Grace Baptist Church Decatur, IL


God Love 'em

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“God Love ‘em”

Jeremiah 1:5


One of the most memorable moments in my life was when my wife returned home from an ultrasound and said, “there’s 2 of them…it’s twins!”   And thru the next dozen or more ultrasounds we watched them grow, move, and fight!  And as we’d look at them on the ultrasound video at home we’d say, “God love ‘em!”  And after they were born everyone would say, “God love ‘em!”

        I’ve noticed that people also use that phrase when speaking about someone to the negative…matter of fact, you can say about anything you want about someone if you put that phrase, “God love ‘em” after your comment.  For instance:

“He’s about as dumb as a post…God love him”

“the poor girl’s as homely as they come…God love her!”

Let’s be clear from the beginning of this message…God does love them!  Whoever we’re talking about…He loves ‘em! 

        But now:  the unborn…God loves ‘em!  For some reason, the fact that the Bible teaches those precious roses kept from blooming go straight to heaven, is little consolation, and certainly doesn’t make it right!

God Loves Them…

Women who have abortions…God loves ‘em!

        Certainly a church like this one will have in it women who had abortions prior to being saved.  The purpose of this message is anything but to laden you w/ more guilt.  As a matter of fact…you are my strongest supporters.  You’ve been saved and now you recognize more than anyone here how needful this message is.  Don’t let Satan get you down today…Ma’am, you’ve confessed it, forsaken it, and just like my sins, and their sins, Jesus’ blood has washed that sin white as snow.

Men who’ve pushed their ladies to have abortions…God loves ‘em!  …sometimes ignorantly, some times intentionally, men have laid conscience aside and encouraged the procedure.

Other contributors to this atrocity:

        Supreme court justices who voted in favor of Roe v. Wade…God loves them, and we need to pray they take opportunity to vote differently over the next 4 years…God help some to retire, or die if necessary, and God help our president and the congress to take advantage of the best opportunity ever of reversing that horrid decision!

        Social planners like Planned Parenthood who every day advise and encourage young ladies to seek abortions…God loves them.  Let’s pray for a major shift in the way that portion of our society thinks.  20% of all young ladies today will have an abortion by the time they are 19! [Focus on the Family website, 2005]

        Greedy physicians who put the almighty dollar ahead of their “Hippocritic oath” to preserve life at all costs…God loves them!  We shouldn’t kill and threaten them…rather, in love, we should make our case and stand together as the majority that we are, and as it grows, may their #’s shrink!

        Owners of abortion clinics who are getting rich off of their chambers of death…God loves them!  And tho’ He hates what they do, he died for their sins as if He had committed them, and offers them forgiveness and eternal life in Heaven alongside those whose lives they took.  And right now, they live in big fancy houses…I will say that their houses have babies’ bones for bricks and blood for mortar…these should repent before it’s too late, and even they can have a mansion in heaven!

…also:  Christians who are pro-choice…Barna’s most recent stats show 45% of America thinks there are some circumstances in which abortion is morally acceptable.  4% of those in our circles [Baptist/Bible Churches, etc.]  33% of other churches which use the term “Born Again” [Christian Church/Charismatic/P’costal/some Methodist, etc.]  And 45% of all other churchgoers…same as America’s stat!  In other words, the church bears much of the responsibility…God love ‘em!

Does it surprise you that God says He’s Pro-Choice?

Deut. 30:19-20

    I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life...

God is pro choice!  God made man a "free moral agent" … that is, one who would have to make his own choices. God desires for man to make choices … thus He is pro-choice.

In allowing man to make his own choices God gives man the measure of His Word to help him make the right choice … the choice of life.  God not only encourages us to choose life … for God is "pro-life",  He warns us that in not choosing life, we have made a bad choice.

·       Life Is A Wise Choice
Deuteronomy 30:19 - Choosing life brings blessings
Proverbs 12:28

    In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

We’re talking about babies w/ souls since the moment of conception…but more than that, babies who have developed physically, w/ beating hearts, digesting stomachs, open eyes, hearing ears…babies which since the advent of ultrasounds have been seen recoiling in pain, desperately trying to escape their killers!  And if the way that the coroner determines a person is completely dead is by the absence of brain waves, shouldn’t the presence of brain waves prove life!

Partial Birth Abortion is allowing the unborn to be partially born (body but leaving the head in the birth canal) and then killing the child. That now is considered a wise choice by many in our land.

The only choice that is … is death! Death not only to the unborn child … but to you and I as a nation. We are facing the cursing of God for allowing this to be a choice in our land.
Proverbs 14:34

    Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

God says … I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you … choose life!

Life is a Wise Choice…

Today humans are targeted for destruction.
The Endangered Species Act protects 3 amphibians, 56 birds, 7 clams, 2 crustaceans, 29 fish, 8 mammals, 21 reptiles, 2 snails and 42 plants - and their unborn offspring. But not an unborn human baby. My Bible says “ye are of more value than many spotted owls!”
        A Florida man was arrested for stealing turtle eggs from the beach.
a) He defended himself by saying that the eggs were not yet "life."
b) No good, he was convicted and fined.
c) To the law, a turtle egg is alive, but not an unborn baby!
4. And here are some of the outrageous fines recently levied by our courts:
a) $4,000 for killing cats.
b) $1,360 and 60 days in jail for torturing and killing rabbits.
c) $10,000 for doing anything to a tree other than hugging it!
d) But no fines for killing a baby - even a partially born youngster.
     And meanwhile they say it’s all about women’s rights…well what about unborn women?

