U.S. Now Has Chance To Ban Its Darkest Evil And Avoid Aspects Of A Purification
By Michael H. Brown
The U.S. must quickly seize the opportunity to eliminate partial-birth abortion. This is the single worst sin in American history. To destroy a child is bad enough, but to do it when the baby is fully viable -- and cognizant -- is beyond terrorism. We worry about spanking a toddler at the same time it's okay to crush the skull of an infant?
After a ban on partial-birth abortion, Republicans and Conservatives, granted a golden opportunity by last Tuesday's election, must move boldly to ban all abortion. Since Roe versus Wade, 43 million American children have been killed, comparable to the Communist atrocities in China and Russia and vastly more than the 405,000 Americans lost in World War II. When we say "beyond terrorism," we mean it. Lost in all the uproar over September 11 was the fact that bad as the attack was, it cost no more human lives that day -- that very September 11 -- than did abortion.
We hear so much about Iraq, which certainly needs to be addressed. But what about infanticide? Why is there not the same level of rhetoric? Why is there not the same outrage? Abortion will cause 1.3 million casualties during the next 12 months; can we say the same for Iraq? Or for Al Qaeda? Or for any current adversary?
Nothing is more urgent. Nothing calls out more for divine rectification. We have to be tough here. We have to tell the ugly truth. And that truth is that abortion has a demonic origin. In fact, one could argue that society is unknowingly participating in a huge ritual: the sacrifice of innocents, a blood sacrifice hearkening to Molech (see Leviticus, chapter 18-20).
"Abortion on demand is the demonic Baal worship of modern times," noted one writer. "King Ahab and Queen Jezebel led the Israelites in Baal worship and the sacrifice of children in the Old Testament. Ahaz went so far as to burn 'his son as an offering' to Baal/Molech, as did Manasseh (see 2 Kings 16:3; 21:6). Why would people make such terrible decisions? It was believed that human sacrifice to Baal held the key to prosperity. Therefore, selfish people desiring to live in prosperity and ease brought their firstborn child to the high priest, where scholars say the child would be offered as a burnt offering to the deity."
There are also roots in actual witchcraft. Witches have often promoted abortion. Some consider it a "sacrament." Do we really want to be part of something so dark? Is it hysterical to want to rid this nation of such an evil? While there were times they allowed infanticide during the Roman Empire, even Nero exiled women who had an abortion, and today, even Jane Roe has turned against abortion as evil!
In His mercy, God waits for us to make this huge decision. He will embrace the repentant woman. He will even forgive an abortionist. Did He not anoint even a murderer like Saul? Oh, the love He has for us -- the understanding that we struggle here with spiritual blinders. Oh, what love He has for those who have had abortions. "Yes, the Bible reveals God's great love for children," said the same writer previously quoted. "It also reveals how much He loves those deceived by the abortion propaganda machine. He loves them so much that He gave His only begotten Son to offer complete healing and restoration from the trauma of abortion through the healing power and blood of Jesus Christ."
The same can be said of the politicians who have stood idly by -- or have even promoted the "pro-choice" position. God will forgive them too; He awaits their return; but as the number of aborted continues to increase, there is only so long He can watch without taking action. If we move now -- forcefully, radically, without compromise -- aspects of God's purification, so overdue, will be avoided. If not, don't pay attention to the political scene, no matter how victorious it seems at the moment; if we don't get rid of abortion, only disaster looms on the horizon.
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