Joseph: A Different Look

In Uncategorized on December 22, 2007 at 6:22 am

Russell Moore has a great commentary on the small amount that we know about Joseph, Jesus’ father, titled “Joseph of Nazareth vs. Planned Parenthood”. In it he reminds us that Joseph had every right to abandon Mary and her unborn child when finding out she was pregnant before they were married. In fact, Mary could have been stoned under the Law (Deuteronomy 22:23-24) and her unborn child would have perished with her. But Joseph obeyed God and took on the role of father to our Lord even though he would not be Jesus’ natural father. Dr. Moore reminds us that we have this same opportunity with the “unwanted” and calls for us to be more proactive in our defense against the pro-choice movement. Not to raise our voices and protest and buy the latest bumper sticker, but to fund more crisis pregnancy centers and to follow through by adopting those children who escape an abortion as a result of these centers.

It is difficult to get accurate statistics on the number of abortions performed each year, I’ve seen number ranging from 36 million all the way to 900 million. But it is clear that throughout history there have always been unwanted children. We have a great example to follow after in our Lord’s earthly-father.


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