|Posted on January 27, 2019 at 9:45 AM|
Take the evil of your choice, Sweeten with kind words and intellectual arguments, Wrap it in a good cause and Serve with joyous celebration.
Have you ever wondered just how and why seemingly good and normal people can do what we would consider to be atrocities? Well, above is a simple recipe for evil, there are other variations, but ultimately they are all pretty much the same.
In the Garden of Eden, Satan convinced Eve to begin a rebellion against God. He convinced her that who she was and what she had was not good enough. He argued that she was being denied the things that she deserved and that she would be better off if only she would eat of the fruit and gain the “Knowledge” that it would provide. She then celebrated by sharing with Adam.
Have you ever wondered how and why so many within the nation of Germany could embrace Hitler and his evil? After all, Germany was not a nation of uneducated or barbaric people. No, their nation was rich with History, Culture, Education and the Arts. Yet, many of the brightest and the best that the nation had to offer were fully committed to Hitler and his cause.
When we look at the holocaust, we see the grossest atrocities and find it inconceivable that any civilized people would do such things. Yet, they felt justified in what they were doing. They believed what they were doing was for the best! After all, they reasoned that “these Jews” were a lesser people. That they were harmful to the human race and that removing them from the earth would be better for everyone. Now, they understood that there were many who were “unenlightened” and that they would not understand but after all, “it is up to those who are enlightened to do what is best for everyone.” They believed in a “noble cause” they wanted to improve the Human Species. They wanted a better Germany and a better world. This could only be done by first removing the weak, the defective, the undesirable. They knew by doing this that the final result would make all the suffering worthwhile. Yes, the Jews and the handicapped might suffer, but it was ok, after all they reasoned, that they were “lesser humans, if human at all”, but whatever the case, “they were of lesser importance, and what they might have to suffer was of little consequence”. And we look back in horror at what they did.
Here’s the question: in what way is what happened in Germany different from what is going on across this country with regard to abortion? Think about it. - Pastor Tim
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