Believing Our Own Lies
"We have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God."1
"In 1970 a pregnant, unmarried woman sought to have the Texas anti-abortion statute, first enacted in the 1850s, declared unconstitutional. To protect her anonymity she was given the fictitious name Jane Roe. The initial action was against Henry Wade, District Attorney of Dallas County, Texas. Roe claimed that the statute was unconstitutionally vague and violated her right of privacy as guaranteed by the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments. The case was argued before the Supreme Court in December of 1971, re-argued in October of 1972. In January of 1973 the case was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. A majority of 7 to 2 declared the Texas statute unconstitutional."
Since then millions of unborn children have been aborted and we have descended all the way to accepting barbarian, murderous partial-birth abortion—at least it has been accepted and approved by some politicians, liberal judges, and far too many so-called progressive thinkers (who should in reality be called regressive thinkers).
I'm certainly thankful that abortion wasn't legal when my mother was carrying me. And how about all those who are in favor of abortion? Did they want their mother to have freedom of choice when they were in her womb?
The point I'm making here is that if we distort the truth and keep repeating and promoting it for long enough, eventually it becomes more and more acceptable and we end up believing our own and others' lies. It's happened with abortion (which we now justify by calling it freedom of choice), and with homosexuality (which we name an alternate lifestyle). The promoters of gay marriage (which is so diametrically opposed to nature not to mention God's design) know how this principle works, so we can be sure that they will continue to keep pushing, glorifying, dressing up and promoting gay marriage until it is eventually more widely accepted and believed in by the masses.
Unless we who call ourselves Christians—who are to be the salt of the earth—make a solid stand for truth and stand against those who distort God's Word, little by little, like the frog in the kettle we will eventually boil ourselves to death. As I've been saying this week, the more dishonest we are, the more we will distort all other truth, including God's truth, to make it say exactly what we want it to say. For the sake of our children and our children's children, let us all take a stand for truth.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, again I pray that you will help me to be real and personally honest, to understand exactly what your Word says and teaches, and abide always by your truth even when it means swimming against the tide of the so-called politically correct masses. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
P.S. Jane Roe is anonymous no more. Norma McCorvey no longer supports abortion rights, and has a pro-life ministry at http://www.roenomore.org/.
1. 2 Corinthians 4:2 (NIV).