As you can tell from the image and the title this study is going to look at the issue of Abortion. If you have not looked at the film associated with this sign please look at it. It does not show graphic images of dead babies. All of us who have seen those images should certainly see why the people who made this film believe that we as a culture have been to insensitive to what is really going on, it is murder and it needs to be called murder.
If you look at some of the issues present in the history of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion (murder). It was the time of the feminist movement, and one idea that was prevalent at that time was, it was unfair for women who were competing for promotions up the corporate ladder, it was unfair for them, because men do not get pregnant and have to take time off from work. A women should have the right to abortion so the playing field would be more even. In other words, let's agree that women should murder their babies if they feel it would be a hindrance to their advancement or for her personal convenience. You look at that and you think what in the world were we thinking.
Well, this issue along with homosexuality, has become issues that we can't talk about. No one wants to talk about abortion. Christians are labeled as intolerant if we say that God's Word states that murder is a sin and that homosexuality is an abomination, like all sins, not covered by the blood of Christ, grant you access to hell.
Let's look at the Word of God:
Behold, the children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward
So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. And he went into her, and the LORD gave her conception, and she bore a son. Ruth 4:13
And Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren. And the LORD granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived. Genesis 25:21
For the LORD had closed all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.
And Sarai said to Abram behold now, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children...
But to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the LORD had closed her womb. And her rival used to provoke her grievously to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb.
1 Samuel 1:4-5
When you send forth your Spirit, they are created and you renew the face of the ground.
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. Jeremiah 1:5
Your hands fashioned and made me, and now you have destroyed me altogether. Job 10:8
The Spirit of God has made me and the breath of the Almighty gives me life. Job 33:4
The Word of God is clear. God gives conception, you get pregnant because God allows you too, God knows each baby in the womb. A man and a woman in a sexual relation do not create a spirit or a soul, it's a physical act, God must make the spirit/soul.
The sixth commandment states you shall not murder. One of the reason for that command is because every human being is created in the image of God, including a baby in it's mother's womb.
Since 1973 and the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision there have been 35 million babies murdered in this nation. That breaks down to 3,300+ abortions per day, 137+ per hour, about one every thirty seconds.
The number of children aborted each year nearly equals the number of American deaths in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf combined.
Statistics from the National Right to Life Fund shows that black women made up 13.7% of the U.S. population of women of child-bearing age in 2000 but accounted for 31.7% off all abortions performed that year in America.
What is my purpose of presenting this on a Bible study page. Because the purpose of our Bible study is to know God, to study and learn his character. This is his character.
Keep far from a a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked. Exodus 23:7
So you shall purge the guilt of innocent blood from your midst, when you do what is right in the sight of the LORD. Deuteronomy 21:9
Many people say that God is going to judge America. He will just as he will judge every human being not just America. I have read that abortion is much higher in other nations, and that is tragic.
America has been blessed by God, it has by God's grace been raised up to be the most powerful nation, the richest nation, this nation has helped rebuilt other nations and from it the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ has gone forth and the Glory of God has been displayed in the conversion of countless people all over the world. Yet, like Israel of old, America has become complacency from ease, it thinks it has brought all this greatness by it's own, and God has nothing to do with it. It has turned it's back on God, and when you turn your back on God, he turns his face of favor from you. I spoke about the character of God before, and we see another aspect of our Lord's character and that is his longsuffering. Even as he judges he extents opportunity to repent and receive grace. God's hand of judgment is raised against this nation and against all the nations as well. America has been busy murdering babies since 1973, it has made laws to attempt to curtail God, laws against prayer, laws for abortion and homosexuality.
And it seems to me that God in displaying our guilt so he can judge us, increases our guilt before him, by electing a president who is a advocate for abortion and homosexuality, you are a nation that condones killing babies and you are for the gay lifestyle, you now have the kind of leader you are becoming.e.
It is a time for pleading to God. We need to stop killing babies, we need to pray, to stand outside abortion clinics and say stop the murder, we can not just go through our days conducting business as normal, as in the days of Noah, just before the flood came. LORD God intervene and help us, we have lost our way and we need your loving grace to help us. As Deuteronomy 21:9 states when we do what is right in the sight of the LORD, we can purge the guilt of innocent blood from our midst. Stop killing babies!!