Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Planned Parenthood, ISIS, And Desensitization To Sin

Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion. (Heb. 3:15)
Do you remember the graphic beheading of James Foley, or the horrible execution of a Jordanian pilot who was burned alive? Who could forget those choreographed atrocities? But, did you hear about dozens of Islamic children executed for failing to keep Ramadan according to ISIS rules? What about the hundreds of Christian children murdered recently? They didn't make the headlines. The shock and awe has stopped shocking. 
If recent reports are true, Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted babies for medical research. The Center For Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group, reports it has spent 30 months investigating Planned Parenthood's "commercial exploitation of aborted fetal tissue." The agency released an undercover video that seems to expose Planned Parenthood staff talking about selling aborted body parts for a profit. Planned Parenthood denies that, news sources saying the money talked about was used to offset the transportation of legally donated fetal tissue.
Legally donated fetal tissue. That's a nice way of saying body parts torn from unborn children, all legal in the United States of America since 1973.  And, what are the headlines on the major news agencies the day after this revelation?  CNN . . . "Of Course Bill Cosby Is Guilty."  MSNBC . . . "Life In The Shadows, Poverty In The American Southwest." FOX . . . "DEMS DIVIDED: Biden dispatched to Hill to twist arms on Iran nuclear deal" 
Kill 56,000,000 unborn babies over a 40 year period, and selling their body parts rates a byline, not a headline. ISIS may be smarter than we think, shocking us into uncaring insensitivity so that we would no longer pressure our governments to act aggressively against it.
We place so much value on how we feel. If we feel it is sin, then it is. If we do not feel it is sin, then it is not. There's a problem with that. Sin long enough and you quench the Holy Spirit, you harden your heart. Walk in sin and the shocking response of the Holy Spirit within you is dulled and you become so desensitized to sin that you condone, rather than condemn it in your own life.
May God remove the blinders from our eyes and tear the callouses from our hearts.