We all know actions have consequences but they aren’t the only things to have consequences… Beliefs have consequences because belief formulates action. We can look all over history and see where belief has led to actions that have had serious, sometimes devastating, ramifications. There was belief that blacks (and others of minority ethnicity) were inferior and could be owned as property still has a long lasting effect into present times. The belief that people of a certain nationality or descent were inferior led to wholesale genocide during World War II and has repercussions that have reached into modern day, as well. Both of these view points were strongly supported by evolutionary theory and left scars on people that will not be soon forgotten. Even more frightening, they both had support of the countries government at the time they were in place. The old adage of ‘those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it’ should be ringing loudly in your ears at this point. People everywhere must’ve forgotten slavery and the holocaust because we are repeating the same abominable actions right now! We have once again fallen into the belief that a specific, vulnerable people group are no longer human. We have decided that if you are not yet born, you are not a person and have no inherent rights.
Once again, the poisonous tree of evolution and humanism have born deadly fruit. When you espouse a belief the humans are nothing more than ‘advanced apes’ and ‘higher animals’ what value can you place on human life? After all, many people every year get rid of animals they have because it has become inconvenient for them. Although I’m fairly certain there would be public outcry if every complaint of a pet owner that no longer wanted a pet was met with the resounding advice of ‘just kill it;’ this has become modern society’s view of pregnancy. This worldview has led to 50+ million pre-born children killed since abortion (read: paid child murder) was legalized in the US of A. Still proud to be an American?
The horrendous action of murdering pre-born children is so obviously wrong that even our sorry excuse for a legal system hasa double standard based on whether or not the child was ‘wanted’ or not. An abortionist can charge to kill a patient’s baby but if that same doctor causes a car accident where a pregnant woman loses her child, he could be charged for the infant’s death. Makes sense, right? Frankly, I think his defense would probably try to portray it as medical malpractice instead of manslaughter.
People give many reasons for their support of abortion but the real issue comes back to the inherent problem in the slavery and racial bigotry that has left so much heart ache already. All people should have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, not just those the Supreme Court Justices (non-elected officials) deem worthy. Pre-born children are human (their DNA is set at conception) and shouldn’t be biased against based off the fact that they have less cells than humans already born. The right to life shouldn’t be based off of convenience or by trying to dodge the consequences of poorly made decisions.
In the end, the real problem isn’t cultural, it’s spiritual. All of humankind’s troubles stem directly from rebellion from God. Slavery, abortion, suicide, violence, etc. shouldn’t shock anybody as the obvious outcomes to a humanistic/evolutionistic worldview. If we’re just higher animals with no intrinsic value what will have little long-term impact on existencewhy should we live for anything beyond pleasing ourselves day in and day out? Doesn’t that sound like modern culture?
Thankfully, this isn’t the case! There is a God and He created everyone with a purpose. He created everyone in love. Though we are born into this world at odds with Him, He has given us a way of redemption through His Son, Jesus Christ. The majority will not choose redemption (Matt. 7:13) but will choose to stay in open rebellion to God. An aspect of God’s love so often overlooked is His gift of free will. As we so often tell pro-choicers, ‘people have the freedom to choose, but not freedom from the consequences of their choices.’