Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Burn Down The Barracks!!!

Do you feel ordinary? Does your life seem insignificant? Do you sense your own commonness? Has your church-driven life become routine? Good! That makes you a candidate for the transforming grace, power and influence of a mighty Savior!

What is the single most important ingredient for a life of spiritual power and authority to be used by God to change your community and the world? Is it seminary training? Raising support as a "missionary"? Impressive church programs? A polished presentation? An attractive building? Brilliant marketing schemes? Starbucks coffee? Is it all about "you"? Is it all about your church? No, I tell you! Even the spiritually bankrupt Sanhedrin (like a council of today's seminary graduates and "professional Christian" leaders who hold degrees in theology and church studies and lead and control the visible church) perceived the true source of genuine spiritual power! In Acts 4:13 the religious elite marveled over the boldness of Peter and John, who, unlike themselves, were "uneducated and untrained men" They drew a very insightful conclusion. They recognized the key to the tremendous holy influence of the humble fishers of men;
"And they realized that they had been with Jesus."

Beloved, notice that the scriptures don't say "And they realized that they had been to church" or "And they realized that they had been to seminary" or "And they realized that they had been to a retreat " or "And they realized that they had been to a Christian conference? or "And they realized they had been to a crusade? or even "And they realized that they seemed like nice and decent synogogue-going fellows" . What first brought the lost to any observations of the disciples in the first place was their behavior. Were they struck by the fact that the disciples gathered together from house-to-house? Were they impressed that the Christians worshipped pleasantly and in tune? Were the community leaders impressed by their fellowshipping? By their bible studies? Were the unregenerate taken aback by the fact that the disciples were taking the Lord's supper? Were the lost bowled over by the zeal of the disciples psalm-singing? Were they discussing the prayers of the followers of Christ? Were they abuzz that they had just filled a Coliseum? No, dear brothers and sisters. To be sure, all of that behavior could have been for the glory of God and the benefit and spiritual nourishment and preparation of the disciples --- but what the Lord used in the lives of the lost community was the behavior of Christians on the street. The children of the devil were impressed by the courage and ready witness of these humble fisherman as they intentionally came face-to-face to engage a hostile (and religious) world with the eternal words of the gospel:
"Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out!"

Being with Jesus is the origin and the destiny of all of those who have been redeemed and are being sanctified by the Truth. We have reason to be confident and courageous! Don't stay in your church pews and pot-luck suppers! There is a battle going on! Our church services and myriad fellowship and bible studies are to be like bootcamp, preparing us to embark on our mission as ambassadors for Jesus Christ to our own Jerusalem, our own lost cities. The church buildings are the barracks, but as Catherine Booth, co-founder of the Salvation Army said: "A barracks is meant to be a place where real soldiers were to be fed and equiped for war not a place to settle down in or a comfortable snuggery in which to enjoy ourselves. I hope that if they, our soldiers, do settle down God will burn their barracks over their heads!"

The souls of countless millions of lost neighbors hangs in the balance! The means that God has chosen to awaken those who are dead in their trespasses and sins is the spoken gospel of Law and Grace through the instruments of His own redeemed sons and daughters. Jesus deserves, indeed our King COMMANDS to be visibly, verbally glorified outside the four walls of our church, seminaries, Christian colleges, bible studies, singles, youth and old-folk ministries. Our culture is full of sin, death and wickedness. Amen?!

Beloved, it is a moral and spiritual disgrace that babies are methodically slaughtered at abortuaries in Orlando through all nine months of pregnancy in the shadow of a thousand church steeples. Our city and our world sorely needs to be invaded by men and women who have been with Jesus. How long must we feather the nests and stroke our beards in the comfort and safety of the local church? When will we have enough of "retreats" and "advance"? Our Savior has already, once and for all, given us the Great Commission to "Go!" (Mark 16:15). I'm afraid that by-and-large those who attend church intentionally spurn Jesus' command. In the sin of the Great Omission we have insisted on obeying the whisper of the world, the flesh and Satan himself to "Stay!"

How many sermons must we hear before we "Go!"? Is there a magic number? How many Sunday School classes must we attend before we "Go!"? How many worship songs must we sing, how many bible studies, how many home fellowships must we attend, how many retreats and conferences, how many biblical degrees must we obtain before we obey the command of the Master and "Go!"?

Let us not be ashamed of the gospel. Press into the Savior today and I beg of you, do not stop there! Follow the example of Jesus! Go out with boldness sharing the Gospel, having confidence that like our uneducated, untrained brothers Peter and John, that Jesus, our Immanuel (which literally translates "God with us") will be with you still. For hath not Christ promised ...

Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

Patte Smith
Sanctuary Ministries

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Sanctuary Ministries: We have been providing a "ministry of presence" and witnessing to abortion-bound women and men (and abortionists and clinic workers as well) on the sidewalks outside Orlando killing places for over 13 years. Join us this week and every week as we engage those who are perishing outside our city's most notorious child-killing bu$ine$$:
Thursday 8:15am-10:30am (late-term labor-and-delivery abortion day)
Saturday 6:15-9:30am (biggest baby killing day of the week)
Many opportunities to serve, including online counseling ministry and follow-up gospel presentations. Contact Patte Smith at for information and to be added to e-mail updates.

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From Ordinary to Extraordinary

4/25/2006 2:54:12 PM--> God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise,
& God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
& the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen,
& the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are,
that no flesh should glory in His presence.
I Corinthians 1:27-29

... while the disciples were ordinary in one sense, they were also extraordinary in another sense. As far as their innate talents and their human backgrounds are concerned, they were genuinely ordinary, and deliberately so. It was only Christ’s work in the disciples’ lives that gave them such remarkable power and influence, so that what they became was something quite uncommon—and what they accomplished ("These who have turned the world upside down ..." Acts 17:6) was something truly extraordinary.
Most of them were unremarkable in and of themselves. They were ordinary, common, and in some cases shockingly low-caste — In each instance, what made them extraordinary was a memorable, life-changing encounter with the God of the universe.
In other words, all these ... ultimately became extraordinary not because of any natural qualities of their own, but because the one true God whom they worshiped is great, mighty, glorious, and awesome, and He refined them like silver. He redeemed them through the work of an extraordinary Savior—His own divine Son—and conformed them to His image (Rom. 8:29). In other words, the gracious work of God in their lives made each one of these ... truly extraordinary. They therefore stand as reminders of both our fallenness and our potential. Speaking together as one, they all point us to Christ. In every case, He was the One to whom they looked for salvation ... Every one of them therefore testifies to us about Christ. My prayer for you is that ... you will share their faith, imitate their faithfulness, and learn to love the Savior whose work in their lives made them truly extraordinary. Your life can be extraordinary, too, by His wonderful grace.
~ Above are excerpts taken from a recent article by John MacArthur, which together with the Word of God and Ray Comfort's book "How to Win Souls and Influence People" inspired me to write the article "Burn Down the Barracks!"

Why Post Abortion Support is Unbiblical

A man tormented by the guilt of murder will be a fugitive till death; let no one support him. Proverbs 28:17

