Letter to the Editor: Kevin Moyers

Value Them Both


I’ve been seeing lots of these signs around town over the weeks past for which I’m thankful.


People are unashamedly expressing their viewpoint on the sanctity of life.

A few weeks ago our Supreme Court made a very big decision to overturn Roe Vs. Wade, a decision for which I applaud those Justices for having the courage to make. It was the right decision.

It should  sadden all of us that 63 million babies have been aborted in our country since that 1973 ruling by our High Court.

BTW, that’s more than 10x the amount of Jews killed by Nazi Germany.

As a Nation we can’t undo what’s been done, but we can make better decisions in the future.

With
the recent High Court decision the States and the individual voters will have a chance to express themselves on this issue.
Could I help you understand what the Bible says about the sanctity of life? Your opinion (or my opinion) on the sanctity of life isn’t near as important as God’s opinion, so that’s what I will try to
address in this article. What is God’s opinion about the sanctity of life?

It would be smart on our part to “adopt” His opinion as our opinion, simply because His opinion is always right. Might I say too at the very beginning of this article that this is more of a moral issue than a political issue.

When the church speaks out on the sanctity of life, it’s not uncommon to hear someone say, “The church should stay out of the political arena.” The problem with that viewpoint is that
the sanctity of life is not a political issue. It’s a moral issue. Since it is a moral issue we should turn to the Almighty One who defines for us what is right and wrong. God has the authority to define for us what is right and wrong simply because He is God, and we are not. He’s the Creator, and we are the created.


In the very 1st chapter of Genesis we see the creation account, and particularly we should note verse 27 that says both male and female were created in HIS image. This is not mentioned about any other of God’s creation, only mankind. Also, it’s interesting that in verse
31 it says that God saw what He had created and said, “It was very good.” On the days prior to man being created the text says specifically that “God saw that it was good.” One can’t help
but notice the contrast between “good” and “very good.” So from the very first week of creation one can substantiate that God’s view towards mankind is a very high view.


Next, let’s consider Psalm 139:13-16 (NLT): “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous–how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” It would do us well to read that passage 10 times over and meditate on it. We are a wonderful creation by the Wonderful Creator. Where did God do this amazing work of creation? “In my mother’s womb,” the Psalmist says. It sounds like a holy sanctuary, and we should treat it as such.


Let’s consider another passage: Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Interesting
that Jeremiah already had a mission from God while he was yet in his mother’s womb! It makes me wonder how many prophets have been killed by the abortion industry before they were given
a chance to live? How many Presidents? How many scientists who might have discovered the cure to cancer already? How many Doctors? How many teachers?

Here’s one more passage to consider: Luke 1:15 (NASB), “…he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, while yet in his mother’s womb.” This verse is in reference to John the Baptist. Do you recall too in vs. 41-44 of that same chapter what happened when Mary who was now pregnant with Jesus went to visit Elizabeth who was quite pregnant with John? When Mary showed up and spoke to Elizabeth, the baby inside of Elizabeth’s womb “leaped for joy.” Already John was
expressing himself over the baby Jesus, while he was yet in his mother’s womb.


There are so many other passages we could look at that help us know that life in the womb is sacred to God (Isaiah 49:1,5; Luke 1:76-79; Psalm 71:6). Life is sacred to God from its beginning to its end. It would be a pleasing thing to our Creator if we, the created, would adopt a similar view.


I will be voting “yes” on August 2 when I go to the election booth. I hope you will join me in voting “yes” as well.


Undoubtedly there will be people who read this article that have had an abortion or have pushed someone to have an abortion. Is there forgiveness available for that person? Yes, by all means yes! God can wash you clean and bring healing to your spirit. He can bring new life and a new start to anyone who seeks Him. 1 John 1:9 (NASB) says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” His forgiveness is
through Jesus. That’s why Jesus died on the cross, and on the 3rd day He raised up from the dead.

God’s grace is bigger than our disgrace. His love for you (and for me) in spite of our sins is more than what words can express, or what our minds can fathom. Thank God for His amazing grace.

7 thoughts on “Letter to the Editor: Kevin Moyers”

  1. Kevin, Chad & I are in complete agreement with your Letter. Thank you for sharing the Truth of God’s Word. May God continue to Bless you & your Family! We as well will be voting YES for Value Them Both!!

  2. Excellent article – thank you for reminding any Christian who reads it how God views His creation of humanity right from His Holy Scriptures!!!
    May His will be done and I pray His grace will fill the hearts of all with His Truth, Love and Mercy!

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