How to Avoid Despair at Our Crumbling Culture

by Sean McDowell

Ever since the Senate rejected the “Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act,” which assures that babies who survive abortion are given medical attention, I have found myself uniquely in despair about our culture. The feelings run deep.

Our culture is at the point where we are failing to protect the most vulnerable among us. And we even celebrate their destruction. Are we really any morally superior to Roman-era paganism in which people practiced “infant exposure,” involving the abandonment of unwanted babies on a trash-heap for death or slavery?[1]

Michael Egnor is right: Darkness is overtaking our culture. The culture of death is fast upon us.

As the author of Ecclesiastes observed, there is a time for everything, and that includes weeping and mourning. It is certainly appropriate–and natural–to mourn our governmental failure to protect viable newborns outside of the womb. If you have not been struck by this dark tragedy, pause and let it sink in.

Yet how do we respond in a biblical fashion without despair? Please allow me to offer three insights that have personally helped me…
 

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