“They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.” – Jeremiah 32:35
Mrs. Reggie Littlejohn, founder of the organization Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, has done a lot of work to draw attention to the ongoing evil of forced abortions in China. But speaking after U.S. Representative Chris Smith and Chen Guangcheng in a recent address at the Heritage Foundation (audio/video, transcript), Mrs. Littlejohn appealed to a common ground between pro-abortion and anti-abortion men—a common ground that doesn’t exist…
Starting around the 42 minute mark, Mrs. Littlejohn says:
Few issues divide more sharply than abortion. Long-standing friendships and even family relationships rupture over the pro-choice vs. pro-life debate.
But on the International Day of the Girl Child, which is coming up on Saturday, can pro-choice and pro-life at least agree about two things:
1. Forced abortion is not a choice…
This is not a pro-choice or pro-life issue. This is a human rights issue that must be approached as an area of common ground. No one supports the systematic elimination of women and girls. Furthermore, forced abortion is not a choice…
Perhaps Mrs. Littlejohn is speaking this way for rhetorical effect, but if she really believes there is or can be common ground between worshippers of Molech and worshippers of God, she is wrong. Molech is the god they worship and serve (in ignorance), and their god demands that children be killed.
This then is their priority: that children be killed. Ultimately it doesn’t matter to them that the unborn baby is…
- already human
- can feel pain
- is able to survive outside his mother’s womb, or even
- is born alive
–just look at their outcry when abortion is restricted for any of these reasons.
Similarly, their silence when it comes to light that a clinic is horribly filthy and women die there—and even when women are dragged off every day to have their babies torn from their wombs against their will, as in China—demonstrates that their true concern is not women’s health, “choice”, or women’s rights.
How can human reasoning prevail with such people?
Divorced from the decree of God, “human rights” ultimately has no pull—there’s no power in it. The power we need is the power of the Holy Spirit applying His law to men’s consciences, as God has declared:
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12
For this we need faithful preachers of God’s law who will expose sin as sin and call men to repentance before the day when God fulfills His word concerning the wicked:
He has brought back their wickedness upon them
And will destroy them in their evil;
The LORD our God will destroy them. – Psalm 94:23
This is how cultures and nations turn from destruction. Remember how Ninevah repented at the preaching of Jonah.
May the Lord raise up many such preachers of righteousness today.