The Woeful Curse of Abortion
“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:”
Matthew 5:21 (KJV)
It is a fact that every 30 seconds, one abortion takes place somewhere in the United States. It is estimated that at least 2,899 abortions take place per day in the US with just over 1 million within a year. Since Congress made it legal for women to have abortions in 1973, we have seen abortion rates rise into the millions across the country. However, in the past two years we have seen these rates drop by the thousands likely due to the incessant voice of Bible-believing Christians standing up for the what the Bible says is wrong. However, even with abortion rates dropping gradually, there is still debate between the secular and Christian communities on whether abortion is considered murder or whether it is simply a “woman’s right.” Unfortunately, Satan has deceived many women into believing the latter, and that they are in fact doing the “best thing” for their unborn children. Today, we will see what the Bible has to say on this very heated subject, and we will examine why this issue has become so prevalent in our society.
Little Children are Precious to Jesus
13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
Mark 10:13-16 (KJV)
In this passage of Scripture, we see that Jesus is teaching and preaching amongst the crowds and that the disciples are right by Jesus’ side, listening to His every word. Apparently, many of the adults that were present in the crowd brought their children with them to hear Jesus preach. The Bible says “they brought young children to him, that he should touch them:” The people were actually bringing their children to Jesus so that He could lay hands on them and bless them. But–they had to get through the disciples first. Verse 13 tells us that the disciples got agitated with the people who brought the children and “rebuked those that brought them.” We learn in verse 14 that Jesus did not get agitated with the children and their parents but rather with His disciples, “But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased…”. Jesus was disappointed in the disciples for rebuking the children that were coming to see Him. In the latter half of verse 15, Jesus tells his disciples why they ought not to rebuked little children, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” Jesus said that the little children were the kingdom of God. Once again, Jesus tells us why he made that assertion in verse 15, “Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” Little children soak up everything like a sponge. They receive anything they hear. Likewise, Jesus is saying that these little children will soak up the Gospel and be saved at an early age, and therefore inherit eternal life at an early age. Since adults usually carry much more baggage than a child, it is harder for them to be saved. In order for them to be saved, they must put their mindset as if they were a child, and that is the only way they will be able to be saved. So you’re asking, “What in the world does this have to with abortion?”
Each time one baby’s life is taken, we also take away from them the opportunity to receive the Gospel and surrender to God’s Will for their life one day;we humans are so selfish enough to rebuke the children that are living inside of the womb. I believe that some of what would’ve been the world’s greatest preachers have already been deprived of the abundant life they would’ve had in Christ Jesus had they just come out of the womb!
The only good part about this is that these little children are safe in Christ Jesus, and are dwelling in their home in Heaven, waiting for God’s judgment upon our nation for allowing this open rebuke of the Kingdom of God to go on for over four decades. Woe be unto you, America, for allowing this wicked thing to continue for so long!
This is Not the First Time a Mass Killing of Little Children has Occurred
We can certainly see from the Bible that this is not the first time mankind has rebelled against God, and slain hundreds of thousands of little children. In fact, just after the birth of our Lord and Saviour we saw one of the most massive murder operations of ancient times, and sadly hundreds of thousands of Israelite children were the victims.
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.
17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,
18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
Matthew 2:16-18 (KJV)
We can see right here in this passage of Scripture, that Herod ordered the murder of all the children that were in Bethelem, who were two years old and under. This would include little babies, perhaps even newborns, that were living in the town of Bethlehem. The Bible never tells us how many children were killed during this holocaust, but I am sure that hundreds of thousands were among the dead. The only difference in this murder was that it was prophesied. Let’s take a look at verse 17, “Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet,”. This event was prophesied back in Jeremiah, some 600 years before Jesus’ birth. Let’s take a look at what Jeremiah prophesies about this murder:
(Jeremiah 31:15) Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
(Jeremiah 31:16) Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.
(Jeremiah 31:17) And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border.
Jeremiah 31:15-17 (KJV)
In verse fifteen, we see that Jeremiah prophesies that Rachel will weep for her children, and her children will not be there to comfort her, because they are dead. However, notice what Jeremiah prophesies in verses 16-17: “…Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD, and they shall come again from the land of the enemy. And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border.” Basically, Jeremiah is saying that Rachel will one day see her children again, first in Heaven, and second in the New Heavens and the New Earth that the Lord GOD will establish after this Earth has passed away.
My point is that America will not get away with this mass murder of children, nor will the women who make that choice to take an innocent life out of the selfishness of their own heart, “For the imagination of man’s heart [is] evil from his youth…” God will judge America for their willingness to allow this horrid act to continue.
Murder is Murder
“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:”
Matthew 5:21 (KJV)
We have clearly seen through the preceding verses that rebuking little children, and much more killing them IS murder. There is no gray area between murder and abortion. Abortion and murder are synonymous; abortion IS murder.
