How can these people just pretend that it's business as usual? How can they live with the consequences of their actions? Is it a case of moral blinders? Will they wake in the night, many years from now, as some of the women who aborted their children do, agonizing over the irreversibility of their decision?
I mean, picture it:
|Situation||Old Response||New Response|
|Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for any cause? (Matthew, 19:3-6)||What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder.||Hey, you've moved on. She needs to go, of course, for her own good.|
|Feeding the hungry disciples (Mark, 3:24-25)||Have you never read what David did when he and those who were with him were in need, and hungry?...and ate the loaves of proposition, which he could not lawfully eat?||Better not feed them - it's against the law.|
|Healing Jairus' daughter (Mark, 6:39-43)||The girl is asleep, not dead...And he charged them strictly...that something be given her to eat.||She's dead. Pay no attention to the movements. And, BTW, starvation is really painless.|
|The woman at the well (John 4:13)||Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again. He, however, who drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst.||Officer! Arrest those kids with the water!|