- Pastor John Smith
All eyes are on the Supreme Court.
For the first time in many years, Brent Kavanaugh’s appointment could cement a Conservative pro-life majority within the highest court of our nation. This also means that for the first time in a long time, something can actually be done about Roe v. Wade.
Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling which legitimized child sacrifice as a constitutional right under the guise of “reproductive freedom”, is thrust back into the spotlight and many Liberals feel that the crown jewel of their platform is being threatened.
This sudden groundswell of support for Roe has brought about the usual cast of characters—Hollywood, Progressives, Academia and none other than Chelsea Clinton.
It is no surprise that Chelsea Clinton is an avid supporter of abortion but what shocks me is that she also considers herself to be a committed Christian.
In a statement regarding the new threat to possibly overturn Roe v. Wade, she said this, “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 un-Christian to me.”
It is not only unconscionable to overturn Roe v. Wade, but also un-Christian?
Regardless of the politics that swirls around the abortion debate, one thing must be understood: abortion is not a political issue.
It’s a theological one.
Abortion, at its root, is an attack on the image of God present within humanity but also on the very character of God, Himself.
God is the God of life and blesses the world with children. When God creates life within the mother’s womb, knitting and piecing together a person He is saying very clearly to a couple, “I am blessing you with this child.” Then in response, thousands of people make the choice to murder the child in the womb and champion it as virtuous and a fundamental right.
Do we think God doesn’t take notice or merely winks at that level of disrespect to Him and His creation?
The answer is no. God is not ambivalent or silent about the desecration of human life that happens in every abortion. He hates it and stores up wrath against it (Prov. 6:17, Rom. 2:5).
Abortion is antithetical to Christianity. In other words, abortion and Christianity don’t mix and to those who would suggest otherwise, as a pastor, I would lovingly ask them to examine themselves.
Take abortion’s message in comparison to the gospel. Abortion says to the helpless, “I need to live so you die for me.” While on the other hand, the gospel according to Jesus says, “you need to live so I will die for you.”
That’s what Christianity is—a religion of love.
Love is the supreme ethic within the Christian worldview. As Jesus says in John 13:34, “a new commandment I give to you, that you love one another.” In another instance, when asked by a lawyer what is the greatest commandment, Jesus responds to love God and to love our neighbor which is the entire summary of the Law and the Prophets (Matt. 22:34-40).
Who is our neighbor? Everyone, including the preborn.
And last time I checked, engaging in or advocating for the systematic murder of the littlest neighbors among us is not loving nor is it Christian.
To support abortion of any kind is a very un-Christian thing to do, according to Jesus and it must be repented of.
If Chelsea Clinton’s expression of Christianity includes promoting abortion and condemning those who would stand for life, then she ought to take heed to the Word of God, when it says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil” (Isa. 5:20).
Chelsea Clinton is wrong about Christianity.
If she wants to consider herself to be a “champion of choice” or stand for shedding the innocent blood, in America, as it stands now, she has a right to do so.
Just don’t consider it Christian.
Because it is not.