America’s Own Holocaust
Focus on Jerusalem Prophecy Ministry
Darrell G. Young
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou
The term "Holocaust," originally from the Greek word "holokauston" which means "sacrifice by fire," refers to the Nazi's persecution and planned slaughter of the Jewish people. Many of the Holocaust victims were gassed to death, and their bodies cremated in huge furnaces. The Hebrew word "Shoah," which means "devastation, ruin, or waste," is the term most Israeli's use in referring to the atrocities committed in Nazi Germany. The Holocaust, or Shoah was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. The Holocaust began in 1933 when Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany and ended in 1945 when the Nazis were defeated by the Allied powers.
The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community. In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. Most European Jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany would occupy or influence during World War II. By 1945, the Germans and their collaborators killed nearly two out of every three European Jews as part of the "Final Solution," the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe. Of the nine million Jews who had resided in Europe before the Holocaust, approximately two-thirds perished. In particular, over one million Jewish children were killed in the Holocaust, as were approximately two million Jewish women and three million Jewish men.
The world in 1945 stood aghast at the horrible sights that were revealed by Allied soldiers when the Nazi concentration camps were photographed. Even General Eisenhower reviewed the scenes and remarked that the media must present pictures of the horrible scenes, else the world would one day claim that the Holocaust never truly happened. Alas, it has indeed come to pass in our time, in spite of the well documented records of the Nazi atrocities that many discount the reality of the Holocaust. Ironically, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is foremost among those who suggest that the Holocaust is an overblown myth.
I well remember the first time that I learned of the Holocaust, and proceeded to inspect the sobering photographs of that awful series of events. It was unfathomable to me that anybody could commit such an atrocity. My naive mind back then in my youthful days could not conceive of the terrible inhumane ways that human beings could treat other human beings. As a young American Christian, I was appalled that such an evil force existed in our world. Albeit, it did make me proud of my nation and its military forces for endeavoring to end the diabolical evil of Nazism and bring an end to the Holocaust. Like me, there were many other people around the world that were totally aghast at that disgusting and shameful episode as it was perpetrated by such a depraved society that was wholly deceived by a masterful demon possessed man and his hellish ideology.
But, when I think today of the 20th century Holocaust, and consider the millions of victims that befell Adolph Hitler and his demons, I can't help but think about the secret Holocaust that is going on today right here in America. It is known as abortion. It, like the Final Solution of Hitler, is a systematic state-sponsored solution to another problem, "unwanted fetuses, or babies." Instead of Jews, today; our society of pop culture ideology has adopted the notion that self-pleasure and self-aggrandizement is more important than the rights of the unborn. Therefore, they (the unborn) must be eliminated.
There are over 1.5 million unborn babies (4000/day) submitted to the ovens of abortion in the United States every year. That statistic reveals that there have been about 50 million unborns put to death in America's concentration camps since 1973, when America became the chief sponsor of its own Holocaust. That is a whole lot of state-sanctioned murders. I shudder over these numbers when I compare this carnage to the Nazi atrocities, because America is engaged in a sin that is just as devious as the Nazi death machine of the 1940's. And then when I consider the fact that America is supposed to be a nation that was founded upon Christian principles and a firm belief in a Creator God that has endowed each individual with inalienable rights, (such as the right to life) I must conclude that America today is a nation in decline because God is not mocked, and his judgment is sure and swift. Just as surely as Hitler and Nazi Germany were judged for their atrocities against Jews, America will be judged for its attacks on the cradle of its unborn.
About 93% of all abortions in America occur for social and cultural reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient). On average, today's women give at least 3 reasons for choosing to have an abortion: 3/4 say that having a baby would interfere with work, school or other responsibilities; about 3/4 say they cannot afford a child; and 1/2 say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner, or that they just ant to enjoy casual sex with multiple partners. It shouldn't be lost on any reader that the holocaust of abortion came into the American psyche of moral acceptance after the sexual revolution of the 1960's. The younger American generations have been taught by social engineers of the liberal left that the Bible is all wrong about sex, and that free love, free sex, homosexual and lesbian lifestyles are simply expressions that are fair play for them. Express your self, you only live once.....make love, not war, are the philosophies expressed by these lovers of the self. But never in their vain philosophies do they consider the rights of the ones they wish to do away with! This philosophy is pictured in the writings of Timothy:
(II Timothy 3:2-3 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,)
Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in the US. In 2009, Planned Parenthood performed 332,278 abortions, from which it derived millions of dollars in profits. Planned Parenthood has an entire website devoted to sexualizing America's youth while happily lifting the restraints of God, parents or marriage. They tout it as being ""values-free". In reality, it simply espouses those values which will help ensure that abortion remains an extremely lucrative business. Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of reproductive health services in the United States, which include contraceptives and abortions. Planned Parenthood has received federal funding since 1970, when former President Richard Nixon signed into law the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act, amending the Public Health Service Act. Title X of that law provides funding for family planning services, including contraception and family planning information. Planned Parenthood receives about a third of its money in government grants and contracts.
And of course, the Federal government made abortion a legal option for a sex craved nation in 1973 through its infamous Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision, thereby guaranteeing America's lustful unrestrained de-Christianized youth to fully explore their free-sex lifestyles, and totally disregard the sanctity of marriage and the value and the gift of children and a family. Alas, the end result of that whole experience will probably lead to bureaucratic state-sponsored same-sex marriages, won't it?
Perilous times is surely coming for America. Our national sins are just as grievous to the Lord as was Nazi Germany's. And just as surely as God brought about retribution to those who wrought death and persecution to the Jews in the Holocaust, God will more harshly judge America for our own Holocaust because we were a nation that had known better.
Luke 12:48 For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
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