The book of Matthew 25 is universally regarded as our instructions from Jesus Christ to take care of the least fortunate and vulnerable in our society. In Matthew 25 Jesus makes these statements:
37 Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.
Talk to most people about this and they will all tell you of our need to take care of the poor. I agree; that is correct, however, some in the church have taken this to the extreme such as promoting a Marxist/Socialist ideology as does the South American-born theology known as “Liberation Theology,” usually followed by most liberal Christians. Followers of Liberation Theology believe that taking care of the poor is nearly 100% of what Jesus taught and is the responsibility of government. What are most people missing here? The earlier passage refers to vulnerable, poor people, but whom among the human family is most vulnerable? Few probably will think of the unborn. Perhaps this because the unborn are unseen. I will submit to you that, for sure, the unborn are vulnerable human beings and they are part of what Matthew 25 is talking about, as well as the poor.
The unborn are the most in danger of extermination in our world, much more than the poor. In the United States alone between 1.2 and 1.5 million human unborn babies are killed each year. In Los Angeles County alone, about 150 unborn babies are killed each day between sunrise and sunset; they’re killed in the most gruesome way imaginable – dismembered inside their mother’s belly. The doctor rips up the tiny infant by pulling and tearing the limbs inside the womb. After he’s finished he counts the parts to be sure he did not leave any in. Click here to see a short 60 second video called “Raise Your hand if You’re Against Abortion” to see what abortion looks like
Father Frank Pavone, Director of Priests for Life, says that we will not end abortion until we see it. Most people object vigorously when anyone shows any abortion images, why? They choose not to know. You can say that Mt. Everest does not exist until you’re blue in the face, but when you open your eyes it will be there, no matter how long you’ve denied it.
The Bible does not mention the unborn, but whom among us is the least of us? Surely the unborn fit this description. Jesus, many times in his sayings compares and contrasts. One who is a good steward of what he’s given and one who is not, such as in the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30. In the former quote from Matthew 25 Jesus makes this statement of the one who is not a good steward:
Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.
I believe that those who do not protect the unborn, even though they think they are good people will be the subject of this curse; I could be wrong, but I don’t think so. This includes those who are pro-abortion or those who support, or vote for politicians that promote or do nothing to prevent abortion. Edmund Burke, the famous 18th Century British statesman famously stated: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”