And that, my friends, is a true statement. The reason for the post is because an ‘abolitionist’ said: “Christians who lamely remark ‘abortion will be with us forever’ are precisely the reason why.”
Actually, I should have written the ‘abolitionist’ WRONGLY said. And here’s why.
First – Remember that I am an ordained & licensed minister. I am aware of the Word of God. I do not flippantly remark on the things of God, nor the implications. This is how people get into wrong doctrine and absolute cults. Any deviation from the written Word of God OR putting ANYTHING between you and the Cross of Christ is H E R E S Y. And that is regardless of anything. Skewing the Word of God to sort out your personal ‘beliefs’ is H E R E S Y, “For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; v19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book,” Rev 22:18-19.
Second – The world will always have sin in it until Jesus comes back. Period. We will never be without sin, but as an individual we can take specific sins out of our lives. To better understand that, read and re-read Romans 5,6,7 & 8. The sin nature is powerful! But we have Jesus, “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace,” Romans 6:14.
Third – In order to ‘eradicate’ sin, and in this instance a particular sin, you must reach their heart. Evangelism is personal, a heart-to-heart relationship with Christ to know that you are a sinner. Abortion is a sin, and knowing that is the first first step, “v1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. v2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death,” Romans 8:1-2.
Then finally – Never, NEVER has any law EVER made a sin (homicide, drugs, theft, etc.) go away. NOT ONE TIME. Nor will it ever.
People still shoot each other regardless of the law.
People still do/sell/overdose on drugs regardless of the law.
People still steal other people’s stuff regardless of the law.
People will abort their unborn children regardless of any laws, whether abortion is outlawed or with incremental laws. The one thing that proaborts got right is that outlawing abortion will create the so-called ‘back alley abortion’. People will always break the law, even knowing the end game, abortion is no different. But that does not make the argument to keep unborn baby murder legal.
Friends: The Bible says, “v12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; v13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure,” Phil 2:12-13.
No, sin cannot be eradicated until Jesus comes back for His Church. And until then:
“v21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. v22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Happy New Year.