The answer to the sin of abortion is the Gospel. Like any sin, abortion will be abolished neither by political maneuvering nor by any forms of activism which do not proclaim the lordship of Jesus Christ at all points.
Unfortunately, in many churches the Gospel is portrayed as an exclusively internal, private affair in which the forgiveness of individuals’ sins, and their access to Heaven, are solely in view. Certainly the forgiveness of our sins is a crucial and wonderful part of the Gospel message. However the Bible’s picture of Christ’s redemptive mission is much more comprehensive.
Just as sin entered the world through Adam, and the corruption of creation with it, Jesus is described as the second Adam, through whom all things are being made new, and under whose rule all things both in Heaven and in Earth are being brought. In Christ we are commanded to advance against the gates of Hell, having been committed this ministry of reconciliation.
The Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20 demonstrates the public and complete scope of the Gospel message. “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’”
It is in light of this Gospel that we proclaim the forgiveness of sins through Christ along with His authority over all realms of life. We work toward the day when the nations’ rebellion against His kingship has ceased and child sacrifice, along with all other horrible works of darkness, has been brought into the light and abolished forever.
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