Friday, July 11, 2014

Words of Comfort: Abortion: God Understands.

Perhaps you are considering having an abortion, with the thought that even though you know it’s wrong, God will forgive you.

That tells me something about you. You lack a virtue that isn’t highly prized nowadays. In fact it’s frowned upon by many. It’s what the Bible calls “the fear of the Lord,” and according to the Bible, it’s the “beginning of wisdom.” In other words, if you don’t fear God, you haven’t begun to be wise. 

A person who doesn’t fear God will lie to you and steal from you. This is usually because he believes that God doesn’t mind the occasional lie and a little theft.  But here’s where his worldview gets a little worrisome.  A person who doesn’t fear God may even kill you…if he thinks he can get away with it. That’s why America had around 200,000 murders, in just one ten-year period (1990--2,000).

Of course, some of these murderers distanced themselves from the crime, by hiring a killer to do the dirty work for them.  Can you imagine actually murdering another human being, or paying someone else to kill them? What could be worse? I will tell you. It is the hiring of a professional killer to take the life of a helpless child in the womb.

The lack of the fear of God traces itself back to something that is also rarely spoken of in today’s society. The Bible calls it “idolatry.” Idolatry is the making of a false god—either with our hands (in the form of an idol) or our minds. Idolaters say something like “I believe that God is like this….” and then they shape a god to suit ourselves—a loving, kind, and merciful god who “understands” when a mother is planning on murdering her own child. But that god doesn’t exist. He is a figment of the human imagination.

The person who fears God will not steal, murder or lie. This is because he knows that “lying lips are an abomination to the Lord,” and that lying is so serious to God that the Bible warns “All liars will have their part in the lake of fire.” God killed a husband and wife (in the Book of Acts), because they told a lie, and He killed a man (in Genesis 38) because he did something sexual that God frowned upon.

The Bible warns that if you as much hate another person, you are a murderer (see 1 John 3:15).  So how much more will God hold you responsible for an abortion?

Be wise, and let the fear of God cause you to beg for His mercy for even entertaining the thought that you could kill your own baby. Do that and you will find that this same wrath-filled God who you must face on Judgment Day, is rich in mercy. He sent His Son to suffer and die on the cross for sinners. You broke God’s moral Law. Jesus paid the ultimate fine. That means God can legally dismiss our case. He can commute our death sentence: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Then Jesus rose from the dead and defeated death. Please, repent (turn from sin) today and trust in Jesus alone, and God will grant you the free gift of everlasting life. Then read your Bible daily and obey it.