In the recent debate between Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, and Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler - both are vying for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia â€“ Warnock was asked about his support for abortion and his ability to justify that support using Scripture.
His answer disqualifies him as a Christian pastor.
Warnock insisted there is not enough room in the abortion room for the woman, her doctor and the government. A Christian pastor would recognize the flaws in that response. Warnock should know that in that room with a woman and the abortionist about to end her child's life we also her find her child, and God.
The fact is that no matter what room we are in or decision we are facing, all have elements of government involvement.
There was a time when humans were able to own, sell, beat or kill other humans based on the color of their skin. When abolitionists spoke out against slavery, there were probably those who said there is no room for the government on the plantation. In fact, slavery was outlawed because the government rightly put itself on the plantation.
While personal choice is a right we all have, that choice ceases to be a right the moment we use it to harm another person. When a woman and her doctor are in a room deciding what she might do for herself, that is absolutely a personal decision between them. The moment she decides to do something with her body to harm another human being she has crossed a line and forfeited her right.
There are those who will argue that the child in the womb is not really human and has no rights. They will say the "fetusâ€ is simply a potential human, but the fact remains that denying the humanity of the unborn child does not change the DNA of that separate and unique human being. The word fetus simply describes the current stage of development of that human being: Zygote, Embryo, Fetus, Infant, Toddler, Teen, Adult.
In every stage of life, that one-time fetus is a human being with great potential, not a potential human being.
A Christian pastor who denies the personhood of the child in the womb must also deny God and His teachings. He must deny the fact that John the Baptist recognized the presence of Christ who in Mary's womb while he himself was a fetus in the womb of Elizabeth. He must deny Psalm 51:5 where we are told we are conceived with sin. In order to have sin a human must have a soul.
You cannot be a minister of God if you deny Scripture, the Word on which all ministry is based.
In an interview this summer, Warnock was asked about his pro-choice views and his role as a minister and a man of God. He said, "I've been focused on women's health, women's choice, reproductive justice. That is consistent with my view as a Christian minister. And I will fight for it.â€
Rev. Warnock has sold out his calling to minister and embraced the evil practice of abortion, when he should be working to abolish this evil. The abortion holocaust is the civil rights issue of this generation and for Rev. Warnock to deny that civil rights begin in the womb is scandalous and strips him of the title "Pastor.â€
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