Thursday, May 31, 2012

Birth Control and Orange Juice

You know you are living in extraordinary times when school soda vending machines are out, but condom dispensers are in. Putting nutrition labels on frozen pizzas may express appropriate concern for our youth, but what does it say when the same government provides birth control, morning-after pills, and abortions to them? Do those come with warnings too?

Of course the issue isn't nutrition or sex.  It's moral ambiguity, the post-modern version of “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25).  Isaiah told of a future time when standards and behavioral attitudes would be reversed, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Is. 5:20).

When Jesus spoke of the days of judgment, His disciples asked “when shall these things be, and what shall be the sign of your coming?” Jesus said it would be a time of great deception (Mat. 24:4).  One might argue that human beings have always blurred the lines between right and wrong. But we are not seeing lines blurred; we are seeing them erased. Jesus’ return must be really close.

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