THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE TRUTH (Truth #8)
We have been looking at the biblical worldview compared to the worldview of those who reject the Bible. Those who reject God’s word have no absolutes. Right and wrong are decided by each individual. This is called postmodernism. It affects all areas of life. One of its consequences today is the right to abortion. They believe that each person can decide if they think a fetus is life or not. If they do not believe it is a human being, they feel they have the right to choose if that fetus should live or not.
Those who promote this want to free women from the burden of unwanted pregnancy and child raising. It will allow people to avoid the consequences of sex. They say it will keep poor families from having too many children, and remove the anxiety and stress from women who do not want a pregnancy or a baby.
The truth is, most of the babies being aborted are African American. Margaret Sanger, who started Planned Parenthood, seemed to have this in mind as she stated in videos of her interviews. Abortion has become a genocide of black babies.
Abortion fails in other ways as well. There are many physical, mental and emotional consequences to destroying a baby before birth. Many studies have proven this, but this is not publicized by the media. The violence and pain done to a fetus as it is aborted is also ignored. In countries where having male babies is preferable to female babies, female fetuses are often aborted. This results in not having enough females for the males. This imbalance has many negative repercussions. In several western nations, there are often not enough new people to sustain the culture. Those who support abortion say that they support a right to choose, but the one most affected, the baby itself, has no say in its future.
In the Old Testament, child sacrifice was often practiced by the Jews and the nations around them (Micah 6:7-8). In fact, it was universally practiced (see Wikipedia article on Child Sacrifice). Satan loves pain, suffering, blood and death. Sacrificing innocent babies and children to the ‘gods’ was, in fact, sacrificing them to Satan and his demons. He was behind the slaughter of the baby boys in Egypt in Moses’ time and the killing of the children in Bethlehem when Jesus was born. He is behind abortion today. Humans are made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-27), and when one is destroyed it is an attack on God Himself. There have been over 63 million legal abortions in the USA since Roe vs. Wade in 1973. That is ten times more than the Jews who died in the Holocaust by Nazi Germany (6 million Jews died in the Holocaust 1933 to 1945). If the Nazis deserved God’s justice, what about those killing babies today?
As Christians, we know the Bible tells us that abortion is murder. Jeremiah 1:4-5 “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.'” Isaiah 49:1b “The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name.” Psalm 139:13-15 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
When the Bible is rejected as God’s truth for us today, then man replaces it with his own ideas and opinions and they are often in conflict with the Bible. Abortion is one among many, but it is perhaps the worst sin mankind is guilty of today.
If God asked you if you were doing all you could to end the murder of unborn babies, what would you say? Is there more you can do? Do you pray regularly against this evil?
What can you do to help and support women who have had an abortion? How can you meet and minister to these women, many of whom struggle alone for the rest of their lives?
cto Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER
Christian Training Organization
(India Outreach, Spiritual Warfare, Family Ministries, Counseling, World View)
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