How are we to ‘judge righteous judgment’ and pursue justice with aborting and post-abortive women?
by Patte Smith on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 2:10pm ·
Many people believe that judging is always negative (or maybe even 'evil'). Did you know that according to Webster's dictionary ‘to judge’ means: "to discern, to distinguish, to form an opinion, to compare facts or ideas, & perceive their agreement or disagreement, & thus to distinguish truth from falsehood."
I don't think, given the definition, that anyone would deny that kind of 'judging' is a GOOD thing, right? I would like you to consider (or perhaps re-consider) what ‘righteous judgment’, as commanded in the Bible, looks like. Judging is the explicit duty of Christian believers. Jesus taught us to 'judge righteous judgment' (John 7:24) The apostle Paul told the Corinthians to: “Judge for yourselves..The spiritual man makes judgments about all things”. (I Corinthians 2:15;10:15) So, my friend, contrary to popular opinion, God has revealed in His Word that it is our positive duty to judge. A thoughtful, caring person will be careful to JUDGE all situations, not simply from their own opinion, or the opinion of others, but according to the Word of God.
In Proverbs 31:9 the Holy Spirit commands: "Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy." Leviticus 19:15 admonishes: 'Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.'
It is my observation that we tend to show partiality toward the mothers against the poor infants by failing to 'judge righteous judgment'. Rather than protecting the innocent person in the womb, we tend to prefer the mother, withholding judgment and thereby, perverting justice. According to scripture we are forbidden to be a ‘respecter of persons’ and admonished not to treat the mightier (and guiltier) one with more respect than the pre-born person.
How do we ‘judge righteous judgment’ when we are speaking to women who are murdering (or who have already murdered) their infant by abortion? First, we do this by going before the mirror of God's Law (the commandments) ourselves, recognizing our OWN guilty sin, repenting and trusting in the Savior. Then, we must go and show this divine mirror of God’s Law to those we are blessed with the opportunity to minister to. We can do this with humility and love. It takes practice, but Jesus will help us.
Jesus told us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Yes, aborting and post-abortive women are our neighbors. But, their babies are our neighbors, too. We must defend the innocent little children and we do this by speaking the truth in love to their mommies and daddies. We must tell them that God does not want them to be remain in sinful ignorance and self-deception. We are to tell them that abortion is murder and to put away all thoughts of destroying their pre-born infants. If we go to the abortuary to speak to aborting mothers we must warn them to leave the killing place. We must let them know that Jesus describes people who do not obey and love Him as ‘children of the devil‘ (John 8:44-45) Jesus even called religious leaders out and said that their father was not God but Satan! We must tell them that sexual sin is damnable and murder is prohibited on punishment of death. It is our duty to judge righteously in Christ’s Name and urge sinners to be reconciled unto the Lord through repentance and faith in the finished work of the Savior. That’s our job!
We must not neglect judging righteously. We do this to bring glory to Jesus and we can be confident that He will use it to both warn the wicked and preserve the innocent.
If we truly care about the helpless infants in the womb and their mothers we will tell them the truth to their face. Did you know that God says there is a curse upon those who shed innocent blood? It’s true! Deuteronomy declares:
“Cursed is (s)he who takes a reward to slay an innocent person.
And all God’s people say: “Amen”.
~ Deuteronomy 27:25
Do you know what it means to be under the curse of God? Here is a thorough and chilling description:
Curse: a divine malediction, pronouncing disfavor and doom, a call for evil to come upon a person, anathema, destined for/devoted to everlasting destruction, to be exterminated, not to be redeemed, held in abomination, objects of loathing, severely condemned, excluded from fellowship or alliance with Christ.
Scary stuff, isn’t it? Why on earth would we allow those who are carrying infants in to slaughter, or who have already murdered a precious child, go on without this divine warning? Think about it. Every person who murders a baby by abortion does it for a ‘reward’. We know that the abortionist and clinic workers kill for money. Of course the mothers and fathers receive a financial reward too. They do not have to spend money raising the child. Recent estimates calculate upwards of $200,000 to raise a kid to age 17. So, those who destroy their children save enormous sums (which they can spend on themselves, instead of their son or daughter) when they abort. Some women abort because want to keep a boyfriend or avoid telling their parents about their pregnancy. Other women do not want to sacrifice their time and energy with a baby. We have met mothers who are unwilling to give up their ‘dreams’ of a modeling career or reaching the zenith as an exotic dancer. Let’s face it. All of those reasons fall under the category of ‘rewards’ for slaying their innocent infant. And the Bible says that there is a curse to be pronounced upon anyone who takes a reward to slay an innocent person. How unkind of us to withhold God’s sure prophesy that all fornicators and murderers will be cast into the lake of fire! (Revelation 21:1) Jesus said: “Unless you repent, you will perish!” Why would we suppress the truth of the only One who has the power to not only bring conviction to sinners, but to forgive and cleanse them them from all unrighteousness? God forbid!
“The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, & his tongue talks of judgment” Ps 37:30
“With my lips I have declared all the judgments of Your mouth” Ps 119:13
“Don’t you know that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life?”
I Corinthians 6:3
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Ephesians 5:11
But, we must ask the question: What does the Bible say is the God-given standard by which we are to judge? Isaiah 8:20 helps us to know where to go for eternal standards of right and wrong: “To the Law (the ten commandments) and to the Testimony (this is referring to the holy scriptures, not to our own personal 'testimony'): if they do not speak according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them.” Therefore, let us be careful to be honest with ourselves and with others and ‘judge righteous judgment’. May we be faithful to share the commandments and warnings of the Lord, for it is by the Law of God that He brings the knowledge of sin. (Romans 3:20) It is actually God’s kindness that provides a way of escape from His judgment through the beautiful person, perfect work and saving Blood of Jesus Christ. Suppressing the truth of the righteous requirements of God reasonable Law and His promise of eternal punishment to the disobedient might ‘seem’ like kindness, but it is, in fact, obscuring God’s kindness. Indeed, it is the supreme kindness of God that brings awareness of sin to the sinner, that she might flee from the wrath to come, repent and cry out to Jesus before it is too late. Please, for the love of Christ and of sinners and their children, do not leave off judging righteous judgment. Beloved, do not be ashamed to speak the Law and the grace of the gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation to those who believe it!
For I am not ashamed of the gospel,
for it is the power of God unto salvation
to everyone who believes..
~ Romans 1:16)