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The war on Abortion. [caution: strong imagery and words)

You can tell what is precious to God by the ferocity of the attack by the powers of darkness.

'For unto us a child is born...' Isaiah 9:6a

And when that child came,

Herod... gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under,.. Matthew 2:16

Through Him, a new people emerged. Christians.

When Moses was born,

Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: "Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live." Exodus 1:22

Through him, a new nation emerged. Israel.

Both times satan missed his target, but it was not for lack of trying.

His attacks were broad based, merciless and ferocious.

As Christians we must remember it is not flesh and blood we wrestle against. It is the satanic spiritual powers of darkness working through the masses of unredeemed people.

This is a spiritual war with no surrender and no compromise, and just as Moses sent spies to see what their Canaanite enemies were like, so we must know what our enemy is like.

Satan is described in many ways in scripture.

This sample should suffice.

The god of this world -2 Corinthians 4:4
  The ruler of this world - John 14:30
    The ruler of the kingdom of the air - Ephesians 2:2
      The spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient - Ephesians 2:2
        The deceiver of the whole world - Revelation 12:9
         The father of lies - John 8:44

Where Jesus came to bring LIFE - and that in abundance - satan comes to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.  (John 10:10)

What satan does is evil. There is no truth in him. No light.

However he is well able to masquerade his evil intents as light.

And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:14

Thus so many unredeemed people see the mass abortion of unwanted babies as 'light'.

A quick check on scripture will confirm how God (literally) views life in the womb.

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. Psalm 139:13-16

In the pregnant womb is the miracle of a living person, made - not in the image of a chimpanzee, nor even an angel - but bearing the image of God. (Genesis 1:26-27)

A living person with a spirit and a soul, encased within a rapidly developing body. (I Thessalonians 5:23)

A living person with unique DNA, unique fingerprints, unique eyes, unique personality. Even with unique toe and tongue prints.

A living person with dignity, value and worth equal to any adult walking the earth. Equal to the one writing this and equal to the one reading this.

You can also tell what is precious to God by the penalty He set for wounding, or worse, killing the object of His love.

If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman's husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, Exodus 21:22-23

God had already set the same penalty for an adult life.

... I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being. "Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind". Genesis 9:4-5

Giving the cruelty of abortion sugar-sweet cover titles such as Women's Reproductive Health Care or Woman's Choice, does not mask the reality of murder in the womb.

Such public relation titles masquerading as 'light' to the world will never influence God, the very giver of life.

Abortion is the wilful and deliberate taking of a life in the womb, and when a nation legalises the wilful and deliberate taking of a life in the womb then the nation's invisible but very real city walls are broken down and the gates are burnt.

Spirits of murder are free to roam the streets.

The womb was always meant to be a safe place for new life to begin, and so in God's eyes - the only eyes that matter - those who for convenience sake hire someone to go into their womb and destroy that unique life will be held accountable by God for murder, as well as the person who actually commits that murder in the womb.

And no un-repentant murderer will ever enter heaven.

"Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. "Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood" Revelation 22:12-14

Genuinely repentant murderers, yes, because the grace of God is still freely available through the finished work of Jesus on the cross.

But outside of that, no.

As within every serious issue there are always extenuating circumstances where mercy must triumph over judgement.

For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. James 2:13

There are always extenuating circumstances where the cold letter of the law does not reflect the compassionate heart behind it.

He has us compotent as ministers of a new covenant - not of the letter but of the spirit: for the letter kills but the Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:6

Abortion supporters often quote these genuinely difficult cases such as incest or rape, or to save the mother's life as their real heart on the matter.

This is whitewash to cover the real depth of the darkness.

Just 1% of women obtain an abortion because they became pregnant through rape, and less than 0.5 % do so because of incest, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

C. Everett Koop, U.S Surgeon General 1982-89 said,

"In my 36 years in paediatric surgery I have never known of one instance where the child had to be aborted to save the mother's life"

An article on abortion on the BBC web site finished by stating,

There are a number of cases where some people argue that a woman should have the right to an abortion, such as damage to the family, to career prospects, to mental health, to financial prospects, to plans for her life.

