Bleeding Wounds

Excerpt: Christianity Today Editorial
Christianity Today, January 2004

The spiritual decline has only accelerated in the 25 years since. We live in a political/economic nexus that not only permits but actually protects those who practice evil. In the slavish and mindless pursuit of liberty, we’ve ended up with a system that guards the rights of pornographers to commodify sex, of advertisers to entice people to hedonism, of executives to pursue a life of greed, of abortionists to kill innocent human life.

This is not a godly system, though it is a system under God—or, more precisely, under God’s judgment. The prophetic words spoken against Israel long ago are tragically timely: “Ah, sinful nation, people laden with iniquity, offspring who do evil, children who deal corruptly, who have forsaken the Lord … The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it, but bruises and sores and bleeding wounds” (Isa. 1).

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