Death of the Innocents

lighthouse09Beep. Beep. Beep.

That’s the backup noise of the several dump trucks it would take to off-load all the information written about abortion in America. Each side has sworn to fight to the death. They’ve dug their foxholes and are laying in the mud with weapons trained on each other, watching through the no-mans’ land of a strange, staked, media-trampled DMZ (demilitarized zone). So much has been written about the subject of abortion that I doubt that any words of mine will settle the subject, but I would like to provoke my fellow-man to at least thinking about this acidic issue.

No matter which side of this issue you find yourself on, it is a losing game. For someone to presume to speak or act for God Himself smacks of open arrogance. I don’t believe that God likes murder in His name. Not the murder of 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001, by Islamist terrorists, and not the murder of doctors who perform abortions by Christian extremists. These doctors have been gunned down by zealots in churches and in parking lots across this great nation. One doctor took a sniper’s bullet through the window of his house.

I realize that these acts of murder feel very pro-active to anti-abortion activists, but the majority of Americans think that Christianity is stained with the blood of these care providers. A Christian’s real job on this earth is to show love for people, not disdain. We cannot change the behavior of these doctors or their patients with rage contorting our faces.

We are to show the light of Jesus Christ in our lives.

“Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your father which is in heaven.”
Matthew 5:16

The result of popping a doctor through the window of his house, while the gunman lies like a snake in the grass on his front lawn, is that 100.000.000 Americans will run away from the message of Christ, not towards Him. That’s a sum total loss of the regard and the attention of one-third of the population of the United States turning away from God’s saving message because the Christian becomes too horrifying to listen to.

“For God sent not his son into the world
to condemn the world,
but that the world through him
might be saved.”
John 3:17

Who would want to listen to this gunman espouse the virtues of Christ, and all the love and tolerance that God’s Son had brought into his life, when the speaker has committed such a violent, un-Christ-like act?

If Jesus came down from heaven to visit you for one day, how would you spend that day? Would you dust off your best sniper rifle and take Him to a nice suburban neighborhood in America? Would you have Him lay in the bushes with you in an unsuspecting doctor’s front yard? Would you then tell Jesus that you’d been tracking this hack for months and you don’t want to mess up your shot? Would you expect Jesus to congratulate you on your fine marksmanship after your pulled the trigger?

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure,
then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated,
full of mercy and good fruits,
without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”
James 3:17

Do you think that God needs you to kill an abortion doctor for Him because He hasn’t gotten around to it yet? Are you expecting His gratitude and rewards for a job well done?

“See that none render evil for evil unto any man;
but ever follow that which is good,
both among yourselves, and to all men.”
1 Timothy 5:15

I provoke you to think.

Babies start out flesh and blood because they are the amazing vehicle of a physical man-child. The spirit of a baby is given by God. It’s already been created when God tucks it into a human body. God gives life, not man. When a baby is terminated by abortion, or a human experiences a death from any other method, for example, by car accident, drowning, drug overdose, heart attack, suicide, then the spirit is released from its physical container and heaven accepts it back into its fold. It is making a complete circuit back to its Inventor. Aborted babies’ spirits return to God immediately.

“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was;
and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”
Ecclesiastes 12:7

It is said that aborted babies are the most innocent of all of our citizens because they have no voice in their death. I say that when I am standing at an ATM, I have no choice if someone decides to end my life over the $40 I have in my hand. I may use my voice to protest, but it may have no affect on my assailant. We are all precious in the sight of God because our spirits are his property. He sends them to earth, and if they are rejected, He takes them back to heaven.

Everybody dies and is then presented with a written manifest of where we’ve been and what we’ve been up to. Even the things you’ve forgotten about or thought would be overlooked are included. We can’t escape this meeting with the Boss.

Jesus Christ and the angels are saddened by an abortion, not filled with hate and outrage. A child is considered a gift from God. Again, God gives life, not you. It is by His authority alone, not yours, to take it away again.

“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD:
and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man:
so are children of the youth.”
Psalms 5:3-4

God is pro-life because He created IT. He is not for abortion. He is not for killing abortion doctors or burning down abortion clinics. That is why suicide saddens heaven. You are aborting your own life. Stopping your life before the date that God chose for the end game is not His will.

Consider this. There are 4,000 abortions a week in the United States. That’s a lot of babies ending up in medical waste containers.

What if Christians loved the girls that are trying to get into the abortion clinics, instead of throwing themselves into their pathways and trying to scare them away? Scare them where? To another doctor? So they go through with the abortion and they never want to look at another Christian again as long as they live. Now the Christians have lost two souls in their zeal.

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you,
and persecute you.”
Matthew 5:44

What if 200 Christians start praying for an abortion doctor by name, and ask God to burden his heart with the act that he is committing?

What if women finally understood the horror of this act, instead of thinking of it as their right, by law, to get rid of something they have no connection to?

Women are the most protective creatures on the face of the earth. They’ll die for their children. If you even look cross-eyed at a woman’s child, you better be prepared to run for your life. They will throw themselves in front of a bus to save the lives of their children.

It seems somewhat out of character that a woman would open her door after the doorbell rings, to find a baby on her doorstep in the snow, to shut the door and pretend like nothing is sitting on her doorstep, when the baby is completely exposed to the elements and the world and will die without her assistance. Even though there are some women who do not have strong maternal instincts, they don’t grow on trees. Most women are maternal.

My mind takes me to Interstate 5 going through Southern California. Imagine putting a baby in the third lane of the six lane interstate with cars going 75 miles per hour and walking away. Four thousand mothers lined up every week to put their kid on the freeway and then walk away.

Pray for the women who are considering an abortion. Pray for the doctors who perform them. Love them and teach them God’s love by showing them Christ’s love. Don’t hate them. Don’t rail against them. Pray for the moral health of this nation, which appears to be in a steep decline.