Proverbs 16:16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto Him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Okay, we are back to this devotional. Today we will look at “hands that shed innocent blood”.
ISIS militants behead 4 Christian kids who won’t denounce Jesus
Four Christian children were beheaded by ISIS militants in Iraq for refusing to denounce Jesus and convert to Islam, according to the leader of the Anglican church in Baghdad. Canon Andrew White, known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” fled Iraq in October for Israel and recounted how brutal the country has become for Christians.
A B O R T I O N
Before I go down this road, I want to make perfectly clear, the Lord offers forgiveness and healing from guilt and pain.
Please view this brief video:
Mother Asked Why She Didn’t Have Abortion, Answer Touches Hearts of Her Critics – Erika Kurre
McCorvey, plaintiff for Roe vs. Wade – A Change of Heart
By the time the US Supreme Court ruled on January 22, 1973, it was a mute point for her. She had already given birth and put her daughter up for adoption. At first she worked with a Dallas abortion clinic, helping women make appointments to terminate their pregnancies.
Later, by the grace of God, she came to know the Lord and ran a ministry “Roe No More” , providing mobile counseling to pregnant women in Texas.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQzdMv6nW4o
National Convention for Life: Josiah Presley tells how he survived an abortion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvgLP8Dzbxo
The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was an act of white supremacist terrorism which occurred at the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday, September 15, 1963, when four members of the Ku Klux Klan planted a minimum of 15 sticks of dynamite attached to a timing device beneath the front steps of the church.Described by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as “one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetrated against humanity,” the explosion at the church killed four girls and injured 22 others.Although the FBI had concluded in 1965 that the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing had been committed by four known Ku Klux Klansmen and segregationists: Thomas Edwin Blanton, Jr.; Herman Frank Cash; Robert Edward Chambliss; and Bobby Frank Cherry, no prosecutions ensued until 1977, when Robert Chambliss was tried and convicted of the first degree murder of one of the victims, 11-year-old Carol Denise McNair. Thomas Blanton and Bobby Cherry were each convicted of four counts of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment in 2001 and 2002 respectively, whereas Herman Cash, who died in 1994, was never charged with his alleged involvement in the bombing.The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing marked a turning point in the United States 1960s Civil Rights Movement and contributed to support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_Street_Baptist_Church_bombing
King David, Bathsheba & Uriah, The Loyal Soldier
2 Samuel 11: 14 In the morning it happened that David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 15 And he wrote in the letter, saying, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retreat from him, that he may be struck down and die.” 16 So it was, while Joab besieged the city, that he assigned Uriah to a place where he knew there were valiant men. 17 Then the men of the city came out and fought with Joab. And some of the people of the servants of David fell; and Uriah the Hittite died also.
Fear and Pride Drove Herod To Slay Many Children, Attempting Exterminate The Christ Child
Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
THE SHED BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST~THE INNOCENT LAMB OF GOD
He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth: He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth.