhorted them, “Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you — unless indeed you fail the test?” (2 Corinthians 13:5).

 

via How Do I Know If I Am Really Saved? — For the Gospel

September 19 Seasons of Relationship

Scripture reading: Galatians 6:1–5

Key verse: Proverbs 27:17

As iron sharpens iron,

So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

In her book Relationships, Pamela Reeve shares insight on giving in the context of a long-term relationship:

Commitment is the bond that keeps relationships intact through every storm that rolls over the horizon. There will be times when your friend isn’t free to do what you want to do … Friends may become preoccupied with new interests or wrestle with heavy, emotionally-draining problems. They may not be functioning well physically. They may not be warm and responsive. Is that the time to abandon the friendship?

Not if you’ve made a commitment! Your friend may need you more than ever before. “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity” (Prov. 17:17). Why are you in the friendship to begin with? For what you can receive? For what you can get out of it to meet your own needs and stroke your own ego?

No, following the example of our Lord, we enter into relationships to give and to bless. There are seasons in every relationship when one is called on to give disproportionately to the other.

There may be years with a difficult elderly parent or a lifetime with an indifferent spouse. Here is where commitment is tested, and here is where you will encounter God’s greatest blessings.

Teach me commitment, Lord—to You and to others. Help me not to abandon others when they are in need.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 274). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Liberals sign petition to protect unborn eagles while advocating the killing of unborn humans | Natural News

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(Natural News) In the wonderful world of Los Angeles California, liberals are all about protecting the environment, the animals, and all the cute little creatures that roam the Earth. This is empathy, love and nurture – traits that we all hope to share in the great circle of life.

When PragerU’s Will Witt hit the streets of LA, he learned there is great enthusiasm for protecting unborn eagles; however, when the topic turned to protecting unborn humans, those same liberals reversed their tone and changed their stance. They went from being great defenders of baby eagles and quickly became advocates of human death.

Liberals show empathy for unborn eagles but cold neglect for unborn children

When it comes to consistency of values, liberals are depraved. In one breath they believe they have the moral high ground, protecting baby birds and supporting the well being of animals. But when it comes time to protect human life, it suddenly becomes okay to conscript health care providers to crack skulls, sever organs, and pull out extremities with forceps.

When Witt started asking people to sign a petition to help protect unborn eagles, he got enthusiastic support. “We have a petition to stop the killing of eagles, like eagle eggs, people disturb them or they destroy them. These eagles haven’t been born yet, they have rights, ya know? We don’t think they should be harmed and we think that there should be harsher penalties for those kind of things. Would you guys agree?” Witt asked.

The liberals instantly wanted to protect the unborn eagles and were excited to implement steeper fines on anyone who dares tamper with their eggs. They were appalled that people would want to hurt defenseless animals. They quickly signed the petition and felt a sense of pride for doing so. One of the signers said, “Best of luck, I hope you save the eagles.” Another signer spouted, “Don’t kill eagles…eagles are people, too!”

But when Witt flipped the script and started talking about unborn humans, the liberals changed their tone. “We have one other petition about stopping the killing of humans, too — like, babies,” Witt prodded. “We want to protect their rights, too, even though they’re unborn,” he clarified.

The respondents were terribly inconsistent and lacked human empathy. One baby eagle protector said, “Oh, no, I don’t agree. I fully support abortion.”