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July 28, 2022 12:00 am
The church has sent mixed messages to the world about the issue of abortion. 'Choice' is the buzzword of the day. Stephen indicates that the One who holds that choice should be none other than a sovereign Lord.
In one room, you encourage the patient to persuade irregularity of the fetal heart is not important.
She's going to have a fine go to the next room you assure another woman woman on whom you just did a sale and a portion of the heart is already a regular she's nothing more that she is not going to have a life Dr. sentence continues.
Now whether you admit this to the patient is another matter.
Distressed by unwanted pregnancy to me is the primary consideration. We just have to face a notice. Somebody has to do it and unfortunately we are the execution justices that Stephen was just referring those who were on the bench when abortion became legal in the United States. Back in the 19 Stephen first preached this sermon in the 1990s. But as you know from today's news, it's just as relevant today were in a vintage wisdom series.
Through the 10 Commandments called down from Sinai. We've come to the command prohibiting murder Stephen use this opportunity to address the issue of abortion. Although the political climate has changed. Abortion is still an important issue about which Christians need to think biblically, this lesson is called the industry of death. Here we find ourselves in Exodus chapter 20 reading the six amendment. Thou shalt not kill. What I want to do is introduce to you if you don't know what I don't think you know the depths of it. In fact, it's too hideous to reveal all of the depths of this perversion, but I will instruct as best I can. What is taking place today and tell you what the Bible has to say about life and when life begins and who was the creator and the designer behind life in the process of conception. The Bible is very clear.
In fact, you need to understand that abortion is not really know. We trace it all the way back to at least 400 years before the time of Jesus Christ. Medical practitioners today will they so choose. The Hippocratic oath, that oath says, among other things, I as a physician will not aid a woman in curing a device for the purpose of abortion, the first thing that I want to give you are the different types of abortion. This is not to gross you out. It is simply to inform you of the hideous nature of murder that Is Taking Pl. in America. There are several types there are three different categories.
The 1st to 2nd and the third trimester. During the first trimester. There is what is called dilation and curative. This is what occurs, the opening of the cervix is violated with a series of instruments to allow the insertion of a cure or a short scraping instrument. The fetus is then cut into pieces and sprayed from the uterine wall. There's another kind of suction corrected using this method, the cervix is violated and that a tube is inserted connected to a strong suction apparatus. The vacuum is so powerful that the baby is torn to bits and then sucked into a jar during the second trimester. This is the most prevalent forms called all poisoning or saline injection.
This method is used. After 16 weeks. This is now. When the baby is four months old when enough fluid has accumulated in the sack around the baby a long needle is inserted to the mother's abdomen into the baby sack. Some fluid is reviewed or removed and a strong salt solution is injected in the helpless baby swallows this poison and suffer severely.
He kicks and jerked violently as he is literally being burned alive by the solution. It takes over an hour for the baby to die. By this method is outer layer of skin completely burns all within 24 hours labor. We usually set in and the mother will give birth to a dead baby, radiant in a little bit a doctor who performs these rationalizes justifies it.
Yet he condemns himself by what he says and in the third trimester.
Some of you may not be aware that a baby can be aborted up to the day of birth need to understand that this issue was even around during the time of Christ.
You know I was one of the surprising things to me and as I study the Bible and get into those commentaries and read what the ancients of written. It's amazing to me how sin and perversions that we think are new on the scene are really ancient little black is far as we can imagine because there is always been Satan and his design is to preempt the creative acts of God, he could care less about anything else than shaking his fist at the authority of God, who is the power and the energy and the force behind conception and birth so he seeks to do it but you go back to the rabbis in the town. Quote we outlaw abortion. The rabbis would treat this baby as a human being, not some appendage, not some tumor not some embarrassment, not some kind of tissue that is to be discarded.
This life they said we declare the same today affected the dock area, violation of Old Testament law asked extra Old Testament law said this, the early church law quote. Thou shalt not murder by abortion is not new. The world looks to the church and says what is the church's position within the Scriptures teach and yet there is been there. The national religious caucus for the for the abortion rights are for the rights of the abortionists that is filled with churches, the American Baptist Church, the Church of the brethren, the Episcopal Church woman's caucus. The Presbyterian Church of the United States, the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, the United Presbyterian Church YWCA on down the line.
People who have corporately signed the bloodied victory that this is not life, and we will snuff it out. Well, if the church doesn't know God's position is if the church doesn't hold to be valid, the teachings of Scripture that were all out to lunch the world definitely cannot receive an answer from the church. If we abandon what Scripture teaches and that's what were going to cover dozens of passages of Scripture in rapid fashion, but those out there who say they represent God. Whatever church they need to call that they do not represent his Scriptures, they do not represent God. I want to briefly expose some of the myths you hear them.
