Wow! Well! Now that I have everybody’s attention… Let’s talk this through a little bit. This is definitely a conversation worth having.
Apparently last week, quite a few people read my column, Prayer for Biden. Many liked it, many did not. I was accused of many things; that I was blaspheming… that I had no right to “judge.” I was called out as some people wanted to know why I would say that Biden ran swiftly to do evil in the eyes of the Lord. Or, people asking me to validate how I could say that he was not ready to stand before the judgment seat of God. Honestly, I was surprised at the response. So, allow me to respond.
In Matthew chapter 7 Jesus communicates to His disciples that the false believers could be judged by their fruit – that means that their claims could be discerned to be true or not, by evaluating the fruit of their lives, their works. In other words, we are allowed to inspect the actions of people to determine if they are genuine followers of Christ. In verse 1-2, “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.” Some have said I should not judge… (Keep in mind, people judging me are telling me I should not judge…. I don’t quite get that). That kind of caution is meant to curb judging others by any other means than according to the Word of God.
Yet, in Matthew 7:15-16, I am called to know people by their fruits. I am called to assess fruit which attests to their authenticity as followers of Christ. I am called to judge the fruit revealed. “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?”
In regards to Joe Biden I suggest many of the works in which he is engaged, are opposed to biblical truth, but I am limiting my focus on one for now: Abortion. Many of his practices are in opposition to traditional Catholic doctrine, yet it has been touted that Biden is a devout Catholic – in fact perhaps one of the most religious presidents in the last several decades. Let me ask this; why are there so many in leadership in the Catholic Church that would condemn Biden‘s embrace of abortion. It is because his view is not in alignment with Catholic doctrine; in fact, he denies it. Ask the local priest, ask somebody else in the Catholic Church if the killing, the murder of unborn children is acceptable as a practice in the Catholic faith. They will tell you, “no,” if they are knowledgeable and faithful to Vatican II. Are the priests being “judgmental”?
The day of Biden’s inauguration, the president of the US Council of Catholic Bishop’s released a statement that the incoming Catholic president of the United States was going to push a moral evil when it comes to the issue of abortion… in this area I agree with the bishop.
When I suggest that Biden is not ready to stand before the judgment seat, it is because it is logically inconsistent to process that someone who is a professing Christian, a devout Catholic is openly seeking to: Codify Roe vs. Wade (place abortion into Constitutional Law, or minimally explicitly legislated); revoke the Mexico City Policy (choosing instead to advance abortions in foreign countries and paying for it with federal funds); abolish the exercise of the Hyde Amendment (which limits use of federal funds for abortions performed in the U.S); and fund to a greater extent Planned Parenthood. It is impossible to comprehend that someone is walking in the good graces of God who would be willing to do this. This is not the good fruit.
It seems absurd that I should have to justify my statements; 62 million lives intentionally taken since abortion on demand was “legalized.” I would think that moves the needle into a heinous category. Am I in error to identify those actions as wrong…? That murder is wrong? Immoral?
If unity means that I need to get that blood on my hands, I’ll choose the continued division.
It’s not just Biden, or Pelosi, or Democrats. It’s Republicans, or anybody that willfully chooses to support the unholy practice of terminating life in the womb. Video of ArchBishop’s Viewpoint.
In fact, let me even distance myself from the errant Supreme Court participants of 1973, who, made up of a majority of Republicans, opted to poorly act, choosing to become lawmakers, rather than adjudicators. I am ashamed of those “conservative” judges. Yes. They legalized Abortion on Demand, but “legalized” is not the same as “right” in the eyes of God. If these kinds of actions do not show up as evil on your radar, then our common ground will be likely be limited.
For the record – I am writing from a highly conservative, evangelical point of view. I don’t speak for everyone in that category, but, from that standpoint, I do not see Biden as the white knight leading us to times of “milk and honey.” Is it right to categorize these full-on advancements of abortion as evil? I think so. Maybe you disagree, and you are free to make that case. I have never heard a coherent argument merging abortion into alignment with Biblical Christian values – there is none; but it is certainly a conversation worth having.
I would inform to anybody who is truly concerned, and not just angry, that the thrust of Prayer for Biden was not about any particular evil, it was about a posture we should have to muster a sincere plea to God to move President Biden’s heart away from any and every evil, and toward the Living God.