It seems as though news reports in recent days have been heavily focused upon life—but not in a good way. The headlines scream with stories of slaughter in the Middle East, senseless shootings here at home, and the ongoing tragedy of abortion with the added outrage of Planned Parenthood harvesting body parts to sell to the highest bidder.
In a recent election, a supposed “war on women” took center stage as one of the major issues. Yet the reality is that there is a far more sinister and evil “war on life” that is raging out of control in this country. This silent but deadly war is responsible for more casualties than the total number of American killed in every war since our nation was founded. It is the most deadly war that has ever been waged. Consider the fact that since abortion became legal in the United States, over 60 million children have been purposefully put to death before they ever had a chance to really live. And we haven’t even touched on the end-of-life wars that are beginning to really ramp up, beginning with the legalization of euthanasia in several states and many foreign countries.
As Christians, we must take a strong stand on the truth that God is the Creator of all life and that life begins at conception and ends at natural death. We must believe—and act on the belief—that to God all lives matter and all life matters. Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” In Jeremiah 1:4–5, the Lord told the prophet, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.”
It is solely God our Creator who knows and numbers our days. Any choice or activity that compromises this is a war on life. May we suggest that rather than waging a “war on women” or a “war on guns” or a “war on violence and terrorism,” that we shift the discussion? Let’s focus on ramping up a battle for the Lord. Join the National Center for Life and Liberty in boldly proclaiming that Jesus is Lord and that all human life—not just life that is convenient or healthy—is sacred.