Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

What Science Says...

One of the great mysteries about the holocaust was the seeming complicity of so many of the German people. Yet, I have watched World War 2 footage of the Allies (as they liberated Concentration camps) forcing those who lived around the death-camps, to go through them. They walked in with smiles on their faces and came out grief-stricken and horrified. I was left wondering how could they not know! They lived around the camps and could see the smoke billowing from the chimneys.

Didn’t they know what was going on in their own backyard? Did they know but were they fearful of the Nazis, and therefore remained silent? Or did they seriously think that the camps were nothing more than some sort of wartime confinement housing for Jews?

Do you know about America's holocaust? Do you know about what's going on in your own backyard? Or do you know what's happening, but you think that it's not a baby in the womb, and therefore it's not a "holocaust" at all. You think that whatever it is that’s growing within the womb is not human, and therefore can be eliminated like common waste. It's okay to get rid of it because it’s not human. That's what Hitler said of the Jews. He said that they weren't human, and that justified their elimination.

Yet, we do know when life begins, and it's not when you or I or the mother feels it begins. According to science, it is at conception:

"Biologically speaking, human development begins at fertilization." The Biology of Prenatal Development, National Geographic, 2006.

"The two cells gradually and gracefully become one. This is the moment of conception, when an individual's unique set of DNA is created, a human signature that never existed before and will never be repeated." In the Womb, National Geographic, 2005.

So at the moment of conception there is infant human development. There is a living entity with its own unique DNA. So with those thoughts in mind, help me to finish this sentence if you can: "It's okay to kill a baby in the womb...when?"

Perhaps you answered that a pregnancy could be morally terminated in the case of rape. But why would you kill the child for the crime of the father? Which is worse, rape or murder? Why not support the mother and then have the baby adopted? Isn’t it better to have a child adopted rather than kill it? If you don’t like the thought of adoption and prefer abortion, could you kill the child yourself by cutting it in pieces, or would that be too difficult and you would you rather that a doctor do it for you?

I have some more questions for you. How do you make a moral decision about an important subject such as abortion? How do you know right from wrong? For example, how do you know if adultery is wrong? How about murder? Theft? Is theft ever right? Not according to the Bible. Even if you steal to feed yourself because you are hungry, it is still wrong, and according to Scripture if you are caught you have to pay seven times the amount you stole (see Proverbs 6:30-32).

Hopefully you know that murder and adultery are never right. So if you know that both murder and adultery are morally wrong, from where do you get that knowledge? If it is from what society says is right and wrong, you have a problem. Remember, what Hitler did, he did legally. In the case of Nazi Germany, society ruled murder to be right, and we live in a society that has done the same with the unborn.

If you and I advocate that the taking of a human life in the womb is a "right" then how are we any different than those who advocated the taking the lives of so many Jews? The answer is that we are not.

If you don’t know God, and you are suddenly "born again" (see John 3:3-5), you will no doubt look back at yourself and say with John Newton "Amazing grace that saved a wretch like me." You will agree that the word "wretch" is well-chosen to describe how vile you were, because you will see yourself in truth—as a selfish, sin-loving contemptible person who advocated the murder of children in the womb.

You will enter your evil heart smiling, and come out grief-stricken and horrified at what you see.

May that day come quickly, not only for the sake of your own salvation, but for the sake of the thousands who will legally die today at the end of a sharp scalpel or from the agony of a burning saline solution. May it come quickly so that your vote won’t be a vote that elevates prosperity above morality, as did the German vote not so long ago. Please, never, ever, vote for a man or a woman who believes that it is a right to kill the unborn.

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