Sunday, January 09, 2011

A staggering statistic


In New York City nearly 40 percent of all pregnancies end in abortion. Considering how big New York is, that's staggering. Abraham Lincoln once said that he feared that every drop of blood drawn by the slaver's lash would have to be paid for. And it was by millions of men from the North and South in the Civil War. If you stop to think about all the babies that have been aborted as part of the law of the land in America it chills to the heart to think about how that blood is going to be paid for.



4 comments:

Old Bob said...

It indeed chills the heart! I was thinking sometime during Advent that one of the frequent and noisy cries to God from the Hebrews / Jews was for justice. It seems to me that in the last 40+ years there has been an imbalance in the scale of Mercy-Justice. Both things God dispenses, and infinitely, of course; but to gain His mercy we have to ask for it and show by our repentance and reformation that we really really want it. I think that has been largely forgotten, because His justice has been largely forgotten, and if we do wrong, it is only just that we do our best to repair the wrong we have done. This may not be good theology and may be just my ramblings, but I do think that "cheap grace" leads to more sin. Bless you, Dymphna!

Anita Moore said...

From Lincoln's Second Inaugural:

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."

It is indeed frightening to think what is coming our way on account of the great offense of our own time.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

One reason perhaps why Obama won't be Antichrist.

If America falls, Obama falls along with it.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

And there came 3 figure six in token for above comment ...