The first passover lamb came into a land filled with slavery, abuse, genocide, and infanticide, and God made a way of escape. The Second Passover Lamb (Jesus) came into a world of pain too.
Two questions come to mind as I read this prediction from Jeremiah.
1) Question 1: Why is “loss of life” Such a Pattern in History? (Exodus, Jeremiah, Matthew, etc.)
18 “ A voice was heard in Ramah, Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, Refusing to be comforted, Because they are no more.”
Where did human rights come from? Where did this idea of civil rights come from? When did “not killing children” become a societal ethic? It has not been a historic way of thinking….
Aristotle said, “you can tell by common sense that some people don’t have same value and worth.” Hitler taught Eugenics and had a list of which races were worth more than others. He systematically killed off the “less value” races on his list because they were less evolved. Historically, basic human rights given to all individuals was NOT common thinking.
Brian Terany, history teacher at Cornell, proved human rights come from:
- Christian jurists in middle ages meditating and reflecting on creation ex deo. They reflected on the fact that if all humans are made in God’s image, then they all have God given inalienable rights.
- Martin Luther king in his writing the American dream. He said that the founding father were influenced by the Bible. Dignity is injected by creator. Luther said, “There are no greydation in image of god. From the base black to the whitest white. all are significant on gods keyboard.”
- Hospitals. David Bently heart. Christians were first to help the poor and common folk with medical care. In Saint Effrum in the year 350, a plague hit the city of Odessa. Christians opened a hospital to all affected. That was unheard of. First public hospital in Rome was created by a rich Christian woman named Saint Fabiola. She went into streets to find women needing care.
- Fredrick Nietzsche despised Christianity for its compassion and love for weak and outcasts rather than an ethic of power and will -as I mentioned last week.
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