What Many Evangelicals Get Wrong About Their “Pro-Life” Stance

Being anti-abortion does not make you pro-life

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Sanctity of Life

I grew up in a staunchly conservative brand of evangelicalism and I can personally attest to the fact that nothing can work this voting block into a lather more than the topic of abortion, except for maybe the topic of gay rights and gay marriage as exhibited by the quote referenced later in this article. This is something many politicians are banking on.

The Difference Between Being Anti-Abortion & Being Pro-Life

However, it has been the context of these discussions that has brought me to the belief that anti-abortion does not equate to being pro-life. When I have begun asking questions about the sanctity of life that have nothing to do with abortion, the conversation takes on a decidedly different tone. Key questions such as:

What Is Missing From The Discussion

In a recent interview, well known evangelical pastor and church leader John MacArthur recounted a conversation he had with the President. During the course of that discussion, he said the following — “. . . Because there’s no way that a Christian can affirm the slaughter of babies, homosexual activity, homosexual marriage, or any kind of gross immorality no way we could stand behind a candidate who was affirming transgender behavior, which of course is really the reprobate mind of Romans 1. I said these things aren’t even political for us, sir … these things are biblical. These things are laid down by the Word of God, and we love God. We desire to honor him, and upholding righteousness in a society is what a church is supposed to do. I said any real true believer is going to be on your side in this election, because it’s not just an individual. It’s an entire set of policies that Christians cannot in any way, affirm.”

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