Monday, April 16, 2007

Are Christians In Canada Ignorant Of The Plight Of The Unborn?

Proverbs 24:11-12: Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.

If you say, 'Behold, we did not know this,' does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not requite man according to his work?

Who could argue that what is being commanded here is not some kind of intervention from us when we become aware of humans being killed who ought not to be killed?

The writer anticipates circumstances in which injustice will be cloaked to such an extent that people, with some plausibility, will be able to deny that they had any knowledge of it. We are warned against taking up such an excuse and reminded that God knows our every thought. Claims of ignorance will do us no good on the Day of Judgment.

Let us ask ourselves, then, are there people among us today who are stumbling towards the slaughter? Are there injustices in our day that Proverbs 24 compels us to raise our voices against? Yes, and yes. Proverbs 24:11-12 is a text (Psalm 82:3-4 is another) that should have compelled masses of German Christians into the defense of their Jewish countrymen, and it is a text that should compel masses of Christians today into the defense of the unborn.

[taken from A Biblical Mandate to do Something]


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