The following statements reflect the apathy of many Americans toward the abortion holocaust:
“I don’t want anything to do with sensitive controversies such as abortion.”
“Abortion is no concern of mine.”
“Frankly, I’d rather not even think about the subject of abortion.”
“I don’t think Christians, preachers, or anyone else for that matter, should meddle in other people’s business: And abortion is a mother’s business.”
“I just don’t want to rock the boat. I know abortion is wrong, but I don’t want to get involved and have rocks thrown at me.”
Such is the indifference of status quo America toward abortion. People in general just don’t care about the murder of millions of helpless, innocent babies before they even have a chance to be born. Or perhaps they just don’t know what they can do about it. Most of us feel powerless in stopping this crime against humanity and sin against God that is prevailing in our nation.
What are your feelings on this “touchy” subject of abortion? Do you care about the destruction of nearly 50 million innocent human lives in America since 1973? Or, are you just another status quo American who is indifferent to the atrocity of abortion – who just doesn’t care about the abortion holocaust? Maybe you have never really given the subject of abortion any serious thought, or maybe you have never considered abortion from the Biblical perspective. In this article, therefore, we will attempt to discuss the subject of abortion from the Biblical perspective, which is the only perspective that God honors. Topics for discussion include the following:
1. When life begins – according to the Bible.
2. What the Bible has to say about abortion, murder, etc.
3. The human rights for the unborn.
4. Abortion as a means of population control.
5. Who is to blame for abortion.
6. Those who “benefit” and those who lose from abortion.
7. Forgiveness for the sin of abortion.
8. What concerned Americans can do about abortion.
9. Some answers to America’s apathy toward abortion.
10. Some abortion statistics
1. When life begins – According to the Bible.
As a science major in college I have extensive coursework in several of the sciences. But you don’t have to be a scientist to know when life begins. The truth is, the beginning of life is a futile topic for the science classroom. All honest educators know that life begins at conception. Anyone who is not trying to defend the cause of abortion will readily admit that life begins at conception. One of my biology professors at Shawnee State University told our class at the outset of the term that everyone in the scientific community knows that life begins at conception. He then continued on without further discussion of the subject, as if to put the subject to rest once and for all. What more needs to be said? This professor was not a Christian or even a pro-life advocate per se. He was just being honest to the well known facts of life.
As we might expect, the Bible also teaches that life begins at conception. Notice the following verses of Scripture:
Luke 1:36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
Elisabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, conceived a son. She didn’t conceive some pre-life tissue or subhuman form, but she conceived a son. Later on (Luke 1:41 & 44) this same child (John the Baptist) leaped for joy in his mother’s womb at the salutation of Mary, the mother of Jesus, when she came to visit Elisabeth. Now, that doesn’t sound like the response of lifeless tissue or of a subhuman form, but that of a real human being who was capable of understanding that Jesus Christ the Lord was near by in the womb of Mary His mother. And John was capable of expressing real human emotions while still inside the womb!
Admittedly John the Baptist was six months old in the womb at this time, but not even a pro-abortion advocate would say that John was suddenly “transformed” into a living human being after six months, but that he must have been alive in the womb prior to this event. Yes, he had been alive for six months! And what does this say for “partial birth abortions”, and any abortions performed after the first trimester (3 months) of pregnancy?
Job 3:3 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.
Job, in his anguish and lament over his miserable condition (please read the first 2 chapters of Job to understand the context), cursed his own birth, and the night in which he was conceived. Here again, Job being a very wise and knowledgeable man, understood that he was a child at conception. He wasn’t just some lifeless tissue or subhuman form, but he was a living man child.
Job 10:11 Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.
Speaking of his development and growth in his mother’s womb, Job identified this developing human life in his mother’s womb as Job himself and not some lifeless tissue or subhuman form.
Job 31:15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
In defense of his integrity toward his servants, Job described both he and his servants as being made and fashioned by God in their mother’s wombs. Living people, and not subhuman, lifeless tissue, were made and fashioned by God in their mother’s wombs.
Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Jeremiah was formed by God in his mother’s belly (or womb). God sanctified him (set him apart) in the womb for salvation and service to God. Not only that, but Jeremiah was ordained by God to be a prophet while he was in the womb. How could subhuman, lifeless tissue be sanctified unto salvation and service to God, and ordained to be a prophet in its mother’s womb? My dear readers, God did these things concerning Jeremiah while Jeremiah was in the womb, and not merely in anticipation of his birth. God knows that children in the womb are living human beings. He is the One who creates them in His own image!
Psalm 139:14-17 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
The passage above describes God’s knowledge and work of forming a child in the womb. God has designed every aspect of our shape, including our genetic makeup. He wrote all our members in a book (that is, our genetic code) before He even formed us in the womb. And then He caused us to grow and develop precisely according to His design.
Romans 9:11-13 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) 12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. 13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
The above passage of Scripture is referring to Jacob and Esau, the two children born to Isaac and Rebecca (Genesis 25:21-26). God later changed Jacob’s name to Israel (Genesis 32:28), whom God used to build His nation Israel. But in this passage the Bible clearly refers to the unborn twins as children, and not as subhuman, lifeless tissue. Jacob was elected (or chosen) of God to be called unto salvation and service while he was in his mother’s womb. Moreover, God loved Jacob and hated Esau while they were yet in the womb, before either had done good or evil. This is difficult for most of us to accept, yet this is what God told us in His Word. We also learn from this passage that unborn children are innocent of any sin or wrong doing, and therefore to take their lives by abortion is to murder innocent children! We will see later what the Bible has to say about murdering the innocent.
