I have been watching the news of the war in Ukraine, as I am sure you have, and it is so unbelievable that people can justify the killing of anyone, but babies? I know it has happened in all wars or conflicts over the centuries, but now we see this debauchery on television happening in real time, because of the technology we have available today, and it turns my stomach. How could anyone kill a baby? All of us are made in the image and likeness of God! Genesis 1-26.
Oh wait. All over the world, society is killing babies in the womb, and they came up with a sterile word for it, abortion. How many have been killed to date world-wide? Who knows but God? In America, the number is over 62 million!
On February 24th, 2022, the Omaha World Herald, here in Nebraska, ran an op-ed piece titled, “The Economic Case for why Nebraska Needs Abortion Access,” written by two women who hold positions of authority in organizations who promote the importance of easy access to abortions. I read the entire article and what I saw were people who were not aborted by their mothers, explaining why it is ok, and perhaps beneficial to the economy of not only the mothers, but of the nation as a whole, to abort a defenseless baby! Why? Because the baby didn’t fit into their plans for their life, at this time.
How is this thought process any different than Hitlers, when he tried to eliminate the Jews by killing millions of them? Or Stalin when he killed millions of people because they didn’t agree with him? Or any other self-important person from Cain killing Abel, (Genesis 4:8), until today when Putin is killing the Ukrainians, because he wants to accomplish his goals?
I think it is time for a history lesson.
As an aside, are you aware that the first schools in America were started by the Christian Church’s, and the Bible was their first textbook? My, how far we have come, when we can no longer teach Christian values in our schools! History shows us that if we do not instruct our children in the importance of solid moral values, the ones we find in our Bibles, our society will collapse, and our nation will be destroyed!
Ezekiel 25-11 And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
The Lord said He would cause this great people to be erased from the earth because they offered their first-born children on the altar of their god. Do you know any Moab people today? No!
By the way, you can go online and see some of the metal gods that were used to sacrifice children. One is in a museum in California. Just look under Moloch.
They were not the only people who engaged in human sacrifice! Many anti-God religions did! God hates it! And He has always exacted punishment on the nation or people who did it, whether they did it to satisfy their god, or for convivence.
Why? Read this scripture!
Jerimiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, ——
Jerimiah 32:33 And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.
Jerimiah 32:34 But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it.
Jerimiah 32:35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
Jerimiah 32:36 And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence;
Before Jerimiah was formed, (conceived), before you or I were conceived, before any human was conceived, God knew us! And God hates the sacrificing of our children! He punishes the nations who do it!
How did He know us? Here is a good question. Why do we call Heaven, home? Because we existed before we arrived here, before we were conceived, at least in the mind of God, from the completion of creation.
Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
God was done with His creation, so, again at least in the mind of God, you were part of that creation.
You may not agree with what I have just stated, but that does not make it incorrect.
We as humans have had a God problem from the beginning. The reason Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s instruction about not eating of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, was because they wanted to be the god of their lives. They did not want God, the one who created them and communed with them on a daily basis, tell them what they could and could not do! Mankind has had the same problem through out history.
Putin wants what Putin wants, not what some “pretend” God wants!
Abortionist’s or people who promote abortion want what they want, regardless of what God says about it, or of what it does to the babies who are aborted.
I think a little more history is needed here.
Genesis 35:17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.
Genesis 35:18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
Genesis 35:19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.
It appears Rachel had a difficult pregnancy and in today’s world, she may have had an abortion. Benjamin was one of the 12 sons of Jacob, thus the head of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. His linage is still alive today!
Here is the most important one.
Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Matthew 1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
Matthew 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
If Mary, who as close as we can estimate was a teenager, had an abortion, which would be suggested in today’s society, since the espousal to Joseph had taken place but not the marriage, Jesus would have been killed in the womb!
What if there had not been the 62 million plus abortions in the USA since the ruling of Roe vs Wade in 1973, how many doctors or nurses, pastors, missionaries, businesspeople, or just plain folk like you and me would there be to enrich our lives while raising their own families?
The truth of the matter is this, abortion is the murder of a made in God’s image human being, for the convenience of a mother and/or father, and perhaps other family members and friends. Period. God has, through human history, destroyed nations and people who offered human sacrifices, whether it be to a god of their choosing, or for their own convenience.
On March 24, 2022, another article was printed in the Omaha World Herald, titled; “It’s time to abandon abortion and embrace women.” Written by two women who have devoted their lives to the saving babies from abortion and ministering to the girls and women who were dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Bless you ladies! You are doing the Lord’s work.
Yes, under the new covenant through Jesus Christ, God does give us time to see our sin, repent of it and chose His way over our way, and avoid the punishment, but I fear we are running out of time.
Here is the good news. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit; therefore, God Almighty is His Father. He was born of a woman, (human), therefore He was a human being, and according to the original edict, He had the authority, originally given to Adam, to have dominion over all things created by God. That is why He could and did control the works of the devil! As a human with the God given authority, the same authority that was given to Adam, He could and did speak words that healed people, cast demons out of people, and raised the dead!
Have you ever noticed that after God raised Jesus from the dead, He DID NOT heal anyone, nor did He cast the demons out of anyone, nor raise any dead people? What He did instead was give that authority to humans who believed in Him! That means the disciples could do what He did, by using His name, and so can and should we do the works that He did, and even greater works because He went to the Father! John 14:12
How can we receive that authority?
Follow the creation formula God established. Imagine it in your mind, speak it with your mouth, and believe it to be true.
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, receive Him as your Savior, humble yourself before Him, and accept your assignment. Be a human that God, through Jesus, can use to continue His work on the earth!
Here is a simple prayer to be prayed with a humble and contrite heart.
Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I now give myself to you. I ask you to come into my heart, forgive me of my sins, cleanse me of all unrighteousness, and receive me into your family as a child of the most-high God. Amen.
Welcome to the family of God!
John H. Dumke, Sr is the son of a pastor, the president of Rejoice Today Ministries, Inc, and an author of several Christian books and a host of other writings which can be viewed on his website: www.rejoicetoday.com.
He is the father of 7 children, one in heaven, 15 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren, and the husband of Nita Raye who graduated to Heaven October 16, 2020.