WHY GOD’S JUDGMENT IS UPON AMERICA
By E.L. Bynum
1,200,000 Unborn Babies Murdered Last Year
According to recent reports published by Paul Scott’s syndicated column, one million two hundred thousand (1,200,000) abortions took place in the United States last year. Even more shocking, is the information that the government financed between 222,000 and 278,000 of these abortions. These figures were furnished by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), for the Senate House conferees, considering the HEW-Labor Departments’ $3.3 billion appropriation bill. Other government experts estimate that the government paid for 300,000 of these abortions. The cost of government financed abortions amounted to between $40 and $50 million dollars.
Had it not been for an anti-abortion amendment tacked onto the HEW appropriation bill by three courageous Senators, this information would never have come to light. Senators Bartlett, Buckley, and Helms, were of course helped by different Right to Life groups. HEW has heretofore refused to give out such information.
IS THIS THE GREATEST CRIME OF HISTORY?
Some might not think so, but I maintain that this may be one of the greatest crimes in the annals of human history. This maybe a crime so dark, a sin so black, that nothing can stay the hand of God’s righteous judgment upon America. Cain slew his brother Abel, but Abel was only one man and as an adult we presume that he had the power to defend himself. Hitler slew 6 million Jews (some dispute this number), but we presume that the vast majority had reached the age of accountability and were sinners in the sight of God. (This in no way is to be taken as a defense of Hitler’s evil deeds!) Communist Russia and Communist China have both slaughtered multiplied millions of their citizens to advance the cause of Communism, but often the small children were spared death, so that they might be trained as Communists. But remember that these things were done by people who do not know God and who are atheists. (It is strange that the United States would try to be friends with such countries!) But the abortion mad U.S., claims to believe in God. War is bad, but it is conducted by adults who at least think they are fighting for a great cause. But if you add together all of the fighting men who died for the U.S. in all the wars we have fought in, it amounts to a little over one half as many as were slaughtered by abortion in the U.S. last year.
Automobile accidents take the lives of thousands of people each year. Ralph Nader and others have forced the automobile industry to build safer vehicles and also have forced drivers to wear safety equipment, all at an astronomical price which has been paid by the car buyer. However, if we add together all of the people killed in auto accidents in the last 20 years, it amounts to less than one million and this is much less than the 1,200,000 babies aborted last year.
We do not condone any crimes committed by the Watergate conspirators and those involved in the cover up; but we can think of at least a half dozen wrongs committed by those in government, that overshadow Watergate as Pike’s Peak would overshadow an ant hill. Comparing Watergate with the government condoned and financed abortion mill, is like comparing one drop of water with the Pacific Ocean. The highest court in the land has endorsed and legalized the abortion racket. The Congress of the United States has voted the funds to pay for this awful crime, and the tax payers pay the bill, whether they agree or not.
WHERE DO THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS STAND?
Mostly, they are standing in the middle of the road or on the wrong side of the road. Never have we seen so many spineless, mealy mouthed, fence straddling, pussyfooting preachers, as we are seeing today. One generation ago, almost every pulpit in America would have been aflame against the abortion atrocities of today, but now you hear little more than a murmur from the defused, socialized pulpit pets of today. Today, the average preacher is taking the wrong stand on the wrong issue, if he is taking a stand on anything. Most seem intent on drawing their salary and their breath.
Many who know the truth, are afraid to say anything lest they lose their popularity or their salary. Others have a deadly fear that if they speak out on this issue, they will be accused of getting into politics and thus cause their Church or religious organization to lose their non-profit religious status. This might cause them to be put on a tax paying status with the government. (This last fear is not groundless, since various agencies of the government have been known to use such tactics.) We are not arguing that preachers and churches get involved in politics, but rather that they start doing what they should always be doing. That is, they should be declaring the doctrines and moral standards of the Bible and naming sin anywhere and everywhere it is to be found.
