We've Got to Stop the Killing!
For You have formed my inward parts; You have covered me in my mother's womb...Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in your
book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.
These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among
The phrase, "shed (or shedding of) innocent blood" appears from time to time in the holy Scriptures. Without exception it is always in a very negative context when the expression appears. It always refers to the taking of the life of an innocent person. Old Testament history records instances of heathen practices of child sacrifice. One god, named Molech, was worshipped by throwing a young child or infant into a raging fire! Two factors were involved in this: 1. The "worshippers" believed they were appeasing a god who was easily angered if he was not given the child sacrifice! 2. It also turned out to be an economic and social advantage by not having another mouth to feed in the family when a child was sacrificed to Molech -- and maybe a child had been conceived unintentionally and really not wanted after birth so it was a convenient way to resolve the "problem" of an unwanted child!
The Israelite people at a certain point became infected with the deadly doctrine of sacrificing children and having taken up the practice eventually paid a very high price at the hands of a holy God in the form of judgment! Perhaps the worst king the southern kingdom of Judah ever had was Manasseh who instituted practices which paved the way for later judgement and destruction of the kingdom! Here is what is said about King Manasseh:Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hephzibah. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, after the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them. And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name. And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. And he set a graven image of the grove that he had made in the house, of which the LORD said to David, and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever: neither will I make the feet of Israel move any more out of the land which I gave their fathers; only if they will observe to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the law that my servant Moses commanded them. But they hearkened not: and Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the children of Israel. And the LORD spake by his servants the prophets, saying, Because Manasseh king of Judah hath done these abominations, and hath done wickedly above all that the Amorites did, which were before him, and hath made Judah also to sin with his idols: therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle. And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down. And I will forsake the remnant of mine inheritance, and deliver them into the hand of their enemies; and they shall become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies; because they have done that which was evil in my sight, and have provoked me to anger, since the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt, even unto this day. Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; beside his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the LORD. Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and all that he did, and his sin that he sinned, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? [2 Kings 21:1-17 KJV].I have said it before and say it again -- we are a nation of fools of the first magnitude if we believe that God is not going to respond to this massive shedding of innocent blood of which we in the United States have been guilty since January of 1973! Past cultures did not get away with the practice and it is a guarantee that we will not either -- there have never been and there never will be exceptions when God pours out His wrath on those who defy Him beyond remedy! Note that phrase as it appears in 2 Chronicles 36! The carona virus thing is a significant wake up call for the entire world because the whole world is guilty of the shedding of innocent blood -- total for the world is nearly 1.6 billion since 1980! That number is probably lower than actual since reporting the murders of unborn children is not always very accurate. The world number does include the 10's of millions of victims killed in the United States.
Will there be a recovery from the Covid-19 virus? The U.S. will likely recover to a degree over time and the economy may "boom" again as expressed by the president in his hopes for the future but unless there is repentance beginning with the stopping of the killing of unborn children, we can only expect there will be something far worse in store later on down the road. It is written that God is not mocked and one will reap as one sows -- it is true not only for a single person but for an entire nation as well (Galatians 6).
What is God expecting of you at such a time as this? Could it be that you are one of a number He expects to sound the trumpet warning if there is not repentance and the killing is not stopped!
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Ezekiel 22:30 KJV
Millions of unborn children have been intentionally murdered all over
the world over time and the United States has contributed tens of millions
to the total - see latest tally at Number of Abortions
Now, having taken a look at some of the "fruits" of the practice of abortion, can you provide a solid reason with documented evidence as to why Almighty God should withhold His judgment any longer on a nation that has sanctioned the extermination of nearly 62 million victims (as of this date of May 14, 2020) for whom He had a special plan? Remember, the victims of the Nazi version of holocaust numbered about 15 million. You do remember what happened to Nazi Germany, do you not?
"For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings, if you thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor, if you do not oppress the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, or walk after other gods to your hurt, then I will cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever. Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit. Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods whom you do not know, and then come and stand before Me in this house which is called by My name, and say, 'We are delivered to do all these abominations'? Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of thieves in your eyes? Behold, I, even I, have seen it," says the LORD.
--- Jeremiah 7:5-11 (NKJV)
Here are links to return to Circuit Riders Range (Main Area) or other places a number of which are related to the killing and mutilating of innocent unborn children!
Clayton D. Harriger May 14, 2020
Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference
The United Methodist Church
Former Pastor Gipsy Christian Church (Nov 1999 - Nov 2019)
Non-affiliated registered voter, Cambria County PA
Many of the above photos were obtained from the folks at
a site known as Abortion TV which is no longer active.
The following acknowledgement is made relative to those photos:
Photo Permissions: Special thanks to Human Life International,
American Portrait Films, Tidleweb & John Hart.
There were some other sources also for a few of the photos.