When people do not think Biblically, they will end up thinking in other ways. These other ways may sound good and have some short-term benefits, but if they do not conform to the ways of the Lord, they will ultimately fail. I’m not sure how long it will take human beings to learn this, but in the end, every knee will bow to Jesus Christ.
When it comes to the recent revelations about Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in human body parts, the issue is not whether they should be funded by tax dollars. The issue is whether or not they should exist at all! Institutionalized murder is not something a nation can long advocate for, condone, and then expect to receive God’s blessing. The civil government has no business taking our money and using it for anything (compulsory education, enforced healthcare, or empire building) outside its God-ordained jurisdictions—defense and justice. The very action of providing confiscated funds to aid in the eradication of children in the womb is the antithesis of justice and defense.
In their defense of the indefensible, the talking heads on television and cable are demonstrating their epistemological self-consciousness* when they cite the good work that researchers can accomplish by using fetal remains for experimentation. They are admitting that abortion is, indeed, murder, but murder for a justifiably, good purpose. Will these become the new talking points and perspectives that even professing Christians will embrace?
Just do an internet search for animal rescue organizations and the support they get in the media and from private citizens to end cruelty to animals. Can you conceive of any network or cable station allowing Pro-life groups to run advertisements that plead for an end to cruelty to children in the womb? Sadly, we live in a culture that places a higher premium on dogs and cats than it does on human beings. The perverse logic to justify the ongoing slaughter: If we do not use these human remains for research, we may never find the cure for cancer! Besides, we are using what would otherwise be discarded for a greater good. This is a wicked trinity of pragmatism, relativism, and cannibalism.
It is difficult to take any political candidate seriously (for any office) who will not state unequivocally that not only is he/she against abortion, but that ending the legalized practice of murdering unborn children is a top priority. We need the likes of Wilber Wilberforce when it comes to averting the severe judgment of God. The epistle to the Hebrew states,
For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? (Hebrews 10:26-29)
It is time to stop mincing words. Discussing the abortion issue must extend beyond where groups like Planned Parenthood obtain their funds. The crux of the matter is whether those who call themselves believers will take God’s law-word seriously enough and unashamedly enough to exhort the death-culture around them to repentance. Are we willing to gamble with one of God’s most dreadful promises?
For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God (Hebrews 10:30-31).
- being aware of what one believes and why