Last month, a story emerged that the nation of Iceland has virtually eliminated Down Syndrome births. How have they accomplished this? Through abortion.
This prompted CBS to proclaim, “Iceland is on pace to virtually eliminate Down Syndrome through abortion.” This caused pro-life TV star Patricia Heaton to Tweet, “Iceland isn’t actually eliminating Down Syndrome. They’re just killing everybody that has it. Big difference.” It certainly is a big difference and I’m so pleased that Mrs. Heaton is brave enough to point out the nightmarish logic of what is occurring in Iceland.
In Job 10:11-12, we read this: “Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews. Thou hast granted me life and favor, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit” (KJV).
Here we see the beauty of God’s creation. He is the Author of life and it is not up to man to determine who can or cannot live. You know, in Luke 1, we see God ministering to John the Baptist even while in his mother’s womb. And we know that God has a special relationship with all unborn children, as Psalm 139:13-16 and other passages clearly show.
Why do we protect the unborn? Because of God’s Word. It’s that simple. God ministering to the unborn is a foundational truth of the Bible and, no matter what the world says, we must always take a stand for God’s Truth. It isn’t always easy, but God calls us to be bold and compassionate ministers of His Word.
Our Liberty Godparent Home in Lynchburg continues to save unborn lives while ministering to girls who need our help. I speak out for the unborn all the time, encouraging Christians to protect all life. The world chooses convenience over life, but again I submit to you that we must be about the business of proclaiming God’s Word.
Presbyterian theologian A.A. Hodge (1823-1886) said, “It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it.” Many Christians are afraid to take a stand for life. The world scares them into silence or complacency and the church keeps losing more ground within the culture. This is no time for silence. God empowers us to be intrepid representatives of His Truth.
C.H. Spurgeon noted, “Christ’s people must have bold, unflinching lion-like hearts, loving Christ first and His Truth next, and Christ and His Truth beyond all the world.” As followers of the Lord Jesus, our primary passion must be in making disciples, but we must also be about the business of proclaiming biblical Truth — and one of the key truths of the Bible is that the unborn are loved by Almighty God.