I got this e-mail today from a person who has spent the past few weeks telling me that I will burn in hell for being Catholic, now he is making up excuses as to why pro-life action is worthless. I have heard a lot of excuses over the years, but this has to be the most asinine.
He first e-mailed me today to warn me about going to hell, then a few hours later I got this e-mail from him
I do love you, Bryan. I really do. There is no way I would ever write you, much less pray for you, if I didn’t. And what you are trying to do is very noble. It is just that in recent weeks I have come to a very important conclusion not only about StandTrue, but about many charities and ‘ministries’ in the world.
Let us assume for a moment that eventually through what you and others like you are doing, abortion is outlawed. The murders have stopped and every abortion mill in the world is shutdown.
And then what? What have you accomplished? You have allowed babies that would otherwise die to be born. Great! And…? What happens now?
Really? What have we accomplished, really? I am not sure if you really mean that; do you not see the benefit in saving the lives of thousands of babies who are being murdered every day? Should we not have intervened in WW2 and rescued the Jews who were being slaughtered? What about the Word of God that tells us in Proverbs 24:10 If you faint in the day of adversity, Your strength is small. 11 Deliver those who are drawn toward death, And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. 12 If you say, “Surely we did not know this,” Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?
He writes further:
What you have accomplished is only momentary. It will only last so long as this world lasts. And that is not a very long time in the scope of eternity. If all you do is save babies from being aborted, than you have accomplished nothing. In fact, I would go so far as to say you may make it even worse for them. If those children are killed within the womb, they will be welcomed with open arms into Heaven. If they are born, there is the chance that they will reject God their entire life and die and go to hell. Kind of sobering when you put it in that light.
Are you actually saying that saving a person from being murdered is worse then letting them be murdered because they might not be saved? I really am having a hard tome believing that any one would actually believe this, but because I have heard this excuse before I am not totally shocked. What is sobering is the fact that you would be so heartless as to want to allow babies to be ripped limb from limb just to make sure they go to heaven. Using your logic then we should be killing more babies, any baby conceived to a non-Christian family should be killed to make sure they are not raised by those heathens. This is the kind of logic that Margaret Sanger the founder of Planned Parenthood preached, it is vile and hateful.
He also said:
You see, Bryan, I see now that all you and many other pro-life ministries are doing is trying to make a better world for people to go to hell from. Saving unborn children will accomplish nothing if that is all you do.
That is what I am trying to get you to understand. Your goals need to become more eternity minded or nothing you do will matter for anything.
What we are trying to do is save peoples lives as well as give them the hope of Christ. The name of our ministry is Stand True – Christ Centered Pro-life, we have the Gospel of Christ as the center of our message.
I would say point out that even if we were not a “Christian” organization, the work we do would not be in vain. Is the work of a firefighter done in vain? Is the work of a policeman done in vain? Is the work of the doctors saving infants in the hospital done in vain? All of these are people who save lives, is that useless because they are not more “eternity minded”?
To accuse us of making the world a better place for people to go to hell is outright insane. We are trying to make the world a better place by saving the lives of innocent babies who are being slaughtered by the thousands.
Just to give the rest of the readers of this a little prospective, this person used to be a moderator on this blog and even financially support the ministry. One day he got very angry about me posting about Lent because in his words, that was “a Catholic” term and we should not be promoting it. This was right before me converting to Catholicism, an event that made him snap.
Following my conversion and up to this morning I have received many hateful messaged from him, here are a few of the choice quotes I have received.
You actually think Paul was Catholic? That is idiotic! He was a Messianic Jew. He followed the traditions of the Jewish people but had still accepted Christ as his savior….And Catholics are against God. And I do not hate anyone. If I did, I would not be so adamant about this. If I hated you, I would not say a word and let you burn in hell.
Just thought you would like to know that prayers are going up for you. Prayers that you will realize your mistakes. And prayers that God will not bless your ministry until you
This person is obviously full of rage and hatred for the Catholic Church, probably instilled in him by some pastor along the way who hates Catholics. He went from being a friend and supported of the ministry to someone who just wants to let me know I will burn in hell overnight.
While it is obvious why this particular person has can believe such outrageous things about pro-life work, this is not isolated to him. I have heard this argument time after time from people who just do not want to get involved with pro-life work. It is nothing more that an excuse for people’s apathy, people who would rather not stand up and be a voice for those who have none. I hope for their sake if they end up in a life or death situation one day, that those around them will not be so apathetic.
My prayers are with him, that God will open his heart and eyes.
For Christ I stand,