"Who is my neighbor?"
Anthony Mathenia explained in his keynote that 61 million children and counting have been aborted. Nearly half of all pregnancies end in abortion. Sin has corrupted to us to such a degree where we are in love in death. 2 babies are murdered every minute.
We are a culture in love with death and no respect for the giver of life. We play God when we decide
In his talk, he looked at the first two chapters of Exodus to examine a similar, past situation.
Exodus 1:1-7. Many of the circumstances that they were dealing with was because of their sin. The spiritual climate that we live in today where there is mass murder of innocent children is a direct result of our disobedience.
Exodus 1:8-14. There’s a new king in the land who oppressed them. The hand of God is evidenced even in the harsh demands of Pharaoh.
Exodus 1:15-16. This Pharaoh was anti-life. He paid not attention to the covenant that God had made with Israel. He was opposed to God and His ways.
Exodus 1:17-end. Because the midwives feared God, He established households for them. This was a righteous deception for them to not kill babies as they were being born. They knew they didn’t have a right to take the life of a innocent human being that God created in His image.
What does it mean to not murder? You must not take another person’s life. There is also an implied duty to preserve and fight for life.
Being pro-life shouldn’t be our ultimate goal. The command in Scripture is to fight for it at all costs. What is God’s standard? God not only hates murder but also when we hate our brother.
Today, the sin has festered and become so much worse.
Exodus 2:23. After 400 years of oppression and when days are dark, then the people of God sighed and groaned and cried out for help. What will it take for us to cry out to God?
We cannot look to politics or leaders for deliverance. We must look to God. Even godly men will undoubtedly fail us. Yet, there is immense hope in God. We ought to not only cry out to God but to obey Him.
In the parable of The Good Samaritan, the priest and Levite who passed by the man who was beaten and left to die are guilty -- not because of what they did, but what they failed to do.
Are your “neighbors” only people like you? Are you only required to extend charity and love to individuals who are like you? The preborn are our neighbors.
Christ, through this parable, wants us to love our neighbors.
May God help us to take up the fight and extend energy and effort to save the lives of these little ones.
The blood of Jesus is sufficient to save from any and all sin. Christ can save even from the most heinous crime.
May God help us as His people to see the reality of the situation and not trust in our flesh but to cry out and draw near and accomplish His will.
What Jesus said to the lawyer also applies to us today -- “Go and do the same.”