Satan has used this trick many times in human history, many of those incidents in this very country. The treatment of our fellow human beings as less than human occurred during: the Jim Crow era in the southern U.S.; the various race riots in the northern U.S. when whites in the north resented the influx of blacks from the south seeking opportunity and better treatment; the internment of Japanese citizens during WWII; the mistreatment of Mexican-Americans in the Zoot Suit Riots, which were fueled by the “Sleepy Lagoon murder” in which people in authority unjustly incarcerated, tried, and punished a group of young Latino men without much regard to their rights nor to the empirical evidence of the death of José Gallardo Diaz; the mistreatment of Native Americans during our “Manifest Destiny” virtual free-for-all as Americans started thinking that God had given us carte blanche to do as we pleased without moral boundaries in order to settle the land; the subsequent Trail of Tears and the various shoddy “treaties” which tended to push Native Americans onto land that we really didn’t want anyway; the uniquely racist form of American slavery
Furthermore, you see this dehumanization of our fellow humans in the modern “right” to abortion, the right to slaughter innocent babies in the name of convenience, treating these precious lives like vermin or like a wart that you want removed; make no mistake about it, abortion is an abomination to God; it is never right; it is never permissible. Thankfully, our God is forgiving, accepting the Precious Blood of Jesus as Just Payment for any sin we have committed or will commit, so long as we accept Jesus as our part of the Covenant. But murder is wrong, especially the shedding of innocent blood. As part of our Natural Rights, we are allowed to kill another human being in self defense if we are attacked unjustly, without provocation, and when no other form of deterrence will work or, if in the terror of the moment, we have to make a quick decision, thinking our demise is imminent. And the Bible also makes provision for the taking of a life in just payment for cold-blooded murder, but only after a fair trial with valid witnesses or ample evidence. These rights do not extend to the taking of a baby’s life, even after incest or rape. The citation of incest or rape is simply a deceitful Satanic trick, the proverbial “camel’s nose under the edge of the tent,” having little basis in reality. But even if there were some kind of huge problem with women and girls being raped or molested, then that would signal much bigger problems in our society of the dehumanization of women, such as you have in Islamic countries, but it would still not justify the taking of the baby’s life.
This is why modern feminism has lost its moral direction, descending into an arbitrary package of political issues rather than true morality. In the old days, the founding members of the feminist movement were all against abortion because they understood that, to have moral validity in their argument for equal rights, they had to live their values, the highest value being to honor all life. They understood that, to devalue the life of an infant, they would then become hypocrites in their demands for equal rights on the basis that they were of equal value to all men, their lives being of equal value to a man’s life. You simply cannot make such an argument and then turn around and say any other human being is of less value than you. A baby of any race or ethnic group is an innocent, frail creature, a unique creation of God, a gift of life to the rest of humanity as they are full of possibilities to grow and bless others in some unique way, no matter who they are or what their talents. Of course, some grow to waste their lives, consistently making sinful and selfish choices, but there is no way that you can simply look at a baby and know how that life will turn out regardless of the circumstances they are born into. There have been countless lives born into humble or harsh circumstances, yet they grew into great people that blessed the rest of humanity. Even our Lord Jesus was born into such humble circumstances. Therefore, how can you play God and make a decision about the value of that life in its very beginning? Every baby has great possibility because of the incredible talents and capabilities that God has put into every single human life.
More on this tomorrow. I pray you will have a blessed day, remembering all the blessings you have from your Loving Creator, the greatest gift being life itself. I pray that you will return love and gratitude to our Lord for all these blessings.