I'm still flabbergasted by Christians who claim they hate abortion but voted Biden. Was it because of their inability – or unwillingness – to think biblically, to have a biblical worldview, and to have their faith inform all aspects of their lives? I'm saddened to say that today the words "lemmings, woke, and cultural pressure” comes to my mind when thinking on Christians gulping so much of the worldly media’s influence instead of the Bible. These claimants to Christ too often are just clones of the world, and offer little difference to what the pagans are all about. For Christ followers the issue of LIFE can not be anything but the very first issue. It is the umbrella that covers ALL the other components relating to mankind: Family, Marriage, Law and Order, Gender, Govt., Abortion, Church, Sexuality, Morality, and Freedom just to name a few. So by using abortion as a litmus test in voting we have been accused of being "single issue voters." Really? That would be laughable if it wasn’t so sad. That is just not true. Life is found as God's intention in ALL the important concerns of God in the Holy Bible. From the very first book we can read His Words to Cain.
Genesis 4:10 NIV "The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood (LIFE) cries out to me from the ground." This was said to Cain right after he killed his little brother. These brothers are the sons of Adam and Eve. This was the first family! It didn’t take long in history for a godless choice to snuff out a life. It took even less time for God to reveal what He thought about taking a Life in the verses that followed
Years later in an effort to equip Israel with wisdom right before taking up residence in a demonically influential territory across the Jordan River God states emphatically, “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you LIFE and death, blessings and curses. Now CHOOSE (Vote) LIFE, so that you and your CHILDREN MAY LIVE and that you may Love the Lord your God, Listen to His voice, and Hold Fast to Him. For the Lord is your LIFE, and He will give you many years (LIFE) in the land He swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” Deuteronomy 30:19-20 NIV
Did you notice here that CHOOSING LIFE is equivalent to Loving God, Listening to God, and Being in the Presence of God? What Christian shouldn’t, IN ALL OUR WAYS, reflect those things first? But that’s just a start in these two verses in regards to LIFE. Not only will the adults be blessed but the natural overflowing result spills out into the LIFE of the children. By choosing life you are choosing to allow God to bless you and YOUR CHILDREN. God gives us the great gift of freedom to choose (blessings, vs.19) but with that freedom comes a very real danger. That danger is that we can make the wrong choice (curses, vs.19). Finally He is telling Israel that when you choose LIFE you are choosing Him. This foundational rule is reinforced by the Messiah Jesus as He talked to Thomas the Apostle, “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the LIFE. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me (LIFE), you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” (John 14:6-7 NKJ) Voting Life is obviously much more than a single issue to The Father and The Son. Jesus seems to be saying when you don’t regard LIFE to the fullest, when you don’t choose that which represents His very character, you don’t know Him or His Father. That is unthinkable for a Christian….and should be for everyone!
Since we’re speaking on character, if you define “abortion,” one of the definitions is “to terminate and destroy”. Did you know that in the last book of the Bible, the book called Revelation the prince of the bottomless pit is known as Apollyon? Were you aware his name means destroyer! Rev. 9:11 KJV
Finally in this same book of Revelation, let me list the overwhelming evidence the Father and Son place on LIFE. In these divinely inspired verses they give their readers an inside view of the very heart and mind of God. Listen to how They have titled the various precious things of eternity for Themselves: Water of Life, Tree of Life, Book of Life, Spirit of Life, and finally the Crown of Life. We should be in Awe of the LIFE He gives ALL freely and protect it always.
A “single issue voter”? Hardly!