Fellowship & Outreach
Abortion protesters in McAllen, Texas, hold signs in purple, the color of the robe that Christ's mockers placed upon him (John 19:2).
Liberal mainline church clergy like the Rev. Cari Jackson do not take literally the BIble, twisting its text and principles to justify abortion and other social causes the Good Book actually condemns.
The extraordinarily hot summer is giving way to the cooler fall in McAllen, Texas, a mid-sized city along the U.S. border with Mexico. As the leaves begin to turn and the temperature moves below triple digits, a small band of protesters with purple signs – the color of the robe that mockers put on Christ – gathers outside Whole Woman’s Health abortion clinic.
Here at the corner of Houston Avenue and South Main Street diagonally across from City Hall, the mainly Caucasian band sticks out. Five out of six people living in McAllen are Latino in this heavily Roman Catholic enclave; not many folks locally are pro-abortion. Enter the out-of-town gringos.
“We have come to Texas with a serious yet also joyous focus: to affirm the staff and patients at Whole Woman’s Health as being blessed in their role of providing compassionate care,” says the Rev. Cari Jackson, who’s also held abortion clinic “blessings” in Ohio, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Jackson is from the United Church of Christ, possibly the most theologically liberal Protestant denomination in the world. The UCC is best known as former President Barack Obama’s longtime home, as he attended its Trinity congregation in Chicago for 20 years. The group was the first major one to ordain practicing homosexuals and transgendered individuals. Its statement of faith has no repentance to go with salvation.
Labeling efforts to stop abortion as “ungodly,” Jackson ironically is a holder of the doctor of philosophy in Christian social ethics. She states her activists are bringing to clinic workers and clients “a different vision of faith than they may have experienced before: one that upholds reproductive health, advocates for reproductive justice, and celebrates the beauty and power of supporting the bodily autonomy of each and every person that comes through their doors.”
Oh. So God’s gift of life isn’t about an act of love between a man and woman in matrimony who give of their time, money, energy and spirit to raise a new generation showing the grace, mercy and power of the Creator of All.
Nope. It’s really about the Almighty making us feel good in our sinfulness, giving us His blessing to promote our “right” to kill off defenseless infants in self-serving decisions for our convenience. Have a fling? Abort offspring. God likes it even better when we come up with catchy ways to get rid of those holding us back from "fulfilling our potential," as contemporary culture calls it.
Here’s what David sings in worship to the Lord:
“You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them” (Psalm 139:13-16).
God calls a prophet from his time in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5) and threatens to destroy those who defile the divine image in humanity (1 Corinthians 3:17). He hates those who sacrifice their children to demons like the fertility god Molech (Psalm 106:37-38).
Rather than a curse, little ones are a blessing of God, relates Psalm 127:
“Children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them” (verses 3-5).
To humanistic forces like Jackson's, babies are a curse. They are allowed solely at the discretion of the mother, who usurps God’s dominion over life and death. “The heart is deceitful above all and desperately wicked; who can know it?” the Lord asks in Jeremiah 17:9.
The Bible says abortion is wrong, but the clergywoman says it’s fine. How can that be? The answer is in revisionist Christians’ view of Scripture as nice philosophy, good thoughts or helpful hints rather than the inerrant, inspired Word of God. They continually reinterpret the Bible with sufficient mental gymnastics and spiritualizing in unbelief to fit whatever is the newest speculation from a fallen society.
“I am amazed that given the knowledge revolution of the last 600 years, anyone could still regard the Bible as the dictated word of God, inerrant and eternal,” the Rev. John Spong writes. A retired bishop of the Episcopal Church, the 88-year-old has devoted his ministry to setting aside the literal, straightforward sense of supernatural Scripture in favor of conforming it to man's sinful ways.
However, Spong has not only disregarded the God of Creation, he has been intellectually dishonest as well. The Bible’s content is set in specific time and place to the greatest extent of any sacred work, much written as actual history akin to a textbook. Hundreds of archaeological discoveries bear out its accuracy. These range from ruins of a castle of King David and remnants of the seal of Isaiah’s scribe to the terms for local officials in Asia Minor and governance of far-flung Roman jurisdictions that secular researchers initially laughed at but eventually had to accept.
The most powerful confirmation of the inerrancy of Scripture is it is truth. If one desires to understand the Word, then he will see it come to pass in his own life. His steps shall be ordered of the Lord to receive a clear witness of the Good News, and once saved, to be blessed of God and bless others.
God is the Author of Life, says Acts 3:15. Death did not enter the world until sin came (Romans 5:12). The Sixth Commandment says, “You shall not murder.” Now, those supposing to be pastors are trying to excuse the wanton slaughter of humans in the womb – the most defenseless of creatures – to rid parents of their responsibility for having sex. This is made even worse when considering more than a million couples across the USA want to adopt children, whether of their own color or another, whatever gender, regardless of personal history.
It is almost as if those backing abortion are saying, “I won’t take care of this child, and if I won’t, I’ll make sure no one else will.” If you would like to hear the voice of Satan, then your wish has just been fulfilled. Indulgence, selfishness and murder go together, and will be united forever in hell, too.
About the author: The Rev. Kyle Huckins, Ph.D., has an earned doctorate and taught both journalism and religious studies in universities, winning three honors for scholarly research on the intersection of faith and media.
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