SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE: A Simple Question of Right and Wrong

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:3)

How many times have you heard someone argue against simple right and wrong by saying, “It’s just not that simple”? Politicians have been snookering the public with the argument of complexity for decades. They argue that those who elect them to office are too imbecilic to understand the complexities of government. If we were only as smart as they were, then, we would understand why they have painstakingly unraveled the fabric of a once moral society and taxed and spent the most prosperous nation on earth into bankruptcy.

Well, one thing for sure, I certainly can’t figure out why our elected representatives seem to be hellbent on destroying our nation. No doubt about it; somebody is stupid, but I’m beginning to suspect that it ain’t me!

Nowhere is the argument of complexity used more masterfully to cloak the simple question of right and wrong than in the abortion debate. Almost no one admits to being in favor of abortion. Those who are, insist upon being called “pro-choice,” not “pro-abortion.” After all, it is indefensible to advocate for the abortion of unborn children. Thus, abortion’s advocates cloak themselves in pro-choice rhetoric. They insist that they are morally opposed, but forced by their toleration to oppose criminalization. In other words, they’re so open-minded that their brains have fallen out.

If you applied the pro-choice argument to any other criminal law in our land, chaos would ensue. I know, we’re told that we can’t legislate morality. Yet, the simple truth is: any criminal law is the legislation of morality. We don’t leave it up to each individual to decide for themselves whether murder, rape or stealing is morally acceptable. If we did, anarchy would ensue.

If our legislators don’t believe that killing unborn children is murder, then, why did they pass the Unborn Victims of Violence Act—better known as Laci and Conner’s Law—in 2004? Thanks to this law, anyone killing a “child in utero” during the perpetration of a violent crime can be charged with homicide. Furthermore, if abortion’s advocates are really pro-choice, not pro-abortion, why did they vehemently oppose the passage of this legislation?

To me, the issue of abortion is not complicated, but quite clear. First, our politicians are hypocrites. They lack the courage to stand up for what is right and opt instead to cowardly shut their eyes to what is wrong. Second, the pro-choice crowd is really pro-abortion, despite their rhetorical ruse. This is unquestionably proven by the fact that they are always in opposition to the unborn child’s right to life, even when it comes to issues other than abortion. Third, abortion is simply wrong, not to mention morally reprehensible. We can try as we may, but there is simply no way for us to get around it.

Author: Pastor Don

Don Walton is our Senior Pastor. He leads our congregation through biblical and relevant messages every week. Each week you can hear his Sunday sermon on our website or listen to past sermons on our website’s “Weekly Sermons” page. Don also writes many of our Daily Devotions and has written a number of books and booklets to help you grow in your Christian faith.

Don is the founder and director of Time For Truth Ministries, a ministry dedicated to educating the church about end time lies and equipping it to combat them with the truths of God’s Word. Visit the Time For Truth network of websites for additional information and for resources that will both edify and enlighten you.

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