For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. Ps. 139:13-16
The following is based on considerable reflection on the responsibilities of a Christian to obey God in all that He instructs, and the duty as a citizen to vote for or reject a candidate for public office, based on one or more positions he/she holds. Each Christian will have to make up their own mind according to their conscience.
There are many social and political issues that Christians in good conscience can disagree on and not make absolute claims that Holy Scripture supports their position. Yet, there are issues that are clearly addressed in Scripture, that no Christian should ignore when dealing with the choice of who to vote for. There are several that stand out for me that compels me as a Christian to rule out voting for a candidate, regardless if he or she agrees with every other political view I hold. I find no biblical support for a Christian to vote for a candidate for public office who supports the killing of innocent life.
So on this issue alone (although there are others), I cannot and will not vote for Barack Obama, or anyone else, because abortion is in fact murder, and thus is in blatant contradiction to Scripture. When a professing Christian candidate promotes abortion, it is even worse. So therefore, how in good conscience can a Christian support the “right” to kill an innocent unborn child, when they go against God’s holy word?
Partial Birth Abortion
It is clear to all who have a good knowledge of current events that Barack Obama supports abortion, and organizations like Planned Parenthood, whose purpose is to promote the killing of unborn children for any reason. The record is public for all to see. But Barack Obama takes it even further. First, he also supports the barbaric type of abortion called “partial-birth” abortion. What is partial birth abortion?
Partial-Birth Abortion is a procedure in which the abortionist pulls a living baby feet-first out of the womb and into the birth canal (vagina), except for the head, which the abortionist purposely keeps lodged just inside the cervix (the opening to the womb). The abortionist punctures the base of the baby’s skull with a surgical instrument, such as a long surgical scissors or a pointed hollow metal tube called a trochar. He then inserts a catheter (tube) into the wound, and removes the baby’s brain with a powerful suction machine. This causes the skull to collapse, after which the abortionist completes the delivery of the now-dead baby. (Source)
This may as well be called infanticide also. This is a horrendous description, but it is what it is. It is real, and these nearly-born babies feel horrific pain when this murderous technique is applied to them. Those who support abortion must be willing to be confronted with the reality of what it really is. It is not tooth extraction. It is a horrible procedure that snuffs out the life of a baby about to be otherwise born. It is murder. Barack Obama is okay with this procedure. He has voted present (no) on partial birth abortion ban legislature, as well as against parental notification bills (Source). Note also that the Democrat abortion platform does NOT exclude partial birth abortion. This is the party of compassion that Barack Obama is a member of.
Barack Obama also goes further than even Hilary Clinton and many other liberals have ever gone. When he was in the Illinois legislature, he argued against the passing of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which had a purpose to “provide that a live child born as a result of an abortion shall be fully recognized as a human being and accorded immediate protection under the law.”
Yes, our president voted against this bill, more than once. And when its equivalent was voted on in the U.S. Senate, the vote was 98-0 in favor of protecting these babies. Yet Barack Obama could not even agree that saving the life of a child that was just born was worthwhile. Instead, he fought against it, and was practically the only state senator in Illinois to vote against this bill. See this compelling testimony from Jill Stanek, a nurse who worked at Christ Hospital in Chicago. Then you can also listen to BHO’s own arguments against a bill that was identical in language to the bill that was passed unanimously in the U.S. Senate.
Barack Obama also has said that having a baby can be a punishment. (source). And there is also the disdain he has for fundamental Bible believing Christians, and lack of biblical knowledge, as evidenced in this video.
These things testify to the character of the man who is currently the nations’ leader. I will continue with our God-mandated duty to pray for our leaders, and I pray that Barack Obama will repent and turn to Him whom he professes to follow. However, with my constitutional right of free speech, I will encourage everyone I know to vote him out of office, solely on the basis of his lack of respect form human life.
I could give you so many more reasons why I would vote against him anyway, including his promotion of gay marriage, also an unbiblical position. There are also economic reasons, foreign policy reasons, constitutional reasons; there are ideological disagreements over freedom, governmental overreach, welfare dependency, ObamaCare, illegal immigration, protection of our borders, national security, defense of Israel, his choice of colleagues such as Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, and other radicals; his obstruction of free market ideas, his attitude of apologizing for America to foreign leaders; his raising the national debt another six trillion dollars; disrespect of the Constitution, his attempt to kill the coal and oil industry.
But for his support of abortion, and for not even protecting every baby’s right to live after birth, I believe no Christian can in good conscience vote for Barack Obama and his support for the culture of death. Please consider this as you prepare to vote on Tuesday.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. Ps. 127:3-5