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"Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do that which is good in His sight" (I Chronicles 19:13).

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Day of Infamy

On December 7, 1941, an attack was made upon the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor by Japanese bombers.  The onslaught was swift and vicious.  360 warplanes from Imperial Japan destroyed, sank, or severely damaged battleships, other vessels, and aircraft.  2,403 Americans were slain and 1,178 were wounded, many while valiantly trying to repulse the violent enemy.  It was a critical, surprising blow upon a nation that had not been fighting yet in WWII.

What was the response?  National mourning and outcry.  Weeping in homes, schools, and churches. Individuals, families, communities, and the country as a whole were filled with horror and indignation at the deed that slew so many.  The president called December 7th, "a day that shall live forever in infamy." 

What was the response?  The United States reeled in shock and wheeled into action.  It was that act and the call for justice and vindication that drew the U.S. into the Second World War.  In about four years, the war was over, the Allies victorious.

The motto of WWII was "Remember Pearl Harbor".

It is appropriate to remember such a day as December 7th, 1941, a day of infamy.

BUT what about December 7th, 2016?  Well over 3,000 Americans were murdered on our own shores.  They had no warning, no way to escape, and no way to fight back.  

They were beheaded, dismembered, burned, and poisoned to death.

The violence done against them was sought for by those who should have been their most ardent protectors - their own parents.  And it was all done under "color of law", protected by the U.S. National and State governments.

Think of it.  EVERY DAY in America since 1973, we have murdered more Americans than the Japanese killed at Pearl Harbor.

In WWII, an estimated 418,500 Americans were killed.  That is less than half the amount of Americans WE murder each and every year.

Remember the weeping and outcry after Pearl Harbor?  

What has been the response to the war on Womb Harbor?  Over 60 million American girls and boys have been destroyed, and the nation is unmoved.  Our entire culture has become guilty in some manner, whether by Complicity, Collaboration, or Callousness. In the Prolife movement, and in the churches of Jesus Christ, the two places where opposition should be most expected, we find Complacency, Cowardice, and Confusion.  We have bought into the lie of Compromise.  We are living at peace with child sacrifice.  We make "prolife legislation" to regulate the murder rather than end it.  We make unrighteous and iniquitous decrees, telling who can kill babies, when, where, how, and in what cases they can be murdered.  Woe unto us (Isaiah 10:1).  We are crying "Peace, peace, when there is no peace" (Jeremiah 6:14).  We have followed the crowd to do evil and wrest the judgment of the most vulnerable in our culture (Exodus 23:2).   

What must our response be?  Isaiah 1:16-18 is a good start. 

We need to repent.  
We need to humble ourselves and confess the sin of silence, absence, and unjust action in the face of this attack upon our neighbors (Luke 10:27).  
We need to sigh and cry over this violent abomination we have allowed (Ezekiel 9:4).  
We need to cry mightily to the God of Heaven as Nineveh did, that He might show mercy, though we well deserve judgment for our personal and national sin (Jonah 3:8-9).  
We need to arise and demand justice and equity for the least of these (Isaiah 1:17; Jeremiah 22:3; Matthew 25:40)!  
We need to valiantly engage this dark and decaying culture with the light and salt of the Gospel (Matthew 5:13-16)!  
We need to open our mouths for those who have no voice and are being carried to be slain (Proverbs 24:11-12; 31:8-9).
We need to be of good courage and behave ourselves valiantly for our people and for the kingdom of God, and trust the results to the LORD (I Chronicles 19:13).

Let us recognize the great infamy of which we are guilty.

[Infamy: 1 the state of being well known for some bad quality or deed.  2 an evil or wicked act.]

EVERY DAY is "a Day of Infamy" for America.  Never forget that.

Remember Pearl Harbor and Abolish Human Abortion.

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