Throughout history mankind has repeatedly justified our prejudice, subjugation, mistreatment, and even extermination of people different from us. These differences have included ethnicity, religion, color of skin, language, political views, and any other distinction we’ve deemed worthy of degrading.
In just the past fifty years, horrible atrocities, so-called ethnic cleansings, and genocides have been perpetrated in many countries. Some of those include Bangladesh, Uganda, Cyprus, Laos, Cambodia, Iraq, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, the Soviet Union, Burma, Kuwait, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sri Lanka, Jammu & Kashmir, Indonesia, Congo, Botswana, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, India, China, Kenya, South Africa, and Libya.
The above list doesn’t even begin to address all the prejudice and injustices being committed daily in virtually every country of the world. Nor does that list include some of the most infamous examples of genocide committed in the past century by the Soviet Union, China, and Hitler’s Germany.
As far back in history as we choose to search, we have been hell-bent on identifying differences and discriminating others based on those differences. This is a fundamental flaw in the morality of humankind.
That we in America have recently experienced a rise in racial tension is readily apparent. And it’s by no means over.
Foundational to any form of prejudice, discrimination, or ethnocentricity is a misguided sense of superiority. Hitler was infamous for his drive to promote a superior race. But he was by no means alone in this crime.
Slave owners argued the same superiority over their slaves. They viewed their slaves as property, i.e., as less than human. Most of us in America today find that notion appalling. Yet, we are committing the same—no, worse crimes against humanity, all the while calling it “good” and a “right.”
I’m referring to the barbaric practice of abortion. That is, the willful extermination of the preborn.
When abortion was legalized in the 70s, those performing abortions euphemized this extermination process to women by telling them that “it’s just tissue.” “It’s like removing your appendix.” Of course, they said these things knowing full well that it is a baby they were killing and removing.
Whether we like it or not, we’ve legalized genocide (infanticide) in this country by giving one class of people authority to take the life of another class of people. I’m not pointing a finger at women when I say that. Yes, many women declare abortion to be their “right,” but some statistics argue that the majority of women who undergo an abortion are forced into it by a man. So, we’re all culpable.
Recently, it has come to light that China is harvesting and selling human organs from political and religious dissidents who are incarcerated in their prisons and camps. We are appalled at this inhumane atrocity, while we turn a blind eye toward the sale of fetal tissue (aborted babies) by Planned Parenthood in the US. This too is a great hypocrisy.
For the past number of years, I’ve volunteered with an organization that is dedicated to providing healing to post-abortive women and men. Why do the post-abortive need healing? Because following an abortion, countless women (and men) realize that they were responsible for taking the life of a human being. Many of these women are experiencing symptoms of PTSD and are desperate for healing and forgiveness. This is a global phenomenon and not merely local to the US.
As I write this, the total number of babies we’ve killed in this country tops 60 million. We’ve long since exceeded the magnitude of sins committed by Hitler against the Jews, Polish, Christians and others.
Do we really expect to get our act together regarding discrimination when we’ve legalized genocide? I doubt it. This is our great hypocrisy.
But there is good news. There is a way out of this deadly cycle and his name is Jesus Christ. “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:6-8 NIV)
Two thousand years ago, there was no greater rift between two ethnic groups than between the Jews and the Gentiles (non-Jews). But Jesus died to do away with that rift.
“For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. He did this by ending the system of law with its commandments and regulations. He made peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new people from the two groups. Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death.
He brought this Good News of peace to you Gentiles who were far away from him, and peace to the Jews who were near. Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us.” (Ephesians 2:14-18 NLT)
Jesus Christ gives us peace with God and with mankind. If you’ve not done so, put your trust in Him today. Confess your sins to him and ask him to forgive you. His forgiveness is abundant for any and all sin for those who come to him. And if you are seeking healing from an abortion, please seek help at: www.AbAnon, org.
We will never experience or practice justice as long as we are killing our own offspring and calling it our right to do so.