Whenever I write a blog post like this one, I am always concerned that someone will misunderstand, so I wanted to write the following caveat to help stop such a misunderstanding.
I am grieved when I hear of the shocking killing of children in Connecticut, the maiming and killing of people by bombs at the Boston Marathon, the 9/11 attack, etc. After all, such tragedies will continue to take place because we live in a fallen world cursed with sin, with sinful human beings who are in rebellion against the Creator God (Genesis 3; Romans 1:18–31). Such sinful acts of violence and terrorism must be dealt with. Those responsible need to be held accountable, and the victims, those killed or injured and their family and friends, need our help and our love, plus our prayers (real prayers—to the God of Creation to comfort them).
In this post, I wanted to write about what I see as sheer hypocrisy and gross inconsistencies on the part of many of the leaders of this country and many of its citizens.
President Obama told the country that those who planted the bombs that killed three people and injured over 100 at the Boston Marathon will be prosecuted. Of course, they needed to be held accountable for their sinful actions. This search cost millions and millions of dollars and disrupted hundreds of thousands of lives, and of course the nation should invest all that we can to protect our citizens. My heart goes out to those injured and maimed and also to the families of those killed. We need to pray for them and offer help.
But let’s not forget another tragedy: abortion. America has decided not to prosecute all the doctors and nurses in the U.S. who murdered over 3,000 innocent babies in their mothers’ wombs that same day (in a place that should be the safest spot on earth). This does not include the more than 3,000 they killed the day before, plus the more than 3,000 they murdered the day after, and the over 54 million they murdered since 1973. Why don’t we prosecute anyone in the U.S. government who uses taxpayer money to pay for those legal murders? And what about those courts that legalized the murder of children in their mother's wombs? The hypocrisy is breathtaking!
Even though many of those who commit such wicked acts like we saw in Boston will escape punishment here on earth, it will be a dreadful day when they die and stand before God Almighty. It will be a day where those who have not repented and trusted in Christ will experience the wrath of God’s judgment for all of eternity (Isaiah 66:22–24; Matthew 25:31–46; Daniel 12:1–2; Revelation 20:10–15).
The news media spent days following the search for the Boston bombers (as they did for the 9/11 terrorists) and then discussed various issues relating to such events. Yet while they covered this, over 3,000 children were legally murdered each day and virtually nothing was reported about it.
At the same time, many in the news media spent days and days following a case of a woman accused of murdering her husband—yet these same media outlets said nothing about the more than 3,000 children murdered in the mother's wombs each day.
The U.S. government has granted asylum to all sorts of people (and have allowed many to immigrate here without knowing much at all about them). Yet a German homeschool family’s request for asylum (because their children would be taken away from them in Germany for being homeschooled) is being opposed by the Obama Administration. And sadly, the reasons being used to oppose the asylum request could be used to restrict religious freedom in America and even close down home education.
I have previously written about this homeschooling family—the Romeikes—and the case about their asylum request on my blog.
Yes, hypocrisy and inconsistencies abound. This homeschooling family would be a quality Christian family the USA should be welcoming. Consider the Boston bombers who were allowed to live in America! However, as Christians, we should not be surprised by the opposition we continue to receive from the increasingly anti-God culture. Christians throughout history have suffered persecution at the hands of unbelievers, and it will be no different today or tomorrow. The Bible tells us clearly that if we are true followers of Christ and living in truth, we too can expect persecution (John 15:20; 2 Timothy 3:12). What a great reminder that our home is not here on earth but in heaven if we have trusted Christ as our Savior (Philippians 3:20; 1 Peter 1:3-5)! While we are here on this earth, we need to continue to spread the gospel to a lost and dying world so they too can have eternal life because of Jesus Christ our Lord.
I would like to make a prediction. Because this nation (except for those true Christians who are a minority in the population) continues its rebellion against God, relentlessly murders children every day, and increasingly endorses things like “gay” marriage that is an abomination to the Lord and destructive to the family, then this nation will continue to see the withdrawal of the Lord’s hand of blessing as God turns this nation over to righteous judgment.
This nation and many of its leaders need to repent of gross sin and remember that “blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalms 33:12).
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,