Psalms 100:3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
To conclude this point, it is clear from the Bible that life begins at conception. And equally important, no one has the right to abort the work of God, who formed and fashioned that life in its mother’s womb. Who gives life? Who creates life? Who is it that made us in our mother’s womb? “God” is the answer to these questions, therefore no man has the God given right to kill the life that He created in the womb. God allows men to perform their wicked deeds, but please understand that He will bring sinners into judgment in His appointed day.
2. What God’s Word has to say about abortion, murder, etc.
The word “abortion” is not found in the Bible, however the principle of the sanctity of life, as well as the condemnation of all murder, especially the murder of the innocent, are plain Bible teachings. The sixth commandment “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13) is just as much a law against abortion as any other cold blooded murder. We have already established the Biblical fact that children in the womb are living human beings, and therefore the Bible condemns abortion as the murder of innocent children. In addition to the plain commandment of God in Exodus 20:13, we also want to notice the following verses, which condemn the shedding of innocent blood:
Psalms 10:8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.
So-called doctors who kill innocent children in the womb would fit the above description quite well. They lurk, as it were, in secret places in the villages (abortion clinics). They murder the innocent. Their eyes are set against the poor innocent children, whom they murder for profit. Are they not hired, paid killers? Do they not receive a handsome wage for murdering the innocent?
Psalms 10:11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.
This verse goes along with the previous verse. Those who participate in murder of the innocent say in their hearts that God has forgotten what they do, or that He never even saw the evil that they have done. In other words, they know that what they’re doing is morally and ethically a crime against society and a sin against the plain teachings of the Bible, but they don’t think that they will have to answer to God for their sin of abortion! Ah, but how wrong they are!
Psalms 64:5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
This verse also speaks of the evil deeds of the wicked, and their reasoning among themselves to catch and destroy the righteous and innocent blood. Again, these evil ones don’t think that they will be found out, or that they will be required to give an account to God for their sins.
Psalms 94:20-21 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? 21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
Can the “throne of iniquity” have fellowship with the Thrice Holy Throne of God? Human governments can “frame mischief by a law” such as legalizing murder, as in the case of the Roe vs. Wade decision of 1973, which legalized abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. But that certainly doesn’t mean that the court of Heaven is in agreement. In fact, the court of Heaven is in full disagreement with the US Supreme Court on this and other similar wicked decisions that they have made. No, the Throne of Heaven will not have fellowship with the “throne of iniquity”, but when Jesus comes again, if not before, the Throne of Heaven will overthrow all “thrones of iniquity” on this earth. At that time the Throne of Heaven will bring the “thrones of iniquity” into judgment for their unjust and ungodly laws that they have made, especially for those laws which they had framed against the righteous and the innocent (Matthew 25:31-46).
In Psalm 94:21 above, we see that the “throne of iniquity” gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood. Is that not precisely what the Roe vs. Wade and subsequent court decisions have done, which have legalized abortion; or that is, murder of the innocents?
Proverbs 1:11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
This verse speaks about the wicked enticing the righteous to participate in their wicked deeds. The Proverbs go on to warn and advise the righteous not to go with them and to refrain their feet from the path of those wicked persons. Don’t be an accomplice to the crime! Don’t be in anyway associated with those who commit such wicked sins. As we read in Psalm 1:1, don’t walk, stand, or sit with such ungodly sinners. Both passages in Proverbs and Psalms (along with hundreds of other passages of Scripture) speak about the coming judgment of God upon those who commit such things. If we are not in favor of their wicked sin of abortion, then let us not be judged by the Lord because of our association with them.
You’ve heard the old saying: “You can’t ride the fence”. Well, the old saying is true. Either you’re on one side of the fence or the other. You cannot claim neutrality in the matter of abortion. Either we are for it or against it. By “riding the fence”, or claiming neutrality, we are actually casting in our lot (or vote) with the wicked. If the devil can’t get people to join hands with his evil workers, his second choice is for us to do absolutely nothing! Just be indifferent. Just be apathetic toward this great sin of abortion, and the devil is happy. In this way a hand full of immoral infidels can run our country the way they want to without opposition from the “moral majority” of Americans who disagree with their wicked ways. But I ask you, is this imbalance of decision making power what is best for America? No, I assure you it isn’t!!!
3. Human rights for the unborn.
The greatest concern of pro-abortion advocates is the rights of the mother. But shouldn’t the main concern be the rights of the unborn children? Statistics show that only 2 percent of all abortions in America are performed because of rape or incest (see the attached statistical information). Therefore, most abortions are performed because of the selfish interests of the mothers (and/or the fathers) of the unborn children, who just don’t want to be burdened with the responsibility of their children. Thus, legalized abortion (murder) has aided and condoned irresponsibility among our nation’s youth, who comprise the largest percent of women having abortions in America. What is our government teaching our youth by legalizing abortion? It is teaching them to shirk their most important, most solemn, most valuable, and most precious responsibilities and privileges that they will ever have in this life – by killing them! What kind of government would set such a precedent for its young people to follow? And at whose expense? The babies’, the mothers’, the nation’s as a whole? Having said all of this, is it really the right of the mother to kill her unborn child in order to shirk her God given moral responsibilities to the human life that she conceived of her own volition? If this is indeed her right, then is it also her right to kill the child after it is born? If not, why not? What is the difference?
