The prophet Isaiah warned,
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”
This cautioning from the Word of God applies today as well.
A friend shared a Facebook page of an organization called, “Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.” On this page, a lady proudly holds a message that reads,
“I’m a lifelong United Methodist and I thank God for abortion providers.”
I thank God for abortion providers? Are you kidding me?
I chose to dig a little deeper. I searched Facebook for “Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice,” and several options from various states appeared. I chose “Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.” Scrolling the site, I noted several people holding similar “I thank God” signs, each representing either a religious affiliation or claiming to be a Christian. You’ll also find a daily prayer guide. For instance, Day 14 reads,
“Today we pray for Christians everywhere to embrace the loving model of Jesus in the way that he refused to shame women.”
Then, in fine print at the bottom,
“40 days of prayer to keep abortion safe and legal.”
The Bible clearly teaches this important truth about prayer.
“If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;” Psalm 66:18
Praying for God to bless abortion is like asking God to bless adultery, or stealing, or murder….and in this case, especially murder, for that’s what abortion is.
I can say with complete confidence that if people really do pray to keep abortion legal, that prayer’s falling on deaf ears. In Psalm 139, God reveals we are “fearfully and wonderfully made,” and that He “knits us together in our mother’s womb.” Augustine observed,
“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering”
Consider the following facts about the human body:
“You have more than 200 bones each shaped for its function, connected intricately to one another through lubricated joints that cannot be perfectly duplicated by modern science. More than 500 muscles connect to these bones. Some obey willful commands; others perform their duty in response to unconscious commands from the brain. They all work together to keep us alive. The heart muscle itself beats over 103,000 times each day, pumping your blood cells a distance of 168 million miles.
Your lungs automatically breathe in the right amount of life-giving oxygen which just happens to be mixed in the right proportions (about 20% oxygen, 80% nitrogen) in our atmosphere. Each of the other vital organs and glands in your body works in complex conjunction with the others to sustain life, which science can’t explain or create.
A single human chromosome contains 20 billion bits of information. How much is that? What would be its equivalent, if it were written down in an ordinary printed book in modern human language? Twenty billion bits are the equivalent of about 3 billion letters. If there are approximately six letters in an average word, the information content of a human chromosome corresponds to about 500 million words. If there are about 300 words on an ordinary page of printed type, this corresponds to about two million pages…..” (Facts from Sermon: No Escape from God, by Steven J. Cole)
In other words we are God’s masterpiece.
A few months ago, news agencies expressed outrage over ISIS and its decision to smash valuable artifacts in the Mosul Museum in Iraq. Some of these ancient pieces dated back 3000 years. According to the Christian Science Monitor,
“The tactic is unofficially called “cultural genocide,” a term that David Nersessian, assistant dean of global programs at Boston University School of Management, has used to describe attacks on an ethnic or religious group’s wider institutions – including its languages, traditional practices and ways, religious institutions and objects, and clergy members, academics, and intellectuals.”
This destruction of priceless artifacts and relics is truly a shame, but what about God’s masterpiece?
The Psalmist utilizes the term “knitted together,” as the act in which God performs the miracle of creating life. Imagine for a moment that your grandmother spent countless hours on a handmade quilt, customizing the design and color to your own personal tastes. At Christmas, she presents the heirloom to you. Though not priceless in the eyes of the world, it will be something you treasure because of the one behind the design. To rip it to shreds and toss it in the trash would be a sacrilege, a shame, and a slap to your grandmother’s face and legacy.
God is behind the design of life. Tossing unwanted babies in to trash bins slaps the Creator’s face and breaks His heart. The “god” of the Religious Coalition….is not the God of the Bible, but resembles more the pagan god Molech. People worshipped Molech by sacrificing their children in the fire. Today, the abortion industry honors a false pagan god every time a surgeon rips a child from the womb.
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,”
For those praying for God to bless abortion, you can save your breath. It ain’t happenin’.