Really? … Why isn’t that in the headlines? You don’t even have to add in the aids pandemic, that’s millions more and counting too.
That’s old news and can’t be used as a political football either. Are 224,000 lives a lot of deaths? Of course it is. Do we have a choice who catches COVID and who doesn’t? Not really. We can however do something about the death toll of unborn babies. Are you politically correct or biblically correct? You can’t be both. Are you willing to pay the price your political beliefs will gain you?
This message was hard to write, but some of it will even be harder to read. It’s biblical and it will test your faith…
PRO-CHOICE IS NO CHOICE (Psalms 139:1-16)
We come together to worship and celebrate… and yet today our hearts should be heavy at the fact:
More babies have been killed since 1973 by abortion than the combined populations of NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, KC, and counting at the rate of 2 million a year! That’s over 94 million and counting.
Our hearts should be heavy today because of the deaths occurring every day still in the name of “scientific research.”
In California recently live babies aborted at 6 months were submerged in jars of liquid oxygen to see if they could breathe thru their skin… they couldn’t.
Human embryos and their organs have been encased in plastic and sold as paperweights and novelty items.
A $600,000 grant from the National Institute of Health was given to researchers that they might slice open an aborted baby without an anesthetic in order to obtain its liver. The researcher in charge said that the baby was “complete, alive, and secreting urine.” He said there was no need for anesthetic stating that “the aborted fetus is just garbage tissue without feeling.”
Our hearts should be heavy today because even aborted babies’ placentas are being sold to drug companies for purposes ranging from stem cell research to additives for expensive shampoos. (You think stem-cell research was defeated? Not hardly… just government funding of it.) In England, the fat from aborted babies has become a valuable additive in luxury soaps.
By the time you go to work tomorrow, 7,000 more innocent people will be submitted to capital punishment, although they will have no trial before they are executed. They have no attorney, and will not be granted the basic rights of even a prisoner of war. Not only will they not be treated humanely, not only will they not be afforded the basic anesthetics used by every veterinarian in the world, but they will die a torturous death, ripped apart by forceps and injected with toxins.
Some women reading this had an abortion prior to being saved. The purpose of this message is anything but to laden them with more guilt. As a matter of fact… they are my strongest supporters. They recognize more than anyone here how needful this message is. Ma’am, you’ve confessed it, forsaken it, and just like my sins, their sins, and your other sins, Jesus’ blood has washed it white as snow.
Perhaps the greatest man in the Old Testament was Moses and in New Testament was Paul…
…what do they have in common? Both committed murder prior to being saved. Thank God today for the powerful blood of Jesus that cleanses us of ALL sin!
This is not at all a comfortable topic to write…or to read. But I write today on behalf of the unborn with hopes of saving lives.
Several years ago, a man walked along a beach at low tide. A great storm had come and had left the beach covered with starfish… out of their element. They were dying. And there were hundreds of thousands of them. The man began picking them up one by one, casting them into the ocean that they might live. Another man came along and asked what he was doing. He said I’m trying to save these starfish. The man laughed, “there are too many of them. You couldn’t possibly make a difference.” He looked at the one in his hand and said, “I can make a difference to this one.”
Who are the contributors to this atrocity?
Supreme court justices that voted in favor of Roe vs. Wade.
Social planners like Planned Parenthood who every day advise and encourage young ladies to seek abortions.
Greedy physicians who put the almighty dollar ahead of their “Hippocratic oath” to preserve life at all costs.
Owners of abortion clinics who are getting rich off of their chambers of death. They live in big fancy houses… but their houses have babies’ bones for bricks and blood for mortar.
Willing fathers and mothers who, sometimes ignorantly, sometimes intentionally, lay conscience aside and approve the procedure.
If these people just mentioned do not confess and repent… I submit to you that Pharaoh in the Old Testament and King Herod in the New Testament will, on judgment day, have to take a back seat to these groups of people just mentioned. Hitler will have to stand in line behind these people before receiving his sentence.
On Jan. 22, 1973, nine men in black robes said there are only 3 requirements in our country in order to have a legal abortion:
The baby must still be inside the mother.
The mother must submit to the procedure.
A licensed doctor must officiate.
It’s not only legal to kill a baby, it’s easy as a same day, out-patient procedure… what’s wrong with this picture?
Partial-birth abortion has all but done away with that first requirement.
(All but the babies’ head is delivered. And as the nurse holds still the wiggling body of the mostly delivered child, the doctor inserts a pair of surgical scissors into the back of the neck, then opens the scissors to crush the brain and spinal connection.)
5 years ago our Christ-professing, southern Baptist president of the U.S. had a chance to outlaw this procedure and did not. I wouldn’t want to be standing near him at the judgment… and I don’t intend on even being present at the Great White Throne judgment!
