“This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. 2 Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created.” (Genesis 5:1–2 (ESV)
I began this series on abortion by examining the two basic worldviews existing today. They are the Secular/Atheistic Worldview and the Biblical/Theistic Worldview. Your worldview will dictate your position on ethics in general, and abortion in particular.
Even though the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the abortion debate, and accompanying protests, continue. Abortion remains an emotional and controversial subject. The world fosters a culture of death.
This should give evangelical Christians pause. Even though abortion has been regulated to the individual states, the practice of this genocide continues. It will until human hearts are changed. The only message that is designed to change the human, sinful heart is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
“Evaporated. That is a word we can use to describe what has happened to the truth that we live in a moral universe, preserved by the self-revealing holy God. As David F. Wells pointed out in his book Losing Our Virtue, the postmodern mind has substituted values for virtues; personality for character; shame for guilt; and the self for human nature in God’s image — and the exchange has been devastating for our culture,” explains R. Fowler White,
What can, and must, believers in Christ do to effectively oppose abortion and its advocates? The following, while not exhaustive, is a biblical list.
- Be salt and light in a rotting and dark culture. (Matthew 5:13–16 (ESV).
- Be sowing the seeds of the Gospel trusting that God alone brings it to a spiritual harvest. (1 Corinthians 3:5–9 (ESV).
- Be wearing your spiritual armor. (Ephesians 6:10–20 (ESV)
- Be at peace with all kinds of people. (Romans 12:9–13 (ESV)
- Be trusting the Lord in all circumstances. (I Peter 4:12-19 ESV).
- Be joyful. (James 1:1-5 ESV).
- Be loving. (I Corinthians 13:1-8a).
- Be glorifying to God (I Corinthians 10:31 ESV).
- Be holy. (I Peter 1:13-16 ESV).
“Our postmodern culture is lost in an amoral universe because, among other things, it has abandoned the doctrine of God’s image in Scripture, preferring instead to deify the individual self. But multiple deities yield competing moralities, which is to say, no universal morality. In such a context, sin is incomprehensible and Christ is unnecessary. David F. Wells is right: If our culture is to recover from its narcissistic and nihilistic confusion, we must articulate the biblical truth that the image of God in man is fundamental to man’s relationship with God and man, whether we contemplate man at his beginning, in his fallen state (Gen. 5:1–3; 9:6), or in his redemption (Col. 3:10,” concludes Fowler White.
Have a blessed day in the Lord.
Soli deo Gloria!