What is the real issue? It seems the whole country is in a tailspin over the Kavanaugh nomination and possible confirmation. As a nation we seem more politically polarized and bitterly divided than ever. Each side is accusing the other side of all sorts of things and some Christian leaders are getting sucked into the media maelstrom.
Kavanaugh’s past sex life is not the real issue.
Judge Kavanaugh’s past sexual activity, good or bad, that can neither be proven nor disproven, seems to be the political fulcrum on which each side is trying to leverage a win. But Kavanaugh’s past sex life is not the real issue. I do not think either side gives a hoot about unprovable allegations about his sex life from the past; the allegations have only created a politically correct minefield all of them are trying to dodge.
Roe v. Wade isn’t the real issue.
The liberals fear a Kavanaugh confirmation will swing the delicate balance on the Supreme Court in the conservative direction eventually jeopardizing Roe v. Wade. From a medical and legal perspective Roe v. Wade is constitutionally tenuous, it will eventually collapse under the weight of its own fatuity. Kavanaugh’s confirmation may or may not hasten its demise. But Roe v. Wade isn’t the real issue.
God’s first command to the first couple after creating them was, “Be fruitful and multiply,” Genesis 1:28. God created sex for the purpose of procreation within the context of a loving, committed relationship. Believers call such a relationship marriage, defined in the Scriptures as being between one man and one woman. This is the only God ordained way for any nation to flourish.
Our current culture has forsaken God’s plan for marriage and the home, for the idea that sex is meant to be an adult playground. We invented oxymoronic terms for what happens when we “play around,” we call them “unplanned pregnancies.” Despite our best efforts at contraception, as long as men and women have sex they should plan on pregnancies, to plan otherwise is to stupidly ignore created reality.
The inconvenience of unplanned pregnancies created the market for planned abortions. And it is the market principle of supply and demand not the Constitution that gave us Roe v. Wade.
The real issue isn’t abortion either, it’s our depraved heart.
The real issue is not Kavanaugh’s pending confirmation, Roe v. Wade, or abortion itself. The real issue is there came a point in this nation’s consciousness when children were no longer considered “a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward,” Psalm 127:3. There came a time when we viewed children as an inconvenience.
As long as there is a demand, there will always be someone who will supply. We need more than a change of judges, or a change of laws, we need a change of heart.