Wednesday, January 22, 2014

55 Million

Millions and Millions

55 million.

That is the estimated number of tiny, precious, children that have been murdered since Roe v. Wade 41 years ago. 55 million little people. That number is beyond comprehension. 41 years of mothers turning on their own children. 41 years of children being brutally melted, smashed and sucked up, and torn to pieces in the safety of the womb. 41 years of doctors, life protectors, taking lives in the murder of children. 41 years. 55 million children.

Praising Murder
From the liberal on the street to the man occupying the Oval Office, child murder is being praised. With the butchering of children, pro-choice advocates cheer. Child murder is being praised as the triumph of the freedom of women to choose what they want to do with their bodies. Today, President Barack Obama released the following statement:
Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health.  We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom.  And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children.  Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.1
He said "every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health." He is right. Women should be protected, and they should have the right to make choices about their bodies and health. But the little person within her is not her body. Our president does not recognize the unborn as people. He does not see that the unborn aren't simply another part of the woman's body that can removed like an appendix. They are little people, growing in the safety of the mother's womb. He argues that Roe v. Wade protects women, but he ignores the millions of little women that have been murdered in the practice of abortion. "Everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams," he concludes.  Everyone, it would seem, does not include the unborn who will never live life. They will never laugh or cry or play or fall in love or have children of their own. They will never even make a choice because they were robbed of their opportunity to live. They were annihilated in the wombs of their mothers, their protectors, in the one place in where they should be safest. Our president's perspective shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. He has always been an advocate of infanticide.  In a rare moment of candor, then Presidential Candidate Obama said that if his daughters "make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby."

Punished with a baby. If his daughters make a mistake and get pregnant, they are punished with a baby. Babies, tiny humans, are a punishment. They are an annoyance. They are on the same level as an STD. Cold words from the lips of an evil man. Our president praises and promotes the murder of children. 

  

John Piper's response to President Obama in 2009:


The Great Civil Rights Issue
As the first African American president, Barack Obama visibly represents America's triumph over its dark history of slavery and racial discrimination. He is picture of the triumph of civil rights. He is the fulfillment of Martin Luther King's dream. Tragically, though, he leads the way discriminating against infant life. Abortion, not discrimination against homosexuals, is the great civil rights issue of our time. It's greater than the wickedness of the slave trade. It is greater than the disgusting racism that plagued America's past. It is greater because it is the American genocide. It is the annihilation of the smallest, weakest, lives on the planet. They cannot speak. They cannot cry out. They cannot do anything to defend themselves. We are supposed to protect them and we are killing them. 

Abortion, infanticide, must be stopped. In the past, Christians were hugely influential in the annihilation of the slave trade. Unfortunately, many Christians failed with the civil injustice of racial discrimination. Many Christians were passive for far too long and allowed broad racism to thrive. Today, Christians cannot be passive. Christians cannot fail with infanticide. The American genocide must stop. 

I've often wondered how Christians sat by for so long and let the horrors of the slave trade to flourish. There were exceptions, of course, one being the great theologian and founder of Methodism John Wesley. In the last letter he ever wrote, Wesley admonished Parliament member, William Wilberforce to "Go on, in the name of God and in the power of his might, till even American slavery (the vilest that ever saw the sun) shall vanish away before it."2 Wilberforce would indeed go on, and would be a leader in England's annihilation of the slave trade in 1807. 


John Wesley
John Wesley did not live to see our nation and its leader celebrate the murder of 55 million children. Without question, if he were alive today, John Wesley would cry out loudly against the horrors of abortion. Regarding the legality of slavery, Wesley wrote, "But can law, human law, change the nature of things? Can it turn darkness into light, or evil into good? By no means. Notwithstanding ten thousand laws, right is right, and wrong is wrong still."3 How much more evil than slavery  is infant murder? Regardless of Roe v. Wade, murdering children is still murdering children. It may be legal by law in the United States but it is still wrong. It is still evil.



But can law, human law, change the nature of things? Can it turn darkness into light, or evil into good? By no means. Notwithstanding ten thousand laws, right is right, and wrong is wrong still. - See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/Find-Resources/John-Wesley-Sermons/The-Wesleys-and-Their-Times/Thoughts-Upon-Slavery#sthash.Ux8PwEBe.dpuf
But can law, human law, change the nature of things? Can it turn darkness into light, or evil into good? By no means. Notwithstanding ten thousand laws, right is right, and wrong is wrong still. - See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/Find-Resources/John-Wesley-Sermons/The-Wesleys-and-Their-Times/Thoughts-Upon-Slavery#sthash.Ux8PwEBe.dpuf
But can law, human law, change the nature of things? Can it turn darkness into light, or evil into good? By no means. Notwithstanding ten thousand laws, right is right, and wrong is wrong still. - See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/Find-Resources/John-Wesley-Sermons/The-Wesleys-and-Their-Times/Thoughts-Upon-Slavery#sthash.Ux8PwEBe.dpuf
But can law, human law, change the nature of things? Can it turn darkness into light, or evil into good? By no means. Notwithstanding ten thousand laws, right is right, and wrong is wrong still. - See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/Find-Resources/John-Wesley-Sermons/The-Wesleys-and-Their-Times/Thoughts-Upon-Slavery#sthash.Ux8PwEBe.dpuf
But can law, human law, change the nature of things? Can it turn darkness into light, or evil into good? By no means. Notwithstanding ten thousand laws, right is right, and wrong is wrong still. NUMBER- See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/Find-Resources/John-Wesley-Sermons/The-Wesleys-and-Their-Times/Thoughts-Upon-Slavery#sthash.Ux8PwEBe.dpuf

A great fear of mine is that one day my grandchildren will look back at me and say, "Why didn't Christians of his generation stop it. How could they sit by and allow the horrors of abortion to continue?" I do not want to be viewed by future generations as passive in opposition to abortion. One of my greatest desires is to live to see the day when abortion is outlawed. Christians, let us fight to end this barbaric, inhumane murdering of the defenseless. It is the great civil rights issue. May we, in God's power, not rest until abortion is eradicated from our world. 
But can law, human law, change the nature of things? Can it turn darkness into light, or evil into good? By no means. Notwithstanding ten thousand laws, right is right, and wrong is wrong still. - See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/Find-Resources/John-Wesley-Sermons/The-Wesleys-and-Their-Times/Thoughts-Upon-Slavery#sthash.Ux8PwEBe.dpuf





1
"Statement by the President on Roe v. Wade Anniversary" (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/01/22/statement-president-roe-v-wade-anniversary)


2 John Wesley, "Letter to William Wilberforce" (http://gbgm-umc.org/umw/wesley/wilber.stm)


3 John Wesley, Thoughts Upon Slavery (http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umhistory/wesley/slavery/)