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Abortion—Mass Murder in the First Degree

Benjamin Tovstiga

It could almost seem that Western society is regarding human life and welfare with unprecedented estimation. Help for the sick, suffering, deprived, and underprivileged has ne

ver been more readily available. Enlightened humanism calls for the comfort of mankind, and the Western world in its present state is certainly thought to be the epitome of civilization. Barbarism and its practices have been wiped into oblivion. Infanticide and child labor are repudiated and shuddered at. Child protection agencies are bristling with powers to ensure the safety and well-being of those who may be abused. What is amazingly contradictory to all this seeming humaneness is the fact that the nations which are regarded as the most forward in social and technological development, are slaughtering millions of unborn children.

By merit of His role as Creator of all things, God has absolute rights to and jurisdiction over His creation. In opposition to His divine prerogative, there is a pervading sentiment of personal autonomy and sovereignty which dictates that women have the right to determine the fate of their bodies and the life span of their unborn children. In reality, however, every woman is accountable to God for both her body and soul. Furthermore, in deciding on the life and death of an unborn child, a woman is dealing with a human being inherently distinct from her own body. Thus abortion is not at all an issue of a woman’s corporeal jurisdiction.

Under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, David testified “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). Doctors and mothers show great and base audacity by extinguishing life–life that is possessed of unsurpassed innocence, sanctity, and dignity. Truly, “there is no fear of God before their eyes” (Romans 3:18). The fact that abortions are legal and often funded by the state only adds to the despicable nature of this crime.

Even an embryo at the earliest stage of development is a genuine human being. The Word of God attributes a spiritual dimension to children in utero when David said, “I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me” (Psalm 51:5). The foreknowledge, design, love, and intense interest which God invests in his unborn creation, underline the immense value of these human lives (Psalm 139:13, 15, 16; Jeremiah 1:5).

The apostle Paul warned of perilous times, which we are presently living in. According to the apostle, people in these times would be “without natural affection” (2 Timothy 3:3). A fundamental absence of the most natural maternal feeling is manifested by abortions. Besides constituting an impudent intrusion into God’s right, abortions bespeak a bestial coldness and insensibility that transcends even animal behavior.

No matter how undesirable or even illegitimate the conception of a child may be, God remains the sovereign Creator of every human being. As Matthew Henry’s commentary on Psalm 139 expresses, parents are merely instruments of a child’s being, while God is the Author of it. The most unwanted child is His personal handiwork and His own priceless possession upon which He showers everlasting love and fervent affection.

Paganism is experiencing a dramatic revitalization, and the millions of abortions that are taking place even in so-called Christian lands bear witness to this phenomenon. According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, well over a million abortions are performed in the United States per year. Mothers with multiple children in utero are authorized to “pick” whichever child best suits their perverted fancy–while the remaining siblings are consigned to a disgraceful and cruel death. It is horrendous to think that in Canada abortions are presently legal up to the onset of labor. According to an article in the December 2012 issue of Christianity Today, Asia is missing an estimated 163 million girls and women due to gender-based selection for abortion over the past thirty years. This number parallels the total number of females in the United States today. The pagan dragon has not lost its thirst for human blood, and myriads of innocents are being offered up on his behalf.

Doctors and mothers will stand before God on the day of the final judgment with bloody hands, for God does not differentiate between any premeditated killing and murder.

Let it be known that we write with no malice or personal hostility towards any individual. The blood of Jesus is able to cleanse from all bloodguiltiness (Psalm 51:4). Nevertheless, the holocaust of the unborn, regardless of their stage of development, is absolutely reprehensible and is motivated by spirits of devils.

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