The Abortion Abomination

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

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Since the abominable Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973, nearly 61 million abortions have been performed in the United States alone! If this figure doesn’t make you feel sick, I don’t know what does. 

Even a single abortion should evoke horror and disgust among us. Yet, over the last 45 years, most of America has become desensitized to the absolute horror of this crime against the unborn. 

What’s worse, Christians have become desensitized as well. Some have even compromised God’s Word and support abortion in certain instances.

But, hear this: Abortion is wrong in every instance. Abortion is murder, plain and simple. It is the taking of a human life. There is no other way to define it.

This desensitization toward abortion is itself an abomination. Scripture commands us in several places to protect the unborn:

___Proverbs 24: 11 – “Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.”

___Proverbs 31: 8-9 – “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

___Proverbs 3: 27 – “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.”

We who know the truth and do not practice it by defending the unborn will be judged by God. We have no excuse. God says this in Proverbs 24: 12:

“If you say, ‘Behold, we did not know this,’ does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?

Some proponents of abortion argue that the child in the womb is not a person. But God’s Word tells us differently:

Psalm 139: 13 – ” For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

Jeremiah 1: 5 – “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;”

Job 31: 15 – “Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers’ wombs?”

To argue with God is to invite destruction and damnation. He says what He means and means what He says.

Perhaps you who are reading this have had an abortion–or more than one. Perhaps you are the father of a child who has been aborted. Perhaps you yourself pressured the child’s mother to abort your baby. Whatever the case, God is ready to forgive you if you will only repent and ask for His forgiveness. Our Lord wants to deliver you from the consequences of your sin, including the torment you have been suffering.

And make no mistake about it: Those who have had abortions suffer.

Remember this: No sin is too great for God to forgive. He requires only sincere sorrow on your part for having rebelled against Him. His Word is for your protection. From now on, obey it. Tell others about the love of Christ. Fight for the unborn. This is our duty and our responsibility as Christ-Followers. Be faithful!

Now, it’s YOUR turn: Are you ready to meet Jesus when He returns? Have you been born again? Please share your questions and insights in the Comments box below. Thank you!

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Their Blood Cries Out!

My Thoughts on Dr. Nucatola and the Planned Parenthood Clip

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the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23
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After watching the horrific video clip with Dr. Nucatola of Planned Parenthood, I could not sleep. I lay in bed, pondering the depths of depravity to which our country has fallen. Over the last sixty-five years that I can remember (and I’m almost seventy years old), our country has been sliding on the slippery slope to utter corruption.

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A country that kills its own babies is a sick, sin-ridden country! It doesn’t get any worse than that, folks.

Grief overwhelmed me as our Lord began to show me in my spirit the unspeakably horrific nature of our national sin. What I saw sickened me. I could only imagine how it sickens the heart of the Father. My daughter Lia has rightly said that “We are no different from those who, in ancient times, sacrificed their children on the altar of Moloch.”

“A country that kills its own babies is a sick, sin-ridden country!”

I began to repent for America, the land that was once the land of the brave and the home of the free but now seems to have become the land of the spineless and the home of the licentious.

As I lay in bed thinking about the 55 million babies we have brutally slaughtered, I asked myself several questions. I invite you to ask yourself these same questions and to think about their implications:

How many future babies were in the sperm and eggs of those 55 million babies? And in their future babies? And in their future babies? And on and on? How many billions, if not trillions, of people have we actually lost?

• How many future spouses did those 55 million babies represent? Spouses whom God intended to be lifelong companions to others of their generation who were not subjected to the abortion knife?

• How many of those 55 million aborted babies will never experience the joy of parenting their own children nor the joy of seeing their own grandchildren? For these generations have also been viciously cut off.

• How many parents who aborted their babies will never have the caring help they need in old age, the caring help that children usually provide?

How much outstanding talent did America lose in those 55 million babies? How many leaders, inventors, scientists, teachers, authors, artists, composers, farmers, doctors, engineers, computer experts, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, etc., were in those 55 million murdered babies?

How much economic contribution to our society died with those innocent babies?

When I thought I could not bear it any longer, Holy Spirit spoke this heart-breaking question to me:

Of how many immortal souls has America robbed God the Father? Children meant to be a part of His family? Souls that would have been the offspring of those 55 million murdered babies and of their countless progeny? Souls that would have been a part of God’s eternal family in Heaven?

At Holy Spirit’s words, my heart broke.

Then Holy Spirit spoke to me again. “But just as the depth of your nation’s sin is great, so is My mercy far greater!”

America, it is time to fall on our faces and repent! To throw ourselves on God’s mercy. The blood of these slaughtered children cries out to the Father, and their voices will not be silenced until justice is done in the land.

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The Compromising Heart

Why Compromise Will Hurt Your Heart

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines
the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23
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Compromise. We normally think of it as a good thing. For example, when facing a decision that involves both spouses in a marriage, we consider how that decision will affect each person in the relationship. We work toward a “win-win” situation. We compromise.

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When struggling to find a solution for a workplace conflict, we strive to find one that benefits all parties involved. We discuss, weigh the pros and cons, and determine what is best for the group as a whole. We compromise.

When our child’s bedtime is 8:00 but he wants to stay up until 9:00, we allow him to stay up until 8:30pm. To show our goodwill as a parent, we compromise.

But compromise can be a liability when it comes to deciding between right and wrong. For instance, you may be tempted to “borrow” a few paper clips from work for your personal use at home.  You do so, compromising your moral integrity while rationalizing that it’s only a few paperclips. Your company won’t cave financially if you take them.

But you will cave spiritually.

Why? Because you compromised. And your heart knows it!

You see, God made us with an inner knowing regarding what is right and what is wrong.  This knowing is sometimes called natural law.

Several years ago, I heard a missionary give a talk about the remote tribe to which God sent her to preach the Gospel. The tribe had never heard of Jesus Christ. They had never heard of the Bible. They had never heard of the Ten Commandments. Yet, when the missionary asked them to tell her about their culture, they said things like the following:  We do not steal from one another. We do not lie to one another. We do not kill one another.

How did this remote tribe of people know that such actions were wrong? Simple. The law of God was written on their hearts.

As much as we may try to deny it, in the depths of our hearts we know what is right and what is wrong. We know it is wrong to steal. We know it is wrong to lie. We know it is wrong to murder.

You may say, “I don’t steal; I don’t lie; I don’t murder.”  But do you tell “a little white lie”?  Do you take a few paper clips from work because, after all, it won’t make a difference?  Do you gossip about your neighbor? Gossip is a form of murder, you know.

So, why do we compromise? I think there is one main reason: the fear of man. We are afraid to stand up for what is right because we are afraid of what others may think.  We are more afraid of what man thinks than of what God thinks.

Brothers and sisters, this should not be!

I issue you a loving challenge today:  Be courageous in the face of evil.  Do not give in to the temptation to save your own skin.  Remember that you are a follower of Christ.  And a follower of Christ, if need be, will follow Him into suffering and persecution in order to remain faithful to Him.

If you have been compromising, repent.  Then determine in your heart that you will never compromise again. 

Making this decision will be very good for your heart!

 

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