Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Mega-Church Pastor: "Abortion Is Consistent With Christianity"

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A pastor of a Georgia megachurch, who is also running for the US Senate, says he believes legalized abortion is "consistent with" Christianity and says he will "fight " to ensure it remains legal.

The pastor was asked how his pro-choice beliefs and those of his Democrat Party square with his role as a pastor, a leader of a church---a man of God.

Be informed, not misled.

Abortion in the name of the Lord?

Rev. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, is running for the Senate, trying to unseat Republican US Sen. Kelly Loeffler in November's election.

While you may not be familiar with Warnock, most are familiar with Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Ebenezer is where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was baptized, ordained, preached his first sermon, and served as co-pastor with his father until 1968.

Family members strongly claim MLK nor his father were pro-choice. They did not believe in abortion.

The current pastor of the 6,000 member church not only believes in it, but he's also an advocate for it.

When asked how his pro-abortion views square with his role as a minister, he said: 

"I believe that healthcare is a human right. And I believe that it is something that the richest nation in the world provides for its citizens, an for me reproductive justice is consistent with my commitment to that."

So his commitment is to the notion that if you declare killing unwanted unborn babies and your government will pay for it, it's a moral right under our Constitution.

That's a typical position of the far left secular "progressives."

But should this be a position held by Christians?

Rev. Warnock says, 

"I believe unequivocally in a woman's right to choose, and that decision is something that we don't want government engaged in---that's between her and her doctor an her minister---and I will fight for that."

He was pressed again, "Do you think it's consistent with God's view---that God endorses the millions of abortions we've had in this country since Roe v Wade?"---He said, "It's consistent with my view as a Christian minister, and I'll fight for it."

Unfortunately, this is not unique to Ebenezer Baptist Church. First Baptist Church in Seattle takes a similar position on abortion, while celebrating homosexuality.

How the left justifies their non-biblical "Christian" beliefs.

When you click the "home page" of The Christian Left, you enter a new surreal bubble of revising,. denying and misquoting Scripture to support a "theology" that conforms to the culture---and people's passions.

The journey begins with: 

"Welcome? ...We've been searching for you for 10 years! If you're like many others like us you've probably felt alone out there...You've probably been ostracized by churches and conservative "Christian" friends and family. You've probably doubted your own viewpoint at times."

"Welcome home. You have found your tribe. Conservative 'Christians' are wrong, and you've been right all along," they say.

And they say: "We are the Christian Left. We're all around you. We're among the people. Take a look."

They pledge, "We will not be 'Be Quiet', We're Christians. We're Liberals. Please get used to it. Thank you."

They then begin to deconstruct, misinterpret, and misuse Scripture to support their humanistic beliefs and secular progressive social agenda. All the while accusing biblical Christians of doing what they in fact are themselves doing.

First offering solace to misplaced people who have an interest in religion, they then adopt them into their "tribe" and into their stance against conservative, biblical Christians.

Knowing evangelicals are often not well informed on Scripture, the so-called "Christian left" replace Jesus Christ and His Great Commission to take His Gospel to all the world, with the virtues of compassion, equality, tolerance, and Love.

If you click the tab "Abortion" on their web site, you will be met with a litany of reasons why "the Bible is pro-abortion."

They claim "Conservative 'Christians' have all manner of mantras they repeat over and over again" including, "you can't be a Christian and be liberal. You can't be a Christian and be pro-choice."

And you will read this: 

"Conservative 'Christians' actually get extremely hostile about this issue. Abortion and LGBTQ equality are the two flimsy reasons they have to cling their twisted right-wing ideology. Deep down they must know on some level that right-wing ideology and the teaching of Jesus just don't go together. They don't line up. They don't fit. To alleviate their cognitive dissonance they have to demonize and scapegoat others. Liberals become 'baby-killers.' LGBTQ folks are an 'abomination', and a threat to the fabric of society and 'good clean Family Values'."

A long list of "resources" are then offered to lonely inquirer reading their web site.


This is the trough from which the so-called "Christian Left" drinks---whether they are running for the presidency of the United States, standing behind a pulpit in a church, or sitting in a classroom being instructed.

The Ebenezer Church pastor is a current example.

Dr. Eric Mason, pastor of Epiphany Fellowship Church in Philadelphia, is even more current.

Last Sunday his sermon title was, "A biblical case for Reparations." He proposed a series of policies that would go beyond welfare because according to the pastor, programs like social security were "created for white folks."

The thrust of his "biblical sermon" was that the US government should "fully fund historically black colleges and universities for 200 years, pay the tuition costs for descendants of slaves for the next 200 years, and cancel all student loan debt for all black graduates, even compensating those who have already paid off their debts."

Dr. Mason concluded his sermon conceding that ---and this is a quote--- "reparations will not resolve all racial issues ...However, while we're on earth, we gotta make the most of our time, make the most of our minas...because 'To whom are given more, more will be given to him'."

My point: They just can't quote Scripture correctly.

Jesus didn't say that.

What He said was, 

"But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more" (Matthew 12:48 nkjv).

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.