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Of blasphemers and antichrists: Pro-abortion, gay affirming, pronoun using “Reverend” Haley Lerner

By Elizabeth Prata

The issue in large scale perspective

Let’s start by being very clear with the basis: Women are not biblically qualified to preach or teach in authority over men in church. This means women are unqualified to be ordained or as layperson to serve in church as bishops, deacons, pastors (senior pastor, youth pastor, lead pastor, worship pastor, whatever you want to call the office), elders, and so on. Please read through this first part first. It’s the foundation.

But I do not allow a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. (1 Timothy 2:12).

Women are to be silent in the churches. They are not permitted to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. (1 Corinthians 14:34). In 1 Corinthians 14:35 we learn that it is improper for a woman to preach. The word ‘improper’ in the Greek means shameful, disgraceful. (Source)

This standard of men-only preaching does not exist because God thinks the lesser of women. It’s not because of misogyny. It’s not because the Bible is old and we’ve ‘evolved’ in gender roles by now. God is the same, there is no shadow of turning in Him and He has always held to the same standards. (James 1:17).

Continue reading “Of blasphemers and antichrists: Pro-abortion, gay affirming, pronoun using “Reverend” Haley Lerner”
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Reactions to Roe

By Elizabeth Prata

In 1970, a pregnant single woman pseudonymously named Jane Roe, brought a class action suit challenging the constitutionality of the Texas criminal abortion laws, which forbid procuring an abortion except on medical advice for the purpose of saving the mother’s life. The case, now known as Roe v. Wade, (Henry Wade was the district attorney) took three years of meandering up the ladder through various courts to reach the Supreme Court. Jane Roe is a pseudonym for the real woman named Norma Nelson McCorvey. The case is summarized at Cornell Law School:

Jane Roe, a single woman who was residing in Dallas County, Texas, instituted this federal action in March 1970 against the District Attorney of the county. She sought a declaratory judgment that the Texas criminal abortion statutes were unconstitutional on their face, and an injunction restraining the defendant from enforcing the statutes.

Roe alleged that she was unmarried and pregnant; that she wished to terminate her pregnancy by an abortion ‘performed by a competent, licensed physician, under safe, clinical conditions’; that she was unable to get a ‘legal’ abortion in Texas because her life did not appear to be threatened by the continuation of her pregnancy; and that she could not afford to travel to another jurisdiction in order to secure a legal abortion under safe conditions. She claimed that the Texas statutes were unconstitutionally vague and that they abridged her right of personal privacy, protected by the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments. By an amendment to her complaint Roe purported to sue ‘on behalf of herself and all other women’ similarly situated.

The case made its way up the courts and was adjudicated by the Supreme Court in 1972-1973. The decision was handed down in January 1973. The Justices refused to rehear it in February 1973. The decision was that a woman’s right to an abortion was constitutionally protected.

Since that time, “The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the nation’s oldest pro-life organization, estimates that 63,459,781 abortions have taken place since 1973. That estimate was gathered by tracking data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Guttmacher Institute, which previously served as a research arm of the nation’s preeminent abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.” (Source).

They say ‘estimated’ because “An exact answer is hard to come by. Two organizations – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Guttmacher Institute – try to measure this, but they use different methods and publish different figures.” (Source)

Nevertheless, since that time abortions have been performed on women seeking them thinking they are just a simple procedure giving her and the father an opportunity to escape the consequence of their often immoral activity, which is sexual intercourse outside of marriage.

But it is not one alternative among many. It is not just a simple procedure. It is murder. God says Thou Shall Not Kill. (Exodus 20:13).

Pro-life activists have been working hard ever since to combat the ruling, in various ways. Some stand outside abortion clinics and plead for the baby with the mother. Others try in the legislature. Little traction seemed to be making way until finally, a conservative president was elected who had the opportunity to appoint three Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). That was President Donald J. Trump, who appointed Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.

