Written by Right Side News
With the upcoming March for Life next week, we find this important to share today and hold sacred the sanctity of life and continue fighting for the lives of the unborn. What does scripture say about this? I came across a very fine article by Katie Stewart and encourage our readers to go there and read it. Exerpt below and some accomanying videos.
"Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of The Judgment" (Matthew 5:21)
In any war, inhumanities become the norm instead of the exception. When humanity wars against itself, many innocents of the young and old pay the ultimate price for the sins of others. "They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood" (Psalm 94:21). What we have before us, with the inhumanity of war against the unborn, is abortion "on demand". But the loss of infant life can also happen from sheer necessity.
There are abortions, that are, in the strictest sense of the letter of God's own Law, true abortions, but that sadly must take place in order to save the lives of the mothers. These abortions are the casualties of pure necessity-- not of mere desire. By the legal letter of man's law, an abortion ends life-- nothing more. But by the Spirit of God's Law, abortion doesn't just take life. It gives life to the mother of the infant whose life was conceived in her womb.
"Not of the letter [in this "interposed" case, the letter of the human law of the land], but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth Life" (2Corinthians 3:6). These necessary abortions are the result of unusually difficult and/or varied medical situations in which there are literally no other choices. The concern of this article is NOT with abortions which occur because of the complete lack of other alternatives. What this article takes "issue" with, are abortions, which, in the general usage and practice of our modern age, i.e., "on demand", do take place even though there ARE choices and alternatives.
These are legal abortions, but only by the letter of an evil law, "for the letter killeth" (3:6). "The Earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the Laws, changed the Ordinance, broken the Everlasting Covenant" (Isaiah 24:5).
Tempers rage on the "issue" of abortion, but there are no solutions treasured in the egos of human opinion. "The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace" (Isaiah 59:8). All that modern man medically knows, and yet, "thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest NOT the works of God Who maketh all" (Ecclesiastes 11:5).
Rights are certainly violated, but whose rights are we really talking about, and why? We shouldn't look at abortion as just an "issue" that "Pro Choice" and "Pro Life" argue over. Look at abortion the way the Judge of All the Earth (Genesis 18:25) does. "What saith the Scripture?" (Romans 4:3). Only then can we understand that this emotional and traumatic act of despair, anger, and denial upon the unborn, is in reality, a willful act of transgression against many.
Note: To the many who have been agents in the promotion of, performing of, or receiving of abortions, there is hope for those seeking "space to repent" (Revelation 2:21), and seeing their infants again. Agreeing with God that abortion is murder, i.e., "thou shalt not kill" (Exodus 20:13), is a first step towards the merciful healing found only in a Full Pardon ---New Window.