Wednesday of this week was the 41st anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing abortion on demand. Since then somewhere between 52 and 54 million pre-born children have been killed in their mothers’ womb. That is well over 3,000 children per day, and one third of all babies conceived in America every year since 1973; and it is also big business, raking in vast profits for the abortion industry.
One clergyman wrote on his blog:
“Roe v. Wade: A 41 Year Long Holocaust
You can sanitize the language but its still murder. Abortion has desensitized us to the reality of what is happening when an unborn life is terminated. How long before the judgment of God comes upon a people who do this?”
He concluded his message with these words:
“I submit that the unborn children of anyone have a right to fulfill their dreams as well and to a safe community and to health, and actually to life. Let's not let this anniversary, let's not let any day, let's not let any of this go by without really understanding what is taking place not only in the United States and Canada, but around the world with all of these abortions and the culture of death, the culture of murder that has been fostered, promoted, and now just sanitized away with language like this and so much more than we could bring out.
We are talking about murder. We are talking about taking the life of a child from the womb of its mother. Let's not forget that... but let me leave you with one scripture from Deuteronomy 30:19. God says through Moses to not just Israel but to all of us,’Choose life that both you and your descendants might live.’ That's God's teaching. That's God's instruction.”
Think about it for a moment. “Abortion has desensitized us to the reality of what is happening when an unborn life is terminated. How long before the judgment of God comes upon a people who do this?”
God often punishes us by letting us have what we want. This is known in Scripture as the law of sowing and reaping. America has sown the wind and is reaping the whirlwind. The generation that cried out for abortion on demand is now finding their children and grandchildren calling for the killing of the elderly through euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, and soon the right to die will become the duty to die. America has killed a whole generation, 52 to 55 million innocent lives violently snuffed out because they were “inconvenient,” “unplanned” or “too costly.” That is more than twice the entire population of Canada! These slaughtered Americans are being replaced with mass third world immigration which threatens to change our country forever. We have indeed sown the wind and we are reaping the whirlwind... but there is hope!
Despite the freezing temperatures and winter storms many thousands of patriotic, pro-life Americans turned out for the March for Life in Washington, DC. The pro-abortion counter-demonstrators who normally number only a handful didn’t even show up this year. Their counter-demonstration was cancelled due to the weather. Not only did this year’s March For Life demonstrate the commitment and fortitude of the movement, but much has been accomplished at the grass roots and 2014 promises to be a year in which even more ground is won back in this culture war for the soul of America. You can read all about it in an excellent article by clicking this link: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/22/march-for-life .
Abortion never solves anything. It always leaves at least two victims: one dead and one wounded. As Christians we need to love them both. We need to pray and work to stop this genocide, and reach out to the wounded with the gospel, giving them the opportunity for repentance, forgiveness and healing. There is forgiveness and the promise of a new life to all who will repent. Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, has come to Christ, experienced a new life, and now works to end abortion. Her book, Won By Love, is eye opening and encouraging, and her story has given new hope to those wounded by abortion.
While godly men and women all across America were mourning the 41st anniversary of the beginning of this genocide, the Left was celebrating it. Jesus said that the devil was a liar and murder from the beginning, and the father of lies; and the devil continues to lie about abortion and to twist the facts, and this father of death continues his efforts to advance the culture of death and spread the killing from the pre-born to the elderly, the sick and the disabled.
Barrack Hussein Obama issued a short pro-abortion statement commemorating the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. You can read his entire statement and a response from First Things titled, “Eight Lies in President Obama’s Roe Statement” by clicking here: http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2014/01/eight-lies-in-president-obamas-roe-statement .
There is a very heartwarming article and short video on the Internet about one of those disposable, handicapped pre-born children whom doctors tried five times to get the mother to abort. I hope that you will take a couple of minutes to see it. Here is the link: http://gma.yahoo.com/toddler-overcomes-spine-crushing-dwarfism-become-internet-singing-103737270--abc-news-health.html
This week I read an article from another clergyman who leads an American Christian denomination. He is a conservative Christian, but I found what he wrote about the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade very sad. He wrote, “I am Sighing and Crying. What am I supposed to do? A shameful benchmark came and went yesterday: the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade...” So far, so good, but then he wrote, “But I can’t do anything about it. All I can do is express my outrage, but to go beyond that is futily opposing increased moral sliding... This slide is irreversible...”
This Christian leader believes that things are supposed to get worse and worse, and that trying to do anything about it is futile. We have heard this same message coming from Christian radio and TV, and from countless pulpits. According to these voices, trying to do anything is like polishing the brass on a sinking ship or arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. This message of hopelessness, defeat and retreat has sidelined millions of Christians and become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Rather than being salt and light in society it has reduced many Christians to being mere spectators watching the collapse of Western Christian civilization.
This was not the view of the early Church who literally turned the world upside down. This was not the view of our Christian forbearers who built Christendom in Europe. This was not the view of those brave Christians who bled to stop the Moslem hordes at the gates of Vienna or who drove the Moors from Spain and liberated the country from Islamic oppression. This was not the view of the Founding Fathers of our Republic who establish a new nation based on Christianity. And this was not the view of the foreign missionaries who for centuries have given their lives to reach the world with the gospel.
Many Christians, even otherwise orthodox Christians, become uncomfortable when a pastor speaks out about abortion. "Everyone knows we are against abortion," they reason, "so why talk about it? After all, it makes people uncomfortable and it is such a divisive issue." But being "against abortion" is not enough. We can't just be personally opposed to it while we fail to speak up because it makes people uncomfortable or because it is such a divisive issue in our polarized society. Pastors are called by God to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Abortion must be exposed for what it really is, and this genocide must be stopped. How? St. Augustine of Hippo points the way. He said, "Pray as though everything depends on God, and work as though everything depends on you."