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May 17, 2013

TISCIONE: Woe for calling evil good

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I recently heard a call upon God to bless an organization called Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood claims that they operate for the interest of women’s health. The founder of Planned Parenthood believed in eugenics shaped by her belief in evolution. Eugenics is the attempt to improve the species through genetic control.

In the case of Margaret Sanger, improvement of the species would come by removing the less desirable members of society, such as minorities and the disabled. One of the tools she advocated for improvement was abortion another was sterilization of minority women. The following quote of Margaret Sanger summarized her philosophy: “More children from the fit, less from the unfit – that is the chief aim of birth control,” (Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12). Praising Planned Parenthood is asking God to bless that which is evil.

As a result of our sinfulness both believers and unbelievers often have a difficult time in discerning “the good.” Believers always appeal to the word of God and pray for the illuminating power of the Holy Spirit to guide our discernment. (Psalm 119:105)

Issues of human life do not fall in the category of ethical confusion. We need not wonder what the “good” course is. God is for life! Those who would call death good are close to falling under the “woes” that Isaiah declared.

I am called to be a minister of the gospel. I am an ordained pastor. Yet, in this I am simply writing as a man who believes the risen Lord Jesus. I have been made a new creation by the sovereign grace of God. He has caused me to see the truth and the beauty of Christ. As a member of His family, I am obligated to declare the truth and live under His word. I dare not bless what God curses! I dare not remain silent when evil is called good.  

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