What if you were called to endure suffering or hardship for the cause of Christ? Would you be willing to risk it all? Does crime sometimes pay? And what about child sacrifice? Is it something that only happens in pagan societies?
2 Chronicles 28 & 29
This is a busy month for me and probably for most of you. I know it’s easy to get off track when kids are out of school and we’re taking vacations, etc., so I encourage you, to do your best to keep going. But, if you do miss a few days, just pick back up where we are. We have so much to gain from remaining faithful and so much wisdom to learn from His Word.
We still have all the epistles in the New Testament and the prophets in the Old ahead of us and I know God is going to show us great things!
And if you’ve just recently stopped by to visit, I hope you’ll join us. Whether you started at the beginning or not, you will benefit greatly from a systematic reading of God’s love letter to us because:
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Tim. 3.16-17).
On to today’s very important readings …
Suffering, Crime & Child Sacrifice
Child Sacrifice & Abortion
Can you imagine a king (Ahaz) so evil that he would sacrifice his own children to false gods! And yet, it still goes on today! Children are sacrificed at the abortion clinic, to the gods of drug addiction and drunkenness, to the gods of sexual perversion, to the gods of “I’m too busy with my career” or “I want a divorce, because I just can’t be happy and I’m sure God wants me happy!” and many more.
You may think that I bring up abortion too often. I do so NOT to put any condemnation on someone who has had an abortion in the past:
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit” (Rom. 8.1).
The blood of Christ covers ALL our sins when we come to Him in saving faith. But I do believe abortion is possibly the greatest evil of our day and we must be willing to stand up against it no matter how unpopular it makes us!
The lie that abortion solves “a problem” permeates our society. But conception is more than an “unplanned pregnancy,” more than an inconvenience, more than an accident. It is the beginning of a new life and ordained by God no matter what the circumstances (Gen. 29.31, 30.22).
Abortion doesn’t solve a “problem;” it creates a much bigger one. The pain and consequences of abortion, not only end the life of a pre-born human being created in the image of God, but also leave scars on the heart and soul (and sometimes the body) of the mother, and often the father, as well.
If you or someone you know is contemplating an abortion or has had one in the past, I want to encourage you to contact a crisis pregnancy center in your area. They offer help and counseling to those who are pregnant and post-abortive counseling to those who have had an abortion in the past. Many offer counseling to fathers, too. If you live in El Paso you can contact the Pregnancy Help Center and Fatherhood Help Services.
If you are being pressured to have an abortion, you have rights, no matter what your age. LIFECALL can tell you how to protect your baby and your rights. They can even provide an attorney free of charge. God loves YOU and YOUR BABY. Continue reading