Rev. Flip Benham has been charged with stalking and "disturbing the tranquility" of abortionist, Curtis Flood. In the last couple of years over a thousand babies have been spared the horrors of abortion in Charlotte, North-Carolina. The powers that be have come up with trumped charges to shut down the Gospel witness at the gates of hell.After a week in court, yesterday (Friday, July 1) was the final day of Brother Flip's trial. The jury unanimously rendered a verdict of guilty against Rev. Benham. Flip is resolved to go to jail, rather than submit to his banishment from his place of duty to love God and his neighbor, if this case is not overturned. Please continue to pray for him.
What has happened to the America mind? How can a man who rips babies apart in the womb become a hero and man who seeks to protect them be the criminal? Are we living in an alternative universe?
Tragically, this is one of the many consequences that are associated with bloodguilt. Our nation is defending the indefensible. The Scriptures testify:For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, For to do whatever your hand and your counsel determined before to be done. And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant to your servants, that with all boldness they may speak your word, by stretching forth your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of your holy child Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spoke the word of God with boldness (Acts 4:27-31).
Notice that God held accountable "both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel" for the slaying of the "Just One." In like manner, abortion is a national sin that has wrought national calamities. Part of these calamities is good has become evil and evil, good. All of us are either complicit or complacent when it comes to the American holocaust. Our nation is staggering under the weight of blood guilt.
Flip's trial is merely adding to the evidence of God's indictment against us. Human nature being what it is we think it "reasonable" to condemn a man like Flip in a case such as this. Why, because the alternative is too unthinkable to imagine. If he is innocent, then what does that mean? Could it be that our nation, the judge, the lawyers, the jurors, the church, the state and the citizenry of America immediately become suspect? This reality is completely unacceptable to the spell that has been cast over the American mind. Therefore, he must be found guilty. Otherwise, we are all guilty! Will America ever accept that verdict and repent? Only God knows (Ezekiel 37).