If you have not noticed, all the powers on the planet are mired in their own excreta. Every claim of sovereignty is upended by rabbit holes, misinformation and rewritten history. Trusted clergy, notaries public, judges, and representatives of the people at all levels are showing how easily they can be bought and sold. Adoption, abortion, and anthropology are not subjects that require science, much less rocket science. Neither is migration. They are not matters of extraordinary faith, but of a simple or childlike faith and rudimentary decency. Abortion and border policies come from the same uncaring pit of malice and ruthlessness.
Birth alone is the measure of identity
Are those conservative theologians going to circumcise their children before they leave their mothers’ wombs? Why are there people registering their chickens before they are hatched? Is that pre-registering what the stock market is all about? American exceptionalism has fallen off the wall, and we are watching frantic and futile attempts to mend the cracked egg. The disappointing silence of the watchmen who are supposed to be on Zion’s walls cannot be described without superlatives because sonship, adoption, circumcision, naming, and only those groveling in juvenile visions, types and illusions will not see how empty and diabolic the plot of evangelicals to get their hands of the levers of government. Even with a cloak of academic and miraculous accolades abortion, national security, and common sense are mere fig leaves.
Conscientious to condemn and courageous to compromise
Stupid is not a label we throw around lightly, but when we look at how the United States Supreme Court has been constituted we recognize that men of good conscience are rare indeed, and it is men of good conscience who vote for officials who the electorate expects to conduct themselves as men of good conscience. All nobility is compromised when money floats in the air. When so many of the persons on the front lines of justice and goodness turn out to be tainted in character, to be people who have made not merely made poor judgments in a case or two, but turn out to be rooted in malice and committed to injustice, men who flip flop between loyalty to law and support of insurrection, we are sure the egg is not being repaired in our lifetime, if ever. Forget conscience. The watchmen lack even the basic courage to defend all the people behind the walls.
Begotten, conceived and born
We know that abortion is a well-dressed pig, because a person is neither baptized nor circumcised until they leave the womb. We also know that the communities into which people are born do not recognize new members until a rite of passage (such as bar mitzvah) takes place. It is no secret that it was not until a male of the tribe of Levi (those entrusted with the service that bound the tribes together) in ancient Israel reached thirty years that he was considered eligible (Numbers 4:1-3). We also know that conception is not birth yet more and more Christians are using the term “born again” to describe the current experience of divine salvation and adoption, even when it is obvious that we have been begotten by grace through faith, are indeed sons of God now, and only the most deluded would want to deny that the Holy Spirit is given as a deposit of glory. If you think that the religious intelligentsia are going to confess that they have soiled their undergarments with idolatrous and covetous doctrines of anthropology and salvation, pinch yourself.
Sons of God in the age to come
Sonship does have a defining crown when this age is over. So in all our passionate defence of the unborn we stumble over the facts of human life, soil our garments with delusions of the divine process of adoption. We make ourselves like the fruit squeezed by human hands to appear ripe before its time. There are no grown up kids. Maturity cannot be faked or legislated. Israel’s first and second kings were thirty years old when they began their reigns (1 Samuel 13:1, 2 Samuel 5:4). Is that why God kept Jesus under wraps until he was thirty years. The Born again slogans and rhetoric are not helpful. Are those thirty years pictures of why we believers spend a lifetime as begotten of God to be born in the age when He gives us new bodies? You think about that!