Moral Consistency

"If we don't end abortion soon, we're going to have to apologize to Hitler"
- Anonymous

Moral consistency is an important principle by which we guide our decisions.  It is based on the Biblical mandate to "love thy neighbor as thyself".  Though the term "moral consistency" is not common, the concept it represents is.

Life is a series of moral choices. Every day, throughout our entire lives, we try to make God-honoring decisions on how to spend our time and resources. This can be very complicated as there are many factors at play, such as: What are the needs around me? What can I do about them? and What is my relationship (i.e. what is my duty) to particular people in my life?

One constant factor, however, is moral consistency.  This means treating each person as you would treat another in the exact same situation.  To violate moral consistency is to treat some people better than you treat others, that is, to be a respecter of persons. Thus, we should always be morally consistent.

American society has not been morally consistent towards the unborn.  People justify abortion using reasons that would never be used to justify the murder of a born child.

The Christian Church in America has not been morally consistent towards the unborn. We do not respond to their plight in the same manner that we would respond to the plight of born people such as ourselves, our friends and family.  It is difficult to determine exactly what each Christian should do in response to the presence of legalized abortion, but the question becomes far simpler once we train ourselves to think of the unborn as fellow human beings.

We believe God wants the American Christian Church to stand up and end abortion. It is the morally consistent thing to do. To fail in this is to fail in the second greatest commandment, and as a result, to fail in the first.

"The first and greatest commandment is this: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."
- Matthew 12:28-31
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