Thursday, December 5, 2013

Today's Maxwell Quote

From We Will Prove Them Herewith (1982), 92-93:
A narcissistic society in which each person is too busy looking out for "number one" can build no brotherhood; it will finally be shattered against its own selfishness. Had God's Firstborn looked out for Himself first, there would have been no Gethsemane or Calvary—and no immortality!

Secular standards so often constitute a naive Maginot-line morality that is quickly outflanked by the reality of what occurs when men and women try to live without God in the world. Over four decades ago, the lights began to go out all over Europe. Extinguished were the lamps of God's commandments, including the sixth commandment. In the resulting darkness, the genocide of millions of Jews occurred.

The greater the darkness, the more enormous the errors. In that darkness, some said they did not know about concentration camps; the darkness made it easier for others who did know to ignore what was underway. The time may well come when the enormity of widespread and unnecessary abortions of today (one legal abortion for every three live births in the United States in 1978) will be looked upon with at least some of the shame with which we now view Dachau and Buchenwald.