We should interject here that many abortions are strongly influenced by so-called “counselors”, whether they be sponsored by government agencies or private organizations, who are paid to convince young mothers that aborting their children is the best “choice” for everyone involved. And who is it best for? The mother? Polls suggest that 78 percent of women who have abortions suffer from trauma and guilt after aborting their babies. I dare say that if the truth were known the percent of guilt-ridden mothers is even higher than that! Is abortion best for the father? Any scoundrel that would encourage the mother of his child to abort his child, is not worthy of consideration. Is abortion best for the baby??? Sad to say, these “counselors” get paid (and some of them with your tax dollars) for advising mother’s to murder their babies!
Do unborn children have rights? If not, why not? I believe I know the answer. Unborn children can’t talk. They can’t fight for themselves. They can’t take up their case in court. They have no worthy earthly advocate to defend them. They have no worthy judge in this country to defend their right to live. The decision was made by the “throne of iniquity” to give mothers power over their unborn children’s lives, whether to murder them or to let them live.
What is worse, this decision of the mother is not required to be based on moral reasons, but most often it is based on selfish reasons, as we’ve already seen. Perhaps she doesn’t want to be tied down to a baby because she wants to enjoy her life. Perhaps she is just too lazy or irresponsible to care for a child. It may be that she wants to further her education or her career. Some expecting mothers may not want to put their bodies through all the pain of child birth, or the undesirable changes that pregnancy may cause to their vain beauty. Perhaps the husband or boyfriend doesn’t want the child, or she just doesn’t want to raise her child as a single parent. Maybe prenatal testing of the baby has shown that the child might be deformed, or Down syndrome, or to have some other handicap. They apparently assume that God made a mistake in making their child, and therefore they have the right to kill it. But do they really? No, they don’t! Then of course there is the big excuse that is often used for having an abortion, namely, the mother can’t afford the child.
No doubt there might be a hundred excuses that a mother might use for having an abortion, but most of these are not moral reasons, and therefore they certainly are not just grounds to kill a child. And, I might ask you, are the so-called moral reasons good enough reasons in God’s eyes to justify taking a life? I don’t believe the Bible teaches that rape or incest are good enough grounds to kill an unborn child. If that same child was allowed to be born and then the mother had a change of heart, would it be right for her to kill the child after it was born? I hope you answered “NO”!
What does the unborn child have to say about all of this? Absolutely nothing! They can’t talk. They can’t be the “squeaky wheel that gets the oil”. They just lie there silent and alone, awaiting their mother’s decision whether or not to turn them over to the executioner. You might think I sound too hard. But the truth is, all of us together can’t be hard enough! “Oh preacher, you should just let the mother kill her baby in peace. You might hurt the poor girl’s feelings, or cause scars in her life that may never mend.” By all means, blame the preacher! But as we’ve already seen, if she goes ahead with the abortion, she is certain to have scars on her soul that will never heal. And what about the baby? What about its rights? What about its feelings? Yes, believe it or not, unborn babies have feelings too. They feel the pain when they are ground up like meat in a meat grinder, or dissolved with powerful chemicals, or sucked out of their place of refuge by a vacuum execution device. Don’t tell me that unborn babies don’t feel the pain of abortion, they just don’t live to tell about it (or will they)! There is documented proof that unborn children experience the pain of abortion, just like any other human being feels the pain when they are brutally murdered.
4. Abortion as a means of population control.
In the Bible book of Exodus the nation of Israel was in bondage in Egypt for over 400 years. (See Exodus # 1). During that time Pharaoh, king of Egypt, passed a law ordering the Hebrew midwives to kill all of the male Jewish babies as soon as they were born. This was done in order to control the Jewish population to keep them from becoming greater than the Egyptians. That horrendous crime committed by Egypt was not much different from that of abortion in America!
Having spent considerable time on secular college campuses, I know for a fact that abortion in America is viewed by many of the “intellectual elite” as an effective means of population control. Don’t think for a moment that population control is not a high priority among the “intellectual elite” as well as for the great political machine of America. My dear readers, abortion is viewed by many powerful people, people who have a prominent influence in the decision making of our nation, as an effective mechanism to control not only the population in America, but specifically to control the unwanted, socioeconomic “riffraff” in our society. As they see it, if these children are allowed to be born they will be an economic drain and burden to the American people because they presumably will be unproductive, non-contributors to society. Therefore, by aborting these children not only is the population controlled, but unwanted “social outcasts” and “economic burdens,” as it were, are also controlled. This kind of mentality is absurd, since many prominent Americans among the economic, intellectual, and political “elite” are known to have their roots in poverty. Furthermore, this philosophy is very close akin to neo-Nazism, which advocates building a super Caucasian race of non-Semitic descent; only this new neo-Nazism replaces genocide with infanticide!
No doubt population control is a major reason why there is not a greater outrage among the prominent “intellectual elite” of America, as well as from within the political machine of America to stop the abortion holocaust. Neither of these groups as a whole are concerned with individual lives or human rights (mother’s, child’s, or anyone’s), but only in controlling the socioeconomic future of America. These groups are not concerned with morality and ethics, or love and compassion, but with hard cold numbers, statistical projections, social and political stratagem, and so on. These have no concern for either side of the abortion debate per se, but their reasoning is far more toxic and malignant than even that of the left wing liberals. They only use the liberal faction and platform of America to accomplish an even more brutal design than even the liberals have in mind. Perhaps I sound a little paranoid or fanciful, but the Bible teaches us that “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12).
