Abortion is Murder

January 12, 2011

It’s time someone finally said it. Abortion is murder. And it’s time that the mainstream media actually print someone saying that. Frankly, the political correctness of our world in tip-toeing around so-called “women’s reproductive rights”, is nauseating. Something must be said, and something must be done. In Pennsylvania alone in 2008 approximately 41,000 children lost their lives because we value death over life. Our culture is a culture of death. Death is celebrated and cheered, while life, and the pursuit of it is looked down upon. Who would ever think that a mother would have some so-called right to kill the life of their child? What kind of “civilized” world do we live in?

I know people will be up in arms at me for saying these things. “Think about all those women whose lives are endangered?” Yes, there are some, but it is very rare, and if the life of the mother and child are in jeopardy, abortion is something that should be considered. “Think about babies born as a product of incest or rape?” Yes, there are some, but it is not terribly common. And frankly, why punish the baby? That baby did nothing to deserve to die. Carry that child to term and put it up for adoption. Choose life, not death. “What about those who did not plan on having a baby or cannot afford one?” Perhaps you should have thought of that before you brought new life into the world? So, now you’re going to punish this new baby by killing it because you did not know better? What a pragmatic, pluralistic, death-loving culture we live in if these are the kinds of arguments people have to justify abortion.

This nation once stood for the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness as unalienable rights for all people. It is clear though that in our nation, the pursuit of liberty and happiness comes at the expense of life. And please, do not give us the tired arguments that the baby is not a baby. Babies, from the moment of conception, are a living being. They are human. And to eliminate that life, is murder. Plain and simple. No sugar coating this one. Abortion is murder. There I said it.

And frankly, why are more not saying it? Why is the church of Christ not standing up and demanding our nation restore rights to our unborn children? Why are we not filled with moral outrage over the needless and senseless death we see all around us? If God knew David in the womb, did He not know you and your children? Where in all the Bible, can you find justification for abortion? Christians, if you truly are Christians, stand for life. Demand that people embrace life and not death.

But Christians, you will need to step up. Help mothers who want to abort their babies. Show them the alternatives. And when mother’s put their babies up for adoption, adopt them! Show you care enough about life that you are willing to help protect and care for another life rescued from death.

You may think I am crazy. A religious zealot. You might even think I am dangerous. But frankly, I’m just being honest. God cares about the unborn, and so should all of us. Our nation is continuing to slip more and more into immorality. The mark of a civilized nation is how they care for the marginalized and the voiceless. There are none as voiceless as unborn children. Love them, protect them, care for them, let them live!

Frankly, our world needs to hear it ringing loud and clear. We stand for life and not death! Abortion is murder!

New Blog Series – Healing

January 2, 2011

Greetings everyone,

After a great Facebook discussion with people from various Christian traditions I realize there is a lot of misunderstanding as to what the Bible teaches about physical healing. So, Lord willing, over the next number of months I hope to develop a biblical theology of healing to better help us all understand what the Scriptures teach on this. Pray for me as I seek to work on this over the next while. If you have questions about the topic, post them in the comments and I will hope to deal with them in various posts.

I hope it will be edifying!

October, November, December winners

January 2, 2011

Okay, I’m terribly far behind on my blog giveaway for a Crossway book a year. So, without further adieu, the winners of the October, November, and December books!

October’s book was Entrusted with the Gospel edited by D. A. Carson. The winner is: Brian Kooshian!

November’s book was History and Fallacies by Carl Trueman. The winner is: Bob Hayton!

December’s book was For the Fame of His Name edited by Sam Storms and Justin Taylor. The winner is: Rollayln Ruis

Everyone, e-mail me your mailing addresses at allen [dot] mickle [dot] jr [at] gmail [dot] com.

Thanks to everyone participating in the contest!