Being involved in the promulgation and defense of abolitionist ideology, there are occasions in which scoffers attempt to ridicule abolitionists for not using physical force and violence to stop abortions from occurring. In addition, there are times when those interested in having an honest and substantive dialogue ask why we do not condone using force and violence to stop abortions, given the human lives are being extinguished daily. In this post, in order to answer these questions and objections, I present seven principles, following from and consistent with a Scriptural worldview, that mandate a non-violent approach to the abolition of human abortion.
If a Christian speaks consistently from a belief in the Lordship of Christ over every area of thought, if it not unlikely that he will encounter, at some point, the accusation of being “arrogant,” “presumptuous,” or “pompous.” While we are likely all guilty of having spoken in an arrogant, presumptuous, or pompous manner on various occasions, endeavoring to present the Truth with “gentleness and respect” (1 Pe. 3:15) will not render one immune from this accusation. This is because, in this case, the accusation finds its source in the attitude of the unbeliever – an attitude that says “Who are you to tell me what is right or wrong for me to do?” While such an attitude is common in today’s post-Christian milieu, it is found to be fraught with problems upon further examination. Continue reading
It is not unlikely, in the course of interacting with unbelievers, and attempting to take every thought captive to Christ (2 Cor. 10:3-5), that someone will raise this kind of objection. “I have my view, and it works for me, and you have your view, and it works for you.” At best, this sentiment is expressed to claim that rational discourse concerning our differing beliefs is pointless. At worst, it is expressed to claim that rational discourse concerning our differing beliefs is wrong. While such a sentiment is popular in today’s post-Christian milieu, upon further examination, it is found to be fraught with difficulties. Continue reading