Dear Delight in Truth readers, please glance at the above chart and be shocked.
Be amazed that professing Christians can hold neutral and perhaps even favorable views with respect to the abomination of abortion.
The Pew Research Center did telephone interviews in March/April 2013 with a random sample of 4,006 US adults and asked them various questions about controversial matters. On abortion, 49% of Americans believe it is morally wrong with a few percentage points higher among women than men.
The statistics get interesting when broken down by race and religion (denomination of Christianity).
As expected, evangelicals (Baptists, Pentecostals, Charismatics, some Reformed, nondenominationals) view abortion as morally wrong in high numbers. But 25% of them still view it as morally neutral or right despite the fact that evangelical churches overwhelmingly preach the pro-life position.
The most disappointing statistic is among white mainline Protestants (some Lutherans, United Methodist Church, Quakers, Presbyterian USA, United Church of Christ, Episcopalians). Some of these churches also accept pastors who actively practice the homosexual lifestyle.
The disregard for life has become an abhorrent disease in some of these apostate churches.
How are we better than those in China where a camera captured a 2-year-old girl getting run over by two trucks and 18 people skirted around her while she lay bleeding and flailing? One may say that this a stretch of a comparison, but I can attest that the unborn baby opens her mouth and SCREAMS in pain as limbs are torn off during abortion, and abortion is no accident like the trucks running over the Chinese girl.
The apathy towards life is becoming more prominent as we are approaching the end of the age. We are reminded by Paul in 1 Timothy 4:1 that teaching, doctrines, positions and propaganda that are against God (and His Spirit Who is the Spirit of Life – Romans 8) will become increasingly common:
“But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons”
To have people who think of themselves as children of God while holding anti-life positions is nothing short of demonic.
May God awaken his true children to realize the precious gift of life.