I was in a biology class in college and we were discussing evolution. The professor was an avid evolutionist and, in his words, a devout follower of that theory. Interestingly, just outside the door of the classroom in the breezeway between buildings, there was a Chinese Ginkgo tree. A tree that even the professor said, had not changed in thousands of years. I questioned him on that, and he became angry issuing a challenge to the class that if anyone could find any evidence disproving evolution bring it to class. That opened the door for my problems because you don’t challenge me that way and expect me to be a docile sheep.
It was at about that time, off the coast of South Africa they caught a fish that fit perfectly into a fossil. The fish had supposedly been extinct for about 50 million years and the live fish was identical to the fossil. He became even angrier and informed me that I was prohibited from presenting any materials, asking any questions, or commenting in his class for the remainder of the semester. He then made a statement that I have never forgotten. He said, “I am a devout _____ and a devout evolutionist and my religion and evolution do not conflict.” Hello trouble, because I said aloud, “Mine do!”
There are some things that as a Christian I cannot embrace, tolerate, or ignore. In today’s climate of hate, and the rise of the ‘collective guilt movement’ created by the neo-Marxists is challenging to my faith. I can appreciate Christians wanting to be tolerant and inclusive, I do. However, I am unable to disregard the clear teachings of scripture and when I am asked to embrace something that violates God’s directives, I have to pass and in the words of Nancy Reagan, “Just Say No.”
I do not believe that the Bible teaches “collective guilt” and expecting people to allow evil out of a sense of guilt for sins committed or perceived by generations past. The Bible says in Ezekiel 18 that the father shall not die for the sin of the son, nor the son for the sin of the father, but everyone for their own sin. If I commit wrong, I am accountable for that wrong. I will not accept blame for something that happened to someone’s ancestors or perceived ancestors hundreds of years ago. If I am not guilty but you insist that if I do not join the solidarity and assume my place of penitence at the alter of guilt, I am guilty of violence against non-whites is unacceptable. My belief in God that all are accountable for their own actions and that position will not jive.
My faith reminds me that God considers one of His prime taboos, ‘covetousness.’ The evil of envy, the monster of jealousy, and the danger of resentment and hate are anti-biblical and therefore I cannot endorse those views. Sadly, much of the neo-Marxists of today’s movements such as BLM, Antifa, and others make all those justifiable because of the perceived inherent evil in being white.
When I look at people, I have learned to see PEOPLE, not skin color. You may insist that I am not being honest, and no one can do that, I believe in my heart that I can because of God’s love. When I think of my condition and eternal fate before Christ I am humbled by the incredibleness of God’s mercy, grace, and love. Jesus did not die for Jews, Caucasians, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, or any other ethnicity alone, He came to die for ALL! The last time I checked the definition of ALL it includes everyone, not just those who looked, talked, dressed, believed, or lived in a certain manner.
My faith calls for Unity. In Galatians 3:28-29, the apostle Paul declared, “There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.” Throughout the Old and New Testaments, we are enjoined to “Love one another.” It is impossible to love and hate someone at the same time. If hate is in our heart love is absent and love will force hate out of the heart and thereby out of the thoughts and actions.
My faith will not permit me to diminish the value of life in embracing abortion, especially abortion on demand. We can disagree when life begins but I choose to embrace what God’s word says about the matter. Let me offer some pertinent passages from the Bible and hopefully, they will demonstrate how my faith and abortion are incompatible.
Psalms 139:13-16 – “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”
Jeremiah 1:4-5 – “Now the word of the LORD came to me saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you…”
Job 31:15 – “Did not He who made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?”
Galatians 1:15 – “But when He who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by His grace.”
Luke 1:41 – “And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.”
Those are a few that anchor my faith and believe that life begins even before conception, but most assuredly does at conception. Disagreeing is your privilege, but this is an explanation of why I could never support abortion which is the modern staple of the Democratic Party.
I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman, as defined in the Bible. (Genesis 2:24 and Ephesians 5;30-31). I believe there are only two genders as defined in the Bible. (Genesis 5:2). I could never imagine standing before God and saying, “God you blew it. I am a female, but you put me in a male body, with male DNA, and male genitalia.” That would be impossible to defend and would be the ultimate slap in the creator’s face. I could more envision blaming God for sin than I could in attempting to make that argument, and I cannot envision that.
The hate, greed, envy, bitterness, desire for vengeance, and covetousness that is prevalent in today’s world, embraced by the Left and advanced by various activist groups is anathema to my faith and I reject it. You can hate me if you choose, that is your choice. I choose to love you and choose to follow the directives of God’s word to the best of my ability. Therefore, when it comes to politics, I cannot endorse a candidate that devalues life in the womb, live in the flesh, and devalues the home and family.
We all face the difficult task of rectifying our faith and beliefs with individual politicians perceived or revealed character. I understand that, and I experience that. I realize that there were times, in biblical history, when God used people of less than pristine character to achieve His purposes for His people. The individual is less important to me than what the platform they embrace, the ideology they espouse, and their willingness to dismiss God’s directives and trade morality for power.
If for no other reason, and there are many, I could not support the Democratic candidate because of their position on abortion, God, and our inalienable rights. If you can, that is between you and God, but My Faith and Liberal Leftists Socialist Progressive Politics conflict.
God bless you and God bless America!