The decision yesterday ran along conservative lines. It was 6-3 with Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan dissenting. Justice Alito wrote the majority opinion, saying,

“We end this opinion where we began. Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” source

Elections matter:

Chief Justice John Roberts. Bush appointee
Clarence Thomas. Bush appointee
Samuel Alito. Bush Appointee
Neil Gorsuch. Trump Appointee
Brett Kavanaugh. Trump Appointee
Amy Coney Barrett Trump Appointee
Stephen Breyer. Clinton Appointee
Sonia Sotomayor. Clinton Appointee
Elena Kagan. Obama Appointee
BREYER, SOTOMAYOR, and KAGAN, JJ., dissenting

Al Mohler has a 30 minute rush segment on The Briefing. He noted not only the wonderful news of the decision itself, but he also put the decision in a larger legal context. He explained that based on statements in the Opinion, the justices seem to be intent on stripping away the unconstitutional precedent bloat. The justices maintained in the Opinion they are not to legislate from the bench, as many past decisions have done, and then used as precedents for further unconstitutional decisions, effectively making a house of cards. It was stated that they are merely to interpret the law, specifically the Constitution. It was hinted that other decisions could be overturned whose legal arguments the Justices deem unconstitutionally based, including Obergefell v. Hodges. This was a 2015 decision which ruled that the fundamental right to marry is Constitutionally guaranteed to same-sex couples.

Back to yesterday’s Roe decision. Many Christians and others rejoiced at this decision. Almost immediately many states closed their abortion clinics. Others swiftly passed prepared legislation outlawing abortion. Many praised the Lord, prayed in thanks, and shared encouragements online.

Wouldn’t it be interesting to see behind the veil as the spiritual battle rages. The Lord gave Elisha’s servant a peek. What he saw were God’s holy angels in formation in chariots waiting for the battle signal. (2 Kings 6:15-17). If we could see the second heaven now, we’d see such a pitched battle that would horrify us with its evilness and drive us to our knees in thanks for our own holy regeneration. For remember, once we were as evil as the abortionists and the hordes of women who clamor to kill their babies.

But…Satan doesn’t take his apparent defeats well. He always comes back with opposition, 7X worse than before. (Luke 11:24-26; Revelation 12:13). He waits for opportune time. (Luke 4:13).

So while we rightly rejoice, praise, and sing hallelujahs this is not a time to relax our vigilance. It is a time to be extra wary.

Though onlookers suspected Roe would be struck down given the conservative majority on the Court, people became almost sure of it when, in a terrible breach, a draft of the upcoming decision was leaked to the public. The liberals went bananas. The humans that satan energizes for his evil plots reared into violent anger.

James White, ever the master wordsmith, said the day before the Decision was to be handed down: “I assume tomorrow we will see the servants of death in an orgy of anger at the disrespect of their central sacrament. Stand back and consider how far the hand of restraint has been lifted.”

Now that the decision has been finally ruled upon, the liberals are, as expected, going bananas. Here are some examples of why we must maintain vigilance-

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “While Republicans seek to punish and control women, Democrats will keep fighting ferociously to enshrine Roe v. Wade into the law of the land. This cruel ruling is outrageous and heart-wrenching…”

“Enshrine”. Dr. White used the word sacrament and isn’t it interesting Speaker Pelosi said “enshrine.” Don’t you find her use of the word ‘enshrined’ interesting? The false god Molech would enjoy that.

Moloch; (also Molech or Molek) is a name or a term which appears in the Hebrew Bible several times, primarily in the book of Leviticus. The Bible strongly condemns practices which are associated with Moloch, practices which appear to have included child sacrifice. Wikipedia

In another example, Sen. Manchin (D-WV) who voted for two of the Justices’ appointments, said: “I trusted Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh when they testified under oath that they also believed Roe v. Wade was settled legal precedent and I am alarmed they chose to reject the stability the ruling has provided.”


The Department of Justice had some reactions too:

“Every tool”.

The heathen will redouble their efforts. Many have already said so.

My own opinion is, whether this decision is a temporary reprieve or a spark for a final showdown, only God knows… Personally I do not believe this is a reprieve but a catalyst. I believe it will spark an upcoming pitched battle that will lead to violence, and perhaps even the rapture. (? One can hope!)

Why do I think this? Too much evidence that America is under judgment. The Lord allowed tyrannical measures to oppress the people of this nation when COVID-19 appeared. He is allowing our economy to crash. Food is getting harder to come by, as well as many hard goods. I mean, baby formula??

