Yesterday morning I read a post about a prominent American liberal who is, in her words, “deeply religious” and believes it would be “un-Christian” to roll back abortion protections granted by the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade.
Huh? Is there even any such a thing as a Christian who believes as she does?
Should there be?
If you believe there should be, is that a biblical position or a socially acceptable, politically correct, and tolerant position based on what the world tells you?
On this, I agree with Matt Walsh who once made the following point. (Sorry, can’t find the source. If you know it, please comment and I will add the link.)
“In order to be both [pro-choice and Christian], you’d have to change Christianity into a religion that does not and would not condemn the murder of human children. You’d have to turn Christ into a Savior who embraces infanticide, and God into a Father who creates children but does not necessarily expect us or command us to refrain from violently destroying them.”
Do you agree?
Seems we live in a society that has devolved into one made up of “tolerant” sinners who have been given over to their sinful desires (Romans 1:24) andwho willfully reject the good news message of the cross as foolishness (1 Corinthians 1:18).
I know from experience that the simplest hints of the “intolerant” message of Christ and Christian moral teachings are often met with loathing, ridicule, and scorn.
Christians preach the message of salvation but all society hears are long lists of archaic and intolerant rules that conflict with their “evolved” definition of morality.
Maybe abortion used to be bad back in the day but now it has to be acceptable because it’s a rights issue, a freedom issue, a health issue…
Same goes with homosexuals. Who are Christians to judge people simply for being in love? Can’t we all get along? Can’t we all just be accepting of everything?
In the progressive’s zeal to create their version of a tolerant and judgment-free utopia, they have effectively made the act of saying someone is doing anything wrong the world’s foremost evil while simultaneously making all that was evil now justifiably good.
Really? Does the world need good Christian baby killers?
The secular progressive moral system is an absurd morally relativistic system that is incapable of standing up under its own weight and one that will only leave humanity floating aimlessly in a sea of chaos without the moral anchor it needs, the same moral anchor we were warned we would be hated for.
“Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”
Does standing firm to the end mean we should be tolerant and accepting of baby killers because the “tolerant” world will like us better for it?
Intolerance, as defined by secular society, seems to be the modern price of being a Christian in a fallen world…
Instead of simply being religious people, Christians are now racists, haters, homophobes, intolerant, anti-women’s rights, bigots, morons, idiots…
Expected yet tired, lame, intellectually dishonest, and baseless insults from a society of deceived liars who don’t know any better than to think one can kill babies for a living and still follow God. It would be amusing if it weren’t so tedious.
But this really isn’t about people claiming to be pro-choice Christians, it’s about the belief that people can be whatever they want to be because of a societal mandate that requires them to water and dumb down their biblical worldview because all the harsh moral rules of Christianity wad the panties of the so called tolerant.
Problem today is that many people think Christianity is less the one true way to God (more on this down the page) and more a mostly good philosophy that just needs to adapt with the times to be more pleasing, inclusive, and accepting.
Why can’t Christians be pro-choice?
Why can’t Christians accept gays?
Why can’t Christians accept the fact that divorce, porn, adultery, and pre-marital sex are just signs of the times and deal with it?
Why do Christians have to judge everything and everyone based on one of many religions and one that many people don’t believe in anymore?
Wouldn’t the world be a better place if anyone who wanted to be considered a Christian could their Christianity on whatever beliefs they feel are important to them?
Consider these Bible verses.
“Do not judge or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
That’s it right? Believe in Jesus and don’t judge anyone else is all Christians need to do, right?
Jesus was a mostly good philosopher but all forms of Christian judgment are bad is something I hear and hear often.
Jesus wouldn’t judge gays or deprive women of their right to choose, would He?
Don’t judge, don’t tell me I’m wrong, don’t tell me what to do, don’t force your religion on me you intolerant Christian…
The days of teaching from archaic religious books that say abortion and other sins are wrong are gone, all people really need and want is to be left alone to do whatever makes them happy.
I’m not even sure what it is that makes me happy but as long as the possibilities are endless, I’m free to do as I choose, and Christians keep their opinions to themselves I’ll eventually find something, don’t judge me.
I was talking to someone about evolution the other day and, when he finally admitted it probably isn’t possible, he told me we must use our imaginations and rely on the possibility that there are other options for why everything exists.
What many of us seem to have forgotten is that sometimes there aren’t options, there aren’t endless possibilities, and there aren’t personal opinions, individual happiness, or politically correct considerations regarding what is true and what is not. Evolution is either true or it isn’t, there is no room for it might be true until it’s not and something better comes along.
And that is the dilemma we find ourselves in when we disregard parts of Christianity we don’t like as intolerant, unfriendly, or judgmental based on what the secular world tells us.
Christianity isn’t a politically correct choice or a friendly option and it was never presented as one. This has nothing to do with an assumed superiority of Christianity or the supposed intolerance of its followers and everything to do with logic.
Christianity is not, and has never been, “true for you but not for me” because of the claims it makes; either Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6) or He is not, period.
Either all of the teachings of Jesus are good and right, or they’re not, period.
So, is Christianity the one true religion of the world?
If you believe it is, that does seem intolerant and exclusive. But is this position different from what all other religions of the world claim?
Does Islam allow for the possibility that Muhammad is not the one great profit? Do Jews believe Jesus might be The Messiah? What about all of the others? Do any of them offer themselves up as an item on a buffet you can either select or pass over for something else? Do Jehovah’s Witnesses ever come to the door and say it’s OK to enjoy whatever religion you are into now but DVR us now to enjoy later?
All religions of the world are either-or propositions, they all make truth claims, and all of the truth claims logically, and without considering the feelings of anyone, negate all others.
And, they all judge their followers by the entirety of what they believe in.
Society and people who pick and choose the friendly bits they like out of Christianity until it is nothing more than a socially acceptable philosophy can convince themselves that they are accepting of the beliefs of others and protected from being considered judgmental by those who use Matthew 7:1-2 against them.
The irony is that modern culture is using one verse from the Word of God to obliterate what is now considered the intolerant claim of John 3:16 when, in the end, we will all be judged on whether or not we believe in the objective truth of John 3:16.
Point here is this.
People can claim to be Christians all day long, I don’t care, it’s not up to me, and I am not the final judge of their sincerity.
What is up to me however, is calling people who claim to be Christians out for having beliefs that are decidedly unbiblical in their entirety, like those who indiscriminately condone the murder of innocent babies.
You can call this judgment if you will, I believe you are wrong.