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If we can look inside the womb and see that the baby has some birth defect, i.e., German Measles, and kill the baby, why should we not go one step further and look at the people who we’re not guessing about—people who we now are deformed and are handicapped. And trust me, that day is coming. The way our society is going, we are no better than Nazi Germany in the 1930’s. When you take God out of the picture, Man is king and humanism reigns. When humanism reigns, there is no value to life because value is measured in how productive they are to society. When someone is no longer a productive member of society, they should be terminated for the common good.

Elderly? Kill them. No longer productive. Handicapped? Weed them out of society; no longer productive. Floridian coma patient Terry Schiavo’? Kill her, she’s no longer productive member of society. She is draining us, let’s kill her. We are allowing our judicial system to make life and death decisions not based upon biblical standards, but on our shifting cultural morays. That is what our humanistic society is saying.

All right, what does the Bible have to say about the deformed? The handicapped? Does God love them? Does God have a purpose for their life? What if someone is born with some ailment, something is

wrong with them?

Jesus saw a man who had been blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Why was this man born blind? Jesus answered. “He was born blind so the power of God could be seen in him.

John 9:1-3