The delusions of the liberal left were allowed to deepen. Rational thought departed. Men can be women and women can be men? We don’t know what a woman is? “I’m not a biologist“? Gay ‘pride’ everywhere? Even the discipline of medicine cratered. Organizations Americans thought were helping us turned out to be the enemy (US House of Representatives, Senate, CDC, Department of Justice, World Health Organization, the Media…)

Further, the Lord raised up a Pelosi, a Clinton, and especially a Biden. Our current leader is a mentally deficient cognitively impaired man with a finger on the nuclear trigger. When a nation is under judgment, he gives them wicked leaders.

Did the Church pray and seek to return to God in repentance? Not so much. Denominations, which are representatives of Christ in the global church, have allowed the world to infiltrate. Though there is a faithful remnant hidden in its folds, the visible church in America is largely weak, corrupt, and pitiful. Female preachers, plagiarism, prosperity Gospel, failure to call for repentance, divorce, adultery, … The church is one of the measures God uses to restrain sin, along with government and the family. And where are these three restraining mechanisms now? Corrupt, capitulating, and faltering.

How does one know that a nation is under judgment? And if it’s under judgment is it too late for them? John MacArthur preached on these questions in March 2021. He outlined the examples of Israel in Isaiah’s time and Israel in the Apostles’ time to show that God does have a final point of no return for nations. In Acts 14 we see that He allows nations to go their own way. In Romans 1 we see that God gives them over. In “Too Late for Grace: When a Nation Rejects God“, MacArthur said,

So when you see a nation deep in sexual sin, pervasively affirming of homosexuality, and the insanity of a reprobate mind, where they make laws to criminalize righteousness and to legalize gross evil, you know that nation’s under judgment.”

As mentioned, the devil does not take his setbacks well. There will be severe pushback. I am celebrating, of course, but while I have my hands lifted in thanks and praise, I also have my eyes on the horizon, for what I think is coming.

If I had a motto for these days it would be, “Rejoice, but Remain Ready”. The battle will continue. The Department of Homeland Security has already warned about likely violence.

The Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence arm said in a memo on Friday that domestic violent extremism is “likely” in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Why it matters: Violence could take place in multiple locations for weeks as states make changes to their abortion laws, according to the memo, which was obtained by Axios. (Source)

What it means is, don’t let down your guard. Sometimes Christians are short sighted, taking one victory and relaxing their guard in thinking that it’s over. The devil never relaxes, ever. He is always prowling (1 Peter 5:8), walking up and down upon the earth. (Job 1:7). Of course I’m no prophet and I have no insight into God’s mind except for what I see in His word. Perhaps He will put His hand upon America again and turn us from the brink. I’ll celebrate that if it happens.

If I were to have another motto, it would be “Hope for the best and prepare for the worst”. But as Christians, what is ‘the worst”? The worst is already the best, because we have the best: Jesus. We have knowledge that no matter what happens, it is for our good of those who love Him and for His glory.

So, Christian, celebrate! Then get back to work.

Posted in feminism, theology

Having an abortion so you can ‘do what you want with your life’

By Elizabeth Prata


The Hulu/FX TV show “Mrs. America” is on now. The first 6 of 8 episodes have been released. The series examines the pitched battle in the 1970s between liberal feminists and conservative women, the former pushing for the Equal Rights Amendment to be ratified to the Constitution and the latter opposing it. The reasons for the pro and con are explored in the series, each episode of which is shown through one of the women’s perspective. At the top of the heap on the Stop ERA side is Phyllis Schlafly and on the pro-ERA side is Gloria Steinem. I’ll review the series when it concludes.

By the time Schlafly got involved with opposing the ERA, the movement had made huge gains through 35 legislatures. Any amendment to the Constitution needs a Super-majority of states, or 38 state legislatures to vote yes in order to pass. Feminists had gotten comfortable with the near certainty that it was going to sail through. Continue reading “Having an abortion so you can ‘do what you want with your life’”

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Bad Old Molech is alive and well

By Elizabeth Prata

The Bible’s earliest books speak of a false god named Molech. Molech worship was cultish worship associated with Ammon. For example, 1 Kings 11:7 speaks of him as “the detestable god of the Ammonites.” God warned the Israelites many times not to sacrifice their children to Molech.

Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.” (Leviticus 18:21). Continue reading “Bad Old Molech is alive and well”

Posted in discernment, theology

A few thoughts about the abortion movie…

By Elizabeth Prata

movieposterUnplanned the movie was recently released. It is from the Christian film-makers PureFlix, produced and directed by Cary Solomon, Chuck Konzelman, Daryl C. Lefever, Joe Knopp, and Chris Jones.

