The Briefing for Friday 1/18/2013

January 18, 2013 — Leave a comment


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Today’s Scripture

“You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.” (Psalm 139:13-16a)

Notable Quotables

“Wonderful grace of Jesus, deeper than all my sins.” (Haldor Lillenas)

“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.” (John Newton)

“Because the sinless Savior died, my sinful soul is counted free, for God the just is satisfied to look on Him and pardon me.” (Charitie L. Bancroft)

“In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, a wondrous beauty I see, for ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died, to pardon and sanctify me.” (George Bennard)

“There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel’s veins; and sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.” (William Cowper)

“The deepest sin can’t rise above Calvary’s love.” (Greg Nelson and Phil McHugh)

“Amazing love, how can it be that Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?” (Charles Wesley)

Around the Net Today

40 Years After Roe, Human Dignity Hangs in the Balance (Article)
R. Albert Mohler, Jr. (

Pro-Choice: What Does It Mean? (Article)
R. C. Sproul (Ligonier Ministries)

He Smiled on an Ultrasound, and His Life Was Saved (Article)
Via Owen Strachan (Thoughtlife)

Roe v Wade, 40 Years After (Article)
Star Parker (via

John Piper Talks 40 Years of Roe v Wade (Video)
Via Denny Burk (

3801 Lancaster: Don’t Turn Away from This Horror (Video)
Denny Burk (

Washington Post Article Shows Pro-Life Progress (Article)
Michael J. New (NRO: The Corner)

Nine Things You Should Know About Roe v Wade (List Article)
Joe Carter (The Gospel Coalition)

Extinguish This Bloody Traffic (Article)
Mike Riccardi (The Cripplegate)

Every Life Is Precious (Article)
Randy Alcorn (Eternal Perspective Ministries)

If Days Could Speak (January 22, 1973) (Article)
Trevin Wax (Kingdom People)

On the Lighter Side

Today’s Cool Comic: B.C. (3-Panel Strip)
Mastroianni and Hart (via

The Glory of Creation: Fetal Development (Video)
Ramos David (YouTube)

Friday Fun: Very Funny Baby Videos (Video)
Via JAKX22 (YouTube)

Something to Ponder

Upholding Universal Human Rights

“Saying that life begins at conception isn’t a controversial statement. It’s a question of science. Ask any embryologist and he can tell you that what’s growing in the mother’s womb is a whole, living, human boy or girl at his or her earliest stage of development, with his or her own unique DNA that will remain the same through all stages of development, from conception to death.

“What’s controversial is that I think every human being is valuable simply because he or she is a member of the valuable human race. I don’t think human beings have to earn their rights by having certain characteristics like the ‘correct’ race, or gender, or size, or ability, or age. In other words, it’s the fact that I think we ought to be upholding universal human rights that’s the controversial position. . . .

“The idea that we’re all created equal and equally possess unalienable rights regardless of our differences (race, size, age, ability, etc.) is a founding principle of this nation. Sadly, in the past, we allowed the government to define some human beings out of the human family by requiring they have certain preferred characteristics (like white skin) in order to qualify for protection.

“Our failures in the past to hold our government accountable to our professed principle of unalienable rights for every human being led to serious human rights violations. I don’t want to repeat that same mistake. Instead, I would like to hold us to that founding principle.”

- Amy Hall

Into All the World

“What we call the Supreme Court is not really the supreme court. The audacity of its name is rivaled only by the audacity of some of its decisions.”

- Timothy R. Valentino

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