What Does VTB Stand for to God?

The Value Them Both Amendment (referred to as VTB; it can be found here) is intended to be an Amendment that those fighting for life can support. Kansans For Life and other groups support it. To most it seems cut and dry that Christians in Kansas should support this Amendment. But is it? No.

God would never refer to this amendment, an amendment that would make it legal to regulate what God calls an abomination, as “valuing them both.” But there is biblical language for what VTB actually stands for.

VTB: Very Twisted Bill

VTB purports to stand for Value Them Both, but it does not value the baby in the womb. It promotes unequal justice and is therefore committing the sin of partiality (James 2:8).

The intent of the those who voted for the bill may have been to save babies, but in the end it is voting for what hinders abolishing abortion. When it comes to justice it does not matter if our motives are noble. Every law created to “regulate” what God says to abolish is another brick in the wall that hinders abolishing it.

Proverbs 20:10 says, “Unequal weights and unequal measures are both alike an abomination to the LORD.” It does not say, “unequal measures are an abomination only if your motives are wrong.” Evil is evil even if you mean well. You are voting for evil if you vote to regulate what God says to abolish. To God, our “good intentions” in evil only display the hardness of our hearts toward His Word.

We are like the lawyer wanting to “justify himself” (Luke 10:29) when it came to his lack of love for his neighbor. We justify our sinful compromise by telling ourselves, “It’s a step in the right direction” or “the courts have ruled” but we have forgotten, God has already ruled and he hates the “hands the shed innocent blood” (Prov. 6:16-17).

Our allegiance belongs to the One who sent His Son Jesus to willing suffer the wrath of God for His people. Our compromising laws display that our allegiance is in the Supreme Court and not God. Legislators must stop submitting to wicked court rulings and submit to God. We must stop fearing the courts and “rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28). Because VTB by no means does this, but in fact doubles down on partiality and submission to genocidal courts, VTB more accurately stands for Very Twisted Bill.

VTB: Viciousness To Babies

Voting in favor of VTB is giving Kansans the right to regulate murder, thereby giving approval to some murders. Deuteronomy 16:19 says “You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.” The Value Them Both amendment perverts justice by showing partiality to the wicked. It provides the ability to regulate when a woman can murder her child. Regulating murder is a perversion of God’s Word on murder, and it provides safe cover for murderers to continue, treating the the evil person as more valuable than the innocent child in the womb. It protects the wicked and gives the death sentence to the innocent.

Psalm 82:2 poses the question rightly, “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked?” The reason you fail to make head way in the fight against abortion is because the method is worldly and ungodly.

Pro-life laws help save lives like being an alcoholic helps save marriages. It numbs things. It makes you forget how bad they really are. It makes it seem like it’s getting better, but what it’s really doing is making sure it never gets better.

Pr. Josh Eaton

The reason abortion is still legal is because we have continued to resist submitting to God and instead made laws that include the legality of viciously tearing apart babies, limb from limb. The only way abortion will be abolished is by repenting and obeying God.

The only Biblical response to abortion is to demand it be abolished completely without exception or compromise. And the VTB Amendment certainly does not do that, therefore God sees VTB as Viciousness To Babies.

VTB: Veneration To Baal

“You shall say, ‘Hear the word of the LORD… Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I am bringing such disaster upon this place that the ears of everyone who hears of it will tingle. Because the people have forsaken me and have profaned this place by making offerings in it to other gods whom neither they nor their fathers nor the kings of Judah have known; and because they have filled this place with the blood of innocents, and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command or decree, nor did it come into my mind—”

Jeremiah 19:3–5 (ESV)

Offering children to death is false worship. It is worship to false gods. It is not simply those participating in the act who have bowed the knee to Baal, it is also those voting to give approval of that evil act, because compromise and partial obedience are, by definition, complicity in disobedience. And disobedience to God is obedience to a false god. So VTB truly stands for Veneration To Baal. And approval of it is Veneration To Baal.

Some of you bemoan the ungodliness of the Supreme Court and the Kansas Supreme Court. But,

Moses did not simply bemoan Pharaoh.
The midwives did not bemoan Pharaoh.
Daniel did not just bemoan Nebuchadnezzar.

They defied them.

Tyrants don’t have tyrannical power because of who they are, but because people submit in fear of them.

Now this amendment before us creates a sub-human category for the unborn that says we can now regulate their death. We do not say that we can regulate the murder of any other humans! This amendment itself is capitulation to tyrant judges, such that obedience to them is disobedience to God.

