“You shall not kill.”
It is one of the Ten Commandments brought to the people by Moses from God. Besides that, killing is against man-made laws, as well.
Yet, people are killed every day, and the murderers sometimes go free, for reasons not
necessary to discuss at this point. Many people have been killed, and continue to be killed daily in wars around the world, as they have since the beginning of time. We do not know how the slayers are judged in the Hereafter, and that is not our call.
Out of our normal realm of conversations, we have been reminded of lawful and commonplace murders. Thus, we feel obligated to air these highly controversial, much debated, often overlooked, misdeeds of slaughter as an essential topic for serious thought by everyone.
Abortion is the intentional and direct killing of an innocent human being, and therefore it is a form of homicide. That is the fact, plain and simple, despite arguments and laws contradicting and debating the issue. Again, it’s not our purpose to enter the discussion, other than to state the truth.
Almost completely incomprehensible to us, euthanasia, often disguised by the name “mercy killing,” is still homicide, too. No person has a right to take his own life, and no one has the right to take the life of any innocent person. Ill or elderly are killed out of a misplaced sense of compassion, but one should not intentionally do something intrinsically evil to another person.
Human embryos are human beings, and it is murder to destroy innocent embryonic humans for research purposes. Adult stem cells can now be obtained without doing harm to the adults from whom they come, and therefore there is no valid medical argument in favor of using embryonic stem cells.
There are no documented cases of a living human being produced through cloning. However, cloning research involves abortion, because the rejected or unsuccessful embryonic cells are destroyed. Each clone is a human being.
Order comes in Deuteronomy 5:17: “You must not murder.” It is repeated by Jesus in Saint Matthew 19:18: “Thou shalt do no murder.” Penalty is promised in Genesis 9:5:“I
will require the blood of anyone who takes another person’s life. Anyone who murders a fellow human must die.”
Judgment is guaranteed in Galatians 5:21: “Murderers, and such like: of which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” With the election next week, consideration might be given to vote for those who do not support murder of people, just like us, our family and friends of all ages.