Friday, February 02, 2007

The Deadly Fruit of Abortion
If there is one evil I really, really hate it is abortion. How many children and parents have had their lives ruined by this wicked practice? How many people are deceived into thinking that it is acceptible to execute infants just for the sake of our own convienence? This, like all other things, is connected to the rejection of the idea that God is our king, and he gets to bind his law upon our contience. The natural man hates this truth, but a truth it is.
When we look at God's law, we find that it makes the killing of the unborn so henious, that even the accidental killing of the unborn is worthy of death:
Exodus 21:22-23 And when men struggle, and they injure a pregnant woman so that her child comes out, but no one is fatally harmed, he will surely pay according to that which the husband of the woman places upon him, and he will give [it] in the presence of judges. 23. But if it is a fatal wound, you will give a life for a life. [Translation mine]
Contrast that, for instance, to Deuteronomy 19:5:
And when a man goes into the forest to gather wood, and his hand is put on the axe to cut wood, and the axe head is drawn off from the wood, and it finds his companion, and he dies, let him flee to one of these cities, and live. [Translation mine]
So, God requires the death penalty for even the accidental killing of the unborn, but a person can live if they accidentally kill someone who is alive. Greg Bahnsen once pointed this out in one of his lectures, and as I have grown to think God's thoughts after him more and more, I have grown to hate the practice of abortion more and more. If the accidental death of an unborn child is to get the death penalty, how severly do you think God is going to judge those who purposefully murder their unborn children in cold blood?
However, again, this is a worldview issue. Aside from the fact that there are unbelievers who dispise this practice, we have to ask how anything can be wrong given the fact that they are willing to rebel against God, and murder their unborn children? What authority is their for morality once God is removed as the ultimate authority?
Worse than that, let us consider the pain that these children must go through. It makes me angry to think of a child crying out in pain as his brains get sucked out due to partial birth abortion. What a horrendous, and terribly depraved way to take someone's life. Think about dying by being burned by salts, or being torn to shreds by a machine. We would not do this to our worst enemy, and yet we would do this to our children??????
My good friend Jenna, who was one of my colleagues in Old Testament backgrounds class, has written an excellent poem that, I think, captures this point very well:
Month One
Mommy, I am only 8 inches longbut I have all my organs. I love the sound of your voice. Every time I hear it, I wave my arms and legs.The sound of your heart beatis my favorite lullaby.
Month Two
Mommy, today I learned how to suck my thumb. If you could see me, you could definitely tell that I am a baby. I'm not big enough to survive outside my home though. It is so nice and warm in here.
Month Three
You know what MommyI'm a boy!! I hope that makes you happy. I always want you to be happy. I don't like it when you cry. You sound so sad. It makes me sad too, and I cry with you even though you can't hear me.
Month Four
Mommy my hair is starting to grow. It is very short and fine, but I will have a lot of it. I spend a lot of my time exercising. I can turn my head and curl my fingers and toes, and stretch my arms and legs. I am becoming quite good at it too.
Month Five
You went to the doctor today. Mommy, he lied to you. He said that I'm not a baby. I am a baby Mommy, your baby. I think and feel. Mommy, what's abortion?
Month Six
I can hear that doctor again. I don't like him. He seems cold and heartless. Something is intruding my home. The doctor called it a needle. Mommy what is it? It burns! Please make him stop! I can't get away from it! Mommy! HELP me!
Month Seven
Mommy, I am okay.I am in Jesus's arms. He is holding me. He told me about abortion. Why didn't you want me Mommy?
Every Abortion Is Just . . .
One more heart that was stopped. Two more eyes that will never see. Two more hands that will never touch. Two more legs that will never run. One more mouth that will never speak.
Folks, this is not a philosophical game. These are issues of life and death. You don't play games with human life. Humans are created in the image of God, and to violate his law by taking someone's life in cold blood [born and expecially unborn] is something that is worthy of death itself according to God's law. I hope that, one day, Roe vs. Wade will be overturned. Until then, this kind of behavior needs to be challanged for the heinous murder that it is.

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