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OPINION: Amazing Grace Needed Today

Contact: Chip Rohlke, Chip's Chat, 321-773-4020

OPINION, Feb. 26 /Christian Newswire/ -- Chip Rohlke, an Evangelical writer that's to the point, seeks syndication and submits the following for publication:


Chip's Chat: Amazing Grace Needed Today


Amazing Grace. A wonderful movie that has a timeless message and challenge for all of us in this 'post-modern' world. Though we are constantly bombarded with appeals to pleasure, vanity and excess- this movie shows us that one person with uncompromising character and single minded purpose can truly change the world for good.

In a time of great evil fed by economics and significant political self interest Evangelical Christian William Wilberforce rose up with indignation and outrage against the horror and inhumanity of slavery to outlaw this wicked and vile practice.  He eventually triumphed a couple days before he died.

However, long after slavery was outlawed in the British Empire it continued in America and much of the Islamic world. The US Supreme Court Dred Scott decision of 1857 stated that those of the black race were not human and simply chattel or property of white slave owners. "Choice", "Freedom", "Legal Rights of Ownership", etc were all rallying cries of those who supported slavery. The abolistionist movement was characterized as 'religious zealots', 'intolerant', 'fanatics', etc by those trying to justify the horror of slavery.


Today, those same slogans are used to justify the slaughter of the unborn, the infirm, the elderly and the unwanted (as well as slavery itself in many muslim nations). Seems evil never disappears...only changes form.

In America alone over 50 million unborn children have been slaughtered up to the point of life birth(and beyond at times) with little outcry from any except those few souls driven by a conscience haunted by the cries of these innocents in the womb. How long America will tolerate this evil is something only history will tell. I pray God raise up another William Wilberforce to defeat this great evil of child sacrifice.