We are called to love life and love others throughout the Scriptures.
Therefore we must conclude that the taking of innocent life … within the womb as well as life beyond the womb is wrong and a sin against God, others, and the nation…it is not a demonstration of love.

we are supposed to speak out, raise our voices, to protect the innocent!
Prov. 31:8-9

8 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. 9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

The Bible says that God hates the shedding of innocent blood…

Abel’s blood cried out to God when Cain killed him.

Rev. says the blood of the Christian martyrs cries out to God, “How long, O Lord, before you return and take vengeance.”

        The victim in an abortion ranks as the most innocent victim ever sentenced to death. Who will cry out for them?

        If I approached you, put my hands on your neck and began to push w/ all my might on your throat, at least you could try to get away, at least you could try to cry out…who will cry out for the unborn?

The pro-abortion crowd yells and screams about freedom of choice.  It’s my body…

        Put it down in big letters:  WHAT ABOUT THE BABY’S BODY?

I imagine an aborted baby in heaven asking God, how could she do that?  After all, it MY BODY!

It’s your body, so put cocaine into it!  If you get caught, you’re going to jail.

        Your body, yes.  In a civilized society, NO.

It’s your body, so sell it out by means of prostitution.  If you get caught, you’re going to jail.

        Your body, yes.  In a civilized society, NO.

Let’s say I pull out a hatchet and here before you begin chopping off my fingers.  I hope some of you would stop me.

But it’s my body!

        Your body, yes.  In a civilized society, NO.

We take people like that and put them in a straight jacket and rubber room!

        No one has total freedom to do w/ their own body whatever they want.

Scientists say,  “we don’t know that it’s alive, you can’t prove it’s alive”

Can you prove that it’s not?

        Let’s err on the side of life.  Ronald Reagan said, “If you don't know whether a body is alive or dead, you would never bury it.”

We all have heard about the girl who a few years ago left the prom, gave birth to her baby into a toilet, and then returned to the dance.  She was arrested for murder, as she should have been…but wait a minute.  Wasn’t she told it was ok?  After all, she could have taken care of that an hour earlier at a clinic and it would have been fine! 

A few years ago a mother drowned all 5 of her children, why did she go to jail?  Do you see the double standard?

        I say all of this in love…because God loves them…but if these people just mentioned do not confess and repent…I submit to you that Pharoah in the OT and King Herod in the NT will, on judgment day, have to take a back seat to these groups of people just mentioned.  Hitler will have to stand in line behind these people before receiving his sentence.

On Jan. 22, 1973, nine people in black robes said there are only 3 requirements in our country in order to have a legal abortion:

The baby must still be inside the mother.

The mother must submit to the procedure.

A licensed doctor must officiate.

        For me to get my IL license I have had to write to 3 different gov. agencies just to get the right legal documents.

        It’s not only legal to kill a baby, it’s as easy as a same day, out-patient procedure…what’s wrong with this picture?

Partial-birth abortion has all but done away w/ that first requirement.

        (All but the babies’ head is delivered.  And as the nurse holds still the wiggling body of the mostly delivered child, the doctor inserts a pair of surgical scissors into the back of the neck, then opens the scissors to crush the brain and spinal connection.)

        Over a decade ago our Christ-naming, southern Baptist president of the U.S. had a chance to outlaw this procedure and did not.  I wouldn’t want to be standing near him at the judgment…and I don’t intend on being in the same line he will be a part of!...God love him!!

Obama twice has had a chance to vote the “Born Alive Infant Protection Act” which requires hospitals to care for babies who survive botched abortions.  What does this tell us about him?  Judgment is coming!

By the time you go to work tomorrow, 4,000 more innocent people will be submitted to capital punishment, although they will have no trial before they are executed.  They have no attorney, and will not be granted the basic rights of even a prisoner of war.  Not only will they not be treated humanely, not only will they not be afforded the basic anesthetics used by every veterinarian in the world, but they will die a torturous death, ripped apart by forceps and injected with toxins.

On September 11, 2001, evil doers killed over 3500 people.

        On September 12, 2001 4000 lives were extinguished and again on September 13 and 14 and 15. Every day in America there are over 4000 unborn babies who’s lives have been taken in what is called pro-choice. 4000 each day, and 1.5 million each year.
On September 11, 2001 the outcry for justice was great, the cry of pain was heard through out our Nation. Swift and accurate justice was rendered. 4000 unborn babies are being taken everyday, but I see no weeping, no anger, and no outcry for justice and no one who cares.

Norma McCorvey, the “Roe” of Roe v. Wade:  She got saved a few years ago and has been a leader for OUR cause ever since, and is again petitioning the Supreme Court to overturn the ruling they made in her favor. 

"I've been saved by the blood of the lamb through Jesus Christ." she said.

What not to do:  React in violence.  It’s never right to do wrong.

What to do:

1.               Be informed.  We can’t bury our heads in the sand.  Ignorance is bliss, right?  Well, ignoring the issue doesn’t make it go away.  There’s no better platform from which to proclaim this message than church, by the way.

2.     Work and pray…for a constitutional amendment to overturn Roe v. Wade.  It is possible if we will speak up, vote, take our stand!

3.   Teach sexual morality in the home.  We need to teach our kids a higher standard than “being safe”.

4.   Have more compassion for the unwed mother.  God loves them!  And yes, we’ll preach against pre-marital sex.  Once the mistake is made, she needs unconditional love right here within these walls!

5.   Speak out clearly w/out apology.  Is. 58:1—“Cry aloud, spare not! Lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression!”

6.   Refuse to be swayed by the high sounding arguments of liberal politicians, and so-called “experts” in the scientific field who have no moral base to speak from.  They are clueless and don’t even deserve our attention on this matter.

7.   Pray for God to have mercy on America, and to give us space to repent…and to bring national revival.