"Cry aloud, spare not; lift up your voice like a trumpet; tell My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. -- Isaiah 58:1
I am an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. My membership as an elder is in the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference, which takes in about 1/3 of the western portion of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I was in the ministry for a total of 37 years before "official" retirement in 1996. At present time I serve as pastor of Gipsy Christian Church in Gipsy, PA on a part time basis. It is located about 27 miles northwest of where we live in Belsano PA.
Shortly after retirement God laid it on my heart to start a web site witness and ministry. It finally came together and there were certain confirmations from time to time that this is what God wanted me to do.
In the process of discussing critical issues of the day, I got into the subject of abortion as perhaps one of the greatest moral crises this republic has ever faced. Eventually in this discussion I posted pictures of aborted babies on the web site.
One day I got an irate email from a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry of my conference. There were 2 main things he said in his anger as directed toward me:
1. He asked me if I thought that God would approve the posting of those pictures on my web site.
2. He said that he wished he would have been on the Board when I went through the process -- that is, the examination and interviews required before being approved for ordination. The implication was that he would have definitely given me a thumbs down in regard to approval.
I responded in this manner in my reply:
First, I informed him that the issue was not whether God gave His approval to my posting some pictures of mutilated and murdered unborn children, but rather the REAL issue is whether or not God approves of this country destroying 1 million or more unborn children each year -- that is THE issue!
Second, I further informed him that when I went through the "process" he was likely still in training pants and his mother was teaching him how to brush his teeth and wash behind his ears! That statement was made to help the youngster get a bit of perspective on the fact that I've been around the block a few times and have witnessed the spiritual and moral unraveling of this republic to a much greater degree than he! Then again, perhaps he doesn't consider a million or more unborn children being deliberately destroyed each year in the name of "constitutional rights" a moral problem -- many don't, including church leaders, politicians, social workers, teachers, media people -- there's a whole gang out there that says there's absolutely nothing wrong with the practice of exterminating the unborn!
From time to time there have been those such as he who have sent emails expressing outrage over the posted images of mutilation and murder of unborn children. My challenge is always this -- "Why do you get mad at me for posting the pictures? Why don't you express some outrage at those who commit these criminal acts, but are never charged with murder -- in fact, they make big bucks from the 'business,' have big bank accounts, drive luxury automobiles, and live in mansions!"
So far as I know, none of these persons who have been very angry with me have taken up the challenge to this very day!
In this BLOG area are links listed under various subjects. One of these subjects is titled, "Read About the Greatest Massacre in United States History!" There you will find a large amount of information on this subject.
The question to be considered as I often pose it in one form or another on the subject of the United States' unique version of "holocaust" is this: how long do you think Almighty God is going to allow this destruction of persons for whom He has a high and holy purpose continue? When He does make His response we can be sure of one thing -- none of us will want to be within the boundaries of the U.S.A. when that response is revealed!
"The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it. And the instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it, if it does evil in My sight so that it does not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with which I said I would benefit it." -- Jeremiah 18:7-10