The Consistent Standard
By: Brian A. Yeager
What happens when a drunk driver crashes into a vehicle and kills the unborn child that is inside the mother’s womb? Here is what happens: “An alleged drunk driver hits a pregnant Tyler woman, killing the woman and her unborn child. Tyler police say the woman, identified as Martha Mondragon, 31 was headed west bound on Front Street, when an SUV ran a red light slamming into her. Police say witnesses tried to assist Mondragon at the scene. Mondragon was later taken to a local hospital where doctors performed an emergency C-Section, but the baby and Mondragon did not survive. Mondragon also had her six year old daughter in the car. She was taken to Children's Medical Center in Dallas and is in fair condition. Police say the driver of the SUV that hit her was intoxicated. ‘The subject was identified as 19,’ said Tyler Police Sergeant Bill Goecking. ‘They further learned he was 16. At which time he was charged with the vehicular manslaughter charges.’ The 16-year-old driver from Carthage has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter, one count of intoxication assault and one count of failure to identify” (http://www.kltv.com/global/story.asp?s=6702960).
What happens when a person decides to kill an unborn child because that person decides they don’t want a child? That person can kill that child and even glory in the fact that they have a legal right to do so (http://my.firedoglake.com/anonymouswoman/2012/06/30/a-texas-abortion/). Our laws allow for the murdering of unborn children (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_law). Since the law allows for it, it is not called murder by our laws. Murder, as defined by the inconsistent laws of man, is this: “The killing of a human being by a sane person, with intent, malice aforethought (prior intention to kill the particular victim or anyone who gets in the way) and with no legal excuse or authority…” (http://dictionary.law.com/Default.aspx?selected=1303). One way that our erring law system allows for murdering the unborn is that they do not see the unborn as a living being until that child exits the womb (http://www.radcliffe-oxford.com/books/samplechapter/0673/Mohindra%20Chpt%2012-44b89e00rdz.pdf).
Having read the first two paragraphs of this article, don’t you see the inconsistencies? A woman can kill an unborn child, but a drunk driver cannot. The unborn child is not a human life in the case of an abortion, but that child is alive in the case of a drunk driver. Which is correct? In our country it doesn’t matter. The laws are inconsistent and very few people care about that.
Think about this, we broke away and fought for our nations independence from England over taxation without representation. What do we have now? Think about this, it is unlawful to lie to an officer of the law, but a police officer may hide his or her identity, lie, cheat, etc. and that is okay. We could go on and on with a nearly endless list of inconsistencies in our law system. Rather than doing that, I want to focus on something better. I want to focus on the consistent law and the giver of that law.
God’s Law Is Consistent
There is a great word we read many times throughout the Scriptures. That word is “whosoever”. This word is used many times to show that what God has said applies equally to everyone. God says: “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son” (II John 9). In our court system we see the inconsistencies in our law. In God’s judgment, “whosoever” violates His law is lost.
God doesn’t allow for you to deny Jesus and be lost while I deny Him and am saved (I John 2:23). God does not allow me to partake of the Lord’s Supper in an unworthy manner and be saved while you do so and are damned (I Corinthians 11:23-27). God does not approve of my ungodly friendships while He approves of yours (James 4:4). God uses the word “whosoever” so that we can understand what he says to you applies to everyone else as well.
The word of our God does not just apply to one nation, state, county, city, village, etc. In our world the laws vary as you leave one part of the land and enter into another. The word of God is consistent in that “whosoever” means everyone, everywhere (Acts 17:30). This is why the word of God was preached in the whole world (Mark 16:15-16; cf. Colossians 1:23). When we stand before the judgment seat of Christ (II Corinthians 5:10), we will be judged by the words of Christ (John 12:48).
With God’s law, when a person takes the life of the innocent (Proverbs 6:16-17) he or she will be judged regardless of whether they were a drunk driver or getting an abortion (Galatians 5:19-21 and Revelation 21:8). There will be no debate as to whether or not an infant in the womb is a human life. God’s law has consistently stated that human life begins in the womb (Genesis 25:21-22, Exodus 21:22, II Samuel 11:5, Job 3:3, Matthew 1:23, Matthew 24:19, and Luke 1:41).
Consider another subject matter of illustration. God has been consistent in His view of sin. In the beginning, He created man in His own image (Genesis 1:27). When man sinned, God punished him with death (Genesis 3:1-19 and Romans 5:12). God’s view of sin did not change. He did not give Adam a pass because he was the first man on earth. Later, when man became vile, he destroyed the earth because of sin (Genesis 6:5-13). In the future He’s going to do it again (II Peter 3:1-12). Still to this day, if one does not repent of his or her sins (Luke 13:1-5), the wages of sin are death (Romans 6:23).
Our article last week discussed how God and His word are unchanging. Now, we’ve contrasted the consistency of God opposed to the inconsistencies of man. God is not going to say one thing and then contradict Himself by saying the opposite (Numbers 23:19). Unlike man, God is not going to have one standard for one person and another standard for another. Brethren, let’s be thankful that it is God’s word that will judge us rather than the laws of man. God, and His word, are consistent. One thing is for sure; there will be no innocent people in Hell or guilty people in Heaven (John 5:28-29)!
Volume 12 – Issue 51 - September 9th, 2012