So, here it comes again, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. It breaks my heart that 50,000,000 babies, images of God, sons and daughters, people, have been murdered. It breaks my heart that this holocaust is occurring, and our culture and churches are numb to it. It happens in a sterile room, out of sight, so we don’t have to think about what happens to people that are dismembered, burned, stabbed. The blood of 50,000,000 people is on our hands as a nation. I can only imagine what the history books will say of us as a nation, what church history will say of the impotence of evangelicals in America.
I thought about not having a blog post on this topic, but that seems cowardly in my mind. I am a pastor, and a writer, and the venues I have available to me should be used for the promotion of God’s truth, and His Word tells me that cowards will not inherit the Kingdom of heaven, but instead will be thrown into the lake of fire, “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8). Pastor Doug Wilson is fond of saying that what the church, and by proxy the nation, needs is courageous men. I agree.
The courage of the Gospel is that it is the power of God unto salvation for all those who repent and believe (Romans 1:16). Even for those who have committed murder, even for those who are complicit in murder, forgiveness and restoration is available for those who submit to the Lordship of Christ. Repentance is the call of the day, always has been (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
Church, do something. Here is a way to start.
Tomorrow, on the anniversary of our nation’s depravity, spend some time watching the documentary Babies Are Murdered Here. Then go and minister.
Listen to R.C. Sproul Jr. and his daily podcast Jesus Changes Everything, as he takes every episode this week to address the evil of abortion.
Watch this short video from Pastor Matt Chandler, on abortion: