Skip to comments.Regarding Trump's Boastfulness: Excuse me Pastor John Piper, but pride doesn’t kill babies
Posted on 10/28/2020 7:01:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Politics is a dirty business. Mudslinging is common. Its hard to figure out whats true and whats not. But one issue, another dirty business, is something that Christians in particular should know the truth about: abortion. And you know who should be pulling together to stump for a candidate who stands against the killing of our most vulnerable human beings? Our faith leaders. But instead, all we see are some of our most well-known faith leaders causing confusion and dissention.
In a recent article by John Piper, he stated that boastfulness is a bigger problem than abortion: I think it is baffling and presumptuous to assume that pro-abortion policies kill more people than a culture-saturating, pro-self pride. When a leader models self-absorbed, self-exalting boastfulness, he models the most deadly behavior in the world.
No one likes a braggart, but Ive never seen boastfulness rip a baby limb from limb. Yet I have seen an abortion suction tube do just that. And I have seen a 13-week-old innocent baby fight for his life against that abortion instrument, only to die trying.
What a ridiculous comment from someone seen as a faith leader. And what a ridiculous justification to vote for a party that stands for the expansion of elective abortion through 40 weeks for any and every reason. Pathetic.
Pride doesnt kill babies. Boastfulness doesnt tear them apart in their mothers wombs. Arrogance doesnt cause a baby to flee for their lives as sharp instruments seek to rip them limb from limb while they are still alive. No. Abortion does that and abortion alone.
We cant legislate pride or boastfulness or arrogance. But we can legislate abortion. In fact, we can make it illegal. And that is what is on the line. Life is on the line. The innocent lives of precious babies are on the line. Not pride. Not arrogance.
Grow up. You arent voting for prom king. This isnt a popularity contest.
Additionally, Phil Vischer, the creator of the Veggie Tales, released a video implying that a vote for pro-life policies was a wasted vote. I dont consider Mr. Vischer a faith leader by any means, but I did find it quite ironic that the creator of a childrens series doesnt find a pro-life vote worthwhile. Afterall, dont you need children around to keep your Veggie Tales empire going? Anyway, not only was the video quite condescending to those of us who dedicate our lives to protecting the unborn, it was full of falsehoods. The video stated that the reason anyone votes pro-life is to overturn Roe v. Wade. That is a false assumption. Roe is one of many, many reasons pro-life voters vote for candidates who are dont support abortion. The president has much power when it comes to pro-life issues.
Democrats keep touting the false line that under democratic presidencies, abortions are less because of democratic policies. This has zero to do with democratic policies and everything to do with state legislatures. During Obamas presidency, the state of Texas passed a record-breaking number of pro-life legislation, decreasing abortion numbers across the state by 30 percent. Texas wasnt the only one. Many states replicated these pro-life legislative efforts during his eight years in office, significantly decreasing abortion rates across the country.
Do you think politics doesnt have a place in our religious communities? Id wholeheartedly disagree. Unfortunately, we live in a society where sin has crept in and clouded societal judgement, just like it has throughout history, during the Holocaust and slavery. And abortion. I wish we didnt have to legislate that killing unborn babies is wrong. I wish our society looked at growing children in the womb as Christ sees them: perfect creations with infinite dignity and worth endowed by our Creator.
Biden and Harris have already promised to work to overturn every state legislative victory that has helped to decrease the amount of abortions. That means no more ultrasound legislation, no more 20-week bans, no more bans of state funding for abortion facilities, no more waiting periods, no more parental consent for abortion, and no more care for infants born alive after failed abortions. No, this is not just about Roe. Its about so much more.
This is why politics must be a driving force within our faith communities. Not only that, but God calls us to concern ourselves with government. Romans and 1 Peter talk specifically about our role in governmental affairs as Christians.
When people ask me about how I vote, I am not ashamed to tell them that I am a proud single issue voter. I vote on abortion. How someone cares for the most vulnerable among us tells me everything I need to know about every other issue. To me, there is nothing else as important as abortion. Nothing is as destructive. Nothing is as deadly. Nothing impacts us more. It impacts our economy, our social security, the morality of our society, our birth rate, and our overall humanity. If we are willing to violently kill the most innocent and vulnerable among us, why wouldnt we be willing to abuse and harm others? If we are willing to dehumanize the most marginalized in our society, what makes us think that dehumanization wouldnt spread to other marginalized groups? The elderly, ethnic minorities, the immigrant, the homeless? What we do to the least of these, we will do to all.
So please stop, Faith Leaders. Stop muddying the waters in order to justify voting for a candidate that supports killing children in the womb. Nothing else is more important. Nothing is more destructive than abortion. Nothing is killing more innocent human beings. Nothing is more dehumanization. And dare I say, I cant imagine anything that must hurt the heart of Our Father more than the sacrifice of His creation in the womb. Stop using God to justify your immoral vote.
Piper managed to destroy his lifetime ministry in one day.
Id burn his books if they werent all on my kindle.
God chose Gideon. God chose Jehu. God chose Peter. God chose Charles Martel. God chose Bernard of Clairvaux. God chose Martin Luther, and God chose Martin Luther King. All of them were SOBs in some way, and all of them advanced God’s plans for His people and His church. That’s how God works with our flawed humanity, for which this flawed man thanks and praises Him continuously.
Of course not in all cases since some are persuaded to have an abortion, but to hear Whoopie and others proclaim it, they are proud and unregretful to have had an abortion. Isn’t that boastful????
The irony is that John Piper let his own prideful self righteousness destroy his lifes work. In the end he thought he was too good to Support an imperfect man. Instead he would allow an absolutely evil agenda to thrive because hes too good to vote for the alternative.
Piper and millions of others are fools and disgraces to the Church. The left seeks to destroy us.
Very weird for him to do this. His reasoning re: Trump is “forest for the trees” bad.
It’s not pride, sir... it’s reporting to the people what he did all day!..
If the left lazy biased dem media reported the news, there would be no need for Trump to.. but that has not happened in 4 years!
Promises kept... and you know it!
John Piper is a false “pied” piper.
He has the outer appearance of a Christian, many follow him.
He is a full Calvinist, so I suppose in his mind, the lost being aborted is not an offense to God.
Pride to him is a worse offense, because being the “elect” they tend to that.
The hypocrisy of specious moral superiority is likely to be the death knell of Protestant Christianity. People like Piper are setting themselves up to be used and exploited by the enemy.
Piper a flawed man thinks President Trump is flawed so he should not be supported again as President. With that reasoning no one can be supported as President or as a Pastor.
Piper gotta’ be afraid of sumtin’. How could he overlook Bidens 47 years of failures and prideful corruption and Harris’ prideful admission of adultery or fornication to zoom in on Trump? Talk about having a one sided view.
Then he goes out and supports someone who exhibits the same characteristics as he sees in such a bad light in Trump.
Piper may be showing signs of senility.
When confronted by the statement, “Do not let the perfect be the enemy of the good,” does Piper always run away?
I have a few of his books but I wont burn them. I just wont read them now.
Moloch's tool Piper cannot possibly be ignorant of the ongoing fight over faceless judges dictating what Christians will do and won't do.
“The Pious Piper of Leftytown”
Of course it does. It's pride that causes people to think they are more important than the life of a baby.
Piper is a charlatan.
Who also believes, by the way, that you should not use deadly force to protect yourself. Because, well, John's not familiar with the Old Testament.
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