The second part of this series – the first part being here.
So, how should we see this?
Firstly, we need to become re-sensitised to the horrific barbarism of what our nations do. The ancient Canaanites sacrificed their sons and daughters to their false god, Moloch ( Psalm 106:37-38 ). You will notice that as a result “the land was desecrated by their blood”. We, in our enlightened West have taken this barbaric practice and turned it into an industrial conveyor belt of death.
If the Canaanite land was desecrated by blood, our land is awash with it, millions of innocent souls crying to God for justice. We have taken the very least, the most vulnerable of us, and sacrificed them to our gods – and called it choice. We are evil barbarians, who are ripe for the judgment of God. Every other generation, both past and future, will look on us with horror and revulsion, and will not understand how we could have justified such a heinous act.
But this evil is not enough. No, the complete autonomy of one person to end the life of another must be celebrated. What was understood to be a grave evil is now trumpeted as a great good – the idol of our self-absorbed generation, fit to be worshiped and venerated. We are so far off the track that we cannot even begin to see our darkness.
The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!Matthew 6 v22-23
If you decline to celebrate this depraved darkness, should you think differently, you will start to find the apparatus of the beast-state enforced against you. That was shown recently in Walthamstow, where a group of pro-life protesters standing against this barbarity was challenged by Stella Creasey, who ensured the advertising agency removed their billboard and apologised for allowing a pro-life display. In addition, local council officials attended and vandalised the display. Her only regret is that the police would not take action, advisedly so as the protesters had broken no laws. However, the totalitarian impulse will likely not end here, and the right to protest against this evil will likely be further proscribed in the years ahead.
Some have said that protesting Stella in her constituency was a form of abuse. Indeed, the Speaker of the House called it ” vile, unconscionable and despicable “. Again, here is good as evil, and evil as good. The only vile, unconscionable and despicable thing that occurred is what that wicked parliament imposed on Northern Ireland.
Indeed, who was it who started the push for abortion in Northern Ireland, and who wields the power here? Clearly, not the pro-life protesters. The victim card doesn’t play well when you are making victims of the least of us, of those who have no voice nor power of their own!
In any case, this isn’t about one MP or indeed one parliament. She and they are just an example of the extreme culture of death that has its way in this land. A culture that has turned its back on life, on love, on hope and towards death, ugliness and evil. And who celebrate the same, seeing this darkness as light – just as Jesus said in Matthew 6. A darkness that sees light and calls it “vile, unconscionable and despicable”. There is no middle ground between these two, nothing at all.
It is at times like this we need to look at how the Church is responding. The world, we can understand. A compromised, dark and pagan nation is led by a similar parliament, supported by courts, media and other civil infrastructure in enforcing the spirit of the age. All worshiping the new triune god – Diversity, Inclusivity and Tolerance. Who, as will be understood in good time, are actually nothing of the sort.
More to follow…