The roots of the abortion issue can be found in rebellion against God

What is the link between evolution and abortion?

Last week I explained the scientific rationale of recapitulation that is used to justify abortion.  Carl Sagan, in Parade Magazine in 1990 used this argument to excuse abortion concluding, "Life does not begin at conception, it is a chain of unbroken events from the origin of the earth 4.5 billion years ago."  He was voted "the smartest man in America" because, they said, "He has an answer for everything."  On the other hand, Christians and parents are not able to give answers for these questions.  Thus, the school system, built on the humanist philosophy of John Dewey, says, "Give me your children.  I'll tell them."

This is a sad indictment of Christianity but a wonderful victory for humanism and atheism.  Atheists understand the nature of the battle as can be seen in this quote from Richard Bozart, “Christianity has fought and still fights, and will fight science [by this he means “naturalism”] to the desperate end over evolution, because evolution destroys utterly and finally the very reason Jesus’ earthly life was supposedly made necessary.  Destroy Adam and Eve and the original sin, and in the rubble you will find the sorry remains of the son of god.  Take away the meaning of his death.  If Jesus was not the redeemer who died for our sins, and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing!” Thus, evolution has become the tool used to purge Christianity from America's thinking in all areas, especially abortion. 

In order to understand the abortion issue it is necessary to understand the roots of the conflict.  Galatians 5:19-21 shows the evil fruits of corrupt roots: "adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings and such like."    Also, Psalm 11:3 says, "If the foundations be destroyed, what will the righteous do?"  Therefore, with regard to the holocaust of abortion, the battle is really a foundational one.  Our nation was built on the foundation that God is Creator.  But that foundation has been replaced by the idea that we all came from nothing by chance.  That is, if God is not our Creator, then who are we to be accountable to?  Who determines right and wrong?  I believe novelist, Ayn Rand put it best, "Every man…is an end in himself, he exists for his own sake, and the achievement of his own happiness is his highest moral purpose."  Also, Charles Darwin said, “A man who has no sured and everpresent belief in the existence of a personal God or of a future existence with retribution and reward can have for his rule of life, as far as I can see, only to follow those impulses which are the strongest or which seem to him to be the best ones.”  In other words, there is no God and man has the right to do whatever he wants; man sets the rules.

Thus, abortion is not the problem; the root of the problem is sin, rebellion against God and His absolutes.  Evolution provides the foundation for disbelief in God, for self-rule and all the horrible sins like abortion that result.  Understanding this then it is easy to see the failed logic of "a women's right to choose." For too long the sin of this reasoning has been cloaked by an appeal to a sense of fair play. This lie has been easily established in a nation that has rejected Scripture as its guide.  If the Bible is acknowledged there can be no other conclusion that the fetus is a baby.  In Psalm 139:13-16, "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know full well.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.  When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."

Only by ignoring the Bible and allegorizing it from the very first verse can we regard the embryo or fetus as anything but a living human being. Hence, the moral implications of killing another person can be destroyed.  R.C. Sproul writes, "As long as we can convince ourselves that a fetus is not human until birth, we are relieved of those difficulties."  That is exactly what evolution has done.  By providing the quasi-scientific explanation of recapitulation and the moral foundation of self-rule evolution relieves any pain from abortion.   As Christians, if we are going to win this battle, or at least be effective we must understand the foundational nature and be equipped with answers.

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©Tom Carpenter
Originally published in the Rockdale/Newton Citizen