Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Silent Scream... Silent No More!

I write this with fear and trembling because of the accountability I have before God as His priest and as a shepherd of souls. Our Lord says to those who speak on His behalf: “Thus says the Lord: You, son of man, I have appointed watchman for the house of Israel; when you hear Me say anything, you shall warn them for Me. If I tell the wicked, “O wicked one, you shall surely die,” and you do not speak out to dissuade the wicked from his way, the wicked shall die for his guilt, but I will hold you responsible for his death. But if you warn the wicked, trying to turn him from his way, and he refuses to turn from his way, he shall die for his guilt, but you shall save yourself.” (Ezek. 33:7-9)

As called by God, those who have authority in the Church have a responsibility to be a watchman for the flock entrusted to their care and to warn them when there is an imminent threat to their immortal souls. We have an accountability to forewarn. We can’t say God did not warn us. We can’t say that we didn’t hear. We can’t say this before God.

Let us place ourselves in Germany in which the National Socialist German Workers’ Party was VOTED into power by the people through a democratic election just like we have here in the United States. We must remember that the people voted for this party in a free and fair election process. Hitler was appointed as the head of this party which we now know as the Nazi party. He was appointed Chancellor in January 1933. Again, remember Germany was a democracy at this time.

This was a party that did not recognize the Jewish people as human beings worthy of life. They made decisions of who was worthy of life and who wasn’t. Because the Jews were not wanted and were seen as an annoying problem to the life of Germany, the result was that they sought to exterminate them all… through a plan they called “The Final Solution”. For thirteen years they planned and destroyed over six million Jewish lives... millions of them. They literally threw their bodies into huge pits and buried them in mass graves.

They were not only responsible for the death of the Jews, but they also put to death those they deemed unworthy of human life. Among these included the mentally disabled, the handicapped, those with Down’s Syndrome… and so they killed them. The interesting thing is that their screams went unheard by the German people who voted this party in, while they were being tortured, dismembered, and gassed to death. This is horrible but this was the reality. I went to Dachau, one of the concentration camps and saw pictures of people literally being skinned alive and dismembered. They cried… people were screaming, but their screams were never heard. No one paid attention to their screams. People thought other things were more important, they didn’t care, or they didn’t really know what was happening. Unfortunately, those who did know remained silent. By the way, it was predominately Christians who voted this party into power.

My point is, if the Christians living in Germany had understood in advance what was going to happen through the Nazi party with the extermination of millions and millions of lives… the extermination of the unwanted… the extermination of those deemed unworthy of life, would a Christian have voted that for party? Could Christians, in good conscience, sit back and do nothing, say nothing, and remain silent when millions and millions of screams went unheard by their executioners? Could they, in good conscience, vote for the Nazi party and say “Well, they may be allowing the destruction of millions and millions of lives, but I like what they stand for on other issues?” Remember that it was the Christian vote that put the Nazi party into power that made a difference and set into motion the annihilation and destruction of whole human race within Germany.

Again, we have an election coming up, and there is another “Final Solution” on the floor… the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision. There is an opportunity to overturn this decision. There are those politicians who seek to destroy it, and there are others who seek to protect it at all costs. They say that we can decide who is worthy of life and who is not… and that we have the right to kill any developing child who may be seen as an unwanted problem. Does this sound familiar?

What happened in Germany to human beings is HORRIFIC… ABOMINABLE. We said, “We would never want that to happen again!” We screamed in horror when we found human lives in mass burial graves and the condition of the men, women and children who were stick and bones because they were being starved to death. When we found countless bodies of those who had been tortured and mutilated beyond recognition, we said, “NO MORE! NEVER AGAIN!!!”
In 1984, Dr. Bernard Nathansan made a documentary film called “The Silent Scream” in which he showed through ultrasound the destruction of a human life in the womb. The film clearly shows a developing baby in the womb with hands moving, feet kicking, a well-formed head and face, eyes, and you can even see its little heart beating. There is one part in the film where the baby turns and looks right at the camera. It is a baby, and it is a human life that God has created.

A doctor goes on to perform an abortion on this baby while the camera is still rolling. The baby begins to move away from the suction tube, the tube that was probed into the woman in order to literally dismember the baby piece by piece. In a last effort, the baby begins moving with its open mouth away from this tube. It literally begins to shake and tremble violently as the doctor is trying to dismember it. Finally, the baby opens its mouth in a scream… a silent scream as it is being tortured, dismembered and put to death. This silent scream goes unheard by the baby’s own mother, who is allowing this to happen and has consented to it. We have a political party and politicians who endorse this.

What is happening in our country is FAR WORSE. Eleven million people died in Germany. World-wide, since Roe vs. Wade, over ONE BILLION babies in the womb were told their lives were not worthy because they were going to be deformed or were unwanted, so we have a “right” to KILL YOU. This is what the Nazis did to the mentally handicapped, the disabled, to those who had Down’s Syndrome, and the unwanted. They said, “You are not worthy of life” and they killed them. Roughly nine out of ten children in America today who have been prenatally diagnosed as having Down’s Syndrome are seen as unworthy of life and are put to death… nine out of ten. Remember the Germans justified their actions by saying “They weren’t human” and so we have a right to kill. What are we told in America about the baby in the womb? We are told, “It’s not a human life” and, therefore, we can be justified in killing it.

The REASONING of those who support “pro-choice” and abortion is the same reasoning as the German Nazi’s made for killing a whole race of people… the Jews and the unwanted. In the United States, there have been over 50,357,095 abortions and counting. Worldwide, there has been over 1,442,400,645 and counting... literally, by the second. By the time I finished writing this, there will have been over 250,000 babies killed by abortion. Literally, just now another two, and now another one, and another… You can get onto the Silent Scream website and they have a counter of how many children are being put to death. You are just watching the numbers go up before your very eyes. You want to yell out, “STOP IT!!! STOP IT!!!” Again, my point is, we can and our vote matters. WE CAN STOP IT!

We believe in God who is the LORD OF LIFE… all HUMAN LIFE which is SACRED, PRECIOUS, and UNREPEATABLE. This is our Faith. We are CHRISTIANS. Can we sit back and remain silent… and vote… knowing that our vote could cost the lives of these children who have a silent scream in the womb of their mothers as they are being put to death??? I don’t know how we can vote for that and remain a Christian. I don’t know what in the heck we can give as an excuse before God when He comes to judge us. I don’t see how we can say, “Well, they had all these other issues that I support.” Can we really stand before God and vote knowing this is a reality? If you can, God help your soul. You can’t say that a priest never told you. You can’t stand before God and say you didn’t know… because NOW YOU DO.

And what does God in the Person of Jesus Christ say about this… the One who comes to judge the living and the dead? He will come to judge our soul. What does He have to say about all of this? These are Jesus’ words, not mine:

"And he that shall receive one such little child in My Name, receiveth Me. But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh. And if thy hand, or thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee. It is better for thee to go into life maimed or lame, than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee. It is better for thee having one eye to enter into life, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 18:5-10)

What does the founder of Planned Parenthood have to say on this issue?
"The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood, Women and the New Race (Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920)

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