Sanctity of Trees, or Sanctity of Human Life?

by Ken Ham

Now let me say right from the start—this item is not about environmental issues. This article is not about clear-cutting! AiG has a number of articles dealing with how humans should view the environment such as this one called “Is Stewardship the Same as Going Green?

Today’s post is about the gross hypocrisy and inconsistency I see in the world today.

This week I read a news article titled, “Artist Draws Attention to Illegal Land Development.” The article stated, “Trees are one of the Earth’s most precious resources, providing us with everything from healthy soil and oxygen to building materials constructed out of a renewable resource, and yet there are those who don’t appreciate the sanctity of trees . . . . Artist Yeka Haski decided to paint the stumps to look like shanks of meat, so the crooked developers would realize ‘murder without blood and cries is still a murder.’” You can see the artwork on the trees at this link.

So that article is about the “sanctity of trees”!

Unborn baby

Learn more about the Biblical perspective of abortion and the sanctity of human life.

Then I read an article titled, “Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood’s Top Doctor Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies.” The article states, “New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.”

And just a reminder that in 2013, President Obama thanked Planned Parenthood. He stated (and remember when he says “health care” and “woman’s right” in this context—he means abortion, the murdering of children),

“As long as we've got to fight to make sure women have access to quality, affordable health care, and as long as we’ve got to fight to protect a woman's right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know that you’ve also got a president who’s going to be right there with you, fighting every step of the way,” said Obama. “Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.”

Also remember that President Obama is a supporter of partial-birth abortion (really, partial-birth murder).

So what happened to the sanctity of human life?

I wonder if the same artist who calls cutting down trees “murder” and if the same author that used the term “sanctity of trees” are also being just as vocal about the legalized murdering of millions of children—in fact, 55 million of them in America since Roe v. Wade in 1973!

And another sad observation I make is this. There are those in the church who support gay “marriage,” but there have been a lot of leaders and others from the church who are being very vocal against gay “marriage.” However, has the church been just as vocal each year when millions of children are being murdered in their mother’s wombs?

Think about it! The abortion holocaust far surpasses the terrible atrocities of Hitler. Could it be that one of the reasons God is withdrawing the restraining influence of the Holy Spirit in this culture and turning people over to debased things (read Romans 1) is because this nation has brutally murdered around 55 million children?

So where is the outcry?

By and large I find that many people are more concerned about an insect, a tree, a frog, a bat, a clover, and so on, than they are about the sanctity of human life! The government enacts legislation to protect plants and all sorts of animals, but then legalizes the murdering of millions of children. What hypocrisy! How much more inconsistent could this culture become?

The “murder of trees?” What about the murder of millions of children? “Sanctity of trees?” What about the sanctity of human lives?

These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood (Proverbs 6:16–17)

I encourage you all to read this article titled, “When Does Life Begin?

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