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Is there a Connection between Virginia and Roe vs. Wade?

As I write, many eyes are upon Virginia and for good reason. The steady march towards tyranny in America has found a new champion in Governor Northam of Virginia. Here is another liberal, progressive, totalitarian who not only supports abortion on demand, but the murder of babies after they survive an abortion. Unfortunately, his politically correct resume does not end there. He also promotes the filth of the homosexual agenda and is currently scheming to deny the citizens of Virginia their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Reality check: without the 2nd Amendment in full operation, the 1st Amendment with all our other cherished freedoms stand in grave danger. In fact, the whole purpose for the 2nd Amendment right came from our Founding Father’s study of the Bible and history. They learned some powerful lessons. One of them revealed the tendency of civil government to become tyrannical if there were not safeguards, checks, and balances in place to temper the sinful nature of men to oppress other men.

Lord Acton, who coined a famous phrase based upon historical ideas, stated “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This means the more a person gains power over others, the more the temptation to neglect their spiritual and moral duties towards their fellow man becomes justified. Perhaps, this was the inspiration behind Albert Einstein’s quote, “Force always attracts men of low morality.” The historical lesson was clear; however, you do not give power to men who crave it.

George Washington, our first President under the Constitution stated, “Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force. And, like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” Fire can be good, if controlled, but if it moves beyond its enumerated boundaries, it can cause great devastation in its wake.

Thomas Jefferson declared, “When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” He went on to warn, “Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”

Experience is now in full bloom as our government becomes tyrannical, our culture morally debased, and most of the church neglects her duty before God to be salt and light in our beleaguered nation.

There are many planks of tyranny instituted by SCOTUS that has provided the slow operation towards perversion, corruption, and tyranny in America. Chief among them is the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision that enabled the blood lust of men to do the unspeakable to our own sons and daughters in the name of reproductive rights for women. Tragically, the only thing being reproduced is the mass slaughter of babies who are made in the image of God and the just judgment of God upon our defiled land.

Is there a correlation to the threat against our lives, liberty, and property to the loss of the right to life to our own sons and daughters? Both the Bible and history testify that there is a direct connection.

Proverbs 28:2 states, “For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.” When a culture becomes lawless by government decree, it automatically enlarges the size and scope of civil government. Many rulers, more bureaucracy, increased regulations, and a plethora of laws will grow like weeds to suffocate the true vine of freedom.

Robert C. Winthrop, with incredible insight, articulated these principles. Winthrop was an American philanthropist and statesmen in the 1800s. He served as a congressman of Massachusetts and as a one-time speaker of the United States House of Representatives. In a speech to the Massachusetts Bible Society, Winthrop stated:

All societies of men must be governed in some way or other. Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the Word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible or by the bayonet. It may do for other countries and other governments to talk about the State supporting religion. Here, under our own free institutions, it is Religion which must support the State.

Winthrop knew the necessity of lawful government. Due to man’s sinful, rebellious nature, men of necessity needs to be governed. This is the purpose for all lawful authority. This is the reason why God established self-government, family government, church government, and civil government. Winthrop essentially said that the more you have of inner restraint, (This points out the great need for the Gospel of the Kingdom) the less you need of the state. Based upon these propositions, he gave America an ultimatum. What shall we choose as Americans, “the Bible or the bayonet, the strong arm of men or the Word of God?”

As a nation, we have been turning moral wrongs into civil rights as Supreme Court decision after decision unleashed this treachery upon us. We are tolerating what God deems intolerable. We seek to make straight what God has called crooked. We claim so-called rights God never intended for us to possess. Debauchery, wickedness, and immorality masquerade as freedom. What must we do to change the situation? Not only do we need to come back to God and a biblical worldview, but we also must recapture the true meaning of freedom.

Through the grace of God, America has experienced unprecedented liberty. We have been the freest and most prosperous people on the face of the earth. This was not a matter of luck or chance. During the founding of our country, America understood the true meaning of freedom. To be a “free people” meant applying moral restraints to our appetites and lusts by governing ourselves under God.

As already noted, the more you have inner restraint, the less you need of outside force. The more we govern ourselves by the laws of God, the less we need coercive law enforcement. We understood, at least in our history, that the key to freedom was self-government. Back then, as opposed to our day, freedom was not the power to do what we want but the power to do as we ought. We needed the power of God in our lives to do what was right.

Noah Webster, the father of American education, stated:

The moral principles and precepts contained in the scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.

Webster understood that when a nation loses a biblical worldview as their foundation, a host of evils would consume it. Martin Luther, the German reformer, concurred. He stated, “Every institution of man that is not increasingly occupied in the word of God, must become corrupt.”

In other words, with freedom comes responsibility. We are not free to do anything we want to do, whenever we want to do it. This is not freedom; it is licentiousness, which leads to bondage. John Adams, our second president, agreed, “The avarice [the sin, the lust] of man would bust through the Constitution like a whale through a net.” He went on to state, “Our Constitution is only made for a religious and moral people; it is totally unsuitable for any other.”

In his speech at Lewistown, Illinois, in 1858, President Abraham Lincoln stated, “Nothing stamped with the divine image and likeness was sent into the world to be trodden on.” Lincoln was addressing the plight of our black brothers and sisters held captive by slavery. Although the time and issue has changed, the principal remains. God’s divine image is impressed upon preborn children. How can we in good conscience continue to tread them down?

Elsewhere he stated, “I have always thought that all men should be free; but if any should be slaves, it should be first those who desire it for themselves, and secondly, those who desire it for others. Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” In other words, if we do not grant liberty to others, do we deserve it ourselves? In like manner, if we do not grant life to our own sons and daughters, do we deserve it ourselves?

There is a Biblical principle that none of us can avoid. Galatians 6:7, 8 warns, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” America has sowed to the wind and we are reaping the whirlwind.

Psalm 19:9b teaches, “The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether,” Abraham Lincoln reminded the nation of this biblical passage in his Second Inaugural Address. Although his speech was replete with biblical language, most are oblivious to the implicit doctrine referred to by Lincoln. Apparently, it was prominent in his mind. So prominent, in fact, he attributes this doctrine as the source of the judgment of God that led to the Civil War.

Lincoln declared:

Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God will that it continue…until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as it was said three thousand years ago, so still must it be said, ‘The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

What biblical doctrine was Lincoln referring to when he announced the Civil War was the result of the judgment of God? It is the doctrine of blood guiltiness. Close to 630,000 men died to atone for the sin of slavery. Our nation violated the liberty of our black brothers and sisters. God warned our nation for several decades to let them go free. Our nation refused. The Civil War was the price it cost for our disobedience.

It is important to remember, as horrific as slavery was, it pales in comparison to the brutal murder of the preborn. Yes, there was blood drawn from the lash, just as blood is now drawn from the broken bodies of the preborn. One can only tremble to think what awaits our nation today due to the wholesale slaughter of our nameless sons and daughters that continues under our watch.

So, is there a connection to what is happening between Virginia and Roe vs. Wade? The truth is self-evident. No justice for the preborn, no justice for us. No right to life for the preborn all our rights stand in jeopardy. Perhaps, it is time to end the injustice committed against the preborn and end their suffering.

This, more than carrying our guns in public, would preserve our right to life, liberty, and property and preserve a future and hope for our posterity. We neglect these truths to our own peril. America it is time to repent and believe the Gospel, for the Kingdom of God is at hand in Jesus’ name!