Since Christianity affirms the humanity of preborn children, and affirms that abortion is the murder of preborn children, why is abortion still legal in America? Sharing the gospel and making Jesus known must be top priority to those of us who claim the name of Christ, but should we not aim to end one of the greatest human miseries and moral evils ever to be entrenched in our world?
Today’s guest believes human beings are created in the image of Almighty God, the Creator of the universe. The weakest and most helpless among us have been subjected by this wicked culture to our acceptance of the legal, and systematic destruction of life. We are simply attempting to answer the question: What does Christianity look like in a culture that practices Child Sacrifice? And by putting our answer into action, we aim to abolish abortion.
TODAY’S GUEST – Matt Trewhella is the pastor of Mercy Seat Christian Church in Milwaukee, WI, founder of the pro-life organization, Missionaries to the Preborn, and author of the book, The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate.
He is a graduate of Valley Forge Christian College, and his wife, Clara, have eleven children and nine grandchildren, and reside in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. His research and teaching on the lesser magistrate doctrine is reshaping the the thinking of Americans.
“Use this sword against my enemies, if I give righteous commands; but if I give unrighteous commands, use it against me.” -Roman Emperor Trajan, speaking to one of his subordinates
America has entered troubling times. The massive expansion of Federal government power with its destructive laws and policies is of grave concern to many. But what can be done to quell the abuse of power by civil authority? Are unjust or immoral actions by the government simply to be accepted and their lawless commands obeyed?
Appealing to history and the Word of God, Pastor Matthew Trewhella answers these questions and shows how Americans can successfully resist the Federal government’s attempts to trample our Constitution, assault our liberty, and impugn the law of God.
The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates declares that when the superior or higher civil authority makes an unjust/immoral law or decree, the lesser or lower ranking civil authority has both the right and duty to refuse obedience to that superior authority. If necessary, the lower authority may even actively resist the superior authority.
ARTICLES and Resources
Judicial Tyranny: The New Kings of America? (book referenced in segment 1)