“That you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” – Philippians 2:15
When our sweet Wrenley passed, the doctors encouraged me to spend as much time with her that day as I could. My inclination was to run, and get away from all of it, but I am so glad I heeded their advice. Tiffani and I would take turns holding her, and talking to her. In these moments with my child, I realized the degree of evil the issue of abortion is. She was a child, she was not a clump of cells. I looked down at my precious daughter, and I so badly wanted to hear her cry, and couldn’t. I would’ve given anything to hear her heartbeat, but couldn’t. Then I realized that there were people in our country that would gladly end the cries, and heartbeat of a child, and in that moment this issue became personal, and God awakened me to this fight.
Now I burn inside anytime this issue comes up in politics. I heard one politician say, “It will be a prerequisite, to be a part of my administration, that one will fight for a woman’s right to choose.” In other words, anyone who is to be a part of this persons administration, must fight for a woman’s right to murder a child, vacuum aspirate a child, or dismember a child. The blindness, and hardness of heart in these politicians is far beyond our imagination. They are totally depraved.
I want to make something clear, if a woman has had an abortion, or a man has advocated an abortion, the blood of Jesus Christ is powerful enough to atone for any sin. You can be cleansed, you can be forgiven. The grace of God is immeasurable, the blood of Christ is infinitely powerful, so take heart, there is no sin too great that the Lord cannot forgive through a genuine repentance.
This isn’t about politics. I’m not a politician, I’m a pastor. I’m called to stand for what is good, true, pure, and holy. This isn’t about left, right, conservative, or liberal. This is about the sanctity of human life. This is about good, and evil. We are created in the image of God, and every man, and woman (no matter how small) is created in His image. So, anytime a heartbeat is ended at the hands of another human being, it is an atrocious evil. How much worse is it, when an innocent child’s heart is forcefully stopped, and it is celebrated? When a child’s life is ended, and someone is paid for it? New York City lights up towers pink, in celebration of late-term abortion laws being passed, and we wonder why pandemics sweep our world? When will we wake up and realize, that a holy and righteous God, who’s wrath is unimaginable, is looking upon our nation, and seeing the blood that is spilled? When will we repent of this evil?
I want you to see this quote by John Piper, reformed theologian whom I love: He says, “We are children of the light. Abortion is a work of darkness. The apostle Paul said, “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them” (Ephesians 5:11). God is calling passive, inactive Christians today to engage our minds and hearts and hands in exposing the barren works of darkness. To be the conscience of our culture. To be the light of the world.”
There have been over 60,000,000 abortions, in our country, since the 1970’s. Let that settle in your mind for a moment. 60,000,000 image-bearers, knitted together by God in their mother’s womb, murdered at the hands of lawless men. 60,000,000 innocent lives, never committing a crime, especially not a crime punishable by death. 60,000,000 reasons for God to send His perfect wrath our way. We should all tremble at this reality.
We must see this for what it is. We cannot avoid these subjects as if they are taboo. These are realities. These things are actually happening every day. These are satanic agendas that are running rampant. We must understand the horrific procedures that end these children’s lives. We must look these issues in the face, and be willing to fight this fight. If we could see the dismemberment of one child, limb by limb (which is one way these procedures are done) we wouldn’t stand idly by, we would actively fight. As Christians, we all share a responsibility in this. Every time we turn a blind and ignorant eye, the blood is on our hands.
“If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.” – Ezekiel 3:18
Let us be the voice, for the voice-less. Since these children cannot cry out, let us Christians cry out for them.
God help us all.
“For you formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” – Psalm 139:13