Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Defiled Nation

“Demons are willing to send millions of babies to heaven, if they can make millions of murderers on earth.” Psalm 106:37-39

Yesterday I read the above quote by Piper.

Here is the text Piper is referring to:

"They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood. 39 Thus they became unclean by their acts, and played the whore in their deeds. "

In all my years of following and writing about the pro-life movement, I have somehow missed the gravity of verse 39: “Thus they became unclean by their acts.”

After reading Piper’s quote last night, God’s providence had it that our sermon in church this morning was making the same point. Abortion defiles our nation. Abortion sears our consciences. Abortion makes us no longer able to value what God values above the rest of His creation--the creatures made in His image. Abortion causes us to rot inside.

At the closing of the movie, The Mission, the Cardinal Altamirano finds out about the mass slaughter of thousands of tribal people living in the mountains of Brazil, that had just happened because of a political decision he felt forced into. These tribal people had been transformed by the message of Jesus, and refused to leave their church when ordered by the Portugese. In a letter to the Pope, Cardinal Altamirano writes:
“So, your Holiness, now your priests are dead, and I am left alive. But in truth it is I who am dead, and they who live. For as always, your holiness, the spirit of the dead will survive in the memory of the living.”
Last year's post on abortion.

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