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I believe that at the moment of conception a never-dying soul is born. Nine months later its body is born. The soul was born before its parents could conceive of what they had done, and long before they could consider preventing its body from entering the world. Even if their body dies their never dying soul does not!
And so, we are all born with an identity given to us by our REAL Creator. Today, we remember those we call the 'unborn.' And let's be careful not to forget that the Sanctity of Life should also apply to all of us whose bodies have been born as well! [special needs / elderly / orphans / trafficked / imprisoned / impoverished]
How awesome would it
be if someday in
Abortion is unnatural. And we live in the last days in which the Bible says love will wax cold and mankind will have unnatural affection. This weighs heavily upon us. Let's consider today the gravity of our situation!
The gravity of our situation is this: As I’m preaching there are babies warmly nestled in wombs nearby who won’t be there tomorrow, as Planned Parenthood began performing the first abortions in our town a few weeks ago. I’m reminded that there are children, maybe even blocks from this pulpit, who’ll be slapped, punched, and burned with cigarettes before nightfall. I’m reminded that there are elderly men and women languishing away in loneliness, their lives pronounced to be a waste.
But there is some good news today. God is good, no matter how bad mankind becomes. And when I think about the fact that I serve a congregation that is on board the right to life movement, and who believe in adoption, my spirit leaps! [Sarah C. / Linda S.] I love to reflect on those who serve at NLPC. And I love to see men and women who have aborted babies find their sins forgiven, even this sin, and their consciences cleansed by Christ.
We're a church. We won't stop celebrating Christmas. We’ll always remember Easter. But I hope and pray, please Lord, someday soon, that Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is unnecessary. [Russell Moore]
There's more good news to come, but first, let's face the bad news...
In God’s eyes, Life is Sacred, but in
Margaret Sanger was a racist / wanted black children aborted / founded Planned Parenthood. What a reputation. What a mockery of our community!
As of this semester, a new form is being handed out to girls at school. With a parent's signature, a pregnant girl can be escorted by a school counselor for an abortion without a parent present for the procedure. This has been the case already in the past. What's new now? A check box: "Check here if you do not wish to be contacted"
Let me interpret for you - You can now forge your parent's signature and check the box in order to get away with it! Now, try to tell me that's for privacy reasons, rather than for evil motive, hatched in the halls of hell!
These things make our blood boil...as they should! It's called righteous indignation, and Jesus showed it on behalf of innocent blood, which cries out to God!
Have you ever seen an apparently healthy driver pull into a parking space marked "Handicapped" at the store? A feeling of indignation rises in your chest, doesn't it? "They shouldn't take advantage that way!" you comment to your companions.
Yet when someone is pregnant with a child that the "experts" say may be less than perfect, they are encouraged to eliminate it. Or when an elderly person has been partially incapacitated by illness, some advocate facilitating their demise.
Why is it that, in the first instance at the store, being disabled engenders a desire to protect, to defend, to stand up for; and in the other two, there's only a desire to get rid of "the problem?" The unborn need a voice.
ill.--special needs boy being abused
We must not overlook those who have challenges in this life.
I say this not only as the preacher today, but as the father of a little autistic boy. Jesus showed special concern for the lame, the blind, the woman with the issue of blood, the lepers. In our day we mustn't forget.
Some studies report that as many as 90% of couples faced with an amniocentesis report of probable Down's Syndrome will choose to abort. Yet, do you know anyone with a Down's child that doesn't tell you that child is the light of their life, an absolute joy, the most loving person they've ever known?
Our Lord placed great value on those whom society has shuffled aside.
While on his knees, the leper begged Jesus to make him clean. The Bible says in Mark 1:41
And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.
He TOUCHED a person with leprosy. An undesirable. He took a risk and did what no one else would do!
God has led that this message be one of good news, and here it is:
Aborted babies go to heaven! They do exist! Their soul was born at conception and they received their identity, and it is every bit as real as yours or mine!
Stillborn babies go to heaven.
Miscarried babies go to heaven.
Young children who die go to heaven.
"Will my baby go to heaven if it dies?" "Can my mentally challenged youngster get saved?" As a Pastor I get the first question a lot. As the parent of a special needs child, I have asked the latter. What does the Bible say on this subject?
I once heard a
preacher say that because of I
Peter 3:20 all the babies in Noah's flood went to Hell:
...while the ark was a
preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
Ready for your blood to boil again? The Hyper-Calvinist believes that only the elect, including just the elected babies go to Heaven, the non-elected babies burn forever in Hell. All the "nuts" ain't in the "nut house".
What does the Bible really say about this?
The most common answer given by Bible literalists is the story of David’s baby that died.
II Sam. 12:15-23 – David had sinned with Bathsheba, and Nathan the prophet is confronting the king for his adultery and the murder which followed. The wages of sin is death / The soul that sinneth, it shall die
God struck the baby with an illness and he died.
2 Samuel 12:23
This is a special illustration that little ones are safe until they are old enough to be saved. And it’s special to people like my wife and I who have lost a little one.
Most of all today, it stands as a bright beacon of hope in the midst of the abortion holocaust.
But the Bible has much more to say on this subject than this classic answer.
...of the tree of the
knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the
day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned (babies and the mentally challenged) after the similitude of Adam's transgression...
For as by one man's disobedience (Adam) many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one (Jesus Christ) shall many be made righteous.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
“Impute” = to assign, place, pin on, put on the account of.
BABIES ARE NOT ACCOUNTABLE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW.
II Peter 3:9
The Lord is ... not
willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Wherefore, as by one
man (ADAM) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death
passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
Thank God for the truth of imputation. For God imputes righteousness to us at salvation. Then thru a lifelong sanctification process He imparts more righteousness. But what He imputed was already enough for heaven!
Thank God He doesn’t impute sin upon these little ones until they have knowledge of good and evil.
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
The Lord doesn't charge sin to a mentally challenged person, if it’s beyond their grasp. However, salvation is simple…even a child…ESPECIALLY a child, can understand and receive it!
The same goes for a baby that dies in infancy or any boy or girl that died before they come to place in their life that they had knowledge between good and evil. The Lord doesn't charge sin to those of us who are saved - do you think He'd charge it to a baby? We need only to keep our kids in church, and we must be living it at home, and in time they will be privileged to come to that knowledge at a good age for them.
What age will that be? Different for each one. Having them under the gospel and teaching them right at home can speed things up...not that we should try to push it too quickly. Truth is, they also have to come to the knowledge of evil and sin, not just the knowledge of the truth. And they will naturally come to understand right and wrong whether they are in church or not. Every day millions of children reach the 'age of accountability' and most of them don't know how to be saved. We must reach them!
And for those who ask, what if God takes them just after they come to that knowledge? If He did that it wouldn't be fair and right and the verse says:
You know He will!
That's what logic says. But love, he reports, won't let him.
Why not? What's
unusual about that sweater? To start with, it has no label, no tag
telling you "
And so, even though that sweater has lost all of its use, it has lost none of its value. It is valuable not because of its function, but because of its MAKER. So is each life.
[Some material gleaned from Pastor Tommy H. Heffner Sr.]
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