How We Choose on Whom to Endorse
Katy Christian Magazine and Fort Bend Christian Magazine have been producing a Christian Voters’ Guide for almost 15 years. The main factor we consider when endorsing any candidate is their stance on life. We take that issue very seriously as should anyone who claims to be a Christian.
Psalm 139:13 says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” To the prophet Jeremiah, God said, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you…” (Jeremiah 1:4-5)
If you still have doubt, consider Proverbs 6:17, which tells us that God hates “hands that shed innocent blood.”
And shed innocent blood we have. The statistics are staggering. Each year, there are well over a million abortions in America (about one every 8 seconds of every day during “business” hours….So in the time it takes you to read this article, more than 30 babies will have been killed).
All told, there has been well over 60 million abortions in the U.S. since Jan. 22, 1973, when Roe vs Wade disastrously was decided on bad science and worse law. That infamous decision was based in large part on the idea that science could not prove when life began.
Though there was never a moral or Biblical question about it – there was a time when the science concerning abortion was unsettled. Since then, ultrasound technology has advanced to the point that mothers can now see their unborn child with such clarity that the answer to the question “when does life begin?” is obvious to anyone with eyes.
Couple ultrasound with our new-found understanding of genes, and there is no longer any question scientifically. Life begins at conception. Period.
Make no mistake – God is certainly against abortion. And, though you never would know it by listening to or reading from our so-called “mainstream media,” more and more Americans are agreeing with him.
Though you’re likely to hear that Americans are fairly evenly divided on the idea of abortion, and that politicians who oppose it are “radical” or “outside the mainstream,” according to recent polls, 71 percent of Americans support banning abortion after the first trimester and a whopping 86 percent support banning it after the second trimester.
So, God (along with an increasing number of Americans) is opposed to abortion. But it is much, much bigger than that. When I say that God is pro-life, I mean that he is for humans flourishing at every level. (After all, remember, he invented it!)
Jesus said in John 10:10, “A thief comes to steal and kill and destroy, but I came to give life – life in all its fullness.”
Therefore, as his followers, Christians must be people who are committed to human life at its fullest and people deeply pained by human life at its worst. This is why throughout history, Christians have been (and are still) at the forefront of ministering to “the least of these:” from abolishing slavery to fighting for civil rights and against modern-day human trafficking, to visiting prisons to caring for AIDS patients and their orphans – Christians are unashamedly and demonstrably pro-life.
I was saddened to see a Facebook page, “Evangelicals for Biden.” I do not know how anyone who claims to be a Christian can look away when every year there are over one million innocent babies aborted in the United States alone. Do not think God will let this go unpunished. We need to make a stand for life.
Christian Voters’ Guide- Harris County, Texas
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