Some words exist with the ability to elicit emotional, impassioned responses from most people. Today, a look at one such word will occur, but it will not be through political glasses or a zealot’s spectacles, but through a set of steps that border logic through a Christian’s faith. Figured out what the word is? Abortion.
Basic principals of the Christian doctrine does not simply rest upon the shoulders of a crucified savior. If Christ, had died and stayed dead, the argument over abortion, capital punishment, homosexual issues, divorce, what color the carpet in the sanctuary should be would never flourish. But since we Christians reverently believe that Christ died and rose again as the Bible says, it makes us nothing less than hypocrites to pick books of the Bible to believe and live by while not totally believing others. With that in mind, let us look at Psalms 139
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
If we wear the Christian mantle, persona, life, and we do not believe this part of Psalms, a book that is as much God’s Word and thoughts as any of the Gospels, we dishonor our own belief by not being absolute and we dishonor the God we as Christians say we believe in.
So what am I saying? Many politicians despise the ban on partial birth abortions saying, “It’s a woman’s choice!” Some people politicians or otherwise say, “It is inhumane for a rape victim to carry the attacker’s child.” Incest and rape are horrible crimes. The Bible says to not look to your own understanding but to look toward the Lord for knowledge. His Word says we are wonderfully made. So why should we as mortal, sinful man kill and destroy what God has created? Regardless of how our life came to be, do we truly think we can transform God’s Word to fit our need or situation? It doesn’t matter how the arguments are spun. Someone in defense of abortion once asked, “If you could see the future, and you knew that a baby was going to be a murderer, would you abort the pregnancy to save countless others?” That philosophical question leans to the left if ever one did. I will never endorse regardless of the situation be it the mom’s or the child’s health the expulsion or abortion of a fetus. The fetus by the way means baby.
A wise man once said, “You cannot legislate morality.” Federal or state laws cannot and will not change a person’s heart. The Bible teaches that it (the heart) after all is deceitful above all things.
2 Corinthians 5:10
"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad."
When our time comes, what can we possibly say to God for our mistakes? If we are Christians, our past sins are forgotten, but what about after we are Christians and we keep sinning? The Bible as I have said many times before says that it is better for a man to have never known the Truth than to know it and go against it. Christians who place their faith in Christ and continue in a sinful manner are dogs returning to vomit. In our walk through this world, do we walk by the spirit, trusting in God’s Word, or do we pick His wisdom for what suits us? We cannot have it both ways. If we are true to Christ, we will not adhere to the ways of the world. The world would have us believe it is “our choice,” but it is not. We have freewill, but regardless of our decisions, as the Word says, All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. What will we say to the Great I Am when our day comes? Regardless of what we say or think we will say, Jesus will say either “Well done, good and faithful servant” or “Depart from me. I never knew you.”