Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - A religious adviser to the nation's largest for-profit abortion provider has provoked a vehement response from pro-life Christians over his claim that Jesus Christ supported abortion.
Rev. Mark Bigelow is pastor of the Congregational Church of Huntington in Centerport, N.Y., an affiliate of the United Church of Christ. He also serves as a member of the Clergy Advisory Board for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
In a Nov. 22 letter to Bill O'Reilly, host of The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Network, Bigelow wrote the following:
"In your show you said that Jesus was not pro-choice and you were sure he would be insulted were he to see this card," referring to Planned Parenthood's "Choice on Earth" holiday greeting card.
In the beginning God blessed them (Adam and Eve) and said be fruitful and multiply and replenish (fill or cover) the earth. The Ten Commandments say "thou shalt not murder" on which Jesus explains that even hating your brother without a cause is the same as murder. How much worse is it when we murder our own children, before they see the light of day, who have done nothing bad to us? We as a society will have to answer for why we didn't protect these innocent children to God on "Judgment Day". Just think of how Satan tempted Jesus by misquoting the word of God and compare how this man misquotes Jesus. He raised the dead and blessed the children. When did He ever suggest murder (abortion, uthanasia or genocide)? Mark Bigelow may be a reverend, but he's not a Christian. He's a theologian for hire and the Planned Parenthood Association of America has paid him his thirty pieces of silver. There are some very good Pastors / Elders and preachers today, but they are getting harder to find amongst the many more apostates. Thanks to sermonaudio.com the good ones can be heard all over the world, but when is Australia going to get some Free Presbyterian and more Reformed Baptist churches?
Perhaps Rev. Mark Bigelow should think his comment out a little more.
If Jesus approved of choice, he would have to concede it would have been in his mother Mary's best interest to abort him(avoid perceived adultery). That being said, Jesus would have to concede that he is acknowledging the negation of his birth. Based on that, Jesus would in essence be approving of a world where no savior is born and men still die in their sins. In other words: no salvation. Does Rev. Mark Bigelow really wish to tell the Body he believes choice is more important than salvation?
For claiming to be a minister careful to presume what Jesus would do, Rev. Mark Bigelow has shown recklessness in his effort to sponsor his self-refuting position.