The very first thing God reveals about Himself in the Bible is that He is the Creator of all things. He alone breathes the breath of life into all the living. And amazingly, among all living things, God gives the highest priority to us—human beings. That’s our undeserved gift and privilege we should always be thankful for!
God then affirms the sanctity of human life after Cain murders Abel reminding us that “…in the image of God has God made mankind.” (Gen 9:6)
Murder therefore dishonours the dignity of the human and ultimately humiliates the very image of God Himself.
No wonder then that God’s relationship with us is replete with reminders and laws regarding taking the life of a human being throughout the scriptures.
“Do not kill” is a universal law valid forever for everyone and is especially grave when the victim is defenceless and innocent—and no one is more defenceless and innocent than an unborn child.
The right to abort is a right to kill
America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has shown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society.
It has portrayed the greatest of gifts—a child—as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters. And in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners.
Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign. – St. Mother Teresa
Truer words were never spoken about abortion—one of the most murderous human practices ever when you consider the number of lives it has destroyed and continues to destroy.
Still not convinced? Do watch this presentation to understand why the pre-born is as much a human being as the born:
Abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun. – 1963 pamphlet issued by Planned Parenthood
A far cry from today as Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the United States!
It’s founder, Margaret Sanger, is a known racist who once said “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” [Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon]
Going by their own public statements, it’s safe to conclude they stand for everything that’s against Christian faith and morals.
For all the vices that the liberal media enjoys publishing about Donald Trump, his executive order to disrupt Planned Parenthood’s funding has nevertheless left pro-life Christians happy. And many Planned Parenthood’s centres will hopefully close down consequently notwithstanding the Dutch government foolishly stepping in to fill the funding gap created by Trump’s order.
They claim the poor are bringing forth tremendous numbers of children and so the solution is to kill them off.” – Dorothy Day
The response of Planned Parenthood and its supporters in the liberal media, range from downplaying the number of abortions committed to garnering sympathy by arguing that women in poor countries will be put at risk as they will try to get unhealthy backroom abortions.
Pardon me, but that’s like saying we should fund terrorists to kill people from a safe distance, else they’ll become suicide bombers and murder people in messier ways!
But, isn’t it my body?
Feminism—a legitimate human rights movement that needs to be supported by all for the welfare of women in general is unfortunately devolving into a single immoral issue—the right to murder the unborn child.
No matter how this anti-life world and its media keep twisting the narrative, our God’s stance (Psalm 139:15, Jeremiah 1:5) will never change and Christian worshippers have the immense responsibility to live for this truth regardless of what it costs us.
My right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins. – Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
We cannot back down in the face of insults, mockery and ridicule, which is inevitable in today’s culture. Rather, that’s a significant part of following Christ—fostering a healthy, moral, value based counter-culture—a culture of life—and importantly, be ready to pay a price for it in the process.
When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton, organizer of the first women’s rights convention in the United States and a leader in the anti-slavery and women’s suffrage movements
As a popular meme shared on Facebook said, “No, it’s not your body. If it were, you would be the one dying during the abortion, not the unborn child.”
But, what about our rights?
Are we Christians?
Yes? Then the truth is, we don’t have any.
We have been bought at the invaluable price of the Blood of the Son of God. When we gave our lives to Him, it obviously implies, we gave up all rights over ourselves to Him.
To be Christian is to be a subject in the Kingdom of God. This Kingdom is not a democracy for us to incessantly pontificate every word received from King Jesus. In the Kingdom, there’s no free speech, only free obedience.
If God has commanded, “do not kill”, we do not kill, period.
It all comes down to who is God. If God is God, we will obey. Else, it only means that He is not God, we are. If we believe that we get to decide when to end another human being’s life, then Jesus is no longer the Lord of our lives, we are.
How can we claim to worship a pro-life God if we fail to stand up for everyone’s right to live?
When we read how God plans a person’s life and vocation even before conception like Samson (Judges 13:2-5) or John the Baptist (Luke 1:13-17) as examples, we understand His mind and attitude towards the unborn child.
So let us put on the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16) and see the miracles of human conception and birth as He sees them and worship God outside the Church from an unflinching pro-life position.
Let us love and be compassionate to our neighbors, while always defying the culture of death and all the consequent evil it perpetuates around us. Let us strive to do all that we can to negate this selective genocide.
Let’s stop worrying about being politically correct. Instead, let’s concern ourselves with being Biblically correct.
Then, our worship and praise will be pleasing and acceptable to the Lord, hallelujah!
The right to life is the first among human rights. – Pope Francis