On my weekly podcast yesterday I dealt with an article that was outright appalling. It was a couple who had started a website. Not your typical website, mind you. No this website was dedicated to a vote. A vote of whether or not to abort their 17 week-old baby. They were allowing the majority to rule on the issue of the life of the child.
It appalled me, but it also reminded me of the consequences of the New Morality. Once we leave a standard for morality, what are we left with? We are left with simply a popularity contest. A vote on what is right and what is wrong.
On the issue of abortion of this 17-week old child the vote comes down to people all over the world weighing in. However, most abortions are a vote of 1 or 2 people. They vote whether or not the life within deserves to continue to live. This is the essence of the pro-choice movement. The point is that individuals get to vote on the worthiness of life. This is what happens when we leave God’s moral standards. Right and wrong is left to a vote. And the ones our society should protect the most are murdered.
In Christian morality we recognize that all humans are created in the image of God. We recognize that the Scriptures speak of the child in the womb with the same terms as a child outside the womb. We honor all life and protect that life. We understand that our God is Holy and desires Holy conduct. We trust that God knows best.
When we leave this Divine Standard be prepared to continue to be appalled.
Lets mourn and pray.