“You shall NOT stand idly by the blood of your neighbor.” VaYikra 19:16 [Lev]
This is a very short, and a very simple statement in scripture. Out of it comes the concept that it is our responsibility as believers in and worshippers of The God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob to SAVE LIFE. Saving life is actually the ONLY reason we are excused for not keeping/violating a Torah command. Yeshua taught this concept, when He was ‘saving lives’ on Shabbat, and He reminded the Pharisees that even they taught that pulling an animal out of the mud on Shabbat excuses one from violating the Shabbat. Similarly, He reminded them that King David saved his own life and the lives of his friends by eating the Bread of the Presence, which was otherwise forbidden for them to eat. King David understood and trusted in the compassion of יהוה , that HE would overlook his transgression, because he was saving lives in doing so, in relieving their starvation. This would be the ONLY reason one could violate a command: to preserve life.
Today, life is truly cheap. Our society does not hold life sacred above all else. We are dismissive, as a society, concerning the laissez faire attitude taught concerning killing others. Video games bombard our children’s minds with murder and killing without any consequences for the killer, without even any implied ‘just cause’ for it. We watch movies that are constantly showing us unjustified murder, many times where the murderer is seen as the protagonist. And, in spite of the fact that he is a murderer, the viewer roots for his success. This is cheap. This is perversion.
But, worst of all, we, as a society, have sat by idly for the last forty-five years and watched millions, MILLIONS of babies MURDERED: NOT to save the mother’s life, in MOST cases, but to undo the consequences of breaking another command: having sex outside the bounds of marriage. HOW is it that a modern, ‘civilized’ society cannot see just how PERVERSE and DISGUSTING this behavior is: to KILL a child simply because fifteen minutes of sex was not considered as possibly resulting in the inception of a LIFE.
Life is defined this way:
a : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body
b : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings
c : an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction
In spite of the obvious and accepted definition of life, those who pervert the truth would have us believe that just because a baby is located inside the womb, and may only be very tiny in size, that it is not a life. They would have us to think that the entity in the womb, which has the capacity for metabolism, growth, and reaction to stimuli [and eventually the ability to reproduce] is something OTHER than a human life, so when we rip its limbs off, crush its skull, cut off its head, we are not killing a life, we are not committing murder, but simply performing a medical procedure on a thing. But, if a baby were located outside the womb, and started taking its breath from the air, we’d GASP [I hope] at the notion of doing the same things to it.
It is absolutely disgusting the capacity of humans to grow so cold in heart. But, this is symptomatic of the human being, a life without the acknowledgement of God. “Relative Humanism” governs the hearts of most, including some who SAY they believe in God, who excuse this heinous, murderous behavior. They believe that each person can come up with his own definition of right and wrong, and therefore his/her own definition of life. It is absolute insanity to think that six inches of location can change the very definition of a being. Inside the womb it is a ‘thing,’ but outside the womb it is a life. Absurd. That a woman would want to kill a child for the convenience of sex is as low as one can go as a human being. Yet, our society is training little girls to think that way, and lauding those who do. We are standing idly by the blood of sixty million babies, so people can have sex with whomever they want whenever they want, and damn the consequences.
Lately, proponents of abortion have begun to call the issue ‘reproductive rights.’ Can we not see the irony, the idiocy in that thinking? “I want the right to kill a child so that I do not reproduce as a result of illicit sex” = “Reproductive rights.” They are demanding the ‘right’ to murder, but calling it exactly the opposite. That is the arrogance of sin speaking. “I didn’t do it.” That is how two-year olds think and justify their bad behavior. And the ‘elite’ of our society, congressmen, justices, senators, governors, etc., who call themselves leaders, are promoting this line of thought, on every front. Society is truly being duped by the Pied Piper.
Modern society is in a mudslide, slipping into the abyss of immorality, and supposed ‘believers’ are sliding right along with them, standing idly by while innocent life is snuffed out or destroyed. One woman convinces seven justices that whether or not there was a baby in her womb was a right to privacy, and suddenly its open season on the unborn. If I decided to kill my wife or son in my living room, would that not also be a right to privacy? Every man’s home is his castle, isn’t it? So, if I murder my own child in my home, I have a right not to disclose that to the public? Suddenly, anything I decide for myself is right, it is permissible because I have a right to privacy? That is the base logic these intellectual buffoons are feeding society.
Since then, every pervert has found his cohort and formed a group, and each group is now demanding their absurdity and perversion be recognized as normal. And in order to affect that, they play the victim, yell and scream like a spoiled, two-year old brat, and accuse the rest of society of all manner of evils for simply trying to preserve life and maintain the institution of family, and protect our children. Five people then decide that based on due process and equal protection, a gay couple can pretend to be ‘married,’ and it is the same kind of institution as the eternal definition of marriage: one man, one woman. The majority opinion stated that a state that differentiates between marriage between a man and a woman and same-sex marriage “demean[ed] the couple, whose moral and sexual choices the Constitution protects.”
They opened Pandora’s box by doing that. This effectively says that anything anyone ‘chooses’ to deem ‘moral’ IS moral, and that the constitution protects that ‘choice.’ They have obliterated the very definition of morality, and given carte-blanche to debauchery. And now, there will be a rash of Supreme Court cases, where people will demand the ‘right’ to sexually abuse children, to have sex with animals in public places, to marry beasts, to live as cats, to ‘identify’ as anything they want, and be federally subsidized in the doing of their sin. You just watch. It will happen. Unless we appoint judges who will not legislate from the bench, but will interpret the constitution as written, and have the courage to defend MORALITY.
Just because a person decides to be immoral, this does not give that person the right to impose that immorality on everyone else. And if our society does not return to a clearly defined morality, but remains ambiguous and apathetic about the moral decay that is eating at our children, this country will decline into debauchery altogether, and be destroyed.
Our forefathers effectively covenanted with God, and said that we would treat all men as CREATED beings, who obtain their rights from the CREATOR. It was the casting off of the truth of the existence of the Creator and His Sovereignty over us that started this spiral into the abyss of lasciviousness. Believers had better return to RIGHT AND WRONG as clearly defined in scripture, and TEACH THAT to anyone who will listen, especially from the pulpit. It is the congregations that CLAIM to trust in and believe in God that are NOT doing that, and this is why the cancer is spreading. The battle has to be won in the home first, and then in the pulpit. But the left, who drive this force of relative morality, have taken over the schools from k to PhD, and they’re force-feeding this immoral hogwash into the most innocent of minds, raising society’s children at the behest of lemming parents who do not seem to care what or how their children think. If we stand idly by and allow these behaviors to consume our society, then we have no right to complain when it implodes as a result. And it will.