Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. [Words of Jesus in Matthew 23:23-24 (KJV)]
Most are aware that there were shootings involving police officers during the week of July 3, 2016 and as the week was drawing to a close, an individual shot and killed 5 police officers and wounded a number of others in Dallas TX. Eventually the killer was taken out by a robot which exploded and ended the attack. In a sense, that should have ended it with the killer permanently put out of commission.
But then the media began to report that questions were being raised about the use of the robot to kill the cop-killer! One comment suggested this was similar to a drone killing a citizen on U.S. soil! This thing began to mushroom and spread over social media with even pastors of at least one mainline denomination getting involved and intensely addressing the issue of using robots such as took place in Dallas.
Yes, the words of Jesus have solid application here – it is clear that there is a straining at a gnat and a swallowing of a camel taking place!
“How so?” one may ask. Very simple, really – you see, on the very day the carnage took place and the robot deployed to take out the killer, there were hundreds of unborn children who were victims of planned intentional homicide throughout the United States – the very same day!
Now how much attention did the diligent mainstream media give to this slaughter of the innocents? How much attention did the presidential candidates give to these mass murders? Did high profile celebrities point out that while it was a tragedy that 5 police officers were shot and killed, the greater tragedy was the intentional murders of hundreds of unborn children which actually takes place every week day in our republic? And did the president and members of his administration decry the mass murders of the innocents? Did members of the U.S. Supreme Court voice concern about this? How many members of the U.S. Congress spoke about our ongoing holocaust? Correction on last few questions – the president and members of his administration, most members of the Supreme Court, and a large number of members of the Congress vigorously support the daily homicides of hundreds of unborn children. They consider it a good thing!
And among clergy entering into discussion on the ethical use of a robot to take down a cop-killer, these are not known for being vocal on the daily murdering of large numbers of unborn children. Worse yet, church leaders choose to be very silent in voicing objections to our unique national version of holocaust!
Now do you see how they, in true hypocritical fashion, are demonstrating what Jesus spoke about when He accused leadership in His day of straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel? Lots of talk about whether it is ok to use a robot to take out a cop-killer who is in the very act of killing police officers but not one word that on the same day hundreds of unborn children were intentionally murdered as a result of a conspiracy between pregnant females and killers all dressed up nicely in white coats with their names stitched over the left pocket and the initials M.D. placed behind the names!
We are a nation of fools of the first magnitude if we really believe that Almighty God will allow this to go on endlessly and that He has given His full approval to this abomination!
Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; beside his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the Lord. [2 Kings 21:16 (KJV)].