Both the science and the Scripture that inform us about human life and make it clear that Abortion is murder. As Pastor Driscoll put it: “Both science and Scripture are absolutely clear that life begins at conception. Taking a human life is murder, by definition, which makes abortion a murderous act.”
Consider this: On December 5, John Andrew Welden will be sentenced after pleading guilty in the murder of his unborn baby. Welden’s girlfriend, Remee Jo Lee, was six weeks pregnant when he gave her an abortion pill and told her it was antibiotics.
Welden was prosecuted for violating the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. Believe it or not, federal legislation forbids the murder of an unborn baby — except, — in the 55 million instances when it doesn’t.
A father can be convicted of murdering his unborn child without the mother’s consent, but if a woman decides to end her pregnancy against the wishes of the father, that’s her right to choose.
Can’t follow all of the logic? Perhaps that’s because it’s illogical.
Illogical indeed. The state of American law on abortion is contradictory and highly illogical. It makes little sense to forbid the government to execute pregnant women, prosecute men for killing a pregnant woman’s unborn child, put drunk drivers in jail for killing such a child, and yet allow only mothers (and doctors with mothers’ permission) to kill the very same child.
Killing an unborn child is wrong, inequitable, immoral, and usually illegal. Except for mothers.
What does it say of our society that only mothers – the very people designed to care for unborn children – are allowed to end their lives through cruel and painful methods. Be it drowning her in a burning saline solution or ripping her head off, or arms and legs, … it is a violent, and painful experience . . . . God, please forgive America’s silence while the baby’s scream of horrific pain is silenced.
Pastor Driscoll discusses the 55 million missing people in the U.S. – all killed by abortion. His words illustrate that the impact of these missing lives is greater than many of us have imagined. Viet Nam cost 55 million! That number of people is equal to “17.5% of the country’s current population.” He writes that 55 million is:
[A]number greater than the population of any state in the Union, and
greater than the population of 219 of the world’s country’s including South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Australia, Argentina, and Canada.
Fifty-five million is about the same as the population of the 25 smallest states and Washington D.C. combined.
Of course, abortion would be wrong and tragic if even one innocent life was ended by it. But it is unthinkable that, as a nation, we allow such widespread killing to continue, largely unchecked. As Driscoll puts it, abortion as murder is “America’s Great Denial.”
Mark Driscoll exemplifies what pastors all around this nation must do: speaking out against abortion, boldly.
And he’s a good one to set the example. People listen to what he has to say.
The 17 year pastor at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, is a church filled a festive, participatory, vibrant, intelligent young, 20-30- something families, and an online audience of over a quarter of a million!
II Chronicles 7:14 is not the only relevant scripture heard …
Stories abound, of Mars Hill, in online, blogs and emagizines, and in publications like – October issue of “Seattle Met”.