“Christian Faith and the Life of Christian Lawyers”

“Christian Faith and the Life of Christian Lawyers”

[Note: the following is a condensed version of the Message Atty. Vipin Jayan gave to the recent Annual Conference of the International Association of Korean Lawyers.]

Let me begin my remarks with a question: Who is a Christian Lawyer? Since justice is an immutable attribute of God, and every community has a justice system in some form, anyone who serves in that system is an honorable counsel of God. One purpose of the salvific work of Jesus Christ is to reestablish His eternal justice, and the justice system speaks of the faithfulness of God toward humanity. God is interested in justice.

Another question: Are Christian Lawyers relevant today? We need Christian lawmakers, lawyers, and judges to overturn Satanic propaganda. Injustice is growing everywhere, and the world Church needs us. I see the influence of bad decisions constantly. There is a case currently before the Indian Supreme Court, Supriya Chakraborty v. Union of India, which asks the Court to extend the right to marry to same-sex couples, despite the fact that Indian traditions have considered homosexuality to be abominable. I watched the hearing on-line, and was saddened to see the Counsel repeatedly quoting US Supreme Court decisions to support the legalization of this abomination.


This came about in four steps. Look at the chronology. In 1963, Bible reading was abolished from US public schools by the Supreme Court case of Abington Township. In 1973, it legalized killing of unborn humans through the Roe v. Wade decision; it remained in force for 49 years until being overturned last year. In  2015, same-sex marriage was imposed on the US. And now, the ongoing issue is to promote sex-change operations, called “Gender-Affirming Surgery,” on minor children. This will cause permanent, radical, irreversible changes to these children.


These are decisions that are taking us away from the Holy Bible and from almighty God by using fake science and fraudulent reasoning. Let’s take a closer look.


First, Deuteronomy 11:19 urges us to teach the word of God to our Children. “Teach them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” But the Abington Township decision said Bible reading and reciting the Lord’s Prayer in public schools violated the US Constitution. Still, in those same schools, it is legal to have Satanic Clubs, called “After School Satan” and it is a project of The Satanic Temple, based in Massachusetts. Should this concern you and me as Christian Lawyers?


Second, Exodus 20:13 says, “You shall not kill.” Yet, in a series of decisions, the right of mothers to kill their unborn babies, and of doctors to perform the procedure became a Constitutional right, and no state was allowed to prohibit it, and hardly allowed to regulate it. The decision was finally overruled last year; elected representatives can again make that decision.


Killing babies is Satanic and has a long history. Jesus in Mary’s womb was clearly described in the Gospel accounts as a baby. Moses nearly died by governmental edict, but was spared through an improbable series of events, yet thousands of others probably died. Jesus nearly died when Herod ordered death to all boys two years old or younger in Bethlehem; no doubt, many others died. In the Nuremberg trials, prosecutors made the case that involuntary abortion, commonly practiced by the Nazis, were war crimes and crimes against humanity.


Killing a baby in its mother’s womb is a sacrifice to Satan. In September 1, 2021, the State of Texas enacted an anti-abortion law. In response, the Satanic Temple announced that it would sue on the grounds that abortion was a part of their religious ritual; they planned to argue that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which prohibits governments from forbidding practices that are fundamentally “religious” in character, prevents Texas from enforcing the statute against them.


Third, the Holy Bible says homosexuality is an abomination (Genesis 19:1-11, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, Judges 19:16-24, I Kings 14:24, I Kings 15:12, 2 Kings 23:7, Romans 1:18-32, I Corinthians 6:7-11, I Timothy 1:8-10). “And do not forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment.” (Jude 7)


Billy Graham in 2012, quoted his wife, Ruth, as saying, “If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.” In 2015, the US Supreme Court decided the Obergefell case which ruled that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry, just like opposite-sex couples. The Holy Bible says homosexuality is an abomination.


Finally, regarding “gender-affirming surgery,” Genesis 1:27 reads, “God created man in his own image, He created them male and female.” In Ephesians 2:10, God calls humanity “the workmanship of God” which means we are the best of all His creation, yet gender-affirming surgery alters the best work of God. This surgery has now become big business, worth more than $623,000,000 (USD) in 2022. Schools have been known to steer children toward these surgeries even though they have not reached the legal age of consent. Genital mutilation is evil.


What shall we do? James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” God can and has used Christian lawyers and judges. Christian lawyers were active in overturning the Roe v. Wade decision, and in other cases. Recently, a graphic designer whose religious beliefs compelled her to decline a request to design a website for a same-sex wedding. She was sued, and Christian lawyers defended her, and won – protecting her right to decline to celebrate what Scripture calls abominable.


Matthew 5:6 says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” Let us go back to the Bible! Let us resist evil. Resist it in the Courts, resist it in parliaments and assemblies, resist it in universities and schools, resist it even in our own churches. Let me conclude with Amos 5:24, “Let justice roll on like a river, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” Glory to God alone. Amen.

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