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Letter: Government acts as if it’s more sacred than Bible

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Regarding the “fetal heartbeat” issue of abortion: One never has the right or recourse to end the life of the unborn.

When Mary was pregnant with Jesus, she ran swiftly to her kinswoman Elizabeth’s to let her know that she was pregnant. She was also told that Elizabeth, in her old age, was pregnant because “for with God nothing will be impossible.” When she encountered Elizabeth, Elizabeth “exclaimed with a loud cry, ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!’” Also, at the same time, Elizabeth’s unborn baby “leapt in the womb for joy.”

These were very significant events, and Jesus and John the Baptist became the central figures of the New Testament. These events led to our redemption and salvation. Because of their relevance and importance, they were included in the first chapter of Luke.

We are sadly now being prodded to subject our sacred tradition — (1 Corinthians 11:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:15) — to the dictates of the Supreme Court — which is trying to become the “standard bearer” of what all of our rights consist of.

So, instead of the Supreme Court deferring to sacred tradition, it is obliging us to be subservient to its interpretation of the Constitution. This enforcement of our rights erroneously makes the Constitution more sacred than the Holy Bible. The basis of law, sacred Scripture, is becoming irrelevant to some lawmakers, who are more concerned about being superfluous and liberal about granting individual rights than about being scrupulous about what is, in actuality, morally right. Really, when any entity acts as a standard bearer, it needs a foundation — a basis. It should not act on its own fickle whims and opinions. Law can then become subservient to personal and carnal interests rather than moral and ethical principles.

The interchange between Mary and Elizabeth forms the foundational dialogue of Christian heritage and link us to the real and substantial basis for law — sacred Scripture. Mary and Elizabeth were profoundly jubilant about their conceptions and gladly accepted the life within them. Thank God they did — for all of our history would not be the same — and this would not be the year 2014 AD.

If you or someone you know is agonizing over a either a potential or a completed abortion, please call 1-877-HOPE-4-ME or visit RachelsVineyard.org. You may also call 1-866-482-LIFE or visit NationalHelpline.org. Both places offer confidential counsel and consolation.

Craig Kappel,

Dickinson

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