Whose Kingdom is it anyway?

by kara bridel on March 29, 2009

in Matthew, Random Musings

I just stumbled upon an interesting quote from Margaret Sanger, the woman who started Planned Parenthood.

In her book first published in 1920, Woman and the New Race, she shared what she believed would be the outcome of legalized birth control and abortion:

“[Because of birth control], child slavery, prostitution, feeble mindedness, physical deterioration, hunger, oppression and war will disappear from the earth. There will come a Plato who will be understood, a Socrates who will drink no hemlock, and a Jesus who will not die upon the cross. These and the race that is to be in America await upon a motherhood that is to be sacred because it is free.”

It sounds like Ms. Sanger’s savior was not Jesus dying upon the cross, but women as a race once they were “freed” from the burden of unwanted pregnancies. Hmm….so we now have legalized birth control and abortion, but all of those things [child slavery, prostitution, feeble mindedness, physical deterioration, hunger, oppression and war] still exist, and seem to be increasing. It would appear that that thing she placed her hope and salvation in hasn’t done much saving. Interesting.

Also, it’s worth noting that Ms. Sanger thinks Jesus’ death is something that shouldn’t have happened. As if Jesus was murdered against His will rather than choosing to be crucified in order to save the world from sin and death. Interesting, yet again.

From this statement alone we can see that Ms. Sanger was very much a woman who put her faith in things and people of this world. She hoped that once women were freed from the bondage of unwanted pregnancies that this world would become a peaceable place. Instead, the contrary is true.

It’s apparent that when we put our hope in anything but Jesus Christ we will always be disappointed.

“Therefore we do not lose heart… So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)

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