Morning Joe Scarborough, who claims to know the Bible despite being a backslidden baptist, decided to try his best to disarm those of us who claim God hates abortion.
This morning he argued that in all of New Testament scripture Jesus never once mentioned abortion even though it had been happening from ancient times, so He must not have had a issue with abortion or something.
He literally called it ‘heresy’ for us Christians to suggest that Jesus was against abortion.
.@JoeNBC suggests Jesus Christ supported abortion: "Jesus never once talked about abortion. And it was happening back in ancient times. It was happening during his time. Never once mentioned it. For people perverting the gospel of Jesus Christ down to one issue, it is heresy." pic.twitter.com/DjxSLGRQfI
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 9, 2022
He said: “Jesus never once talked about abortion. Never Once. And it was happening back in ancient times. It was happening during his time. Never once mentioned it. For people perverting the gospel of Jesus Christ down to one issue, it’s heresy.”
This makes no sense whatsoever. God made clear in the Ten Commandments that murder is a sin. That includes abortion. For Joe to spew this nonsense reveals that he’s bought into the lies that aborted babies aren’t really babies at all. Or it reveals he doesn’t care that they are babies because they are in the womb.
But even more so, this is the problem with people who only want to go by the Bible. They treat it as if it’s the only revelation we have from God. No, I tell you that while the Bible is absolutely crucial to our faith, Jesus didn’t come to write a bible. Jesus came to establish a Church and it is from that Church that God is revealed to humanity. And part of that revelation is the Bible. But it is through the Church that Jesus established that we understand the Bible and what God desires of us. That is the authority he gave to Peter, who led this Church and which still goes on today.
It is the Church that tells us clearly that God hates abortion:
“Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law” -No. 2271 in the Catholic Catechism.
Joe needs to revisit the teachings of Jesus and the larger scripture, which is to love the needy and vulnerable, and that would include the most needy and vulnerable among us, our unborn children.