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Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

The Height of Hypocrisy - Forgiveness Offered

"Thirty six year old - Derek Paul Smyer pronounced guilty of two counts of murder for arranging the killing of Crystal Taylor and her 21 week old fetus because she would not have an abortion. Derek Paul Smyer was found guilty first-degree murder of the fetus, named Jeremiah Johnson Taylor. Skyler Jefferson Moore, 35 was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for the killing of Crystal Taylor which in turn caused the death of Jeremiah Johnson Taylor, her 21 week old fetus. According to Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers, "she understood the jury's decision to find Derek Paul Smyer guilty of first-degree murder of the unborn child was because his, 'intent was to kill the baby.' The jury agreed, 'Derek Paul Smyer had arranged the killing because he did not want to have to pay child support.'" (City News Service, May 8, 2017 at 4:21 p.m. / updated September 6. 2-17 at 4:25 p.m.)

Many believe justice was served in cases of Derek Paul Smyer and Skyler Jefferson Moore for the killing of Crystal Taylor and 21 week old fetus, Jeremiah Johnson Taylor, because of convenience - Derek not wanting to pay support and Skyler a hired killer.

Yet, most Americans say nothing about the aborting of the innocent for the convenience of people or over the fortune made by the medical field and planned parent-hood.

God's Word Says Three Things:

1.) God hates the shedding of innocent blood - (Proverbs 6:17)

2.) According to the prophet Jeremiah's commission and the teaching of the New Testament - God "Foreknew" (p??????s?? progin?sko) us prior to human history - He has a purpose for everyone He has or had created.

3.) God will forgive all who will produce the fruit of repentance of missing the mark of His will for mankind. (Acts 3:19-20)

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