Historically, mass killings have only been possible when done by, or with the complicity of governments, as in the Nazi killing of 6 million Jews, plus untold millions of others.
In the United States, since Roe v Wade in 1973, we have lost the populations of New York, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee combined, about 54 million people to abortion.
Yesterday, Knox County Mayor was the guest speaker at the Knoxville 2012 March for Life.
The Bible teaches that human life is different from other types of life, because human beings are made in the very image of God.
Genesis 1:26-31: "God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them"
The Bible teaches that children are a blessing from God.
Psalm 127:3: "Truly children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward" .
The Bible teaches that the child in the womb is truly a human child, who even has a relationship with the Lord.
Psalm 139:13,15: "You knit me in my mother’s womb . . . nor was my frame unknown to you when I was made in secret"
The Bible repeatedly condemns the killing of the innocent.
Psalm 106:35, 37-38: "They mingled with the nations and learned their works…They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons, and they shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, desecrating the land with bloodshed"
2 Kings 17:17-18:"They mutilated their sons and daughters by fire…till the Lord, in his great anger against Israel, put them away out of his sight"
The Bible teaches that John the Baptist, while in the womb, heard and recognized Mary's voice.
Luke 1:41: At the sound of Mary’s greeting, Elizabeth’s child leaped within her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
The Bible teaches that it is wrong for one to take payment for killing an innocent person.
Deuteronomy 27: ‘Cursed is anyone who accepts payment to kill an innocent person.’ And all the people will reply, ‘Amen.’
How can we on the one hand, sanction abortion at the hands of paid practitioners, and on the other hand charge the murderer of a pregnant woman with a double homicide?
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