LIFE … is a Privilege

Recently I went to a Pro-Life march downtown. Around 500 people gathered to support the cause of life, to prayerfully protest & help raise awareness of the bloodshed that is in our very midst; the babies that are being murdered on a daily basis. 

"A person's a person, no matter how small."  - Dr. Seuss

Did you know that approximately 2,996 people lost their lives as a result of the destruction of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11? Now every single day, more than 3,000 American babies are killed by abortion. That is over 56 million abortions performed in the United States since Roe vs. Wade was decided in 1973. 

That is a repulsively horrible number - 56 million human lives lost, murdered in plain sight! Do you think about the unborn babies in this country? When you are an unborn child, each day is a battle for life. A bloody battle fought in what should be one of the safest places on earth - inside a mother's womb. Our nation is literally soaked in the blood of children. 

The millions of human beings that have been murdered in America's Holocaust; the greatest evil & abomination of our time - This genocide has been done "legally", sanctioned by our political leaders, who have been put into power by the American people. Please, never give your vote to any politician who advocates the murder of a child in the womb. 

"All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with a certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty & the pursuit of Happiness." - Declaration of Independence 

Abortion results in the death of an innocent human being.  It is immoral & unjust when evaluated in the light of the law of the land (our founding documents) & the 6th commandment that forbids taking the life of an innocent human being (Exodus 20:13).

So what is considered life? Imagine that you are a scientist, & think about this: If a single bacteria cell was discovered on Mars, it would be considered life, right? (Not to mention a revolutionary discovery - a living organism on another planet!) — But why, why, why is a heartbeat not considered life on earth? The tiny hearts of unborn children are so often looked over & ignored. When your heart stops beating, you are considered to be dead, right? Then why isn't it considered life when the heart starts beating — pumping blood throughout the tiny body of an unborn baby? I believe life truly beings at conception; before the mother is even aware that she is pregnant, a distinct, unique life has begun his or her existence inside her.
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully & wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139:13-16 
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male & female he created them." -Genesis 1:27
We need to protect & honor that image. We need to stand up & be the voice for the unborn. The entire argument that what is growing & being formed in the womb is "just a clump of cells" is completely absurd! It makes me mad to think about people who pretend that a fetus isn't a human! Everyone knows that it is a baby. We were all created with consciences;  a knowledge of evil & good. Murder is murder, in the womb or in the world - & these people know this! A person is a person no matter how small they are, or where they live, or what they need to survive! The fetus that is being formed in the womb is an intricate individual in every respect. If you want scientific proof, test the DNA. It is a new person, a separate unique being, a miracle!
"Hands that shed innocent blood. Just as abominable as pride & lying are the hands that shed innocent blood. While condemning abortion & murder, Christians ought to be careful to condemn all other abominations as well. As a nation & as a family, we have much over which we ought to repent in tears & confession before God." - Kevin Swanson 

I pray for my country, that our leaders' hard hearts would be broken, that their eyes be opened, & that they would repent. I pray for the church, that she would step up & fight this battle, minister to the women & rescue lost souls. I pray that God would judge us not unto destruction, but to repentance. I pray for forgiveness for myself - I am part of this country, so I share its guilt. All too often, I forget about this raging battle, I don't do enough. I need to repent - I am guilty of so much & need to remember that I am just as sinful as those who murder & sacrifice their children to the gods of convince & self.
"No human being… Is ever conceived outside God's will or conceived outside of God's image. Life is a gift from God created in His image." - John Macarthur 
You & I need to be prayer warriors, praying for repentance as individuals, & as a nation. We need to be fighting for the unborn children. It is spiritual warfare. We need to constantly be praying for the abortionists, the mothers, boyfriends & fathers - that their eyes would be opened & that they would truly see what they are doing. Did you know that rape is the most common thing used to "justify" abortion? But statistics show that rape victims are the 1% that usually chose to keep their children. The child becomes the only redemptive thing out of the original horrific act of violence. Often mothers, in case of rape, are made to believe that the child inside them is not theirs. But it is their child, not the rapists. Why should the child die, because of something the father did? The mothers that realize this are brave - These mothers carry the child through what must be a hard pregnancy, & then they often chose the loving option: adoption.  Adoption is ALWAYS the best option for any child that is unwanted, regardless of how the child was conceived. That's what I love about the picture I took - the sign the man is holding says, "Adoption the loving option". 

I, myself, have a younger brother who was adopted. He is one of the very best things that ever happened to our family. My brother's mother chose life, chose adoption. Turn to scriptures, the greatest adoption story of all time, is that of Jesus! Joseph (Mary's betrothed husband), chose life & adopted Jesus. Jesus died for us, so that we might live. Jesus died, rose form the grave & defeated death. Now by the richness of his grace, He adopts us & calls us His children. He loves us. He cares for us & wants whats best for us. We should want the best for the least among us. We are all people. We all have the privilege of life; not only just "life", but we have been invited to partake in eternal life, because of Jesus' death. He calls us to come forward, to walk in light, to seek & trust him - through the good & bad. 
"Why do bad things happen to good people? That only happened once, & He volunteered." - R. C. Sproul, Jr. 
Think about that. None of us are any good, so its fair that bad things happen. Jesus was completely good, & He allowed Himself to be murdered for me, for you. God has always had a plan. He died to forgive our worst sins, our murderous ways, our hard-heartedness. His death takes away our pain & guilt, He washes us clean. He forgives us, loves us dearly & wants us to run to into His open arms like little children. 
"In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth." Ephesians 1:5-10                                                                                                                            

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