Ever since my 22nd birthday I have not liked my birthdays. I had spent my whole life wishing and waiting for my 21st birthday. I forgot what the consiquences where going to be, I would turn 22 the next year. I had never thought about being 22. To me I was like turning OLD, just like others feel at 40 or 50, I was devastated. I started doing something as a result of this devastation, I started trying to convince people to celebrate their conception day rather then their birthday. After all that is the true day of God's miracle of life. Your birthday is just the day you moved from inside your mother to outside.
It turns out that the celibration of one's birthday is a pegan/ cult celebration from early Europe. Made popular by Rome after it's rise to power. Then much like all Roman Pegan holidays and god's, when Christianity spread throught the kingdom, birthday's where picked up by Christians and made they own. Some of the old Roman and Pegan ways turned out to be very good for the growth of Christianity, but birthday's needed to be left for dead or in this case "aborted"!
Celebrating one's birthday is not even supported by the Bible, or any other faith text for that matter. The Bible only gives us two references to birthday celebrations. <a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=1&chapter=40&verse=20&version=31&context=verse"><strong>"Genesis 40:20"</strong></a> tells us that a Pharaoh gave a feast for all his officials on his birthday, and <a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2014:6-12;&version=31;"><strong>"Matthew 14:6"</strong></a> says that Herod beheaded John The Baptist on his birthday. As you can see both examples are of non-God fearing men, of which both were powerful leaders with lots of money. It is also worthy to note that both Pharaoh and Herod were praising and celebrating themselves and not the miracle of when God gave them life. We are told by God on many occations to "Follow His decrees...keep seperate from....their detestable practices...and I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on....them". Our actions through the years may have tied the Lord's hands and brought this immorallity of abortion on ourselfes.
It is my belief that if we had chosen to celebrate our conception day, which the Bible tells us to celibrate and be thankful for the gift of life, rather then our birthday we would not be debating abortion at all. Society, as the years have gone on, has equated life with one's birthday. This is where the whole debate rages, "When does life begin?". Had society equated life with one's conception day because we had been celebrating God's gift of life when it actually begun, the debate would have been over before it started!
<strong>The Original Intent of our Nations Birthday!</strong>
Keep in mind that we as a nation celibrate our nation's conception day. July 4th, 1776 was the day that our nation was given life throught the Declaration of Independence. Although we call this our birthday, it was not. Though in the mist of revolution we were still under British rule, our mother if you will. If you carry this analogy on, the rest of The Revolutionary War was the pregnecy. For some our birth was the day Britin surrendered and we had no further British influence. For me it was not untill full ratification of the U.S. Constitution, "In order to "FORM" a more perfect Union", that we had achieved full seperation and independence from our mother, and became a nation with our current government. With all this our founding Fathers new the truth about life of human's and of this nation. They started calling the colonies states, the very next day, July 5th! Remember also what Jefferson wrote, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are "CREATED" equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life". The founders of our nation knew that man was given life by God at the time of his creation or conception, and has the right to LIVE!
When was your conception Day?
<a href="http://federalistfred.blogspot.com/"><strong>"The Doctrine of Original Intent"</strong></a>
As Always Thanks for being involved, Many Blessings, Shane
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