As I expected, Albert Mohler has penned an essay on the recent New York Times article givign us a glimpse into the horrifying world of “reduction”, i.e. killing one or more children in favor of a single or a couple of children (I first looked at this in a post here: Reduction to a singleton ). The more I think about this, the more tragic it becomes. This entire medical subculture is a result of a culture that on the one hand demands that young women seek after education, career and pleasure for as long as possible and put off child bearing as an impediment to fulfilling the desires the world tells them to embrace and then on the other hand promotes radical interventions to impregnate women who realize they want children but have waited too long. The unintended consequences of this culture are enormous, from designer babies to aged parents raising young children.
Dr. Mohler’s essay This Isn’t Meddling — It’s Murder strikes the right tone. One of the things I appreciate about Dr. Mohler is that he is sober and unflinching when it comes to issues like this but he also always recognizes the underlying issue of sin that drives this and every other aberration. It should be apparent that the “solution” to this is not hand-wringing or angry denunciations. It is Christ. What infanticide hidden under the euphemism of “reduction” is at its core is a symptom of a world wracked by sin being carried out to its logical conclusion. The Kingdom response is not marches or protests or legislation. It is Christ preached and the Way lived, city by city and family by family. Every Christian family that lives in a way the world deems foolish is a testimony to the lost. We don’t need more sermons or political action committees. We need more Christians living as ambassadors of the King in a world that rejects Him.