Having made a lifetime commitment to a good man, she was pregnant with another’s child. Alone. Uncertain. Ridiculed. Scorned. She left town. Barely a teenager, she carried her baby to term. He was born into a world of deniers who were ready to destroy Him from His first breath.
Believe what you may about Him, Jesus unambiguously claimed to be the Son of God. He supported His claim to Deity through His death, burial, and resurrection from the dead. It’s unfortunate that most who deny these claims never investigate the many proofs for themselves.
Jesus’s life is an inconvenient historical fact. His life made the world a better place. Over the last 2,000 years, His followers have created schools for public education, homes for orphans, elevated women, built hospitals, and fed the poor. All of these and more are the direct result of the global impact of Jesus of Nazareth. We can argue about who He was amongst ourselves until we are all out of breath. What cannot be claimed is the moral high ground that is His alone.
Today, even the word “Christian” is under assault. It is being redefined by those chasing after gods of their own making. Many Jesus deniers wish to tell Jesus followers what is “Christian” behavior and what is not. During a September 2018 town hall discussion about the future of Roe v. Wade on SiriusXM, the following was said:
“When I think about all of the statistics, that are painful, of what women are confronting today in our country, and what even more women confronted pre-Roe, and how many women died, and how many more women were maimed because of unsafe abortion practices, we just can’t go back to that. That’s unconscionable to me. Also, and I’m sure this will unleash another wave of hate in my direction, but as a deeply religious person, it’s also un-Christian to me.” – Chelsea Clinton
I Am Not “We?”
Anyone claiming that those protecting the lives of unborn children are “un-Christian” is delusional. This is not a political statement. I am reclaiming the moral high ground. Had Mary aborted her baby as nothing more than unwanted tissue, Jesus would not have been born. Living by the tenets of her 1st Century Jewish faith, Mary chose life, not only for her son but also for God’s Son, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Mary chose life for me, you, all of humanity. I can do no less.