Note: Below is a response I wrote in an email to my good friend Dino Minutillo inquiring about the new “Christian movement” within the Democratic Party…
There is a very easy way to weed all these CINOs out (I like that Dino!). The Bible says: “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.” (1 John 4:1-3)
If a person will not acknowledge this about Christ, he or she is an antichrist, not the Antichrist. Being an antichrist means you are against Christ, in other words you do not accept the Truth about Him that the Bible proclaims. If the person answers yes but embraces teachings contrary to the Bible, he or she is also a false believer. Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!” (Matthew 7:21-23)
Abortion is clearly contrary to the Word of God. All you have to do is ask the self-proclaimed Christian if they support a woman’s right to have an abortion, reproductive rights, whatever label they want to use. If he or she answers yes, they are clearly in violation of God’s law. There is no gray area with God on the issue of abortion.
People ask me why I use the abortion issue as a litmus test and I say because this cuts to the chase. Anyone who claims to be a Christian, meaning they have the Indwelling Holy Spirit, cannot consciously support abortion; the Holy Spirit will not allow it. Here is why there are no gray areas:
“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” (1 John 1:5-7)
Now I may be a simpleton, but that is a very clear teaching to me. Either you have the light or you do not. You see, no gray areas! Praise God for the clarity of mind we have; this is why I’m saying we need both political and moral clarity, that is what will clear the fog of political correctness that Dino and the rest of us so abhor, and rightly so.
Humbly in His Service,