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Be Wary of a Dangerous Society

The following comments are inspired by this short article I ran across in a bulletin entitled Preacher Talk.

So It Seems

Norma McCorvey is the “Jane Roe” of the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion. Mrs. McCorvey uses the name of a husband she left. She is 46 and has had three pregnancies, the second and third out of wedlock. The third, though born before the Supreme Court decided Roe, was the baby of that decision.

Mrs. McCorvey announced herself a lesbian after the birth of her first daughter, Melissa, now 29, but she nevertheless conceived two more times. She has been living with a “pro-choice” Catholic woman, Connie Gonzalez, for 21 years. Gonzalez met McCorvey when she caught her shoplifting at a store where she worked.

Mrs. McCorvey reports that, when she first met her attorney, Sarah Weddington, whom the case made famous, she did not know the attorney had herself had an abortion. “When I told her than how desperately I needed one, she could have told me where to go for it. But she wouldn’t because she needed me pregnant for her case.”

As Raffaelo Balestrini remarked in his 19 century book on abortion in antiquity, abortion is a symptom of a widespread social degeneracy.

Reported by Harold O.J. Brown, The Religion and Society Report, 10/94, p. 8.

Raffaelo Balestrini’s observation is demonstrably true. It only takes a cursory examination of our society to see the validity of his assertion. We need to recognize that social degeneracy is systemic in our time, and has an undue influence upon God’s people.

Consider this short list:

  • Corruption in Government
  • Acceptance of Homosexuality
  • Legalized Abortion
  • Obscenity protected by Government as free speech
  • High Crime Rate
  • Epidemic Racism
  • Juvenile Deliquency
  • Pornography in Movies
  • Nudity on Network Television
  • Humanism and Evolution Defended in Schools
  • Greed, Sensualism, and a general Disregard for Others

Is it any wonder that when Christians are besieged daily with the evil influence of this world, our moral foundation begins to crumble? Put up against that list, things such as Remarriage after Divorce, Mixed Swimming, Social Drinking, and playing the Lottery seem pretty tame. And that is as the Devil wants it to be. Brethren, we must beware!

Remember what Paul stated in I Corinthians 6:9-11, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”

We have been washed in the blood of Jesus…Let us remain sanctified!