Life or Death?

The story is told of one doctor asking another, "I want your opinion on the termination of a pregnancy. The father is syphilitic, the mother had tuberculous. Of the four children already born to them, the first was blind, the second died, the third was deaf and dumb, and the fourth had tuberculous. What would you have done?" The second doctor quickly replied "I would have ended that pregnancy".  The first doctor then replied, "You would have murdered Beethoven."

    Had that little baby boy been conceived in modern Britain he would probably have been a statistic on the infamous ledger of abortions. He would never have lived to become the great composer he was.

    In the present controversy many words are used by the pro-abortionists to disguise the facts. The unborn child is labelled as anything other than “a child”. He is dismissed as a ‘protoplasmic mass’ or ‘foetal tissue’. However, the Scriptures consistently refer to the unborn child as a human being. Every child in the womb is "fearfully and wonderfully made" by God (Job 31:15, Psalm 139:13-16, Isa. 44:2&24, Jer. 1:5). The unborn are said to move, even leap (Genesis 25:22, Luke 1:41&44);be set apart for God's service (Jer. 1:5, Gal. 1:15); be filled with the Holy Spirit and blessed (Luke 1:15; 1:42).

    When does life begin?

    In Psalm 51:5 David laments, "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me." No man can be a sinner until he possesses a soul. David understood that he was a living soul from the moment of his conception. Also God directs the lives of the unborn. Isaiah states, "The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.” (Isaiah 49:1). Clearly, the weight of Scripture is pro-life. The Bible indicates the sanctity of human life from conception.

The Consequences

            Throughout Scripture, God's judgement always falls on those who slay the unborn (2 Kings 8:11&12; 15:16;  Amos 1:13). The killing of the unborn legally began in the United Kingdom in 1967. Since then almost 6,000,000 have been brutally murdered. It has left a trial of broken hearts, ruined lives and will bring the judgement of God. Surely it is time to break the silence and cry out against this great evil. Solomon tells us in Proverbs 31:8 “Open thy mouth for the dumb”.