At The Baby Conference I heard Flip Benhem quote: “There will come a day when you may be imprisoned, or even die, for ’2+2=4′ .”
It was to preface his rally cry to encourage the body of Christ to commit to following truth even when “our very own wicked hearts condemn us”.
Abortion was the topic and he pointed out how easy even the most pro-life of us can get sidetracked in our thinking. He challenged us to answer: “What would you do if Barack Obama said, ‘I’ll pass a law tomorrow to outlaw abortion in the US; only give me those two children without brain stems–those children who will probably die soon–let me take their lives and you could save millions’.”
And we waffle here. Because it seems so logical. But truth is always truth, even in the extremes. We believe that God created those two little boys without brain stems, for His purposes. He will take them home in His time. He has all authority in Heaven over life and death and we do not. “My ways are not your ways, nor are My thoughts your thoughts.”
Flip pointed to a friend of his in the audience who has 16 children. He told of how this family went to stand in the gap for Terry Schiavo when she was being killed. The father was arrested in front of his children as their eyes filled with tears and fear.
“Watch, children”, he said. We are in a battle for life and truth. It’s a battle you will be called to fight too. And if I die in the battle, you trample over my dead carcass and continue to storm the gates of hell”.
I could only sit and think, “Am I preparing my children to be soldiers with that kind of mettle?”