If the Kansas Supreme Court will ignore the clear protection of humans in the current Bill of Rights, you can be sure that they will use the wording of this Amendment to the full extent of their murderous hearts. The language of our current Bill of Rights is strong enough. Right language is not the problem, rather it is the willingness of Christians to bow down to courts rather than God.

Where is the Moses who will not compromise? Pharaoh wanted to regulate letting the people go (Exodus 8:25-28; 10:24-26) but Moses demanded as God commanded. Will you demand it as God commanded?

Will the people of Kansas demand our legislators obey as God commanded? Legislators, will you risk not getting re-elected for the sake of the 7,000 babies slaughtered in our state each year? Your duty before God is to author an abolition bill (or co-sponsor one) and vote in favor of it every year until it’s passed.

The Truth of the Acronym

The VTB Amendment is a terrible, compromising, and sinful answer to a real problem, though it may not seem so on first reading. The real solution is for us to repent together of compromise and of fear of men.

Reject this Very Twisted Bill.
Reject Viciousness To Babies.
Reject Veneration To Baal.

Our legislative response must be to define a human as from fertilization to protect the innocent and not the guilty, and obey God’s Word, not lawless men.

It’s time we demand our legislators ignore Roe and completely abolish abortion without exception, without compromise, as God commands, once and for all.

9 Reasons Christians Must Oppose the “Value Them Both” Amendment

9 Reasons We Must Oppose VTB

1. It gives to the legislature a right to legislate even in the affirmative on abortion. (See Point 6’s “status quo”). This is not a right Christians should be willing to give the legislature, nor has God given them that right.

2. It gives to the legislature a right to legislate prejudicially on abortion (i.e. permitting rape-conceived image bearers specifically to be murdered), which God says is injustice (James 2:8-9).

3. It hinders abolition by restricting the right of the legislature to only regulation of abortion. Any liberal justice would construe this to exclude abolition.

4. It inserts into our Constitution the assumption that preborn humans do not have a right to life. Since VTB establishes the right of the legislature to regulate abortion, abortion cannot therefore be murder, as deprivation of the right to life is not something that is legally regulated, only and exclusively criminalized. Thus humans killed via abortion, by implication of this amendment, are precluded from the Constitutional right to life applying to them.

5. It hinders abolition by deferring to Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in the amendment itself, stating, “to the extent permitted by the U.S. Constitution”. This makes abolition legislation more difficult and the amendment itself impotent legally until both cases are overturned, which is unlikely to happen (and unnecessary).

6. The stated goal of VTB is against abolition and for the preservation of the 2019 status quo of “reasonable restrictions” on abortion. (See video proof.)

7. It is unnecessary as
A. The legislature already has the right to legislate,
B. The judicial branch never had the right to legislate,
C. And most importantly, the “right to abortion” that was ruled to be in the KS Constitution never existed.
Thus the decision should just be nullified, the judge impeached, and this amendment voted down.

8. VTB was the legal strategy used to justify shutting down the Kansas Abortion Ban for years, with PAC’s going so far as to threaten legislators intending to sponsor the Ban with being primaried because it would distract from VTB.

9. Finally, VTB was intentionally delayed two years for a vote in order to put it in an election year, further confirming that the intention of VTB is neither first to save our preborn neighbors nor to honor God immediately.

Support the Kansas Abortion Ban.

KS March For Life Says the Goal of “Value Them Both” Isn’t Abolition

Our Kansas Abortion Ban has been shut down by pro-life establishment for years, and this Tuesday at the March For Life, Kim Borchers Kansas Republican National Committeewoman admitted that their goal with the Value Them Both Amendment is NOT Abolition of abortion, but the preservation of 20 years of “reasonable restrictions” on abortion.

This is futile thinking. It’s time to demand the total abolition of abortion in our state.

View my full stream of her speech and the March For Life here. Borchers starts around 32:00.

UPDATE: The ad for Value Them Both doubles down on these statements.

Anti-Abortion Witness Leads to One-on-one Evangelism. Praise God!

It is fantastically cold outside today. Going to evangelize in my city’s bar district was the last thing I wanted to do this afternoon, but I couldn’t leave the men I go with on the frontlines by themselves. And I’m so thankful I went. Let me tell you one brief story.

As Jared and I had the honor of suffering the cold, we encountered a young man walking by named Steven (not pictured). He’s a bright young man, working hard every day, from a nice, irreligious family. He said he had never thought about Christianity before or explored it’s truth, never even had a Bible. He said he’s also seen us holding our anti-abortion signs on the street corner in front of his workplace.

