In the eyes of our Lord, a sin is a sin. One does not weigh heavier while the other is more acceptable.
As Christians, the Bible teaches us that it is wrong to murder a person. While there is debate as to when an unborn child is actually considered ‘a person’, we believe that God intended that person to live and that ending their life before it begins is murder. I can see the case for those who want the federal government to disallow abortions but this is not about politics, it’s about Jesus.
As far back as I can remember the subject of abortion has been a hot topic in every election season. Did God create our government as a means of removing the opportunity for certain modes of sinning? Is it more likely that politicians have become aware that they can earn a large number of votes if they seem to support the Christian faith?
Thinking of the politicians and government as one man, I ask you, did God come to the man and tell him that his purpose is to ensure that all sinners are imprisoned? Does the Bible not tell us that it is only God who executes judgment?
Thinking of all women looking at having an abortion as one woman, are we as Christians not instructed to love her? She is in a time of desperate need. If we turn our backs because we disapprove of the sin she is considering are we not sinning equally?
I believe the continued ‘fight’ over the legality of abortion distracts us from our real work. Our God is not a God of chaos. A crowd of angry protestors outside of a medical clinic is not doing God’s work. If they would drop their pitch forks and become a soft place to fall for the women they may actually be able to stop some from making that choice.
The choice that is theirs to make as God intended it to be.
I’m not asking that you like what I’ve said here. I am asking that you see that the path we have been on is not the way of God. Our God uses our experiences to help others.
In high school, a friend of mine became pregnant. She was certain that if her mother knew she would be kicked out into the street. This friend opted for an abortion. At seventeen years old I drove my friend to the clinic. We drove past a group of angry men chanting terrible things and holding up signs. These men were not doing God’s work. They were not acting out of love. Their lack of compassion for this soul in distress blocked their ability to love her.
They were not able to help or educate her through their judgment and shaming.
While they upset her, they did not stop her from terminating the pregnancy.
All they did was give her a bad taste for religious people.
When you see someone set out on a mission ‘for God’, look at the mission and the path they choose. Does the mission of making abortion illegal seem to be following a path lighted by Christ?
Does God want His people to avoid abortions for fear of man’s law or would He prefer that they use the free will He gave them to choose the right path?
I don’t see this as a question of pro life or pro choice. As a Christian, I know that God gave us life and choice. I believe that the fight over this subject is brought by the enemy to divide us and to keep us from ministering to the women who need our love and support more than anything else.
I believe it should always be about Pro Love!
~ Kim Weingart
2 Timothy 2:26 ESV
And they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.
Galatians 5:13 ESV
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.