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That Reading Thing

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Gendercide

LifeNews.com posted an article by Steven Ertelt about sex-selective, late-term abortions. The original article can be read here: Planned Parenthood Encourages Woman to Get Sex-Selection Abortion.

Let me be clear about this. It won’t take long. It won’t be difficult to understand. Murder is a sin.

The act of murder is defined by most dictionaries as “The unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.” By this definition, abortion is not murder as long as it’s legal. But, at Taking Back the Bible, man’s definitions just aren’t good enough. In biblical terms, murder is defined as “Taking the life of an innocent individual.” Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 5:17 both prohibit murder. The Hebrew word רָצַח (ratsach) has always been understood to mean the purposeful or accidental taking of someone’s life for “personal or selfish gain” (Tyndale Bible Dictionary).

But the crux of the abortion argument always seems to be whether or not the “thing” being aborted can in fact be considered alive. Many scientists, doctors, and pro-choice advocates skirt the issue with imposing medical terminology or philanthropic straw men, and often they outright lie about the realities of life. But according to God’s perfect Word, we are living sinners at the moment of conception (Psalm 51:5). There was also a steep penalty for hurting a pregnant woman so that her child would die (Exodus 21:22-25). I’ve barely scratched the top of this topic in biblical terms. The Bible is explicitly clear on this issue!

This particular variation on abortion (sex-specific gendercide) simply reveals how base and twisted abortion advocates are becoming. Not only is it okay to kill a baby because it’s a bad time to be pregnant, but now I don’t have to like its sex. What next? “Well, ma’am, genetically we can tell that your son will have brown hair.” “Oh, that’s too bad. I prefer red. I think I’ll have an abortion and try for red next time.” Beliefs concerning human rights deteriorate as the culture moves farther and farther away from God and His precepts.

God’s Word is sufficient for this situation. How can a atheistic doctor tell us whether or not God hates abortion? If you are a Christian who supports the abortion (for any reason), you need to go to Wal-Mart, buy a white T-shirt and a black magic marker, and write on the shirt,

I Don’t Read My Bible.”

Or, if you read It and ignore It, you may write,

I Don’t Believe My Bible.”

Abortion is murder. Let’s Take Back God’s Word from those who ignore It or deliberately twist It.

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Now, I know perfectly well that this post was short, not-so-sweet, and to the point. But for those of you who are still grappling with this question, for those of you who have had an abortion, or for those of you who belive you are in a moral dilemma . . . we want to help.

We would love to meet with you or communicate with you via E-mail and help you see the wondrous hope God has for those who have already had an abortion. We can discuss why you really need to carry your baby to term. We can find God’s answers to your questions together. There are answers.

Please contact us at Counselor@EvermindMinistries.com

“Identifying and Defeating Pride” – Jerry Bridges (HT David Crabb)

David Crabb has a wonderful synopsis of Jerry Bridges discussion on pride from his book Respectable Sins. Both this article and the book are a must read. Click on the link below to read the article.

Identifying and Defeating Pride