What would happen if we start calling things what they actually were?
An example I thought about this morning is Pro-Choice versus Pro-Life.
Those are on the Pro-Choice side make it seem like Pro-Life is bad. As if by choosing life, we are somehow destroying women. I do not understand how choosing life is a bad thing unless you don’t value life. Which of course is what abortionists do. They put the needs of the mothers over the desires of the fathers and even over the life of their unborn children.
Terms such as inconvenient and unplanned are thrown around to justify murdering children.
There is nothing unplanned in God’s world. God forms each one of us in the womb. Even the discarded unborn children are his creations. Yet they are destroyed. Pro-Choicers decide they know more than God and that some people’s rights and wants are more important than another person’s life. That is the essence of abortion, the convenience of a woman who doesn’t want a child.
There is a huge hypocrisy in a nation who murder their children and then prays for God’s blessings. How can we expect God to bless us when we destroy His creations? Obviously we can not, and yet we pray for the Lord to bless us and to protect us.
Many times, I have heard smug prayers of thankfulness that Canada is such a great country and that we don’t have famine or civil unrest here. We attribute this to our own righteousness. It is because we do things that pleases the Lord that we are kept so protected. It is us, not God, that is deserving.
This argument ignores what we actually do. We are not righteous. We embrace sin and then ask God to bless our choice. How is this possible? What kind of insanity kills and destroys the creations of their God and then asks God to bless them as if it is a good thing?
And we hide behind terms like Pro-Choice. A better name for this side is Pro-Death. If truth in advertising rules applied here, that would be their name. Then the real difference between Pro-Death and Pro-Life would actually be more clear. And those who chose life would not be immediately seen as the enemy of women but for what they are. And by the way, people who chose life also chose life for women. They chose it for men too. And for children.
That’s why when we are confronted with death and destruction, we tend to speak out. And this world view, that life matters, is not just about murdering our babies. It is about other times in which our societies put pride and human desires above God’s wisdom.
When God formed you in the womb, He created you male or female. The old Pro-Choice people decided that children, who don’t even know what they want for breakfast, get to overrule God. Born a male? No worries, with enough influence, we can help you decide that you want to be a female.
When we do these things, we place ourselves above God. Nowhere in the history of the world has this ever ended well. Sacrificing our children on the altar of political ideology or convenience is going to lead to judgment. Judgment is the opposite of blessing.
We don’t want to hear about God’s judgement. We say God loves us and this is true. But we equate love with permission to do what we want. This is not love. It is the opposite of love which is actually indifference. God is definitely not indifferent to our actions or our beliefs.
There will come a time when we are all going to be held accountable for what we do. As nations and as individuals. Surely we do not want to be judged by calling our sins righteous.
Let’s quit pretending we are above God!
Andy Becker is a pastor, retired counsellor and former CEO of a Hospice organization. Currently, his wife, Stella and Andy, lead both Lighthouse ministries and Bread of Life ministries in North Central Regina, one of Canada’s poorest and roughest neighborhoods. His book, The Travelers, is available at Amazon.com and Amazon.ca.