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The Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore CordileoneBecause Nancy Pelosi refuses to follow Catholic doctrine regarding unborn human lives, he has declared that he won’t allow her to be baptized. This continues a battle between Catholic politicians who claim fealty to their church – but not to one of its central tenets – and some of their church’s leadership.

Pelosi, who invokes her faith when it comes to “climate change,” recently claimed Catholic opinion about abortion goes back only a few hundred years and theologians have been divided over many centuries. The result was a Rebuke According to several Catholic prelates: The Catholic Catechism remains consistent in its view of human life, even though it was written centuries ago.

The creeping influence of what Scripture calls “the world” has not only infected many Roman Catholics, like Pelosi and President Biden, but also certain self-proclaimed evangelicals. The left-leaning one Sojourners magazine. In a recent issue, Sojourners president, Adam Russell Taylor, attempted to justify upholding Roe v. Wade, which the Supreme Court appears poised to overturn, based on “precedent” and the 14th Amendment. Taylor also uses the contemporary jargon “pregnant persons.”

Abraham Lincoln had to confront contradictory religious beliefs about slavery. Others used Scripture to defend the practice. Some others used Scripture to exhort him to end it.

His Second Inaugural Address, Lincoln alluded to the conflicting advice he received from different clergymen: “Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God and each invokes his aid against the other.”

The left cannot and will not use Scripture as a basis for its pro-choice position, except when it concerns abortion. Our right to life, wrote Thomas Jefferson, is “endowed by our Creator,” not the state.

It is likely that most Catholics, evangelicals, and others would hold high views of Scripture. They believe it has the same meaning as it does (as conservatives regard the Constitution). So why is it that so many people seek to harm the two churches and their respective states by seeking a fusion of both church/state?

Some people try to “cherry pick” Scripture to justify positions on contemporary issues, but when it comes to human life it doesn’t work.

Here are a few verses that Pelosi and Taylor might wish to consider: “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart” (Jeremiah 1:5). “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb…I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalms: 139,13-14).

In the New Testament when the pregnant Mary visits the pregnant Elizabeth – a distant cousin – the unborn John the Baptist leaps within Elizabeth’s womb, prompting her to say, “…why am I so favored that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Luke 1:13). It is not the mother of her potential or fetal Lord, but it is present tense.

Many Christians, including many conservatives in the area of politics and issues, are becoming more open to secular ideas. Here’s a verse that warns against such thinking: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2).

Perhaps the most sobering verse of them all is this one: “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who makes friends with the world is an enemy of God. (James 4.(All verses taken from NIV Translation

Columnist, the late Joseph Sobran, a Roman Catholic, summed up the danger of Christians conforming to the world’s thinking: “It can be exalting to belong to a church that is five hundred years behind the times and sublimely indifferent to fashion; it is mortifying to belong to a church that is five minutes behind the times, huffing and puffing to catch up.”

Take note Speaker Pelosi and President Biden, Mr. Taylor

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