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Abortion – Choose Life

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Frank Fulop 28 August 2008

All things were created by him (God) and for him. (Colossians 1:16) For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. (Ephesians 1:4)

Have you ever heard people say, “There is no nothing in the Bible about abortion”, or “Where in the Bible does it say that abortion is against God’s teaching?”

This is what the Lord says: “For three sins of Ammon, even for four, I will not turn back {my wrath}. Because he ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead in order to extend his borders. (Amos 1:13)  Because the Ammonites were brutal and unsparing in their quest to enlarge their territory, even ripping open pregnant women with the sword, women who were completely defenceless against the invaders, God would not turn back his wrath against them.  How much greater then is God’s wrath against those who are not helpless, who have a choice and who deliberately kill the unborn to satisfy their own wants.  It doesn’t matter how a baby’s life is taken away, whether through a backyard abortion or a surgical procedure performed in a hospital, God still sees it as destroying the life he knew from before the creation of the world.

Amazingly, however difficult it may be to believe, God does not stay angry forever but delight(s) to show mercy. (Micah 7:18) For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting. (Psalm 100:5) (NKJ) The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.(James 5:11) The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. (Psalm 145:9) As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:9) As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. (Ezekiel 33:11)God is love. (1 John 4:16) Hallelujah! 

Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:39) (NLT)  He loves everyone alike; he does not show favouritism. (Romans 2:11)  He loves those who are born as a result of rape or incest; with a deformity or disease; of under-age mothers; into poverty, who are unloved or unwanted.  He loves the mothers who choose life over their baby because their own life is threatened by giving birth.  He loves the poor who are unable to feed another mouth.  He loves those who choose to abort their babies and those who are forced to do so.  He also loves all those associated with abortions – the health profession, pro-abortion activists and supporters, legislators and others.  I (Jesus) have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10) The Lord loves all of us with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3), a love that can never be taken away.

He created us because he loves us and wants us to be with him now and for all eternity.  God created mankind in his own image (Genesis 1:27), with a freewill, not as robots automated to serve him, or as some sort of object to amuse himself with.  He created us to dwell and live in his presence and to share all the good things he has in store.  As God is all about life and a relationship with him, now and eternally, abortion works against his plans.  Who are we to oppose the plans of Almighty God by destroying the very life that he planned from the beginning?  Who knows the Lord’s plans for each and every life? Why you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. (James 4:14) Isn’t he the God who performs miracles? (Psalm 77:14) Didn’t Jesus go about healing every disease and sickness among the people. (Matthew 4:23) Is anything too hard for the Lord? (Genesis 18:14) Is there a limit to the Lord’s power? (Numbers 11:23) (GW) What is impossible with man is possible with God. (Luke 18:27)  

God permits evil in order to draw forth some greater good. (St Thomas Aquinas)  What is meant for evil, God turns it around for good. God chose what the world considers ordinary and what it despises—what it considers to be nothingin order to destroy what it considers to be something. (1 Corinthians 1:28) (GW)  You and I may not necessarily see change in our lifetime or even understand what is happening, but we can rest assured that the Lord works out everything for his own ends. (Proverbs 16:4)

“If anyone hears my words (Jesus) but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. (John 12:47)  By dying on the cross on Calvary, Jesus made a way for all our sins to be forgiven – in our thoughts, in our words and in our actions – to wipe the slate clean.  He is prepared to put our past behind us.  Hallelujah!  Wonderfully, he still has mighty plans for each and every one of us.  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? … Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) (NLT) I (God) will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me. (Jeremiah 33:8) Hallelujah!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son (Jesus), that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. (Ephesians 1:6-7) (NLT) He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9) Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. (Romans 10:13) Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. (Isaiah 55:6) Choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years. (Deuteronomy 30:19-20)

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