Evil wants Christians to be divided, not united.

Each day, The Church provides readings from The Bible.  From Today’s reading, we learn that the Twelve Tribes had been favored and blessed by God.  David was blessed with great faith.  Solomon, with great intelligence.  Prosperity led Solomon to think He did not need to obey God.  He allowed demons to be worshiped.  Their evil denominations demanded human sacrifice.  The blood of children began to flow over evil’s altars.

America’s Christians, like the Hebrew Tribes, were blessed.  God gave them the richest lands in the world.   In a couple of centuries, the handful of denominations multiplied as quickly as Christian principles were abandoned.  Now, there are said to be over 40,000 identifiable schisms.  Abortion-causing pills and chemicals are actually mandated.  Abortion is rampant.  Children are sacrificed by evil abortionists.

Why do people turn to killing their own children?  Why do entire nations sink into such sin?

The other side loves death.  Like termites in a house, they undermine civil structures.  Those who hate encourage divisions among the faithful so that evil may be introduced, spread, and mandated by law. Evil wants Christians to be divided, not united.

Many who call themselves “Christians”  are Pro-Life.  If all Pro-Life Christians were Catholics, there would be no abortion.  If, 3,000 years ago, all of Solomon’s wives had been faithful Hebrews, there would have been no child sacrifice.

Today’s Old Testament Reading does not fully explain how the tiny babies were burned alive in the temples of Milcolm, Chemosh, and Molech.  Nor does it remind us that the agonizing screams of the burning babies were drowned out by ear-splitting cacophonies of singing, cymbals, and drums beaten by those who worship evil.

We must pray as we contemplate that evil.  We must understand that it has reappeared in those who make excuses (“It’s just a lump of tissue.”) for destroying the most innocent and helpless of our neighbors.  1 Kings 11: 4-13 includes:

  “By adoring Astarte, the goddess of the Sidonians,
and Milcom, the idol of the Ammonites,
Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD;
he did not follow him unreservedly as his father David had done.
Solomon then built a high place to Chemosh, the idol of Moab,
and to Molech, the idol of the Ammonites,
on the hill opposite Jerusalem.”

There are remnants of the faithful.  There is only one way to stop child sacrifice.  We must encourage those in man-made schisms to return to the only Church Jesus founded.  We must remember what He said to its first leader “Thou art Peter and on this rock I build My Church. . .”

If we who are Pro-Life do not unite in the only Christian Church that Jesus began, those who hate their neighbors will continue to divide and conquer the fragmenting Christian community.