Abortion Opposition – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

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(This post first appeared at Theological Matters)

Immediately on the heel of a stellar turnout for Evangelicals for Life and March for Life in spite of snowy and freezing weather, and Sanctity of Life Sunday last weekend, Monday appeared to usher several blows for those who oppose abortion. First, the Harris County District Attorney’s office announced that a regional franchise of Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, has been surprisingly cleared following a two-month-long investigation into the harvesting and selling of tissue from aborted fetuses and that instead two undercover videographers associated with the Center for Medical Progress were indicted for wrongdoing.[1][2] In addition, the Supreme Court blocked North Dakota’s fetal heartbeat law from taking affect by announcing it will not review a lower court’s decision.[3] What are we to do in light of these apparent set backs? Here are four actions for every believer of Jesus Christ: Continue reading

Modern Day Molech

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This post is a rendition of a previous post published at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

With the release of an undercover video this week, the world learned, I hope, that a modern day Molech exists. Molech, as described in the Old Testament of the Bible, was an Ammonite god who required propitiatory child sacrifice. A couple sacrificed their firstborn by burning the child on a metal idol of Molech, believing that Molech would ensure financial prosperity for the family and future children. The Israelites were strictly forbidden to practice this form of worship (Leviticus 18:21, 20:2-5; 2 Kings 223:10; and Jeremiah 32:35) as it is in stark contradiction to the sanctity of life espoused throughout the Bible. Today’s Molech is the abortion industry, sacrificing babies for the idol of financial greed, veiled in the hopes of the development of new cures through biomedical research. Continue reading