Fake Christianity (#002)

Here is another example of someone twisting the core of Christianity in order to further a social agenda. Chelsea Clinton stated in a recent interview that she thinks it would be un-Christian to even consider changing current abortion laws:

“And when I think about all of the statistics that are painful of what women are confronting today in our country, and what even more women confronted pre-Roe and how many women died and how many more women were maimed because of unsafe abortion practices, we just can’t go back to that.”

“Like that’s unconscionable to me, and also, I’m sure that this will unleash another wave of hate in my direction, but as a deeply religious person, it’s also unChristian to me.”

First, she is right about one thing. We do need to care for these expectant mothers and protect them.

A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”
-John 13:34

But the command to love and care for one another extends not only to the mothers but to the children. So does the commandment against murder or killing an innocent person. The Bible does not differentiate between born and unborn children. The Greek and Hebrew words used to describe children included both those who had been born and those who were unborn. As early as the first century church leaders had already taken a stand that abortion was wrong:

“Thou shalt not slay the child by procuring abortion; nor, again, shalt thou destroy it after it is born” (Letter of Barnabas 19 from 74 AD)

In the Old Testament, God consistently passes judgment on those who practiced child sacrifice.

You must not worship the Lord your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the Lord hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.

The Israelites chose to ignore God’s word (much as we do now) and so (after repeated warnings through the prophets) He allowed them to be conquered and exiled into Babylon was because they had had turned away from Him and adopted the practice of child sacrifice.

As Christians we should care about people. All people. Those we like and those we don’t. Those who are living outside the womb and those living inside the womb. To say that allowing over 1 million unborn children to be killed every year in the US is a Christian virtue is a abomination.

Take care and God bless.

 

P.S.

On a totally secular note, those who support abortion apparently lack a basic understanding of the human reproductive system. Pregnancy is 100% preventable. If you don’t want to have children you don’t have to and that can be done without having an abortion. Not just through abstinence either. There are lots of ways to engage in sexual activity and reach orgasm with 0% likelihood of pregnancy that results in the death of a child.

 

P.P.S

Paul, I owe some answers to your questions I just haven’t had time to finish it.

Things Don’t Always Go As Planned

Things don’t always go according to plan. Not the small things and not the big things. As a young man I had plans to be a writer, to own a bar in the tropics and to live above the bar or on a boat (or both). Fiction, poetry and a little drunken debauchery on the side would fill an expectedly short time on planet Earth, after all, the brightest stars burn out the fastest, right?

That was the plan baby…

What actually happened was falling in love with a Wonderful Woman whose family situation was…complicated…and not at all conducive to the life of an island bar bum and writer. What’s more is the three little ones she was solely responsible for broke my heart too. There was no way I could look into those trusting and hopeful little faces and not fall in love with them as well. Faces that needed help before they became hard and uncaring; before they became statistics on the news.

Dreams change.

Savings, formerly earmarked to buy the bar, went instead to a decent place for them to live. A writing career (paid for by tending bar) was traded for something that paid the bills a little more reliably and work that didn’t involve vampire hours. The typewriter grew a covering of dust and eventually a place in the back of a closet. A planned free and easy life replaced with worries of where to get money for school clothes and Christmas gifts, braces, college…

Fast forward thirty plus years.

I am still madly in love with Wonderful Wife. I watch her sometimes when she is sleeping or watching TV or cleaning the house or whatever amazed that I could have been that blessed to have a woman like that put up with me for this long. I see my little ones, now grown, with little ones of their own, and I can’t help but thank God for them. They, along with Wonderful Wife, have been the color on the canvass of my life. My heart breaks (in the good way) looking into the little faces of my grand kids. Faces just as filled with hope and wonder, hope and trust as their parents’ faces so long ago. Seeing those little faces…I smile…my soul and my heart smile.

My plans changed…

My dreams changed…

..and I am a richer man for it. I am truly blessed.

Thank you Lord.

 

A Prayer For Those Touched By Abortion

Lord Jesus Christ,

I pray for the souls of the millions of children who have been killed by abortion. Please take them into Your loving arms. Welcome them into Heaven and where they may be warmed and nurtured by Your perfect love.

I pray for the women (and men) who have sinned, either out of ignorance or arrogance, by taking the life of an unborn child. Lead them to understanding of the depth of their sin but also forgive them. Comfort them in the recognition of their sin and the guilt that it brings.

I pray for those who are, or will, contemplate this sin and I pray for their unborn children. I pray that You guide them and touch their hearts with Your eternal and perfect love that they will not fall to the temptation of evil.

I pray that good hearted people will care for and support those who are born unwanted. They they will open their hearts and welcome those children as Jesus would have.

Amen