Auschwitz vs. America
Auschwitz. The sheer word sends shivers down your spine. In April of 2019, Becky and I had a chance to visit Auschwitz and the adjacent death camp, Birkenau. To say the least, these are creepy places to walk through. The depth of evil that was unleashed within the borders of Auschwitz and Birkenau was utterly horrifying. It was truly satanic. While many people may commit murder to defend their viewpoint, not many people live for the sheer sake of murder itself. And yet, that is exactly what the Nazi regime seemed to exist for. Hitler and his ilk were obsessed with death, murder and destruction. What could be more evil!?
Having said this, it’s important to realize that America is not far behind. In fact, the argument could be made that we are actually worse than Auschwitz. Of course I’m talking about the abortion industry in the United States. Since Roe vs. Wade, over 50 million babies have been killed in their mother’s womb in our nation. Our hearts certainly go out to those who may have had an abortion; it affects many in our churches. We must have a gentle response to those who’ve been affected. Yet, we cannot shrink back from the larger reality of what abortion really is: the killing of an unborn human being. The United States has become a nation obsessed with the death of the most defenseless—the unborn.
To see political candidates talking about how “pro-choice” they are is appalling. To hear candidates talk about “women’s reproductive rights” is to borrow from the deception of Nazi language games. We all know that when you need to hide the reality of the evil you are advocating, you need to change the words and vocabulary. This is exactly where we are as a nation in the abortion debate right now. May the Church continue to pray and show courage in the attempt to see this horrific practice outlawed once and for all.
by Jay Childs, Senior Pastor
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