God Vs. Abortion "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place (womb). When I was woven together in the depths of the earth (womb), your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalms 139:13-16 Babies are being murdered at the rate of 1.6 million per year in the United States. The above passage of scripture clearly indicates that God takes pleasure in the life of an unborn child, and that it is a child to God. "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." Jeremiah 1:5. God, just as with Jeremiah, also has a plan for each unborn child. Since the Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion, the number of babies murdered is equal to the population of all the states west of the Mississippi excluding California. I wonder if God might have had a plan for one of those babies to come up with a cure for cancer, or become the best president this country ever had, or to be the world's next great evangelist. Public sympathy pours out to a dead baby in the arms of a fireman, one of many victims of a terrorist attack in Oklahoma City. When will society wake up to the terror that goes on in abortion clinics every single day across the country? What can we, as Christians do to stop this slaughter? 1. Do not say "I don't have an opinion on abortion." If you are a true Christian, believing the Bible to be the infallible Word of God, you must take a stand for the sanctity of human life. You must have an opinion. 2. Write your senator and congressman. Let them know where you stand on abortion. Let them know you will be watching how they vote. Urge them to introduce legislation to ban abortion altogether. Let them know you will not vote for them next election otherwise. 3. Inquire of your local physician's practice and views on abortion. Find one that does not practice or condone it. 4. Get involved with peaceful demonstrations and marches supporting Pro Life. 5. Share your views with anyone willing to listen (not at work!). 6. Do not do business with anyone advocating a mother's right to choose, and let them know why you are taking your business elsewhere (economic votes speak louder than you think). The ironic thing about "Pro Choice" is the one with the most to lose (the baby) doesn't get a choice! Persons have worth even before they are born. God knew you, as he knew Jeremiah, long before you were born or even conceived. He knew you, thought about you, and planned for you. When you feel discouraged or inadequate, remember that God has always thought of you as valuable and has had a purpose in mind for you. God is at work in a person's life even while in the womb. God's character goes into the creation of every person. God thinks of you constantly (Psalm 139:1-4). We should have as much respect for ourselves as our Maker has for us. Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. Unlike David his father, he did not do what was right in the eyes of the LORD . . . He burned sacrifices in the Valley of Ben Hinnom and sacrificed his sons in the fire, following the detestable ways of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites. (2 Chr 28:1,3 NIV) Abortion is a sin against God. Imagine the monstrous evil of a religion that offers young children as sacrifices. God allowed Judah to suffer heavy casualties in response to Ahaz's evil practices. Even today the practice hasn't abated. The sacrifice of children to the harsh gods of convenience, economy, and whim continues in sterile medical facilities in numbers that would astound even the wicked Ahaz. If we are to allow children to come to Christ (Matthew 19:14), we must first allow them to come into the world!