Why the Killing of Cecil the Lion is so Important
We Christians must really annoy this world. Here they are unifying in the worthy cause of speaking up for endangered species, specifically a helpless lion, and what do we do? We whine about the abortion issue. Can’t we just pat them on the back and say, “It’s great that you care about animals. Thank you.”
But here’s our dilemma. Many of those who passionately protest against someone’s right to take the life of a lion are also passionate for a woman’s right to choose an abortion.
Our problem is that we can’t shake images of human arms and legs being ripped from bloodied bodies, and tiny human heads being carefully harvested, to make sure they’re not crushed, to yield a better market price.
It’s like German citizens during the Nazi occupation, passionately protesting that the gates of Auschwitz Concentration Camp needed painting, fully aware of the horror that was going on inside. Sure, the gates need painting, but the priorities of the citizens are repulsively twisted.
That’s why it sickens us at the thought of patting such blatant hypocrisy and self-righteousness on the back, and saying “Good job.”
This is an important story, because it gives an opportunity for us to present our case, and hopefully some will listen. But I would be careful when discussing this issue with unsaved friends and family. This is because the god of this world has blinded their minds, and they are strongly influenced by the spirit of the age–which worships the creature rather than the Creator.
They need the new birth to open their eyes so that they will have godly priorities, and the only way that can happen is through the power of the gospel.
That’s what they need to hear.

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