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38th Anniversary of an Unjust Law

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January 22, 1973, Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun wrote the majority opinion that enshrined into federal law the most contentious issue of our times. Since that day, women have been granted the “right” to kill their children from the day of conception to the day of delivery (and honestly, even after delivery). This stain on our nation is incalculable, and will not be undone, ultimately, by anything other than repentance and confidence in Christ. The arguments put forth in Roe were so misleading, so full of distortions and lies, so full of treachery and deceit, that they cannot rightly have come from the mind of man alone. Satan and the forces of darkness are the only ones who could cause such willful blindness as the Court showed that day, and has ever since. There are so many lies, miseries, and destructions surrounding abortion, the story can never be fully told. If we saw what God sees, we would weep rivers of tears. We would stop talking about “potential life” and “product of conception” and “blob of tissue” and all other such blasphemous euphemisms. “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness,who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20) “Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter.” (Isaiah 59:14)

So let us “humble ourselves under God’s mighty hand.” Let us cry out to God to stop the killing, to stop the lies, to stop the injustice, to stop the greed and dishonest gain, to bring forth the light of justice and mercy, to help us see our children as precious image-bearers, to give us Christ-honoring lives where the oppressed are helped, to grant us the wisdom to see abortion as more than just a political or legal issue. Lord, turn our hearts, we pray. We have sinned grievously. “Heal us and we shall be healed. Save us and we shall be saved.” Let us “despise ourselves and repent in dust and ashes.”



Written by Michael Duenes

January 21, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Posted in Bioethics, Duenes

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