We can't cover it all.
In fact, my purpose is really not to be an apologetic against all these myths but I think you need to be aware I want to do my part number one they say that abortion will take care of the quote unwanted child. We redo this from the Planned Parenthood Federation which is the hellish force behind abortion quote.
If women are forced to carry unwanted pregnancies. The result is unwanted children.
Everyone knows that they are among society's most tragic cases often uncared for unloved, brutalize and abandon makes sense. According to the American humanist Association between 1976 and 1982, the number of reported child abuse cases, more than double to 400,000 to nearly a million. The national committee for the prevention of child abuse posted a 35% increase in reports of sexually abuse children in 1984.
In other words, ladies and gentlemen, the 1973 abortion on demand decision is not curbing child abuse and furthermore there is no such thing as an unwanted child by someone in this country. I shared with you the story quite some time ago that did the time my wife and I were expecting our twin boys and we were in Dallas we went to Baylor Hospital for just a checkup. She was nine months full term and the doctor there at the checkup said hey you know what either walk around about to have these babies in he ushered her into the hospital and sent me downstairs to start all these forms have been there and is the craziest time in the world to fill out forms so I'm down there, trying to remember my name and all that phone numbers and addresses and everything and were filling those things out and then she hands me one. She says by the way, if you don't want them fill this form out and if you only knew the trouble we went through during the pregnancy you bet. We want them at least long enough to punish them and then we may give away one of those baby and I feel that format with the peak my interest. I thought to myself, and I asked her. I said how many people are on your list Baylor University Hospital. She said we got over a thousand couples waiting for you to say you want your baby and don't give it a home. Nearly 25 million babies have been deprived of somebody's love and home. There is no such thing as an unwanted child there's another myth, and its right very tragic scenario and get a very small percentage of the entire scenario involving abortion effect in Pennsylvania there one time giving medical assistance and free abortions.
The woman claiming rape and they were nearly 50 a month until they decided the first of all they had to go to the police and reported as rape and then it nearly disappeared very slim percentage. But let me say this is I don't know who's in this audience today what your background may be, it is never right to do wrong that that never compound the guilt and pain upon a woman who is been right to counsel her to become party to a murder.
What help is that it's no help at all fact I rather ran across a story of black curly young teenage black girl who was raped by white men. Great information for those that would say what support she was a believer and decided to raise his baby in the brought the baby into the world that baby was a girl would trust Christ and sing for Christ, and that whenever you hear the song. His eye is on the sparrow you think of Ethel Waters. She was a little baby. It is never right to become a murderer, even if someone is been right. Don't become a fella's criminal because felony has been committed. There's another myth and that's the back alley you hear all about that Planned Parenthood has the coat hangers on billboards and all we want to keep them from going back to that, you realize that since it's been legalized 6 to 7 times more women have died during the abortion procedure than before. That also be considered myth. What's the force behind this, let me just expose some things to you. First of all, the motivating force. If you have no time to write these down. The first is a new sex ethic that is in this country.
The belief that we should have freedom to pursue whatever kind of lifestyle we want to pursue, but we got a problem. There is a consequence. So let's read ourselves of the potential consequence and then we can have this liberty that gave way. Of course, or was compounded by the rise of feminism began by lesbians who espouse total sexual freedom and that the ERA came along closely on the heels who demanded an on demand abortion quote listen to this quote.
Women are not equal to men unless they are rid of childbearing responsibility their tenant. Then of course the population that's really another myth you know they say all goodness where we can live ever heard of the fact that you could put everybody in the world, shoulder to shoulder in the state of Rhode Island today and there's a theological problem with attitude. God created Earth in his design. He knows how many people Earth can inhabit.
If we think were filling it up and that's all the more reason to expect his return, because you know the big it needs to be to handle the population. Planned Parenthood of course is behind it.
Planned Parenthood was created by Margaret Sanger, an incredibly immoral woman and there's a biographer biography on her life. But here's what she says. She says the birth control, such as abortion, is calculated to undermine the authority of the Christian church see what her motive is ginger but the rights of a woman. She says this will undermine the authority of the Christian church. I continue her quote.
I look forward to seeing humanity free Sunday from the tyranny of Christianity.
She also expounded a sixfold plan for peace were. She suggested we sterilize all the feebleminded feebleminded included Jews lacks Catholics people like that that is the force behind Planned Parenthood. It's inconsistent that the Supreme Court is also ruled that a man can be prosecuted as a murderer, if he attacks a pregnant woman and the woman the woman's baby dies. In other words, they're saying that the only person in America has the right to kill baby is the mother. There are business spinoffs.
