Like many others, I can still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing on 9/11. I was a sophomore in college, living in Athens, Georgia. The 2nd hijacked plane crashed into the World Trade Center just after I got back home from my first class of the day. I watched thousands of lives end before my eyes as the twin towers crumbled to the ground in a heap. I can’t remember the citizens of my country being more united in spirit, compassion, and resolve than they were in the days that followed. I can also remember thinking…knowing that we were going to make someone pay for the callous and violent murders committed that day. Many have since then. The World Trade Center has since been rebuilt in grandeur and the homes of the terrorists have since been laid to waste. Now New York invites far more terrible ruin.
Like many others, I was taken aback and even offended when moral majoritarian Jerry Falwell and 700 Club host Pat Robertson went on TV shortly after the 9/11 attacks and implied that the carnage of that day was divinely allowed because of the influence on America by “the pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians.” To say the least, I thought Falwell and Robertson were acting in bad taste. As I grew older and progressed in my faith, I came to the conclusion that these two men were little more than political opportunists who made a living off of mad religious people.
I’m a mad religious person.
A new date now sticks in my mind: January 22, 2019. That’s the day New York legalized abortions all the way up to right before the time of birth in what it called the “Reproductive Health Act.” To celebrate his state’s depraved new law, Governor Andrew Cuomo directed that the One World Trade Center’s spire be lit pink. Thus, a spire which was originally constructed to show endurance in wake of mass murder, has been turned into a symbol which celebrates its legalization. In every case, abortion kills the weakest and poorest of God’s image bearers. New York shone a light in the Almighty’s sky to proclaim how proud its citizens were of making it easier to kill babies.
Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy. Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me. Therefore I removed them when I saw it.Ezekiel 16:49-50
New York industrialists and financiers sit in their proud skyscraper while babies are murdered under their feet. Without the agenda or showmanship of men like Falwell and Robertson, I sincerely declare that the violence of Islamic terrorists pales in comparison the wrath of God that will be poured out upon those sinners unwilling to repent of their bloodlust. New York has my prayers. I share no unity with them, no resolve, no spirit. God will not be mocked and the slaughter of the innocent will not go unpunished in this life and the next.
Repent New York. Turn to Jesus or you will likewise perish.
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