Abortion Series #2: Seeking a cause
Why has the Right to Life Movement become the major moral issue of our day and why have so many Christian and churches made this their number one concern?
The answer is that everyone must have a cause for which to live and die; and Christians for the past four decades have taken up this cause and adopted it as their own. Prior to this time, Bible believing Christians lived and died for one major cause; the fulfillment of The Great Commission and the evangelization of the world.
What is our calling as Christians?
Not once does Christ command His Church to fight against evil people, but rather preach the Gospel to them. Jesus never fought against the immorality of His day. It’s true, He did take a whip and drive the money changers out of the temple. When it came to lost sinners, He befriended them and drew them to Himself as their Saviour. Moral problems took care of themselves when people met Jesus.
The Apostle Paul could have stood against moral issues. Instead he preached the Gospel and brought men and women to Christ. In the very wicked city of Corinth filled with all sorts of immorality, including temple “worship” with the temple prostitutes, Paul said, “And I brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” I Corinthians 2:1-2 As he introduced people to Jesus and they received Him, the moral issues dropped off like dead leaves on a tree coming to life in the spring. Paul could have tackled the slavery issue, but he did not. Instead he taught Onesimus, a young slave he had won to Christ, to be a good obedient slave and he taught Philemon, the slave owner to treat his slaves as beloved sons and brothers. Is slavery evil? Of course. But the answer is to bring slaves and slave owners to Christ. When Christian men treat Christians slaves as brothers and sisters in Christ, it isn’t long before freedom follows. and racial hatred and tension disappears. Read these other Scriptures on slavery and Paul’s attitude about burning issues. Ephesians 6:5-9, Colossians 3:22, I Timothy 6:1-2 Titus 2:9-10.
Christian friend, get this! We cannot teach unregenerate sinners moral values. So forget trying. Only God can do that. He does it by changing our heart when we come to Christ as our Saviour and Lord. As Dr. Bob Jones Sr used to tell us in chapel, “Our business is to get people to Jesus and He will comb the kinks out of their heads.”
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