Day: January 24, 2012
With the recent passing of the anniversary of Roe v Wade, it is widely acknowledged that the policies and laws of the land have authorized the aborting of approximately 50 million individuals. The impact that has had on the culture is incalculable as we will never know what kinds of leaders would now be coming of age, how much creativity would have introduced positive change to society and how many of them would now have become followers of Christ. On the negative side, it is true that by the same reasoning we can never know how many villains never emerged, how many more jobless and homeless people there would be and so forth.
But those questions are not really the issue at all. At the center of all the discussion is the simple question that continues to stir debate–whose life is more important, mother or child? Although there are some who still try to argue that the baby is not human until born, that point of view has been discredited by the amazing technological advances that allow us to see the baby in the womb and know that it is a living human being. The debate over the value of one over another is at the heart of the matter and 50 million human beings never got to speak to the issue!
God treasures the lives of both mother and child. He values life and created each one for His glory. Assuming the right to make a choice of one over the other presumes too much! Therefore, it is essential for followers of Christ not to be swayed by sentimentality either way, nor for them to depend on their own reason to formulate a response. God provides what we need to know in His Word.
Several years ago, I laid out what I believe we need to understand as followers of Christ. You can find the full outline of that message in a new tab at the top of this page devoted to more extensive articles and teaching outlines that would take too much space on the front page of the blog.
Read it, share it, pray over it if you will. Taking a biblical approach to this and all controversial issues we face as Christians in a culture with a different trajectory toward the future will help us understand and speak with truth and grace to people all around us lost in the verbiage and in need of a word of reason based on God’s Word of revelation.