As many of you know, my wife and I are raising money for our New York Missions Trip in July (if you want to donate, hit the donate button at the top of the page; we will be much appreciative). This has caused me to begin researching the City a little bit. Admittedly, I’ve never been a big fan. I live in Florida (also known as “South New York”) and people from NY are generally rude and arrogant. This has left a bad taste in most Floridian’s mouths.
However, because I believe God has called my wife and I there for a week in July, we need to start praying that God would soften our hearts just as much as He softens those who we come in contact with while we are there.
A shocking discovery while studying the city’s many fascinating facts was the more than doubled percentage of abortions in NYC than the rest of the country. The abortion rate median in American is 19%. New York’s? A whopping 41%!
Well over 87,000 pregnancies were aborted in 2009 alone. Thats almost 90k people that God created with a plan and unique purpose. More than 2 million were aborted in all of America in that same year. People, this is genocide. If anyone, anywhere murdered 2 million people in one year, Armies would be sent to cast down the murderers. If even 87,000 people were cut down before their time, nations would rise against the evil doers. Am I wrong?
Well, I believe there is an Army coming. The fall of all great civilizations were marked by 10 things… any of these sound familiar America?
1. The breakdown of marriage and rise of divorce.
(According to enrichment journal on the divorce rate in America:
The divorce rate in America for first marriage is 41%
The divorce rate in America for second marriage is 60%
The divorce rate in America for third marriage is 73%)
2. The loss of the traditional meaning of the marriage ceremony.
3. Children are viewed as price tags, not blessings.
Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate. Ps 127:3-5
4. The rise of Feminism.
5. Increased public disrespect for parents and authority in general.
With shows like The Simpsons and American Dad, and oldies like Married with Children parents are portrayed as stupid, unwitting idiots and their children as genius’.
6. Acceleration of juvenile delinquency, promiscuity and rebellion.
7% of children in America under 17 have been arrested for crimes committed.
7. Refusal of people with traditional marriages to accept their family responsibilities.
8. A growing desire for and acceptance of adultery.
http://www.ashleymadison.com is a website where married men and women go to have adulterous affairs with other married men and women
9. Increasing interest in and spread of sexual perversions (homosexuality) and sex-related crimes.
10. Abortion of unborn children.