day of the dead

Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,” (Matthew 24:12)

 

On November 1st, 2014, Brittany Maynard did what she promised to do – she ended her own life by suicide. Her situation, her prognosis – everything as it relates to her physical condition – was ended the moment Brittany took the pills her doctors provided her to ease her suffering from the physical pain she was enduring. Sadly, this generation currently, is embracing not only a deadly trend, but it is embracing a theme in many aspects of society that celebrates the spirit of death.

In 1973, the Supreme Court settled the argument once and for concerning life. It held that life in the case of an unborn child was non-existent until that baby (the court would say fetus) was delivered out of its womb. With that legal judgment, abortion became the law of the land. Since that damnable verdict over 40 years ago, nearly a generation has passed and we are now finally seeing the demonic seeds which were planted in this nation finally beginning to bloom, and what has bloomed is a celebration of death.

When a nation, any nation, begins the process of not validating the life of a person, born or unborn, then a precedent has been set, established to undermine the value of life and as a result, starts the process of destroying life and those individuals whom society deems “unworthy” of life. Such is the case of the unborn and those in whom feel the need to end their life because of situational problems such as Brittany Maynard.

How far is society changing its views on morality when it concerns death? The answer is becoming more darker than what one might imagine. Take for example a case in the UK, where a British woman, the mother of a 12 year old child sought the legal right to terminate (kill) her own daughter simply because the child’s disability. The Court agreed with the mother, unflinched from the Christian community as well as many who deemed the right for the child to live, granted the mother her “right” to terminate the child’s life – which she did.The case set a precedent in the U.K. Before, patients had to be terminally ill and require life-support for breathing in order to be considered for euthanasia. This 12 year old met neither of these conditions. (source)

Since the dawn of time, man has fought against God’s prescribed order for living and it’s a direct result of sin. Today is not much more different than when Cain murdered his own brother. Yet, it’s clear that in our modern, high advanced society where technology is rapidly changing the way people communicate, entertain themselves and even do business, we still are becoming a blood thirsty society.

But no one would truly justify killing another human being would they? If you attend a secular University the answer would be yes – they would. In 2012, for instance, The New American’s Alex Newman cited “ethicists” Francesca Minerva and Alberto Giubilini, who, in a paper titled “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?” stated “Merely being human is not in itself a reason for ascribing someone a right to life.” Yet while the two “ethicists” believe that when “a ‘potential person’ becomes a ‘person’ with a right to life should be settled by psychologists and neurologists,” it “was not clear at what age the authors believe exterminating the lives of children should no longer be allowed,” wrote Newman. Of course not. Because they have not yet faced up to the implications of their deepest beliefs, to the ultimate reality here.

This is the phenomenon that causes “execution creep,” which as Newman wrote is explained thus:

[W]hen the defense of life is based on arbitrary points in time — first or second trimester of pregnancy, for example — the reasoning will eventually lead to conclusions such as the one reached by the authors [the “ethicists”] in question: that infanticide should be legal.

“Connect the dots. If it’s good enough to take the life of an unborn child, it’s good enough to take the life of [a] newborn for some [unspecified] period of time,” noted Dave Andrusko with National Right to Life. “And having raced through that stop light, it’s on to the next category of victims.”

In other words, if it’s alright to kill a child one second before birth, why not one second after? And what about one second after that? And then there’s another second, and another — tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock…. And the seconds only end with death.

As for the “stop lights,” they are rationalizations masquerading as intellectualism, emotional stumbling blocks on the way to future tick-tocks. So ethicists tick and say it’s okay to terminate an “unviable” fetus, then tock and claim you may kill a supposedly un-self-aware child, as they avoid that ultimate reality.

Remove God from the mix, take the cross out of the public schools, replace it with situational ethics combined with humanistic psychology and what you have is a formula for hedonism. This is what is currently being taught in many of the Universities across the nation and parts of Europe, that life can be terminated if it benefits a particular philosophy or an agenda. The Nazi’s believed this and over 6 million Jews suffered its fate due to blood lust. Today we are no more different than when Hitler’s stormtroopers goosestepped throughout Europe. The only difference between today and 1938 is intellectualism. We’ve become too smart for our own good.

In a recent study of American College students, more and more young adults believe that not only can (or should) abortion not only be legal, but so should partial-birth abortion, but post birth abortions (the killing of children after they are born into the world). Many of these same students even suggested that not only young infants could be killed, but 4-5 year olds could technically be murdered justifiably seeing that they are not yet “self aware”. One director of the right to life, Hamilton, stated “We encounter people who think it is morally acceptable to kill babies after birth on a regular basis at almost every campus we visit,” said Mark Harrington, director of Created Equal. “While this viewpoint is still seen as shocking by most people, it is becoming increasingly popular.” (source)

So what’s really going on? It’s a spirit of Antichrist. Our nation, our society, our very culture is developing a belief which says life is neither a right nor something of value, it’s a worthless trait since many have believed the lie told by many who have a resentment against God’s moral law to protect life, to destroy it. When life is no longer of value, then one can justify anything, be it murder, euthanasia, prostitution, sex slave trading, slavery, perversion such as homosexuality, anything goes because when life itself has no value, then there is no measuring stick to keep any person bound to a particular truth. That is the nature of sin and the deception which Satan is working overtime to do.

The word says Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy. His entire nature is to undermine God’s desire for men to come to the truth, the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Satan’s plan is to deceive for as long as he can, dragging millions to hell with him because he knows his time is short. Ours is to project the truth, exposing the lie that so many are sadly embracing. That life, any life, be it born or unborn, is determined by God’s word, his work on the cross. That is the only answer to what is happening in our world today – the cross.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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