Following are a few excerpts from the series of messages on “God’s Word to Our Nation” preached in the 1980s by Albert N. Martin.
Contrary to all the sentimental mouthings of current lawyers, judges, sociologists, and even evangelical theologians, it is a slap at the dignity and uniqueness of man to let murdered people’s blood be unrequited. It says man is cheap. He can be snuffed out, and all you’ll pay for it is a few years of easy existence at the expense of hardworking taxpayers…
This land is polluted with blood. Not just a few clots from the blood of one innocent Abel slain at the hand of Cain…It is nothing less than a pool of blood from the children and adults who are wantonly murdered and whose murderers are not put to death—the murders that go on in this country by the dozens every single day—self-confessed, duly convicted murderers who yet live.
If there is a pool of blood from the children and adults wantonly murdered…there is an ocean of blood from the murder of unborn children in their mothers’ wombs…With cold and calculating statistical analysis we are told that last year 1.5 million registered state-condoned murders in mothers’ wombs [were committed] in our nation. Oh, the blood that cries from the trash bins of our sterile operating rooms! Oh, the blood that cries from the soap-sterile labs and the Dipsy Dumpsters at the back of our hospitals!…
I say to this nation, Almighty God calls it murder and the shedding of innocent blood. And, dear Christian, if it hasn’t gripped you, it better, because if anything will move God to move some man in a silo somewhere in Russia to push the button and blow this nation into a cloud, I say it is the blood of millions of unprotected helpless lives in the life-support system of mothers’ wombs.
Read more at Herald of Grace
Thou art my hiding place and my shield:
I hope in thy word (Psalm 119:114).
Unbelievers have much to fear, and the absence of fear in them is a telltale symptom of spiritual insanity. Paranoia is a groundless fear based on delusion, but there is also a tranquility based on delusion which is even more dangerous than paranoia. Jesus spoke of people living in the days of Noah who were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, as if all were well, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Something similar will happen to sinners when Christ comes again (Luke 17.26-27). The day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night, for while people are saying, there is peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape (1 Thess 5.2-3).
Only true Christian believers are really and profoundly safe. Blessed are those who know and feel this deep within. Such was David, the sweet psalmist of Israel, who gives expression in our text to his divinely-wrought confidence in his Savior and God. Oh, that all people in genuine danger might realize their peril and suffer acutely the terror which is totally justified, that they might flee from the wrath to come! Oh, that those who are actually safe by grace would experience the joy of overflowing comfort from a certain and permanent salvation!
Read more at Herald of Grace