A Number Of Threatened Species in the USA.

I was reading the USA Today in McDonald's a while ago and ran across this tidbit of information that I need to pass on with some comments. Under the heading: NUMBER OF THREATENED SPECIES IN THE USA I found these numbers: 168 Plants, 27 Reptiles, 25 Amphibians, 131 Fish, 55 Birds, and 37 Mammals. This is in the USA Today, issue Oct. 23, 00.

One specie I noticed was missing from the threatened ones. That was the human specie. Do these people not know that over 35 million of the human specie have been destroyed since 1973?

They claim to know definitely how many plants, and all the other things that are named on their list that are being destroyed to the extent of the specie being threatened. The do many things, even to saving of eggs, habitat, etc. to save these things they consider to be on the threatened list. They even go so far as to have people moved and displaced from their homes in order to protect the specie involved. But why is it that these same people do not make an effort to save the most outstanding of all species, human beings?

Surely the God that created the universe and all that is in it, is aware of the different species of plants and animals and has made provisions for their well-being upon earth. But He also has placed man over the animal kingdom and considers man as the very highest form of His creation. So, don't you think He might be concerned about the well- being of humanity even from the very beginning of their existance upon this earth even in their mother's womb?

How much more innocent can a human being be than when he or she are still in their mother's womb? What does God, the Creator, think about the innocent and the destruction of the innocent? Look at what is said in Proverbs 6:16,17: "These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood..."

Yes, it is well and good, to a moderate extent, to protect the life and habitat of plants and animals. But, the Lord in his creation of all things, created all of these to be used for the well-being of mankind. So, we are permitted to try to protect plants and animals to a reasonable and moderate extent, but we are commanded to protect human beings to the extent of never causing the death of any of them. And to do everything we can to save them from death from the time of their inception to the time of their natural death. So, why don't people get with the program required by God, the Creator of all, and quit trying to turn things completely around and put the cart before the horse?

By Jim Sasser

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