This really is grisly, but I will let you know it's happening. Business spinoffs from abortion 1981, Fortune magazine declared abortion to be alien dollar industry and is a triple profit. The first is abortion itself with the woman pays the clinic what the doctor makes and all of the medical staff then there is the sale of the babies they refer to them obviously as fetuses. I really like to refer to them as babies. They sell the bodies of the dead babies and they break the bodies down there are cosmetic industries built on the collagen which is found in tissue and bone marrow, and if you go to the store and you see something like a hand cream ladies this is enriched by collagen read there to make sure it's animal collagen because it may be baby collagen they sell it to unsuspecting customers.
And then of course there's more there is the experimentation of the babies live and dead listener.
This abortion is been used to justify widespread fetal experimentation. For example, 1973 kidneys were taken from aborted babies for study Dalhousie University in Canada. New England Journal of Medicine reported on a study of the effects of the mothers drugs on her babies that were reported alive. According to the American Journal of obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Bella Roush cut hearts out of aborted babies in The hearts beating for hours. 1973 Dr. rise of the University of Manitoba could open the skills of live aborted babies and studied them later killed the babies by sharp puncture to the heart dead babies and live aborted babies are being used and experimentation affected taken fetal organs and corrected them in the rats to see how long the rats in America.
Dr. Lawrence law Cambridge University in England says he buys aborted babies to experiment with them. He says that a fetus is so much garbage. Let me read you what one abortionist says no that's currently involved in how he condemns himself. Dr. Joseph sentence age 36 has this to say you have to become a bit schizophrenic in one room, you encourage the patient that the slight irregularity of the fetal heart is is not important that she is going to have a fine healthy baby.
Then you go to the next room you assure another woman woman on whom you just did a saline abortion that it's good that the heart is already a regular she's nothing to worry that she is not going to have a live baby Dr. Shannon's continues. At the beginning we were doing abortions on smaller fetuses and the kicking and heartbeat did not manifest itself as much.
I think if I'd started with 24 Uighurs right off the bat I would've had a much greater conflict in my own mind if this was the same as murder or not.
But since we started off slowly with 15 to 16 Uighurs. The fetus just never got consideration, then gradually the whole range of cases started started to become larger and all of a sudden one noticed it at the time of the saline infusion was a lot of activity in the uterus. It wasn't fluid currents was obviously the fetus being distressed by swallowing the salt solution and kicking violently through the death trauma. Now whether you admit this to the patient is another matter. Distressed by unwanted pregnancy to me is the primary consideration. We just have to face it notice somebody has to do it and unfortunately we are the executioners. In this instance. What is the real motivation behind abortion.
Let me give you three number one decision-making apart from God. What I want to do is to just simply reaffirm the sovereignty of God.
That is, he is the creator of life. He is the rightful owner of life. He is the decider of life. He determines the links and the breadth of the persons days it is not a woman's right. He is the sovereign God. It is updated. Number two.
Sexual freedom without consequence. Did you know that nearly 80% of all abortions are performed on on married women, 80%, which pulls the mask off so that we see just like the time of Jesus Christ. There was this embarrassing consequence and the woman felt it would be better. Rather than bear her child and give God the glory and hopefully turn that child in God all know we want this baby to embarrassment. It's an inconvenience internationally. Now abortion is become the most common form of birth control number three. The third materialism without restraint. Materialism without restraint. The billion-dollar business out there related to the death of aborted babies is incredible and it is those who are making money fistful after fistful who now could no longer stop than they could help themselves. Why, because without God, without his authority to stop this will take from me. My financial support and there is a materialistic hunger that literally rationalizes murder as in the case of this poor Dr. who refers to himself as an execution is interesting. I came across the law in New England.
It's $1000 fine for shipping pregnant lobster because it will hurt the offspring see we don't lobster.
America loves lobster and you would never want to hurt the industry of lobster so you find somebody $1000 for potentially damaging and animal principle number one conception is the work or the act of God market down many women. This is more than the uniting of 64 chromosomes. This is the creative powerful act of a creative God all-powerful God. We have given ourselves far too much credit for the procreative process.
It is God who is the ordain, or of life to give you negatively what the Scriptures have to say Genesis 16 to Sarah, says the Lord has restrained me from conceiving Genesis 2018. The Lord closed fast.
All the wounds of the household of Abimelech. First Samuel 15 the Lord has closed the womb of Hannah see it is God who allows conception positively. Genesis 1719 he says your wife Sarah will conceive and bear a son, Genesis 21 to so Sarah conceived and bore a son at the appointed time, of which God had spoken to him more now.
