August 20, 2018

Barbaric Actions Of An Enlightened Nation

Abortion is accepted by about half the people in the United States. It is “settled law.” There are more protections and “rights” for a mother who kills her baby, the doctors and nurses involved too, than for a teenager who acts like an idiot and kicks the neighbor’s dog. This just illustrates who man’s law and God’s law are radically different.

The Bible condemns homicide, one form of which is infanticide. In the Old Testament God established a law regarding abortion. He commanded that if two men fight and a pregnant woman delivers prematurely (aborts) that if NO harm followed, the man responsible had to pay a fine. If harm followed then it was “life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe” (Ex. 21:22-25). The law was a restraint from excessive punishment (death when no harm occurred) and a command for just punishment (not just a fine when death occurred).

The New Testament does not spell out earthly, temporal consequences to abortion. It is not a law like that given by Moses, which was civil and religious. However, the New Testament does condemn abortion.

Consider this. The same word in Greek and English (babe) is applied to a child in the womb and one out of the womb (Lk. 1:44; 2:12). This is a recognition of human life, that which is created in the image of God, in the womb. This is life before birth; not a tissue mass or “fetus.” It is a baby in the womb of the mother. Hence, to take the life of this child is murder pure and simple. Murder is sin and will send a person to hell (Rom. 1:29; 1 Pet. 4:15; 1 Jn. 3:15). The mother (or father who condones), doctor, nurses, and any others involved in an abortion are murderers and will lose their souls.

As children of God we can never accept this barbaric practice, even though our “enlightened” society promotes and protects it. Our children must be taught that life is precious and regardless of the potential troubles and burdens that come with a child, our duty is to preserve and protect. Every new life is created in the image of God and deserves respect.

— Steven F. Deaton | www.ImplantedWord.com

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