It is not politics to say that Cain murdered Abel. It was not politics when Nathan said to David, “Thou art the man.” II Sam. 12:7. (David the king had committed adultery and murder). It was not politics when John the Baptist said, “It is not lawful for thee to have her” (as he rebuked King Herod for taking his brother’s wife). Oh, yes, he lost his head for telling the truth, but God gave him a crown. These men were simply proclaiming the Word of God. It is not politics to say that the Supreme Court was wrong in their abortion decision. It is not politics to say that their hands are now stained with the blood of millions of aborted babies. It is not politics to say the Congress has been wrong in voting money to perpetuate this horrible abortion nightmare. It is not politics to say that government financed medical schools are wrong in teaching medical students how to be baby slaying doctors. Our own Texas Tech Medical School announced that they would furnish clinical abortions for two to three hundred dollars. I repeat, to condemn this sin, is not politics. But if it be judged politics, treason, or worse, then make the most of it, for there will always be some with courage enough to call abortion what it is -MURDER!
Baptist have historically been a Bible believing, Bible teaching people. But the great mass of Baptists have been strangely silent on this vital issue. The Baptist Joint Committee in Washington has been on the side of the abortionists. The Christian Life Commission of the great and mighty Southern Baptist Convention has not taken God’s side on this issue. Why such silence from the great Baptist evangelists and others who have the ear of the people and the powers that be in Washington? Thank God for the ones who have the courage of their convictions and have spoken out on this issue. But they are such a pitifully small number!
THE CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO ROOST
At long last, the proverbial chickens are coming home to roost. Because of abortion and many other sins against God, this nation is beginning to reap what it has sown. “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” Prov. 14:34. The terrible race relations, the deplorable dope addiction, appalling alcoholism, widening crime wave, utterly amazing unisex and homosexual movement and the anti-God, anti-Christ attitude of multitudes today signal the approaching calamity. Insatiable inflation and the excruciating energy shortage may soon evaporate the American dream and turn it into a nightmare. The one world government to which we are already committed, will soon drag this nation down to the level of the rest of the World. “Whatsoever a man (or nation) soweth, that shall he also reap” Gal. 6:7. We are only now seeing the beginning!
HUMAN SACRIFICE TO THE GODS
Biblical and secular history contain many accounts of pagan people sacrificing their children to their gods. In the worship of Baal, this sacrifice was called passing through the fire. Some of the kings of Israel offered their own sons in this manner (II Kings 21:6.) The Book of Jeremiah contains a striking condemnation of the awful practice. “Hear ye the word of the LORD, 0 kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle. Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents; They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind: Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter. And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and their carcases will I give to be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth. “And I will make this city desolate....” Jeremiah 19:3-8.
We do not believe that God has changed, for He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
AMERICA’S GOD IS LUST
America has many false gods! However, we believe that one of America’s chief gods is LUST! Young people are being told, “Do your own thing,” they are doing it. In our schools, churches and homes, the old absolute standards of morality are out. Now it is situation ethics or worse. Books, magazines, movies and television are almost completely gone over to the promotion of the god of lust. Many doctors and most psychiatrists and psychologists now promote the new morality. Many colleges and universities encourage co-ed dormitories which lead to open fornication.
As a result there are many unwanted pregnancies, but this can easily be taken care of with modern abortion techniques. Close to 25% of these abortions are paid for by the government. Never mind if the recently aborted baby is struggling and gasping for air, it will soon die. Thousands of little boys and girls are sacrificed upon the altar of lust each day. It fact this wholesale slaughter amounts to 100,000 per month and 3,300 per day. What an awful blot upon this country. This awful plague is worse than the bubonic plague or the black death. It will surely bring the wrath of God down upon this nation.
I cannot believe that these who perpetuate this awful practice are any less guilty than the Baal worshippers who offered their children to Baal. God will judge this nation as He did Judah and Jerusalem. Read once again the above Scripture quotation from Jeremiah.
Multitudes today have no idea what abortion is really like. They do not understand how quickly the child develops after conception, and have no idea what the Bible has to say about this subject.