America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. ~Abraham Lincoln
In President Lincoln’s day, slavery was the point of contention. It plunged the United States into a deadly civil war. We find this in His second Inaugural Address:
The Almighty has His own purposes. “Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh.” If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said “the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
Approximately 620,000 men died in the Civil War. President Lincoln held to the belief that the war was in direct correlation to slavery in America. If there were no slavery, there would be no cry for justice,
No one can truly argue against the atrocities slavery committed, let alone the fact the south wanted to keep slavery because the almighty dollar was more valuable than life and freedom.
We are enroute to finding ourselves in a similar position in America once again. For if God is Holy and Just, His long suffering will only last for so long.
You see, the cries of injustice and death from the slaves reached the ears of the One on the Throne in Heaven. The cry became so loud, it was deafening, breaking the heart of a God whose heart has always been for His creation.
So what does the sound of over 56 Million cries sound like in Heaven? That is how many children’s lives have been snuffed out via abortion since Roe v Wade passed in the Supreme Court.
We know that the blood of innocence cries out to God:
8 Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. 9 Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where [is] Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. [Am] I my brother’s keeper?” 10 And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.” – Gen 4:8-10 NKJV
Yes the civil war was about the legality of slavery, on the surface. However, the bigger issue, the morality of slavery and the treatment of another human being. So too the issue of Abortion. Abortion is legal in America, and yes there is a legal battle going on, but the bigger battle surrounds the morality of killing another human being with malice in ones heart.
In the words of Martin Luther King Jr.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Many may argue that there is no similarity between Slavery and Abortion, but I tell you, both concern the treatment and respect of another human.
While some states are trying to constrict the availability of abortion, and in process of banning the practice, there are other states running full speed in the other direction…the expansion of abortion.
Here in California our lawmakers are in process of forcing all pregnancy centers to refer clients for abortions. There is no exemption in place for religious or philosophical beliefs. The name of the bill is AB 775 and this law is a slap in the face of an already jealous God, and we wonder why California is in so much trouble…the land and people of California are crying out for water…but the cry of innocent bloodshed is so deafening it demands the attention of a Holy and Just God…
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.