Justice or Mercy
Although it isn’t a popular subject these days, there is going to be a judgment. Each individual at the moment of death will come before the just judge of all. While one could ask for justice, that would be a highly risky choice, since all have sinned. Better to ask for mercy.
The scriptures both old and new testaments teach us that nations and kingdoms will also face judgement. Since these do not have immortal sous, they will be judged in time. For all our problems, our country has been blessed as no other in history, but we have in many ways shown ourselves unworthy of these blessings. The blood of the unborn slaughtered in the womb cries out to heaven for justice.
At this critical moment in our history we as a nation have a clear choice between a candidate who has pledged her allegiance to the abortionists and one who has made promises to the pro-life movement.
It breaks my heart to hear of those claim to be believers speak as if they didn’t whom to support, Catholic and Evangelical Hispanics putting other concerns above the right to life, Jews victims of the Great Holocaust ignoring these innocent victims, and African-American Baptists not recognizing this as the most fundamental civil rights issue.
Lincoln in his Second Inaugural saw the Civil War as God’s just punishment for the offence of slavery. How shall a just judge regard the offence of abortion? God is a loving father, merciful and patient, but his patience has limits. He may allow us to reap what has been sown.
Let us all raise our hands to heaven and cry out to God for mercy.
The Almighty has His own purposes. “Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh.” If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said “the judgements of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”