Joseph Herrin (03-25-09
Then Yahweh said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" He said,"I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?" And He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground."
From the beginning of man God has avenged the death of the innocent. Many Christians today have been taught that God no longer acts as an avenger of innocent blood. They have been told that God is now all love and kindness and mercy with no justice or wrath. The apostles of the early church held no such conception about God having changed in this way. Consider the words of the apostle Paul.
Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.
Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay." And again, "The Lord will judge His people." It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
These words, and many more, reveal that God is yet a God of justice. Vengeance has been, and continues to be, a righteous attribute of the almighty God. Rather than diminishing this aspect of Yahweh’s holy nature, Paul says, "How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the blood of the covenant..., and has insulted the Spirit of grace?" Paul says "We KNOW Him who said, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay."
Paul does not say, "We formerly knew such a One?" He does not say that God has now done away with retribution. He says that there is even greater cause for judgment in this day for man has received a greater grace and a greater light. I say this as prelude to an examination of a story that has been much in the news during the past few days. A plane crashed in Montana killing fourteen people, including seven children. Many of these passengers were related. The people were aboard a private plane en route to Yellowstone National Park for a family skiing vacation. The patriarch of the family, Irving Moore "Bud" Feldcamp III had driven with his wife and one daughter to meet the rest of his family who were flying in. On the plane were two of Feldcamp’s daughters and five of his grandchildren.
A sister in Christ pointed out to me a fact that the news has not been reporting. Bud Feldcamp III is a California businessman who has a holding company called Allcare Medical Management. The name Allcare is a hideous deception, for this holding company operates several "for-profit" abortion clinics in California. Allcare Medical Management operates Family Planning Associates which is the largest "for-profit" abortion provider in the nation. Following is an image of a new facility they have opened in Miramar, a suburb of San Diego.
The California Catholic Daily on February 28, 2008 reported the following:
It seems Miramar’s glass pyramid at the San Diego Design Center may join the ancient Aztec pyramids as a landmark of human sacrifice. In the complex of buildings behind the pyramid, Allcare Medical Management, the holding company that operates the abortion clinic, Family Planning Associates, has leased a 5,685 sq foot space at 7340 Miramar Road, Suite C-205.
According to sources, Bud Feldcamp III and his father Bud Feldcamp IV purchased Allcare Medical Management about two years ago as a business investment, and have been seeking to maximize their profits which are derived from the murder of the innocent. The Spirit of God has been testifying that the cup of iniquity for this nation has reached its fulness and judgment will now fall with great severity. Those who have pursued profit at the expense of spilling the blood of the innocent, will find that the cost of their abominable actions is exceedingly high.
The ancients understood that Yahweh is the avenger of the blood of the innocent.
And Reuben answered them, saying,"Did I not speak to you, saying, 'Do not sin against the boy'; and you would not listen? Therefore behold, his blood is now required of us."
I Kings 14:10
Therefore behold, I am bringing calamity on the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam every male person, both bond and free in Israel, and I will make a clean sweep of the house of Jeroboam, as one sweeps away dung until it is all gone.
I Kings 16:2-4
Inasmuch as I exalted you from the dust and made you leader over My people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam and have made My people Israel sin, provoking Me to anger with their sins, behold, I will consume Baasha and his house, and I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
II Kings 9:6-9
Then he arose and went into the house. And he poured the oil on his head, and said to him,"Thus says Yahweh God of Israel: 'I have anointed you king over the people of Yahweh, over Israel. You shall strike down the house of Ahab your master, that I may avenge the blood of My servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of Yahweh, at the hand of Jezebel. For the whole house of Ahab shall perish; and I will cut off from Ahab all the males in Israel, both bond and free.
These three wicked kings spilled much innocent blood and committed great evil in the sight of God. Yahweh required of them blood for blood. The passage above that speaks of the judgment that fell upon the house of Ahab follows his evil plot to acquire the vineyard of Naboth by conspiring to have him killed. Killing an innocent man did not trouble the conscience of Ahab and Jezebel. To them it was merely a business transaction, a means to acquire the worldly possessions they coveted.
So too did the Feldcamp family act with a seared conscience in their pursuit of worldly comfort and convenience. Without a doubt, the money earned from murdering babies in their mother’s womb was paying for a portion of their luxury ski trip to Yellowstone National Park.
The plane carrying seven members of Feldcamp’s family, including five grandchildren, crashed into a cemetery in Butte, Montana. Yahweh will bring to the grave the families of those who have acted with a seared conscience, and have casually committed abominations in His sight.
Is it merely coincidence that in an hour when the Spirit of Christ is testifying that His judgment is about to fall, that the owners of the nation’s largest "for-profit" abortion clinic would experience this tragedy? The steps of a man are ordered of the Lord. He is the God who has declared, "Vengeance is Mine. I will repay."
For the wicked is reserved for the day of calamity; they will be led forth at the day of fury.
Undoubtedly mockers will arise. They will scoff at any thought that a righteous God is executing vengeance upon sinners. Yet in recent weeks the Spirit has been revealing signs that judgment will fall upon all wickedness, beginning at His house. Many scoffers will be found among God’s own people, for they have become inured to the thought of a righteous God who judges wickedness.
