January 22, 2017, marked the 44th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision.
While abortion advocacy groups will be celebrating this wickedness, those of us who embrace the truth about abortion will be mourning the loss of countless millions of precious lives. Because of that fateful day, millions of America’s sons and daughters will never see the light of day.
Those of us who escaped the abortionist’s knife have a unique, God-given opportunity to speak out on behalf of our murdered peers. Christian pro-lifers must commit to an even more tireless activism on behalf of the unborn. Driven by the strength of Biblical conviction, we must continue to love the least among us. If abortion is to ever be ended, our fellow Americans need to be exposed to the brutal aftermath of this injustice.
We live in an age of sexual scandals. It seems almost every area of society is marked by the stench of lies and infidelity. It’s not that more scandalous activity is occurring than did in the past (Ecc. 1:9), but there is little doubt that in the Internet era such scandals are far more likely to be exposed.
Perhaps no other realm is more infamous and more despised for its sexual hypocrisy than that of politics. The sexual integrity of many of our nation’s politicians has been compromised. And yet many of them still hold their political offices; some even seek higher ones.
Many evangelical Christians are now wondering whether a politician’s sexual history should affect their ballot box decision. Should such scandals matter to Christians seeking to vote in a way that is faithful to Scripture and glorifying to God?
“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.” (Daniel 2: 20-22)
It seems lately there’s been a lot of talk among Christians centered around the election scheduled for this November. There is a real sense of anxiety over the potential results, with some Christians predicting the increased persecution of those who would speak the Word to a culture that hates God. These concerns are very real, and the results may have very serious implications in our lives. But we must remember our lives do not belong to us, anyway (1 Corinthians 6:19). We can say with the Apostle Paul, “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
Christians can take comfort in the knowledge that even the most unjust and oppressive regimes have no power but that which God has given to them (John 19:11). Even though political leaders may ignore Him or reject Him, God is the ultimate sovereign wherein all authority is derived. Although Christians may be persecuted, they can rest in the sovereignty of God over the world and the rulers thereof. The Lord will always preserve His remnant.