When I heard the news last night, just before I went to bed, at first I thought it was referring to a terrorist attack in London several weeks ago. But no–it was a new one. Another one. In just eight minutes, before being shot down by police, three Muslim terrorists killed seven Londoners and injured 48 more in an attack on London Bridge. “This is for Allah!” they cried ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4569638/Car-ploughs-20-people-London-Bridge.html).
(Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear: but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear. Isaiah 59:1-2)
We already know, don’t we, what the response will be?
They will treat it as a criminal offense, not an act of war. Prime Minister Theresa May has already blamed it on the Internet (if only it were strictly reserved for liberals!). There will be pious poems. Candle-light vigils.
There will not be any admission that multicultural, value-neutral, Political Correctness hasn’t worked: has, in fact, been a hideous failure resulting in a host of violent deaths. No one in power in Britain will say, “We were wrong!” No one will demand a change of course.
Because leftids who run countries literally do not care how many of their own countrymen get murdered: they will never admit their ideology is fatal foolishness. And so another seven civilians, peaceably going about their business, have become human sacrifices to the idol of Political Correctness.
Some of us have been wondering just what is left of Christianity in Britain. St. Patrick’s birthplace is now the home of Richard Dawkins. Who needs Christ, when they’ve got the State and Science?
Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say [ to me], Arise, and save us.
But where are thy gods that thou has made thee? Let them arise, if they can save thee in the time on thy trouble… Jeremiah 2:27-28
Britain, if Science and the State could save you, they would have done so by now. But you have turned away from the living God who made heaven and earth, who sent His Son into the world to make atonement for our sins.
Ask the works of your own hands to save you. But don’t ask your leaders to admit that they’ve been wrong about their public policies. An idol will get up and walk, before that happens.
God ordained government for certain duties, chief among them being the duty to protect the people from those who would harm them, and to restrain and punish evildoers. A government that cannot–or rather, will not–protect its people has no reason for existing. Of the civil magistrate, St. Paul reminds us, “He beareth not the sword in vain” (Romans 13:4). But if he refuses to use the sword on our behalf, then he has no right to bear it at all.
I am an American, and I grieve for the suffering of the mother country, and her folly.