It is God, not us ourselves or our "feelings" which determines what is right and what is wrong. God has not left us to decide about the morality of murdering an innocent person. It is no secret. There can be no doubt. God has declared in His commandments Thou Shall Not Murder. Murder an innocent person, which includes perhaps most especially the murder of pre-born children (who are of all people the MOST innocent and blameless), is NOT right, it is wrong. Always. Abortion is not simply a 'decision' or a 'choice' or a 'mistake,' killing a baby is a violent act of aggression. It is sin. All religions of the world forbid the shedding of innocent blood with the exception of one. Satanism. Satan requires the sacrifice of infants.
The Bible makes it clear that God has been so kind as to place His holy law in the hearts of men and women. Rom 2:15 declares: "Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another ..." and Rom 1:20 explains: "For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse ..." Thus, we may conclude that mothers who murder their children by abortion are without excuse before God and men. Mothers hear the voice of their God-given conscience before and after they butcher their young. In fact, the word conscience means "with knowledge". Aborting women kill their babies with knowledge that it is wrong. Every woman who murders her child does so with keen intention and malice and forethought in a blatant and grievous violation of God's Law. God is gracious to warn those who murder innocent people what will become of them. They will NOT be allowed into heaven. A place is reserved for them in the lake of fire in hell with the devil. (See Rev. 21:8 & 22:15)
Here at Sanctuary Ministries we believe that we have been commissioned by Christ to provide a holy witness to abortion-bound women and their children. We take His charge very seriously. God has given us the option to seek Him as to whether we must continue to engage the murdering woman who has already slain her innocent baby. (Although we recognize that at least half of the aborting women we counsel have already killed one or more children.) God also prescribes for us the manner in which we are to enage the murderer. One of the very clearest biblical mandates for how to treat a murderer is Proverbs 28:17 (at the top of the page) in which the Word of God expresses the recommendation that no one should support a person who is guilty of murder. In a powerful commentary on this passage of Scripture the respected Bible expositor Matthew Henry explains: "The murderer shall be haunted with terrors. None shall desire to save him from deserved punishment, nor pity him." Henry also notes:
"What continual frights those are subject to that go on in wicked ways. Guilt in the conscience makes men a terror to themselves, so that they are ready to flee when none pursues; like one that absconds for debt, who thinks every one he meets a bailiff. Though they pretend to be easy, there are secret fears which haunt them wherever they go, so that they fear where no present or imminent danger is, Ps. 53:5. Those that have made God their enemy, and know it, cannot but see the whole creation at war with them, and therefore can have no true enjoyment of themselves, no confidence, no courage, but a fearful looking for of judgment. Sin makes men cowards."
In Proverbs 28:17 we are clearly instructed NOT TO SUPPORT the murdering mother, who is only a fugitive from justice in this life, for she will pay dearly for her sin in the life and death to come. God desires that we allow the God-given conscience (and in the case of murdering mothers, the maternal instinct, which is also a divine and holy gift of His grace) to do its work of reproving of sin and accusing the woman who kills of her mean offense toward God and her little one. As Christians we are often strangely tempted to pity the woman who has murdered her son or daughter. I use the word tempted purposely and particularly because I believe that it is the diabolical temptation of the forces of darkness that oppose God, namely the world, the flesh & the devil, which teach and condition us to comfort the mother who kills. This patronizing post-abortion support can and often does result in our consoling and comforting the murderer (typical humanistic therapeutic response) rather than agreeing with God and the voice of her conscience and warning her to flee from her sin and the wrath to come by calling her to genuine biblical repentance and a life of holiness unto God. Warning an abortive woman, before and after the murder of her child (or children) is the biblical response. According to II Chronicles 19:10 & many passages in Ezekiel 3 & 33, God WARNS US that if we FAIL to warn the murdering mother, we are guilty of the blood of that woman and her child OURSELVES. I feel that this is so important and essential to communicate because God will judge us according to how well we obey His commands. The blood of those who are perishing will be on our hands if we FAIL in our duty to warn. We must not be derelict. We must not disobey. We must not commiserate the murdering mothers. We must warn them.
It is helpful to remember that the mother's sin of murdering her baby is never abiding alone in the child-killer. The woman who plans and executes her baby is usually (but not always) involved in the habitual sin of fornication, and sexual immorality is a very serious transgression of the Law. No fornicator shall inherit the kingdom of heaven! Many abortive women are adulterers as well. Add to that the use of drugs, lying, stealing, dishonoring parents, cursing the Lord, etc, she is a worker of iniquity, a lawbreaker. LOST and hell-bent on pursuing her own pleasure with little or no thoughts for others or for God. Women who murder their babies are self-seeking, self-gratifying and self-indulgent. They are sinners through and through. [It is interesting to note that the same is true of those who work in the abortion killing business, but there doesn't appear to be as much sympathy for them in the Christian community.] It seems obvious to Christians (and even to society) that one shouldn't console or comfort a person who does crack or molests children. We understand that it is good and right and healthy for shame to be associated with and attached to the perpetrator. Indeed, in violation of the law, citizens who are uncovered as having been involved in these activities would be arrested and charged with a crime. All would agree that it is just for them and good for the community if they are penalized and required to "do their time".
God speaks to us through the light of His Law. When well-meaning Christians support women who have murdered their babies, they are fulfilling the old adage "killing them with kindness". I am afraid that it is true in this case that "the road to hell is paved with good intentions". It is more than mere folly to palliate or extenuate the sin of murdering an innocent child by offering the murdering mother such commonly heard platitudes as: "You did what you thought was right" "You did the best you knew under the circumstances and the pressures you were under" "Don't blame yourself" "We know you are grieving." "You are already forgiven" "I love you" and even "Jesus loves you." When I hear those things come from the lips of Christians and extended to women who have murdered their precious, voiceless, helpless infant, I literally shudder. It is so near to excusing and even justifying the sin of child-murder that I fear for these hapless Christians. Words like that dismiss and dishonor the humanity of the child who suffered and died, and they dishonor and, even more importantly, they misrepresent God. In his commentary on Pro 28:4, which teaches: "They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them" our friend and brother Matthew Henry notes:
Those that praise the wicked make it to appear that they do themselves forsake the law, and go contrary to it, for that curses and condemns the wicked. Wicked people will speak well of one another, and so strengthen one another's hands in their wicked ways, hoping thereby to silence the clamours of their own consciences and to serve the interests of the devil's kingdom, which is not done by any thing so effectually as by keeping vice in reputation. 2. Those that do indeed make conscience of the law of God themselves will, in their places, vigorously oppose sin, and bear their testimony against it, and do what they can to shame and suppress it. They will reprove the works of darkness, and silence the excuses which are made for those works, and do what they can to bring gross offenders to punishment, that others may hear and fear.