The movie blurb goes: “Abby Johnson becomes the youngest clinic director in the history of Planned Parenthood, then a life-changing experience turns her into an anti-abortion activist.”

The ‘life-changing event’ Abby experienced was actually watching an abortion on sonogram. The movie is based on the true life story of the real person Abby Johnson.

It is rated R for graphic violence. It shows the procedure of a chemically-induced abortion in realistic terms and also an abortion procedure via sonogram (The sonogram abortion, though not real and done with special effects, accurately depicts a true abortion and it’s pretty graphic). The film is also getting good reviews and is showing at more screens the second week than the first. It came in at #4 in the top ten box office last week, its first week showing.

I have not seen it, nor do I plan to. I’m listing a few reviews for you to ponder. I am glad, as many people are, that the issue of abortion is gaining such scrutiny and debate. I am also glad that hopefully many women will be more mindfully considering other options instead of seeking abortion as a viable alternative to an unplanned pregnancy.

However, please be aware of a few things. The movie is not evangelism. The movie does not contain the Gospel. So what? You say it isn’t a Gospel movie, anyway? Well, the people who made the movie intended it to contain the Gospel and to be an evangelism piece. The Production company it was made under is a Christian company. One would expect the Gospel to be present in movies that a Christian movie-making company makes.

Also, the people involved in the movie, from producers, directors, and actresses, claim that the Gospel IS in the movie. They also use salvific terms like redemption, finding joy, receiving forgiveness and reconciliation, and speak of how much of a ‘God story’ it is.

In an interview, I heard the director say that if Peter and Paul were around today, they would definitely use movies to evangelize. The director intended the movie to used as a method of evangelism.

We see from these three examples, that the movie people consider the film to be an evangelistic tract. But be aware the Gospel is not in it.

Also be aware that the movie’s main character (Abby Johnson) is a practicing Catholic. She was when she worked at Planned Parenthood and she is now. So is her husband. If a  person believes the dogmas of Rome, they are not saved. That person does not know the will of God, does not have the Holy Spirit, their prayers go nowhere, and they are destined for the Lake of Fire. A person who is not saved has nothing to tell us about the faith.

Also be aware that Kris Vallotton of Bethel Church is a cast member of the movie, as “pastor.” Bethel Church is one of the, if not THE, most prominent churches in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). Vallotton is a heretic and his church is heretical, a no-church. It’s a synagogue of satan. (cf Revelation 2:9).

I’m not speaking against the movie, per se. I hear it has good production values, good acting, and is powerful. I am simply presenting information for you to be aware of when making decisions whether to see the movie or not, and to be aware of as you watch the movie. I was particularly intrigued by the Spirit of Error’s warnings about the insidious influence of the New Apostolic Reformation. Bethel’s presence in the movie is not something to be dismissed. Link below.

As a matter of fact, the producer/directors boasted to the interviewer that the Holy Spirit was very involved in the movie. They described “miracle after miracle”. They described an incident where a man who was flying over set in his jet was praying and Jesus answered and “told” him to give the movie people a million dollars. He prayed 4X and Jesus said yes 4X (even Gideon didn’t dare but ask for confirmation twice).

They said and that there was a permanent on-set prayer team consisting of Catholic priests, atheists, evangelicals, rabbis, and pastors leading prayer two specific times during the day and then wandering around the set all day and night praying as requests or needs came. The producers called them folks “from every denomination.” These people do not know the faith if they believe atheists, rabbies, and preists know Jesus in a salvific sense. In addition, the Lord is under no obligation to listen to the prayer of an unbeliever, and in fact, he does not listen to the prayers of the wicked. (*John 9:31).

With incidents like these being touted as proof that God was involved at a specific and intimate level, one wonders how well they know the scriptures in the first place. They sounded more like the Bethel/NAR folks than God-honoring evangelicals. So beware of the NAR/charismatic influence in this movie.

Now on to some links to consider.

I enjoyed this balanced review by a pastor who went to see the film.

A Pastor’s Review of Unplanned: Uncertain of its Own Message 

As far as the story goes, I rather liked the movie, but it was a hard watch. The violence of abortion is portrayed with chilling effect.

