January 1, 2007
Is God allowing abortion to save eternal lives?
That slippery slope is now a sheer cliff.
Between the two of these links, one informs us that it is thought that 40% of American women have had abortions! Unbelievable!!! Perhaps that explains part of the 'spirit' of the feministic directions things are in these days? And...why there are sooo many unhappy females in this country...and why alcoholism and drug use amongst women has risen so drastically...rivalling the statistics that used to be the realm of men?
Sizemore's article reminds us that that little "blob" in the female's womb has its own (separate) blood ("soul" Lev17:11), heart beat and brain waves...distinct from the mother's
But is abortion a 'blessing in disguise'? Do these little ones go to Heaven when they are barbarically, savagely ripped apart, screaming? That's the whole point of a past VW writing, " Abortion: What's REALLY at Stake?" Whose babies go to Heaven at death? Those who have -believed- "on the Lord Jesus Christ" they and their "household" are saved (Ac16:31) On the other hand, where there is no believing parent Paul informs us that if the Believing spouse leaves the family, that the children "would be unclean", but when the Believer stays in the unequal yoke, the children "are holy". (1Co7:13-14)
Remember the recent study: Who is it who can approach God's holy presence? Who can "come boldly to the throne of grace" (Heb4:16) "He who has clean hands and a pure heart" (Ps24:3-4)
There is an age before which children are not able to "refuse the evil and choose the good". (Is7:15b) So when they die (which they do) what is their fate? David had assurance that his baby would be with God. David was a Believer. Yes, he had sinned, which was why the baby was taken in death, but his sin was "covered" (Ps32:1); it had been "put away" (2Sa12:13) But he was a Believer. Same thing Paul states in Ac16:31 and 1Co7:14.
Young offspring of Believers go to be with God, but those of unbelievers are (according to Paul) "unclean". Anything unclean cannot come before God's presence. "Unclean" is what the sinner is. "But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like a menstruation cloth. And we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. And there is no one who calls upon Your name, who stirs up himself to take hold of You." (Is64:6-7a)
What are the chances of a Believer having an abortion? What are the most-likely percentages of those having abortions being 'unbelievers'?
Thus: How many of those aborted babies are going to God's presence? -THAT- is what's "at stake" regarding abortion. It takes away, forever, from those poor souls, the ability to ever grow to the age to "refuse the evil and choose the good", so that in spite of the unregenerate state of their parents, they might repent before God and receive Jesus in salvation. The decision was made -for- them, unto eternal damnation.
No! Abortion is -NOT- "saving eternal lives"!
And then, Sigh! Gary Bauer's mailing of 12/21/06 included the following. I'll just paste it. It speaks for itself...
As many as 300 women have reported successfully delivering newborn babies only to learn hours later that their child has mysteriously died. In one case, a woman was given three different explanations for the cause of death. Here’s an excerpt from the BBC report:
For as bad as we American's see our own country being, and we tend to think things can't get any worse....apparently it -is- worse in other parts of the world..!!
Jesus loved the little children and said, "let them come to Me" and "of such is the kingdom of Heaven" (Mt19:14) and again... "their angels always see the face of My Father who is in Heaven." (Mt18:10) But do these statements contradict other Scripture? As we continue in the Matthew re-runs, around February we will come to these passages. You can find them beginning at [link] They misapply these kind of passages the same way Jn19:27 was misapplied at JP2's funeral, to say that 'just as John looked to Mary, so did JP2...and so should we' [link] What is the context of the passage, and what is it -really- saying?
Out of curiosity to see what catholic dogma might be about babies who have not been christened, I googled online and found a catholic encyclopedia article [link] "limbus infantium", which opens with the sentence, "The New Testament contains no definite statement of a positive kind regarding the lot of those who die in original sin without being burdened with grievous personal guilt." And then later as they worm their way around the topic they introduce their presentation with expressions about "catholic opinion" and "catholic speculation". And their speculation then recounts a lengthy litany of this person said, that person said (Augustine, Ambrose, Thomas, Anselm, Tertullian,etc,etc), the reformation said, this person disagreed with so-n-so, etc.,etc.blah,blah,blah. Nothing from Scripture. And for all the words they spin, they should stick with their opening sentence, as just quoted here. The NT contains no "positive" statement regarding those who die in "original sin". And we have, in fact, observed Paul's specific "negative" statement.
And to the first reader's closing question...
A lot of people object to the notion that God would allow a mother to see her offspring (even older 'of-age') being "tortured" in the Lake of Fire for their sin, too. They cannot conceive of the notion that a "loving" God is also a "just" God and requires recompense for sin. "..the soul who sins shall die" (Ezk18:4,20) After all, if somebody like the evangelist Luis Palau would refuse to proclaim the realities of "hell" at crusades, because he "doesn't like" to, while claiming to be a "christian", then why should others acknowledge it. But just because sinners "don't like" it, that does not change the reality. It's the same lie the serpent said to Eve, "You shall not die the death" (Gen3:4)
Instead of acknowledging that little tykes were born in sin like the Bible says (Ps51:5) and are rebellious (Pr22:15), they video-tape their tantrums, send them in to shows like AFV and win thousands of $$$, because the world thinks sinful rebellion tantrums are "cute"...and instead of seeing the rebellion and falling on their knees in sorrow, lamentation, mourning and weeping, they think it's the funniest thing and laugh their heads off. The sinner is exhorted to "Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to shame" (Ja4:9) But they are more concerned about maintaining their self-esteem, than facing the reality of their eternal destiny.
The "whole world lies in wickedness" (1Jn5:19) "...there is no one who does good, NO NOT ONE" (Ps14:3b) The expression "no one" includes infants and little tykes. They are NOT "innocent".
I don't know how much clearer it can be, than what Paul says, that the little offspring of unbelievers are "unclean". (1Co7:14)
What a way to have to start the new year, eh! But this is God's Word.