It seems we are living in a culture of darkness and death. While we celebrate the overturn of Roe v Wade, American Christians should not let down our guard in defending the rights of the unborn. Many expect an onslaught of very aggressive legislation and sly maneuvers by the radical left, turning some states even darker than they are now.
What tools do we have in the toolbox? First and foremost, we have the Word of God which tells us very specifically that every human has infinite worth. Psalm 139:13-16 reminds us that each person is fully known by the Creator as He knits us together in our mother’s womb, and that each is fearfully and wonderfully made. Just as the prophet Jeremiah was known, ordained and sanctified by the Lord (Jeremiah 1:5), so are we.
God’s Word tells us that murder is wrong (Exodus 20:13) and says that we are to speak for those who have no voice and are appointed to die. (Proverbs 31:8) Biblically, it is our responsibility to stand for righteousness and defend those whose lives are under threat in the womb.
The founding documents of our nation, based on Biblical principles also demand our action in defense of the unborn. Two days ago, we celebrated America’s Independence, codified by the Declaration of Independence which states, in part:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
As though the Declaration was written to mirror God’s Word, that powerful statement tells us:
- All are created. That happens in the womb, in the manner described in Psalm 139.
- All are equal. Those thought to be “less-than-perfect” physiologically are equal, and have just as much right to live as anyone else. Each is fearfully and wonderfully made.
- Even the pre-born are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. Human rights are bestowed even before birth!
- Those rights include life. God has granted life to all, not to be usurped by government or those who believe they are above God’s law or the authority granted by the Declaration of Independence.
- Those rights include liberty. To live free is the desire of every human, and the right was given by God.
- Those rights include the pursuit of happiness. It does not take a mastermind to know one cannot pursue happiness if murdered before being born.
There are dozens of other founding documents and written testimony of our founding fathers exulting life and our God-given rights and freedoms. In another compelling example, consider the 14th Amendment to our Constitution and it’s protection against denials of our founding principles:
Friends, these are the battles we are called to fight in these last days before Jesus returns and ultimately sets all things right. The cost of birthing America was great. The battles were fierce and the price was costly. Often, the colonies were on the brink of distinction, yet those fighting for Biblical principles fought the fight. Christians were on the front lines. We must do the same today in order to maintain our Constitutional Republic, the shining light on a hill to all nations, lit by the principles of God’s Word.
May God find us faithful at the return of His Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us!