Lots of people commented to the pastor that he was wrong in various ways about his stance on the movie. He made a 25-minute video explaining and fleshing out those criticisms, here. He is extremely articulate and in listening you begin to really understand about the Gospel and the importance of its absence in the movie.

This is the Pro Life Convention video put on by the Family Research Council, at which the producers/writers/directors and the main actress were interviewed. Begin at 26:30. In addition to the previous things I’d mentioned them saying, I also thought it was interesting the lengths Hollywood will go to blacklist and suppress or otherwise thward this movie’s production.

Jon Speed, Pastor at Christ is King Baptist Church in Syracuse, NY wrote a very interesting piece on the evil of abortion in the context of Roman Catholic mythology (doctrine).

From the National Catholic Register, Abby Johnson explains how she went from From Abortion Worker to Catholic Apostle. Read her own words.

Holly Pivec explains how she was Blindsided by Bethel‘s presence in the movie, and bullet lists the NAR’s fingerprints that are deeply embedded in the movie. There’s much more beyond just a quick appearance by Vallotton.

Again, I’m thrilled that a well-done movie about the evil of abortion is getting the attention of the nation. However, remember also not long ago the activists that secretly filmed conversations and interviews with Planned Parenthood workers to buy baby parts, and how they casually described what parts they would sell and how much money they’d cost and how they’d even be able to buy a Ferrari if they sell enough? It shocked and sickened the nation. For about a week.

Don’t let your conversations and strength in the faith be compromised or even influenced simply because a cause we care about is front and center in the news adn the box office. Who brings the issue and how it is presented, also matters.

If you want to see Unplanned, more power to you. See it like you would any other new release this week. View it as a politically activist film out to persuade you on one issue, abortion, and don’t let Christianity tie in to it to the extent that the movie wants it to be. 🙂


*However, while the Lord never obligates himself to the prayer of the unbeliever. He will do what suits his purpose, and that might intersect with the prayer and desires of the unbeliever. (source)

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Jesus judges whole cities

By Elizabeth Prata

Recently I wrote about what oracles are. Oracles are mentioned in both the Old Testament and the New. These are specific communications from God to man, usually sought by man in answer to a specific question. Many Old Testament oracles involved queries to God from a King asking if he will win a battle, and the like.

In the New Testament, Jesus pronounced oracular woes. He pronounced doom for peoples, individuals, nations, kings. He also predicted doom for entire cities!

NYC as seeen from the East River. Photo by EPrata

Of those cities that reject Him, He said-

be sure of this: The kingdom of God is near. I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town. (Luke 10:11b-12).

Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. (Luke 10:13).

for Sodom—Tyre and Sidon were ruined by commercial prosperity; Sodom sank through its vile pollutions: but the doom of otherwise correct persons who, amidst a blaze of light, reject the Saviour, shall be less endurable than that of any of these. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

And the sense of the whole is, that though the iniquities of Sodom and Gomorrah were very great, and their punishment very exemplary; yet, as there will be degrees of torment in hell, the case of such a city, which has been favoured with the Gospel, and has despised and rejected it, will be much worse than the case of those cities, which were devoured by fire from heaven; and than that of the inhabitants of them in the future judgment, and to all eternity; See Gill on Matthew 10:15. Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible

One wonders with the advent of New York City’s rejection of the Gospel and acceptance at its highest levels the horrific infanticide of babies, what their judgment will be.

Scoffers set a city aflame,
but the wise turn away wrath.
(Proverbs 29:8)

And what IS wisdom? Fear of the LORD. Nineveh was wise:

Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least of them. When the word reached the king of Nineveh, he arose from his throne, laid aside his robe from him, covered himself with sackcloth and sat on the ashes. He issued a proclamation and it said, “In Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let man, beast, herd, or flock taste a thing. Do not let them eat or drink water. But both man and beast must be covered with sackcloth; and let men call on God earnestly that each may turn from his wicked way and from the violence which is in his hands. Who knows, God may turn and relent and withdraw His burning anger so that we will not perish.” (Jonah 3:5-9)

Bethsaida and Corazin were not wise, they were scoffers at the Gospel presented to them. Therefore, a whole City is to come under judgment!

