1/20/13

Abortion, Divorce, & America

There have been approximately 53 million abortions since Roe v. Wade back in 1973. Roughly 1 million babies are aborted every year in some form, or fashion. One report revealed that 41 % of pregnancies in New York City end in some form of abortion. Roughly 86% of abortions are committed for the sake of convenience.

The Christian Church is aggressively against abortion, and is publicly Pro Life. Jesus Christ told us, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." We know that Christ had a heart for the innocence of children. To take away the gift of life disgusts many Christian Americans. Those who grow up in a Christian influenced culture usually will have resources to keep a baby if an unwanted pregnancy occurs. Adoption agencies in America are teaming up with churches to prevent the killing of the unborn. However, a verse many church members do not know is Ecclesiastes 6:3, "If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he." It is better for a man to be stillborn, than to become corrupted in this world.

Now in no way am I advocating abortion, I am very pro life. I simply wanted to have you feel the churn in your stomach that comes from the talk of abortion. The American divorce rate is nearly twice what it was in 1960. A recent estimate suggests that 40-50% of marriages will end in divorce prior to death. 24% of children will experience a divorce situation before they are 12. Why does this bother most Americans less than the abortion epidemic. 

We are disgusted that roughly 40% of pregnancies in the most liberal city in America end in abortion, but we look away from the nearly 50% of marriages in the entire country ending in divorce. The church holds rallies and protest against abortion clinics, but who stands outside a courtroom petitioning divorce lawyers. Jesus Christ also told us this, "And it was said, 'Whoever sends his wife away, let him give her a certificate of divorce'; but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the cause of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery." Is it easier for us to ignore something that can pertain to everyone? Not everyone can suffer from the stress of an unwanted pregnancy, but everyone can get upset at their spouse.

Gay marriage is an issue pulling the nation apart right now. "Gay's should not marry because it's un-biblical, and by conceding to their sinful nature we are not helping them overcome it. Marriage was established by the church and shouldn't be controlled by the government." I see homosexuality as a sin that some people are burdened with during their life. Although condoning sin should not be a habit of Christians, choosing which ones we obsess over shouldn't either. Are we aggressive against homosexuality because  it doesn't affect everyone, but divorce is a struggle for anyone in marriage?

As a church we have chosen to ignore the sin most relevant to us. We chastise the minority for their struggles but offer coping classes for the majority. 50 years ago a church would not have offered a class to help the multitude of divorcees move past a failed marriage. 

"I pray that we humble ourselves, and truly look at the sinful nature of us all. We know that all sin is equal in the eyes of you Lord. If we are to hold one sin to a standard, then we should hold them all. Please God help us regain the Love that you first showed us. Let us abstain from sin, and pursue you above all things. Please put forgiveness in our hearts, and hypocrisy behind us. In Christ's holy name we pray A-men.

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BS, MS - exercise Physiology
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The impact of three different forms of warm up on performance

Graduate from Midwestern State University, founder of Endunamoo Barbell Club, and Endunamoo Strength and Conditioning. Working to help athletes physically reach their goals and achieve scholarships while spiritually pouring into as many people as possible on all platforms.