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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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