Most women who murder their babies quickly go on to do what most unrepentant sinners do, they recommend child-murder to other mothers! This evil behavior is perfectly described by God in Romans 1:32: "Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." Willful rebellion and lawlessness will lead to the invocation of more wrath being stored up for her in the day of judgment and lead to a further hardening of the heart and the conscience. But by the behavior of Christians one would think that the murdering mother has somehow earned MORE pity from God instead of greater punishment. In addition, it appears that Christians think that somehow these murderers will be a exception to the biblical description of the result of sin and rather than go on to become more callous to murder that they will be extremely sensitive to the wrongdoing of murder. According to God, that thinking is BACKWARDS. Sin has the opposite affect on the one who sins than Christians who pity women who murder seem to think. Murdering a baby makes many women HARDER toward their future children and the children of others. It also makes them more casual about other kinds of sin.
There is something called holy caution and it's benefits are great. It is our privilege and honor to WARN women who murder their infants so that they might FEAR the Lord and experience the beginning of wisdom. While one would be "tempted" (there's that word again) to believe that you can make a murderous mother "happy" by consoling her, it is, in fact, the opposite. Henry observes: "Happy is the man who always keeps up in his mind a holy awe and reverence of God, his glory, goodness, and government, who is always afraid of offending God and incurring his displeasure, who keeps conscience tender and has a dread of the appearance of evil ..." The truth is, God is not concerned that we are happy or that murdering mothers are happy. He wants to make us HOLY! When Christians placate women who murder their children by verbally "hugging" them, they are actually doing the opposite of what they intend. They add to the danger of the woman's soul by helping her to build an altar to HERSELF, which is one of sinful presumption. This can and often does serve to harden her heart, mock her just fear of God and defy the judgment of God. This presumption will be her ruin. After these well-meaning Christians (not to mention their unbelieving friends and family) have lavished the murdering mother with pity and consolation, many of these women will experience a self-satisfying contentment that " all is well" and even more than well, for all the attention they are getting. I have even met women who bought themselves gifts of consolation and reward (jewelry, massages, a new outfit) to remember the "difficulties" of the experience of murdering their babies. "Be good to yourself", they hear from Christians and tell themselves and one another. "After all, you've been through so much. Pamper yourself. You deserve it after such an ordeal!" To illustrate this phenomenon to the extreme some women who murder their babies are even purchasing "abortion dolls". These are little miniature likenesses to babies at different stages of gestation. Both women who are planning the murder of their babies AND women who have already murdered their child by abortion are buying a doll that matches the gestation of their own victims to have a memento of their experience of slaughtering. They enshrine the experience of murdering their baby! In fact, you will have no trouble finding voices of post-abortive women who call killing an infant a "woman's sacrament". Indeed the devil would agree. Abortion is a sacrament of Satan.
What is the biblical, holy response to the women who murder their babies? Do not pity the murderer. Do not offer her condolences. She hired an assassin to shed the innocent blood of her child, for heaven's sake! She violated her God-given conscience, which spoke the holy Law to her. If God brought Christians into her path to reach out to help her and give her holy counsel BEFORE she murdered her baby, she is DOUBLY guilty. And do not forget ADOPTION! Randy Alcorn wisely noted that "There is no such thing as an unwanted child. Only unwanting adults." The murdered child is a wanted child. Every single woman who plans and executes her son or daughter REFUSED to allow any of the thousands of couples who wanted her baby to become his loving, forever parents. What the murdering mom did was indefensible and she is without excuse.
Proverbs 28:17 warns us NOT to comfort, aid or abet the murdering mother. Matthew Henry explains:
This agrees with that ancient law, Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed (Gen. 9:6), and proclaims, 1. The doom of the shedder of blood. He that has committed murder, though he flees for his life, shall be continually haunted with terrors, shall himself flee to the pit, betray himself, and torment himself, like Cain, who, when he had killed his brother, became a fugitive and a vagabond, and trembled continually. 2. The duty of the avenger of blood, whether the magistrate or the next of kin, or whoever are concerned in making inquisition for blood, let them be close and vigorous in the prosecution, and let it not be bought off. Those that acquit the murderer, or do any thing to help him off, come in sharers in the guilt of blood; nor can the land be purged from blood but by the blood of him that shed it, Num. 35:33.
But, you say " What if the woman 'feels sorry'? What if she is 'feeling guilty'? My friends, the mother who has murdered her infant SHOULD feel sorry! Do not rush to relieve her! Like all murderers, the woman who has hacked her own son or daughter to death or had him pulled whole or delivered alive into a toilet IS GUILTY, so she SHOULD feel guilty because she IS GUILTY! Her guilt is legitimate and healthy! Please, do not make the mistake of presuming that because she is feeling "sorry" that the murdering mother is genuinely repentant. The Bible describes a counterfeit repentance. There is a sorrow that is worldly (self-pity) which leads to death which II Corinthians 7:10 speaks of: "For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death." In my first-hand observations of thousands of aborting and post-abortive women each year for over 14 years, "worldly sorrow" affects as many as half of the women who kill their babies to at least some degree. (The rest of the women are "glad" and even "exhilirated" and feel "empowered" by the murder of their infant.) The ones who feel "sorry" usually only express this in a temporary and self-serving way. This is made plain and obvious and proven by the fact that studies of post abortive women (from several years ago) revealed that half the women who kill one child by abortion go on to kill other children. [Note: By my own personal face-to-face inquiries of aborting women I believe that far more than half kill again and that more women are having multiple abortions in America now than any other time in history. We may yet catch up to the Russian women who murder their babies more than any other mothers in the world.] I cannot help but wonder ... How long will the Christian community and post-abortion ministries continue saying the same inane secular humanistic therapeutic things to aborting women and still expect different results?
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7 (see also Ps 111:10 & Pr. 9:10)
How long will we be fools ourselves and bring foolishness instead of fear to the women who kill their babies? We must forsake our rebellion and do what God requires! Warn murdering mothers!
Women who murder their babies certainly need to hear the biblical gospel, and be warned to " Repent or perish ". May you hear His voice clearly and respond in obedience, experiencing the fear of the Lord and harkening to the strict instructions of God in reaching those murdering mothers are perishing while it is still day. May you and thousands of those you engage with the gospel live to praise Him with their lips and their life both now and forevermore.
Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust. > Psalm 40:4 < title="" href="">True and False Repentance by Charles G. Finney

