Their Shed Blood Cries Out for Justice

Ramon Arias | August 10, 2015

During the first GOP debate of the 2016 Presidential candidates, Senator Marco Rubio was exceedingly emphatic in describing America’s culture of barbarism when asked his position on abortion: 

“Future generations will look back at this history of our country and call us barbarians for murdering millions of babies who we never gave the chance to live.”

Rubio’s statement is not a laughing matter, rather a challenge for decent people to take into account the imminent danger for the future of America. Barbarism is an ancient practice very much alive in the modern world. The killing of babies is an ancient pagan despicable practice; what this reveals to us is that human nature has not changed, yet.

The blood of close to 60 million slaughtered babies in the mother’s womb cries out for justice. If justice doesn’t come by society stopping this blood-curdling practice of barbarism, history is very clear that this nation will pay dearly for their approval of it.

Whether people accept it or not, every human being bears the image of God, therefore human life is sacred. A healthy society is one who recognizes the sanctity of life and by all means protects it. 

At the dawn of history God declared the penalty for anyone who would shed innocent blood:

“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.” (Genesis 9:6) (ESV)

When a society stops protecting life, especially the innocent, it will not go unpunished. There is a higher authority over all humans and nations. The prophet Isaiah reveals it this way: “For the Lord is our judge; the Lord is our lawgiver; the Lord is our king…” (Isaiah 33:22). All of the great civilizations of the past and the powerful nations of the 19th and 20th centuries received their justified punishment.

Jesus foretold the coming destruction of Israel as a nation to the Jewish leadership: “from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, it will be required of this generation.” (Luke 11:51) (ESV). They knew the truth of God’s requirements, but for centuries they refused to comply and failed to enjoy the benefits of upholding God’s moral law. He made it clear to them that from the shedding of righteous Abel’s blood by his evil brother Cain, and subsequently, all the murders of innocent righteous people throughout Israel’s history, the blood of the Jews of Jesus’ generation was going to be required for not turning away from their wicked ways. That account was settled in the year 70 A.D. when Israel was destroyed as a nation. No nation ever gets away with murdering the innocent, even if they didn’t participate directly, by their silence they approved and before the Supreme Lawgiver, Judge and King, they are just as guilty. There comes a time when a generation pays for the sins of past generations. 

From the very beginning, the followers of Christ were admonished:

“We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous.” (1 John 3:12) (ESV)

Defunding Planned Parenthood of our federal taxes is not going to stop them from continuing with their slaughter against the innocent and most incapable of defending themselves from their mother’s womb.

God continues to warn America about her barbarism in all areas of cultural life in the manner of the prophets such as Hosea:  

“…there is swearing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.” (Hosea 4:2) (ESV) 

Decent and God-fearing Americans must demand from government officials, at the state and federal levels, to stop this genocide and not to be silent, or stop being proactive until the slaughter of the innocent stops. Failure to do this can only bring us closer to God’s full wrath. God avenges the spilling of all innocent blood. 

Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Where is Abel your brother?’ He said, ‘I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?’ And the Lord said, ‘What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground. And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.’” (Genesis 4:8-11) (ESV)

“They cried out with a loud voice, ‘O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?’” (Revelation 6:10) (ESV)