Monday, August 3, 2015

Law and its Lack

We tend to imagine that the Presence of God would make a place strange, that the laws of nature would break down and the world would be undone. Maybe we're wrong. Maybe the paranormal, the strange, occur more when God is rejected

God wrote the law and set its boundaries. He called the universe, which He had so ordered, good. Satan, on the other hand, tried to cast doubt on this law from the very beginning. (Genesis 3:5) By causing man to fall, he managed to stain creation's perfection, and inched his claws through the door to our world.

So, in turn, is our era one in which man rejects Law: in so doing opening the gate to the abyss. Could even the worshipers of Molech imagine a horror such as this? Throughout the developed world the children of men hide, either physically or pharmaceutically rather than face the nightmare their lives have become. As the works of Lovecraft predicted, the absence of this universe's laws does not bring freedom, but madness.

We must reject rebellion. We must adhere to law. Without it, we are little more than playthings for what lies outside it.

"What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil? ... And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you – where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws from coast to coast, Man's laws, not God's, and if you cut them down – and you're just the man to do it – do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then?" 
A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt

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