The self-defence argument for abortion seems to fail here, because although a threat to life can be a defence to a charge of killing someone, none of the above would be an adequate defence in a case of homicide, nor would they be regarded as reasons that justified euthanasia.

But if we don't regard the foetus as a person with a right to live, or if we regard it as a being that doesn't have a full right to life, then these cases of self-defence may be arguable.

Many think abortion is justified, even encouraged, to stop the world's population exploding out of control, but experts say the world is actually heading towards population collapse.

Demographers have for years been warning western countries that their below replacement-level birth rates will result in a "demographic winter".

In such a collapse, the old will outnumber the young creating severe imbalances.

Economies will suffer. Some could even crash. Main infrastructures - such as financial systems and healthcare - could be negatively impacted.

Population Research Institute president Steven Mosher told lifesitenews,

"An old-age tsunami is hitting not just the West and China, but all of humanity. China is now facing a demographic repression caused by the wanton elimination of 400 million people. So will the world for decades to come."

Abortion has no moral light in it. It is darkness.

Satan has always inspired those under his sway to sacrifice infants to the false gods he provided nations with such a Baal-Molech, Chemosh, Astarte, Dagon, etc. He led them to believe that by doing so their lives would be better.

For instance Molech was known as the abomination of the Ammonites in the Old Testament. He was also known to be the bringer of plagues.

The Ammonites built huge bronze statues to honour him. These statues pictured him as a gigantic bull-headed being with extremely long arms, sitting on a brass throne. His worshipers practised human sacrifice in his honour, especially the sacrifice of first-born infants. This practice was said to be the most powerful way to avert disaster and death from the rest of the community.

The order of the ritual sacrifice was as follows: the person carrying out the sacrifice would first kiss the statue of Molech, then build a bonfire under it, causing it to become red hot.

The victim would then be placed in the statue's hands were s/he was left to die.

The prophets would beat drums and dance around the altar in a frenzy, and perhaps would began to cut their bodies with knives and other sharp objects.

While in this state, they would shout out their prophesies.

Hence the many times God left His people in no doubt how seriously He took killing their children.

Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molek, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the Lord. Leviticus 18:21

"Say to the Israelites: 'Any Israelite or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children to Molek is to be put to death. The members of the community are to stone him.

I myself will set my face against him and will cut him off from his people; for by sacrificing his children to Molek, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name.

If the members of the community close their eyes when that man sacrifices one of his children to Molek and if they fail to put him to death, I myself will set my face against him and his family and will cut them off from their people together with all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molek". Leviticus 20:2-5

He desecrated Topheth, which was in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, so no one could use it to sacrifice their son or daughter in the fire to Molek. 2 Kings 23:10

They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molek, though I never commanded - nor did it enter my mind - that they should do such a detestable thing and so make Judah sin. Jeremiah 32:35

Jesus perfectly reflected His Father's heart for 'the least of them.'

He especially mentioned the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and the prisoner, saying,

‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

Adding that those who mistreated such vulnerable people,

'will go away to eternal punishment'. (v.45-46)

I think it is safe to say that the naked, helpless and vulnerable child in the womb comes under such a covering.

Romans who did not want their new born babies for any reason - such as economic, birth defects, gender, illegitimacy or 'evil omens' - abandoned their babies on hillsides outside the city.

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity says,

'Christians took in these exposed children to save them, though often they could do nothing more than bury them, as the tombs of many children and inscriptions in the catacombs attest'.

After Constantine, laws began to protect these abandoned children, defending them as free persons.

Satanists believe that aborting and sacrificing new born babies gives them greater demonic power. [Caution advised: very strong evidence given in this extensive report to the U.S Dept of Justice] Think then, how much demonic power is being released as hundred's of thousands, indeed millions, are legally sacrificed on the altar of convenience every year.

Babies are conceived through sexual intercourse. All kinds of contraceptives are available, but in the current sexually permissible amoral culture, sex anywhere, anytime, anyhow has become fashionable, with the inevitable consequences being conveniently dealt with, whether disease by medicine, or pregnancy by abortion.

The facts speak for themselves. Today every third pregnancy in the UK is aborted.

Few people ever have, or ever will, see what happens within the womb during the murder. It is 'light' cleverly sanitised and marketed as cultural progress.

