This web log is a place to conduct a conversation on the elusive nature or features of listening to and following God’s will. That is, it is concerned with the “how and why” of seeing with Eyes of Faith. Besides the “how and why” it is also about the “what.” What does one see in the world through Eyes of Faith? This component of the weblog is, alas, likely to be the preponderant content for some time. Seeing with eyes of faith is ultimately about viewing the world as a creature of a personal God.
Only in America. What takes precedence, do you think? One person's conscience tells them it's o.k. to take an abortifacient pill to avert a possible pregnancy. Another person's conscience recognizes that a human being is a person from the moment of conception, and that an abortifacient is a murder weapon. The first person is someone who had "unprotected sex" with someone, naively never intending the sex to result in pregnancy. The second person, being the more responsible of the two, is the local pharmacist who refuses to fill the prescription. Who's conscience choice takes precedence in America? Whose natural rights are being deconstructed? Answer: so far in this developing conflict, the conscience of the person who is possibly inconvenienced, enough to have to drive 20 minutes further to see a pharmacist whose conscience agrees with hers, is the one the governors and the court system are favoring. What are Congress and the state legislatures saying? According to the report 'Conscience clause' laws weigh moral values in ReligionLink, both the Congress and the several of the State Legislatures have been weighing in on this controversy on behalf of those whose conscience is better informed: the pharmacists who refuse to be an accessory to murder. Governor Blagojevich and the many other politicians who would defend the interests of the irresponsible will have much to answer for when they meet their creator, who acts as judge in a case with a jury populated by aborted children. If you think that idea is preposterous, you might want to revisit Luke 11:32. The record of salvation history in the bible is clear. God weighs in on behalf of the most helpless and most neglected. If God heard the blood of Abel, he will surely hear the blood of the 45 million aborted human beings in the U.S. since Roe. It's never too late to repent until you're dead, but deliberate murder always takes a powerful grace for repentance. Then what about negligent genocide, for which we all bear responsibility?