II Peter 3:3-4
Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming?" God bore long with the evil of the people in the day of Noah. Wickedness increased until sin and violence were commonplace. Although Noah was a preacher of righteousness, none heeded his voice. The flood came and took all the wicked away.
We live in another day that is compared to the days of Noah. People are once more occupied with the same worldly pursuits. They have no fear of God before their eyes, and they say, "Where is the promise of His coming?" Yet He will come, and will not delay.
"And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it shall be also in the days of the Son of Man: they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating , they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed."
Do not these words describe the hour we live in? Where are those in or out of the church who truly expect God to judge the wickedness of the earth? All are alike pursuing pleasure and consumption. Yet suddenly judgment will fall.
Some might object to the fact that seven children were killed in this event. Many have been taught to believe that God will not include children in his judgment of a wicked people. Did not many children perish in the day of Noah as well as in the day of Lot when fire rained down and consumed the cities in the plain of Sodom? Consider the following Scripture:
And Yahweh said to him, "Go through the midst of the city, even through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst." But to the others He said in my hearing, "Go through the city after him and strike; do not let your eye have pity, and do not spare. Utterly slay old men, young men, maidens, little children, and women, but do not touch any man on whom is the mark; and you shall start from My sanctuary."
The horsemen of the apocalypse are coming. A land that has shed much innocent blood will have much blood spilled in it. "Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness..." (2 Peter 3:11).
There is a spiritual parable found in the occurrence of abortion in the land. The church has been appointed by Christ to bring forth mature sons in His image. Yet the church has wanted to pursue her lovers and continue her profligate lifestyle. Raising mature sons requires sacrifice and suffering. Therefore, the church has cast out of her midst all those who were beginning to show signs of maturing. God will judge the church for this transgression even as He will judge the act of abortion.
How much severer will be the punishment of those who have insulted the Spirit of grace? Those to whom much is given, much will be required. It is truly an hour to pursue humility and righteousness that perhaps we might be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger.
Note: After writing this post I received the following article:
MEDIA ADVISORY, Mar. 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- Some of you may have seen the major news story of the private plane that crashed into a Montana cemetery, killing 7 children and 7 adults.
But what the news sources fail to mention is that the Catholic Holy Cross Cemetery owned by Resurrection Cemetery Association in Butte - contains a memorial for local residents to pray the rosary, at the 'Tomb of the Unborn'. This memorial, located a short distance west of the church, was erected as a dedication to all babies who have died because of abortion.
What else is the mainstream news not telling you? The family who died in the crash near the location of the abortion victim's memorial, is the family of Irving 'Bud' Feldkamp, owner of the largest for-profit abortion chain in the nation.
Family Planning Associates was purchased four years ago by Irving Moore "Bud" Feldkamp III, owner of Allcare and Hospitality Dental Associates and CEO of Glen Helen Raceway Park in San Bernardino. The 17 California Family Planning clinics perform more abortions in the state than any other abortion provider - Planned Parenthood included - and they perform abortions through the first five months of pregnancy.
Although Feldkamp is not an abortionist, he reaps profits of blood money from the tens of thousands of babies that are killed through abortions performed every year at the clinics he owns. His business in the abortion industry was what enabled him to afford the private plane that was carrying his family to their week-long vacation at The Yellowstone Club, a millionaires-only ski resort.
The plane went down on Sunday, killing two of Feldkamp's daughters, two sons-in-law and five grandchildren along with the pilot and four family friends. The plane, a single-engine turboprop flown by Bud Summerfield of Highland, crashed into the Catholic cemetery and burst into flames, only 500 ft. from its landing destination. All aboard were killed. ..
In my time working for Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, I helped organize and conduct a weekly campaign where youth activists stood outside of Feldkamp's mini-mansion in Redlands holding fetal development signs and raising community awareness regarding Feldkamp's dealings in child murder for profit. Every Thursday afternoon we called upon Bud and his wife Pam to repent, seek God's blessing and separate themselves from the practice of child killing.
We warned him, for his children's sake, to wash his hands of the innocent blood he assisted in spilling because, as Scripture warns, if "you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you". (Ezekiel 35:6)
A news source states that Bud Feldkamp visited the site of the crash with his wife and their two surviving children on Monday. As they stood near the twisted and charred debris talking with investigators, light snow fell on the tarps that covered the remains of their children.
I don't want to turn this tragic event into some creepy spiritual 'I told you so' moment, but I think of the time spent outside of Feldkamp's - Pam Feldkamp laughing at the fetal development signs, Bud Feldkamp trying not to make eye contact as he got into his car with a small child in tow - and I think of the haunting words, 'Think of your children.' I wonder if those words were haunting Feldkamp as well as he stood in the snow among the remains of loved ones, just feet from the 'Tomb of the Unborn'?
I only hope and pray that in the face of this tragedy, Feldkamp recognizes his need for repentance and reformation. I pray that God will use this unfortunate catastrophe to soften the hearts of Bud and Pam and that they will draw close to the Lord and wash their hands of the blood of thousands of innocent children, each as precious and irreplaceable as their own.
"I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then." (Deut. 30:19)
Gingi Edmonds is a freelance pro-life activist, writer and photographer based out of Hanford, California. Gingi writes a bi-monthly ProLife Opinion Column and is available for pro-life presentations and speaking engagements. Visit www.gingiedmonds.com for more information.
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