About Jesus Steve Sweetman
On The Altar Of Convenience
they (Israel) offer human sacrifices and kiss the calf-idols".
defiance to God, Israelis paganized their system of government, law,
education, and religion. Once
being one nation, indivisible, under
pagan practice Israelis incorporated into their national existence was
sacrificing their babies on altars to Baal.
The thought of killing a little helpless baby as an act of
worship sounds foreign to us, but is it really all that foreign? On
June 22, 1973,
1:24 teaches that God hands us over to the sins of our choice.
God says, "if you want to sin, go ahead and sin, but be
warned, sin has consequences".
would anyone want to kill a defenseless unborn little baby anyway? It's
simple - "convenience". If
a pregnancy prevents pursuing the pleasures of the good life, kill the
little guy. It's called,
"sacrificing children to kiss our idols", as I recently saw on
a TV commercial when a girl kissed her idol - her new car.
9:11 says, "… no birth, no pregnancy, no conception …"
In other words, if Israel
was going to sacrifice babies on the altar of Baal, God would sacrifice Israel's future by drastically reducing her birth rate.
National sins have national consequences.
pregnancies and disposing of unwanted unborn babies will save the nation
money, says U. S. Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius.
On March 8, 2012, before a senate panel, she praised President
Obama's health care legislation. It
would make access to family planning resources, including abortion
medication, easier to obtain. This
would lower the birth rate, not only through contraceptives, but also
through abortion drugs. In turn, this would reduce government spending
to help unwanted children and their mothers.
Watch the video.
In other words, "no
conception, no pregnancy, no births", lower birth rate, saves money. (Hosea 9:11)
national sin leads to another national sin, which in Israel's case was corrupt government leaders.
"They (Israel's leaders) make many promises and make false oaths … therefore
lawsuits spring forth like poisonous weeds …". (Hosea 9:4)
The lawsuits take place in corrupt courts.
"You hate the one who reproves in court, and despise him who
tells the truth … you deprive the poor of justice in courts".
corrupt were Israeli leaders? From
746 B. C. to 722 B. C. when
on October 10, 1973, less than 4 months after the sacrificing of unborn
babies on the altar of convenience became legal in America, Vice
President, and former governor of Maryland, Spiro Agnew, was forced to
resign under allegations of extortion, tax fraud, bribery, and
conspiracy. Through a plea
process Agnew was only convicted of failing to pay $29,000.00 in taxes.
That sounds like Amos 5:11 and corrupt government to me. The
the shame of Spiro wasn't bad enough, on August 9, 1974, Agnew's boss,
Republican President Richard Nixon, was also forced to resign in
disgrace. Two years earlier,
on May 28 and June 17, 1972, Republican party members broke into the
Democratic party's offices at the Watergate building, something Nixon
consistently denied knowing about, when in fact he did.
national sin leads to another national sin, and national sins have
consequences. In less than a
year after the Supreme Court took a step toward paganizing America
with the Roe vs. Wade decision, similar to
for killing babies with a reduced birth rate, corrupt governments, and
finally her collapse. Except for
Muslim families, birth rates throughout the west, including the
June 17, 1963, the U. S. Supreme Court, in Abington
I off base here, manipulating history to fit my view of Scripture?
You decide. This I
know. The prophets make it
clear that God is involved in the affairs of nations.
When a nation pushes Him away, pursues its sins of choice, there
will be national consequences.