Division has long been an issue among all people regardless of the subject matter. There will always be the stalwarts, the fence-sitters, the wall flowers besides the angry ones, bitter ones, and smile-in-yer-face ones. There was division in the Garden of Eden so how could I possibly think that we ever can overcome division?
The Prolife/Prochoice debate has been going on a long, long while with no real end in sight. Division isn’t coming from the ‘us-against-them’ argument; division is coming from the allies, not the enemy.
While I do know that particular faith doctrines are in grave error, we are not in a prolife ‘faith’ battle, we are in the unborn baby saving war. So while we are forced to hear about a prolifer’s conversion to another ‘faith’, it takes away from what we are all here to do: SAVE THE UNBORN FROM ABORTION DEATH.
PRIDE. The pride of a person’s organized religion choice is the problem. It comes from the top and oozes its way down the slippery slope. Causing division instantly takes your eyes off the task at hand and shifts it to defending yourself.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14, KJV.
I had recently changed my Twitter profile to say that I am ex-Catholic by birth, Born Again Christian by choice. I changed it because I needed to identify myself as a Minister first, prolifer second. Instantly, I was contacted by a fellow Twitter-person (tweeter? lol) about the ‘Rosary of the Unborn’, which I have never heard of. This fellow Twitter-person was trying to openly rebuke my born-again Christian experience with Catholicism, thus causing division and confusion to satisfy their choice of organized religion. Please understand, this is just the tip of the religion-choice prolife division iceberg.
God does not recognize organized religion; He only recognizes who chooses the Blood that was shed for the remission of sins. Have we forgotten that organized religion put Jesus on the Cross?
It isn’t just my opinion of when life begins, but what God says about Life and when it begins and ends. Only He is the author and finisher. God birthed my ministry because He chose me to do so before the foundations of the world (Jeremiah 1:5). And I happen to be a Born Again Christian.