Last night for our Wednesday ministry time at First Baptist Church Naples we viewed the movie “October Baby”. This excellent movie details the life of a young woman who finds out some radical news about her birth (I won’t give it away, but you should really see it). The movie is an excellent argument against Pro-Abortion advocates and the complexities of what is seemingly simple and final. Without giving the movie away, I will simply point you to the Plugged-In Online review of it and let you read for yourself: http://www.pluggedin.com/videos/2012/q3/october-baby.aspx
I was approached out of the blue by a member of our church that seemed rather upset by this movie and the portrail of those who have had abortions. She kept referring to those that are against abortion as, “Those right-to-lifers”. She went on to discuss the situations in which she feels that abortion should be permitted: rape, incest, deformities of the baby, etc. She claimed it was better for the baby and mother. She said that people don’t know what it is like to walk in the shoes of those that have gone through challenges like those situations she listed off and that they should not impose their convictions on them. The classic argument for pro-choice. Listening to her I found myself actually becoming angry, righteously angry! That is the kind of anger that rises inside of me when I think of people and how they can rationalize the right to MURDER people, little people.
Letting the Lord help me in this situation, I very calmly asked her several questions that hopefully will jar her logic in this:
- Would you volunteer to take the place of the baby that had to die under your conditions? In other words, are you willing to die for your convictions?
- The Bible is very clear that in Matthew 10:30, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” God knows everything about us.
- The Ten Commandments are very clear also about MURDER: Exodus 20:13, “You shall not murder.” Tell me how abortion is not murder?
As I confronted her with the Truth, she began to shy away from her argument for abortion. The Truth is what convicted her, not my argument. The Truth always does. When it says in Romans 3:23, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, “, we ALL know that is true. Without doubt we know it is true. That is why we as people of God must stop rationalizing away our sin, the sin of others, and remain faithful to the Truth. Love the sinner, but hate the sin. I know it sounds trivial, old, outdated, but that is the Truth. We must love the sinner but hate the sin. The politicians are NOT the ones that we must look to for our moral compass. They change their opinions, stances and convictions like the wind changes directions on a cool fall day. I will not put my house on that foundation of sand! Remember to always look to the Word of God and Trust in Him. Even though we do not see the end, we must trust in Him. I leave you with this promise from God’s Word:
Matthew 10:19, “When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour.”