This is another article for our new website, #notavictim. I pray the Lord use it for His glory and to hasten the day of the preborn’s deliverance
Openings That Must Be Shut To End The Holocaust
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, these things says He who is holy, He who is true, He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens” (Revelation 3:7)
This divine authority is ascribed to the King of kings and the Lord of lords, Jesus Christ. He is the ruler over the kings of this world (Revelation 1:5; Psalms 2:10-12). The symbol of His authority to open and shut takes the form of a key. The Apostle John described it as “the key of David.”
This revelation speaks to Christ’s ultimate authority to permit or prohibit happenings in the universe He created. History is His-story. Jesus granted similar authority to church leaders when it came to the crucial matter of church discipline.
In Matthew 18, Jesus revealed the process of dealing with known unrepentant sin that threatens the integrity of His church. If the church does not take steps to deal with it properly, it can lead to a little leaven. This will eventually leaven the whole lump (1 Corinthians 5:6-8). Corruption can set in and apostasy take place.
To circumvent that from happening, the first step is for an individual Christian that is aware of a bad situation to go to the guilty party. If the person makes it right, the disciplinary process ends right there. If the person refuses, however, a party of two or three more witnesses are to confront the individual. If the person hardens his heart and refuses to repent at this second attempt, the person is to be taken before the entire local church.
If it is not resolved righteously at this critical juncture, Jesus demanded, “But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector. Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 18:17, 18).
Interestingly, in Matthew 16, the symbol of authority in the church to bind and loose, permit or prohibit, open or shut was revealed as the “keys to the Kingdom” (Matthew 16:19). Again, we see the concept of keys being used to open or shut doors in God’s Kingdom.
The Apostle Paul took this teaching from the Gospels to heart as he dealt with the errant church in Corinth. There was a man in the congregation that had sinned in such a way that it would make pagan’s blush (1 Corinthians 5:1). He was having relations with his father’s wife. The Corinthian church was oblivious to this blatant public transgression and its harmful ramifications.
Paul, moved with godly jealousy, rebuked the church for not loving the Lord, His church, nor this man who committed this grave evil in their midst (1 Corinthians 5:2, 3). The church leadership failed to remove this man from their community of faith. By silent consent, this church gave complacent approval.
Though not present, Paul judged this situation and demanded, “In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus” (1 Corinthians 5:4, 5).
In this case, the disciplined worked. The man repented and the church restored him. Paul declared, “This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man, so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow. Therefore, I urge you to reaffirm your love to him” (2 Corinthians 2:6-8).
In the days of Nehemiah and Ezra, when God moved to restore Israel back to their homeland, there were major exposed (open) areas that threatened them as a nation. Their walls were down, and their gates burned. These vulnerable sectors needed to be closed (shut) to protect their rebuilding efforts as a people. Otherwise, they would be made vulnerable to attacks from within and from without.
I took the time to lay this theological foundation to demonstrate the importance of openings that need to be shut in our day. To those who have eyes to see, spiritually and morally our nation’s walls are down, and our gates burned. We have major exposed areas that threaten our future and hope. Chief among them is the American holocaust, otherwise known as abortion.
Our nation has staggered under the weight of blood guiltiness for close to half a century. This exposed area is responsible for over sixty million preborn babies being brutally murdered under our watch. This is just the surgical count. It does not include the astronomical count of chemical abortions. Each and everyone one of these children were made in the image of God and yet, they were all reduced to the status of refuse to be discarded with the evening trash.
Tragically, the church and the pro-life movement have used their influence in such a way as to inadvertently keep the doors open that perpetuate the holocaust in our midst. Some of their motives may have been sincere, but their insistence on continuing to use the rhetoric and strategies of those who advocate for baby murder has been an abject failure to end the suffering and injustice committed against the preborn.
For the rest of this article, these openings will be addressed. The hope is to convince the church and the pro-life movement to come back into agreement with Almighty God and shut the door to keep out the Devil.
