Monday, January 31, 2011

Trotting in the Toddler (Abortion Tactic)

From Alvin:

“This morning I was sharing the law with someone who was just about to commit a murder (abortion) (literally in the street in front of the abortion mill).  She acknowledged it was wrong, but she said God/Jesus will forgive her if she does it, and she gave David's sin of adultery and murder as an example.  What do you recommend saying to someone who tells you this?”

Great question Alvin!

Here we have a young lady that gives an admission to two crucial criteria. (1) Abortion is murder and (2) God is the Ultimate Authority. Unfortunately she deals with God’s Authoritative Word in an underhanded fashion and this must be made known to her.

It is truly ironic that she appeals to the historic event of David and Bathsheba as her justification for committing and abortion because given the above circumstances we ought to play the part of a Nathan! Remember, this is not a matter or showing you what to say or think but how to think and respond. For those of you that have been following my previous posts remember that my hope for you is that after seeing the treatment of such issues you don’t memorize what to say but how to think about such issues.

Every chain of thought is ultimately and inescapably connected to some foundation. That is to say that every explanation has an explanation of it’s explanation which relies upon more explanations until you finally arrive at the ultimate explanation or Ultimate Authority (the foundation). For the Christian our Ultimate Authority is God and His revelation.

The young lady above has labeled herself as one of us who acknowledge God’s Word as the Ultimate Authority yet willfully steps forward in contradiction to it! I think of Jesus’ Words “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me” (Mk. 7:6). You cannot premeditate a horrible sin such as murdering an unborn child and then use David’s adultery as your catch all. Such a person ought to heed Paul’s words: “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith” (2 Cor. 13:5).

In responding to this young lady we ought to reveal her error the same way Jesus did with the Pharisees and Nathan did with David... Ask questions that expose the double standard and the dangerous condition of the heart!

Example:

Aborter: I acknowledged abortion is wrong but, Jesus will forgive me if  I do this. After all just look at David's sin of adultery and murder!

Christian: Oh I see. I do remember the story so how about you play David and I will play Nathan.

Aborter: Uh...What?

Christian: Young lady...Let us suppose I walked up to you today asking for your advice. I tell you, I am a Christian and I am having thoughts about murdering my grandmother who lives with my family -She is a real burden to our household- could I plan this thing out and just do it?

Aborter: Are you crazy? Absolutely not!

Christian:
Why not?

Aborter: Because that is murder you psycho! You can’t just go around murdering people and think you will be OK with God! Jesus is not just some “get out of jail free card!”

Christian: I would never really do such a thing... But as you stand here, you play the part of the psychodikt man! I am very concerned for you! If you could really premeditate what you recognize to be murder and go through with it expecting to be covered by the blood of Christ it is a wonder if you really are covered at all to begin with?

 Aborter: Well I am a Christian!

Christian: Friend please, if you claim to be a Christian let me open the Bible and show you some things that speak perhaps of the very condition you are in!

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At this point I personally would take her through 2 Cor 13:5, Matt 7:16-23; Mk 7:6; Heb. 10:26-27.  As Christians we are suppose to be good soldiers of Christ who are prepared (2 Tim. 2:2-5, 15) to use God living Word (Heb 4:12) as our device to bring every thought captive to Christ (2 Cor 10:5)! Don’t be lazy and don’t settle for mediocrity! Be a good soldier and prepare for battle in such a way that will please Him who has enlisted us! (2 Tim. 2:2-5)

"For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins. But a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries."

Heb. 10:26-27

Posted by: Chad Williams "Street Apologetics"