In these two videos former abortionist, Dr, Anthony Levatino, an Obstetrician-Gynecologist who has performed over 1200 abortions describes what happens in the 2nd and 3rd Trimester procedures.

2nd Trimester procedure.

When people were shown this video many immediately re-thought their previous pro-abortion stance.

3rd Trimester procedure

A child killed by saline solution.

Which title fits best?

Slaughter of the innocents? Women's reproductive health? Pro-Choice.

More importantly, which title would God apply?

This is a 24 week old child that could legally have been aborted.

Imagine your horror if suddenly, in the image above, you saw his head being pulled off.
And you saw His arms and legs being ripped off. And you saw him violently go from life to death.

You would know you were seeing a pre-meditated, wilful and deliberate act of murder taking place.

But that's what happens within the unseen womb.

That's what God sees.

Planned Parenthood refers to itself as a 'Reproductive Health Care Provider' and under this 'caring' banner it carries out hundreds of thousands of abortions per year.

However, the dark underbelly of the world's largest abortion provider was dramatically brought into the light when pro-life advocates David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt went undercover and took a series of secret videos which shocked America.

Samples here,

selling baby parts beheading, ripping .. partial birth abortion "this is a leg....."

The videos showed Planned Parenthood executives and workers haggling over the prices of baby body parts, picking through bloodied arms and legs of aborted babies in a pie tray, and discussing how to alter abortion methods to obtain better body parts for sale.

Despite David and Sandra revealing this criminal behaviour the Obama administration urged their prosecution!  David especially was put through relentless perseution.

Despite repeated attempts to get the defendant's testimonies kept from the public during the court case, the full horror of the abortionists' work was revealed to all.

Luke 12:2-3
There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, and nothing hidden that will not be made known. What you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the housetops.

Into the full glare of international publicity came the exposure of selling beating baby hearts, intact heads and selected organs such as brain, heart, heart with veins and arteries attached, liver and sinus.

Whistleblower Dean Alberty worked inside the Planned Parenthood abortion center as a fetal tissue procurer for a company called Opening Lines. He spoke of receiving aborted babies intact and of “cutting open the chest and seeing the heart was still beating.”

He testified that at one point the abortion doctor brought him 24-week-old twins born alive after a failed abortion in Kansas City. When Alberty said he did not want to harvest organs from living children, the abortionist then “drowned them in a pan,”

Abby Johnson was a star employee with Planned Parenthood, but had never witnessed an abortion. One day a she passed by a surgery room she was asked to step inside and assist in an abortion. This was her first time watching the procedure on an ultrasound.

"My job during the procedure was to hold the probe on the woman's abdomen. I could see the whole profile of the baby 13 weeks head to foot. I could see the whole side profile. I could see the probe. I could see the baby try to move away from the probe,"

In the end, the baby lost the battle and Abby promised herself that she would never again participate in this procedure.

Two weeks later, Abby quit her job, walked out of the clinic and joined the pro-life members of Coalition for Life, a group that held prayer vigils outside the clinic where Abby used to work.

The 2019 film 'Unplanned' was made telling her story.

Abortion supporters tried vigorously to stop cinemas showing the film, and nearly succeeded. Some TV channels refused to air ads for the film due to its subject matter. Despite the controversy and a limited promotional campaign, the film was a moderate box office success and quickly grossed $19 million on a $6 million budget.

Now out on DVD it has become a major pro-life witness.

Television producers love to show in-depth documentaries on real life issues. They have often shown major surgery in close up detail.

But no secular producer has dared to produce an in-depth documentary on what actually happens on the real life issues inside the womb during an abortion.

They instinctively know that if people saw what happens to the living child inside the womb, then that remnant spark of righteousness within us all would likely respond.

And the powers of darkness do not want that.

That would show that this new 'light' was darkness masquerading as light.

I will finish with a quote from Mother Theresa.  She said,

"Abortion is profoundly anti-woman. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers."

Twitter and Facebook banned the quote, but at a US Senate Subcommitte hearing they could not explain why.

She also said,

"A nation that kills its children in the womb has lost its soul."

And that sums the issue up perfectly.

 

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