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6 July, 2011 11:53

July 6, 2011


“The sins of some men are quite evident, going before them to judgment; for others their sins follow after.” 1Timothy 5:24

The Casey Anthony case has mesmerized the Nation for the past six weeks. When the verdict was finally handed down yesterday the Nation was shocked. How was it possible that this young mother was declared ‘not guilty’ by all twelve jury members? The circumstantial evidence was overwhelming, even a blind person could see the truth behind the string of lies the defendant spewed forth over the course of the last three years. Doesn’t the Bible declare, ‘He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper…’ How then do you explain this error in judgment?

Just this morning I was reading an old article that my late father, Leonard Ravenhill, wrote in 1932. As I read it I couldn’t help think of the Anthony case. Here is what I read:


Murder! And committed by one enjoying perfect environment, with no apparent motive for such treachery.

Cain had slain his brother Abel. There were no human witnesses. But! “The eyes of the Lord moved to and fro throughout the whole earth.” There is nothing hidden from Him. Maybe Cain neatly hid the body – as Moses did his Egyptian later – and made excuse for his brother’s absence. Maybe he lied, pretended to seek him, enacted artificial sorrow by forcing tears. A murderer would stoop to anything. He left the scene of murder with conscience seared but satisfied. Stay a minute – one thing more needs to be done; the body must be hidden and the clue destroyed. All has now been done: the morning sun has dried “the blood of the innocent,” but, it articulates! God says “Thy brother’s blood crieth to me from the ground.” Cain cannot quietin the blood.

One thing is for certain. This is not the end of the case. Casey will one day stand before her Maker and Judge. There will be no defense team or jury present, just the all seeing all knowing, All Mighty God. And justice will be served!

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  1. July 11, 2011 4:44 am

    Another sad reminder that man’s justice doesn’t accomplish the purposes of God, either way it goes. One can only hope and pray she comes to repentance. As for the jury, may they too experience repentance, as it is shocking to see this kind of verdict rendered no doubt by an exhausted group of people, always reminded of the narrowness of the parameters they can exercise discernment. But shocking nonetheless. …she was too young to die…

    The weight of their “not guilty” verdict will forever hang around all their necks and hers now, it will be horrendous to carry in front of the whole world, and before God. May He find a way into their conscience to spark a fire of awakening…

    God have mercy on America…

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