To march hastily into a battle of such significance and duration is folly, just as it is folly to be unaware of its depth and breadth. In other words, to partner with God however He calls us into pro-life work, we must first take the time to know who the Enemy is and exactly what he is doing.
Each person must make an intentional choice in humility to accept or reject what Jesus did on the Cross, and that choice has an eternal impact. But that decision will never change Who created that person or how radically He loves them. This truth is fundamental to our pro-life work, and it’s absolutely critical in engaging with other humans in a post-modern culture full of violence, extreme division, and moral depravity.
If history is any indication, moral atrocities like abortion and infanticide could become unthinkable long before they’re illegal. It was the compassion of the early Christians, in the midst of widespread persecution and unjust laws, that radically shifted the Pagan culture. We can do this again today, if we’re willing.
As Christians, we are beholden only to Christ. We are His constituents. And while our biblical mandate to defend human life applies in the halls of government and out in the streets, we cannot and must not give our spiritual authority away on either level. In other words, our Christianity must define and shape our politics, not the other way around.
What we are witnessing right now is a glimpse of a post-Roe future where protections for pre-born children—where the value of human life—will have extreme variation from state to state. The political and spiritual battlefields are shifting fast, and a new tide is rising up from within the pro-life movement.
Beginning next week, Educe is publishing a new bi-monthly blog series, The Way Forward, to explore the implications of a post-Roe America through the lens of scripture. What will the political and spiritual battles look like at the state level? How have pro-abortion forces been preparing? What’s happening to our culture’s view on the sanctity of human life, and how can the Christian pro-life movement fight in alignment with the Word of God on this extremely divisive battleground?