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Physician Charged with Battery

Dr Nelson Kraucak
Charged with battery
after knocking down & kicking me & trying to steal my camera
at James Scott Pendergraft's notorious Orlando Women's Center abortion clinic

When I was attacked by an angry aborting father named Dr Nelson Kraucak (who owns & operates LIFE Family Practice:, see his photo below) at Orlando Women's Center abortion clinic (1103 Lucerne Terrace, Orlando) on August 29, 2007, there was no one other than the sidewalk missionaries to capture the assault on video. Thankfully, we had noticed Dr K's menacing behavior & had taken our camera out & turned it on in hopes of avoiding violence. However, it didn't stop the doctor, who flew into a rage and came after me. Kraucak knocked me to the ground & kicked me repeatedly as a terrified Mary Jo screamed for help.

I was shocked when I read the police report at the state attorney's office. It was written by Orlando Police Officer Charles Mays, the OPD security on duty at Orlando Women's Center at the time of the attack. Although the perpetrator, Dr Kraucak, was still inside the clinic with his aborting wife (Dr Marivic Villa: Dr Kraucak was not even QUESTIONED by OPD officer Charles Mays! Could this be because a 'conflict of interest' prevented the Orlando police officer, whose sworn duty is to protect, from wanting to do anything to interfere with the 'business' of the late-term labor & delivery abortion that was just getting started? (22 week abortions are $2500, 23 week abortions are $2700, 24 week abortions are $2900. One of the illegal late-term abortions that Pendergraft committed at Orlando Women's Center cost the 7 month pregnant mother a whopping $12,000! See: &

The state attorney's office filed battery charges against Dr Nelson Kraucak on December 21, 2007. The Orange County clerk's office will take the charges that have been filed, clock them in & assign the arraignment date. Dr K will be served a subpeona & he will be demanded to appear at the arraignment. If Dr K or his attorney'fails to appear', then a warrant will be issued for his arrest. The new case number for the battery charges against Dr Nelson Kraucak is: 2007-MM-148789 Our hope is that Dr K will be served with the subpeona soon. A tape of my frantic 911 call is available at Orlando Police Department.

It has always been our desire that Jesus Christ would take pleasure and receive much glory in helping us to " ... overcome evil with good" (Romans 12:21) as we engage those who are perishing at the Orlando Women's Center killing place. We wanted to help Dr K & his wife & their baby through the pregnancy & prevent the murder of that poor little child. We continue to provide a ministry of presence & nearly every week an aborting mom we meet at the abortuary relents & allows us to help her through pregnancy. By the grace & strength of our mighty Savior we will continue do so as long as He grants us this noble privilege.

Together for Life & Eternity,
Patte Smith
Sanctuary Ministries