The death of the rule of God's law...
Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed, for in the image of God He made man. (Genesis 9:6)
Over in Europe Christendom is dead. How can we tell?
Baptisms will mislead you--don't look there. Rituals pose no threat to paganism, so Rome's priests still get to do their thing. Rabbis too. How else are Europeans to make it clear they're not Muslim immigrants?
The real mark of Christendom's death is Europeans' zeal in throwing out God's Moral Law. Old person slaughter. Fornication. Bribes. Lies. Adultery. Sodomy. Bastardization. Covetousness. Theft by the state, and otherwise. Sloth. Child slaughter.
But here's another vivid example of Europe's rapid descent. It's a short news item. Would you please read it before clicking through to the next page...You're horrified at Anders Behring Breivik's description of the slaughter of the young people, right? I am too. But I'm more horrified at this little phrase near the end of the article:
Breivik could face a maximum 21-year prison sentence...
Twenty-one years? The Word of God tells us "even the compassion of the wicked is cruel" (Proverbs 12:10b). The repeal of capital punishment isn't mercy. It's barbarism!
Think of all the sisters and mothers, brothers and fathers of Breivik's victims in those eighteen courtrooms across Norway realizing it's likely they'll live to face the day of Breivik's release. It's amazing none of the victim's fathers have decided to restore the rule of law by executing Breivik themselves.
Here in these United States things aren't much different. Seminary professors work to repeal laws against sodomy while R2K men warn pastors that speaking to the civil magistrate the way John the Baptist spoke to Herod could make the culture wars even more heated. And who needs that? The PCA seminary's ethics prof publicly seeks the repeal of sodomy laws, the popes (John Paul II and Benedict XVI) publicly seek the repeal of the death penalty, and R2K men publicly seek the silence of church officers opposing the repeal of sodomy laws and the death penalty.
With such wickedness in high places, it's no wonder that in our nation it's a crime to smash the egg of an endangered bird but a constitutional right to puncture and smash the skulls of little babies in their mothers' wombs. At the rate of 1,350,000 little ones each year!
Yes, of course the mothers and the murderers they hire. Certainly the babies' grandmothers and fathers who pressure the mothers to do the despicable deed.
But more, those church officers who have refused to sound a clearnote on their bugle, instead choosing to desalinize their salt, hide their light, and deny the authority of Jesus Christ. "The cruelest lies are often told in silence."
What of their seminary profs and talking heads who make a living providing church officers the casuistry they use to justify their silence?
Run from them! Their only fruit is dogs who can't bark.
(TB: the lies of silence quote belongs to Robert Louis Stevenson)