Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you.
How would you respond in these situations?
1. A preacher and his wife are very, very poor. They already have 14 kids. Now she finds out she's pregnant with the 15Th. They're living in tremendous poverty. Considering their poverty and the excessive world population, would you consider recommending she get an abortion?
2. The father is sick with sniffles, and the mother has TB. Of their four children, the first is blind, the second has died, the third is deaf, the fourth has TB. She finds she's pregnant again. Given this extreme situation, would you consider recommending abortion?
3. A white man raped a 13-year-old black girl and she's now pregnant. If you were her parents would you consider recommending abortion?
4. A teenage girl is pregnant. She's not married. Her fiance` is not the father of the baby, and her fiance` is upset. Would you recommend abortion?
If you said yes...
In the first case, you would have killed John Wesley, one of the great evangelists in the 19Th century.
In the second case, you would have killed Beethoven.
In the third case, you would have killed Ethel Waters, the great black gospel singer.
If you said yes to the fourth case, you would have declared the murder of JESUS CHRIST!
GOD is the author of life, and HE has given every single individual supreme value. Each life, whether inside or outside the womb, should therefore be valued by us. GOD knows the plans HE has for each individual and no one has the right to take that away.
When we presume to know better than GOD who should be given life, we are putting ourselves in the place of GOD and are guilty of idolatry.
Psalms 127:3 says... Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is HIS reward.
Psalm 139:13-16 says...For YOU have formed my inward parts; YOU have covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise YOU, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are YOUR works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from YOU, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. YOUR EYES saw my substance, being yet unformed.
Luke 1:44-45 says...Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the HOLY SPIRIT. Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of you womb! But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my LORD should come to me? For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the LORD."
John the baptist inside his mother's womb leaped for joy at the presence of JESUS inside HIS mother's womb. Babies are human from conception, though others would disagree, it does not matter, GOD has spoken the TRUTH and nothing can change that!
Abortion is a tool used by the enemy to kill human kind. John 10:10" says...The thief (satan) does not come except to steal, and to kill , and to destroy.
John 8:44 says..."You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it."
If you find yourself in a place where abortion seems to be the only option, remember the devil is a liar, GOD has another plan for you and your child. Adoption is another option that would allow the child life, and bless a family who is struggling to bear children. My husband and I struggled for seven years with multiple miscarriages. We prayed to GOD to fill our home with children and HE did. We have two beautiful adopted children that are happy and healthy. Praise GOD that their birth-mom's decided to give them life even through their hardships.
Maybe you already have had an abortion and feel that there is no way to remove the guilt you feel inside. Guilt is a good thing! It is our conscience telling us that we need to turn away from our transgression against GOD. The Ten Commandments allow our conscience to feel guilt and ultimately want to turn from our sin, and propel us toward the SAVING GRACE of JESUS!
Abortion is a sin, because it is murder! Worshipping other gods and idols, misusing GOD'S name, not keeping the Sabbath, adultery ( which covers all sexual sin), stealing, lying, and coveting are sin too. We sin (commit crimes against GOD) and GOD being pure can not tolerate sin. ( HE can not even be around it)
When we sin we are storing up wrath for ourselves on the day of judgment, but 2 Peter 3:9 says...The LORD is not slack concerning HIS promises as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
JESUS said in John 14:6...JESUS said to him,"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the FATHER except through me.
Romans 5:8 says...But GOD demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, CHRIST died for us.
Why did HE have to die for us? We broke the Law, ( Ten Commandments) and JESUS came to pay our fine and taking our punishment upon HIMSELF. In order for you to partake in the Ultimate Pardon ( the eternal separation from GOD in the Lake of Fire), you must turn from your sin, confess to GOD what you have done ( sexual sin, abortion...) and ask GOD to forgive you. Acts 2:21 says...And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.
How about it dear one's, do you need healing from being bruised and battered by sin? Repent today! 2 Corinthians 6:2 says...For HE says: "In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you. Behold, now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation. GOD is not a life taker, HE is a life giver, so REPENT TODAY!