Southern Baptist progressives have come unglued over the past two weeks on the issue of abortion. Historically speaking, being pro-life has always been a movement to oppose the unjust killing of millions of innocent children in their mother’s wombs. The sick act of abortion has been compared to the sacrifice of children to Molech, yet, in this day and age, the altar is one of convenience and self-interest.
True, Bible-believing regenerate born-again Christians cannot in any way support abortion, exemptions for abortion, or unjust laws that treat abortion as anything less than murder worthy of punishment for all who were involved in the act. In a just society, the government upholds the right to life for all people, born and unborn.
Yet, Evangelical and Southern Baptist leaders have been running cover for the abortion industry not only making excuses for mothers who seek abortions and absconding them of any guilt, but also calling for the government to offer exemptions to any new laws restricting abortions for certain individuals.
All of these are inconsistent with a biblical pro-life ethic, yet Southern Baptist leaders are pushing them anyways. But another demand Southern Baptist elites are making is the idea that in order to be pro-life, one must be a Marxist. Of course, they won’t word it exactly that way but make no mistake about it, these people believe that you must embrace the tenets of Marxist social justice in order to truly be a pro-life Christian.
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Below is an excerpt from an article just released by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary titled How to be pro-life every day written by Dan Darling and promoted by seminary president, Adam Greenway.
Darling is no stranger to the current Marxist hijacking of the pro-life movement—a few years ago, Darling partnered with a radical Roman Catholic animal rights activist to push some of these ideas. The animal rights activist, Charles Camosey, refers to animals as “non-human persons” and advocates for elevating them to protected status.
People like Darling love to twist the Scriptures. Notice how in the excerpt from the article, Darling refers to issues like poverty and immigration as “weighty matters.” The point of Matthew 23:23 wasn’t that Jesus argued that social justice was more important than tithing, it’s that, in that context—of God’s people—some were neglecting certain aspects of the law and favoring others. One thing is absolutely certain, Jesus is not telling the Pharisees that they should have spent more time redistributing wealth, stealing from those with a good work ethic to give to the sloth, and opening their borders wide to enemy invaders hell-bent on destroying their nation and enslaving them to a system of lawlessness that favors one class of people over another.
Yet, this appears to be the official position of the Southern Baptist Convention at this point. Few, if any Southern Baptist leaders have spoken out against this invading and godless ideology that is rampant among the talking heads of Evangelicalism and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better.