by Scott Murray
Satan rebelled against his Creator in the first and worst overreach in history. According to Martin Luther, Satan attacked God’s plan to save the world through the weakness of the incarnation, suffering and death of His Son. After all, Lucifer reasoned, who better than he, who was the light bearer, to bring the light into the world? God didn’t see it that way. To us, it seems the height of madness to rebel against the Almighty God, to attack the unassailable and to hurl yourself against a mighty fortress. Yet, this has been the M.O. of Satan and his minions since the fall of our first parents in paradise.
Blinded by their rage and spite, the enemies of God continue to launch attacks on His ways and kingdom. The Planned Parenthood videos, made public over the last few weeks, expose an organization so filled with hatred for life that it has overreached, perhaps fatally. To haggle like a street vendor over the sale of the organs of infants whose heads have been crushed to kill them displays a callous disregard for God’s law. To exclaim over those pitiable remains, “Oh, another little boy!” is to indict yourself as a child killer; they know it’s more than random cells. There is a carelessness that reminds of the minutes of the Wannsee Conference at which the Nazis planned the “Final Solution” over an elegant lunch. An excellent white wine lubricates plans for mass murder like nothing else. The American people may have heard enough, more than enough.
If these enemies of life had not been so callously careless in their haggling over body parts and graphic descriptions of what they are doing when they dismember innocent children, they might still be running their profitable charnel houses with tax payer funding and still no one would have noticed. I, for one, believe that they may be the architects of their own downfall in yet another frightening overreach of wickedness. Despite our revulsion at these horrifying revelations, there is much to be confident about. God is still our mighty fortress. Christ is the Light of the world. And Satan is still overreaching. But don’t worry. God always wins.