On the Overturn of Roe
My remarks to my congregation
Today we celebrate, and LOUDLY, the reversal of Roe v. Wade, which has left a bloody and barbaric stain on the soil of our land. For five decades, millions of babies have been killed, dissected and sold for profit, especially so in the poorest neighborhoods of our country and California - the vast majority of them for the convenience of the mother. I say “the mother,” because Roe v. Wade also aborted the father out of the equation altogether. More than that, this ruling opened the door to women and men to live in even more debauchery. It allowed the sex slave industry to flourish, as the enslaved girls could now be used over and over again. And today, an entire generation of black people are not here, just as the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, wanted all along.
But most of all, it was our government encouraging people to rebel against God and nature, and to do whatever we wanted. THIS is what’s behind all the women and men shrieking across our land today - a generation that grew up never being spanked or disciplined has been told NO, you CAN’T do whatever you want. NO, you are NOT autonomous. No.
But at least it’s them shrieking, rather than the babies - before their vocal cords are cut.
Yet God has seen it all. And as the peoples rage and mock Christians and our God, He replies, as it says in Isaiah 57:
Isaiah 57:1–8 (ESV): . . . draw near,
sons of the sorceress,
offspring of the adulterer and the loose woman.
4 Whom are you mocking?
Against whom do you open your mouth wide
and stick out your tongue?
Are you not children of transgression,
the offspring of deceit,
5 you who burn with lust among the oaks,
under every green tree,
who slaughter your children in the valleys,
under the clefts of the rocks?
...Shall I relent for these things?
7 On a high and lofty mountain
you have set your bed,
and there you went up to offer sacrifice.
8 Behind the door and the doorpost
you have set up your memorial;
for, deserting me, you have uncovered your bed,
you have gone up to it,
you have made it wide;
and you have made a covenant for yourself with them,
you have loved their bed,
you have looked on nakedness.
11 Whom did you dread and fear,
so that you lied,
and did not remember me,
did not lay it to heart?
Have I not held my peace, even for a long time,
and you do not fear me?
Our country has long deserted God, and our new gods have demanded much blood, and we’ve gladly given it to them. Moloch demands blood, but lures us with the god of mammon. We were adulterous to God in our hearts long before we were adulterous whichever way we pleased.
But this same God also says, in the same chapter:
Isaiah 57:15–21 (ESV): For thus says the One who is high and lifted up,
who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
“I dwell in the high and holy place,
and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly,
and to revive the heart of the contrite.
16 For I will not contend forever,
nor will I always be angry;
for the spirit would grow faint before me,
and the breath of life that I made.
17 Because of the iniquity of his unjust gain I was angry,
I struck him; I hid my face and was angry,
but he went on backsliding in the way of his own heart.
18 I have seen his ways, but I will heal him;
I will lead him and restore comfort to him and his mourners,
19 creating the fruit of the lips.
Peace, peace, to the far and to the near,” says the Lord,
“and I will heal him.
20 But the wicked are like the tossing sea;
for it cannot be quiet,
and its waters toss up mire and dirt.
21 There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”
This ruling is a great thing, for it corrects an injustice long overdue. But our land still cries out for justice for the blood spilled of millions. Thus today is a day of celebration, but also repentance. For this God, He comes close to those who are CONTRITE, who are sorry for their rebellion against Him, and turn from it. He revives the spirit of the lowly, and the heart of the contrite.
So today, we celebrate a GREAT VICTORY. God is great, God is good, and He has done a great and good thing.
For you who have prayed for so, so long, well done. Thank you.
For you who have committed the sin of abortion, or contributed to it, by encouraging it, hear the gospel - that for those who are in Christ, there is therefore now NO condemnation for those who are in Him, who have run to Him for refuge.
For you who think you are LESS free today, consider that abortion was never YOUR right in the first place. God NEVER gives mankind the right to unjustly spill blood - ESPECIALLY that of the helpless and the innocent. You never had this right, no matter what 9 old white men in black robes decided in 1973.
For you who think we should NOT celebrate today, because of someone else’s feelings, just remember that that’s how people complained of David, as he danced gleefully before the ark, as it returned to Jerusalem.
And lastly, many have said, well, now we need to do the work to support these mothers. But the church has been “doing the work” quietly all along, since the very beginning, when WE were the ones who went searching early in the morning for exposed babies, and cared for them and raised them up. So for you Christians, who have been “doing the work” all along - through raising your kids in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, through adoption, through supporting pregnancy resource centers, through loving the widow and the orphan in our church, just as James commands us - in short, for all of you who have been following God’s Word all along - you’ve BEEN doing the work, and today, the Lord commends you. Keep going. Your labor is not, and will not have been in vain.