There has been much talk in the blogsphere concerning the vituperative screeds of those who are condemning us for having fought to save Terri Schindler-Schiavo's life. The brunt of all the attacks and the venom has been directed specifically at Christians or those who are perceived to be Christians, simply because we took a stand for valuing the sanctity of life. For this we are subjected to the most vile and abominable insults, curses and accusations that the pro-death crowd can spew.
Why are you surprised? How could you be? Were you actually expecting anything different?
I John 3:11-13
11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
If you have trouble understanding the King James language, in modern parlance it says that Cain killed his brother because Cain knew that he himself was evil. Cain was ashamed of his own wickedness, but rather than change himself, he became angry and took out his anger and shame and frustration on his brother. He killed the good one who made him look bad in comparison.
That's what Michael Schiavo and all his monstrous little murderous minions are doing. They know what they are advocating and doing is wrong. They know that it makes them look utterly wicked and reprehensible. Yet rather than change themselves, rather than stop being wicked, their solution is to destroy those who bring their evil to light. They despise all those who by comparison have exposed their wickedness. Call it, "killing the good witness" whose testimony of life makes the criminals look bad.
Michael Schiavo is nothing but a modern day Cain and so are his coterie of killers .
Don't be surprised if the world hates us. Don't be surprised if the world hates Terri Schindler-Schiavo, her family the Schindlers, and those of us who have fought to proclaim the sanctity of life. The world will most assuredly hate us and it already has amply demonstrated that it does.
We as Christians have let this country become a cesspool. We have no cause to be surprised that the cesspool has now incubated a plethora of walking talking diseases. We have no cause to be surprised that we are criticized and despised. It's nothing original. It isn't a new "social phenomenon." It's the same old story of Cain and stories don't get much older than that.
It is fashionable and politically correct to execrate us, persecute us and humiliate us. It always has been. It seems some are just now waking up enough to realize it or remember it. Police officers scoff at us. Judges spit in our faces. Elected officials simper and mince and take thought only of themselves and maintaining their power, whatever the cost. Even if it costs them their very own souls.
Let Terri be a sign unto us. If her life can be brutally extinguished under "the law," then every one of our lives is equally forfeit and equally subjected to the vagaries and arbitrary whims of our Christless society.
If judges such as George W. Greer and James Whittemore have the power of life and death over the innocent, then every ape in Africa is a magistrate.
Pray for the Schindlers and pray for our nation that is so swiftly seeking damnation.
You've been told and NOW YOU KNOW.