5. Who is to blame for abortion.
The answer to “who is the blame” may seem obvious. However, we will list some of those whom we believe are to blame for the abortion holocaust in America. There no doubt are other culprits that could be named here, but for the sake of space we will limit these to nine that come to mind.
Supreme court judges, the congress and senate, the office of president, as well as state and local governments, all are to blame for abortion.
Supreme Court decisions made the abortion holocaust legal in America. If it were not for these decisions, most abortions would not have taken place. Take time to compare abortion statistics prior to 1973 with those after 1973. There is an astronomical increase in abortions after 1973, which was the year of the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision. Of course there would still have been a small fraction of illegal abortions, but these would have been insignificant in number compared to the many, many millions of abortions in the USA since 1973.
Not only this, but many government agencies, whether state or local, are involved in procuring abortions and even financing abortions, especially among America’s youth. They “counsel” young mothers and advise them to have abortions. I know this to be true as they tried this on my wife when she was expecting with one of our children. After my wife told one of these “counselors” about the judgment of God upon those who are accomplices to murder, my wife never saw the woman at the clinic again! Hopefully she was convicted by the Lord, and got out of that line of work for good.
Among those who provide such counsel and assistance in promoting the abortion holocaust, are the public schools. Many abortions have been recommended to young girls by public school officials and personnel (including counselors and school nurses), even without the knowledge of the underage mother’s parents.
2) Christians, preachers, and churches.
Surprised? The moral base of society in the United States for the most part has sat idly by (or sound asleep) while the devil and his servants have sown the evil seed of abortion among the inhabitants of our great nation. Over-all we have not stood up against abortion. We have not defended the rights of the unborn. We have not lobbied for the rights of the unborn children in America. Most of us have done nothing or very little to thwart this evil work of Satan. Perhaps the worst charge against Christianity, is not preaching the gospel to all men like we are commanded to do. The gospel not only has healing power for the souls of men, but it also has preserving power to society where it is faithfully preached. Christians are too self-absorbed today to be troubled with sharing the gospel with our lost sinner friends, neighbors and loved ones in this lost and dying, sinful world.
3) Organizations that sponsor, promote, or perform abortions.
Planned Parenthood is probably the number one culprit in promoting and performing abortions in the USA. They are not the only secular organization involved in the abortion holocaust, but they are at the top of the list. I would not want to be associated with this or similar organizations when Jesus Christ comes again to judge the world!
We are aware that Planned Parenthood solicits abortions through their literature and other propaganda. They also “counsel” expecting mothers to abort their children, as well as perform the actual abortions in their so-called “clinics” or death chambers. Not only that, but Planned Parenthood also sponsors and supports homosexual agendas and other immoral, devious, and sinful activities in America.
4) Doctors and lawyers.
These two groups of professional people are looked up to by the masses of American citizens to do what is right in their behalf. Many physicians, who have taken an oath to save lives, have cast in their lot with the abortion murderers. Many actually profit by performing abortions themselves. This may seem outrageous, yet it is true! Others have just been indifferent to abortion, like the rest of status quo America, and by their apathy they have “sold guns to the Indians,” so to speak. Along with physicians, we should also include other health care professionals (nurses, nurse aids, medical counselors, medical administrators and their assistants, etc.) that help to perform abortions or who just work in establishments where abortions are routinely performed. These other health professionals have also contributed to the evil cause of abortion, even if only by their association with the establishment where abortions are performed, and thus they must also own the guilt.
We should be able to expect lawyers to do what is right for both individual citizens as well as for their country as a whole. They are obligated to rightly uphold the laws of the land and “liberty and justice for all” (including unborn children). They are obligated (at least by God) to uphold and defend the righteous and innocent persons, and aid in the conviction of criminals for their crimes against society. But instead, many lawyers litigate and defend the evil, and thus deprive the innocent and righteous of their legal rights in our “free” nation. In essence, they call good evil and evil good. And where is the “liberty and justice for all” for all the unborn children? Where are the lawyers when our society needs them? Where are the lawyers when the unborn children need them?
Where are the doctors and lawyers of our country when it comes to protecting the life and rights of the unborn? I dare say that if the vast majority of doctors and lawyers spoke out against abortion as being cruel, as being murder of human life, as being immoral, unethical, and a direct violation against the constitutional rights of the unborn, I believe their voice would help to stop the abortion holocaust in America. Why don’t they?
5) The intellectual, wealthy, and social elite.
By the intellectual elite I suppose I’m referring to upper level educators, and those among the highly educated who play an important role in advising and assisting in the decisions that are made behind the scenes in government and key private sectors of society. As we implied in the previous section, these persons are very influential, and play a significant role in the major decisions of our nation, and the direction taken by our political leaders in critical matters; matters such as abortion. Such persons were common in Bible times. Most earthly monarchs of Bible times relied heavily on their educated advisors to help them in making important decisions. These monarchs included the Pharaohs of Egypt, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, Darius king of Persia, etc. And it is no different in America today. Therefore, it is my belief that these persons with powerful intellectual influence, especially over our government, could also have a powerful influence in reversing the abortion laws and thereby make abortion murder illegal. Why don’t they?
