The 700 Club
Abortion is definitely wrong. It is the taking of a human life. It is
my feeling that abortion is tantamount to murder. We read in the Psalms that God
fashions us while we are in our mothers' wombs (see Psalms 139:13). We also read
of a prophet named Jeremiah who was called by God before he was born (see Jeremiah
The apostle Paul believed that he was called to serve God from his mother's
womb (see Galatians 1:15). We are told that John the Baptist leaped in his mother's
womb when the voice of Mary, the mother of the Lord, was heard (see Luke 1:44).
Obviously children in the womb have spiritual identity.
From a biological standpoint,
there is absolutely no basis for believing that human life begins at any time
other than conception. From the moment of conception there is a progression of
development that continues through adulthood. The flow of life never stops. It
is a continuing process. Abortionists claim that a person becomes fully human
at the moment of birth, but a five- or six-month fetus may be delivered by Caesarean
section and have its life maintained outside the womb.
Abortion is terribly
wrong. God condemned the Israelites who were offering their children as sacrifices
to the heathen god Molech. Such children were burned up in the fires of sacrifice
(see Leviticus 20:2). But we are offering our children to a god of pleasure and
sensuality and convenience. By doing so we are saying that human beings are not
worth anything. This is a terrible sin and a blot on our society.
is not more specific on the matter of abortion because such a practice would have
been unthinkable to the people of God. For instance, when Israel was in Egypt,
a cruel Pharaoh forced the Israelites to kill their newborn babies. In the Bible
this was looked upon as the height of cruel oppression.
The thought that
the Hebrews would kill their own children would have been anathema to them. All
through the Old Testament, women yearned for children. Children were considered
a gift from God. Women prayed not to be barren. How could a righteous woman have
turned against her own children to destroy them?
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
said she fears for America because the women of America are killing their own
babies. She believes society is doomed when women become so heartless that they
will kill their own young. Abortion is not only unthinkable, it is also the height
of pagan barbarity.
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