NEWS FROM THE CENTER FRIDAY DIGEST - July 22, 2022 - The War on Our Creator
Our problems are centered on Genesis, that is the beginnings, who we are as people created in the image of God. Darwinism denies anything essentially sacred in our creation, though to talk about it may seem impossible, as every learned person is a scientist, who knows that evolution is true, even if they can't walk you through the process of how single cell organisms developed wings and flew, much less the irreducible complexity of the eye.
But now it's hitting home with our sons and daughters. Remember when they laughed that we were afraid that our children would change sexual orientation simply because the topic was being taught? Well, now it's not simply orientation, but it's the very idea of boys and girls, which is, we are told to believe, simply an idea, with no rooting in that old biology that Darwin said he relied on.
We are living in momentous times. Let the historians say what they will, but there has never been a time like this. Emperors may have dressed up, but there has never been a time when we weren't able to answer the question, "What is a woman?" But then, that question is closely related to what is that living thing in the womb of a woman, or, as they add now, in the womb of a man. It is a war against reality, pushed by the kind of people C.S. Lewis described in his novel The Hideous Strength. These people are NICE.
Of course, NICE can be pretty nasty. We see it as churches are targeted by the pro-aborts. Not just the Roman churches, but even Joel Osteen, whose sin, I suppose, is not offering pro-abortion sermons. What the Left recognizes is that we are not engaging in merely a series of battles, but a war. The transgender phenomenon is simply the extension of the abortion mentality, one kills, and the other mutilates so that no more life can come from that person. Same-sex marriage likewise is an assault on children, who are guaranteed not to have a father or a mother.
These things are not hard, though we have been complicit in our silence. Abortion has long been the easy one to speak against, though we like to do it in ways that make us sound nice (that word again), without ruffling feathers. But now that Roe v. Wade didn’t survive the chopping block, the demons are showing up and unmasking. We have come a long way from saying that abortion is an agonizing decision. Now, it's simply my body (no, it's not actually your body, it's the body of a baby), my choice. Even more, it's shout your abortion.
Now, none of what the secular left is pushing holds true. That's the nature of lies. They fall apart rather than cohere. So, a boy is said to be transitioning into a girl, but how so? By taking on all the stereotypical aspects that feminism once decried: pretty hair, dresses, make-up and the like. Women's rights were a thing, but we don't know what a woman is. It is best not to look into an ultrasound at all, because what you will see is a child, and that's a problem. Critical race theory is an escape, a way for some Christians to side with the secular cultural elites, while ignoring the true tragedies, and staying about the fray.
What to do? I think nothing more than read the first three chapters of Genesis. Read them at our youth group gatherings. There is no celebration of Christmas without a vigorous defense of children in the womb. And there is no salvation apart from the God who became a man, yes, a man. And if you don't know what a man is, you are out of luck. So also, the story of marriage, a man and a woman, and now I speak of Christ and His bride the Church. And as Satan hates the groom, he hates the heavenly Father of the groom and with that all fathers. Make no mistake. It's all on the line now. The end looks like the beginning, and Revelation looks like Genesis. Heaven is not simply a place of puffy clouds; it is the restoration of all things in Christ Jesus. As Christians, we do not seem to understand this, at least not as well as does the devil. Christ is the good physician who brings healing. The doctors of this evil age end the life in the womb and pull the plug on the feeble. They give damaging puberty blockers and hormones to those whose life-giving organs they aim to cut off. It's life versus death. At least now, it's out there in the open.
The Rev. Dr. Peter Scaer is chairman and professor of Exegetical Theology and director of the M.A. program at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Learn more about the failure of legalized abortion with Dr. Ryan Anderson, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
Twenty-one congressional leaders are “demanding Google ban search results for crisis pregnancy centers so women will feel they have no options but abortion.”
“God has come down and given us His Son. But in times of doubt or struggle we can clearly see—through the eyes of faith—Christ the Savior, shining bright into our world. And so, we go down the mountain to the everyday and even the unknown. Like the disciples then, we go with Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” –Rev. Cody Copper, guest speaker on The Lutheran Hour
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