It was not without cause that Jesus dismissed those who claimed they were Jews, but were not, rather members of the synagogue of Satan. There is something particularly pernicious about wolves in sheep’s clothing, those who would claim to represent light, whereas the only light to be found within them is darkness.
The culture in which the Church has always found itself is dark, rebellious and wicked. The sins vary, though in truth there is very little difference between a rich, polite, ‘nice’ society lost in greed and self, than one lost in violence, hatred and destruction. Indeed, these are only facets of the same perversion.
We are called, therefore, to be salt and light within the world, to bring the Lord’s mercy and grace to a dark and depraved people. What then the result when the salt has lost its flavour, and the light is darkness?
You must know how the Lords anger burns at those who claim His name, to represent Him, but whose consciences are seared and who belong truly to the father of lies. What do I refer to? People like this:
At another point, a few years later, I did have an abortion. I was a single mother, working and pursuing a path to ordination in the Episcopal Church. The potential father was not someone I would have married; he would have been no better a candidate for fatherhood than my daughter’s absent father. The timing was wrong, the man was wrong, and I easily, though not happily, made the decision to terminate the pregnancy.
I have not the slightest regret about either of these decisions, nor the slightest guilt. I felt sorrow and loss at the time of my abortion, but less so than when I’d miscarried some years earlier. Both of my choices, I believe, were right for me and my circumstances: morally correct in their context, practical, and fruitful in their outcomes.
That is, both choices were choices for life: in the first instance, I chose for the life of the unborn child; in the second, I chose for my own vocational life, my economic stability, and my mental and emotional health and wholeness.
Truly calling good, evil, and evil, good. But, it is not enough to justify ones own actions, one must find other ways to further darken society.
AN ALL-FEMALE committee representing the Anglican Church’s Melbourne diocese has recommended that abortion be decriminalised, in what is believed to be the first official approval of abortion by Australian Anglicans.
Archdeacon Alison Taylor said yesterday the church recognised there were circumstances, especially foetal abnormality, when abortion was “the least problematic solution”.
Ah yes, the least problematic solution. Reminds me of another ‘problem’ to which murder was also the ‘final solution’.
Let me give it to you straight. These people are lost, hell-bound. They are people of the lie, trumpeting wickedness as good, selfishness as holy, deifying their own needs and desires. As swine, they have cast their own pearls away. The Lords anger burns against those who would so deny their nature as to murder the most innocent life entrusted to them – all in the name of convenient solution to a ‘problem’.
What is so very much worse is that such people have taken positions of leadership – in the Anglican church and in many others. Positions where they can spew their smooth-sounding poison into the very lives that the Lord would rescue from the pit. Not satisfied with their own sin, they must see it multiplied in countless other lives.
Perhaps it seems that I am too strong here, judgmental perhaps? I can only call it as the Lord shows it to me, and what I see is an evil masqueraded – a people who have sold out to the darkness, cloaking themselves in an appearance of light. The fruit they offer may appear good to the unwary – but when eaten the bitter, vile and dark poison begins its work.
This is what the Lord hates and despises – those who have known His life, have rejected it for death, and now seek to bring others to the living hell. Strong, yes, but this is no game – these are matters of life, and death – both in this life and in the life of the world to come.