January 22, 2013. Today marks 40 years since Roe v. Wade and the legalization of abortion. I grieve for the murder of millions of babies since that moment in history. I also grieve for the potential parents who will always carry the scars left by the act of abortion. No matter what the parents or doctors or others may say abortion not only steals the lives of those who cannot defend themselves it also leaves terrible scars on the souls of the parents of those children who have lost their lives to the silent holocaust that is abortion.
Scripture is very clear regarding the issue of abortion:
“When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe” (Exodus 21:22-25, ESV).
“The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Say to the people of Israel, Any one of the people of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones. I myself will set my face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given one of his children to Molech, to make my sanctuary unclean and to profane my holy name. And if the people of the land do at all close their eyes to that man when he gives one of his children to Molech, and do not put him to death, then I will set my face against that man and against his clan and will cut them off from among their people, him and all who follow him in whoring after Molech” (Leviticus 20:1-5, ESV).
“And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. ‘Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image'” (Genesis 9:5-6, ESV).
“‘Cursed be anyone who takes a bribe to shed innocent blood.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen'” (Deuteronomy 27:25, ESV).
“At that time Menahem sacked Tiphsah and all who were in it and its territory from Tirzah on, because they did not open it to him. Therefore he sacked it, and he ripped open all the women in it who were pregnant. In the thirty-ninth year of Azariah king of Judah, Menahem the son of Gadi began to reign over Israel, and he reigned ten years in Samaria. And he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. He did not depart all his days from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin” (2 Kings 15:15-18, ESV).
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them” (Psalm 139:13-16, ESV).
“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers” (Proverbs 6:16-19, ESV).
Scripture is also very clear that God will hold every person responsible for their actions; this includes inaction.
“If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die for his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul” (Ezekiel 3:18-19, ESV).
Why did Roe v. Wade happen? When did Americans start believing that it is okay to violate the rights of one person in order to uphold the rights of another? The Founding Fathers stated in the Declaration of Independence that they “[held] these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Edmund Burke (1729-1797), an Irish member of the British Parliament and a strong supporter of the American Revolution, has been credited as having said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” And 40 years ago, on January 22, 1973, evil triumphed because too many people remained silent. We, as Christians, must take a stand for those who cannot speak for themselves. Satan tells us that the weak, the infirm, the disabled, those who are “different,” have no purpose. He whispers in our ears that only the strong can survive, only the strong can overcome, only the strong have value. Satan seeks to destroy the weakest amongst us because he knows that God’s thoughts are not our thoughts and that God often chooses to reveal Himself and His omnipotence by using those whom society has deemed of no worth and incapable of accomplishing anything of value. And why would God choose to do things this way? Because His presence is made all the more glaringly clear in circumstances the world sees as impossible to overcome. His grace is sufficient. His power is made perfect in weakness. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Amen.
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