“Before I FORMED (capitals mine) thee in the belly I KNEW (capitals mine) thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I SANCTIFIED (capitals mine) thee, and I ORDAINED (capitals mine) thee a prophet unto the nations.”
Let’s be totally honest! The Word of God, the Holy Bible, makes it extremely clear that before God ever FORMED the baby in the womb, He personally KNEW the baby as an individual, not some nameless, lifeless entity. Before the baby was ever born, He SANCTIFIED and ORDAINED that child of His with a very specific purpose in life. He then instructs us with the fifth Commandment which says “Thou shalt not kill”. The Bible goes even further, listing the killing of innocents something God HATES! “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed INNOCENT BLOOD (capitals mine).” – Proverbs 6:16-17. I am personally offended when a person stands up and says “I am a Christian but I also support a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion!” Whether we are Republican or Democrat, pro-life or pro-choice we are all knowingly and willfully disobeying the very Commandment of God IF we allow the killing of an unborn child through abortion, or as they did thousands of years ago, through child sacrifice to the god of Baal as described in the Old Testament.
Who in the world is Baal?
“And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the house of Baal, and said unto the worshippers of Baal, Search, and look that there be here with you NONE OF THE SERVANTS OF GOD (capitals mine), but the worshippers of Baal only.”
2 Kings 10:23
Baal was a FALSE god promoted by Jezebel, the Phoenician, non-Jewish wife of Jewish King Ahab. Because of her total influence on him and her personal worship of Baal, he had his kingdom leave the basic tenets of Judaism and instead worship the false god Baal. She also ordered the execution of all the Jewish prophets to ensure her beliefs, not theirs, were followed. For these sins, she was eventually punished by God by being thrown out of a window and her body was eaten by dogs (which event by the way had also been previously prophesied by Elijah). What does all this have to do with abortion today?
“And say, HEAR YE THE WORD OF THE LORD (capitals mine), O kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I WILL BRING EVIL UPON THIS PLACE (capitals mine), the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle. Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto their gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place WITH THE BLOOD OF INNOCENTS (child sacrifice, capitals mine); They have built also the high places of Baal, TO BURN THEIR SONS WITH FIRE FOR BURNT OFFERINGS UNTO BAAL (capitals mine), which I COMMANDED NOT (capitals mine), nor spake it, neither came from it unto my mind: Therefore, behold the days come, saith the Lord, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter.”
The worship of the false god Baal required the ritual sacrifice of their first born. Of course at that time, abortions were not medically feasible so the parents waited until after birth and then sacrificed the child to Baal by throwing them into the fire. Their total disdain for the life of a God-created child was dictated by their following of a false god and false religion which went in a totally different way than that ordained by God’s commandment to not kill. As a result of this sin the people who worshipped Baal were utterly defeated in what was called “…the valley of slaughter.”
Recently, a law was passed in New York allowing abortions up to the ninth month and a similar bill was closely defeated in Virginia which would have allowed a baby to be “aborted” (killed) AFTER it had already been born!! Do you think this is crazy? It has been allowed for years in the Netherlands to have a child UP TO ONE YEAR OLD killed by a doctor if the baby has medical issues! I encourage you to read The Party of Death by Ramesh Ponnuru for more info. Can you imagine the outrage if a woman has the right to choose to have an abortion, that a man could then also have the right to sacrifice a newborn child to the god of Baal!! What is the difference?
To be totally candid, I am a male and pro-life. Many may say as a male I have no right to decide what a woman does with her body. I must instead abide with what God told us directly in Hebrews 10:26-27: “For if we sin willfully after the truth we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth NO MORE SACRIFICE FOR SINS (capitals mine) But a certain fearful looking for of judgement and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.” Some readers of this blog may themselves have had an abortion. I can not condemn them but I will not condone the abortions either! Take a look at my previous post Don’t condemn, but DO NOT condone either! on this subject. We all sin! The issue here is whether we repent of our sins and ask for forgiveness.
Prior to the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision by the U.S Supreme Court upholding a woman’s right to “privacy” (aka abortion), ONLY two countries in the entire world (the Netherlands and Great Britain) allowed legal abortions and only then in the case of serious, life-threatening medical problems for the mother. Of course, for many years previously there were back alley abortions done illegally to end the life of an unwanted, unborn child. But, they were infrequent and relatively rare compared to this new form of “birth control” which has manifested itself now throughout the entire world and has been actively promoted by the U.S.! Just in the U.S. it is estimated there have been almost 60 million babies aborted since Roe vs. Wade was decided by a liberal court. 60 million!!! That is 10 times greater than the number of Jews massacred during the Holocaust.
