But even in our Orwellian age of reupholstering language for the sake of preserving the privilege of tossing away the unwanted unborn, we all know that health care doesn’t kill. Sometimes technology fails us, and very often the sick die, in spite of the best efforts of doctors and progress. True medicine never aims to kill.
Setting a broken bone is health care. Prescribing allergy medication is health care. Open-heart surgery is health care. Lethally injecting a living, entirely unique human being and suctioning it from its mother’s womb piece by piece is not health care. To say otherwise is total delusion or utmost evil.
There’s a reason why defenders of abortion rights refuse to define their terms. If they call abortion what it is, they will lose. Many people will speak up for women’s autonomy. Many more will defend the right to access health care. No one wants to justify killing unborn human beings.
This is important to understand when discussing and something that we cannot allow pro-aborts to get away with. We cannot soften the truth of what abortion is by calling it “health care” or “a medical procedure.” We need to make people say what it truly is - the gruesome murder of an unborn child.
Until people can accurately understand what abortion is, they won’t truly see the horror that we have allowed to infect our society for far too long.
When the four-year-old daughter of the Lake City High School football coach Kyle Smith became unwell with an acute intestinal infection, members of the school community rallied together to pray for the young girl as she was treated in hospital. But the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) immediately took issue with the religious activity. Due to the prayer taking place on the school’s football field, FFRF argued that it was fundamentally unconstitutional.
“How dare you use a facility funded by taxpayers to pray to a God I don’t believe exists for a young girl’s health!”
It must be exhausting to be this outraged all the time.
In Dante’s classic work Inferno, the ancient Roman poet Virgil gives Dante a tour of Hell. When Dante first passes through the gate of Hell, he reads a chilling inscription: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” Inferno, though a fictional work with many extrabiblical descriptions of Hell, captures a critical biblical truth in this inscription. For the sinner, there is a day when hope ends, the day he or she passes through the portal of Hell.
Liberals the world over have been mocking and laughing at Rudy Giuliani recenlty - and, to some degree, he had it coming. The former mayor recently stuck his foot in his mouth on “Meet the Press” by saying “truth isn’t truth.”
Now, in context, he seems to have been referring to the fact that no one can know the truth of a situation if they weren’t there. This is true, because without first-hand knowledge, we all have to rely on the word of the two people who were present. So, while it’s not as bad as it initially sounds, it does raise an issue that the church and society overall have been faced with in recent years that seems to only be getting worse.
As soon as that show aired, the media, social media, and the self-proclaimed political pundits on the internet were quick to jump up and down on the former New York mayor as being ridiculous for claiming that truth isn’t truth. Even Todd himself, laughs at the idea that someone could claim that truth isn’t truth.
But, that’s precisely what Christians have been told for years, while being criticized as being “closed-minded.”
This is how it usually works (as you can hear on nearly every witnessing encounter captured on Wretched Radio). Someone will be confronted with the truth claims of the Bible (often, the exclusivity of Jesus) and will respond with, “well, that’s true for you if you believe it.” Or, people will be told that because a man thinks he’s a woman, he is - despite what biology and our own two eyes tell us. In these cases, truth is obviously relative (we’re told) and it all comes down to personal belief and feelings.
These same people mocking Giuliani for saying that “truth isn’t truth,” will quickly dismiss the greatest truths of the universe as simply being subjective or up to personal opinion. We shouldn’t be surprised that they will deny the truth of Scripture based on their blinded eyes, nor should we be surprised of the double-standard applied when someone repeats their choruses of truth not really being true.
What we should do is herald the truth, the real truth, and pray that it would go forth into a society so confused about what the truth really is that a prominent political figure can go on national television and declare truth not to be truth.
“Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth” -John 17:17
Moral cowardice is the disease infecting our churches. We are not the first Christian cowards to ever live, but I think we may represent the highest concentration of them. Has there ever been a society plagued with so many Christians so unwilling to defend even the most basic teachings of their faith? Has any group of Christians ever abandoned so many of their doctrines so easily? Has any Christian society ever cowered so completely under so facile a threat?
The whole article is great and I think that Matt really touches on something here. While many Christians are happy to point to the ills of society and blaming them for our downfall, we often fail to look in the mirror at just how much we tolerate ourselves. What would the Puritans say if they were to experience what today’s Christians accept as “normal?” I think they’d be appalled.