In our country today many are comforting individuals who struggle with immoral lifestyles and choices. To large issues, and two that we will likely play roles in this election year are Abortion and Homosexuality. Since this paper and this article are devoted to God’s word there is no reason to dwell on the currently terrible state that our country is in on these two issues, but it is relevant to look at how these issues have come to light in this country.
Abortion became legal in the United States on January 22nd, 1973. I for one am glad that my parents did not choose their legal (not godly) given right to abort me. I was still two and ½ years from being born; this law put my life in risk. In our country we protect animals, we give rights to criminals, and many more non-logical things. Yet, when it comes to an unborn human being, one that has a beating heart and a soul, there is no right for life! Many say that abortion is not condemned in the Bible. The many are wrong (Matthew 7:13-14). The term abortion does not appear in the Bible but the definition sure does. (Revelation 21:8) “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”(Emphasis added B.Y.)
Does God view an unborn child as a human being or would he refer to an unborn child, as does the medical field “fetus”? He not only views an unborn child as an infant, but the record indicates that he knows them. (Jeremiah 1:5) “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Notice the word “BEFORE”, in that verse. It would do a great justice to would be mothers if they walked into a clinic and had to read what God says on this matter. Maybe, just maybe that would drop the rate of legal murders in this country. In the next text we will look at, we are in need of noticing again what the Holy Writ calls an unborn infant. The infant is not called “fetus”, or any other medical term. (Luke 1:40-41) “And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost.” Abortion is so easy to have done that some women use it as a form of birth control. Where has this world’s morals gone? They have gone by the way side, and the word of God has been placed on the shelf under the immoral magazines, the Bible is just being used as a source of collection. Not a source of information collection but rather dust collection.
I received the document I am going to share with you some
time ago in an e-mail message. I do not believe nor do the scriptures
reveal that this is biblical, but it is simply being put forth to produce
the thought that came to this writer and father of three. The author
of this selection is unknown.
I am in Heaven now, sitting on Jesus' lap. He loves me and cries with me; for my heart has been broken. I so wanted to be your little girl. I don't quite understand what has happened. I was so excited when I began realizing my existence. I was in a dark, yet comfortable place. I saw I had fingers and toes. I was pretty far along in my developing, yet not near ready to leave my surroundings. I spent most of my time thinking or sleeping. Even from my earliest days, I felt a special bonding between you and me. Sometimes I heard you crying and I cried with you. Sometimes you would yell or scream, then cry. I heard Daddy yelling back. I was sad, and hoped you would be better soon. I wondered why you cried so much. One day you cried almost all of the day. I hurt for you. I couldn't imagine why you were so unhappy. That same day, the most horrible thing happened. A very mean monster came into that warm, comfortable place I was in. I was so scared, I began screaming, but you never once tried to help me. Maybe you never heard me. The monster got closer and closer as I was screaming and screaming, "Mommy, Mommy, help me please; Mommy, help me." Complete terror is all I felt. I screamed and screamed until I thought I couldn't anymore. Then the monster started ripping my arm off. It hurt so badly; the pain I can never explain. It didn't stop. Oh, how I begged it to stop. I screamed in horror as it ripped my leg off. Though I was in such complete pain, I was dying. I knew I would never see your face or hear you say how much you love me. I wanted to make all your tears go away. I had so many plans to make you happy. Now I couldn't; all my dreams were shattered. Though I was in utter pain and horror, I felt the pain of my heart breaking, above all. I wanted more than anything to be your daughter. No use now, for I was dying a painful death. I could only imagine the terrible things that they had done to you. I wanted to tell you that I love you before I was gone, but I didn't know the words you could understand. And soon, I no longer had the breath to say them; I was dead. I felt myself rising. I was being carried by a huge angel into a big beautiful place. I was still crying, but the physical pain was gone. The angel took me to Jesus and set me on His lap. He said He loved me, and He was my Father. Then I was happy. I asked Him what the thing was that killed me. He answered, "Abortion. I am sorry, my child; for I know how it feels." I don't know what abortion is; I guess that's the name of the monster. I'm writing to say that I love you and to tell you how much I wanted to be your little girl. I tried very hard to live. I wanted to live.
I had the will, but I couldn't; the monster was too powerful. It sucked my arm and legs off and finally got all of me. It was impossible to live. I just wanted you to know I tried to stay with you. I didn't want to die. Also, Mommy, please watch out for that abortion monster. Mommy, I love you and I would hate for you to go through the kind of pain I did. Please be careful.
Love, Your Baby Girl”Just remember this phrase: “Two patients enter an abortion clinic, only one comes out alive”! It is a shame to think even of the methods used to destroy an innocent human life. They can suck the infant apart, give the infant an acid bath, tap the head, and even partial birth abortions are legal. It is the prayer of every faithful Christian to stop this horrible act that is so inhuman. We need to teach the world that these things are immoral and that the world will be judged on this issue!
Then we have the ever-renewing battle of same-sex relationships. Hollywood has found that the American people buy this smut. We have sitcoms directed in the area of Homosexual life. We have the military being forced to guess if they have someone in the shower or bunker with them that may be attracted to them. I watched a Homosexual advocate on Television make the statement that he was a Christian. So called religious leaders have also stated that this lifestyle is OK. That is why it is of the utmost importance that we read the Bible instead of taking “_____”’s word for it. The Bible states that it is the word of the Lord we will be judged by (John 12:48)! The school system is even teaching that Homosexuality is a “alternate lifestyle”, shame on them, it is sin. Sin is transgression of the Law (I John 3:4). The price of sin is eternal death (Romans 6:23).
God destroyed two cities for the practice of Homosexuality (Genesis chapters 18-19). Some might correctly state that we are no longer under the Old Law (Romans 7:1-6, Ephesians 2:15, and Matthew 26:28). Yet, we are reminded of this in the New Testament as well. (II Peter 2:6) “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly.” We are told that those two cities are an example for us, of what not to do! If you want to know what God thinks of this ungodly lifestyle, I believe it is obvious. A good series of text to tie with the passages above are Romans chapter 1, and Leviticus 20:13. The plain truth is that God created man and women (Adam and Eve), not Man and Man (Adam and Steve).
Won’t the grace of God remove their sins? Sure!
Yet, grace alone will be of no effect. God sent his son so that we
would be obedient to his will. Those that are not obedient and do
not obey the Lord will face the Day of Judgment and punishment from the
Lord (II Thessalonians 1:8-9). The Lord says that it is not enough
to say Lord, Lord, but we must obey (Matthew 7:21-23). One participating
in either of these acts has the blood of the Lord that will remit their
sins (Revelation 1:5). We can contact that remission in baptism (Acts
2:38). It is simple. We hear the word (Romans 10:17).
Believe (John 8:24). Repent of our sins (Luke 13:3; 5) making this
the point in which we turn from sin and walk right. Confess our Lord
(Matthew 10:32-33). Finally, that washing away of sins in baptism
(Acts 22:16). We will then be added to the Lord’s ONE Church (I Corinthians
12:12-13, Acts 2:47, Ephesians 4:4, 1:22-23, and Matthew 16:18), the Church
of Christ (Colossians 1:18 & Romans 16:16). If you have been
struggling with these issues make it right! God will wipe the slate
clean if you follow the plan of salvation. If you are a Christian
struggling with any issue the only sin that leads to hell is the sin not
repented of! Reach out and ask a True Christian to help. If
you are considering either of these issues being part of your life, consider
it no more. Study God’s word and become strong (II Timothy 2:15).
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