Sunday, May 22, 2016
A MATTER OF FAITH: ABORTION
There are three general positions people have regarding abortion:
1) They are totally against it.
2) They are totally for it.
3) They are against it but think it is OK if someone does it.
And there are those who had one but are now against it, and those who are against it until they decide to have one.
I have never had an abortion thus my opinion on it are based on the word of God and some of the medical data that I have read.
The first fact that needs to be addressed regarding abortion is this: When does life begin? Individuals who support abortions believe life does not begin until after the “fetus” is separated from the womb. For many individuals, such as myself, we believe life begins at conception. I believe the second the ovum merges with the spermatozoon and becomes a zygote potential is created which when allowed to fully develop will manifest a Divine purpose in other words: God has determined that a sperm should enter an egg God for a reason and that reason is life.
“Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”” Jeremiah 1:4 NKJV
The Bible is true even if people do not believe in it, its’ words apply to those who know God and those who do not. Thus God knows who will be born, who should have been born and even the date of a person’s death. Pregnancy is not a surprise to the Creator.
“Know this: children are a gift from the Eternal; the fruit of the womb is His reward.” Psalm 127:3 THE VOICE
There are no exception clauses found in the Bible regarding pregnancy. Thus in the cases of rape, incest or the life of the mother I believe each person must go to God in prayer and He will direct their path. There are women who have given birth to pregnancies that were the result of violence; there are women who chose to risk their lives to give birth.
“If any of you lacks wisdom,, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5 NKJV
There are individuals whose mothers chose not to abort; the following is a short list of individuals who were given the chance to fulfill their destiny:
World renown singer Eartha Kitt,
Zahara Jolie-Pitt the adopted daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt,
Seven time World Champion Surfer Layne Beachly,
Kelly Wright from FOX News
Janet Sheen (Martin Sheen’s wife),
Actress Ethel Waters,
2014 Miss Pennsylvania Valarie Gatto.
In addition actress Nell Carter was impregnated as a result of rape at the age of 16 and gave birth to daughter Tracey. Evangelist James Robison often shares with his audience that he was the product of rape and he is so glad that his mother chose not to abort him. I read that the Reverend Jesse Jackson was conceived when his young mother was accosted by a 30 plus year old married man. And of course most people know about the contributions of Fredrick Douglas a former slave, who became a spokesman for the anti-slavery movement. Each of these individuals, and many more have lived or live very productive lives despite the origin of their conception.
The Bible teaches that our purpose was determined before we were born.
“You see all things; You saw me growing, changing in my mother’s womb; every detail of my life was already written in Your book; You established the length of my life before I ever tasted the sweetness of it.” Psalm 139:15 The Voice
It is the plan of Satan to steal life (John 10:10) and he has successfully convinced many that a baby in the womb is not a life. The world has convinced many that a heart beat only matters if it is outside of the womb, and that a child does not feel pain until after he or she is born.
A growing idea is to treat an unborn baby as a criminal who is breaking and entering .
Many women declare she has the right to do with her body as she pleases and thus proclaiming ownership of the body that is within her. A baby is not a cancer cell that a person can annihilate at will. Cancer cells do not have heart beats or have feelings. Cancer cells do not have a neurological system.
The Bible says children are from God (Psalm 127:3). I believe a child who was destined to cure cancer was aborted; the child who understood Alzheimer's, H.I.V. and other diseases were aborted. Godly leaders have been killed before they had a chance to breath oxygen on this earth.
“The enemy does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
Satan is a life stealer Jesus is a life giver.
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursings; therefore choose life that both you and your descendants may live,” Deuteronomy 30:19 NKJV
If you have had an abortion that is not an automatic ticket to hell- God still loves you. However, do not have another one and don’t advice someone to have one.
Will you go to hell if you had an abortion? I do not believe so however, without repenting your life here on earth will be difficult. Look around at the women who support abortion they are so angry and they look distressed. There are organizations out there who can help women who have had an abortion or are considering one. Guilt is a tool of the devil to keep you away from Father God.
A baby is a baby at conception. If you are pregnant and there are issues associated with your pregnancy pray about it.
“The Father is sending a great Helper, the Holy Spirit, in My name to teach you everything and to remind you of all I have said to you. My peace is the legacy I leave to you. I don’t give gifts like those of this world. Do not let your heart be troubled or fearful.” John 14:26-27 The VoiceAnd that is the world according to NETTIE xxx Short Stories and essays and other ramblings by Marsha L F Randolph; All rights reserved do not use without the permission of the author Marsha L F Randolph