Contempt for Marriage, Infanticide and Moral Disintegration

I read a quote from David L. Breed’s A History of the Preparation of the World For Christ, and I could not help but see the parallels to this world and particularly America. Although he makes a distinction between infanticide and killing of the unborn in this quote, the only difference really is the location of the infant as outside or inside the womb.

Writing in 1893 Breed says, “Marriage had fallen into deeper and deeper contempt. The freedom of single life was preferred by both sexes. Seneca went so far as to affirm that marriage was only contracted in order that adultery might afford additional charm, and declared that whoever had no love affairs was to be despised. Unnatural vices prevailed . . . In such a state of society, even if marriages were celebrated, the children were few in number. They were not welcomed when they appeared. As there was no sense of the sacredness of human life infanticide was commonly practiced. The destruction of unborn children was even more practised [sic] than infanticide, and not only did moral disintegration ensue in the destruction of family life, but the very foundations of the state were undermined in the decrease of the native population.” David R. Breed, quoted in the Undercover Revolution by Iain Murray, Banner of Truth Publishers

May God open our eyes and help us to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to this world sick with sin. May He give us grace to live blamelessly and innocently as children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom we appear as lights in the world.

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