Don Fitzsimmons, executive director of the National Council of Abortion Clinics, an organization that owns over 200 abortion mills, testified before Congress that this is a very rare procedure only used when the life of the mother is at stake. A few days later he appeared on Nightline with Ted Koppel and admitted that was a lie, and that his lies were making him physically ill.
It’s legal in the U.S. to have an abortion even in the 9th month of pregnancy, and even if the mother is in labor! All that is necessary is for 1 licensed physician to reason that in his opinion the health of the mother is at stake. (Not life of the mother… health) The court describes what they mean by the “health” of the mother this way: “The medical judgment concerning the mother’s health may be exercised in the light of all factors, physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age.”
This means she can have an abortion if she feels that having a baby could stress her out. Or if childcare would tax her mental health. Whose mental health has not been taxed by childcare? Or, if the stigma of an out-of-wedlock pregnancy would distress her socially.
We all have heard about the girl who some years ago left the prom, gave birth to her baby into a toilet, and then returned to the dance. She was arrested for murder, as she should have been… but wait a minute. Wasn’t she told it was ok? After all, she could have taken care of that an hour earlier at a clinic and it would have been fine!
Or, you probably heard about the father who, when handed his newborn son, threw him against the wall of the delivery room, killing him. He was arrested for murder, as he should have been. But wait… it would’ve been ok just minutes before to let a doctor kill it.
Remember, several years ago a mother drowned all 5 of her children, why did she go to jail? Do you see the double standard?
One of my idols in the ministry is Dr. Adrian Rogers… who had the opportunity to testify before the Senate on this matter. After telling the Senators what the Bible says about abortion, a woman approached him outside the chamber, and she was mad. She was a “deaconess” in a church in D.C. and a lawyer. That’s 2 strikes against her so far! She put her hands on her hips and said, “You don’t understand. You are a man and you cannot possibly understand the distress a woman goes thru during an unwanted pregnancy.”
Dr. Rogers said calmly, “Let me get this straight… you are saying that if someone distresses you, it’s ok to snuff them out? Because lady, you’re distressing me right now.” She began backing up away from him. He said, “If I tried to put my hands round your neck and press with my thumbs, at least you could cry out, at least you could run. Who will cry out for the innocent unborn?!”
We’re talking about babies with souls since the moment of conception… but more than that, babies who have developed physically, with beating hearts, digesting stomachs, open eyes, hearing ears… babies which since the advent of ultrasounds have been seen recoiling in pain, desperately trying to escape their killers! And if the coroner determines a person is completely dead by the absence of brain waves, shouldn’t the presence of brain waves prove life!
Scientists say, “We don’t know that it’s alive, you can’t prove it’s alive”
Let’s err on the side of life.
Can I fire bullets thru a door if I know there’s no one standing behind it? Sure, if it’s my door.
If I’m sure there ARE people behind it… it’s murder.
But what if I’m not sure if there’s someone there or not? its negligent homicide at the very least!
What the Bible says about life in the womb:
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed in the womb, I knew you. And before you were born, I consecrated you; and I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
God knows that baby in the womb and even has a mapped-out plan for its life.
Luke 1:39-44 Greek word brevos, “babe” used here and for babies after they are born as well!
Psalm 139:13-17 unborn babies are the object of God’s love, concern, and attention.
The Bible never makes any distinction between pre-natal and post-natal life.
5 Reasons why Pro-Choice is no choice:
- Innocence Factor: Psalm 6:16 says God hates the shedding of innocent blood. An interesting study in the Bible is that of how innocent blood cries out to God.
Abel’s blood cried out to God when Cain killed him.
Revelation says the blood of the Christian martyrs cries out to God, “how long, O Lord, before you return and take vengeance.”
The victim in an abortion ranks as the most innocent victim ever sentenced to death.
Dr. Bernard Natheson is an OB and a GYN. He once taught at Cornell. He was at one time the director of the first and largest abortion clinic in the western hemisphere. This man performed or supervised over 60,000 abortions. Then one day he walked in and resigned, saying,
“I am deeply troubled by my own increasing certainty that I had in fact presided over 60,000 deaths.” Then he started speaks out to stop the shedding of innocent blood.
It’s time to build a conviction about this matter of abortion. Is it the shedding of innocent blood, which God hates, or not? You can’t ride the fence on this one. Do you follow Christ or political correctness?
I get a pain in a place I can’t locate when I hear people say, “I personally am against it, but I guess it’s true, what a woman does with her own body is her business.”
“I personally am against what Hitler did… I think he was wrong… but what he does in his gas chambers is his business!” Same thing…
- The Golden Rule Factor—do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Any mothers who wouldn’t mind her body being dismembered?
Any doctors who wouldn’t mind being locked into a chamber filled with corrosive fluid, left to convulse ‘til death?
Any judge or abortion clinic owner who wouldn’t mind being ripped apart with a powerful machine?
