DELIVER US FROM EVIL

An African woman in a nearby village wanted to become rich. She kidnapped a newborn and sold it to a witchdoctor. He put this infant in a large wooden mortar and beat the child to a pulp with a heavy pestle.

I shivered and cringed. Pulverizing a newborn? Who could do such a wicked thing?

A crushed baby was the main ingredient for the salve he prepared to be rubbed all over the body. After it was absorbed into the skin the person would become wealthy.  

This madness, the slaughter of an innocent baby enraged the local people, who captured the charlatan and beat him until he was nearly dead.  After finding the woman, the local people threw both of them into prison on murder charges. The lady died mysteriously in jail, but the man waited five years before given a trial for his crime.

“We heard you Americans kill babies and call it partial birth abortion. You use fetal brain tissue to prepare medicinal products for improving quality of life. The drug companies and pharmacies must get rich off this medicine.” The African pastor shook his head as he finished the account. “Your people will not incarcerate women who had abortions and the doctors who murdered these babies.  We Africans may not be as developed as you. But many of us are horrified over sin and punish evildoers.”

Genesis 8:21 “the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth.”

Exodus 20:13 “Thou shalt not kill.”

Number 32:13 “And the Lord’s anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the Lord, was consumed.”

Deuteronomy 5:17 “Thou shalt not kill.”

Matthew 5:21 “Thou shalt not kill: and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment.”

Mark 10:19 “Do not kill.”

Luke 11:4 “And forgive us our sins. For we also forgive everyone that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation: but deliver us from evil.”

Amen.

 

 

 

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About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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