The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them…For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claim to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Romans 1:18-23
With a troubled spirit and a great deal of sorrow on my heart I am compelled by my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and my call and responsibility as a minister of the Gospel to openly and without hesitation call for the repentance of those who orchestrated the bill that expanded what was already the most liberal abortion laws in the country. Not only were laws set that allowed for the termination of the baby in the womb at any time during the pregnancy, but puppet masters of the evil one celebrated the passage of this bill. New York governor Andrew Cuomo praised the passage of legislation, by calling it “a giant step forward. Today we are taking a giant step forward in the hard-fought battle to ensure a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her own personal health, including the ability to access an abortion.”
If he means a giant step forward with the license to sin openly and without provocation, then I suppose his remarks are correct, as this is how I see it, He is however, not. He brazenly walks in accord with a post-modern world which proudly proclaims ‘my truth is what I want it to be, whatever that may be’. Those who embrace this ideology take residence in their ivory towers and look down on those who don’t embrace their freedom of thought, they call them such derogatory terms such as racists, hate-mongers, old fashioned, out of touch/date, religious freaks, etc. All the while they smugly pat each other on the back and lay claim to this so-called new age thought process. ‘How smart we are, what is truth’, they proudly proclaim, as if they are the first to ever utter this provocative phrase.
It seems to me those words sound a little bit too familiar. Pontius Pilate uttered this very same phrase to Jesus of Nazareth. Pilate was a post-modern long before anyone even knew what post-modernism represented. When we read this exchange between Jesus and Pilate, the defendant (Jesus) has in fact become the witness. Pilate wasn’t responding with a genuine question to Jesus’ preceding statement (for this reason I have come into the world, to testify to the truth, everyone who is on the side of truth listens to me; John 18:38). Instead he was dismissing truth, he was in fact dismissing Jesus. Let that sink in for a minute!
Everyone who dismisses truth, who says that there is no truth, that truth is a figment of whatever I want it to be, does indeed not know the truth. This is set in stark contrast to those who know and who follow Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Jesus bore witness to this fact, everyone who is of the truth hears His voice and knows Him. I don’t seek after the truth or lay claim to some new (or old) fanciful
version of ‘whatever your truth is, is good for you.’ I already know the truth, and it is revealed in Jesus Christ. I only seek to understand the truth better, so that my thoughts, deeds and character are defined by how I love and apply the truth in a very sinful world.
Governor Cuomo, and every single person who has endorsed abortion, has indeed “heaped coals upon their own head” and has incurred a wrath that they will never be able to account for in the sight of a Holy God. But the good news is aptly stated, repentance and forgiveness are available and offered to all by the only one who has the authority to do so, the Lord Jesus, but it is a temporal offer. When your time is up, that’s it, the finish line is crossed, the time for repentance and forgiveness is lost.
For those who know the Good Shepherd, who know His voice, the time for silence is certainly not now! Scripture calls us to be submissive to the machinations of the government we reside in, except when that government oversteps Godly decreed boundaries. The state is never a voice that takes precedent over the voice of the Lord Jesus!