Even Atheists Agree that a Ball of Cells is Life
In basic high school biology, we learn that when the sperm and the ovum meet, the ovum becomes a fertilized diploid (2n) cell called a zygote. Once that zygote forms, we are told by science that life has started. Eventually, this zygote continues to divide into even more cells that will eventually divide and differentiate to make the human body. Many of the scientists in this field do not believe in God or are agnostics to Christianity, yet, they acknowledge through science that the zygote is the start of life in a human being. My point is, that as Christians, we believe that a ball of cells is life, not just because science proves it, but because the Bible says it. Let’s take a look at Psalms 139:15
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, [and] curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
In this verse, David says that “my substance was not hid from thee.” When this blessed process of conception occurs, God knows and sees every process that is involved in making a human being, from start to finish. God took joy when He made the first man and still takes joy every time a descendant of that first man (Adam) is created. God takes joy in creation.
David goes on to say that “when I was made in secret”. Here, David is talking about his mother’s womb. Of course, nobody but God can see what goes on in the early stage of development inside the mother’s womb. Even a man-made invention like an ultrasound can only allow for a snippet of this blessed process of creation. Basically, David acknowledges that God sees everything, including the creation of each and every human being on this earth.
David says in the latter part of this verse, “[and] curiosly wrought in the lowest parts of the earth”. David recognizes that the process of creation is almost mysterious and cannot be understood in its entirety, despite the attempts of modern science to investigate what goes on during those precious nine months.
My point in all of this is:
God sees everything. He sees when life is created. He sees when life is destroyed willingly by a selfish mother who takes upon herself to deny that baby the right to live, where that baby can one day receive the Gospel and become a preacher unto all nations. Every time a baby dies, God sees it.
Let’s be Clear: You Will Not Get Away with Murder
We have seen that both the Bible and science confirm that a zygote is the start of life and that anything after the zygote is part of the blessed process of creating a human being. Once again, the statistics are horrifying: nearly 3,000 precious babies being ushered into eternity prematurely because of their selfish mothers, who are driven by the devil and Satan, who says that such a mass killing of little children is okay. Jesus loves little children. He says that throughout all the Gospels. He loves little children, and He surely doesn’t want to see them killed.
One thing I want to make clear to all mothers out there who are about to or have made the choice to murder their sons or daugthers: God sees everything. The Bible says that “For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.”This is not the police or some man-made law you are dealing with. You are dealing with an omniscient, omnipresent, all-knowing, all-powerful God who will “judge the quick and the dead.” The Bible says that “whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment.” When you make that choice to take an innocent life because of the selfishness of your own heart, God sees it, and you will be in danger of the judgment. However, there is hope for you. God, although he is righteous and holy, is also a merciful and a loving God.
Abortion is a Forgivable Sin
Yes, we recognize that abortion is a sin. We also recognize from Proverbs that “shedding inccoent blood” is listed as one of the six things that the Lord hates. However, we also recognize that “the LORD thy God is a merciful God.” There were several instances where murderers and liars were converted and then were used mightily for the Kingdom of God.
Jesus died on an old rugged cross to pay not only for the sin abortion, but for a multitude of other sins as well. All you have to do, is make the choice to accept Him. In order to that, you must follow these nine steps:
First, you must understand that God loves sinners. John 3:16 reads, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God loves you and he does not want you to perish, He wants you to have everlasting life in His Glorious Kingdom.
Second, you must understand that no one is worthy. Without the saving blood of Jesus Christ, no one is worthy to be called “righteous”. Romans 3:10 reads, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”
Third, you must understand that all have sinned. We are all born with a sinful nature because of the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden. All of us have sinned against God. This also means that all of us need salvation. Romans 3:23 reads, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
Fourth, you must understand that the penalty of sin is death in Hell. If you do not accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior from your sins, you have a future in Hell. Romans 6:23 reads, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God iseternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Salvation is a gift and if we accept it, we’ll have eternal life in Heaven, not in Hell.
Fifth, you must understand that Jesus died for all. Romans 5:8 reads, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” While we were still sinners in a dark and cruel world, Christ died for all of us because He loved us. The punishments for sin reflect God’s just and holy judgment, whereas His gift of salvation commends his love for us.
Sixth, you must understand that Jesus is the only Way to Heaven. Acts 4:12 reads, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Jesus himself says in John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” The only way to Heaven and having a personal relationship with the One who created you is through Christ Jesus.
Seventh, you must understand that God wants you to know for sure that you’re saved. 1 John 5:13 reads, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
Eighth, you must confess and believe in order to be truly saved. The Bible says in Romans 10:9-10, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead: thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Finally, call on Jesus to be saved! Romans 10:13 reads, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Once you’ve confessed in your mouth and believed in your heart, you’re saved forever! Praise God!