Abortion


There are serious problems with the political wing of the anti-abortion movement.



1) The abortion issue is a political one and the right wing political parties use this issue to get votes but don’t have the courage to impose restrictions on abortion to an unwilling public. Those in the “Christian right” are used as pawns in a political game.



2) 1Cor 10:3,4 “For though we live in the world we are not carrying on a worldly war, for the weapons of our warfare are not worldly but have divine power to destroy strongholds.”



I don’t believe we are addressing this issue on the right battleground. The early church turned the Roman Empire upside down through the gospel and love. God used the Methodists to transform the social fabric of an entire nation. We have given up on our calling to be salt and light to pursue political change. It is convenient for us to blame society for its moral shortcomings because it removes us from our responsibility. We are the light blaming the darkness for being dark.



Once we start using the tools of the enemy we have lost. We have lost on this issue time and time again and are to blind to see it. This isn’t about political correctness, its about righteousness. When we mock, when we ridicule are we reflecting the character of God or our fallen human nature? Our little self-righteous barbs may make us feel better. They may convince us that we occupy some moral high ground, but in the end we prove ourselves no better than the people we criticize.



If the question of abortion is an issue of righteousness and holiness then political action will do no more for people than dead religion.



  1. #1 by Bene Diction on January 26, 2003 - 7:28 pm

    When we mock, when we ridicule are we reflecting the character of God or our fallen human nature? Our little self-righteous barbs may make us feel better. They may convince us that we occupy some moral high ground, but in the end we prove ourselves no better than the people we criticize….
    Well said. Blog on!

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