Roe v. Wade 40 Years Hence


March For Life Marks 40th Anniversary Of Roe v. WadeI don’t know why the world calls it a “celebration”. I’m referring to the 1973 Roe v. Wade U. S. Supreme Court decision which legalized the performance of abortions of children in the United States.

The celebration in the world’s parlance refers to the “choice” a woman would be allowed to make over 55 million times in the 40 years, that’s roughly a Biblical generation, since the court made that decision.

The tragedy is apparent and need not be rehashed in this post in very much detail. Suffice it to say that what it took the Pharaohs and Herod the Great to do by decree and the sword, and the Nazis to do by heinous “medical” experimentation to hundreds of thousands of others in the name of eugenics,  modern “civilized” man accomplished with a pen stroke, a needle, and a vacuum and made it sound amazingly acceptable and reasonable to millions.

China does this as a matter of policy, mainly to girls, including living, out of the womb infants and they do so without the legal hindrances of courts. 

What the Supreme Court did with the best legal language it could concoct to justify such a horror, perhaps the greatest defilement of any nation’s relationship with the loving God who created them,  reminded me of a similar rebellion shortly after the creation of man:

Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”

 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:1-5

The Supremes might well have been the serpent in the garden that day in 1973.  Carrying the mantle of the highest standard of juris prudence for the nation that day, they may as well have been asking the same question, “Has God indeed said?”

In so doing, they opened a floodgate of wrath on this country from which we may well never recover.

Think of it:  55 million embryos, fetuses, and infants by legal means!  We as a nation threw God’s commandment to do no murder right back at Him and then told ourselves that it was good and that we could make moral decisions as a nation without Godly guidance. Our eyes will be opened and we will be like God.

There is still room for God’s glory to be done and we can still be cleansed from this greatest of all defilements, thanks to a remnant in the world who believe in the renewal, and transformation of our minds by the power of the Holy Spirit Who dwells in the heart of every believer in the First-born of those raised from the dead: JESUS!

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Inauguration Day


Eagle+5If you’ve read very many of my posts, you’ll have come to the conclusion that I’m not much of fan of what happens in the U. S. government. I don’t believe our nation’s leaders act in our interest very often and the man who is our leader is not someone I have ever agreed with on much of anything.

Be that as it may, as a Christian I have a duty to pray. Today, and often, I will pray for President Obama, our Congress, and the Supreme Court to return to the values, the Christian values, I believe we were founded upon and for which God has allowed our nation to thrive for nearly 240 years.

This requires wisdom on our part every bit as much as on those we have put in positions of authority over our nation’s affairs.

Therefore,

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone– for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

When Solomon was appointed king to replace his father David, he was rewarded handsomely for what he asked for: Wisdom. May we be so blessed to find Godly people in place the next several years, enough to lead us to the goal above and please God.

So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul;
If you have found it, there is a prospect,
And your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 24:14

May this be our national prayer these next four years. Amen.

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