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MAN LOOKS ON THE OUTWARD APPEARANCE

August 2, 2011

The recent Norwegian massacre of some seventy seven lives has left Norway and the world wondering how such a thing could happen? The thirty two year old vegetable farmer, Anders Behring Breivik, a conservative nationalist, dressed as a police officer in order to gain his victim’s trust, boarded a ferry. It took him to the small island where he proceeded to systematically kill many young, innocent lives. The police uniform was the perfect guise for such a diabolic plan. The uniform was intended to represent peace, comfort, protection, and justice for all, but little did his victims realize that such was not the case. Instead, the uniform covered a heart of anger, vengeance, violence and death. His outward appearance betrayed his evil intentions.

While the world grieves over such a dastardly, devilish act and rightly so, it does raise the question concerning those who wear the gowns of doctors to carry out an even greater evil – abortion. Yes the very uniform that speaks of care, comfort, mercy, gentleness, hope, and healing is used also as a cover to reap a far greater atrocity, the brutal slaughtering of the innocent.

While the world stands stunned at the shootings of these young Norwegians, and questions, ‘why’, society has gradually accepted as normal the killing of some fifty two million innocent babies and even justifies their actions for doing so. They call it Planned Parenthood!

It all goes to show, that no matter what your clothing may look like, the heart that lurks beneath it is what eventually determines life or death. God understood this perfectly when he declared: ‘Man looks on the outward appearance but God looks at the heart.’

Hearing about these atrocities can make one feel they are exempt from such evil. Yet how quickly we can harbor revenge in our own hearts toward someone who has wronged us in some way. No wonder the Scriptures exhort us to ‘Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life.’ You never know what you are capable of doing if you secretly harbor evil in your heart.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Jason permalink
    August 7, 2011 10:26 pm

    We in the Church often forget this…….Thanks for the reminder!!!

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