Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Over 250,000 Children Slaughtered So Far In Trumps First 100 Days

          I believe that life and personhood begins at conception and the responsibility for the life of the conceived child begins then as well. I’m not going to convince those who believe otherwise of the error of their thinking, but I do want to address those who profess to hold my view. If you believe that life begins at conception, then you have only two possible views of abortion. Murdering the child should either be legal or illegal. Period. It is logically inconsistent to hold the “personal” moral conviction that abortion is wrong, but that it should be left up to the choice of the mother. This view is hypocritical and cowardly. It stands for neither and nothing. It is also effectively pro-abortion.
          I remember very clearly how evil I was because I refused to endorse “the lessor of two evils” during this past election. I was apparently evil because I was missing the opportunity to make sure we had conservative judges appointed to the supreme court. I was evil because I didn’t share the view that the Republicans were actually less evil than the Democrats. With all this evil around us, it’s hard to know which evil to combat next. Abortion should be at the front of the line. For the next two years, at least, our government will be led by a professing pro-life President, a professing pro-life Senate, a professing pro-life House, and a professing pro-life Supreme Court. If nothing is done about abortion in the next two years then, let me say this clearly, shut up about being pro-life. It’s irrelevant. I assure you that if anti-abortionists[1] sit on their hands and wait, this regime will do nothing. It is time to rise up.
          The new regime is 82 days into its supposedly critical first 100 days. Over 250,000 infanticides have occurred through abortion since they took office and not a word. We just dropped hundreds of millions of dollars into bombing a country because they used chemical weapons on civilians that resulted in killing fewer than .001 percent of the children that have died by abortion in the United States of America every day since they took office. For the hypocrites who act like they care, I suppose I should offer the obligatory qualifier that I believe the bombing of these children in Syria was atrocious too. Who wouldn’t.[2] That’s not the point. The point is, it is pure hypocrisy to cry over the hand full of children who died in Syria and be completely indifferent to the over 3,000 infanticides a day happening in America.
         Martin Luther said, “If I profess with the loudest voice and the clearest exposition, every portion of the Word of God, except precisely that point that the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing him. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battle field beside is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.” What Luther meant was that finding common ground was cowardice when the ground being fought for is being surrendered. Christians are not called to make deals, we are called to make war. We are called to win. I want to charge my fellow saints to avoid the lure of the distractions. The opportunity to stop the barbaric practice of abortion is now. It’s time to move forward. Call and write your representatives now. Demand they fight the battle that needs to be fought. If this “pro-life” regime does nothing about abortion in the next two years, then a politician’s position on abortion won’t ever matter again. In the words of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, “Now is the day for the man, where is the man for the day?”

[1] The labels “pro-life” and “pro-choice” are political terms intended to civilize and cloud the issue. The issue is between whether killing a child is legal or illegal. The terms pro-abortion, anti-abortion, pro-infanticide and anti-infanticide are more fitting. There is a difference between being pro-life and anti-abortion.
[2] A logically consistent pro-abortionist wouldn’t think so.