The following two quotes from John MacArthur and James White underscore the hypocrisy of the culture of death:
John MacArthur in A Pastoral Response to the Newtown Massacre:
This nation is aggressively killing unborn infants in the millions, and doesn’t feel any remorse apparently, all the way up to the highest levels. And yet there is this outrage about the massacre of six and seven year olds, and a complete indifference to the massacre of unborn infants. And they keep saying “the school is supposed to be a safe place, the school is supposed to be a safe place”, yeah, well so is the womb supposed to be a safe place. And that kind of duplicity and that kind of hypocrisy needs to be confronted, it really does.
James White in Responding to Evil and Suffering:
…We are especially emotionally involved in thinking “what a coward who shoots children!” But most of us in our minds have created a barrier, because it’s just too difficult each and every day to realize, that the very thing that made those children such reprehensible victims of evil, happens in each one of our neighborhoods.
We live in a land with blood dripping from our hands from the murder of unborn children and the president who stood before the nation and teared up has been one of the most consistent supporters of partial birth abortion in the United States government.
And let me tell you something, on the level of moral evil, shooting a kid is horrible, but jamming scissors into one’s head and sucking its brains out is a whole lot worse! And yet we reward the people who do that. You want a schizofrenic society? We live in it.
You want to know the real source of these issues, look at the culture of death that we have embraced, and within a matter of weeks ago reaffirmed. And you wonder why Jesus said, “you think you’re better, unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish.”
We mourn with those who mourn, and we help those who cannot help themselves. These two are not mutually exclusive from each other – both are commanded in Scripture. While liberal politicians will exploit this evil for stricter gun control, may this same evil compel Christians to wake up to the American holocaust of pre-born children. Turn your anger and mourning into compassion and zeal. We can only pray for the victims’ families, but we can pray and fight for the lives of children who have yet to be murdered by abortion. What you are feeling right now about these precious children should be felt every day until abortion is abolished. We are commanded to expose the works of darkness, love our neighbors, and preach the Gospel.
Even before Newtown, I was so encouraged in what I saw the Lord doing in His people to awaken them to the mission field of pro-life ministry. If your prayer and desire is to become more compassionate toward the lost and your neighbor, a door is already opened for you. Find a crisis pregnancy center and/or your closest abortion mill and begin ministering to the hopeless and loving preborn children today. It will change your life forever to the glory of Christ. I will help you get started any way I can.
If you have had an abortion (or were involved with an abortion) and are living in a sea of guilt and hopelessness, know that you do not have to stay there. You can be set free and be forgiven. Jesus Christ took upon Himself even the sin of abortion, and He bore the punishment for this crime, perhaps your crime, so that those who repent and trust Christ’s sufficient work on the cross, perhaps even you dear friend, would be saved from God’s wrath to come. Because Christ tasted and defeated death, because Christ lives, those who have their hope in Him will live forever with Him.
Abortion is not the unforgivable sin. Come to Christ and live and be set free from this bondage of sin and hopelessness. Christ’s love is so deep, His grace is so rich, that you will find eternal rest for your soul if you humble yourself before Him and just cry out for Him to save you. He will not cast you away. Repent and come to Him, receive Life, be forgiven, and be guilty no more.
If you have not signed the White House petition calling for the Obama administration to be consistent in its call to protect all children, please do so now and share with everyone you know:
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,
“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”