The Abolition of Absolution

We are bearing the fruit of abolition and it is rotten to the core. Rootless and seedless, this tree will not satisfy today’s hunger or tomorrow’s need.

 

Hitler believed he could condition man to go any which way he wanted them to because he embraced a reality where he, himself, was “completely untethered and unbound to any absolute standard of morality…” His own words.

 

Mussolini also made himself a god on the foundation of relativism, “Relativism signifies contempt for any fixed categories, and contempt for men who adhere to them with objective, eternal truth. The modern relativist believes he has the right to create his own ideology and the right to enforce it with all the energy he is capable of.”

 

Isn’t this what we are seeing and doing today? Isn’t the lawlessness and Marxism of Antifa and BLM echoing these exact ideas? Isn’t this the depraved defiance of the transgender movement? I am the I AM? And I alone?

 

In a speech to Hitler Youth, Hitler stated “I freed Germany from the stupid and degrading fallacies of conscience and morality. And now we will train young people before whom the whole world will tremble… a generation capable of violence, without conscience, imperious, relentless and cruel.”

 

America, we have succeeded where Hitler failed. And it did not require the taking up of arms or even the occasional twisting. We did it with passivity, affluence, boredom, sexuality, and “rigorous academia.” Aren’t we so very clever?

What evils we now justify, what destruction we are capable of, what death we exult. Not because we are oppressed or slaves under wicked rule, but BECAUSE WE ARE SO VERY, VERY FREE INDEED.

 

Free from the Creator, we destroy His creation.
Free from the King, we operate in tyranny.
Free from the Giver, we drown in both waste AND want.
Free from the Father, we live in rebellion and irreverence.
Free from the Judge, we deem what is right in our own eyes and cruelly enforce it.

 

We are a nation of abolitionists.
We have abolished good and God but kept His glory for ourselves.

We abolished sin and made everything acceptable.
Abolished all the absolutes–truth, lie, good, bad, right, or wrong. We have created a society where “anything goes.” And believe me, IT WILL ALL GO.

 

Righteousness is no longer the goal.
“Right for us” will do just fine.

Except it isn’t fine, is it? It is chaos at worst and a controlled decline at best. “Right for us” is so fun—and fatal. We can’t even be objective about what a healthy weight is lest someone feel shamed. Even as I type this, my computer keeps correcting to “ashamed.” Oh nay, nay. I do not mean ashamed at all, though I wish I did. I wish that we did have a problem with feeling humility or guilt over our choices. But shamed by others, having error pointed out by whomever is brave enough to speak, will have to do.

 

Think about our response to addiction and the homelessness stemming from it. We enabled and incentivized addiction with clean needles, safe markets, safe use areas, etc. All because we can’t bring ourselves to deem anyone’s desire of anything–a bad thing. We prefer to embrace evil than dare to offend.

 

We abolished gender, marriage, parenting, and family.
And because of those sweeping reforms, we now abolish children and childhood.
We see cities shutter and board up ahead of votes, rulings, and breaking news as destruction and rioting are now foregone conclusions. In preparing to allow it, we encourage it.
We would rather adapt and keep buying glass and plywood, than bear the consequences of having high expectations and enforcing them. The nation we desire requires far more guts and backbone than the nation we have. It requires more than being hospitable to chaos. We would rather clean up and rebuild, stay home, or move away than ask the Lord to truly HAVE HIS WAY IN US.

 

It would be so uncomfortable, so stringent, we fear.
He might ask us to lay things down or give things up. He might ask us to burn our idols.
We are the generation dictators desired, without values enough to resist, without history enough to defend, without truth enough to reason… without conscience.

The gloom of our doom is:
This is in fact, how it is. We have made evil a joke so abstract and subjective; we can’t possibly judge or evaluate it. We might as well enjoy and celebrate it instead.

 

But the Hope that remains is Christ. Christ was born into a world just like this. He ministered and offered salvation in a world just like this. And still He overcame the world and all that is in it. It is Christ who saves from sin. Christ who is the Way, Truth, and Life still extends his hand to us today. Christ alone has the final say on this generation. Make us mighty, Lord.

Draw your lines, stand your grounds, speak TRUTH, and not some personal or preferential version. The world is waiting on the righteous to object, to dissent, and to break the chains our abolition has won us.

 

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