Thoughts of a messed up Christian saved by God's grace

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Are we doing enough?

Down through the ages, there have been people who risked it all to save others, to free them, or save their lives.

  In Bible times, it was midwives trying to save the Hebrew boys from being killed because of Pharoah's orders.

Fast forward several centuries, and the Underground Railroad came into being. People risking jail, and possibly death, to smuggle slaves to freedom.

Then years later, countless people who risked their lives to save Jews from being killed under Hitler's ruthless attempts at annihilating all Jews from the earth, Some were caught, and they paid dearly.

  And there have been other times down through the ages when people selflessly worked to save others from slavery, torture, and death. Often putting their lives and the lives of their families in danger to do what was right:

To free the slave
To save a life
To go against  the grain, and often the law of the land.

  They faced opposition, hate, ridicule, and more from those who were doing what they were trying to stop. And yet they kept doing it.

  What would we have done? If we were living during the times when slavery was legal here in the US, would we turn a blind eye? If a slave ran to us for help, would we help, or call the authorities?

  If we lived in Germany, or the countries Hitler conquered, would we turn a blind eye to the slaughter of Jews? If we knew our neighbor was harboring Jews, would we turn him in, or help?

  And would we vote for Hitler, knowing what he was doing?

  You say you wouldn't. You would help, but would you? Would I?

  Read these sobering statistics, which are current:

• There are approximately 1.21 million abortions in America each year.
• There has been a steady decline in abortions since 1980.
• Each year, about 2% of all women aged 15-44 have an abortion.
• Of the women obtaining abortions in any given year, about 47% of them have had at least one previous abortion.
• By age 45, one third of American women will have had at least one abortion.
• The U.S. has the highest abortion rate (19.4 per 1,000) of any western industrialized nation.
• 88.7% of all abortions take place by the twelfth week of pregnancy

   I look at those, and ask myself a few questions:
1) What am I doing about it?
2) Why aren't we doing more?
3) Do we care enough?
   America elected the most pro-abortion president ever, when they elected Obama. He actually voted against legislation that when a baby survives an abortion, no one would be required to do anything to save it. He voted that it would just be left there to die. He alone voted that way. And that isn't a right wing story spun to make him look bad. It is fact. Now read that again. I'll even print it again: As a Senator, Obama against legislation that when a baby survives an abortion, no one would be required to do anything to save it. He voted that it would just be left there to die. He alone voted that way (I put it in big print so you'd get it for sure)
  What do you think when you read that? Disgust? Horror? Or complacency. Evidently a lot of people didn't care, for even a multitude of Christians voted for him twice. Voted for a man who wants a baby that survives an abortion to just be left there to die. What kind of man has that kind of thinking? And what kind of Christian blindly votes for him?
  I know. I am not supposed to say things like that, but really.... what business did so many Christians have voting for a man like that?! How can one justify that, not to mention everything else he stands for?

  Look at the picture above. What a cute puppy. I am not an animal lover, but even I think its cute. Now, let me spin a scenario: John Smith is running for president. As part of his very political platform, he is advocating that people be allowed to abuse animals. And that if their pet gets pregnant, they can have the baby puppies or kitties ripped out of the animal and tossed out. And he wants tax dollars to go to those who do it. Would you vote for him?
  Sound dumb? Yes, but yet politicians have as part of their political platform that women have the right to have a so-called doctor go into their womb and rip a baby from their womb in pieces. And we don't blink an eye. We march in and vote for the candidate because we always vote for that party. Ma and Pa did, Gram and Granpap did, so no matter what they stand for, we are going to vote for them.
  Even if we wade through the blood of millions of murdered babies to do it.
  We aren't doing enough. Forget risking imprisonment or life,  many Christians won't even vote for the other party to try to save the lives of the most innocent among us: babies in the womb.
 It isn't a right. It is murder.
 It doesn't matter if it is legal. Slavery was legal. The extermination of Jews was legal. Burning Christians at the stake was legal.
 What is wrong with us that we can't do as people in the past have done and DO SOMETHING. Politics aren't the answer, but if every Christian voted pro-life instead of pro-baby murderer, we might end abortion (come on, pro-choice - really? The baby gets no choice)
  Those who fought to end slavery and helped slaves escaped were looked down on. Ironic, when the other side was forcing people into slavery.
 Those who helped the Jews escape faced death and imprisonment.
Today, you dare oppose abortion, you are accused of waging a war on women, of hating women, of trying to set women's rights back in time, and more. So we cower and don't do anything. What wusses we are. Would that God would give us what these people in years past had, that we would do more to fight this horrible scourge of abortion that is defended and celebrated.
 Hitler has nothing on us. Pharoah has nothing on us. Nor Nero, or the countless slave owners of yesterday and today. We kill babies in the womb and defend it.
 What can we do? I don't know everything we can do, but here are a few things:

1) Pray for God to end it
2) Vote pro-life. Always.
3) Support pro-life agencies.
4) Get involved in crisis pregnancy centers

  Unfortunately, we can't bodily rescue babies like the Jews and slaves were rescued. They are in the womb of the person wanting them dead, and outside of kidnapping the mother - which I wouldn't recommend - there doesn't seem to be a way.
  But what are we willing to do? Are we too focused on loving our animals and being comfortable to care about the worst thing in America - abortion? 
 I am passionate about this issue, and may have come across angry. Which I am a bit. Angry that so many Christians consistently vote for candidates who are all for this horrible thing. Angry that people seem more concerned about animals being mistreated than babies being torn apart in the womb...... because the mother doesn't want them. Angry that there are countless couples across the world who want a baby, but cannot have one....... and all the while, mothers are killing babies they don't want.
 And we just live our lives, once in a while feeling a twinge about abortion, but never getting too upset about it.
  May God have mercy on us, and somehow stop the murder of innocents.
  I heard a preacher once say that if the blood of Abel cried from the ground to God after Cain killed his brother, how much more is  the blood of millions of murdered babies crying out to God today? And how long will He let us go on before He avenges their deaths?
  Pray, pray, pray. And vote pro-life. Those are the least that we can do. And may God help us to do more, to stand shoulder to shoulder with those who risked all to save lives down through the centuries. 

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