Rescinding Roe… Biblical Response! Finale!
Hello guys! I pray all is well. Still, on rescinding/overturning Roe from a biblical perspective, let’s continue where we left off. It is imperative to reiterate that this article addresses Roe v. Wade based off the tenets of Scripture, not based upon feelings, emotions, society or whatnot. Let’s get right to it.
So we left off talking about the ways to accomplish great commission in this current dispensation with regard to Roe v. Wade.
Continuance of Rescinding Roe
To close, let’s see a few words by Tony Evans regarding Rescinding Roe v. Wade.
“I join with the countless voices heard today, as well as those yet to be heard someday–those who will now have the opportunity to do so through the gift of life, in giving God the glory for His sovereign hand in this historical decision by our Supreme Court. Christians everywhere ought to humbly celebrate this decision to overturn the 1973 ruling of Roe v. Wade. This decision removes the federal constitutional right to an abortion and returns abortion laws to the states, some of which plan to restrict or ban abortion altogether.
In addition to the saving of countless lives of our collective humanity, this decision also positions us more fully to intercede on behalf of God’s mercy on our nation in order to reverse the crime epidemic. This is so because Scripture states that when innocent blood is shed, we can expect more innocent blood in the society to be shed through violence and oppression (Psalm 106:36-42; Joel 3:19). Thus, a decrease in the number of abortions can lead to a decrease in violent crime. At the heart of the abortion debate stands the imago Dei. Attacking the unborn is tantamount to attacking God since all life is created in His image (Genesis 1:26- 28), including the life developing in the womb (Psalm 139:13-16).
While celebrating and giving God praise for His movement in this momentous space in time, we must also not lose sight of the fact that the imago Dei equally applies to protecting the dignity of people once they are born (James 3:9; Psalm 8:4-5). Therefore, anything that demeans the value of people’s lives must be addressed with the same fervor and passion that has been given to preserving the life of the unborn. All forms of the denial of justice and human dignity, whether racism, classism or degradation of any kind, must be viewed and addressed in terms of, and with respect to, the image of God.
It is time for God’s people to lead the way in promoting a “Whole Life Agenda,” from the womb to the tomb, as we simultaneously proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and the gift of forgiveness He offers to all who come to Him for it. While doing so, may we never forget to show compassion to those who have experienced abortion as well as kindness to those who believe differently than we do on this issue, or any other issue. Lastly, men, my statement to you remains as it has always been: You are to live responsible lives in your actions and decisions. Men should be held personally and financially accountable for the children they help to produce, whether planned or unplanned. But most importantly, women should never have to bear the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy on their own. We, as the body of Christ, should come alongside those in need through spiritual and tangible support.
So we want to, as a church, take our stand for life but all of life, in the womb to the tomb, and that is, it’s right to exist and it’s dignity to exist once it does exist. Also, we know there are outlier situations; women who are forced into situations through rape and incest. That must be addressed in a unique way, the life of the mother, we recognize these are unique situations. But in terms of the normal process of things, what happens to the unborn can affect how God relates with those who are born. So continuing holding fast to the Word of God should be the basis of our decision, not the culture of the community and society in which we live.”
Like I tell my folks, culture does not dictate our normative practice, God”s word does. If the Bible is the credence of our belief as Christians or Christ followers, then we must seek to adhere to everything written therein, living our lives in accordance. Scripture is sufficient and as such, we shoukd live by it.
That’s it friends. We are finally down to the end of this series; Roe v. Wade. I pray that we don’t just go through this and go back to doing things the way the world does but that we receive grace to get intentional and live our lives based off Scripture, which is God’s Word. Thanks for staying and following through!
P.S: Most of what is written here was gotten from a couple of resources from alarryross.com and radical.net.
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