September 29, 2020

Pastoral Nuggets: Satan’s Deflections

I want to start this Pastor’s Column by stating that you won’t find anybody more prolife than me.

I believe that life begins at the moment of conception and that all life, from conception to natural death, is precious.

And I think the actions of the politicians in New York who decriminalized abortion at any time during pregnancy, up to the very moment before the child is born, and made infanticide legal, are heinous!

And the fact that they stood, applauded, and cheered when they done so, made my blood run cold! Their actions are indefensible! God have mercy on us! What have we come to in America?

However, as I have watched people’s righteous indignation being stirred over the actions mentioned above, I must admit that I find myself in a conundrum and more than a little confused. It appears to me that many who are speaking out against this national tragedy (and I’m glad they are) are doing so only because of the lateness in the term of the pregnancy at which the baby is being aborted.

Let me ask you a question – which baby is deader, the one that was aborted at nine months, or the one that was aborted at nine weeks? They’re both just as dead! And I’m afraid that many are upset, not at the act of the abortion itself, but that the parameters governing what was deemed as a humane abortion has now somehow crossed a line and has become inhumane! And I submit that their outrage, feigned or real, is misplaced!

Where have these people been since 1973 when abortion was legalized resulting in millions of babies being murdered in their mother’s womb? Where has the outrage been? Outrage should be directed toward the fact that abortion happens – period, not at what stage it occurs!

And I remind you of what I said in my opening statement of this column, “… You won’t find anybody more prolife than me … and I think the actions of the politicians in New York who decriminalized abortion at any time during pregnancy, up to the very moment before the child is born, and made infanticide legal, are heinous!”

Satan is the master of deflection. Not only is this true regarding abortion, he has utilized it in many other areas of our lives and society. One example that comes to mind is: Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Now, you may say, “What’s wrong with that? I though MADD was a good organization!” It is! But they have missed the mark. They have been deflected! Instead of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, it should be Mother’s Against DRINKING ALCOHOL– PERIOD! End discussion!

Another area of Satan’s deflection is “safe sex.” Schools are issuing condoms under the guise of “safe sex.” Their thoughts are that because teenage hormones are raging, it’s best to teach the kids to be safe. The only problem is, abstinence is the only 100% method for “safe sex” and teaching and advocating for it – is frowned upon!

God ordained the family unit; Satan has deflected it as well. The Biblical order is: God, a Godly husband, a Godly wife, and children being raised in the fear and admonition of the Lord by both parents.

Because of Satan’s deflection, we now have two daddies or two mommies in the home. We have cohabitation. The children are his by two or three different mommas, and hers by two or three different daddies. Discipline is a joke. And the parent is more interested in being their child’s best friend for life than being their parent! And today, kids don’t get assigned a gender at birth! No wonder they don’t know what bathroom to go into. God help us!

Now, I know some of you may think me meanspirited in this column today. I don’t mean it to be meanspirited – just factual! Folks, we’re in trouble! And unless we wake up, stop deflecting, start calling things what they are, and seek forgiveness and restoration from God, we’re going under!

Brother Aaron

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