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The moment our feet hit the floor in the morning we have the freedom to make choices. Every day, from morning ‘til we pull the covers under our chin at night, we make countless choices.

We choose our attire for the day—physically, mentally and spiritually. Every time you interact with another person on the planet, you choose your course of behavior. The problem with this statement is we’ve allowed ourselves to be desensitized to the fact we are making choices.

I’ll give you an example. Mom and Dad are seated in front of HDTV with their thirteen year old daughter and fifteen year old son. What should be an X-rated soap opera covers the screen and they all sit and watch the entire program.

Mom thinks, these are things the kids probably shouldn’t be seeing and hearing. But quickly shuts that voice off and counters, they probably hear much worse than this at school. And dad sits in silence too. Watching the garbage week after week after week. And we wonder why daughter and son think it’s okay to choose to have sex, drugs, and alcohol with whomever they choose, whenever the urge manifests.

And Dad and Mom, you’ve taught them by your silence.

I laid in bed this morning, talking to the Lord about the state of our nation. Thinking how we’ve just recognized Sanctity of Life Sunday, at least some churches did. My heart and mind mourned over the catastrophic numbers of precious infants murdered—ripped from the safety of their mother’s wombs—under the guise of choice.

And the Spirit convicted my heart—you’re lukewarm!

I gasped and my heart shattered. Lukewarm? Me?


And so are you brothers and sisters in Christ.

We’ve lived with this abomination so long we’ve become desensitized to the horrific nature of this crime. We’ve grown calloused and accustomed to politically correct, inane words like, A woman’s right to choose.

Each woman, and man, does have the right to choose—whether to clothe themselves in provocative attire that stimulates the opposite sex. The choice to engage in behavior that arouses fiery passions in another. The choice to take what God calls holy and make the union profane. Yes, each person involved makes that decision. That choice.

What the woman or man does not have the right to do is choose the consequences of their choice. Only God does. And the consequence is very often a baby. Not a fetus. A flesh and blood replica of themselves. With their DNA. Their features. And their reaction very often is murder. Getting rid of the evidence of the sin.

And church, we’ve approved this gross infanticide by our silence.

My heart is twisted and wrung out this morning over my failure to pray daily for those on the front-lines of this battle. My failure to financially support Christian pregnancy centers, not just on Sanctity of Life Sunday. My lukewarm attitude and failure to support single moms who choose to give birth and life to their precious babies.

But our far greater sin is going into the voting booth, election after election, and pulling the lever for candidates we know support abortion. You can salve your conscience by calling it choice, but you know in your heart, abortion is the reaction to the consequences of a wrong choice made months before.

God says:

“Innocent blood will not be shed in the midst of your land which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance, and blood-guiltiness be on you…you shall purge the blood of the innocent from Israel, that it may go well with you” (Deuteronomy 19:10-13 NAS).

Well Americans, could it be abortion is one of the reasons it’s not going well with our nation?

“There are six things which the Lord hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, a false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers” (Proverbs 6:16-19 NAS).

America is in trouble! We have slaughtered well over fifty-five million innocent babies. And a disturbing statistic is the percentage of Christian women who have believed the lie of Satan and have themselves aborted babies.

Let me be quick to say abortion is not the unforgivable sin. That’s why Jesus had to die. And all of us have pushed that painful crown of thorns into His head. Caused those nails to be hammered into His hands and feet. That sword to be thrust in His side. He bled and died. For us.

God forgives our sin when we come to Him, through the blood of Christ, repenting and confessing and asking for His forgiveness.
So who better to lead the fight than those who know the lifelong consequences abortion brings and have come through the blood of Jesus love and grace into life?

Let their be no mistake, when we allow ourselves to be lulled unaware and unconscious to the screams of millions of tortured, murdered babies—we’ve become lukewarm.

It’s long past time to tear off the rags of complacency. This is a vicious battle and we must recognize the few are manipulating the majority. We can no longer hope someone else will do the work. They haven’t. You. Me. We must shine the light of God’s truth on the lie of choice.

Abortion isn’t a choice. Abortion is a reaction to the consequence of a previously made wrong choice.

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