If you don’t want it to happen to you, then I suggest you not do it to anyone that is 1/20th your size, who cannot defend themselves.
- The Human Instinct Factor—even if you don’t know what the Bible says about abortion, it is contrary to every fiber of how human beings are built.
Romans 1 speaks about the lowest of the low in society… those who have no “natural affection.”
Few instincts are stronger than the mothering instinct… which has brought many women to the place of being willing to die for their baby, rather than put them to death.
- The Selfishness Factor—the pro-abortion crowd always argues about cases of rape, incest, and the mother’s life. All 3 of those put together account for only 2% of abortions. 98% are based on selfishness.
If you’d like to talk about that 2% I say fine, I’ll have that conversation with you, but first, let’s deal with the other 98%!
Most of that 2% involve cases of the health of the mother. Studies show that in cases of rape and incest, because of the lack of emotional involvement of the woman, conception is extremely rare. Hospitals today say that if you can get to the hospital within 6 hours of such an occurrence, the success rate of conception prevention is 100% for all practical purposes. But, what if not, is it still a human being? Does it not deserve to retain its life? What did he or she do wrong?
The circumstances which surround the conception of a child do not determine the value of that child.
Ruth, in the Old Testament, part of the ancestry of Jesus Christ, was descended from Moab, the product of an incestuous relationship. We cannot play God in any circumstances.
70% of those who have an abortion are unmarried.
53% have no other children.
Most are over 20, white, mid to upper class, and over 1/3rd are going back for repeat abortions.
Most are results of acts of illicit sex, or they are career-minded and don’t want an interruption of their plans.
For this reason, I proclaim before you that if you want to be pro-choice, go ahead, and choose!!! Choose not to hop into bed with him, or choose to adopt it out to loving parents, in any case, choose wisely… choose life!
- The Freedom Factor—the pro-abortion crowd yells and screams about freedom of choice. It’s my body… it’s a matter of women’s rights!
Put it down in big letters: WHAT ABOUT THE BABY’S BODY?
IT’S TIME WE STAND UP FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS, UNBORN WOMEN, THAT IS! AND UNBORN MEN!
I imagine an aborted baby in heaven asking God, how could she do that? After all, it’s MY BODY!
It’s your body, so put cocaine into it! If you get caught, you’re going to jail… or wait, if your liberal don’t punish them for breaking the law, send them to rehab… again and again and again… Where does that end?
Your body, yes. In a civilized society, NO.
It’s your body, so sell it out by means of prostitution. If you get caught, you’re going to jail.
Your body, yes. In a civilized society, NO.
Let’s say I pull out a hatchet and here before you begin chopping off my fingers. I hope some of you would stop me.
But it’s my body!
Your body, yes. In a civilized society, NO.
We take people like that and put them in a straitjacket and a rubber room!
No one has total freedom to do with their own body whatever they want.
What not to do: React in violence. It’s never right to do wrong.
What to do:
- Be informed. We can’t bury our heads in the sand. Ignorance is bliss, right? Well, ignoring the issue doesn’t make it go away. There’s no better platform from which to proclaim this message than the church, by the way.
- Work and pray… for a constitutional amendment to overturn Roe v. Wade.
- Teach sexual morality in the home. We need to teach our kids a higher standard than “safe sex”.
- We need more compassion for the unwed mother. Yes, we’ll preach against pre-marital sex. Once the mistake is made, she needs unconditional love from real bible believing Christians!
- Speak out clearly without apology. Isaiah 58:1 “Cry loudly, do not hold back; Raise your voice like a trumpet and declare to My people their transgression!”
- Refuse to be swayed by the high sounding arguments of liberal politicians, and so-called “experts” in the scientific field who have no moral base of morality to speak from. They are clueless and don’t even deserve our attention on this matter.
- Pray for God to have mercy on America, and to give us space to repent… and to bring national revival.
You’d think Sept. 11 would have brought revival and repentance… it has not. Church attendance did go up briefly, but did you know it is now down from the rate before 9/11. Did you know that giving is down drastically since 9/11? Now with COVID most churches are closed to normal services.
Judgment is coming, and if God waits much longer, he’ll owe an apology to Sodom and Gomorrah! Think about it when you cast your vote. Are you voting for the person or what their party stands for? You’re not voting for a man, you’re voting for a way of life … The only person you’re voting for is God … are with him, a Christian, or are you politically correct? What price are you willing to pay?
Yep, that’s blunt, but I would be amiss if I didn’t tell the truth. God loves you and wants you to spend eternity with Him, but He gives you a choice, follow Him or …?
Until next, KEEP LOOKING UP! Dusty
Father, forgive our sins and give us wisdom in these troubled times to make the right choice. Give us the faith to choose you, Lord, not necessarily the simple path but the right path.
Bless our families and loved ones and heal our land.
In Jesus, name,