So moving with the Spirit spoke today I give followers of Christ a call to arms
First of all, passively being pro-life like “I’m personally pro-life but I don’t care if someone else kills their child” is like saying I don’t personally own slaves, but I won’t impose my perspective if my neighbour owns slaves.
Abortion is genocide. It is always objectively morally wrong to kill an innocent human being.
Abortion on demand is not simply a preference like choosing your favourite ice cream flavour. It is not oh I like vanilla, but my neighbour is welcome to chocalate.
Would you say that about someone robbing a house or someone beating their child? Abortion is far worse. It is ending their child’s life.
Just as Jesus Christ is our advocate to the Father, we are called to, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.” Proverbs 31:8
We are also called to “Have nothing to do with fruitless seeds of darkness, but expose them.” Ephesians 5:11
So not only are we supposed to not be silent on this issue. If our hearts respond to the calling of Christ we should be speaking up and exposing this darkness for what it is. The murder of innocent unborn humans. It is so horrible that when the people in Jeremiah 19:5 were sacrificing their children that God said He didn’t mention it or even ENTER HIS MIND. So troubled by this sin God renamed Topheth to the Valley of Slaughter and allowed the place to become completely barren and desolate, left these people to be destroyed by their enemies and for their dead bodies to be left as food for the birds.
And at the same time, remember our God’s faithful and enduring mercy and Love throughout this. Just as our King David had someone murdered to hide his sexual sin and God had mercy and saved him, so we should give that kind of Love to those who have faced the terrible consequences and shame of their sin. For God forgives those who are truly repentant. If God forgave David’s murder then He can forgive you for your abortion. So let us to implore our neighbours to repent and sin no more.
So followers of Christ, go out and engage knowing that every human being has infinite intrinsic value as a fellow image bearer of God. And those in America especially know we have the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. At the crux of the biggest human issue in our society today that kills a million innocent lives a year, is that without the right to our own life then no other rights can exist. It all starts with our right to life from God.
If we can’t kill each other due to our size (height or weight), level of development (age or mental disability), environment (inside or outside the womb), or degree of dependency (i.e. ALS or life support), then we can’t kill defenseless developing infants for those reasons either.
So let us go forth and engage for the good of our society, and infuse Christ back into the culture. Let us win over sin and darkness with the power of truth and Love!