Is it “God’s Work” to kill the unborn? President Obama seemed to say so recently.
Steven Ertelt wrote an article, “Obama Says His Pro-Abortion Supporters are ‘Doing God’s Work,’” for lifenews.com (2/26/14).
Ertelt notes, “At an event in Washington last night, President Barack Obama told his liberal, pro-abortion supporters who are members of his political group Organizing for Action that they are ‘Doing God’s Work.’”
This reminds Ertelt of a time when speaking to Planned Parenthood, Obama “asked God to bless the number one abortion performer in the United States.”
Said Barack Obama, “Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.”
Really? May God bless the efforts of Planned Parenthood, which is in the business of destroying His creation? Which God? Certainly not the God of the Bible.
I remember years ago on my radio show, I interviewed Dr. Richard Land, then an official of the Southern Baptist denomination. Today he heads the Southern Evangelical Seminary in the greater Charlotte area of North Carolina.
The gist of his comment (which was said when NAFTA and CAFTA were in the news) is that the Lord might allow people of good will to have different opinions when it comes to some questionable political issues. But there are some issues that are very clear in the Bible. One of these is abortion.
Dr. Land said, “I’m not sure if God Almighty necessarily has an opinion on NAFTA or CAFTA [trade agreements involving North and Central America], but I am convinced that Jesus Christ does have an opinion on the sanctity of life issue.”
There certainly are differing nuances in various political issues. We can find well-meaning Christians holding all manner of different positions related to fine points of partisan politics. But the deliberate destruction of the unborn is in a category all by itself.
King David the Psalmist wrote famously, “For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, because I am fearfully and wonder-fully made. Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.”
He adds, “When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
Jeremiah, the weeping prophet, says this in the very opening of his book: “The word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.’ [this is God talking] ‘Before you were born, I set you apart. I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’”
So, here’s this little unborn baby being appointed a prophet of the nations.
Jump ahead to the New Testament. In Luke 1, it says that when Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist, and Mary, who was pregnant with Jesus, met together: “As soon as the sound of your [Mary’s] greeting, reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.”
Well, as the late Dr. D. James Kennedy once pointed out, clumps of tissue don’t leap for joy; babies leap for joy. And the Greek word that’s used there in that text is brephos, and brephos is the same word for baby, born or unborn.
But Planned Parenthood makes millions and millions of dollars killing the unborn. They share some of that money with politicians who do their bidding.
Though it is frequently ignored now, Planned Parenthood is a direct result of the eugenics (“good birth”) movement in America. Its founder, Margaret Sanger, believed in removing what she called “the dead weight of human waste.”
Dr. George Grant, author of the classic book, Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood, observes: “That’s why Margaret Sanger would say, things like: ‘Our purpose is to raise up a new race of thoroughbreds.’ She talked about eliminating ‘human weeds.’”
So when people invoke God’s blessing for the destruction of unborn babies---even if they hold the highest office in the land (or the world?)---whatever god they may be speaking of, it’s certainly not the God of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures.
Dr. Jerry Newcombe is a TV producer and the cohost of Kennedy Classics. He has also written or co-written 24 books, including The Book that Made America (on the Bible) and (with Dr. Kennedy) What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? and (with Peter Lillback), George Washington’s
Publication Date: March 6, 2014.