“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Joni Eareckson Tada
In the evangelical Christian world, Joni Eareckson Tada is a Superstar. She is Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center (Agoura Hills, California) and a global disability advocate. Cut and paste the following internet address to read her impressive biography - http://www.joniandfriends.org/jonis-corner/jonis-bio/

Joni has been a good friend to me over a number of years, and has been very supportive of my work against acceptance of euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. 

In a 2013, Joni stated:

Joni and me at Biola University, CA
"... I support my Canadian friend, Mark Pickup, in his efforts to oppose euthanasia and assisted-suicide in Canada. As a fellow wheelchair user with a significant disability, Mark has a keen understanding of how our actions and efforts influence public policy."

"As a stalwart Christian, Mark believes that in this darkening juncture in history, followers of Christ have a vital role to play in restoring a cultural mindset that holds fast to the sanctity and dignity of all human life. ..."

"I pray you will support Mark Pickup -- my friend is spearheading a valiant effort to push back the tide of darkness in Canada and shine a light of biblical truth across every province."

That darkening juncture in history to which Joni refers is a New Dark Age where incurably ill and disabled people will eventually be routinely euthanized -- with or without their consent! The ominous shadows of that New Dark Age threaten Canada, America and much of western Europe. Christians must unite now to resist the cultural acceptance of euthanasia and assisted suicide added to sea of blood that is polluting the land by abortion. Let me again use Joni's words that we must "push back the tide of darkness in Canada and shine the light of biblical truth across every province."  

I am available to address denominational leaders, churches, Christian hospitals and medical groups, universities, colleges and schools, politicians and legislative committees, pro-Life and community groups about the perils of euthanasia/assisted suicide acceptance and how Christians can stand against them and for human dignity. To obtain my biography or bookings please write to me at HumanLifeMatters@shaw.ca

If you would like to join me to "shine a light of biblical truth across every province" contact me at the same email as above. I'm interested to discuss collective Christian strategies not only for life-affirming public policy but life-affirming alternatives to counter euthanasia and assisted suicide that threatens vulnerable people. 

If you would prefer to help financially, you can contribute through the donation button on the right side this blog. (It is not tax deductible and because of the political aspect would probably be ineligible for a tax number.) You can also send donations to HumanLifeMatters c/o 4417-51 Street, Beaumont, AB. Canada, T4X 1C8. This will help pay for integrated IT services and increase a life-affirming internet presence of HumanLifeMatters, production of educational materials, audio-visual display costs, commercials and support services as needed.


"Defend the poor and fatherless; Deliver the poor and needy; Free them from the hand of the wicked. They do not know, nor do they understand; they walk in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are unstable." (Psalm 82.3-5)

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