Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Good Is Evil

Isaiah 5:20-21
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!

This is not talking about putting sugar in the salt shaker or salt in the sugar bowl.

Yesterday a court ruled that restrictions on abortion requiring doctors to have admitting privileges in local hospitals was unconstitutional because it would effectively close several abortion clinics and interfere with a woman's right to kill her unborn child.

Meanwhile, the same people who celebrate this decision are pressing to have the "barbaric" practice of capital punishment abolished under the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

Killing an innocent infant is good, but killing a convicted murderer is evil.

Also in the news...
New study finds children exposed to religion have difficulty discerning between fact and fiction.
Commentators were amazed over a man being acquitted for spanking his child.
Courts across the country are striking down laws against same sex marriage as unconstitutional.

It would be a huge mistake to see this as a liberal versus conservative issue. Some of the most conservative voices are promoting greed, selfishness and oppression as patriotic virtues. They call good evil and evil good - just like the liberals.

The source of the problem is human pride that believes its own sense of right is a sufficient measuring rod. They are guided by their own feelings and their own interests as they perceive them. But they have no regard for God and no objective guide for what is good and what is evil.

Up is down, left is right, light is dark... This is our world.

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