By Rusty Thomas Director Operation Rescue
In the great struggle to establish justice and end the suffering of the preborn, certain fallacies have arisen to convince the church and pro-life movement to not properly act on their belief that abortion should be stopped. Chief among them is the second victim mentality. This falsehood presents the mother as well as the baby being murdered as both victims of abortion. Slogans, such as, “Love them both” abound.
To love someone and not tell them the truth is not the love of God in operation. Christians are commanded to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). The church is called to establish the Micah Mandate in the earth, “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8; Matthew 23:23; Isaiah 1:16, 17)?
The divine order is critical in God’s economy. Justice must first be established before mercy can be dispensed. All this demonstrates humility before God. In other words, if criminals do not perceive their guilt, they will never seek mercy. They will arrogantly persist in their sinful, rebellious and criminal ways. Proverbs 28:13 reveals, “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.” These are the Biblical conditions to obtain mercy.
True Biblical Evangelism
Guilty sinners will never treasure the good news of the Gospel of the Kingdom until they are fully convinced of the bad news. Our sin (violating God’s law) has separated us from our Creator and his wrath abides on us (John 3:36). Only by coming into agreement with God’s assessment (Confess the horrible truth about ourselves) and by meeting His terms of surrender can we be saved. All of us must repent of our sin, place our faith in Christ alone, and receive the power of the Holy Spirit to transform our lives (Acts 2:38). Otherwise, we will perish in our sin and be condemned for all eternity (John 8:24).
To assure someone one who is guilty of violating God’s holy commandment, “thou shall not murder” that they are victims is abhorrent to God. It is a violation of His Law/Word and a major disservice to the souls of women staggering under the weight of blood guiltiness who desperately need God’s deliverance.
Moreover, the second victim fallacy fails to meet God’s demand for justice and makes a mockery of American jurisprudence, which is equal justice under the law. We must remember that God puts no difference between the preborn child and the born child. Each child in the womb is made in His image and therefore, should be welcomed in life and protected by law.