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Dear Brethren and Friends,

Welcome to the Filipino Bible Fellowship!

We Filipinos are RELIGIOUS CRIMINALS! We pretend to be very religious and taking pride as people who goes to church every Sunday. But the truth is, we are criminals because we kill so many of the unborn babies in our country! There is no fear of God, there is no fear of judgment because many of us are deceived to be saved by good works and the money we give to churches.

Filipinos are a people whose “throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes” (Romans 3:13–18). Philippines is a killing-field of innocent children and no one has the right to question why this country is under the wrath of the thrice holy and just God!

The only way we can be forgiven and be changed is to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. FilBF members who had confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour are new creations in Him. Please remember the 6th commandment, “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13). “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8). – Bro Jose

ABORTION IS COMMON IN THE PHILIPPINES
(https://www.guttmacher.org/report/unintended-pregnancy-and-unsafe-abortion-philippines-context-and-consequences)

Of the hundreds of thousands of Filipino women who have unintended pregnancies each year, many face a difficult choice: either give birth to a child they are not prepared or able to care for, or obtain a clandestine, and often unsafe, abortion. Because abortion is highly stigmatized and punishable by law, it is extremely challenging to directly estimate the number of abortions in the Philippines, as both women and providers are likely to not report the procedure. The most recent study on national abortion incidence in the Philippines used indirect estimation techniques and hospital records to estimate a rate of 27 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age in 2000, with lower and upper estimates of 22 and 31 abortions per 1,000 women. Notably, this rate was considerably higher than a more recent estimate of the unsafe abortion rate in Southeastern Asia as a whole (22 abortions per 1,000 women), indicating that the Philippines may have more unsafe abortions than some neighboring countries. Projections based on the 2000 national abortion rate, and taking into account population increases, estimated that 560,000 abortions occurred in 2008 and 610,000 abortions in 2012 (emphasis mine).

According to a national 2004 survey of women of reproductive age, individuals who have abortions are similar to Filipino women overall: They are typically Catholic, are married, are mothers and have at least a high school education. The most common reason women identified for having an abortion—cited by nearly three in four—was the inability to afford the cost of raising a child or an additional child. More than half of those who had had an abortion said they underwent the procedure because they felt they already had enough children or that their pregnancy came too soon after their last birth. Nearly one-third of women felt that their pregnancy would endanger their health, and another third believed that their partner or another family member did not want or support the pregnancy.

Among all the women interviewed, economic reasons and being unmarried or too young were cited as the most important reasons for why women obtain abortions.

Innocent Blood
(November 8, 2018, Way of Life Literature, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061, 866-295-4143, fbns@wayoflife.org

The following by Millard Posthuma, M.D. (1916–2009) is tract #345 published by The Tract League:

It has often been said that until it can be determined when the soul joins the body of a new baby, abortion cannot be called murder.
This, however, is not the main concern of the Bible. The key phrase of Scripture is found in Genesis 9:4 where we read “the life thereof, which is the blood thereof...” That phrase is the basis for many other passages that equate blood with life and that call the shedding of blood sin.

What relation does this verse have to the problem of abortion? Just this: that every fetus has its own blood, and the shedding of that blood is as surely the taking of life as it would be any other circumstance.

Before the fetus is three weeks old, it has a beating heart. Also, its primitive vessels and blood are in the process of developing continuously throughout the months of gestation. At no time is that blood the blood of the mother.

The term “innocent blood” is used repeatedly in Scripture, and in each case it is clear that God attributes very great significance to that term. Note the following passages:

“...do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.” Jeremiah 22:3.

“That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.” Deuteronomy 19:10.

These six things doth the Lord hate: ... and hands that shed innocent blood. Proverbs 6:16, 17 (see also II Kings 24:4, Deuteronomy 19:13 and Deuteronomy 21:9).

Except for the blood of Jesus, there can surely be no blood more innocent than that of those bodies being newly formed in the womb by the hand of God. The burden of guilt described in the above passages falls on anyone responsible for terminating the life of the unborn. How can anyone hold that the tiny body can be alive, but safe to slay because it may not yet have received its soul?

Surely God knew what He meant in Jeremiah 1:5 when He said, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee,” and the Holy Spirit, through David, makes it clear that “all my members were written ...when as yet there was none of them.” (Psalm 139:16).

If Jeremiah or David had been conceived in our time in history, could his developing body have been aborted, and yet he would not be the victim of murder?

The Bible does not state when the soul and body are united. Even if one were to hold that, just possibly, the soul enters the body at some later time than conception, would he want to risk the wrath of God on such an unprovable matter, and teach men so?

Yes, some might do so, because there are many who do not believe the cardinal teachings of Scripture. But for those among us who still tremble at the Word of God, the thought that He said to Cain, “the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground” (Genesis 4:10), brings with it the awesome burden of those voiceless millions in our land whose innocent blood is being shed year after year.

Must God visit His judgment upon us as a nation before we will recognize how grievous is this sin in His sight? The blood of countless millions cries to God, and it is on our hands.

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