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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Christianity and Culture: Abortion: We Weary God With Our Words

"You have wearied the Lord with your words, Yet you say, 'How have we wearied Him?' In that you say, 'Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and He delights in them,' or, Where is the God of justice?' - Malachi 2:17 In Malachi's postexilic complacent culture, Israel had reached a point where the doing of evil was called good and where God was charged with injustice for suggesting a matter to be evil. So goes the abortion debate in America. The New York Times purports to pursue the acceptance of abortion by downplaying absolute standards for what is good or what is evil. Read the report and see if God's indictment of a complacent Israel does not sound like a complacent American Christianity as well. What is even more problematic from my vantage point is the number of Christians who, for the sake of so-called compassion, engage in immorality, impregnante themselves, and pursue a course of sin, while bringing along Christian supporters who affirm their activity as good. Sin is not so heinous when God's obligation to forgive becomes a mantra to salve the conscience. Read the referenced New York Times report for a multitude of examples.

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