Moderation

We so-called Christian conservatives, sometimes called “social” conservatives, are advised to be happy with a “moderate” Supreme Court nominee such as Alberto Gonzalez. Let’s get the president’s choice confirmed; let’s be practical. It will be harder for the Democrats to filibuster someone who is perceived as not wishing to end abortion on demand.

Let’s just, in other words, bite our tongue about how we truly feel about life and death issues; the end game is to get a Republican on the Supreme Court. The paramount political virtue? Moderation.

In reply, my hope is that those of us who believe that an abortion kills a human being; those of us who believe that sodomy and homosexuality and a host of other perversions remain sinful; those of us who acknowledge that God is the author of us and of our liberties; those of us who know that He will judge our sins harshly when we come before the judgment seat — we can not accept “moderation” in the tolerance of such sins.

Better to go down in flames fighting the good fight for life, than to meekly say, “ok, some abortion is acceptable; after all, the nominee will be good for business.” The problem is that it is God who has told us, through His inerrant Word, that He

knitted me together in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13).

That’s me; that’s thee; that is all of us. In the womb He knew us; in the womb He formed us. We are His even before we take our first breath. Which is precisely why it is a heinous crime to kill in the womb.

Moderation in food and drink and in many, many, other things is admirable and to be desired. Moderation in the case of choosing life or death is the path to damnation. There is no choice for the Christian (or Jew, for that matter):

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Choose life; choose Supreme Court justices who are committed to life. Moderation in such a choice is a compromise with death, and violates God’s commandment to choose life. And violation of God’s commandment is another way of saying sin.

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