The wealthy, social elite of America in like manner could certainly influence the abortion laws. We’ve all heard the saying “money talks”. Well, it talks ever so loud here in America! The “filthy rich” as they are sometimes called, whether these be individuals or corporations, pull a lot of political strings to get what they want done in government. Now, this is not supposed to be true, however we all know it to be so from the many scandals in recent years. I’m not suggesting that the wealthy should use their wealth in an illegal, scandalous way to accomplish turning the tables on abortion, but to use their wealth and influence through legal channels to help get the abortion laws reversed. Why don’t they?
So then, I believe that the intellectual, wealthy, and social elite are also to blame for abortion in America. They are guilty because many no doubt have endorsed and supported legalized abortion, and because few are doing what they can to stop it.
6) Research and development firms, and drug and cosmetic companies.
Anyone who might potentially profit from the use of tissues from aborted babies, whether it be R & D firms and drug companies, which experiment with certain tissues for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and other diseases, or companies that use baby tissues in the manufacturing of shampoos and other cosmetics, or any other business that potentially might profit from the use of aborted baby tissues, all share in the guilt of abortion. I certainly am not an expert or authority on these matters, but I have heard from different sources that the above mentioned commercial uses of aborted baby tissues are practiced. What do you suppose God’s verdict and judgment will be upon those who make a profit from the shedding of innocent blood? Woe! Woe! Woe! And what about the “abortion pill” and/or any other drug/chemical means developed to induce an abortion?
7) Parents of young mothers (and fathers) who have abortions.
What has happened to the American home? What has happened to family values and morals? What has happened to teaching and training children in the right way that they should go – especially in God’s way, which is the Bible way? The American family is in great trouble today. For the most part children are not taught values and morals, or right and wrong by their parents in the home. For the most part children learn about morals and values in public schools, from TV and the internet, from devilish music, and from other humanistic sources that for the most part are in opposition to good morals and values.
If parents don’t teach these principles to their children when they are growing up in their home, rest assured, someone or something else will teach them. And most likely what they will be taught will be evil and will lead children into living immoral lives and committing immoral and unethical acts, such as becoming pregnant out of wedlock and having an abortion to abate the problem. Yes, I believe parents are to blame for the abortion holocaust in America.
8) Status Quo America.
This includes just about everyone, the greatest part of which are not directly involved with the abortion issue. These are the folks whom we referred to in our opening statements. They aren’t promoting or taking part in abortions directly, but they just don’t want to be bothered by this touchy subject of abortion. The majority of these folks may even disapprove of abortion in most cases, but they just aren’t willing to do anything to try and stop it. One thing is for certain, if this group of people does in fact represent the majority of Americans, which the polls show that it does, then without a doubt they could do something to stop abortion in America, if only they would! Therefore, most of the guilt and blame for abortion falls upon America as a whole for not putting a stop to the abortion holocaust.
9) Mothers and fathers of the aborted children.
Of all the guilty parties mentioned above, I put the blame on the parents of the aborted children last. I know, some might think these should be at the top of the list, but I beg to differ. Many of these are but children themselves, and misguided children at that. They have not been protected by their government nor by medical and legal professionals, and they have not been directed in the right way by their parents, churches, government, teachers, and by other persons who should have been a good example for them to follow. In a sense these young people are a product of all those who have failed them. In many cases the only moral principles they know have been learned from Hollywood, the internet, rock music (and other ungodly secular music), and their peers, which grew up under the same teachers as they had.
Please don’t misunderstand me. Make no mistake about it, these mothers and fathers who abort their babies are to blame for their own sin, and they must own their own guilt. They made the decision to have their child destroyed. Perhaps the mother made the decision on her own. However, if the father would have been there and claimed his responsibility for his child, then perhaps the abortion would not have taken place.
Sometimes a father may even threaten the mother to have an abortion, making him ever the more guilty of the sin. But ultimately the parents, and especially mothers, make the decision to abort their children. Even after considering all of the persons and institutions that must own their share of the guilt for the abortion holocaust, the mother of the aborted child must take the blame for the decision. No one else made them do it. However much influence and pressure they may have been under, they still made the decision to abort.
To conclude this section, I suppose that the vast majority of us Americans must own at least some of the guilt for the crime and sin of Abortion. Either we have joined in with the evil, or we have neglected to get involved in supporting and promoting what is right. We have not taken a stand for “liberty and justice for all” in our great nation, and for the “right-to-life” of our nation’s unborn. Either way, we stand guilty.
There are some people, and I have known some, who have been very active in fighting against abortion in a non-violent, peaceable way. These have expended much of their time, effort, and resources in hopes of turning the tables on abortion. These persons deserve our praise for their stand against abortion.
6. Those who “benefit” and those who lose from abortion.
As we’ve already mentioned in the previous section, there are numerous individuals, as well as organizations and private companies that profit monetarily from abortion. Physicians and other health care personnel, as well as abortion clinics profit monetarily from abortion. Some R & D firms, along with drug and cosmetic companies profit from abortion. Attorneys that defend abortion cases no doubt have profited handsomely from the abortion issue. Government agencies and persons employed by government agencies to perform abortion “counseling” profit from abortion. No doubt there are many others that we haven’t considered that profit monetarily from abortion.
