This short clip is taken from the Project Nineveh presentation “The Light of the Gospel and the Denial of its Power“.
On the faithlessness of incrementalism, and addressing individual and national sin – we actually call upon our nation to immediately repent of its national sin of child sacrifice and to stop neglecting justice and mercy for the pre-born among us.
Yes, abortion is a National Sin. As a nation that claims to be “under God” and “blessed by God,” we must cease to practice child sacrifice, work to establish justice for the fatherless within our land, and repent of our abominations before the One who is both perfect justice and love.
The legal, institutionalized practice of human abortion is every bit as unjust, dehumanizing, and destructive as the legal, institutionalized practice of human slavery, and every bit as vicious and atrocious as the legal, institutionalized genocide of humans deemed undesirable in Nazi Germany.
We are no less guilty than antebellum Americans; no less culpable than mid-20th century Germans. In fact, we are more guilty because we all know that children are being murdered in our midst.
Nearly all born individuals living in this country regard their own personal peace and affluence as more important than that of their pre-born neighbors.
We are a sinful nation, apeople laden with iniquity. We are a nation of murderers (Rev. 21:8, 22:15), a nation of bad neighbors (Luke 10:25-37), and a nation of hypocrites and cowards (Rev. 21:8). We have forsaken the Lord. The whole head is sick. The whole heart is faint. From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it. Only wounds, bruises, and putrefying sores (Is. 1:5-6) – God will not turn his wrath away from our holocaust forever (Is. 1:19-28).
We must repent.
And we must not deny the power of the Gospel.
The Gospel above all else possesses the capacity to mobilize human action, motivate moral behavior, and mandate consistent compassionate social justice. It is the answer to all of societies ills and injustices. It is the bulwark against an ever increasing inhumanity of man against man. It is the Gospel alone that will end human oppression and redeem mankind from the dominion of evil powers and sinful man. It is the wellspring of love, hope, and joy. The actual foundation for justice. And the real answer to abortion.
This is no mere adoption of the rhetorical power of Christian ideology. We are not trying to gain the ear of church people with our religious appeals or use biblical language to attract fellow believers. We actually believe this is true, and we have put all our hope in it.