A recent article from David Gushee, a professor of Christian ethics, wrote (in part) these three points regarding American Culture, the law and abortion:
- The collapse of any cultural assumption that sex is to be reserved for marriage and that marriage is the best context in which to conceive and raise children,
- The devolution of male-female relationships from a striving for a mutual lifetime covenant to short-term use of one another for individual sexual and emotional needs,
- The overall transition from a focus on doing what is right to an emphasis on my rights.
Cultural problems cannot be solved through legislation; these issues need to be addressed at home and in the Church…“but the legal struggle is actually a distraction from the unresolved cultural and moral issues that have created it.” I could not agree more.
But who is at fault? How did this nation get this demoralized? When you take God out of the equation, you have nothing. So many things brought us here, such as teaching evolution, taking prayer out of school, and women working outside of the home.
Yes, I said it: Women working outside of the home. The biblical God-given role for women has been treated as an anomaly, almost a thing to be laughed at. But look at the result – more and more children out of wedlock, abortion is ‘normal’, kids rule the home, some women don’t know who the father of their child or children is. Women got liberated alright, liberated of having a husband, a father for their children…essentially the tail is wagging the dog.
Truly, this desensitizing of America has become an entitlement issue of the hugest magnitude. Women are being raised to be ‘I’m every woman’ instead of learning how to be a wife and mother. I, too, was a victim of this. The world has made women a dehumanized commodity instead of the beautiful creation that God made her to be for her husband.
Women need to liberate themselves from this filthy world we live in and let God be God in our lives. He alone brings Glory to sufferings and afflictions.
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”