Turn Justice Back to What is Right

Gallup recently conducted their annual Values and Beliefs Survey which indicates more Americans consider themselves to be pro-life than in previous years with 51% of American respondents claiming to be pro-life. The May 2009 survey also reports 23% of the public holds to a 100% pro-life view that abortion should be illegal in all circumstances:

“The May 2009 survey documents comparable changes in public views about the legality of abortion. In answer to a question providing three options for the extent to which abortion should be legal, about as many Americans now say the procedure should be illegal in all circumstances (23%) as say it should be legal under any circumstances (22%). This contrasts with the last four years, when Gallup found a strong tilt of public attitudes in favor of unrestricted abortion.”
(Source: Gallup, More Americans “Pro-Life” Than “Pro-Choice” for First Time, http://www.gallup.com/poll/118399/more-americans-pro-life-than-pro-choice-first-time.aspx )

While some are calling this an encouraging trend, I can only express dismay that such a large majority of citizens in our nation has embraced the lie that an unborn human being is nothing more than a piece of tissue to be discarded like trash.

Where is the church in America? Why aren’t we standing on God’s Word and doing our part to end the silent holocaust of millions of preborn human beings?

Scripture tells us to:

“Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy.Deliver the poor and needy; Free them from the hand of the wicked.”
(Psalm 82, vs.3 and 4 – NKJV)

Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Psalm 82, verses 1 – 5 explains that “Magistrates are the mighty in authority for the public good. Magistrates are the ministers of God's providence, for keeping up order and peace, and particularly in punishing evil-doers, and protecting those that do well. Good princes and good judges, who mean well, are under Divine direction; and bad ones, who mean ill, are under Divine restraint. The authority of God is to be submitted to, in those governors whom his providence places over us. But when justice is turned from what is right, no good can be expected.”

How can we turn justice back to what is right? First of all, we must elect godly men who will govern according to God’s Word; and we can work to establish protection and justice for all human beings, including the preborn.

Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary, lobbyist and director of Columbia (SC) Christians for Life reports that six states are known to have Personhood legislation filed in the State Legislature for 2009: Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Montana, North Dakota, and South Carolina, while the state of Virginia currently has a bill proposed which will “assert the Virginia Constitutional right to enjoyment of life to be vested at fertilization for each ‘human being.’" And citizens in Mississippi are currently conducting a petition drive to place a Personhood Constitutional Amendment on their 2010 ballot.
(Source: 2009-2010 State-Level Personhood (and other selected) Legislation, http://www.christianlifeandliberty.net/2009-05-25-2009-2010-State-Level-Personhood-and-other-selected-Legislation.doc).

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