Where was the church in 1973? Abortion is where it is then and today because the Church continues to be silent. Interestingly, the Church isn’t so silent about accepting what is NOT of God.
‘Open hearts, open minds, open doors’ says the United Methodist Church, to name just one of MANY denominations that accept abominations against God. Jesus saw this within the church of the day; but what is apparent is that the elders did not notice the unclean spirit. The state of the Church today has not changed, what is unclean is not rebuked but celebrated:
v23 Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, v24 saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” v25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” v26 And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him. v27 Then they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.” Mark 1:23-27
An open mind accepts and celebrates everything – even the execution of innocent unborn children – rather than discerning the spirit that surrounds it.
Sarah Weddington, an attorney that argued Roe v. Wade AND IS POST-ABORTIVE, is the daughter of a Methodist minister, brought up in the Church, and somehow disengaged herself from the most basic of human rights – the RIGHT TO LIFE – to gain notoriety with the world:
Justice Stewart: Well, if it were established that an unborn fetus is a person within the protection of the Fourteenth Amendment, you would have almost an impossible case here, would you not?
Mrs. Weddington: I would have a very difficult case. [Laughter]
Justice Stewart: You certainly would because you’d have the same kind of thing you’d have to say that this would be the equivalent to after the child was born.
Mrs. Weddington: That’s right.
Justice Stewart: If the mother thought that it bothered her health having the child around, she could have it killed. Isn’t that correct?
Mrs. Weddington: That’s correct.
But whether it is a worse crime or sin, Ms. Weddington managed to hit every point of what God hates…to further her career and put her name in the history books. The LEGACY she created has caused the deaths of 60+ MILLION UNBORN CHILDREN:
v16 These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
v17 A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
v18 A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil,
v19 A false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren. [Proverbs 6:16]
Before, during and after the Roe decision, the Church stood silent. Consider the woman caught in adultery [John 8:2-11] and notice that it was the elders of the church who KNEW of her and found her in the ACT of adultery. The Church either will not or cannot discern the unclean spirit as UNCLEAN. Because the Church accepts sin rather than sinners, it will continue down this spiraling whirlpool until Christ comes to retrieve His Children.