“Valentine’s Day in 1929 was one of the bloodiest days in mob history when 7 men were gunned down in Chicago. Al “Scarface” Capone rose to power after a rival gang was in shambles as a result of the killings.” ~History.com

This quote is simply mistaken. This may have been the bloodiest day in Mob history, but it is by far not the epitome of a Valentine’s Day Massacre. On February 14th 2015 approximately 3,500 children were murdered in the United States. While some may call this practice of abortion health care, we as Abolitionists call it what it is: Child Sacrifice.

I am writing this a few days after the 2015 Valentine’s Day Massacre in Nashville, but the reactions of the people that day are still breaking my heart. One woman was brought in by her boyfriend. She ran from the truck to the entrance of the death camp wearing a brand new pair of Valentine’s Day heart pajama pants. She was there to murder her child. Her boyfriend, who delivered her to the death camp, played music in his truck at very loud volume to attempt to drown out our pleas and the preaching of The Gospel. He even turned his radio to KLove and blaired Christian music. One young woman hastily departed the “clinic” with her bag of poison. They gave us the finger as they drove off. The first RU486 pill they take is intended to cut off vital nutrients and nourishment to their child (starve it to death). The pill they take home is designed to force her body to expel the baby after it’s demise. It was a striking contrast to the Biblical love that Christ taught us.

Then said Jesus unto them again, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”

~John 10:7-11

Notice that the thief (Satan) is the one who comes to steal, kill and destroy. When we destroy an innocent Human life we are serving Satan, not God. Christ came to give life and to lay down His life so many would be counted as righteous.

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

~1 Corinthians 13:4-13

This is God’s definition of love. God’s words never fail, falter or change. God has suffered patiently with our evil and wicked ways for thousands of years. He does not parade around, but instead patiently waits while we attempt to bring glory to ourselves. God willingly took on flesh, lived amongst us and laid down His life; All so we could be redeemed and His perfect Love would be glorified.

Do you know this kind of love? Do you know selfless Agape love? The Greek word agape is often translated “love” in the New Testament. How is “agape love” different from other types of love? The essence of agape love is self-sacrifice. Unlike our English word “love,” agape is not used in the Bible to refer to romantic or sexual love. Nor does it refer to close friendship or brotherly love, for which the Greek word philia is used. Nor does agape mean “charity,” a term which the King James translators carried over from the Latin. Agape love is unique and is distinguished by its nature and character.

Agape is love which is of and from God, whose very nature is love itself. The apostle John affirms this in 1 John 4:8: “God is love.” God does not merely love; He is love itself. Everything God does flows from His love. But it is important to remember that God’s love is not a sappy, sentimental love such as we often hear portrayed. God loves because that is His nature and the expression of His being. He loves the unlovable and the unlovely (us!), not because we deserve to be loved, but because it is His nature to love us, and He must be true to His nature and character. God’s love is displayed most clearly at the cross, where Christ died for the unworthy creatures who were “dead in trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1), not because we did anything to deserve it, “but God commends His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). The object of God’s agape love never does anything to merit His love. We are the undeserving recipients upon whom He lavishes that love. His love was demonstrated when He sent His Son into the world to “seek and save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10) and to provide eternal life to those He sought and saved. He paid the ultimate sacrifice for those He loves.

He also loves you so much that He will allow you to live all the days of your life in rebellion against Him. Do you know Him? Does He know you? If you are lost today in your sins without the forgiveness of Christ please read The Gospel and get in contact with us so we can help you.

 

For the Christians reading this post, your pre born neighbors are being murdered by their mothers and fathers at the hands of a hired killer. Love them! Love the babies, love the parents, love the doctors. Tell them of the only person who offers them salvation, hope and redemption from their bondage to sin, death and destruction.

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;

If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

~Proverbs 24:10-12

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Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.

For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

~Hebrews 10:35-39