We then shared the good news of Christ’s hope for every sinner who turns and trusts on Him, and Jared ended by asking him to look up John online and read it.

I had been a selfish coward before, and I wasn’t going to make the same mistake this time. I have over a dozen Bibles, and yet in the past I have been afraid to give away my personal Bible when it’s the only one I had on me because of my sentimentality toward it. Yet now, it was the only one I had and this man had no Bible. So as we parted, I handed him my beat-up, hardback Bible of 6 years with the bookmark set at John.

He said, “Oh man, You don’t have to do that!”

I replied, “I don’t have to. I want you to have it.”

He walked away gratefully, and I won’t miss that Bible for one second. Now pray with me that the Holy Spirit draws Him to read and trust in the precious words written therein.

Because all I wanted to do this afternoon was complain of the cold, but I realized that it’s time I grow tired of complaining. I am not the first to suffer cold for the service of God, and I am the least. After all, one hour in a heavy coat in the cold hardly compares to the Apostle Paul:

“[I ᴀᴍ ᴀ sᴇʀᴠᴀɴᴛ ᴏғ Cʜʀɪsᴛ] ᴡɪᴛʜ ғᴀʀ ɢʀᴇᴀᴛᴇʀ ʟᴀʙᴏʀs, ғᴀʀ ᴍᴏʀᴇ ɪᴍᴘʀɪsᴏɴᴍᴇɴᴛs, ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴄᴏᴜɴᴛʟᴇss ʙᴇᴀᴛɪɴɢs, ᴀɴᴅ ᴏғᴛᴇɴ ɴᴇᴀʀ ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ. Fɪᴠᴇ ᴛɪᴍᴇs I ʀᴇᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴀɴᴅs ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ Jᴇᴡs ᴛʜᴇ 39 ʟᴀsʜᴇs. Tʜʀᴇᴇ ᴛɪᴍᴇs I ᴡᴀs ʙᴇᴀᴛᴇɴ ᴡɪᴛʜ ʀᴏᴅs. Oɴᴄᴇ I ᴡᴀs sᴛᴏɴᴇᴅ. Tʜʀᴇᴇ ᴛɪᴍᴇs I ᴡᴀs sʜɪᴘᴡʀᴇᴄᴋᴇᴅ; ᴀ ɴɪɢʜᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀ ᴅᴀʏ I ᴡᴀs ᴀᴅʀɪғᴛ ᴀᴛ sᴇᴀ; ᴏɴ ғʀᴇǫᴜᴇɴᴛ ᴊᴏᴜʀɴᴇʏs, ɪɴ ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ ʀɪᴠᴇʀs, ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ ʀᴏʙʙᴇʀs, ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴍʏ ᴏᴡɴ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ, ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ Gᴇɴᴛɪʟᴇs, ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄɪᴛʏ, ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡɪʟᴅᴇʀɴᴇss, ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀ ᴀᴛ sᴇᴀ, ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀ ғʀᴏᴍ ғᴀʟsᴇ ʙʀᴏᴛʜᴇʀs; ɪɴ ᴛᴏɪʟ ᴀɴᴅ ʜᴀʀᴅsʜɪᴘ, ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ ᴍᴀɴʏ ᴀ sʟᴇᴇᴘʟᴇss ɴɪɢʜᴛ, ɪɴ ʜᴜɴɢᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜɪʀsᴛ, ᴏғᴛᴇɴ ᴡɪᴛʜᴏᴜᴛ ғᴏᴏᴅ, ɪɴ ᴄᴏʟᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ᴇxᴘᴏsᴜʀᴇ. Aɴᴅ, ᴀᴘᴀʀᴛ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴛʜɪɴɢs, ᴛʜᴇʀᴇ ɪs ᴛʜᴇ ᴅᴀɪʟʏ ᴘʀᴇssᴜʀᴇ ᴏɴ ᴍᴇ ᴏғ ᴍʏ ᴀɴxɪᴇᴛʏ ғᴏʀ ᴀʟʟ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄʜᴜʀᴄʜᴇs. Wʜᴏ ɪs ᴡᴇᴀᴋ, ᴀɴᴅ I ᴀᴍ ɴᴏᴛ ᴡᴇᴀᴋ?”

𝟐 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝟏𝟏:𝟐𝟑-𝟐𝟗

So smile when it’s cold. And keep going.

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