Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Abortion is the bloody sacrament right at the center of secularism’s cathedral.

Douglas Wilson from the "Blog & Mablog;"

  • In the aftermath of these videos, what we have in this cultural opportunity is a moment of clarity, a clarity which is a gracious gift of God. We are being forced to confront what we have been doing, and we are being given the gracious opportunity to “speak the same” thing about it that God does. We may take that opportunity or we may harden ourselves further. The moment in which we must do one or the other is now.
    The reason there is still resistance is two-fold. First, confession is always humbling. In other words, it is not just the pride of Planned Parenthood that must come down, a sin committed by “them.” A great deal of sin within the church must be confessed as well. Millions of people are involved, professing Christians and unbelievers both, and in order to deal with it we must call it by its proper name. We need to confess our sin, and this is always humbling. But when we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    The second reason takes us into the politics of it. The reason there is such resistance, even with these revelations, is that abortion is the bloody sacrament right at the center of secularism’s cathedral. It is their high altar. We are not proposing, for example, to knock a few gargoyles off their cathedral. We are requiring that their high altar come down. We want to raze the whole thing. We want to imitate Josiah at Beth-el; we want to break it down, burn the high place, grind the whole thing to powder, and then burn the grove (2 Kings 23:15).