Rescinding Roe… Biblical Response! 0.6.
Hi guys! How’s it going? Still, on rescinding/overturning Roe from a biblical viewpoint, let’s continue where we left off. It is imperative to reiterate that this article addresses Roe v. Wade from a biblical perspective, not based upon feelings, emotions, society or whatnot. Let’s get right to it.
So we left off establishing the fifth asseveration which goes “God gives government for the good of all and the legislation of morality”.
Continuance of Rescinding Roe
Sixth asseveration regarding Rescinding Roe.
God requires His people to do justice and love kindness for all people, including children unborn and born, men and women (either gender), with or without disabilities.
Let’s see Micah 6:8.
8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
We see from Micah’s epistle regarding this that God’s requirement is that His people do justice and love kindness as we walk with him. So we have an entire disciple resource on justice that applies here just as it applies to racism and all sorts of other issues of justice. Applied here, we have a responsibility to justice for the unborn in the womb,, for the children born out of the womb, and for the men and women who are their parents.
In the words of David Platt “Considering justice in light of the realities regarding this issue, approximately 75 percent of women seeking abortion live near or below the poverty line. In a recent survey of a thousand women who had abortions, over 75 percent said they would have preferred to parent had their circumstances been different. So many interviews in recent times on the news of different women saying, often tearing up, that they don’t prefer abortion but they don’t see another way out of their circumstances, so yes, let’s be thankful for the court’s verdict, yet let’s also realize that the verdict doesn’t change those circumstances. so let’s work all the more to help men and women in poverty. Let’s work for affordable housing and health care, strong education and economic security for all to people. Let’s work to prevent substance and/or sexual abuse, let’s come alongside all women who in an overwhelming majority of cases don’t have someone who is willing to help the parent, God requires this kind of work in us.”
It is a tragedy knowing that a disturbingly disproportionate percentage of children with down syndrome are aborted, even though people with down syndrome are known to be one of the happiest groups of people in the world. God help us to do justice and love kindness to all people made in His image.
7th asseveration as to Rescinding Roe v. Wade:
God Requires His Children to Believe and Speak Unpopular Truth as We Show and Express Unexpected Love.
It is imperative to state that all of the asseverations we are walking through go directly against the grain of the lies our current culture sells about everything from who a person is, what it is to be made in God’s image, what it means to honour others, to where sexual activities should take place, the kind of justice we must work for. These truths from God’s word go against all kinds of ways that our sinful nature is wired to think. so we must contend and seek to believe God’s Word in our minds and hearts and then speak it. See Ephesians 4:15.
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
As the above Scripture says, we speak the truth, God’s truth, even when it negates the culture around us, or when it takes us out of step with the world around us. By the way, David Platt wrote a book about this called, Counter Culture: Following Christ in an Anti-Christian Age.
As followers of Jesus Christ, we have two basic options in issues like this. We can either retreat or risk. Retreating can be in a variety of ways; progressive faith, inclusive belief, open minds, etcetera. We can slowly trade in the truth of God’s Word for the changing opinions and trends in our current world. Or we can retreat from the culture around us, we can hold Christian convictions and stay silent with them in public settings, probably just hearing about thiese realities and do nothing about them.
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