Planned Parenthood, the main instigator behind the promotion of “abortion on demand” was founded by Margaret Sanger, a racist individual who saw legal abortion as one way to reduce the number of black children being born. What is amazing to me is Planned Parenthood then started the International Planned Parenthood Federation in 1948 to promote “women’s rights” internationally. 1948? Wasn’t that the year Israel was finally re-founded as a nation exactly as prophesied in the Bible, also starting the countdown to the Last days? Want more info? Take a read of my previous post Did 1948 Start the Last Days as Prophesied in the Bible? Sadly, while it is estimated 3,446 African Americans were killed last year in racial violence, Planned Parenthood aborts 247 black lives EVERY DAY! That is over 90,000 unborn African American babies aborted every year.
“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are the children of the youth.”
God created life and from the very moment of conception, the child is a child created by God. And, that child was ORDAINED by God with a purpose. I don’t know if you have ever heard this story but there was a young couple doing Christian missionary work in the Philippines. She became pregnant and was advised because of her serious illness to have an abortion, even though at that time it was illegal there to abort a baby. They instead decided to trust in God and later their son was born healthy. His name? Tim Tebow! A Heisman trophy winner, former NFL player now playing professional baseball. Mr. Tebow has never backed off of his Christian faith and has publicly expressed the Word of God on many, many occasions. He was FORMED, KNOWN, SANCTIFIED and ORDAINED by God with a purpose! How many others out of the 60 million aborted babies, with God’s Ordination, could have gone on to do many miraculous things?
My primary purpose with this post is not to POLITICIZE abortion but rather to equate the murder of the unborn today with the “sacrifices” the followers of Baal did to their children thousands of years ago. Basically, there is absolutely no difference to killing a child FORMED, KNOWN, SANCTIFIED and ORDAINED by God, whether the child is two weeks from being born or two weeks after being born. As God said above, “I will bring evil upon this place.” We simply can’t accept the murder of 60 million babies in the U.S. and NOT realize the coming ultimate wrath of God!
“And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.”
As a Believer and follower of Jesus, it is concerning the coming Wrath which will come on the U.S. Since our country is NOT ONCE mentioned in the Bible, we can only speculate as to why the greatest country in the history of the world is not portrayed at all in End Times Biblical prophecy, but instead a new global, one-world government will arise out of Europe. Is it because the U.S. for some reason will no longer exist? The Rapture of the Believers in Jesus IS foretold and those unbelievers who are left behind and continue Satan’s work WILL suffer the Wrath of God. However:
“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom (from whom) thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to MAKE THEE WISE UNTO SALVATION (capitals mine) through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
2 Timothy 3:13-15
He is Coming! Believe in Him and Follow His Law! If you do, you will be saved and spend eternity with Him. This world is getting so bad and yet we have all been given comfort in knowing His Plan for us! If you agree, please share this message, not out of despair or disgust, but of hope and expectation for the future. We can all do this by doing what He asked us to do and that is to “…therefore comfort one another with these words.”
May God Bless you!
Thank you for your blog. It is spot on every time. Because what happened in NY and Virginia, this topic has been in the news a lot lately and heavy on my heart. There is currently a bill in New Mexico that if passed could force Doctors to perform abortions against their will. HB51 would repeal a 50 year old law that predates Roe vs Wade. It breaks my heart when there are many waiting to adopt and still individuals feels abortion is their best option. I’m praying for our nation as I agree with you, while founded upon Godly principals we are passing laws which go against the very nature of His will. Thanks brother for being a voice and light in this dark and evil time.
Your commentary is spot-on. This is heartbreaking.
Everyone talks about a woman’s right to choose, but no one regards the rights of the child. The Bible is very clear in regards to the sheading if innocent blood, and that is exactly what abortion is.
My best friend’s eldest daughter (13yo) died of cancer a month before her youngest daughter was born. When she was 2, she told her Sunday school teacher that she had spoken to her sister in a place where there were angels.
Out of the mouth of babes…
Salvation never comes by ‘following the Law’. Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ Jesus alone plus nothing else ever, forever.
So, yes …. get saved but never plus works.
“But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”