Monday, December 17, 2012

Hypocrisy = "a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not; especially: the false assumption of religion"

Hypocrisy is not a new thing. Jesus Christ often condemned the hypocrites he encountered in His earthly ministry. He had no tolerance for hypocrites and viewed them with utter disgust. There is so much hypocrisy in our world today and it does not seem to ever go away. Perhaps it is because people are just not honest and react to circumstances and events emotionally and not rationally.

A good example of this occured just last week in the aftermath of the deadly shooting in a Connetticut elementary school where an entire kindergarten class was brutally murdered by a psycopathic killer.  We were all shocked, saddened, and deeply grieved by the senseless murders of innocent children. The nation is still in deep mourning over this tragedy, and justly so.

The hypocrisy is evidenced in the fact that many of those who seem upset over this event to the point of shedding tears and being outraged and demanding new gun laws (the killer violated 41 existing laws) have absolutely no feelings for the approximate 3,000 unborn babies that were brutally murdered in their mother's wombs that same day in the United States alone.

I have no problem with the President of the United States wiping tears from his eyes as he address the nation about the kindergarten class tragedy. But why no tears EVER for the innocent, helpless babies being sucked out in pieces from the womb with a vacuum hose? The Center for Disease Control reported that 1,210,000 abortions occured in the United States in 2009 (the most recent statistics--why?). How many tears are shed for these victims of senseless murder? This is hypocrisy of the highest order!

Could it be that the number of abortions being committed with legal backing in the United States and the tragedy of Newtown, Ct. are somehow connected? Galatians 6:7 says, "God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." 

Do we really think that we as a sinful nation can make our children safe from disasters like this when we are not repenting of killing the unborn? No amount of gun control is going to stop these tragedies. Recently, in China, a crazed man with a knife entered a kindergarten class and slashed 28 children. Many parts of the world have frequent suicide bombings that kill innocent people of all ages. The only way to stop evil is to repent of the evil we ourselves are doing. Then we can confidently call on God for His Divine protection. Let us also repent of the hypocrisy!