The world was shocked by what Hitler did in WWII to the Jews. Christians are equally stunned at America’s eagerness to slaughter helpless innocent children resting in, what once was, their safe haven, the mother’s womb. If God was not already, all knowing, I wonder if He too would be astonished at His children regarding the Christian’s Holocaust?
We stand firm, and rightly so, against abortion, while we cling to her mother. Not only do we embrace her, we promote her without seeing the danger to Christianity now and in the future. After a pastor friend of mine preached against abortion, I told him, Christians will never see abortion end until we stand up against it’s very foundation. Planned Parenthood was birthed by the organization preceding it. That origination was originally closed by law enforcement in the early 1900’s. It’s name? The National Birth-Control League.
Many Christians today see nothing wrong with birth control, yet Scripture speaks loudly against it! Satan’s goal, form the start, has been to decrease and end the godly seed. Scripture commands us to increase in number, never removing that instruction. In fact as you study the issue, times of decreased population were considered God’s judgment on His people. Also, we are told, God opens and shuts the womb, not man, yet what are we saying when using birth control? It’s man-telling God, not yet or not at all! Throughout Scripture, children are called a blessing. What other blessing of God would we throw out? If God gave you a car, would you junk it? If He gave you a house, would you demolish it? If He handed you one million dollars, would you burn it? Yet, continuously from the congregation and the pulpit children are regarded with distain by “humorous” remarks. What underlining message do you think children are hearing?
Will we let our culture win? Will we accept more brainwashing from TV, movies, and financial advisors? Many say it’s too expensive to have children. I agree, it is costly, but not as much as the world has you believe. You already have a place to live and the expenses involved in such, to add extra food, clothes, and space is not that much per child and children can share rooms, a forgotten concept by many! Actually it would do them good, they’d learn not everything in life is theirs or revolves around them. Scripture says trust God, He’ll provide. Or are those words we toss around because they sound good, yet were not really meant to believe?
At my aunt’s, there was a Christian talk show on. We were winning, if you will, the agreement regarding abortion until the abortionist said, the world prevents life with abortion, you prevent it with birth control, there’s no difference. The Christian tried to save the day, but the abortionist hit us between the eyes with a very powerful truth. He was wrong in one sense: abortion is murder, out right; he was right in another sense: birth control is murder for within one’s heart. It reminds me of Mt 5:27,28 – “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” God is more concerned with what’s in our heart; He knows that’s what ultimately controls what we do.