Sometime in the past, the majority of Christians, for the most part, stopped building the Kingdom of God and started fighting a culture war. Seeking godly ends through worldly means. They’ve become more obsessed with legislating their version of morality than sharing the love and grace of Jesus Christ, and the world (and church) suffers for it.
Abortion is the symptom of a greater disease.
A disease not just born from this world of sin, but one that plagues the Church.
A disease that drags a sacred institution down into the filth it’s called to rise above.
If abortion could be eliminated, outlawed, or criminalized by enacting the right law or electing the right person, it would’ve been done a long time ago.
Both Republican and Democrat parties are dismal failures when it comes to upholding life.
I challenge you to look past the hold politics may have on you, step out of partisan politics, and look at the facts.
In 1973 the SCOTUS overwhelmingly voted to legalize abortion with a 7 to 2 vote. Five of the seven votes to legalize abortion were appointed by Republican presidents.
In 1993 with Planned Parenthood v. Casey, there were eight Republican-appointed Justices and one Democrat-appointed Justice. The court affirmed the basic ruling that the state is prohibited from banning most abortions. Scholars said this was the case that most likely would’ve been the catalyst for overturning Roe v. Wade. But alas, another failure on behalf of “conservative” appointed judges.
Reagan/Bush appointed Justices O’Connor, Kennedy, and Souter formed a plurality upholding Roe v. Wade.
During George W. Bush’s administration, the Republicans controlled all three branches of government. The Bush administration could have ended abortion with a heavy hand. Don’t be naive enough to think the Democrats would have stood in their way.
Remember we’re stepping out of partisan politics…
Let me remind you of the wars, agencies, and countless orders the Bush administration implemented without resistance. Under the Bush administration, Planned Parenthood received over $2 BILLION, maybe more, in funding.
UNDER BUSH, FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD INCREASED.
EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR.
Just slightly more than it did under the Clinton administration!
During the first two years of the Trump administration, the Republicans controlled all three branches of government. Trump signed into law (with overwhelming Republican support) H.R. 6157 allowing research on aborted baby parts and fully funding Planned Parenthood (the largest abortion provider in the world) to the tune of HALF A BILLION DOLLARS.
There’s no excuse. Whatever supposed reason he signed the bill, was it worth a child’s life?
Easy answer: NO. Every federal dollar (your money) given to Planned Parenthood allows them to spend a non-federal dollar on abortion. Why is it that these horrible things are stuck into these bills and our champions of life and liberty are “forced” to vote yea? It would make a thinking person question the whole process and the validity of their claims.
Culture wars and politics are a distraction from our assignment as imitators of Christ.
Satan offered Jesus Christ the kingdoms of this world because he owns the lease to them. Our fight isn’t against flesh and blood, our weapons are not carnal.
Morality can only come from a heart change, and true heart change only comes from an encounter with Jesus Christ.
We’re called to be ambassadors for Christ on this earth, not politicking activists placing our faith in a broken worldly system while cheerleading for politicians.
There’s a reason Satan promised Jesus Christ the kingdoms of this world if He’d worship him.
Abortion is just another symptom of a disease whose only cure is Jesus Christ.
Jason Banks is a Worship Pastor in Ashland, KY. He earned some degrees, owns a business, and loves his beautiful wife and four children.