The Law

We cannot break the inviolable laws of the Creator with impunity.

“Observe and obey these words which I command you, that it may go well with you and your children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the sight of YHVH your God.”

It is also true of the Laws of the Land, and the laws of nature. Leaping from a plane without a parachute can only end in disaster. When we mere mortals make Laws of the Land that stand in opposition to the Creator’s, it is not with impunity, remembering that our freedoms to choose come from our Creator, according to those wise men who coined the Declaration of Independence for America:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”

Our rights and freedoms are not from Congress or the Knesset, but from our Creator. US President Abraham Lincoln recognized that fact as the American Civil War raged, creating some 600,000 casualties in its four years of destruction- 1861-1865.  He said, “This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves and, under a just God, can not long retain it,” and, “He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offence came…Fondly do we hope — fervently do we pray — that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bond-man’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said ‘the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether.’” While several decades before, a dedicated Christian in the English parliament, William Wilberforce, ended slavery in the British empire without firing a shot.

Artwork by Elhanan ben-Avraham

We can only hope and pray that these sane recent US Supreme Court decisions regarding the slaying of babies in the womb and religious liberty will slow the stampede to depravity and self immolation. I am hopeful, though considering the momentum of events, and the sheer enthusiasm for rebellion against God worldwide, seriously doubt it can now be fully reversed and stay the wrath of God, short of a Miracle of Mercy.

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Elhanan ben-Avraham
Elhanan ben-Avraham, born in 1945, is a professional artist, poet, writer and father of two, grandfather of four, living in Israel since 1979. He has served in the IDF, taught the Bible internationally, published five illustrated books of poetry, painted two large Biblical murals in public buildings in Jerusalem, and most recently produced THE JERUSALEM ILLUSTRATED BIBLE, among many other works. He and his wife live in a quiet village in the Mountains of Judah.