The latest revelations in regard to the actions of Planed Parenthood in the selling of baby body parts are grievous to anyone with a normal conscience. These actions are appalling at a minimum and bluntly perverse! The irony of this is that the people bragging about such behavior appear to be sophisticated, intelligent, and articulate people. It’s rather disconcerting that they seem so normal yet condone such barbaric practices, don’t you think?
We can be manipulated into thinking that because they are so-called, “sensible people,” they must not be so perverse. Remember, however, that Satan himself does not appear evil but disguises himself as an angel of light. This reveals how an individual – and eventually a culture – can move into depravity rather quickly. For a government to allow and condone such practices is evil. There is no other word. The Apostle Paul, in talking about the “last times,” said that people would actually devote themselves to deceitful spirits. Right before our eyes, with an air of arrogance and ignorance, these “intelligent” people are living out this deception. These behaviors, as Timothy says, come straight from demonic spirits:
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, 2 through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,” – 1 Timothy 4:1-2 ESV
This is shocking. What do we do about this? Here is my answer:
Every church in America (at least your church) that names the name of Jesus Christ ought to teach about the depravity of such behavior and attempt to change the laws to protect the life of the unborn and vote to defund Planned Parenthood.
The Apostle Paul went on to instruct Timothy as a young pastor in what he ought to do:
“If you explain these things to the brothers and sisters, Timothy, you will be a worthy servant of Christ Jesus, one who is nourished by the message of faith and the good teaching you have followed. … 11 Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them.” – 1 Timothy 4:6, 11 NLT
What would happen if Christians, equipped with the knowledge of the when life begins, (Psalm 139:13-16) and the depravity of such evil behaviors (1 Timothy 4:1,2,6,11) would make a stand?
What would happen if Christ followers put on their Facebooks, websites, and emails a written statement about their opposition to such behavior and their hearty support for the life of the unborn?
What would happen if every church spent money to place billboards all over the city making a poignant statement about the practices of Planned Parenthood?
What would happen if every member of your church would call their government representative and ask them to defund Planned Parenthood?
What would happen if the biblical truth concerning conception was taught to our children and high school kids? Armed with actual knowledge, just think if they communicated these truths in their classrooms and with their friends.
Friends, this might not be the total solution but just think how far ahead we would be in influencing our culture if we did some of these things?
I would suggest that you do some of the above suggestions. Ask your Pastor to take a stand and declare God’s concern for the unborn and the shamefulness of the practices of Planned Parenthood.
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” – James 1:22 NIV