The Watchman's Challenge
If you don't take a stand in defense of the unborn, you might suffer a fate worse than death.
September 28, 2020
Following is the text of an Email I sent to a number of Democrats in both houses of the Congress. You might think that based on the highly controversial and sensitive nature of this issue that my effort is nothing more than a waste of time and hopeless. But it is something that I have intended to do for some time, and as the presidential election nears, why not now, and who knows? Hope springs eternal.
Often we are confronted with challenges that demand we take action, and sometimes life’s vicissitudes and our own transgressions can create situations that are beyond our control, but these should not deter us from acting. In the New Testament, St. Matthew writes that Jesus explains how we are not to judge others, lest we be judged. This passage is quite common and quoted often today, especially when there is a disagreement of one sort or another among people.
Now (Senator/Congress person), I am no religious zealot, nor do I judge you here, but this is one of those rare instances that can best be addressed with the help of the "Good Book" and some common sense. With this mind, I ask your indulgence.
In the Old Testament, to paraphrase the prophet Ezekiel, who writes of his edict from God, which says:
"Son of man, I have appointed you a watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, warn them from Me.
"When I say to the wicked, 'You will surely die,' and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.
"Yet if you have warned the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered yourself. (Ezek. 3:17-19)
[So there is no misunderstanding, in this context, die refers to suffering the wrath of God and being deprived of salvation and eternal life.]
Having no way of knowing, I will go on the assumption that you are a believer in a Higher Power, but if that is incorrect, I ask you to read on anyway - perhaps something might make sense to you. When you’re finished, and whether you are a believer or not, you can either agree with my entreaty, or reevaluate your position, or if you think this is in fact the ravings of some religious zealot, ignore it. But keep this in mind, consider me one of the "Watchmen" described above, and hopefully I will succeed in reaching you.
By now you’re beginning to ask, what this is all about; simply put, it’s about abortion. You see, senator/ I believe this atrocious and brutal act is mankind’s greatest and gravest sin. Whether you are informed of these statistics or not, I’ll begin here with the grim and devastating abortion numbers. As of this writing from the U.S. Abortion Counter.org
*United States, since Roe vs. Wade - 62,233,432
*United States, this year through August - 604,850
*Worldwide since 1980 - 1,588,056,937
*Worldwide this year through August - 28,392,796
*Black babies since Roe vs. Wade - 28,392,796
*Planned Parenthood since Roe vs. Wade - 8,898,232
For the pro-choice crowd, abortion is a one-way street, and opens only to their own contrived and intolerant interpretation. This is not to diminish in any way the mother, who in many cases must make a difficult and heart-wrenching decision. However, according to the Guttmacher Institute, the reasons most often cited were, (74%) a child would interfere with the woman’s education and/or work, (73%) could not afford to have a child, (48%) did not want to be a single mother. There are interrelated reasons involving financial constraints and lack of support of the woman’s partner.
Four in ten women said they were through with childbearing, and one-third was just not ready. Where in all this is consideration for the innocent in the womb that has no voice and cannot plea for his or her life, and can make no excuse for wanting to live? Some make the fallacious distinction that they don’t personally agree with abortion, but respect a woman’s right to choose. I believe, if you don’t speak out in defense of life for the unborn, you are just as guilty in the eyes of God.
There are Democratic governors that have signed into law unrestricted abortion rights up until birth, and this encompasses cases of failed abortions and the baby is born, and receives no medical care and is allowed to die. Where is the humanity in this? This callous disregard for the dignity and sanctity of human life, especially rampant in your party, is I believe a manifestation of a corrupt and vile secular and godless culture that bows at the altar of demagogues and false prophets.
In 2015 the Center for Medical Progress made public hidden videos that revealed officials from Planned Parenthood discussing the sale of baby body parts. What made this hideous, unspeakable evil even more outrageous was how it was determined by these malevolent forces that certain parts were more desirable, like a brain, but that an entire little body with all its parts intact was prime stuff. Is this what you support?
The late Bishop Fulton J. Sheen spoke out on abortion; “I think those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there will be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world, but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world. They will plead for everyone who has ever been in this movement. They will say to God, spare him (or her), because he loved us.”
(Senator/Congressperson) - for the sake of your immortal soul, I believe you should, no, you must rethink your support and defense of abortion.
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