I received the following email relating to murder and abortion and, while the names are incorrect and there are other issues it seems to me that there is a critical element in the message about the massive rate of abortion around the CHRISTIAN world that is highly relevant in the context of the discussion about grace.
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Subject: Comparing Bloodshed -- The Wake-up Herald
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And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof. Romans 13:11-14
Robert McCurry, Editor & Publisher
January 12, 2011
By Robert McCurry
The main suspect in the January 8, 2011, Arizona massacre, Jared Lee Loughner, 22, was taken into custody moments after the shooting at a political meeting held by Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords in a supermarket parking lot. Six people died and Giffords had a critical head wound and remains in intensive care. In total, 19 people were shot in the rampage.
Among the six people killed was one of Giffords' aides and Arizona's chief federal judge, John Roll, as well as Christina-Taylor Green, a 9-year-old girl who was born on the day of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. She recently was elected to the student council at her elementary school; she wanted to talk to Gifford about her interest in public service.
The purpose of this article is not to ignore or minimize the seriousness of the pain of the injured or the survivors grief of family members killed by this meaningless and senseless tragedy. The purpose is to ask, Lord, what are you saying to America?
America and the world are shocked by this rampage and massacre and many tears have been shed over the loss of six lives. This is as it should be. But where are the tears for the four thousand babies that were killed by abortion in America on the same day and the day before and the day after and every day of the year?
America has ignored Gods clear commandment: Thou shalt not kill (Ex 20:13). More than sixty million babies have been killed by abortion since January 22, 1973; the blood of the innocents cry out against America.
Hear ye the word of the LORD Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring evil upon this place Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known and have filled this place with the blood of innocents; They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind (Jer 19:3-5).
God has given America solemn warning: Since you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you. (Ezekiel 35:6b).
No one is safe anywhere. Blood is coursing down the corridors of our schools, workplaces, malls and streets. We are powerless to stop it. We have sown bloodshed in the womb and we are reaping its horrible harvest in our streets. We are reaping the horrible consequences of what we have sown.
God has not been silent. He has been speaking in thundering tones and writing across the heavens in box car letters in recent times. Remember the April 20, 1999, Columbine school massacre? When the day was done, twelve students, one teacher, and the two murderers were dead. Remember the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks? 2,976 died. These were strong warnings from God to America to repent; but the government approved, funded and protected abortion bloodshed industry has continued unabated, thanks to passive, silent pastors and church members who are apparently more interested in their bless me meetings than the cries of the murdered aborted babies.
Gods message to America? It is folly and fatal to ignore God. He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy (Prov 29:1).
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil (Eccl 12:13-14).
Wake-up, Pastors! Wake-up, Christians!
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