Letter: We need to do better to stop abortion
Two letters to the editor caught my eye on Dec. 27: "Abortion is as tragic as school shooting" and "Bible left schools, evil came in."
Eleven years before the Supreme Court legalized abortion (Roe v. Wade, 1973), the court removed prayer from our public schools (Egel v. Vitale, 1962) and removed Bible reading a year later (Abington School District v. Schempp, 1963). Those rulings were possible, as the first letter stated, because church decay allowed the world to gain control.
Yet most of us in the church continue to blame government chiefly, and as long as we do, our culture will decay further. The Bible says the "gates of hell cannot prevail" against a church that is obedient to God.
It was good to read a letter to the editor that placed the main accountability where it should be.
We in the church should rely far less on talk radio and more on Scripture.
The Bible says God raises up leaders and removes them as he chooses, which means we get the leaders we deserve. The early church impacted an evil empire, but we have permitted the world to impact us. Second Chronicles 7:14 is true. We are accountable.
Evidence of our accountability for Roe v. Wade and Egel v. Vitale is our lack of serious opposition to them. We say and hear little about abortion during our church services. We lack awareness and compassion for our tiny neighbors who perish. We need to do better.