An anniversary of death

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight! – Isa 5:20-21

Today is January 22, 2011, which means it’s been 38 years since the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Roe v. Wade, legalizing abortion in the United States of America. Since then, in a nation that was founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, over 53 million innocent lives have been legally cut off. A government that derives its powers, supposedly, from the consent of the governed has given over 53 million of their governed no voice, and in some circles this has happened to thunderous applause.

People often talk about how we live in a “culture of death.” The truth is that this culture has existed since sin entered the world, and death through sin, when Adam violated God’s Law in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3, Rom 5:12-19).

It seems that this “culture of death” has never been as evident as now, however. MTV recently televised a documentary on a teenage mother having an abortion. And just this past week a Philadelphia abortionist was arrested when a woman who came for an abortion died and it was revealed he had murdered seven babies who survived failed abortions by severing their spinal columns with scissors. It was also revealed that he had performed many illegal late-term abortions. What struck me as I read that story is that if those murders had happened inside the womb they would have been legal. He would have been protected by law.

Often when we read the Old Testament we shake our heads at the gross nature of the treachery of those who were part of the chosen nation of God. They worshipped a golden calf on more than one occasion (Exod 32; 1 Kgs 12). They made their children pass through the fire (Ezek 16:21). They even ate their own offspring (Lam 2:20).

How is what our nation, and our world, allows any different? A woman’s choice and control over her own body is a poor excuse for the largest scale and grossest genocide in the history of the world. Our nation will be rightly judged by a holy God.

What follows is a video produced by THIS is abortion, and I warn you that it is a graphic video. But THIS is abortion.

Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

Author: Matt Privett

Christian. Husband. Father. Pastor.

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