There are also those left wing special interest groups that seem to benefit from abortion. I am sure their cause is reinforced by the victory of legalized abortion, which was indeed a victory over the American people. Abortion was also a victory over morality and Christianity, and over the moral fabric upon which this great nation was built. As such, abortion was a victory for all left wing special interest groups, most of which represent anti-Bible and hence anti-Christ views.
Having listed some of those who at least appear to benefit from abortion, we want to consider the real benefit of abortion. Who really benefits from abortion? The truth is, no one benefits from abortion! Even those who seem to benefit, or who think that they benefit from abortion, really and truly will lose out in the end. You see, all that appears to be profitable and beneficial to some, is only a short term benefit at most. In the long term, everyone loses from abortion.
Obviously the aborted babies lose their lives (but I don’t believe they will lose their souls). The mother loses any good conscience that she may have had prior to her decision to abort her child. She must live with the guilt. Even with all of the support groups that try to support these mothers in their decision to abort, a decision which they cannot reverse, still the guilt will never be removed from their consciences. There have been many testimonies from women who could not live with the guilt of killing their child. These mothers also lose the precious opportunity to hold and cuddle their little babies, and to raise them up in the way God intended.
Our nation has lost millions of children that might have otherwise grown up to be happy, healthy, productive citizens, and grand contributors to the cause of America. Between 1973 and 2004 over 46 million babies were aborted, thus never allowed the opportunity to be American citizens by birth. This nearly equals the populations of California and Ohio combined.
Our nation will most certainly lose its blessings from God as a result of legalized abortion. But much more so, our nation may even cease to be a nation if we do not repent, especially of this horrific sin of abortion! The innocent blood is crying out from the ground for vengeance! And rest assured, some day God’s vengeance will come upon this nation, except we repent. Please notice the following verses concerning God’s looming vengeance:
Psalms 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked…
Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Hebrews 10:30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
Yes my friends, the Lord God will take vengeance. He will not at all acquit the wicked. He is able to destroy and to turn the greatest of nations into desolation (hell), even the USA. He raises up kingdoms, and puts kingdoms down again at His will. But the Lord is merciful and longsuffering, and He is slow to anger. His wrath is slow in coming, but let us remember and never forget, the wrath of God is coming and one day will arrive. Notice:
2 Peter 3:8-10 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward (the elect), not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Whether it be sooner or later, God’s judgment and wrath are coming upon this world and upon our nation, especially because of the sin of abortion and other gross violations of God’s holy law. But because men reason that God is slack in His judgment, they continue on in their wickedness. Notice the following verse of Scripture:
Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
Don’t think that just because the Lord has not destroyed America yet, that He has forgotten our sins, or that He will not execute judgment upon our nation for the sin of abortion. God tolerated Egypt for over 400 years while His nation Israel was in bondage there. The Egyptians even began destroying all of the male Jewish babies as soon as they were born by throwing them in the Nile River. This was done in order to control the Jewish population. That horrific crime was not much different from that of abortion in America, only it was much cheaper! As we’ve seen already, abortion in America is also viewed by some as an effective means of population control. And abortion is viewed by these same groups (and individuals) as an effective mechanism to control the unwanted, socio-economically burdensome offspring among our nation’s poor and disadvantaged.
But the day finally came when God delivered His people Israel from the bondage of Egypt, and destroyed the Egyptians in the process. Egypt was a great and powerful nation at that time in their history, just as we are a great and powerful nation today. Don’t think that God cannot and will not likewise destroy America for our sins, except we repent!
Yes, my dear readers, everyone loses because of abortion. Those who think they are profiting or benefiting from abortion now, will have the most to lose in the coming judgment of God. Those who have partaken and participated in abortion, will have much to lose at the judgment bar of God. But sooner or later everyone loses because of this sin, even those who have not willingly or knowingly supported the abortion holocaust, including those who have stood up against it.
7. Forgiveness for the sin of abortion.
There is forgiveness with the Lord for those who are guilty of the sin of abortion. As we have already seen, most of us must share the guilt for this awful sin of abortion, but praise the Lord there is forgiveness for all who will seek it. You mothers who have aborted your children, you too can be forgiven of this sin. I know you must be heavy laden with sorrow and guilt, but there is hope of forgiveness for you. Please understand, however, that forgiveness can only be found God’s way, which is the way He prescribed in His Word.
First, for those of you who are not Christians, there is forgiveness to be found with God for all of your sins. There are no sins that He cannot forgive. There is no sinner too sinful that He cannot save. Notice:
1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
Salvation, forgiveness, justification, and eternal life all come to us through Jesus Christ, and only through Him.
Acts 13:38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man (that is Jesus Christ) is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
There is only forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ. We cannot go around Jesus to find forgiveness, but we must go to Him and through Him. Speaking of Jesus, the apostle Peter said:
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
The Bible teaches that we have redemption and forgiveness of sins through Jesus’ blood. There is no forgiveness apart from Jesus’ blood, which He shed on the cross:
Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
We are justified by Jesus’ blood. To be justified means to be declared righteous by Almighty God. Some preachers define justification as “just as if we’ve never sinned”. That is absolutely right. And we are only justified by the blood of Jesus. Notice:
Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and not by our own “good works”:
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
To be saved we must believe the gospel, which is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to save us from our sins. Notice the Biblical definition of the gospel:
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
Please notice what Jesus said Himself about salvation by faith:
Mark 1:14-15 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
John 3:14-16 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
Now notice what Paul and Silas told the Philippian jailor concerning the way of salvation:
Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
To sum it up, lost sinners who are guilty of the sin of abortion, or any other sins for that matter, must repent of their sins and believe in Jesus Christ and His work on the cross for the forgiveness of their sins. In this way you will receive forgiveness and justification from your sins, and the promise of eternal life with the Lord in Heaven. This is what Christianity is all about! Repent and believe in Jesus Christ, and receive forgiveness of your sins and the free gift of eternal life. It is that simple!
