If you're pro-life, you'll want to support this initiative that protects all living children from being painfully poisoned, scalded, dismembered, starved, and mutilated from conception to adulthood.
We say we believe in the Sanctity of All Human Life. We say children are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. We say children are made in the image of God. We say we should value all human beings from conception to natural death. We say we are "pro-life".
What does that mean? Many who call themselves "pro-life" have bought the lies of the enemy, or compromise with them. Child sacrifice is inherently evil, and is therefore not political. This is not like running for office or deciding whether to raise taxes by five percent. It is not a matter of prudence. It is a matter of urgency. It is basic to being human.
Do we believe God? If we have the faith to pray to end abortion, shouldn't we also have the faith to work to end abortion?
The act of killing children by dismemberment, poison, and starvation has been politicized, but it is a moral and spiritual issue. By definition, it is a holocaust. Those who promote child sacrifice do not want people with a moral compass to speak out against it, namely pastors and believers who are the Body of Christ commanded by God Himself that we must speak out!
Open your mouth for those with no voice,
for the cause of all the dispossessed.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
and defend the cause of the poor and needy.
We are instructed to teach the whole counsel of God. (Acts 20:27) Jesus said in the Great Commission "... teaching them to obey everything I have commanded...." (Matthew 28:20) Jesus being God in the flesh commanded us, "do not murder'. (Exodus 20:13) That is an absolute natural law that God expects us to obey, even as Jesus prayed that God's will would be done on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10)
Children with faces and fingers and toes who can feel pain and joy prior to birth are the same children they will be after birth. Though birth is an amazing experience, children don't suddenly become human at birth. We are human and alive by all definitions the moment two gametes meet and become one. At that moment, there is light. At that moment, God weaves together our unique DNA with all the inherited genetic code that will replicate in every cell of our body. In every cell, we are male or female. In every cell, we have the signature of the image of God. From that moment, a new human being who has never lived before and will never live again exists and comes into being. And we know nothing comes into being apart from God. (John 1:3)
So are we going to appease humans with sinful natures and impure motives, or will we obey our Creator God to whom each of us will give an account?
Rescue those being led away to death,
and restrain those stumbling toward the slaughter.
If you say, “Behold, we did not know about this,”
does not He who weighs hearts consider it?
Does not the One who guards your life know?
Will He not repay a man according to his deeds?
Each of us must decide for ourselves the answer to that question. It's not up to our pastor, our priest, or the prolife leader who wants us to believe they are somehow an expert playing politics with the inherently evil idolatry of child sacrifice. This isn't political. This must be addressed Biblically. We cannot delegate our responsibility before God to someone else. We will each stand alone before our Creator - and theirs. "They said" will not cut it. What matters is what God says. And did we believe Him enough to obey Him.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
First, we must believe He is who He says He is with faith unto salvation. (1 John 5:10) Then out of gratitude and love for Him, we keep His commands. (John 14:15)
So the question we ask ourselves is, will we continue to allow child sacrifice in our state, or will we stop it? Are we 'pro-life' in word only, or do we really believe what we say enough to treat these preborn children like the children God has created them to be? Or is that just something we say? Do they really matter? Does the child at eight months or four months or two weeks or one day in the womb who is the same child at two months, and one year, and sixteen years outside the womb just as valuable in God's eyes also valuable in our eyes? Do we care about the children God cares about? Or are they disposable? Unneeded in our world? "Unwanted" and therefore we can play at being god to kill them? Do their dreams and potential not matter as much as our own?
The world is watching. Are we prolife, or is that just a term we use? Let's back our words with our time, talents, and treasure that God has blessed us with on behalf of those depending on us to be prolife not just in word, but in deed. In the end, isn't that what it means to be pro-life? And to lead, doesn't that mean that we go first? To step out ahead of the crowd? Not to wait for public opinion to change, but to be influential in changing it?
He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters. (Matthew 12:30)