A Date Which Will Live In Infamy - Part 2
Since the post I wrote earlier this week entitled: A Day Which Will Live On In Infamy the news has gotten even worse.
On January 22, 2019, the 46th anniversary of legally sanctioned abortion in the United States, the state of New York passed a law allowing abortion up to the day of birth. The new legislation defines a person as, "a human being who has been born and is alive.” Anything less is not a human being in New York, and so all bets are off.
Christians, based on their moral theology, and backed in the modern age by scientific fact, confess that human life begins at conception. Therefore to strip away this precious life is to commit the most heinous of sins known on earth. (Exodus 20:13)
Civil law may bless and glorify such an action, but " the Judge of all the earth" (Genesis 18:25) condemns it, and will punish the violator by consigning him or her to a place where there will be nothing but "weeping and gnashing of teeth." Jesus himself states this warning on seven separate occasions in the gospels; and so any person who has any hope of life or peace must relent, repent and believe the gospel.
What does this have to do with the church?
Only this. Let us be sure that as Christians we are not swept away by the "values" of culture. Let us not believe or quote culture's catechism, or chant its liturgy. Indeed let us reject it "at all times and in all places." But let us worship the Lord our God, and liturgize him only. (Mt. 4:10)
We may have little palpable effect on the behavior of the culture, but let us keep ourselves "unspotted from the world." (James 1:27)
Let us pray!
That is to say: let the Baptized continue to assemble for Holy Communion with their Lord. For it is the time and place where spiritual warfare is conducted against the unseen forces that are behind abortion, and every other form of unrighteousness. (Eph. 6:12 ff)