Ms. Richards says at the end of the video that life begins at birth. If this is a true statement, then ending any pregnancy prior to delivery does not constitute killing an innocent life. Of course, this is the main point of contention that the pro-life camp has against Ms. Richards and all those who agree with her. If human beings are not persons in the womb, then it is arbitrary to say that they are persons at birth. When does a human being have dignity and worth as a person? Who makes that determination? What are the criteria for deciding when human beings are worthy as persons?
Those questions are not to be taken lightly. Human history is chock-full of example after example of human beings denigrating one another regardless of race, gender, religion, etc., etc. When a culture or society no longer bows the knee to its Creator, and accepts the truth that all humans bear the image of their Creator, then all bets are off when it comes to valuing human life. The worldview expressed by Ms. Richards in the above video is thoroughly godless and downright demonic. According to Jesus, the enemy is the one who steals, kills, and destroys. The enemy is the one who was a murderer from the beginning and the father of lies.
Abortion steals, kills, and destroys innocent life. Abortion is murder and a participation in the works and ways of the enemy. There are no two ways about it. One key deception in the West that makes abortion possible has to do with elevating personal autonomy over and above anyone and anything else. The individual is god almighty not God Almighty himself. Human beings are the arbiters of right and wrong. We determine the meaning and purpose of our lives. All of this is blasphemy and a recipe for eternal destruction. Ms. Richards reveals how deceived she really is by expressing that the question of when does life begin is irrelevant because it is a matter of opinion.
Ms. Richards is way off with that answer because her response puts another’s life in jeopardy: the unborn child. When she says that life begins at birth, her response has more to do with metaphysics and theology than it does with medical science. Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that has to do with the nature of existence, or what makes something what it is. By saying that life begins at birth, Ms. Richards really means that the unborn are not persons until that point. This is a secular worldview, which removes the Lord from the picture. Now, it is every man for himself. Ms. Richards’ view is anti-human, anti-God, and evidence of the spirit of the antichrist (1 John 2:18-22).
My heart grieves for the millions of innocent lives lost due to abortion. I grieve for my nation and what lies ahead unless the atrocity of abortion comes to halt. There is a part of me that has anger toward Planned Parenthood and their affiliates. I see another part of me that aches for someone like Ms. Richards. She has no idea what lies ahead in her future. She might believe that this life is all that there is to human existence. Unfortunately, she is wrong, dead wrong. Unless she repents from her present life of sin and receives Jesus by faith, the lake of fire awaits her. It is a horrific fate, and I genuinely do not want to see her in that place. It is time to stand up and be accounted and intercede for the Lord’s mercy, compassion, and grace.
David Platt released a brief video regarding his new book titled, Counter Culture. The former minister does not mince any words. Platt issues a call to the church to be a light to the nations.
Adrian Warnock runs a blog that I frequent quite often, which functions like window to view across the “pond” so to speak. He serves as an elder at Jubilee Church in London, which is led by Tope Koleoso. Warnock brings together a reformed view of salvation with a continuationist position on the spiritual gifts. It comes as no surprise then to have found this brief interview that he gave with Wayne Grudem, who is no stranger to bringing together the reformed and the charismatic worlds.