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Vol.  10  No. 4 April 2008  Page 18
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Ernest Underwood

A Moment of Reflection

Absolute Absurdity

By Ernest S. Underwood

    A panel of judges in our state upheld a $108,800 fine against a man who poached 1088 turtle eggs from a state park. It was argued that 80 to 90 percent of marine turtle eggs are fertile; therefore, each egg must be considered a unit of marine life. The judges agreed.

    Those who support abortion claim that a “fetus” is not a human “person” until birth has occurred. In 1973, the Supreme Court agreed with this insanity, ruling that it is perfectly acceptable to abort, also known as murder, the fetus. According to these judges, it would be unconstitutional to protect the unborn baby.

    Isn’t it ironic that laws protecting unhatched turtle eggs are perfectly all right, but laws protecting unborn human beings are unconstitutional? Swipe a turtle egg and get sixty days in jail, plus a hundred dollar fine for each egg swiped. Murder a thousand unborn children and be rewarded with tax money to continue the practice, and be lauded as a champion of “reproductive freedom!”

    May God avenge all those innocent lives that have been so callously and viciously snuffed out—and He will!

God's Constant Watchfulness

By Ernest S. Underwood

    In a society where wicked and evil men and women are cowardly (through terrorism, killing others), where lawyers and judges support and promote that which is ungodly (where money apparently speaks louder and with much more force than does integrity, justice, and honesty) and where immorality has engulfed our nation and world, it is of great consolation to those who, unlike the fool, believe in God and His sovereignty. In Proverbs 15:3, we have this assurance: “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good.” Notice that He keeps watch on the evil, not that He condones it. Numerous passages tell us of His attitude toward those who practice evil, and what His ultimate judgment of them will be. In the same vein, He keeps watch on the good and those who practice it. In biblical history, we can note that at times He allowed, because of the free moral agency of man, the evil to persecute the good. He let the wicked Jewish leaders try His innocent Son and have Him put to death. However, His message to those who will be faithful “unto death” is that they, and only they, will receive the crown of life. The Lord is watching! What does He see in you?
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