February 3, 2017

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‘Do not be deceived,’ reader says, transgression of abortion must end

As I viewed the thousands of women marching and “protesting for their rights” on Jan. 21 in Washington, many of them actually asserting for their rights to have an abortion, astonishingly I wondered what if the millions of souls who have been previously aborted in the world were standing before the throne of God, pleading for justice? For the record, I do not have an issue with women’s equal rights, as in God’s eyes all are equal. That is not the issue, but the right to have an abortion is the true matter.

Has this happened before? In researching Jewish history, it actually has. Jeremiah, a prophet, was essentially advised by God not to pray for the people of Judah: “Even if Moses and Samuel stood before me, my heart would not turn toward this people” (Jer 15:1-4).

God proceeds to explain four ways in which he was going to chastise the people of Judah. Then God continues to reveal to Jeremiah his deep displeasure with one particular person; not to all the bad kings that the Davidic kingdom had in over 400 years, but the one and only King Manasseh.

Actually, in the Books of Kings and Chronicles, it is validated that King “Manasseh shed innocent blood …” (2 Kgs 21:16). In fact, additional investigation exposes that Manasseh worshipped the god of Molech, which was a manmade metal structure in which thousands of babies were burned as sacrifice. Today, in comparison, the sacrifice of aborted babies are, in my opinion, an offering to Satan.

In the end, King Manasseh repented for his sins and evil doings. Praise God for his mercy. King Manasseh’s son, Josiah, generated sweeping reforms directing his country, Judah, back to God. However, in 586 B.C., the Babylonians conquered Judah, killing thousands, destroyed Jerusalem and its first temple, which fulfilled the prophecy of Jeremiah.

Interestingly enough, this chastisement was not about Manasseh’s sin, but instead, it was about the justice for those poor souls, who were never given the opportunity to have their positive impact upon the world. They too, were just like the Book of Revelation martyrs, who demanded justice (Rv 6:9-10). To these martyrs, God conceded.

The next scene in Bible history is the blowing of the first trumpet. How magnificently glorious is his works. 

The underlying message being shared is that this insanity must stop now before any more transgressions are done. We, as a whole, will suffer for their wrongdoings.  This is not a right. This is not a privilege.  This is just immoral. Do not be deceived.

- Dr. Kenneth J. Pahren | Brookville

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