Thursday, April 18, 2013

ULTIMATE JUSTICE!

I find it ironic that Dr. Charles Benjamin, an abortionist (baby killer), recently testified against Dr. Kermit Gosnell, another abortionist, who is on trial in Philadelphia for killing a patient and seven babies.  The irony is that Dr. Benjamin, by his own admission, has killed 40,000 babies over his thirty year career. Talk about a career stained with blood, the blood of the innocent.  The only difference between the seven babies Gosnell is charged with killing and the forty thousand Benjamin has put to death is the time of the murders.  You see, Dr. Benjamin kills them before 24 weeks of development, which is the legal limit in Pennsylvania. This is not just the ultimate hypocrisy, it is morally reprehensible. One man is on trial for murder, while the other, who testifies against him, goes back to doing what he does best – killing the most vulnerable human beings in America. Yes, you heard me right.  Dr. Charles Benjamin, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, and all the other abortionists throughout this country are killing human beings - they are taking human life!  No one can doubt that the embryo (baby) in the womb of its mother is alive. And if it’s alive, then it can only be a human life, a fully human person.  If it is only a potential human life we are left in a quandary.  At what point does it become an actual human life?  Can any of the women’s choice advocates give us the answer? When does the miraculous moment occur, when a potential human life becomes an actual human life?  And why is it only worth saving at that point? But many people have hidden behind the myth that the embryo is not a human person. For the sake of argument, we have only three choices about this matter:
 
1) The embryo/fetus is a human being.
 
2) The embryo/fetus is not a human being.
 
3) We do not know if the embryo/fetus is a human being.
 
If number one is correct (which it is), then all abortions are acts of murder, regardless of the time they are performed. If number two is correct, then we must ask, “What kind of life is it?”  And if we don’t know (which we do), then why would we kill it? What if a small child went to his father with something in a closed box and asked him, “Dad, can I kill this?” I’m quite sure his father would not say, “Sure son, go ahead and kill it.” Rather, he would ask, “What is it?”  If you think that is a foolish example, please think again. 
 
The truth of the matter is that we know that a human embryo is a member of the species Homo sapiens at the very earliest stage of its development (Biology 101). Oh, but it’s not fully developed, some say. Somehow, in their minds, that makes it alright to kill it before that indefinable, magic moment when it has value and becomes worth saving. Do we really want to judge the matter by the question of development? After all, a newborn has a lot of developing to do and can’t survive outside the womb without a lot of love and tender care. And there are many people of all ages with developmental disabilities and limitations. Do we think they are not fully human? 
 
Robert George, who was  a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics under President George W. Bush, is on record as stating, “The adult that is you is the same human being who, at an earlier stage of your life, was an adolescent, and before that a child, an infant, a fetus and an embryo…. The human embryo is not something different in kind from a human being, nor is it merely a ‘potential human being,’ whatever that might mean. Rather, the human embryo is a human being in the embryonic stage.”
 
There we have it: “The HUMAN EMBRYO is a HUMAN BEING in the embryonic stage!  In my previous list of three choices, the correct answer can only be number one. It is not a matter of choice; it’s a matter of fact! Apart from basic biology, I also happen to think that there is something inside the majority of us human beings that has told us that all along.  But the obvious conclusion is that we cannot and must not continue to kill human beings. That is the law of the land. It is also the law of God: “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13). Christian author Gregory Koukl is absolutely right when he states, “If the unborn is not a human person, no justification for abortion is necessary. However, if the unborn is a human person, no justification for abortion is adequate.”
 
So Dr. Benjamin should be on trial for murder as well as Dr. Gosnell. But honestly, why should we even call abortionists doctors?  I was always led to believe that the medical profession was about saving human lives, not taking them.
 
People have to be heartless to slaughter innocent human beings in such a horrible fashion and in such massive numbers in the abortion clinics throughout America.  It is a very dirty business. The abortionists can use sterile techniques when performing their murders, but they can never sanitize the brutality of the act.  This is why the media has been ignoring the trial of Dr. Gosnell. If they provided all the details and graphics, many Americans would be appalled, and rightly so.  Have you ever wondered why organizations like Planned Parenthood object to the pictures of aborted children that pro-life groups publicize?  The answer is obvious: We are killing human babies and they don’t want you to see those aborted babies.
 
Here is the hard truth: Some people are so hard of heart and morally callused that they have no problem with killing human babies outside the womb. And why should they? If an unborn baby at seven months has no right to life inside the womb, then why would he have a right to life outside? Think I am making this up?  Florida legislators considering a bill requiring abortionists to provide medical care to an infant who survives an abortion were shocked during a committee hearing by the testimony of Alisa LaPolt Snow. Snow was the representative of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates. She testified that her organization believes the decision to kill an infant who survives a failed abortion should be left up to the woman seeking an abortion and her abortion doctor.  Representative Jose Oliva followed up by asking, "You stated that a baby born alive on a table as a result of a botched abortion-- that that decision should be left to the doctor and the family. Is that what you’re saying?”
 
Snow once again replied, “That decision should be between the patient and the health care provider.”  Oliva would not let her off the hook in his reply: “I think that at that point the patient would be the child struggling on the table, wouldn’t you agree?” asked Oliva.
 
Anyone with a conscience would agree, and Alisa LaPolt Snow should have been able to answer Oliva’s question; but she could not:  "That’s a very good question. I really don’t know how to answer that," Snow said. "I would be glad to have some more conversations with you about this.” How many conversations would it take to convince her that a child struggling to live on a table should receive the medical care that he needs in order to survive?
 
Let me conclude where I began, with the trial of Dr. Gosnell.  My guess is that he will be convicted of some of the charges against him--hopefully, enough to send him to prison, where he deserves to be.  Some degree of justice should prevail. But what about Dr. Benjamin?  What about the justice he deserves?  Who will hold him accountable? 
 
Thankfully, there is a higher court of law than any human court. The Almighty God, who made man in His image (Genesis 1:26), will serve the ultimate justice on Dr. Benjamin and his fellow abortionists.  Justice delayed is not justice denied!  “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Genesis 18:25). Yes, God will do what is right, and as the Scripture says, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7).  Ultimate justice will be served.
 
Pastor Tom
 

1 comment:

Scott said...

Thank you, keep on speekin truth!