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A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

December 7, 1941 was declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt "A Date Which Will Live In Infamy". But may all Americans come to think of January 22, 1973 as one even more infamous: the date the U.S. Supreme court opened the floodgates for abortion. The day that America began to eat her young: with ever more ravenous appetite each passing day.

America has lost her way!

The nation which, above all others, had for ages incorporated the high wisdom of Biblical principles, and of Christian compassion into the fabric of her being, has become spiritually bulimic. And having become spiritually anorexic as well she now has nothing left within, not even sickly stench, to vomit from her empty insides.

I will not engage in the tired rhetoric of the debate but state only this. A child in the womb is a human person from the moment of conception: all logical fallacies committed by the other side notwithstanding. As such this most helpless and dependant of all persons, must be treasured and protected above all others. "For unto us a child is born." (Is. 9:6)

Stated in the plain terms of Christian moral theology: abortion is a sin. It comes under the heading of the 5th Commandment: You shall not murder. Any Christian who does not get that has been compromised, and needs to go back to catechism class.

What does this mean? It means that the Baptized must not engage in this horrific sin, nor lend it their comfort or aid. Instead they must stand firmly against it; teach their children to do the same; and as opportunity arises speak out against it.

Remember that Roe v. Wade became law by a single vote. One person who had been won over by the other side tipped the scale and opened America to the judgment of God she is now stewing in: the rapid and steady collapse of liberty. A collapse that is measured by the death of the family; and by liberty-stopping philosophies such as politically-correct speech, hate-crime legislation and zero-tolerance policies. To say nothing of the full contingent of rubber-headed politicians our nation is cursed with.

But people do love their bondage.

What else can the glorious church of Jesus Christ, the "pillar and ground of truth" (1 Tim. 3:15) do about this? She can lead by example. She can be light to the world, and salt to the earth (Mt. 5:13-14) in what she teaches, preaches, practices and prays for.

But even then, however, we must never expect the end of abortion. This transgression of divine law has always gone on, and ever will until Jesus returns to judge the living and the dead. The goal in this age is to end legally-sanctioned abortion. To, as a people, denounce rather than promote ghastly injustice.

Though we have no right to ask: may God be merciful to us all, and lead us in the paths of righteousness in Christ the world's Redeemer.

O give thanks unto the Lord for he is good, and his mercy endures forever. (Psalm 118:1)

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