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Apologetic on Abortion

June 12, 2009

A brother in Christ passed this along to me. I originally had this posted on my previous blog around the time of the election. Since I am transitioning to this new blog I do not want this to get lost. Given the increase in the discussion of this subject due to recent events I think this bears another look Enjoy… – Knight

Dear Friends, Lately I have been meditating on the impending election. Some questions popped up to which we not only need an answer but we need an answer from a proper Biblical/theological standpoint. These questions are as follows:

  • Do we as Christians have a role to play?
  • Are we as Christians responsible for how we vote?
  • Is there a theological imperative to how we vote?
  • What is the proper Biblical way to look at the various political issues?

Indeed this may be a late date to do this but it is when the Lord laid it on my heart to do it so it is in His time. I think that the best way to do it would be to take one issue at a time. One of the most important issues in this election whether the pundits believe so or not is abortion. So let’s start from this issue. I present to you an apologetic on the issue of abortion.

Do we as Christians have a role to play?

Yes. God in His sovereignty and grace has placed us in a free nation where we can worship as we wish and where we can influence national and local governance and policy.

Are we as Christians responsible for how we vote?

Yes. As surely as we are responsible for our thoughts and our sins of omission and commission we are responsible for how we vote. Our faith means nothing if we are professing one thing with our mouth yet representing something quite opposite to our professed faith through our actions and thoughts and vote.

Is there a theological imperative to how we vote?

Yes. The theological imperative is to save the unborn or at least protect who we can. Opponents of saving the unborn use the argument that what is aborted is merely a piece of flesh. Biblically speaking this is not so and is evidenced through passage of Psalm 51:5. King David says “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.” In other words from the time of conception or directly after the procreative deed is done he was considered sinful. Having that sinful nature would constitute having an eternal soul and that in turn would constitute being a living human being not merely a lump of flesh to be discarded. With this in mind we must do what we can to save the unborn that are defenseless. Is it really our place to worry so much about jobs and economic security that these things take precedence over such a sin? A sin so heinous that its Old Testament counterpart was the main reason that the Israelites were commanded by the Lord to completely destroy those nations and peoples as they entered and dwelt in the land of Canaan. This should show us two things about ourselves if we are putting economics above human life. First it tells us that we lack faith that God will provide for our every need. Second, that we lack the conviction of our faith. If indeed we even have a saving faith to have conviction about.

The Old Testament counterpart to today’s abortion is child sacrifice and/or baby sacrifice. False gods of various names had thousands of babies and children sacrificed to them over the centuries. Parents and officials sacrificed these babies and children in order to gain favor with their particular god so that they might have a good harvest or for the forgiveness of sins or so that their nation would be successful in a military campaign. Instead of trusting the true God for a good crop and sacrificing the animals as prescribed by His law for the forgiveness of sins, and faith that He would bring victory they sacrificed their own and other people’s children to a big hunk of wood or stone. To back this up Biblically let’s look and see how our Lord God views child sacrifice. Leviticus 18:21 “’Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.” Leviticus 20:2-5 “Say to the Israelites: ‘Any Israelite or any alien living in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech must be put to death. The people of the community are to stone him. I will set my face against that man and I will cut him off from his people; for by giving his children to Molech, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name. If the people of the community close their eyes when that man gives one of his children to Molech and they fail to put him to death, I will set my face against that man and his family and will cut off from their people both him and all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molech.” Who was Molech? Molech was better known by another name in the Bible, Ba’al. His representation was often made to look like a golden calf. This is the god that the Israelites usually prostituted themselves to when they turned away from the Almighty God.

What of it? Are abortions performed in the name of Molech or Ba’al today? No, but they are performed in the name of our modern society’s gods of Convenience and Expediency. Abortion is not used to obtain forgiveness of sins but instead to cover up sins. God still loves the little children and He loves them more than our money and our comfort zone. In Matthew 19:12-14 it is written, “Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” It is written in Mark 9:37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

God is the same God of the Old Testament He changes not. His wrath is still kindled by this sort of thing and more so at people who represent Him condoning this sin through their vote. Or through a country that places “In God We Trust” on all their money and effigies but do not trust Him or worship Him or obey His commands. Is God going to punish us for supporting this sin either as a nation or as individuals? Why should we think that God is not already punishing us for it? It is estimated that we need approximately 40+ million replacement workers to make social security solvent and workable into the foreseeable future. It is interesting to note that since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that 48,589,993 babies have been aborted or sacrificed to Convenience and Expediency. We are being punished now and if we continue on our path of supporting abortion through our vote or our lack of involvement in the political process His wrath will grow against us.

This cycle will not end with only abortion though. If we look to other nations and how this progressed in their cultures it only starts with abortion. Next on the agenda is euthanasia what other way could a universal health care system work and what else could prevent 50%+ income taxes to bolster the social security system to take care of the elderly. It has happened in all of these other countries and a certain handful of our own states are either bringing it up for a vote or have attempted to. This is another topic for another time.

What is the proper Biblical way to look at the various political issues?

The proper Biblical way to look at the various political issues is through the lens of Scripture. Not What Would Jesus Do but what did Jesus do and what did Jesus say and what did God say and example for us in the Old Testament? Brothers and Sisters it is important that we vote with our faith and remember that what is important to us is not necessarily of any importance to God. Separation of Church and State is not in the Constitution. This topic is covered in the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers and it was meant to protect churches from the government not protect government from the moral and ethical and Biblical principles taught in the church. He will provide for us. He has promised us this and His promises, unlike campaign promises, can be trusted.

Grace and Peace,

David Woods

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Knight permalink*
    November 8, 2012 6:46 am

    Reblogged this on Christian Knight and commented:

    Reporting a 3 year old article. I think we need reminded of this.

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