Let me be completely clear on this issue. I know and believe that abortion is murder. It is a heinous crime that is destroying our society one life at a time. There is no excuse for it. Abortion is murder. Please refer back to this statement if you get confused with the rest of my post here.
My post was put into the Bible Thumping Wingnut Facebook group. I originally made a remark about Theonomy and the end result of its worldview. (I do not agree with Theonomy, but still, realize it is a nonessential matter within Christianity) I later decided to remove such remark and just have the link to the smear piece.
Sadly, those who are of the Theonomist view, feel the need to defend its position.
Rocco and I do see eye to eye that mothers deserve the death penalty. Again, emphasis on “deserve”. But in all practical purposes, would Rocco like to be the first to cast out the first stone to execute her?
Mind you, my over the top comment was removed later.
Can we all agree that we all deserve the death penalty due to our sin? The Standard in which we live in is the standard of God. He requires perfection. But that is the problem. We are not perfect. We needed a Perfect Savior to be the perfect sacrifice to put us in right standing before God.
I find it funny, though that when put into this type of conversation, people want to assume your views are of a different view from theirs. Take the example of Richard.
Richard asking me “Why am I ok with a mother murdering her child?” is a question that has a false premise. He automatically put me in a box and labeled me as someone who supports abortion.
Hence, my conclusion on the matter of the guilty mother. I do not think it is right to put to death of the mother who committed such crime.(she deserves it, but) I feel it is too extreme and would not send a proper message to society from Christians.
We are, as Christians, suppose to be known for our Love, not our Justice.
But let’s look at some Scripture.
I gave the example of the woman who was caught in the act of adultery. See John 8:3-11
3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and placing her in the midst 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” 6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9 But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”
But was Jesus not following the Law of Moses?
Leviticus 20:10 (ESV)10 “If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
The woman deserved to be put to death but Jesus showed compassion on her despite her sin. But, let’s get back to the Facebook conversation. I had made that reference about the woman caught in the act of adultery.
Again, I emphasized that she deserves the death penalty but would they be the first to cast the first stone? It continues with more strawmen and false accusations…
Wait, what?! She wasn’t an adulteress by the laws standards? But what about Leviticus 20:10? We then see Joseph’s true colors concerning this matter.
Well, ok then…notice what was said. Joseph said she should receive a murderers penalty. Not she “deserves a murderers penalty”, but “she should receive it”. There is something wrong with this. Where is the compassion and mercy that we as Christians should show towards one another when we commit the worst sin?
Am I missing something here? Or are we really suppose to cast such judgment on those who have committed such crimes?
I’ve come to this conclusion over this matter.
Abortion is Murder.
Murder is a sin.
Those who commit such sin deserve the death penalty.
As a Christian, I am commanded to love the sinner. To show my love for I am known by my love towards one another.
John 13:34–35 (ESV)
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this, all people will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.”
I am shocked how so many Christians are quick to cast judgment on others when we should be showing love towards those who need love the most.