Violence in the land...

A few days ago, a brother in law school wrote:

As the enormity and wickedness of this morning’s school shooting begins to sink in, we see everywhere grief and righteous indignation. Our president’s statement well expresses that sentiment: “Beautiful little kids . . . [they] had their entire lives ahead of them. Birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.”

We recognize that murder is the worst sort of theft, especially with the young and innocent.

So how is it that our moral sentiments are so clear and without qualification? How is it that we can mourn these murders, yet turn a blind eye to...the unrelenting slaughter of children in the womb? And why are we surprised to find murderers in our midst when our own supreme court has held that we have the right as individuals to define life?

It is sad day for America, so much sadder for our utter failure to give a damn about the 3,700 children who were murdered today by abortion. Those children will never graduate, get married or have children, either—in fact, they’ll never even see the light of day.

Remember what God says at the end of the book of Joel: “I will avenge their blood, blood I have not avenged,
 for the Lord dwells in Zion" (Joel 3:21).

May the Lord have mercy on us.

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and fifteen grandchildren.


Having lived in N. England I noted the polls which showed that in the Ten Least religious states in America, {defined as do you believe in God, do you pray, do you go to Church} the New England states all are in the top  ten. One finds it Ironic the reports of how the churches of Newtown are packed with memorial services. Maybe if they had been packed before this might not have happened. Our problems are not in our guns, but in ourselves.

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