Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Our Abortion Battle

This story is absolutely amazing! What does it say about Crisis Pregnancy Centers shift to an ultrasound strategy for combating abortion? Whereas the scriptures say one can only believe in what is not seen, the people we're trying to persuade say seeing is believing. Regardless, God has a way of making his enemies friends! A strange way to fight a battle, I know, but apparently it's very effective, at least the early church would say so.

It is frustrating trying to know how to approach the abortion battle in America. The religious foes of abortion, particularly Evangelicals, have been waging political warfare for 30 years, with precious little to show for it. Even with pro-life majorities in both houses of Congress and a pro-life President (from 2002 to 2006) nothing, really, got done. Innocent blood continues to pay the price for American hedonism.

As a result (I hope) some have taken to more violent measures in their frustrations. I think, however, violence is likely to beget only more violence, fire is likely to be met with fire, without actually stopping the evil battled against in the first place. The devil doesn't let loose of his grasp on those that are his through unbelief. His claws are only broken by the light of faith.

Murder is worth being against in any venue. It is a justice and mercy issue. The early church was opposed to abortion within the Roman Empire, but did not have the opportunity nor the political power to do anything legislatively about it. They fought their battle passively by getting adults saved and actively by rescuing the exposed (adoption). Abortion never became illegal within their realm, even after the days of Constantine, but it all but ceased due to the power of conversion and persuasion-- a lesson for us, perhaps?

4 comments:

  1. WOW!!! My heart is jumping up and down!! PTL!

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  2. Since you updated your post, I'll update my comment! ;) I agree with all you have written. As Christians, we must believe only God can change the heart. I fail because I expect the unsaved to make right decisions (choosing life) as a believer would. Those who do not know Christ's freedom are bound by the deceiver and will usually make choices which glorify him. Thank you for posting all this information.

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  3. Ruth,
    I said I would have something to say later. :-)

    The story in the video was so amazing, I wanted to get it out as quickly as possible, even before I had my own commentary on it finished.

    There will come a time, in the millenium, when Christ rules over natural people (not yet recreated)with a rod of iron, and we with him. Until then, the Devil rules over those in his kingdom, and they have to be extricated before they are free to obey Christ. When there's more of them than of us, it makes it difficult indeed to get them choose good. Nonetheless, it's worth the effort to try save a life that needs its opportunity to hear about Christ.

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  4. Hello

    Everyone gets an ultrasound here in the UK as part of their NHS antenatal care. Actually you get at least two, at about 12 and 20 weeks. I suppose that does not happen if you are considering an abortion.

    But, because it is so common, everyone has now seen some friend or relative proudly waving their scans of Baby at social events, parties, church etc. So more people are aware that abortion=dead baby.

    I understand that more and more young girls are keeping their babies, and over here the age group that has the most abortions is the 30 to 40-year olds. A midwife told me that it was because of adulterous affairs.

    I saw that maafa21 video on Youtube after reading your post. What a shocker. It left me wondering if the same thing is happening here, too.

    Anthea

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