This writer below seems pretty heated about the pastoral silence, especially of certain NYC pastors cough-Keller-cough, on the holocaust of the babies under the new abortion law. I don’t agree that every cultural sin requires pastoral comment in a specially developed topical sermon. I am sympathetic with most of his stance. It is an affront to me as it is obviously to him that New York preachers who have specifically trumpeted their intention to bring Gospel light to a dark city have been eerily silent on the deepest darkening of that city in decades, and whose tongues have been silent in bringing needed light and clarity for its members to understand the seriousness of their city’s sin.

The silence of the shepherds on the abortion of the lambs

The oracles of Jesus are also interesting to me for the sake of the false notion that the OT God and the NT God are different. People often point to a meek and gentle Jesus speaking softly to the woman at the well about her adulteries, or mournfully but silently pitying the Rich Young Ruler who rejected Him for his own lands and wealth. But Jesus pronounced DOOM for entire cities, that means populations of thousands if not millions. The five Cities of the Plain were a connected metropolis with enormous populations. When Sodom and Gomorrah were smote for their sin the doom also included the cities of Admah and Zeboiim. (Deuteronomy 29:23). Four of the Five Cities of the Plain gone.

Jesus came in humility the first time but will come in wrath the second time. We can be praying for our leaders, that the Lord would instill in the Christian leaders courage to withstand the secular tsunami of sin that inevitably comes against them. We can pray for the unsaved leaders for God to instill repentance into their heart and then they may do good in His name within their position.

We can also be praying for Jesus to call His Bride home in the Rapture. (2 Timothy 4:8, Revelation 22:20).

NYC on 9/11


Further Reading

The majestic Chapter 8 of Moby-Dick, of which is mentioned in the Silence of the Shepherds article above, describing Father Mapple and his pulpit

Semon: Abortion and the Campaign for Immorality

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Shout Your Abortion, and John Owen on infanticide

By Elizabeth Prata

Evil in the Last Days

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, (2 Timothy 3:1-3 KJV)

The word for ‘natural affection’ here in the Greek means family affection. It involves the natural love people have for their parents or their children.

John Owen speaks to this verse from his book Indwelling Sin:

Paul tells us that the Gentiles are ‘without natural affection.’ (Romans 1:31). In this, sin has driven men below the level of the beasts. The instinct to love and care for their young is deeply inlaid in the nature of all living creatures. Yet such is the power and force of indwelling sin in man that it frequently stops this fountain and beats back the stream of natural affections, driving men to neglect and even destroy the fruit of their own bodies to accommodate their lusts. Hence, the practice of infanticide became common in the ancient world, as it has been in all nations, including our own. In this way, sin turns the strong current of nature, darkens the light of God in the soul, and defeats all natural principles, influenced as they are by the command and will of God.”

“But there is worse, for men not only slew but cruelly sacrificed their children to satisfy their idolatrous lusts (Psalm 106:37-38; Ezekiel 16:20-21), often burning them alive. It is beyond our power to explain the secret force and unsearchable deceit that is in our inbred traitor, sin, that can not only stop the course of nature, but even drive it backwards with such violence as to cause men to deal with their own children in a way that a good man would not, for any inducement, deal with his dog.” [emphasis his]

“But it may be good for the best of us to know what the effects the sin we carry about with us has produced in others.”

John Owen, Indwelling Sin in Believers, Chapter 16

Infanticide was not just a problem in the ancient days nor just in Owen’s day. In our day, we face the same. Abortion is infanticide, it is the killing of an infant, albeit not outside the womb as normally thought of when speaking of infanticide, but inside the womb. Either way, a child is killed by people who are supposed to harbor natural affection for them.

Shout Your abortion is a media campaign wherein the premise is that “Abortion is Normal” (their words) and one who has killed one’s child in that manner is supposed to be proud of it. From Wikipedia (I won’t link to their website) it states,

#ShoutYourAbortion is a social media campaign where women share their abortion experiences online without “sadness, shame or regret” for the purpose of “destigmatization, normalization, and putting an end to shame.”

If we turn our mind to the ancient days, did the mothers who put their babies in the burning brazier of a Molech statue skip home and shout their infanticide? One wonders. Today we not only have women without the most natural affection of all slaying their children in abortion clinics from coast to coast, but as Romans 1:32 says, “and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.”

“God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,” (Romans 1:28)

Any society that does this and gives hearty approval to others who do the same, has most sadly lost its mind. Jesus will have something to say about that on His day. And He won’t have to shout.