The Church must not be anesthetized to the real issue of abortion. The real issue is that abortion is murder. God’s people must not accept a “less brutal” killing of babies as some kind of advancement in the fight against abortion. If God’s people accept anything less than the end of the practice of abortion, we stop short of our mission to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Please do not interpret my words as condoning any violence toward those who have any part in the abortion industry. Rather, I suggest that those who either give or receive an abortion should receive the full force of God’s love. God’s people must do right towards all people. But the Church is not loving when it compromises God’s standard.
Many in the Church cry out against abortion but there are many of God’s people who never allow the issue to come to mind. Perhaps these who never think about abortion perceive the issue to be too controversial or too political. Perhaps some in God’s church believe that there exists some reasonable circumstance in which aborting a baby is the better, kinder act. But there is never a good reason for ending the life of a child…never. This is the standard which the Church must hold up to the world.
The world will never applaud such a high standard. That should make no difference to God’s people. Our job is to habitually hold up God’s truth. As we hold up God’s truth, we must do so with tears for the aborted babies and compassion for the ones aborting the babies.
- Pastor Randy