It begins at the beginning conception Genesis 25, 21, and Isaac prayed and the Lord answered and read back to his wife can see Ruth 413 so Boaz took Ruth, he went into her and the Lord enabled her to conceive preclear judges 13, 710 is going to bear. Samson says the whole you shall conceive and give birth to a son, he shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the David Matthew chapter 1 verses 20 to 23. It's interesting and we need to understand one of the greatest theological arguments that life begins at conception is the fact that Jesus Christ was incarnate as he left heaven and he became a human. He entered the process of life and wind that began at Bethlehem. No conception see Jesus Christ at one time was the simple unification of 64 chromosomes. He was at one time an embryo. God put him through the entire process so he would know the process of humanity. Principle number two physical life in the womb is the design of God is beyond conception now into the designing of that body. Job chapter 10 money have you looked there.
Job chapter 10 is the book right before salts Job chapter 10 note this verse eight, Job says thy hands fashioned and made me altogether. Would you then destroy me. Remember now that thou hast made me as Clay in which thou turn me in the dust again this thou not pour me out like milk, and curdle me like cheese close me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews, thou has granted me life and lovingkindness and thy care has preserved my spirit turn over to chapter 31 verses 13 to 15, chapter 31, 13 to 15.
If I despise the claim of my male or female servants when they filed a complaint against me with think I do when God arises when he calls me to account what will I answer him did not he who made me in the womb make him and the same one fashion us in the will. That is the creative power of God there in the secret place of the womb. Psalm 100 verse three know ye that the Lord himself is God.
It is he who is made us and not we ourselves.
Five. Listen to this. Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of a pregnant woman so you do not know the activity of God, who makes all things. The wind is mysterious. It is the work of God in the womb there in the hidden part where God is creatively designing a body that is his part as well. They are both from his power.
Isaiah 44 one thus says the Lord, who made you and formed you from the womb. Verse 24 thus says the Lord, your Redeemer and the one who formed you from the womb. I the Lord and the maker of all things. Psalm chapter 139. Consider the creative power of God. Even then, verse 13 of Psalm chapter 139. For thou didst for my inward part literally my kidney that was the Hebrew euphemism for all of that material part of the body that's created in the womb, thou didst for my kidneys.
Thou didst leave me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to the Frye am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are thy works and my soul knows it very well might frame was not hidden in the when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. Mine eyes have seen my unformed substance.
How's that for embryo in my book. They were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them that needs from conception to the womb and the forming of the womb to the end of life. God is the power he is the sovereign behind it all is involved in the process. I think the application is simple than from conception to birth and beyond.
God is the creative desire by doing this answers the problem deformity of handicap of disability, there will come a day when by genetic engineering or by genetic testing. They will give the woman the right to abort her child because they will discover down syndrome some disability. The lack of an arm or leg or whatever it might be and yet you remember when Moses came to God and he said all Lord I did go to Pharaoh went God told in Exodus chapter 4 verse 11. He said Moses, who made man's mouth who made him dumb or able to speak who made him blind or able to see is it not God made us all. Who were we to determine the worthiness of someone based on what we can say there was a woman I think was her fifth child. All for before had been some had some type of handicap some type of problem physically and she had a drunkard for a for a husband and so she was Jewish and conceived and was going to bear the fifth and they said hey listen you need to get rid of that baby work and she decided to carry the full term and brought that baby boy into the world and he is my favorite composer enormous Beethoven. He liked this precious gal that when he composed Moonlight Sonata. We as a country have disregarded the authority of God. And when you chuck divine rights when you throw out the fact that he is a sovereign God that we are accountable to you lose the foundation for human rights. I wonder where these chief justices were when they were little children for the near church to live near Christians who was silent, who didn't tell her that I Jesus Christ couldn't tell them about the authority that God should have, in all of our lives in the value of life.
The authority of Scripture.
We now have another generation living around us within the tentacles of our ministry and we must declare to them that God is sovereign and only by acknowledging him. Can we ever hope to improve our culture and our society bring people to Jesus Christ back to Matthew chapter 28 were Jesus Christ told him to go back into their perverted degenerate societies and make disciples who were you discipling today who have you wondered Jesus Christ, where are your disciples everything else fall short from fulfilling the commission to make disciples to immerse them in the name of the father and son and the Holy Spirit. Teach them to observe all that I've commanded. Thanks for joining us today here on this is the Bible teaching ministry of Stephen Davey Stephen dealt with a big topic in this message. The topic of abortion, he first preached this message back in 1990, but the issue is just as relevant today if it would help you to be able to listen again or if you know someone that you want to share this lesson with we have it posted firstname.lastname@example.org will be back within next message in this series. Next time please join us right here on wisdom