If you are like me, you have been extraordinarily sickened by the revelations of the last few weeks regarding Planned Parenthood. As if killing babies were not enough, we now find that their corpses are being desecrated, pieced out and sold at a profit. We are outraged, horrified and scandalized.
I have seen Christians take a number of steps to express their feelings on this topic. There have been various Facebook posts, tweets, retweets and conversations. These things are good. It is important for Christians to speak out against injustice.
Do you wish you could do more? Do you long for an opportunity to take (biblical) action? Have you the desire to make an appreciable difference in wiping this vile death machine off of the map? If so, allow me to make a suggestion: adopt.
Let there be no doubt: Planned Parenthood and abortion culture is the American Holocaust. We must tell the world that this is evil and that those who kill stand condemned by God. However, the other part is to show America and the rest of the world that we, the people of God, will take all of the children that they do not want. When the representatives of the abortion death machine ask “So what if we stopped performing abortions? Who is going to take all those children from unwanted births? You?” we must reply “Yes”.
James 1:27 gives us the key to what a well-lived life of a religious person looks like:
“Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.”
Planned Parenthood has slaughtered over six million orphans in distress since 1970 (reference). What would the difference be if the church could point to six million orphans that they had adopted since 1970? If we, the church that is called by the name of Jesus Christ, wish to see abortion culture wiped out, we must replace it with adoption culture.
Christian, consider adoption. Find someone near you who has adopted and ask them for their testimony of the amazing things that God has done in their adoption journey. Prayerfully consider if you are called to take action against death culture by rescuing an orphan in his/her distress.
If you yourself are not called to adopt an orphan, find a Christian near you who is called to do so and support them. Adoptions can cost time, money or resources, and sometimes all three. Things like money, babysitting, diapers, formula, etc. are things that can bless those who are adopting and taking a stand against orphan slaughter.
If we, the church, are to effectively fight the abortion death machine in America, we must consider God’s methods. Let us tell the world that abortion is condemned by God, but let us show the world that adoption is an invention of God (Romans 8:15, Ephesians 1:5, Galatians 4:4-7).
If God the Father has adopted you, please consider adopting. Show America, and our community, what God is like.