The Cry of Innocents – 1 of 3

Author: Jeff Hicks
On September 11, 2001 over 3500 lives were extinguished when two planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The world mourned. On September 12, 2001 4000 lives were extinguished and again on September 13 and 14 and 15. Every day in America 4000 unborn babies are aborted; 4000 each day, 28,000 each week, 112, 000 each month and 1,460,000 each year.
 Abraham Lincoln spoke in 1858, one year after Dred Scott. The young Republican party was locked in a debate over slavery. A firm stand against slavery could cost them the election, the word of the day was compromise or lose.“Yet I have never failed, and do not now fail to remember that in the Republican cause there is a higher aim than mere office. I do not allow myself to forget that the abolition of the slave trade in Great Britain was agitated for 100 years before it was a final success. That measure had its opponents, it’s stealthy “I didn’t care opponents”, its “dollars and cents” opponents, it “religion and good order” opponents, its “Negro equality” opponents and all these people were elected to office. Through out all these years while their adversaries got numb. But I have also remembered. Said Lincoln, That while they blazed for a century, finally they flickered, shone for a brief season and went out to be remembered no more. I am pressed in my brief speck of time to contribute one humble mite to that one consummation that my own poor eyes may not last to see.”

 Most of us don’t feel as strongly about the issue of abortion as we should.

 Abortion has hardened the heart of this nation. Melody Green writes, “There the unnamed doctor who shared on a radio show that after he performed his first abortion, he became so violently ill, that he thought he would die. He went through weeks of depression and thoughts of suicide. He said, “The first time I felt like it was murder, but I did it again and again, and now 20 years later I am facing what happened to me as a doctor, as a human being. Sure I got hard. Sure the money was important. And, oh, it was an easy thing, once I had taken this step to see these women as animals and these babies as just tissue.”

Psalms 94: 3-11 (Message) “God, the wicked get away with murder—how long will you let this go on? They brag and boast and crow about their crimes. They walk all over your people, God, exploit and abuse your precious people. They take out anyone who gets in their way; if they can’t use them they kill them. They think ‘God isn’t looking, Jacob’s God is out to lunch.’ Well, think again, you idiots, fools—how long before you get smart? Do you think Ear-maker doesn’t hear, Ear-shaper doesn’t see? Do you think the trainer of nations doesn’t correct, the teacher of Adam doesn’t know? God knows, all right—knows your stupidity, sees your shallowness.

 I challenge you to go through your Bible and look for what God says about the shedding of innocent blood. God will forgive a lot of things, and He will forgive the sin of abortion, but there is a price that is paid by the individual and this nation.

The Devaluing of Life. In the mid-1800’s our country began to deal with the issue of slavery. These were dark hours that should have never been tolerated by our government or our churches. Then on March 6th, 1857 the U.S Supreme Court made its second worst decision in history. It was an idea that had to be sold.  According to the Dred Scott decision, black people were not, “legal persons: according to the U.S Constitution. A slave was the property of the owner and could be bought and sold, used and even killed by the owner at the owners discretion.”

 A Similar conclusion was arrived at in Nazi Germany. The “ultimate solution” to the Jewish problem first had to begin with an idea. Jews were dogs, not really people.

 In the winter of 1973 the U.S Supreme Court decided in a split 9 to 7 conclusion that the unborn child is not legally a human being and is then the property of the (owner) or mother and she can have the child killed at her request, even up to the time of birth if her doctor agrees.

 All of this death first began with an idea that says, “Those we are talking about are not human.” YOU MUST FIRST SAY IT ISN’T HUMAN…..THEN YOU CAN KILL IT!

 Listen to the Word: Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; and before you were born I consecrated you.” Psalms 139: 13-16, “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day passed.”

How many people know the sex or your children before they are born? How many saw an ultrasound? WERE THESE IMAGES OF CHILDREN OR TISSUE?

 There is a familiar story which bears repeating. The medical school professor tells his students, “I want your opinion about the termination of a pregnancy. The father had syphilis and the mother had tuberculosis. Of the four children born, the first was blind, the second died, the third was deaf and dumb, and the fourth had tuberculosis. What would you have done with the fifth pregnancy?” I would have ended it,” quickly answered one student. “You have just killed Beethoven.”

Next week; Pro-choice arguments.

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