Christian historian David Barton asserts that we will give an account to God for how we vote. Referencing Matthew 25 and Luke 19, Barton said "we'll stand before Him, and I firmly believe that He's going to ask... 'What did you do with that country I gave you? What did you do with that vote I gave you?' It's not going to be acceptable to say, 'Oh, Lord, I decided not to get involved in that....' You get in trouble for not taking what He gave you and using it.... The Christians' vote is a duty that they have to God, because He put the country in our hands, and He said, 'You guys take care of this until I get back.'"
Barton further asserts that Christian voters should make moral issues like abortion a higher priority than economic concerns, because "if Congress won't protect life, they won't protect your money." According to Barton, our country's Founding Fathers believed that "if you get your moral positions right, your economics will flow from that."
For legal abortion to end in America, Christian pastors must apply their talents, influence, and pulpit privileges to seven leadership urgencies. The need is dire.
Urgency 1: Restore integrity to Pro-life within the church, that our eyes might see and our ears hear.
Please, Pastors, implore us the church to discern the very literal American Holocaust—the
massive killing of fellow Americans....
Implore us to embrace not the “abortion issue” but the humanity of its victims. Why do we proclaim endangered Preborns to be precious human beings and then evade their defense? Do we doubt their humanity and personhood?
Implore us to extend “pure and undefiled religion” to ‘orphans’ rendered ‘fatherless’....
If an unmarried Christian girl becomes pregnant, what can the church do?
But some Christian leaders consider the presence of a pregnant teenager in a church service to be an indication of moral weakness within the church body. Seeking to avoid the appearance of evil, and hoping to protect their younger members from corrupt influences, these leaders stand boldly against unwed pregnancy.