Raphael Warnock is a False Prophet: You Can’t be a Pro-Abortion Pastor

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Mar 9, 2022   |   5:46PM   |   Washington, DC

Sen. Raphael Warnock, a self-proclaimed “pro-choice pastor,” recently supported legislation to force states to allow unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth.

That makes him a “wolf in sheep’s clothing,” a “false prophet,” David Closson of the Family Research Council, wrote this week at The Christian Post.

“… a ‘pro-choice pastor’ is an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms,” Closson wrote.

Warnock, a Georgia Democrat, is the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Elected in 2020, the senator touts himself as a “pro-choice pastor” and has a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record, according to the National Right to Life Committee.

Most recently, he co-sponsored a bill nicknamed the Abortion Without Limits Up to Birth Act, which would have forced states to legalize abortions without limits and forced taxpayers to pay for them. The Senate rejected the bill in February with all Republicans and one Democrat voting against it.

“I’ve always been a pro-choice pastor, and I believe a doctor’s office is too small for a patient, their doctors, and the U.S. government,” Warnock wrote on Twitter right before the vote. “I’m a proud co-sponsor of the Women’s Health Protection Act, and the Senate should pass it as soon as possible.”

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But Closson said there is no such thing as a “pro-choice pastor,” and the Georgia politician is leading Christians astray.

“The Bible clearly teaches the personhood of the unborn, that preborn babies are made in the image of God and deserve dignity and respect,” Closson wrote at The Christian Post. “How does Warnock square the Bible’s teaching with his support for abortion? In short, he doesn’t even seem to try.”

He continued:

Of course, there are many pro-abortion advocates who hold ministerial positions in churches around the country, but I believe the Bible’s requirement of adherence to sound doctrine disqualifies anyone from true Gospel work who is fervently “pro-choice.” One simply cannot condone, support, and champion the killing of preborn children in the pulpit and satisfy the requirements for pastoral ministry laid out in the New Testament. …

Consider Jesus’ warning in Matthew 7:15-16a, where He says, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits.” According to Jesus, false teachers will be recognized by their fruit. An obviously bad fruit is teaching that does not accord with sound doctrine. Moreover, using one’s title and position of leadership in the church to provide cover for wickedness is surely a sign of rotten fruit.

Closson also referred to a warning in Isaiah 5:20, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”

Other pastors also have urged Warnock to stop advocating for the killing of unborn babies in abortions. In 2020 while he was campaigning, a group of pastors sent him a letter urging him to recognize that unborn babies are “sacred human persons” who deserve protections under the law.

“Unborn Black, Brown and White lives are so much more than clumps of cells, burdensome inconveniences, or health problems,” they wrote. “They are sacred human persons endowed by God with inalienable dignity and worth. We implore you to uphold the Biblical defense of life and to fight against the systemic racism of abortion.”

Judeo-Christian beliefs and science support the pro-life movement’s goals to restore rights and protections for unborn babies. It is well-established scientifically that a human life comes into being at the moment of conception, complete with his/her own unique DNA. Some abortionists even admit that they are killing babies.

The Bible recognizes the value of unborn babies (Luke 1:41-44) and condemns violence against innocent people. “Thou shalt not murder” is one of the ten commandments in Exodus 20:13, and Proverbs 6 says the Lord hates “hands that shed innocent blood.” Some also believe scripture in Galatians may be condemning abortion drugs (“pharmakeia”) that “sorcerers” sold in the first century AD.

Warnock is running for re-election in November.