Saturday, August 22, 2015

Putting Feet to Theology

Putting Feet to Theology: Rallying the Troops

Today's Planned Parenthood protests were incredible, and hopefully this is the beginning of a new movement. Reports are coming back that over 60,000 people participated across the country. Aurora had a turnout of about 1,600. May God use these feet for life.

Putting Feet to Theology: Made in the Image of God

Theology means nothing if it does not change us. J.I. Packer says, "As [God] is the subject of our study, and our helper in it, so he must himself be the end of it. We must seek, in studying God, to be led to God." God says we are made in his image [Gen 1:26]--he is our Creator and human life is precious.

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. 
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:13

Putting Feet to Theology: Let's Move

While our united voice is necessary, and today's protest was a powerful example of that, it will not be sufficient to save these children.

Proverbs 24:11-12 is a commonly used passage to encourage Christians toward the pro-life cause.

Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work? 

We cannot claim ignorance. We cannot even pretend not to know. If God will hold us accountable if we feign naïveté, how much more will we bear responsibility with our copious knowledge? [Luke 12:48]

In other words: we cannot stop. We must march on. The tides of life cannot wash away the progress we've made and the progress we need to make. We cannot rest until these tiny image-bearers are rescued from the slaughter.  God will hold us accountable for the fate of these children as much as he will hold Planned Parenthood accountable.

So let's be creative and make surgical strikes where we can. Let's apply pressure on every part of this industry. The abortion industry must be terminated.