If you have never visited the World Clock, it is sobering. In addition to world times, the World Clock displays sickness & injury incidence, the number of various food animals slaughtered, and more over the course of a year, a month, or even from the point you click on the “Now” button. It is the “Deaths” display which most firmly catches my attention.
I click the “Now” button and watched the numbers increase over the course of about a minute (1:06 to be precise).
During that minute (keeping in mind all of these are estimates): One person fell to their death … Two people killed themselves … There were no war casualties, but there were seven people who died from sexually transmitted disease or HIV/AIDS.
One-hundred and twenty-eight deaths in toto.
One minute, 128 deaths… That is, until you include abortions.
Eighty-seven abortions in just one minute, bringing the total count up to two-hundred and fifteen deaths.
Assuming the accuracy of the statistics used by the World Clock, abortion is the world’s single greatest killer.
More than war. More than heart disease.
Your reaction to that figure largely depends upon when you believe life begins. If a person doesn’t become a person until they are born, then the abortion figure isn’t nearly as tragic. Chances are, then, that you are a Democrat and have been wondering about how there could possibly be zero war casualties during that minute time span given the fact that Bush is still in office.
If, however, you believe that life begins at conception, then that abortion figure is horrifying. It gets worse, though. According to the World Clock, since the beginning of 2008 there have been 26,523,604 abortions worldwide. More than war. More than disease. More than injury.
Twenty-six and a half million human beings slaughtered by means of abortion.
A sense of proportion: Based on July, 2007 census data… If the entire cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, and Philadelphia were laid to waste, the abortion death count would still be higher.
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
Twenty-six and a half million image bearers slaughtered?
“Whoever sheds the blood of man,
by man shall his blood be shed,
for God made man in his own image. Genesis 9:6
Given that governments no longer punish the wicked, it is no surprise at all that sins of the most deplorable sort are so widespread.
Think about these things whenever you hear America described as a “Christian nation.” America is a nation populated and governed by people who, for the most part, care a great deal more about the economy than millions upon millions of innocents slaughtered each year.
For every 3.3 births, there is an abortion.
How should we as God-fearing Christians react to such wholesale feticide?