Is The Pro-life Movement The Reason We Still Exist?

This weekend I finished reading Max Lucado’s Glory Days, a study of the book of Joshua. The epilogue made a really interesting point. God had ordered the complete destruction of the Canaanite people who seems pretty harsh. Lucado pointed out that the Canaanites were steeped in sin and refused to give them up. God gave them 600 years to change their ways and they refused.
What really struck me was the worst sin they were guilty of was the sacrificing of their children to idols. Is abortion really that different? Doesn’t modern America have their own idols of success and certain lifestyles. Are we as a nation really that different from the Canaanites?
I keep thinking of the story from Genesis where God is talking to Abraham about the destruction of Sodom. Abraham gets God to promise not to destroy the city if there are 10 righteous people living there. What if the pro-life movement is the modern-day equivalent of the 10 righteous people?
Wouldn’t it be ironic if we are the reason this country still exists, if we are all that is standing between America and destruction? Ironic because unfortunately too many people want us to give up and shut up. Can America really afford that?

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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