A better title for this would be, ‘Why we need to preach the Gospel”
“speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.” I Timothy 4:2
Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. Titus 1
And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offence toward God, and toward men. Acts 24
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10
…when the conscience is insensitive to sin, it is “seared” (1 Tim. 4:2). This means that the conscience is not able to distinguish between right and wrong. In other words, the person with a seared conscience sins and does not know they sin. Thus their sinful conscience is “defiled” (Titus 1:15) or “evil” (Heb. 10:22) – (Ken Walker, The Seared, Defiled or Weak Conscience.)
Despite the fact that throughout the West abortions continue to take place by the tens of thousands, abortion is still generally portrayed as a grave issue, not to be taken lightly, a difficult decision. Hilary Clinton herself has described abortion as a “sad, even tragic choice to many, many women.”
For some, however, it seems that abortion is just another reason to throw a party.
In a recent article published on AlterNet, ‘My First Abortion Party’, writer Byard Duncan relates his experience of attending a party thrown by his friend ‘Maggie’ so as to raise funds to pay for her abortion.
Duncan describes walking into the party, being “bludgeoned with a blast of hot air, followed by the tangy stink of dance floor revelry.”
“Someone had taken a red bed sheet and hung it below a light fixture to resemble a giant womb,” he says. “Every so often, a dancer’s head or arm or dreadlock would brush against one of its smooth folds, creating a rippling effect.”
A self-described “ardent pro-choicer,” Duncan nonetheless says he felt uncomfortable with the whole affair. “When I got the invite to a friend’s abortion party, I thought it was a way to help her through a difficult decision,” he says. “I was right and wrong.”
The party, ironically, was ‘family-friendly,’ he says. After arriving, Duncan “struck up a conversation with Andrew (name changed), the three-year-old son of one of the partygoers.”
Uncomfortable by the presence of a young child, he acknowledges the contradiction of a young child participating in the celebration of the murder of another young child. “Even though I thought the presence of a young child at an abortion party was a little bizarre,” he says, “nobody else seemed to acknowledge (or care about) this contradiction.”..
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6