Niagara Gazette — Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court’s ruling to turn its back on the most defenseless of its citizens by allowing women to end their pregnancies. A decision that’s held fast for four decades, resulting in the deaths of 55 million young lives.
A striking comparison can be drawn from biblical scripture in the number 40 used by God to represent a period of testing and judgement of mankind, especially in the Old Testament. For example: The 40 days of rain in the flood of Noah’s day (Genesis 7:4) was a judgment of God.
God tested Israel with the scourging of Goliath for 40 days (Samuel 17:16)
God gave Ninevah 40 days to repent, hence Jonah in the whale (Jonah 3:4).
Jesus fasted for 40 days, and nights (Matthew 3:2).
Jesus was tempted by Satan for 40 days (Luke 4:2).
Jesus remained on earth for 40 days after his resurrection and ascension into Heaven (Acts 1:3).
The list goes on and on, but these examples should suffice. It’s clear God is making a point. People sinned and paid the price. Christ paid the ultimate price by dying on the cross for our sins. Scripture clearly shows that God held those accountable for the intrinsic evils of their time. Abortion is the intrinsic evil of our time.
Even with the number of abortions waning according to the Associated Press, one million abortions are still performed yearly nationwide. The press went on to say that most abortions are performed in the eighth week when the fetus is about the size of a lima bean. According to the powers that be, the beginning of life is as insignificant as a lima bean. And that’s exactly what’s wrong with the warped thinking of those who will not recognize the truth of an existing life upon conception. To deny the validity of this sacred truth is to deny one’s own existence, and the one who engineered it. We cannot deny it or alter it. We are here from the Alpha to the Omega. The insightful Kahil Gibran summed it up best with “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself.”
Bob Confer’s commentary dealing with the hypocrisy of our elected officials and those who enable them was a dose of true reality. I wholeheartedly agree. Dealing with hypocrisy, let’s take a look at the liberal Christian, hypocracy abound. Week-after-week, they sit in their various places of worship swearing an allegiance to a God that doesn’t figure into their liberal views. Here’s a dose of reality for them. Every misguided Christian who walked into a voting both this past November and filled in the little box that put the abortion provider and his constituents back in the White House for four more years is guilty of aiding and abetting in this crime against humanity by driving the getaway car.
The horrific tragedies that have occurred in the past six months, first in Denver, Colo., and then in Newtown, Conn., has covered the nation with a blanket of heartfelt grief. But now, once again, the government is going to exercise its muscle in telling the American people what’s good for them by taking away the guns. Just as in 1973 with the enacting of Roe vs. Wade that redefined the Constitution by proving all men are not created equal: now the government is playing devils advocate by trying to strip away another layer of the Constitution by challenging the Second Amendment of a citizen’s right to keep and bear arms.
The problem is not the guns. It’s the zero respect for life from conception to the grave that needs to change. We live in a culture that glorifies death and destruction. Video games are an assault on young minds that not only obscure their sense of reality but keep them from a path of constructive learning. Hollywood tops itself every year by showing kids better ways to blow up things and kill people. One of the top grossing movies at this time is “Chain saw 3D,” with a main character by the name of Leatherface. It doesn’t take much imagination to figure out what Leatherface’s specialty is.
And as for the media when tragedies occur like we’ve experienced in the past six months, the victims are remembered until they are buried, but the perpetrators remain immortal through the media’s spoken and written word. It also doesn’t take much imagination, even for a disturbed individual, to figure out how they can live immortal through their acts.
Last month the world was in a tizzy because the Mayans had predicted that the world would end on Dec. 21. The day came and went with no end in sight. Now that their prediction was proven false I guess the next best course of action would be to blame it on George Bush.
I believe as I’ve always believed that Christ will come in his own time to turn out the last light, with no forewarning. However, with the number of his innocents that have been slain in the last 40 years, we might look to the scripture to see how it’s all going to end.Christine Stemper is a Niagara Falls resident.