Many years ago I read a syndicated columnist who predicted that technology would put an end to abortion as we knew it. Her expectation was based upon the increasing ability to look inside the womb and observe the development of the babies inside. No longer would there be speculation about tissue. From the time the fertilized egg began to grow, it was obviously human. All it needed was time and nourishment in order to grow to the point of entering this world alive.
Her prediction proved wrong. There are none so blind as those who will not see. The hardness of hearts has grown to the point that some of the supposedly most educated people in our nation would willingly allow infanticide. I find this hard to believe and sickening to accept. What seems unacceptable to me remains celebrated by the masses. Babies are killed in the wombs of their mothers at an alarming rate.
I have been an adult since Roe vs. Wade made abortion legal in America. I have always voted for pro-life candidates and against pro-choice candidates. This one difference sways my vote every time. I was interviewed by a local paper when I lived in Holdenville. The reporter questioned me about this very issue. When he implied that I needed to consider the bigger picture, I explained that, for me, abortion was the big picture. Even without my born-again status, I cannot see myself favoring the death of babies.
I empathize with those who have had abortions. God can and will heal any hurt. His steadfast love continues forever. I understand the horrible realities of rape and incest. I also know that most abortions are no more than an unthinkable form of birth control. King David tried to cover up his adultery with Bathsheba by having her husband Uriah killed. Abotion continues the practice of trying to cover up immorality with murder.
What can we do? We can pray, and we can vote. We can live morally pure lives and expect the same of others. God will forgive immorality, but He will never approve of immorality. God will forgive murder, but He will never approve of murder. God will forgive abortion, but He will never approve of abortion. I am so glad my mother gave me birth! Every baby should have the same opportunity.
I love you,
This Week at FBC
- March 31 LifeGroup Attendance – 700
- Sunday Sermon – “Surrender of Jesus” Matthew 26:36-46
- Family Night – This Sunday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Worship Center
- Pathway to Easter – April 18 and April 19, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Come anytime during this timeframe for your self-guided prayer walk.
- Child Dedication – May 5 – Sign up sheets are at the Preschool Check in Area. For more information contact Savannah
Welcome New Members
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