THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES FOR OUR ACTIONS! by Earl Sutton

 

In 1996 a grain ship, “Bright Field,” was heading down the Mississippi River near New Orleans, when it lost control, veered toward the shore and crashed into a riverside shopping mall. The impact demolished parts of the wharf and injured 116 people. According to the Coast Guard investigation, the ship’s owner and crew had failed to repair long-standing engine problems. This is a clear example of not doing what you should do and receiving the consequences of bad decisions.

            The Devil deceived Eve into thinking that there would be no consequences for eating the forbidden fruit (Gen. 3:1-7). God said, “But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, ye shall not eat of it lest ye die” (v.3) The Devil said, “Ye shall not surely die.” (v.4) Eve dilly-dallied with the temptation and contemplated the possibilities that the Devil had suggested and threw away all restrain and ate the fruit!  Why?  The Devil deceived her into thinking that there would be no consequences for sin.

            The Devil continues to lie to us today and tells our society that a little sin won’t hurt, a little indulgence is not a problem, a little transgression will never hurt anybody! The Devil tells us that we are only human and go ahead and enjoy sin. The Bible says, “The way of the transgressor is hard.” ( Prov. 13:15)

            Our society believes that it can live in disobedience to God’s will by practicing homosexuality and never suffer the consequences. The scriptures teach that there will be consequences for our actions. “Be not deceived: God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth unto his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption: but he that soweth unto the spirit shall of the spirit reap eternal life.” (Gal. 6:7-8) This basic principle applies to the physical world and spiritual realm as well. The word, “mocked” is a Greek word (mukterizete:) which means to turn one’s nose up at God. The point is that if a person sows to the flesh (homosexuality and sinful living) and turns up his nose at God, he shall go the way of all flesh, -- die and face the judgment of God where there will be consequences. (reap destruction – Gal. 6:8)

The scriptures emphasize the consequences of sin in other verses. Ezekiel said, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” (Ez. 18:4) Paul said, “The wages of sin is death.” (Rom. 6:23)  Over and over, again and again, the Bible under all circumstances, emphasizes that we reap what we sow and that sin is always followed by consequences.

            There is rebellion in the hearts and in the behavior of many people in our society today. In view of the fact that sin will always have consequences, what can we predict for the future? According to the basic law of sowing and reaping, the answer can best be given in the words of the prophet Hosea, “They sow the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind.” (Hos. 8:7) There is one time of sowing (while alive), and there will be two times of reaping. We reap in this life and also reap beyond this life in the hereafter. Sin brings forth its consequences both here and hereafter.

            People may do things without realizing the consequences of their actions, but one day there is going to be an accounting! (Rev. 21:8)                                                                                                                                                                                           

BRUTAL MURDER LAW by Earl Sutton

 

New York has just defied God in the most gruesome and heartless abortion bill yet passed in America! Governor Cuomo just pressured his state into passing the Reproductive Health Act which lets any doctor perform an abortion (murder) on any baby up to its day of birth.

          Basically, it’s open season on all unwanted babies in New York. Allowing late-term abortions is nothing less than a license to kill a pre-born child at will. By removing protections for an infant accidentally born alive during an abortion is abject cruelty, something that most people of any conscience at all, would deem inhumane, even for a dog or cat!

          Cuomo sees this move as a sign of his power against Trump, whom left-wing, radical liberals fear will overturn Roe v Wade. This measure goes far beyond Roe v Wade in its aggressive extremism. By passing this brutal murder law, he has just put the blood of countless babies on his hands!

          In New York at this time, you cannot give a lethal injection to criminals, who deserve execution; but you can give it to infants. My friends, it is time to end this barbarism, because today it is the unborn child; tomorrow it might be the elderly or those with incurable ills. Who knows but that a little later, it may be anyone who has political or moral views that do not fit into the distorted, radical, left-wing liberal views!

          This past summer, my wife and I saw the movie, “Gosnell,” where Dr. Kermit Gosnell ran an abortion clinic (Women’s Medical Society Clinic) in Philadelphia. He was tried in a court of law in March of 2013 for involuntarily killing a woman who asked for an abortion and the killing of several babies who were born alive as late as 32 weeks. He was also guilty of 21 late-term abortions and 211 counts of violating the 24-hour consent law. He is now in prison serving a life sentence.

          I would recommend every Christian adult watch this film in order to understand the horrors of abortion and the audacity of pro-choice people to say that the child in the womb is nothing but a bundle of cells.

          The Bible does not support abortion but instead calls it murder! In Proverb 6:16-19 is a brief catalog of traits which God abhors, hates and are odious to Him. One of these is “hands that shed innocent blood” (vs. 17). There is perhaps no practice today that illustrates the shedding of innocent blood than the bloody phenomenon of abortion. Underline the expression, “hands that shed innocent blood,” and in the margin of your Bible write: abortion, pure and simple! God has declared that those who shed innocent blood will pay with their own blood as they are sent to hell for eternity!    

          The lax laws of our society today allow such people as Cuomo and other left-wing states to get away with murder, but God will not. Hands that shed innocent blood are those of a murderer who will pay for his/her crimes at the day of judgment. Cruelty and blood-thirstiness are of the Devil, and these murderers are in the Devil’s image.

          Some pro-choice advocates cite scriptures to defend abortion. Exodus 21:22-25 is used: “She gives birth prematurely.” They falsely interpret this to mean that God places little importance on the life of an unborn by paying a fine for the child’s death. This passage clearly shows if either the unborn child or the mother was killed, the penalty was life for life thus showing that God holds an equal value on the life of the unborn and that of the mother.

            Christians simply cannot be true to the teaching of the Bible while condoning or supporting the wicked and disgusting practices of abortion which is murder in the sight of God. Christians need to unite to fight against this great evil through logical reasoning, science and the Bible (Psalm 139:13-16)