Has anyone seen "Schindler's List"?
I haven't seen it in a long time but I am thinking maybe it's time to see it again. The first time I saw it was when it came out. Given that it was about the Holocaust, I knew that it was going to be difficult to watch but felt that it was an important subject. I wasn't really a practicing Christian back then, but knew from reading books and seeing newsreels that it was an atrocious and horrific event of history. Who could treat human beings that way?
Holocaust-deniers excepting, and of course, those who are completely ignorant of the Holocaust (because it's not taught to everyone anymore), we could agree that the Holocaust was a shameful period and that Adolph Hitler was a monster of heinous proportion. Hollywood strangely ignores Stalin, Lenin and Castro (they have a baffling love affair with Castro and Che too), but we can somehow all agree that Hitler is an acceptable movie villain and the Holocaust is still a subject that can be filmed that we all agree that it is the penultimate evil. Look at all the political mudslinging ....each side compares the other to Hitler and His regime. Yet, when it comes to abortion, the ones who use Hitler as their comparison of evil, conveniently forget that Hitler's ideas are exactly like their own ideas when it comes to abortion.
It goes something like this:
Pro-abortion proponent. "Oh yes, Hitler was evil. He ordered millions to be killed those who he didn't think measured up to his ideal of a perfect human being." BUT (same person), yes, the baby in the womb with Down syndrome doesn't match up to our ideal of a perfect human being so we need to "end that pregnancy". "Oh yes, Hitler was evil and we are appalled that he wanted certain types to be annihilated, BUT you see this baby in the womb who belongs to a woman who is "unfit or of a very poor neighborhood? We want that certain type to be annihlated in the womb". Watch this take place in "Maafa 21". Check it out.
So I mention this as a perspective:
Put yourself in this scenario. It's WWII and you have heard of reports of Jews detained in "workcamps" and may have even heard of Jews exterminated in ovens. You are understandably horrified to hear that such things are taking place and you start sharing this with people you know. Most of your circles agree that these are horrible events and you all want to find ways to see if any action to help these people. In the midst of your actions, a person comes to you and says, "My son just got a promotion!" All proud and puffed, "He's an officer at Buchenwald and he just pinned on colonel!" Your reaction is ..."I will pray that God finds a way to get him out of that!". The facial reaction is replaced with "He's a Christian and Hitler's regime has done a LOT of good for Germany!" You question, "Do you realize that there are people who are murdered every day?"
A few years ago, I found out that a family member worked for Planned Parenthood. This family member could have worked for this organization before the name change took place. Planned Parenthood was the "kinder and gentler" moniker given after the Holocaust atrocities were reported worldwide. Before that, the organization was "The Birth Control League" and "controlling" sounded too harsh to advertise. "Planning" is the new "controlling".
When I found out, there was no source of pride obviously, only deep sadness. This distant family member had high position in society and lived in a time and place in history where this was a rampant kind of mentality in these particular circles (well, it's still rampant now but now it's not just certain elite groups that hold this position). Even though many people claim to be Christians, there's an indoctrination of many to accept eugenics as an acceptable .
It was like the "new fashion"...the height of sophisticated thought. Anyone who watches "Maafa 21" knows that there were (and still are) elite groups implementing eugenics. I do not condone this family member's involvement.....but all the dots connect in what I do know about this family. It is an indoctrination of eugenics that gets passed down to many. I was taught this mindset as well (refer to blog entry "I am Number 11 or "I am 44")
It's what I fight against as a Christian though. I wouldn't love this family member any less (although long passed on now) but I would not be proud of the person's mentality or involvement. Praying for family members who are so deceived is what we need to do. Maybe you have family members who are enslaved to false ideologies.....which make for the shallowest of relationships.
ALL people are created equal in God's eyes. He created each one uniquely in His image.
Recently, a person came up to me and crowed about a child's promotion at Planned Parenthood (I say "child" but this person is an adult and I am keeping this general). Now as a parent, I would be pretty proud of any promotion my children would receive so it's understandable that this person would be proud of the family member. However, in the perspective of this organization and their shared goals of Hitler's Third Reich, the words were equivalent to "MY child just got promoted to full bird colonel (or the corollary) in Hitler's regime at Buchenwald." My response? "I will pray that family member of yours will leave the Buchenwald establisment." Surprised look! "Well, Buchenwald kills 999 Jews every day. By the way, those are Buchenwald's numbers they claim, not mine." The reaction is defend, defend, defend...."after all, Buchenwald has done a lot of good.".
I am not having any of it, especially trying to inject a moral equivalency of our own Armed Forces to Hitler's regime. Yeah, I am not receiving that! Sadly, this person defends Planned Parenthood, defends abortion and population control and is completely indoctrinated in a deep eugenics ideology. I will pray for these people who call themselves Christian yet don't actually believe the Christian tenants that we are all created equal and that we are created in His image. It's not easy to hear a non-Christian defend the purposeful dismemberment of an infant in the womb but it's really hard to hear someone claim they are Christian and do the same thing.
In all my years of talking to pro-aborts, it doesn't take very long before the inevitable question...."what if your daughter were raped/attacked?" Sigh. She has been in this scenario with every kind of possible attacker (always revealing the mind of the inquisitor.....HIV guy, minority guy, minority HIV guy, Martian, Creature of the Black Lagoon guy, and the baby is always conceived with some kind of IMPOSSIBLE-to-cure syndrome. And always, they think they are the first one to ever think of this scenario because they are so sophisticated in cutting-edge . What would I do? Hmmmmmm? Let's see.
I SERVE A MIGHTY, MERCIFUL, SOVEREIGN LORD AND SAVIOR.
God, in His infinite wisdom and power, knew this would happen. He has opened the womb. He has given my daughter a blessing out of an atrocious act of violence. God loves my daughter more than I love her. God loves me. God is GOOD. Through every challenge and atrocity, God is GOOD. God is our Creator and He is enough. I need no one else. He will give us everything we need to get through anything we face in our lives.
The amazing thing is I get reactions sometimes from "Christians" who just look at me in disbelief and say, "OH, REALLY!!!" Yeah, really. Don't you know our God who is faithful 100% and who loves us so much His own Son went willingly to the cross for my sins, my daughter's sins, my son's sins, my husband's sins and even the sins of a would-be HIV-infected, rapist?
Please pray for me because while I am deadly serious about my trust in the Lord on the big things like HIV-infected Creatures of the Black Lagoon attacking my daughter in attack scenarios, I still trip up on little pebbles like "fears" of .....well, the littler things we face every day.....I'll just leave it at that. ;) God is working on me on those things.
I am grateful He loves me where I am at right now.....He meets me there and yet, keeps pruning. I know I grieve Him with my thought life, my distrust in the small things and many other things but I am grateful I don't have to earn my way to Heaven. There is not one thing I can do to get into Heaven. I can't be a good person and I can't do works for my Heaven visa. His Son paid my fine and He sees me as I am....cleansed of all iniquity. He has blotted it all and chooses to forget. I am loved and forgiven. :D <3 Are you forgiven?