Our National Sin
One week ago, the light of our nation grew dimmer. Andrew Cuomo tweeted,
Today I signed the #ReproductiveHealthAct – codifying Roe v. Wade into state law and protecting women’s reproductive rights no matter what the federal government does. This is a victory for all New Yorkers.
I am curious if it’s a victory for those “almost-born-New-Yorkers?” My stomach turned watching a video of people applauding and cheering this decision. What makes this situation even more sad is that New York is not alone! Over 60,000,000 babies have died since Roe v. Wade passed into law. That’s ten times the number killed in the Holocaust!
Abortion is not a political issue. It’s a spiritual problem.
It’s not political. I understand the media force-feeds us biases by the truckload. But this post is not about supporting blue donkeys or red elephants. (Both Democrats and Republicans have failed us on this issue.) Abortion is not a political issue. It’s a spiritual problem. Abortion is a grievous sin before God. We, as a nation, must repent!
Christians use neutered tactics in the fight for life. Like gullible guppies, we have swallowed the bait of spiritual neutrality. We focus on legislation alone, but the answer is not in the ballot box. The answer is the Gospel! I am not speaking of the gospel of greasy grace televangelists. The true Gospel reveals sin and calls for conversion (faith and repentance) to Christ. A cast vote will do nothing to convert the soul of a nation. We must return to preaching the Gospel! For the Gospel has the power to change the hearts of humanity.
Two Passages to Consider
As I read my morning devotions, I came across two passages that speak to the current situation. I will refrain from any commentary and let the Word speak for Itself. I found the first passage in Genesis 9. The Bible says,
Genesis 9:6-7 (NASB)
6 “Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man. 7 “As for you, be fruitful and multiply; Populate the earth abundantly and multiply in it.”
The next passage comes from Psalm 9. The Bible states,
Psalm 9:15-20 (NASB)
15 The nations have sunk down in the pit which they have made; In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught. 16 The LORD has made Himself known; He has executed judgment. In the work of his own hands the wicked is snared. Higgaion Selah. 17 The wicked will return to Sheol, Even all the nations who forget God. 18 For the needy will not always be forgotten, Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever. 19 Arise, O LORD, do not let man prevail; Let the nations be judged before You. 20 Put them in fear, O LORD; Let the nations know that they are but men. Selah.
God have mercy on our nation! If we do not repent, God will judge us. Give us Christians the boldness to herald Your Good News! Amen.