Christians can also find forgiveness for our sin and guilt of failing to stand against abortion like we should, by following the way provided in the Bible:
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
We must confess our sins to God. That is, we must admit that we have sinned against God, and then ask the Lord to forgive us of our sins, including our sin of apathy toward the abortion holocaust. As Christians we still need forgiveness and cleansing from our sins through the blood of Jesus Christ. All sins must be cleansed by the blood of Christ. Notice:
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
On a larger scale, if a nation desires to have their sins forgiven and their land restored back to the blessings they enjoyed before such a great national sin like that of abortion, then there needs to be a large scale repentance and turning from that sin. This would start with repentance by God’s people on a large scale, but would also include repentance by the nation as a whole, along with the complete forsaking of the sin of abortion. Notice the following verse of Scripture:
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
This admonition of the Lord was directed at Israel as a nation, which was God’s chosen nation. Collectively Israel was called “my people” by the Lord. National repentance must start with God’s people, which today are Christians. But national repentance must also extend to governments, to the common people, and to every other facet of society in order for God to turn away His wrath. In 2 Chronicles 7:14 sited above, the Bible is speaking of national repentance on a national scale. It requires participation by the entire nation.
Another example is the Biblical account of Nineveh in Jonah’s day, which is a good example of national repentance by a heathen people. Jonah preached a plain, simple message of repentance to that great city, and lo and behold – they repented! As a result, God did not destroy the people of Nineveh, but He forgave them. My friends, if the USA would repent today as Nineveh repented long ago, God might well be pleased to grant us forgiveness as He granted repentance to them!
8. What concerned Americans can do about abortion.
There are some things that all of us, especially those of us who are adults, can do to have a positive impact on the abortion holocaust. We will notice ten of these:
1) As we explained in the previous section, we would all do well to repent, and seek forgiveness as God’s Word prescribes.
2) Refrain from and renounce all participation, association, and involvement with abortionists and their cause. Have nothing to do with their evil ways. Don’t go with them to shed innocent blood. Don’t walk in the way with them and refrain your feet from their path, as in Proverbs 1:15. Don’t walk, stand, or sit with them as in Psalm 1:1. If anything we should rebuke them!
3) If we know someone who may be considering an abortion, attempt to counsel them to have their child, even if it means putting the child up for adoption after its birth. Adoption is far better than murder. Offer to be there for them and help them along the way.
4) Write to our President, Senators, Congressmen, and other public officials and express our opposition to abortion. Email is a good way to write our politicians.
5) Vote PRO-LIFE. Don’t vote for any government official who supports abortion. And let them know why you are not voting for them.
6) Let your light shine. I was never much for bumper stickers, but we do wear pro-life bumper stickers on our vehicles. These are available through “The Right To Life” and Christian pro-life organizations. You might get your automobiles vandalized if you display these stickers (as we have), but so persecuted they the prophets! Also, don’t be afraid to speak your mind on the subject of abortion. People need to hear the truth, and they need to know that all people in this country do not agree with the legalized murder of the unborn.
7) If you are a Christian, make the abortion holocaust a part of your prayers. What we cannot do, God is able to do if it is His will. If you are not a Christian, become one (per Section 7 above).
8) Participate in non-violent pro-life activities. I think that these types of activities are fine for those who feel led to participate in them, although I have not done so personally. We can also pass out pro-life papers and tracts (such as this one) door to door, or as we go through our daily walk in life.
9) Adopt a child from someone who “chose life” for their child instead of murder. I realize that such an undertaking would be difficult to impossible for many or most of us. Yet if this is something you feel led to do, this would be a great way to manifest your love and concern for the lives of the unborn, and possibly save another child from abortion’s knife.
10) Last, but certainly not least, share the gospel of Jesus with lost sinners. If you are not saved then repent right now, and believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins, was buried in the tomb, and rose again from the dead the third day according to the Scriptures. By faith in Jesus you will receive forgiveness of your sins and the free gift of eternal life in Heaven with the Lord.
For those of us who are saved, let us not forget that the gospel “…is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth…”. The gospel is like salt that preserves the morals of society where it is dispensed. The greatest of all weapons at our disposal for deployment in the war on abortion (or any other sin for that matter) is the gospel of Jesus. The gospel is the “power” of God unto salvation. The Greek word translated “power” is the root word from which we derived the English word “dynamite”. The gospel is like the atom bomb, if you will, in the war against sin! If we fail in our Christian duty in any way, let it not be in our failure to share the gospel of Jesus. All who receive this message of salvation will surely come to hate the abortion holocaust, and all other sins that are causing the moral decay of our nation.
9. Some answers to America’s apathy toward abortion.
In our introduction we posed some hypothetical statements by average Americans. At this time we want to provide some answers to these statements.
