Monday, June 15, 2009

The Cat-Killer and the Baby-Killer

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me in: Naked, and ye clothed Me: I was sick, and ye visited Me: I was in prison, and ye came unto Me.

Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, and fed Thee? or thirsty, and gave Thee drink? When saw we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? or naked, and clothed Thee? Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto Thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in: naked, and ye clothed Me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited Me not.

Then shall they also answer Him, saying, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto Thee?

Then shall He answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to Me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
(Mat 25:31-46)

We live in violent days that require vigilance among us as Christian Martialists. Vigilance and discernment.

There is quite a flap in the news about the capture of a Miami-Dade teen accused of killing and mutilating over a dozen cats in two neighborhoods. If found guilty of the 19 felony charges against him, he faces mandatory minimum penalties of $95,000 in fines, almost ten years in prison and psychological counseling.

A Miami Herald article quotes Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson's description of the suspect as "twisted and depraved, somehow really not right as a human being.'' Her words typify the horror and outrage of the entire community and its leadership.

I have no doubt that the teen responsible has deep-seated problems. Without meaningful intervention [in the form of the Gospel], it seems likely that he would graduate to more serious and more heinous acts, possibly becoming a serial murderer.

Contrast the reaction of officialdom and the media to this troubled teen with their reaction to the death of serial murderer George Tiller. They identify the cat-killer as twisted and depraved but see the baby-killer as a brave defender of women's rights who came to a tragic end.

Just to put it into perspective, one of these people killed and cut up about 19 cats while the other killed and cut up sixty-thousand little human babies (many in the ninth month of pregnancy). Yet American society sees the first as a villain and the second as a hero.

It chilled my blood to read Doug Phillips' blog post on George Tiller:

“Tiller the Killer” would vivisect these children up to nine months into their lives; next, this professing Christian would baptize the mangled remains of the children he murdered; then, he would place their bodies into his Auschwitz-like crematorium; and, finally, he would take the ashen remains of these children and place them in an urn.

Tiller’s career was more horrifying than any horror movie ever produced, because there was nothing pretend about his bizarre and diabolical practices. On Sundays, George Tiller worshipped in his Lutheran Church where he served as usher. But on Monday through Friday, he chopped up children — and he did so in the name of Jesus. He even boasted about it.

You don't baptize amputated limbs, tumors or bits of tissue. You baptize people. This means that Tiller knew precisely what he was doing -- murdering 60,000 human beings.

I'm no criminal profiler, but it looks to me as though the baptisms, cremations and urns were remorseful acts. But the remorse did not overcome his compulsion to kill . . . over and over again.

In that day, when the Great Judge of all nations separates the sheep from the goats, to which side do you think America will go? What has our nation done to the "least" of His little ones?

He will consider that America has done it to Him.

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