As Psalm 11:3 asks, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Though rhetorical in nature, still one thing the righteous must do is assess the damage accurately. Here are a few important reminders of our culture’s self-destruction that call us to pray for the Lord’s mercy and deliverance.
The ninth video of the Center for Medical Progress on Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of fetal body parts has been posted. “Behold, the wicked bend the bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string” (Psalm 11:2).
In Kentucky, county clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She may be jailed for her actions. So many details make this story fascinating – the open hostility of the homosexual community and her relative calmness in the face of it; her open witness that she is taking this stand because of the authority of God’s Word; her own background that includes being in her fourth marriage; the protests in and outside the county building. In light of the media consistently claiming Mrs. Davis is “breaking the law,” I found this article by the America Family Association clarifying. “The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.“
Of course, judgment begins with the house of God. The sad news of R.C. Sproul Jr.’s admission of being one of the names on the Ashley Madison website is difficult to hear, though it is encouraging to see discipline enacted and Dr. Sproul seeming to receive it in the right spirit. The same does not quite appear to be the case in the Tullian Tchividjian matter, where shortly after confessing an adulterous relationship and being defrocked by his presbytery he was hired to be a ministry director at a large congregation in Florida. Many are expressing the concerns reflected in this article. “For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness; the upright will behold His face.” (Psalm 11:7).