No Where to Hide: A Pro-Life Article
Anthony Q. McCool
“And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have their nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.” According to Barnes Commentary, “the very foxes and birds, says he, have places of repose and shelter, but the Son of man has no home and no pillow. He is a stranger in his own world-a wanderer and an outcast from the homes of people.” In comparison to Jesus, sadly many children today are being cast out of this world and never given a home. In fact, these children never or barely make it out of their mother’s womb. Are these children ill? Are they unable to survive through the birthing process? No, these children are being aborted (murdered, executed, slaughtered) at a frightening rate. According to the United States Abortion Statistics, from 1973 through 2005, more than 45 million legal abortions have occurred in the United States.
Jesus’ sinless life is often compared to the innocence of little children. Jesus considered children to be the most precious and prized possession in this world. This is evident in Matthew 19:4 When Jesus said, “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” It is also evident in Psalms 127:3, “Children are a gift from God, they are his reward.” What will be the punishment for this modern day massacre of Jesus’ most valued treasure? Jesus does not give an exact punishment for offending one of these little ones, but his wrath will declare in Matthew 18:6, “that it would be better for a millstone to be hung around your neck and cast into the sea.”
Joyce Arthur, pro choice activist, stated in a column that “Mandatory motherhood is a unique kind of slavery that specifically victimizes women and children.” This is the view many pro-choice campaigners attest. The irrational reasoning of this statement is that the decision of becoming a mother is made after becoming pregnant. The “choice” of becoming a mother is made before becoming pregnant. In addition, there is a fallacy in the very term of being “pro-choice.” The oxymoronic statement of being “pro-choice” is a very flowery term compared to what the term should be. The antonym of “pro-life” would not be “pro-choice” but rather “pro-death.” The reasoning is extremely simple, if one is not for the life of something, one is apparently for the death of it. If the process was in fact “pro-choice,” then one could assume that 45 million children from 1973 to 2005 chose to die. According to the National Right to Life Organization, “the vast majority of all abortions performed today are done for social, not medical reasons — because a woman doesn’t feel ready for a baby at the time, because her partner wants her to have an abortion, etc. Approximately 93% of all induced abortions are done for elective, non-medical reasons such as these.” This skewed thought process allows defenseless, innocent, gifts from God to be taken and never given a choice at all. Mothers and doctors should not be able to have the legal ground to impersonate God by determining the life and death of a human being. 1 Corinthians 6:20 states, “we are bought with a price” to discard God’s previously purchased merchandise would be a wicked deed.
There are vocal factions within our country that constantly pressure our government to withdraw our troops from around the world which are simply protecting our way of life. They say these brave men and women who stand in harms way to protect our freedom should not be put at such great risk. These same groups regularly support the pro-abortion movement. The following data according to HTML Bible might shine some light on the inconsistency in their values concerning all human life:
* Revolutionary War – 4,435 deaths
* Civil War (both sides) – 489,332 deaths
* World War I – 116,708 deaths
* World War II – 407,316 deaths
* Korea – 25, 604 deaths
* Vietnam – 58,168 deaths
* Total – 1,101,563
* Total number of abortions since 1973 – more than 45,000,000
In comparison to Matthew 8:20, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, reported in March 2004 four species of Island Fox in California became federally listed as endangered species and the (IUCN) lists the entire species as a critically endangered species. In addition, according to the U.S. and Wildlife Service, felony charges for possession, sale, purchase, barter, offer to sell, purchase or barter, transport, export or import, of any bald or golden eagle, alive or dead, (including any part, nest, or egg) of an eagle under the “Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act” can carry a fine up to $250,000 or two years of imprisonment. It is evident that our nation’s laws are making every effort and attempt they can to provide birds with a nest and foxes with a hole but making it legal for more than 45 million children to have no where to lay their head.
The choice was already determined in 1 Peter 2:9, “But ye are a chosen generation.” If we are a chosen generation, then rational reasoning would deduce that God chooses life which would make him “pro-life.” According to Proverbs 14:34, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” One cannot help but wonder if America continues to condone and legislate the “pro-death” agenda, what the millstone will be that God places around our nation’s neck? The Revelation firmly declares in chapter 6, verses 15-17: “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” The question is, will we be the ones with no place to hide?
Anthony McCool is the grandson of Bishop Billy McCool and the son of Pastor Mark McCool in Knoxville, TN. He is a senior at the University of Tennessee, seeking a degree in political science.
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