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Breaking The Ice With a Christian T-Shirt March 25, 2015 14:36

The Cambridge Idioms Dictionary defines the term "Break the Ice" as:  To make people who have not met before feel more relaxed with each other. Icebreakers are a valuable tool for the Christian who takes the Great Commission seriously.  I have used (and currently still do) gospel tracts as icebreakers from "Living Waters" and "One Million Tracts" for several years.

The T-Shirt pictured above has sparked (as of today) nearly 800 posts in one week on our Tumblr blog.  The interaction on that picture gives proof that T-Shirts are a good choice to help break the ice for a conversation about the personhood of children forming in the wombs of pregnant women. While some would be upset with the negative comments, threats, and name calling, we are elated that God would use this simple T-Shirt to create the opportunity to share God's truth regarding the lives of the unborn.

One of Paraclete Tees goals is to create unique designs to help it's customers communicate a Christian worldview.  Let us help you bring awareness to the bloodshed of over 57 MILLION innocent children in the wombs of their mother.  Get your Pro Life t-shirt at our online store and pray that the opportunity arises for you to discuss this matter with someone every time you wear it.  

We pray that the time will come that this Pro Life T-Shirt will not be needed.  But until that time comes, Paraclete Tees is committed to come alongside you by providing Christian T-Shirts that are Bold, Unique, and Doctrinally sound.

Do Something! February 14, 2015 16:12

I had the opportunity to attend the men's fellowship at my local church Calvary Revival Church Chesapeake this morning.  The topic of discussion was the Sanctity of Life.  The Executive Pastor very simply shared scriptures with the men to show the stance of the True and Living God on this subject.  God's word is crystal clear on this subject.

#1: What is found developing in the wombs of pregnant women is indeed a person.  While pro-choice legislators and supporters trivialize this point, we can trust the words found in the Bible that proclaim this fact. (Genesis 25:22, Judges 13:7, Jeremiah 1:5, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:15)

#2:  This is not simply a "Women's" issue.  Many men shy away from this subject and this MUST change.  I don't have all the answers why... Maybe there is fear of retribution from feminists.? Maybe it's because of ignorance of the issue? Men... Especially Christian men must open their mouths to be a voice for the voiceless.  By God's design, men are charged to be protectors (Genesis 2).

#3:  The Church must do SOMETHING!  When I say church, I'm not referring solely to the "institution".  I'm referring to the individual members of the body of Christ.  Some will stand in front of abortion clinics to plead for the lives of the unborn.  Some will stand in front of these clinics and pray.  Some will stand in front of these clinics and hand out gospel tracts.  Some will use their social media accounts to bring awareness.  Some will wear the #AllLivesMatter T-Shirt from Paraclete Tees.  Some will volunteer or donate to a Christ centered pregnancy center like Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater or the Morning Center of Memphis. Some will make themselves available to adopt a child or children.  Some churches will participate in Sanctity of Life Sunday.  Some churches will host designated times of prayer.  This is not at all an exhaustive list of practical things that can be done.  The spirit of the list is to encourage the church to do something.  God may have burdened your heart to serve in a particular way.  Be obedient!

May God awaken His church in the United States.  May God stir the hearts of men to take the lead and protect the most innocent of us.  May fear not be found among us.  

ALL LIVES MATTER January 22, 2015 11:28

January 22, 1973 is the infamous day of the Roe vs Wade decision.   

Think about this...

In the United States, one baby is aborted every:

26 seconds
137 every hour
3,304 every day
23,196 every week
100,516 every month
1.206,192 every year

The attempt to trivialize the person hood of an unborn child "fetus" is nonsensical.  Scripture clearly teaches us that from conception, the developing child is a human being.

Psalm 139:13-16 (ESV)

13 For you formed my inward parts;
    you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a]
Wonderful are your works;
    my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
    the days that were formed for me,
    when as yet there was none of them.

Jeremiah 1:5 (ESV)

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Be not deceived Church..... Abortion is nothing less than a politically correct way to say MURDER.  Murder (the unlawful killing of a human being) is condemned throughout scripture.

Exodus 20:13 (ESV)

“You shall not murder. 

Romans 13:9 (ESV)

For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

May the bride of Christ refuse to ignore this modern day holocaust and rise up to be a voice for the unborn.  May the bride of Christ share the good news of forgiveness offered through Jesus alone.