Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Life as a Gift

Sunday I spoke on the sanctity of life as I do every year. Every year I prepare to speak, and every year I continue to learn things I did not know. This year, I was surprised to learn how in 1973, when Roe vs. Wade became law, there were very few voices in the church who condemned this barbaric law. Most leaders even stated that they were alright with the law. Although there were a few exceptions, it took over a decade for the church to get its act together and openly condemn this law.

The law was passed by the Supreme Court and of course never voted on by the people's representatives, because it would never have passed in that manner. Deception was used to ensure its approval by the court, and that same deception has been continued by the media for the past 40 years. They have been good at twisting the truth to keep the public in the dark about the stark truth of abortion.

The primary argument of when life begins has been lost by the proponents of abortion due to the marvelous technology that allows a woman to see the little life in her womb. The new argument that now is sucking up all the oxygen is about quality of life. They propose that abortion is still the best option, because it allows the mother to reject the baby because of the lesser quality of life this baby will have.

I'm disturbed by surveys that indicate that Christians are being influenced by the secular and godless arguments of the proponents of abortion. A large percentage of Christians when asked if abortion is wrong will answer yes, but when asked if Roe vs. Wade should be overturned, they answer no. Here is a disconnect if I have ever seen one. If Christians truly believe as we profess that God is the author of life, then we cannot at the same time believe that there is any moral room for Roe vs. Wade to stand.

To date this horrendous practice of abortion has murdered over 56 million lives in the United States alone. We are all aware of the increased concern for animals in our world today. People everywhere are dedicating their lives to save stray animals, and more and more people are prosecuted for cruelty to animals. At the same time there is a devaluation of the importance of human life. As Brian Fisher writes, "In a culture that increasingly devalues and demeans human beings, we tend to forget just how special we are. We save the whales but abort our children. We get excited about the possibility of a single-celled organism on Mars, but we refuse to acknowledge the value of life in the womb. If you destroy a bald eagle egg, you may be fined up to $ 250,000. But a woman can destroy her own child for $400."[i]

[i] [i] Fisher, Brian (2015-01-18). Deliver Us From Abortion: Awakening the Church to End the Killing of America's Children (Kindle Locations 1121-1132). Brown Books Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

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