Pro-life and pro-family groups have been perfectly content to support pro-life politicians who advocate exception clauses in the case of abortion. The three main exceptions in the case of abortion are rape, incest, and life of the mother. Before Roe vs. Wade, these exceptions were the openings that allowed the camel’s nose under the tent of our deceived nation. With Roe vs. Wade, the camel took up residence and now owns the bloody tent.
To regulate baby murder with exceptions and pro-life incremental laws that end with “You can now kill the baby,” these iniquitous decrees have served to strengthen the lawless decree of Roe vs. Wade. It gives this legal fiction and pretend legislation unintended legitimacy. Short term, some babies may be saved, but long term the covenant of death established by Roe remains intact. The church and pro-life movement must change its mind when it comes to exceptions. Otherwise, we will continue to appease evil by evading Roe, rather than establishing justice the preborn needs to survive this systematic slaughter.
The tact of progressives, liberals, and Marxists to implement their bloody tyrannies and perversions is by taking what was once unspeakable and making it mainstream. How do they accomplish this massive propaganda to indoctrinate the masses? In the case of abortion, it started with exceptions.
The grand social engineers would take the worst-case scenarios, like a 12-year-old girl raped by her stepdad to defend the indefensible. I’m not making light of this travesty, but they did this to pull on the heart strings of people to open the door to abortion on demand.
How do we respond Biblically to the exception clauses that keep the door open to the holocaust? First, we build on the strong foundation of God’s Word. Ezekiel 18:20 states, “The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son.”
When it comes to the hard cases of rape and incest, the Creator of the heavens and earth has rendered His verdict. It is based upon the difference between guilt and innocence. A child conceived by these abominable, brutal acts become an innocent party in the transgression. The guilty party is the man who committed the crime. According to God’s Word and common sense, “the son shall not bear the guilt of the father.” It is the guilty man and not the child that should suffer the penalty of this horrid crime.
Let’s break this down practically. If a man sexually assaulted a woman and an innocent bystander came across this crime, would justice be served by putting to death the innocent bystander? If we have any moral sanity left, the answer would be a resounding NO! And yet, when it comes to abortion, we ignore these self-evident truths to perpetuate criminal activity against the preborn.
On a personal note, I’ve ministered to a few women who experienced rape. Some thought abortion would resolve the crisis, while others chose life for their babies. Guess who suffered the most trauma in the aftermath? It is the women who chose to abort the child after the rape.
When I questioned them why they thought this way, their answer went something like this, “I ended up doing to someone else, what was just committed against me.” When I ask if they believed justice was served, and mercy established after the abortion, their collective answer was “no.” They admitted they had to deal with the added burden of guilt and shame of the abortion, plus carry the scars of being violated by rape. When I would press them, most said the abortion was far worse than the rape on their quality of life.
Penalty for the Woman
In other articles on this website this particular opening that needs to be shut has been discussed at length. Suffice it to say, it was the lack of penalty against the woman and the lightest possible penalty applied to the abortionist involved in this barbaric act that ultimately convinced the Supreme Court to not treat the preborn as persons. So, the same laws that protect our life and liberty were withheld from our own sons and daughters in the womb as a result.
This is a major door that must be shut if justice will ever be established and this holocaust end. Equal treatment and equal justice under the law must be reestablished again. A good book to read that presents a clear cognizant case for this premise is featured on this website. It is called the Doctrine of Balaam. It exposes the fallacy of the second victim mentally that keeps the door open to abortion in our defiled land.
Answering to the Supreme Court
Abolition bills across America are beginning to spread. There are few elements that must be applied in these bills to effectively stop the murder of the preborn on the local level. They are as follows:
Image of God: Imago Dei must be recognized from biological beginning onward with the consequent ascription of value, worth and dignity. Thus, the term “person,” “individual,” or “human being” as applied to the homicide section of the criminal/penal code must expressly include preborn children from fertilization onward.
