The predictable response came out of Washington and from the media today in the wake of the brutal murder of twenty-eight people in the elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The message, “We just must do something to take guns off the streets,” or, “Why in the world does someone need a weapon that holds 30 rounds?” The statements are always the same because the source is a common one; the source of radical atheism which promotes secular humanism.
First, if you’re an atheist who is denouncing the murders of the school children today, save your breath. I say this because your denial of the Christian God invalidates your outrage. If there is no God then there is truly nothing wrong with what took place today because there is no objective standard of good or evil, right or wrong. After all, there are no moral absolutes to condemn the killer on an objective basis and therefore you cannot say that what took place was wrong, given the subjective standard that the murderer chose for himself.
Next, congrats to the evolutionary culture because you have succeeded with the promotion of your lie that human beings are just random bags of cells that came about by pure chance and that have no inherit worth. I can just hear it now from the evolutionist, “These murders were wrong because we humans are made in the image of…..oh, never mind.” If you keep telling people that they are just the result of random atoms banging around and that they have evolved from the lower level of the evolutionary tree, don’t be surprised when they believe you and begin to act in such a fashion. And, save your comments about how Christians have killed many people in the name of religion, because we Christians can turn to the very pages of the Bible to condemn those who have committed such actions. Meaning, they were saying “a” (they were Christians) but standing on the foundation of “b” (the non-Christian worldview that is opposed to their actions).
Finally, there is President Obama, who was by all accounts, fighting back tears when he stated “The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. They had their entire lives ahead of them: birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own . . . These neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. And we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.” I agree Mr. President, but, what if these five year olds were five months in the womb? Are they still “our children” and why do you promote the killing of these children, but condemn the others? Take the children in the school, place them in the womb and Mr. President will say things such as this, “I’ve got two daughters, 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.” What about the “beautiful little kids,” Mr. President? What about their “entire lives ahead of them” or their “birthdays, graduations, weddings” and “kids of their own”? Oh that’s right; “these children” were just “mistakes.”
Oh, but you say that the child in the womb is not really a child at all, right, and there is a vast difference between in the womb and out. Well, firstly, Peter Hitchens on this subject rightly said that this is simply a tactic to dehumanize a person – which is something that most murders do to their victims. However, outside of the womb does not really change the opinion of said president, as noted when he voted three times against the “Born-Alive Infant Protection Act.” God help us.
Finally, this is a worldview issue that we are facing in this country and if we don’t see hearts changed to the truth of Jesus Christ, all of the legislation in the world is useless. The issue is not guns, but rather, the society in which a person buys the guns and its worldview outlook. If we persist in claiming that humans are simply random chance mistakes, expect more of what we have seen today, because there are no absolutes and there is no objective morality in such a system of thought. May God grant this nation repentance and may He comfort the family members of those who were taken today.