Chaplain Pierre Bynum at the Family Research Council in Washington DC has written a powerful article on the killing of innocents which we need to heed if we want God to lift His hand of judgement on our nations.
Abortion is not only an individual sin; it is national sin that we must repent of as a people. We all share some guilt. We have elected people to public office who advocate for abortion. Many advocate for using our tax dollars to pay for abortions. As citizens of a free nation “of, by and for the people,” we elect our leaders and so affirm the policies they support, advocate for, enact, and execute. Among “we the people,” Christians must do their absolute best to elect candidates who share biblically informed values. We must participate in the process. Abortion, the shedding of innocent blood, is a bellwether issue. Those who advocate for life will usually be good on other issues, too. But when we vote for an abortion advocate, we are voting for abortion and for a culture of death. Of course, we should examine how a candidate stands on other biblical values fundamental to our faith — marriage, family, religious liberty, and other values pleasing to God. The Christian who says, “Politics! I don’t get involved in politics” is denying the responsibility to be salt and light in our nation and denying the responsibility to love our neighbour (all our fellow citizens and those yet unborn). (Matthew 22:21).
We need to take up the baton of the man that produced the video The Silent Scream, Dr Bernard Nathanson.
Dr. Bernard Nathanson built on the foundation laid by Margaret Sanger to co-found the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), gaining widespread support for abortion and ultimately its legalisation. He succeeded in winning generations of men and women to the ideology of “choice” through deception, a plethora of outright lies, and modern public relations and advertising to persuade America to believe abortion was OK. It was not until after he had been personally responsible for the abortion of 75,000 babies that he was convicted and shaken to moral senses.
Dr Nathanson saw, in his first live viewing of an abortion via sonogram technology, the tiny baby in the womb struggling to avoid the abortionist’s deadly instruments. With its mouth open, clearly the baby was screaming aloud although she could not be heard. The “abortion king” instantly decided he had performed his last abortion. Repentant, he sought God’s forgiveness. He later produced a short video, “The Silent Scream,” to warn the world just what an abortion really is — the intentional killing of an innocent unborn human being.