Letters from Paul

March 3, 2012

Just another step . . . Time to kill your newborn?

photo by Keith Galick

Many times when people are encouraged to achieve a goal, they are advised to take it one step at a time. We are all familiar with that process. It doesn’t matter if your goal is to lose weight, pursue an education, or learn a foreign language. It’s always done one step at a time. It is virtually impossible to achieve a goal all at once or overnight. However, while incremental steps are good, beware. There is also a dark side to this process.

All of us have heard the anecdote about boiling a frog. For the sake of those who haven’t:

If you put a frog in boiling water, it will simply jump right out. But if you put the frog in cold water and slowly turn up the heat, the frog will not recognize the danger and unknowingly be cooked to death.

I think the questions that beg asking are, “When will people awaken to the fact that they are being cooked to death AND when will they learn that they are not the only victims?” Let me get to the point. The heat that is being turned up is moral decay in our world. The victims??? The victims are those too blind and deaf to realize it and little ones too helpless to speak out for themselves. Who is turning up the heat? All those who adhere to a worldview that is in contrast, conflict, and contrary to a Biblical worldview, that’s who. What is the moral decay of which I am referring? In a word, infanticide. continue reading more…