Friday, August 17, 2007

the crime of abortion

From the column, linked to above:

Because we as a society have lost our sense of right and wrong when it comes to abortion, we have to remind people that abortion is indeed a crime, and it is a crime in which the victim is indeed a human being — the least of our brothers and sisters, the preborn child. It is only when personhood is restored under the law to every innocent preborn child that there will be time enough to debate criminal consequences for the criminal act of abortion.

The role of the pro-life movement in America is not to say or do what is acceptable to society. Our role is to tell the truth and make people uncomfortable about legalized murder. We must not be intimidated by those who want us to argue that abortion is something other than what it is. Abortion is a dreadful criminal act.

Reminding America that abortion kills children is not a bad thing; it is the truth. And it is this truth that recognizes that the only way to end abortion is to call it by its proper name and to be prepared to secure protection for all preborn babies. That means establishing personhood so that the victimization of the most vulnerable members of the human family ends. And, please God, let that be soon.

Do you know what one of our biggest problems is, as a nation? Here in America, we have far too many Christians, and far to many Christian church leaders, who are afraid of speaking the truth in the face of evil. Abortion is an atrocity, yet too many Christians are afraid to say so. Killing a baby is the worst kind of evil, but too many Christian pastors are afraid to say so from the pulpit because they don't want to offend anyone.

Guess what? I don't care who I offend! Those of you who are regular visitors to my blog already know this. There is good in this world and there is evil, and we cannot hesitate to confront evil! The lies and hypocrisy that are so much a part of the forces of evil in this world must be exposed by people who know the truth.

Jesus told us that we are to be meek, but He never said to be timid! Meekness is power restrained. That power is restrained because we recognize our own sinfulness and we are ashamed of that sinfulness. But our shame over our broken condition must never cause us to be afraid of speaking truth and confronting deception.

Our world needs us, now more than ever, to courageously fight against sin. God will equip us for the fight, just as He equipped David in his fight against Goliath. We have nothing to be afraid of.

Every day we delay, another 3700 babies are murdered (126,000 worldwide). It's time to get busy.


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