I have expressed concern on political forums about the issue of abortion, only to be shouted down that it is a women’s issue and men shouldn’t have an opinion on it. However, I believe that abortion is not only a women’s issue. It is an issue our entire country should take to heart.
Those who would argue with me most likely would not consider that God judges nations for their iniquity, or that God even cares about the unborn.
I believe He does, in fact, judge nations who abort babies. I am certain that He cares about the plight of the unborn as well.
The prime verse that speaks to the idea of life at conception is found in Psalm 139, verses 13 through 18:
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.”
Advocates of abortion on demand will say that the Bible is not relevant to discussions about Roe vs. Wade. However, I simply disagree.
It is interesting that the Bible does not say much about life in the womb, but in the place it does, it pulls out all the stops and declares that God’s act of creation is indeed involved in conception. A fetus is not merely a lump of tissue. It is life and personhood that is being formed through God’s creative hand.
Abortion on demand advocates are in a very precarious position at the moment… In Alabama, the State Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the viability of an unborn child. To put it in terms of Doctor Suess, “A person’s a person no matter how small.” You may read about it here.
Will this overturn Abortion on demand in the United States? My prayer is that it will. However, you can depend that many millions of dollars will be spent to thwart the overthrow of abortion on demand. The rhetoric will scream loud about a “woman’s right to choose” and tout other supposedly sensitive slogans.
One thing is certain… our nation has been suffering judgement from God for the slaughter of innocent, unborn life. Our economic structure and national security have weakened immensely since Roe v. Wade became law in 1973. Let us hope that this horrid high court decision is struck down soon.
As Proverbs 14:34 declares, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.”
As you consider my words, please listen to this wonderful song by Christian singer, Phil Keaggy, and my your heart be touched by it.