One of the defining matters of our time is abortion, a subject that galvanizes people on both sides of the issue. Years ago, so-called “pro-choice” people would argue that the newly conceived baby didn’t reach personhood status until much later in a pregnancy with some advocates choosing an obscure viability measurement as a way to justify abortion. In other words, if the baby could not live outside of the mother’s womb, then abortion should be legal.
Other advocates of abortion don’t hold any standard for the taking of human life, even allowing a child born alive in a botched abortion to die. To say that this is chilling is an understatement, a sad testimony to the days in which we live.
Today, few people on the abortion side of the issue will call an unborn baby “a mass of tissue” a “clump of cells” or use some other scientific terminology when publicly pushing for a woman’s right to choose.
Sure, when it comes to visiting the abortion “clinic” for guidance, mothers hear innocuous language as the abortion providers try to remove patient concerns that they are, indeed, taking the life of their child. Many women have no idea that they are participating in an act of murder, their right to make an “informed decision” obscured by lies, half-truths, and other distortions.
But, the veil of secrecy is off when abortion advocates openly push their culture of death.
Before I continue, let me say this: women (and men) who have participated in the abortion act can absolutely and unconditionally be forgiven of this terrible sin. When Jesus died on the cross for the sins of mankind, abortion was one of many sins nailed with Him to the cross. If you participated in this sin you need to seek forgiveness; if not – you still need to come to Jesus for forgiveness for your other sins. Healing comes to those who embrace the cross of Christ.
For the church of Jesus Christ, the follower who calls upon His name and puts their trust in Him, we also need to be mindful of the impact of abortion and intercede wherever possible to persuade people not to kill their unborn children.
One way that we can do that is by voting on Tuesday and electing only those candidates who respect life, born and unborn. In Deuteronomy 30:19 we’re admonished by God to choose life:
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants…
There are many other scriptures which support the life of the unborn with nothing in the word of God even suggesting that abortion meets God’s approval. As Christians, we’re “called out” or holy – living lives pleasing to God, not following the deeds of darkness.
Some Christians will be voting on Tuesday with other things in mind, such as the economy. Unfortunately, these believers are relying on the actions of man to provide their sustenance, not God. In Luke 12:27 (and elsewhere) we learn that God is our provider, not man:
Consider how the flowers grow. They never work or spin yarn for clothes. But I say that not even Solomon in all his majesty was dressed like one of these flowers.
Clearly, we’re not to worry how we will provide for ourselves, our family, our retirement, etc. when choosing a candidate for elected office. Matters that are of utmost importance to God – preserving life – must be our chief concern.
Supporting those who advocate for the unborn is clearly in God’s plan, so if you consider yourself to be a follower of Jesus Christ, use your vote to stand with Jesus by doing your part to protect human life and allowing God to manage every other facet of your own life as you trust Him for your livelihood.
For information about where the candidates stand on abortion, please visit the National Right to Life website to find life affirming candidates who have a track record of defending unborn children.
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