“I don’t want anything to do with touchy, personal controversies like abortion.”
Why not? What are we afraid of? Is there not a cause for Americans to get involved in the abortion holocaust? In the Holocaust of World War II, between 5 and 6 million Jews were exterminated by Nazi forces. In the abortion holocaust of America the number of babies exterminated by US “doctors” since 1973 is well over 46 million! Please do not refer to abortion as a personal controversy! It is a national crisis and an imminent threat to our existence that sooner or later will reach the lives of every one of us, just like Hitler would have!
“Abortion is no concern of mine.”
If you saw a thief robbing your neighbor’s house, would you call the police? What if you saw a man beating a woman or child to death on the street, would you try to help if at all possible? Would you at least yell, or use your cell phone to call the police? Just what would you make your concern? That kind of attitude wreaks of selfishness. If everyone had that attitude, there would never have been a “home of the brave and land of the free” (America) in the first place.
“Frankly, I’d rather not even think about the subject of abortion.”
We all know the story of the ostrich that buries its head in the sand when trouble comes. Burying its head doesn’t help the ostrich, and it certainly doesn’t help anyone else either, especially not the ostrich’s children. Yes, burying our heads is the easy way out, but is that what Americans should do? Should we choose the easy way out? Is that what is best for us, our children, and for our country as a whole? NO, a thousand times NO!
“I don’t think Christians, preachers, or anyone else for that matter, should meddle in other people’s business. And abortion is a mother’s business.”
What about our innocent unborn children’s business? Would you speak out against mothers who murder their two year old children, or children who murder their parents or grandparents? What if it was your life that was at stake? What’s the difference? Why is one murder more right than the other, or why is one murder our business and the other not our business? Such logic is just plain contradictory to all good reason. Such reasoning will lead our country into total chaos. As in the days of the judges in Israel, the Bible tells us that “every man did that which was right in his own eyes”. If what we do is only our business, then what do you suppose will eventually happen to law and order in America, if crime is viewed as only the criminals business?
“I just don’t want to rock the boat. I know abortion is wrong, but I don’t want to get involved and have rocks thrown at me.”
If we let the lawless and wicked rule this country for fear of rocking the boat, it is only a matter of time before there will be no country to stand up and defend. And standing for the right won’t get any easier the longer we wait before we start standing. Not rocking the boat is the cowardly and easy way out. Now, don’t get me wrong, we shouldn’t rock the boat unless there is a good cause to rock it. But isn’t legalized murder a good enough cause to do some rocking of the boat?
Furthermore, the wicked are only “throwing rocks” at “pro-lifers” today (although there have been some recent incidents of violence against pro-life advocates), but the hostility will only escalate the longer this crime of abortion is allowed to continue in our nation.
10. Some abortion statistics.
The information below was copied from the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MLLC) website. There is a great deal of abortion statistics and anti-abortion information to be found on the internet, and numerous websites that are devoted solely to putting a stop to abortion in America, such as the Right-To-Life website. Some of these are Christian and some are non-Christian based websites. We do not necessarily agree with or advocate all of their teachings, but we do agree with their stand against abortion and their efforts to stop the abortion holocaust in America.
46,023,191 abortions 1973-2004
Reported abortions in the United States, by year 1973 – 2004
Americans’ views concerning abortion:
62% say abortion should be legal only in a few circumstances (45%), or illegal in all circumstances (17%) The Polling Company, April 2005
88% favor a law requiring doctors to inform patients about alternatives to abortion. Gallup Poll, January 2003
78% agree that women who have abortions experience emotional trauma, such as grief and regret. Wirthlin Poll, 1998
74% believe that abortion should be illegal "when the woman does not want the child for any reason." Gallup Poll, May 2003
Why do women have abortions?
74% say having a baby would interfere with work, school, or other responsibilities.
73% say they cannot afford to have another child.
48% say they do not want to be a single parent, or have relationship problems with husband or partner.
Less than 2% say they became pregnant as a result of rape or incest.
Alan Guttmacher Institute, Perspective on Sexual & reproductive Health, Sept. 2005
The clock is ticking....
One baby is aborted every 24 seconds
147 babies are aborted every hour
3,542 babies are aborted every day
24,865 babies are aborted every week
107,750 babies are aborted every month
America committed a horrendous crime and sin when she allowed the terrorism of abortion to penetrate our borders, our courts, our Constitution, our public schools, our homes, our Biblical moral fabric, and especially the wombs wherein lie the precious lives of our unborn children. I suppose most of us were sound asleep when Satan sowed this evil seed. And when we did finally wake up to realize what was going on, we should have “NIPPED IT IN THE BUD!”, as Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith show would have said. But I’m afraid its now too late to “nip it”…“in the bud”. The abortion “bud” has blossomed and flourished, and grown into a mighty tree of evil that has spread far out of control in our nation!
It seems that only God could turn our nation around now. Oh, may God help America to overcome the sin of abortion! May God forgive America for our murders! May God save America from our destructive course! And may God give us the heart to do our part to put away this great evil from among us! Perhaps then God would be merciful unto our nation, and repent of the wrath that He has in store for America because of the abortion holocaust.
Who cares about abortion? Who cares about the lives of the unborn? Jesus cares! He cares about the fatherless. He cares about the little children, whether inside of the womb or out! Woe unto them who shed innocent blood! Woe unto them who offend these little ones! Woe unto America, except we repent!