Nancy Pelosi defends abortion by arguing the Gospel of Matthew – which I would think she’s never actually read.
This is a very evil thing; one of the most heinous, in using the Bible to disrupt the sincere faith of the people and subvert the knowledge of God.
Many will say the clergy and ministers should not speak to issues that are political in nature or have an effect on public morality but those have a theology foreign to scripture and common sense. If your parishioners kill their children that would have a cumulative effect on ministry in general. But more, the church and the pulpit are the storehouse of the knowledge of God in regard to right and wrong. The church is where the people of God and then the world hear what pleases God and so how to do what is just and good. The Gospel of Jesus is the means of reconciliation with God and so it is the primary job of the church but a church that will not tell the people the morality of Jesus is no less offensive to God. They will not save themselves by saying, “We were a Gospel preaching church but thought it wise to avoid your laws through a careful silence…” They are wiser than God himself.
The church must have a universal understanding that murder is wrong because the Bible says it – and then teach a simple application that for cruel fathers to influence mothers to stifle their own offspring in the womb is a grievous evil that God will not forget.
That entire civilizations were judged in history for less.
And that they not be told makes the church, the pastors, the elders and the deacons guilty by omission. We are participants in the blood of the innocent.
If we could have told them they were going to sin and laid silent we share in the blame.
And if we speak we will win this generation and turn them to God.
“You shall not murder..”Exodus 20
7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!Psalm 139
13 Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. 14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.