We shudder at the new Abortion law passed in New York on January 22, 2019, the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The new law is called the “Reproductive Health Act,” although it has nothing to do with health care. It represents one of the most wicked and egregious assaults on humanity in American history.
We reflect with horror when we remember the German concentration camps where 6 million Jews, Gypsies, and other “undesirables” were killed by Nazis in World War II—an unthinkable chapter in history. But, here in America? We claim to be one nation under God, yet we have slaughtered more than 60 million of our own “undesirable” babies to date. That’s 10 times the number under Hitler, and now we have expanded the abortionists’ opportunity to the very delivery table itself.
What has changed in our nation? Let’s listen to the voice of one 16-year-old student’s Argumentative English paper.
Argumentative Essay – Worldviews
What we believe about our origins determines our worldview. We can speak to the mind as much as we want, but the heart cannot be reached through evidence. So, my goal is not to look at evidence of creation versus evolution and try to prove to you that creation is the true account of the beginning of the earth. Instead, I want to ask questions that every human faces at some point in their life and let you decide which perspective brings peace, love, and life. First, where did we come from? According to an evolutionist, everything essentially came from nothing. They like to word it a little bit differently, for instance, “we came from monkeys which came from protoplasm which came from a tiny speck.” Some respond with, “Oh that makes sense; I can see the resemblance.” And just like that God does not exist. Knowing that we came from nothing leads into my next question: why are we here?
Everything we do here on earth we do for a purpose. We workout in order to get in better shape; we cook meals so that we can eat; we go to school for the purpose of learning. If we are learning in school that we are just protoplasm that came from nothing and slowly evolved into a monkey eventually turning into an incredibly complex human being, then what is the purpose of living? Knowing that tomorrow there will just be more pain and heartache, why wake up? My point is that the ideas of evolution do so much more than just teach a child where we came from. It becomes their pair of glasses through which they see the world. So do not come asking “God, where are you?” in times of trouble, because if you think for one second that this is God’s fault, you completely miss all of the hope He is trying to give you. Evolution teaches our children that there is no meaning to life, which leads to death.
Knowing that we came from nothing, and there is no point in living, where would we be going if we did die? Let’s look at some facts according to an evolutionist: we came from nothing; there is nothing greater than a human being—no celestial beings; and we have no reason to live. So the next question that would be asked is, “Where are we going when we die?” If we came from nothing and there is nothing else out there, apparently we are just going into the dirt, and the world moves on. There is nothing to fear in death because we will just be buried and forgotten. Sounds to me like a lot of death and hopelessness.
Let us look at the Christian perspective. Where did we come from? We were created by the voice and hands of God almighty. Our tiny yet complex brains cannot grasp the idea of a God who was and who is and who will always be because we have finite minds. Most people quit listening right there because they believe that is absurd and crazy—“why would I believe something I do not understand?”; but the fact that we cannot understand is what is so believable! If we look at everything in life, it all shows that something greater, someone greater has to be orchestrating all the processes taking place that we do not even see. The only reason for evolution is to get rid of God so that we can live however we want. Evolution eliminates all morals, all right and wrong, all good and bad—that is the reason the world wants to accept evolution—it allows us to follow our human nature. Along with eliminating God, evolution throws out all morals. Since when has it been OK to kill a child right before, or even right after birth and call it women’s rights? Since evolution has been openly taught in schools. In 1968, Congress debated the Epperson versus Arkansas case. Epperson argued that states such as Arkansas demanding the teaching of evolution violated the establishment clause of the first amendment. Epperson won, and evolution was then taught in public schools. Christians tried to at least have the teachers teach the controversy rather than just one side of the coin, but that failed in court. 1968 was 51 years ago and the governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, who is allowing the passing of the abortion law which allows babies to be aborted all the way up to birth, is 61 years of age. This means that by the time he was in high school, he was being taught evolution. Why is it that abortion, suicide, crimes, etc. are “all of a sudden” becoming more prevalent? Maybe, just maybe it has to do with our worldview. A worldview of “I am nothing; there is no God; I can do what I want” allows for abortion, suicide, and more with no opposition. I do not think that it is a coincidence that “all of a sudden” we are allowing these laws. There has to be a reason behind why this generation believes so differently than the men who founded our great nation believed.
So my question for you is, “Could it be that our origins matter?”
Thanks for reading.
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