Hopefully, we all know better by now than to look to any of the 2020 Democrat presidential hopefuls as beacons of uprightness and morality, let alone examples of solid Christian faith.
Still, one can’t help but be shocked and disgusted when one of them profanes the reputation of Christ by implying that his teachings mesh comfortably with abortion and the culture of death.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) did just that in a visit to the Georgia state house on Thursday where she tried to boost lagging poll numbers (she’s coming in dead last among the dozens of other candidates) and condemned the state’s legislators and governor for passing an abortion ban this past week.
In her statements, Gillibrand contorted basic principles of the faith to argue that laws protecting children from being killed in the womb are actually against Christian teachings.
“If you are a person of the Christian faith, one of the tenants of our faith is free will,” this woman had the nerve to say to a room full of pro-life Christians. “One of the tenants of our democracy is that we have a separation of church and state, and under no circumstances are we supposed to be imposing our faith on other people. And I think this is an example of that effort.”
I can’t decide which is more insane: the fact that she actually just called upon the Christian faith to defend abortion or the fact that what she said doesn’t even make any sense.
This so-called “tenet” of our faith, free will, isn’t a belief that anything we do with our free will should be allowed and only someone completely ignorant of the Scripture would assert this.
Listen, people. Just because God gives his creation free will and hasn’t programmed us all to be perfectly obedient robots does not give us a license to sin.
I can’t emphasize this enough.
The whole counsel of Scripture continually teaches that murder is a serious sin, something God hates that separates us from him. Not once in Scripture does it say that free will murder is permissible, and I feel dumber for even having to specify this.
The whole history of humanity is a story of sinful men and women disobeying God’s clear commands, including not to kill one another. Clearly, people have free will to follow their heart’s sinful desires and hurt other people. That’s kind of the whole point of the Bible; its why a perfect Savior was needed to die for our sins.
Our free will leaves us hopeless without Him.
As Paul so beautifully explains throughout his epistles, living according to our own free will is not, in fact, the way of the Christian.
A Christian experiences the incredible gift of God’s grace and forgiveness of their sins—something Paul, a former murderer and persecutor of Christians is intimately familiar with. This does not mean that Christians are free to cheapen God’s grace and the blood that bought them by knowingly, willingly disobeying God and continuing in sin.
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Romans 6:1-2 (KJV)
Of course, by now, we are very much used to unbelievers ripping Scripture out of context to prop up their anti-biblical views. To see this coming from a professing Christian, while incredibly common from those on the left, is nonetheless incredibly sickening and just plain wrong.
Gillibrand has also proposed repealing the Hyde amendment, effectively guaranteeing federal subsidies for abortion services and cementing abortion as a constitutional “right” regardless of any state-level legislation.
“Any Democrat who expects to win the presidency must answer definitively where they stand on this issue,” Gillibrand also said. “If this is a fight that President Trump wants, if this is a fight that he wants with the American people, if this is a fight he wants with America’s women, it is a fight he will have and it is a fight he will lose.”
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