Rolling Back a Wrong

Michael Beck

“For there is no respect of persons with God.” (Romans 2:11)

When human government grants certain classes of people the special right or privilege to hurt or destroy another class of people we end up with the evil of genocide. Who mourned when at the end of WW2, fanatical Aryans were deprived of their “right” to rob Jews, Slavs, gypsies, etc. of their property and lives? It is never wrong to take away a “right” that was never right to begin with.

Since when is it a woman’s right to kill an infant? Certainly, she should have the legal right to remove a mole on her face. But the baby inside the womb is NOT part of a woman’s body; it is not an “it” to be excised. She or he is an entirely separate person with their own body, who should have every right to live and grow and be given the opportunity to fulfill their own purpose for being.

In our current political climate, there is a reinvigorated cry for woman’s rights: “How dare any think of rolling back the gains that have been made on behalf of women?” Women are thus painted as victims of an oppressive society which now seeks to heartlessly deprive them of their hard-fought rights. But when human government – in Germany, America, or anywhere in the world – has granted one class of people the “right” to do wrong to another group, it is wholly just to take away from them that power. The ending of the concentration camps was not a political matter; it was the stopping of an evil which had been justified by a deceived populace.

Don’t let anyone tell you there is a difference between then and now. A holocaust is a holocaust.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.