What About Abortion?

On January 22, 1973, Roe v. Wade was decided by the United States Supreme Court.   It endures as one of the most controversial and politically significant cases in U.S. history.   Since 1973, approximately 50 million abortions have been performed in the United States.

This sermon seeks to clarify our primary concern as God’s people in 21st century America.

  • Christ’s church is not the pillar and support of societal politics (1 Timothy 3:15).
  • God’s kingdom is not of this world (John 18:36; Philippians 3:20).
  • And yet, murder is a moral issue, regardless of political or judicial persuasion (Romans 1:31;   2 Timothy 3:3).

And so how is the “gift of life” described in the Bible?   What divine warnings do we have about the disregard of human life?   How should those who are “of Christ” think and feel and talk about this volatile issue?   And what can we DO in response to this issue as God’s people in the 21st century?

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3 comments

  1. Although the church may not play a role in politics, individual Christians do have some responsibilities. Continued growth to the matureness of Jesus Christ. Eph. We need to study and share, but I don't see anything that would prohibit us from joining other groups of like minded individuals and adding our voices to theirs so that our leaders understand that God's laws are important to us. What do you think. Gary

  2. Hi Gary. Thanks for the comment on this huge issue. It sounds like we agree that the role of the church and the liberties of individual Christians in response to this issue are not the same. I, personally, would have no problem with you (or anyone else) "joining other groups of like-minded individuals and adding your voice to theirs so that our leaders understand that God's laws are important to us."

    That being said, I think we must simply and consistently remind ourselves that above all, we serve King Jesus, whose kingdom is not of this world. That allegiance, above and beyond all others, must shape our thinking, actions, and speech. That was my primary concern in the Scripture references above.

    Thanks again for reading and commenting!