With the upcoming March for Life next week, we find this important to share today and hold sacred the sanctity of life and continue fighting for the lives of the unborn. What does scripture say about this? I came across a very fine article by Katie Stewart and encourage our readers to go there and read it. Exerpt below and some accomanying videos.
“Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of The Judgment” (Matthew 5:21)
In any war, inhumanities become the norm instead of the exception. When humanity wars against itself, many innocents of the young and old pay the ultimate price for the sins of others. “They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood” (Psalm 94:21). What we have before us, with the inhumanity of war against the unborn, is abortion “on demand”. But the loss of infant life can also happen from sheer necessity.
There are abortions, that are, in the strictest sense of the letter of God’s own Law, true abortions, but that sadly must take place in order to save the lives of the mothers. These abortions are the casualties of pure necessity– not of mere desire. By the legal letter of man’s law, an abortion ends life– nothing more. But by the Spirit of God’s Law, abortion doesn’t just take life. It gives life to the mother of the infant whose life was conceived in her womb.
“Not of the letter [in this “interposed” case, the letter of the human law of the land], but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth Life” (2Corinthians 3:6). These necessary abortions are the result of unusually difficult and/or varied medical situations in which there are literally no other choices. The concern of this article is NOT with abortions which occur because of the complete lack of other alternatives. What this article takes “issue” with, are abortions, which, in the general usage and practice of our modern age, i.e., “on demand”, do take place even though there ARE choices and alternatives.
These are legal abortions, but only by the letter of an evil law, “for the letter killeth” (3:6). “The Earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the Laws, changed the Ordinance, broken the Everlasting Covenant” (Isaiah 24:5).
Tempers rage on the “issue” of abortion, but there are no solutions treasured in the egos of human opinion. “The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace” (Isaiah 59:8). All that modern man medically knows, and yet, “thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest NOT the works of God Who maketh all“ (Ecclesiastes 11:5).
Rights are certainly violated, but whose rights are we really talking about, and why? We shouldn’t look at abortion as just an “issue” that “Pro Choice” and “Pro Life” argue over. Look at abortion the way the Judge of All the Earth (Genesis 18:25) does. “What saith the Scripture?” (Romans 4:3). Only then can we understand that this emotional and traumatic act of despair, anger, and denial upon the unborn, is in reality, a willful act of transgression against many.
- Abortion is, first and foremost, a sin against God and His Perfect Law, “thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13). The opposite of “giving” life is “taking” life, or in stronger words, “killing” life. The only One with the ability to “give” life is the LORD Creator of Heaven and Earth. “Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, ALL POWER IS GIVEN unto ME in Heaven and in Earth” (Matthew 28:18). The LORD Jesus Christ is the “Faithful Creator” (1Peter 4:19). “All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was Life; and the Life was the Light of men” (John 1:3-4). Therefore, He is the only deserving One to “take” life. Jesus said, “I lay down My Life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again” (John 10:17-18).
- Abortion is a sin against ourselves, “in those things whereof ye are now ashamed… for the end of those things is death” (Romans 6:21). Sin destroys our whole being, from that “which is outward in the flesh” (Romans 2:28) to the heart-core of our “inner man” (Ephesians 3:16)— our eternal soul. “But he that sinneth against Me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate Me love death” (Proverbs 8:36).
- Abortion is a sin against another human being. “If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him” (1Samuel 2:25). But abortion is not a sin against just any human being– it’s the ultimate sin against ultimate innocence. “Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths” (Isaiah 59:7). Abortion, as it is commonly used, is murder. “Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required” (Genesis 42:22).
- And abortion is a sin against society. “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).
Note: To the many who have been agents in the promotion of, performing of, or receiving of abortions, there is hope for those seeking “space to repent“ (Revelation 2:21), and seeing their infants again. Agreeing with God that abortion is murder, i.e., “thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13), is a first step towards the merciful healing found only in a Full Pardon —New Window.
- “Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Thy sight: that Thou mightest be justified when Thou speakest, and be clear when Thou judgest” (Psalm 51:2-4).
- “Let God be True, but every man a liar; as it is written, That Thou mightest be justified in Thy Sayings” (Romans 3:4).
- “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy” (Proverbs 28:13).
- “I have sinned against the LORD… The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die” (2Samuel 12:13).
- “I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah” (Psalm 32:5).
- “So shalt thou put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD“ (Deuteronomy 21:9).
- “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice” (Psalm 51:7-8).