Murder: Consistency demands penalties be the same for intentionally killing a preborn child as it is for intentionally killing a post born child. Homicide statutes must be amended to expressly include the preborn, along with an explicit prohibition against abortion as an act of homicide. This applies regardless of whether the murder takes place in the womb, in a lab, via surgery or chemicals, or in any other place or with any other method.
Accordant: There must be penalties for the mother or any other party complicit with homicide. While perhaps not having the same degree of culpability as the medical professionals who have studied the subject intensely and make a lucrative income from the killing of the preborn, nonetheless, mothers who seek out the destruction of their own children should be held accountable for homicide. Judges and prosecutors retain discretion in prosecution and sentencing in this matter for situations where genuine ignorance and/or coercion are detected.
Genuine: Interposition by the Lesser Magistrate against the unlawful Roe opinion must be explicitly stated. The State Legislature must be clear that this legislation is not designed to pick an unwinnable fight with the judiciary nor to be a potential means of challenging the Roe decision in the courts, but rather recognizes that the courts are in gross error, violating their Constitutional limitations, and consequently their current opinions regarding abortion are null and void and without force.
Exceptions: No exceptions will be made. Rape, Incest, Life of the mother, or any other exceptions or loopholes which have been used to intentionally destroy the life of a preborn human being must be clearly rejected as logically inconsistent and morally unacceptable.
Once a city, county, or state passes a bill of abolition, there must be in that law a provision that clearly states this bill is not open to debate and will not answer to any court. This will shut the door to judicial tyranny and defend the law that defends the innocent child in the womb.
Take a moment to reflect on the importance of this point. Think of all the heartbeat bills, abortion bans, and other pro-life incremental laws that have been passed. Countless hours of politicking, and millions of dollars spent on these campaigns and what inevitably happens? The courts swoop in and smashes them as unconstitutional.
It is time to say no to the bullies in the sand box and ignore the courts. When the courts ignore the Constitution, we should ignore the courts. City, county, and state governments have lawful authority and it is time they break this suicide pact with this Oligarchy. Judicial supremacy is an idol that needs to be toppled in the minds of Americans if our national creed of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” will be preserved for our posterity.
No Trigger Laws
There are some states that have what is called “trigger laws.” They are in place waiting for the day, if or when, Roe vs. Wade is ever overturned. Instead of establishing justice now and protecting the preborn as their duty demands, they are waiting for the Emperor with No Clothes (The Supreme Court) to repent of exercising raw, naked, judicial tyranny by sanctioning a genocide.
Recently, Waskom, Texas made history. This small border town by resolution and ordinance declared itself a sanctuary city for the preborn. The resolution was solid. The ordinance, however, fell short. They added the usual exceptions and established the ordinance as a trigger law. These acts in some measure protect their city from being involved with abortion, but the ordinance lacks the teeth of enforcement. Once again, another lawful jurisdiction is waiting for the Supreme Court to correct itself before it will do what is needed and necessary to vanquish this evil in our midst.
Retroactive Measures
There are main two schools of thought when it comes to retroactive measures concerning the national travesty of abortion. I know men who have become lawyers for one reason only. They are putting together a data base of the main players that have established and maintained this holocaust and are determined to one day hold a type of “Nuremberg Trials” in America for crimes against humanity.
It is there and then that all the main people responsible for this carnage would be held to account. The arguments of “I was just doing my job” or “it was legal” would be tried in a court of law.
Most abolitionists this website works with does not believe retroactive measures of this magnitude should take place. We do believe, however, once a law is passed, then all guilty parties should be penalized, if found guilty in a court of law.
In other words, if the law of the land states there is no speed limit, and then changes its mind, those who previously went pass the speed limit of new law, would not be held accountable. Those who persist to violate the new speed limit law once it is established would be charged.
I pray this article is thought provoking and our Lord will use it in the church and pro-life movement to reject the failed policies of the past that have prolonged this holocaust and shut the doors that need to be shut in Jesus’ name!
Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas
National Director, Operation Save America