Sunday, January 9, 2022
The Massacre of the Innocents
Christmas comes with a cruel and bitter pill to swallow after our feasting and joy.
King Herod knew that the Messiah foretold by the prophets had been born when he saw the star of Bethlehem, but he was depending on the Magi to show him where the infant Christ was. He wanted him killed. But the Magi were warned in a dream that Herod intended this, so they took a different route home, avoiding Herod's palace and guards.
"When Herod realized he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi." - Matt. 2:16
A newborn child is a message from God that humanity should continue, among other things. Killing a child is tantamount to killing Him. Mass killing of children is Satanic evil compounded, unless the LORD who created us is doing it, and He has done it for just cause, as any loving parent would punish a child who becomes a sociopathic killer.
When Moses appeared before Pharaoh - 1,450 years before Christ - with God's message that he must let the Israelites go, which Pharaoh refused, Egypt started down a road it would forever suffer on. Nine terrible plagues (water turned to blood; frogs fell from the sky; lice infested everyone; flies swarmed; animal diseases festered; boils afflicted the people; hail and fire fell from thunderstorms; locusts devoured everything; black darkness lasted for three days) fell upon the Egyptians and barely touched the Israelites. After each plague Pharaoh still refused to let Moses leave with his people and he made the Hebrew slaves' lives harder (before Moses there was no Sabbath, and the lives of the lowest classes and their animals were ones of labor, seven days a week).
Finally, Pharaoh agreed to let the Israelites leave, but said, "[You] Must leave your flocks and herds behind."
Moses told him that was unacceptable; that he and his people would starve and not be able to worship God.
Pharaoh replied, "Leave now, and if I see your face again you will die."
Frequently in Scripture, the punishments dictated by tyrants and wrongdoers are the very ones they themselves will receive.
God said to Moses, then and there, "I will bring one more plague upon Pharaoh and Egypt..." Moses' last words to Pharaoh were a warning about a mass death that was about to happen. This is known as the Death of the Firstborn, when God told Moses, "I will pass through the land of Egypt and strike down every firstborn, both men and animals, and I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt..." - Exodus 12:12
The Israelites were instructed to paint lamb's blood on the doorframes of their houses, and the LORD passed over them. This is the first Passover, around 1450 B.C.
Our Creator alone has supreme authority over our lives and deaths. No person or government has that authority, unless we're convicted of cold blooded murder. But you wouldn't know that from listening to the world's pharaohs and kings today; the abortion-happy governments and Planned Parenthood mass murderers.
God has patience with us and our faults, but He has limits. A new and much larger Exodus is coming:
All the crimes, abuses, and issues of authority that faced Moses and Pharaoh are present today, and much worse. Technology has made us reckless and dangerous. If you give a child a hammer, he will think everything is a nail. That's us.
Globally there are 40 to 50 million abortions each year. This is about 123,000 abortions a day. There are around 3,000 a day in the U.S., and these numbers are rising as the Democratic Party continues pressuring states to make abortion easier, even by paying for it with public money. The Democrats have said for many years that anyone who disagrees with this policy "...has no business joining the Democratic Party" - Keith Ellison, former DNC leader.
Unless we all make a stand for the right to life of every baby in the womb, we will have a terrible Last Day. Armageddon isn't just a final Judgment Day for the world, it's a fateful event awaiting every one of us.
Why and how did we go wrong? All the world has been deceived and led astray by so-called "scientific" materialist philosophies that ignore God as a "fantasy for weak people", or as a possibly real but malevolent and dangerous idea.
Science isn't ever "settled". It's a never-ending process; a method of seeking the truth that depends on honest and open debate, disagreements, counter-arguments, and the testing of theories. It has many limitations which aren't often discussed, but its successes have certainly been dazzling; so dazzling in many cases that its evil consequences are being ignored. Civilization itself is endangered by many recent so-called advances.
Dr. Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of nine books and ninety scientific papers, and his thoughts and words on this subject are vitally important: