Sunday, January 22, 2006

33 Years of Roe v Wade

January 22, 1973 saw Roe v Wade become law. Since then over 40 million children have been killed. 40 million. That is mind boggling. Murders, Wars, and even the Holocaust pale in comparison with regards to death toll. We hear a lot about the fight to save Roe or over turn Roe on the news, but we seldom hear about the act itself. We hear talking points of abortions being “safe, rare, and legal”, but that fails to match the facts. We see would be justices do just enough promising and just enough eluding to keep both sides off guard and keep both sides unhappy.

Yet through all of this I am convinced of one simple fact. Abortion would not be an issue if there were not a market for it. Nothing in today’s world screams louder about the failure of the church than 40 million abortions in 33 years. If you really think that 40 million abortions were all done by professing atheists, you really think about investing in the ocean front property here in South Dakota. Some where we have failed to preach the importance of life, the sanctity of the marriage bed, and the power of forgiveness. Some where we have winked at sin, and now no one bats at eye when they sin. The blame does not lie with politicians, or judges. It lies with us. Likewise the solution is not in the legislatures or in the courts, it is in the gospel.

Let us all pray that God would help us as a church to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, to help us as a people to forgive one another, and to help us as a nation to repent of our sins.

Psalm 127
"Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchmen waketh but in vain.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows, for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate."