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A commercial appears on the television screen. It’s going to be an unusually long commercial. Snow is falling and the words and music of “Silent Night” are playing softly in the background as one picture after another, obviously intended to be heartbreaking and haunting, appear on the screen. The voiceover is plaintively and pleadingly asking for help, urgently and immediately needed, that will insure the “rescue” of these unfortunates who “have only known cruelty,” and whose lives are in “imminent danger every day.” These unfortunates are “suffering so much,” they “need a warm and loving home,” and they need “a chance at life” that viewers can give them if they only will.

The woman’s voice in the commercial pleads for viewers to go immediately to their phones and pledge at least $19 a month to help save these lives and insure them the home and care they deserve and need. Those who pledge are promised a commemorative tee shirt and a picture of one of those they are helping rescue and feed and house, etc. “Your help is so desperately needed at this time” to provide these who are in such need “with a future.”

If it weren’t for the pictures, one would be prone to think that all of this desperate begging is on behalf of little human babies who, in the name of abortion, are being carved up and extracted from their mothers’ wombs or left gasping out their last little breaths in a stainless steel sink or at the bottom of a trash can. (Over 600, 000 babies have been killed, via abortion in the U. S. this year, and the national estimate is that somewhere around 98% of these deaths were for the sake of the mother’s “convenience.” It is a “pro-choice issue where the mothers are concerned and a no-choice issue where the babies are concerned).

But no, all the whimpering and begging and attempted tear jerking on this commercial isn’t for the sake of rescuing unborn (and now, even recently born) babies from cruelty and the looming specter of death. Millions of dollars are being spent to run these commercials — not out of concern that babies be allowed to live, and enjoy a warm and loving home and have a future. Oh no. All the millions being spent to air these commercials and all the whimpering, tear jerking, begging for money and promising of tee shirts and photos is on behalf of dogs and cats. Let this sink in — this is all about dogs cats, not human babies made in the image of God — dogs and cats!

And here’s a newsflash: “Silent Night” has nothing to do with the welfare of dogs and cats. Although all animal suffering is bad, and the Bible speaks out against it, God did not become incarnate and come into this world via a virgin’s womb for the sake of dogs or cats or any other animal. Christmas is not about God’s love for animals it is about His love for a fallen world of mankind. Christmas is about the birth of Jesus—the same Jesus who said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not” and “whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea” (Mark 10:14; Matt. 18:6).

It is hard to imagine anything more sacrilegious and sickening than what this truly idiotic commercial represents. And, there couldn’t be a clearer illustration of what happens to the soul of a nation, and the moral depths to which a nation can descend, when it turns its back on God. What God sees going on in America today is little, if any, different than what He saw in the days before He brought the world under the judgment of the great flood: “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

“Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

— John 8:32

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