During a Christian festival last Saturday, pastor and bestselling Christian author Francis Chan denounced the common pro-choice slogan "my body, my choice" by asserting that "God says nothing is yours."
Chan, who was one of the speakers at the annual Christian festival THE SEND at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, delivered a sermon from the book of Job. During his sermon, Chan, 54, wondered if the Lord commends believers who are standing for the sanctity of life, just as He commended Job for his obedience.
"Could it be that God is saying, 'Look at this generation, ... look at these people, they're not going to back off from the Word of God, they actually believe in a judgment day, they're willing to preach that, they're actually willing to speak for the voices of the unborn, they're not backing off from that?'" the former California-based Cornerstone Community Church pastor asked.
"For any of us who think that we can come into the presence of God and say, 'God, why did you make me this way? Why did I go through this? This is my body, my choice.' God says: 'No, wait a second. No. Nothing is yours. I spoke this world into existence,'" he asserted. "The world is the Lord's and everything in it. It's all made by Him. And He doesn't owe me an explanation."
"Do you tremble at the Word of God? Do you tremble? Because if you want God to choose you and see you, you need to tremble at His Word. Do you tremble at James 4:6, where it says, 'God opposes the proud'? If there's ever a verse to tremble at, that might be it," he added.
Chan also warned the audience against becoming like those who profess to be Christian, but "they are not close to God, not the God of the Bible."
They "can sing ... [and] cry, they can talk about their quiet time, but if they are proud, then they're not very close to that throne," he contended.
Chan's rebuke of the phrase "my body, my choice" comes after a recently leaked draft opinion revealed that the Supreme Court will likely overturn Roe v. Wade in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson, which deals with Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban.
Should the court uphold the ban, it would contradict Roe which prevents restrictions from being placed on abortions before an unborn baby is viable outside of the womb at 20 weeks of gestation.
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer. He is also the co-hosts of the For Your Soul podcast, which seeks to equip the church with biblical truth and sound doctrine. Visit his blog Blessed Are The Forgiven.