By Zack Morgan
About 2.5 years ago I spent some time with some close friends seeking God like crazy. I was the pastor of a small church and I sought to implore God for His direction and guidance. We met for prayer, worship, more prayer, Bible study, and some more prayer. Right smack in the middle of our prayer meeting a word came to my mind. Just one word. It wasn’t a sound I audibly heard, nor was it prefaced by an intense emotional or spiritual experience. It was just one word. That word was abortion. Just so you know, up until that point I hadn’t given the topic of abortion that much thought at all. My mind was wrapped up in why my church wasn’t bigger, why wasn’t it growing, why were all the doors I was opening slamming shut in my face. I talked a lot about these things with the Lord and was waiting to hear his answers about the issues I was interested in. But you know what? He wanted to talk about something else, and as I have come to learn, this conversation we’re having now has a whole lot to do with His church and His people.
Abortion is a word that is more repelling than a smelly preteen who hasn’t quite got the whole deodorant thing down yet. When you even mention the word (from my experience) people tend to quickly turn the other direction or act as though you didn’t say anything at all. Due to the recent revelations of Planned Parenthood’s evil empire (it’s been going on for decades folks— Take a look at here), much attention and exposure has been given to the abortion issue (thank you Lord!). But even when, as was the case last Saturday, tens of thousands protest against Planned Parenthood (should be called Planned Execution of Children or PEC for short) and their unthinkable profiting on baby parts, and social media outlets are deluged with a tidal wave of anti-abortion rhetoric, many are as quiet as a cat tip toeing past a Chinese food restaurant. The craziest thing about this whole abortion issue is that it’s simply a non-issue to hundreds of millions of people. Based on a Knights of Columbus/Marist Poll taken about a year ago, 36% of Americans do not feel that abortion is morally unacceptable. Just in case you thought my “hundreds of millions of people” estimation was exaggerated, that’s 114,480,000 Americans homies! That’s not including the scores of other countries that have legalized abortion. Hat’s off to El Salvador and the many other Latin American countries that are keeping abortion illegal! They have seemed to put 2 and 2 together and have found that butchering your own defenseless citizens isn’t a very good idea.
Abortion is simply not that big of a deal to be bothered with by most it seems. Is abortion truly a non-issue? Shouldn’t I be concerned with other stuff: compiling as much money as fast I can for my family and future, a lavish vacation, my appearance, my success? These are the things our world (and much of the “church”) is running after. Shouldn’t I just mind my own business, dodge the issue, and focus on a more worthy cause like animal cruelty, saving the dolphins, etc.?
Listen. Abortion is the legalized butchery of preborn children in the womb. These children are crushed, mashed, burned alive, butchered, sucked out of a mother’s womb, and in some cases, quickly executed as they lay helpless and very much alive on a delivery room table (Click here for more info). Read those last two sentences again.
You need the truth of abortion to peel back all the layers of apathy, indifference, false definitions, absolutely stupid abortion defense logic, or (like I had) cold heartedness you might have.
Listen to this truth that infinitely outweighs any other view: abortion is absolutely abominable in the eyes of God. You need to know what God thinks about abortion because 1) His view on anything is the correct view 2) we will all stand before Him and give an account of our lives. Abortion is modern day human sacrifice that God hates and punitively responds to (Ps. 106:37-43 They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons. 38 They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood. 39 They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted themselves. 40 Therefore the LORD was angry with his people and abhorred his inheritance. 41 He handed them over to the nations, and their foes ruled over them. 42 Their enemies oppressed them and subjected them to their power. 43 Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin.)
Yes, God HATES ABORTION and the hands of those who abort babies. Not just the act of abortion, but He actually hates the people that are aborting babies (Psalm 5:5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong.) Isn’t God a God of love? Yes, but He is also a God who expresses hate towards evil if all forms ( in a way, like you do when someone flies a plane into a building or cuts off a child’s head in the name of the Prophet Muhammad). Don’t take my word for it (my opinions are worth about as much as a hill of beans) look at what He says in His Word, “There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue,hands that shed innocent blood.” Proverbs 6) If you support, defend, or fight for abortion you need to know this; you are supporting that which God hates. If you support, defend, or carryout abortion, you have made yourself an enemy of God. Yes, it is unimaginable to believe that a truly born again Christian can support or defend abortion. If you support or defend abortion, and profess to be a Christian, you are not truly born again (1 John 1:6;1 John 2:11). It is impossible for a true Christian, true in the sense that they have been sovereignly gifted a new heart and are thereby born again, to love what God hates. The regenerate heart of a genuine Christian will increasingly love the things God love and hates the things God hates. How? Because a true Christian has God the Holy Spirit resident in His heart and life teaching Him truth about who God is and what He desires.
Why have I said all this? Is it because I want to beat up pro-aborts? Do I seek to simply point out a group of people and hurl condemnation on them? No. I love them. I love kids. I love people. I don’t want people to stay enemies of God because they don’t repent of abortions they’ve done, abortions they plan to do, or abortions that they approve of. I don’t want people to spend an eternity in Hell because they have not repented of their sins. I don’t want people to be found as guilty murderers in God’ sight on the Day of Judgment. I want them (and everyone for that matter) to find healing, salvation, forgiveness, and redemption extended to them through faith and belief in Christ Jesus! I If I wasn’t a Christian submitted to the authority of God’s Word I would hope that I’d still hate abortion and fight for the lives of precious babies. But I am a Christian which greatly enlarges my love for humanity and my hatred towards abortion. Why? Because abortion is ultimately and affront towards God because every human is created in His image and uniquely gives Him glory. Satan is a hater of God and works against God’s desire to be glorified in His creation. Why? He’s jealous and wants the glory only belonging to God do be directed towards Him (Isaiah 14). Satan’s kind of like a guy standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon with a mound of dirt in his hand trying to get people to bask in the “glory” of his hand held dirt creation and take there eyes of the grandeur of the Grand Canyon. He wants the glory belonging solely God to go to him! That’s been his ancient and contemporary MO.
Every human is an amazing work of beauty and art from the Great Artisan Himself. Every human creature inherently shines forth the brilliance of an incredibly personable, giving, and loving Creator.
Satan doesn’t like that so he’s worked down through the ages to simply kill anybody he can. He is the great mastermind of destruction behind the abortion industry and all murderous regimes, ideologies, and religious systems (Islam, etc). He wants to take every human, and like a mirror reflecting beauty, dash them to the ground so they no longer reflect the God he hates with an immense passion. He truly is a roaring lion seeking people to devour. He wants to eat up babies, lives, moms, dads, families—pretty much the whole shabang. The entire abortion industry is ultimately led by Satan and his desire to rid the Earth of image bearers of God. Its true folks.
I have a ton more to say about the issue of abortion, but I’ll leave that to another article. This one is getting a little lengthy. As you can see, abortion is an Everest size issue and I would be so bold to say, the most significant and costly evil taking place in our nation at this moment. I’ve said much in this article that I am more than willing to explain and discuss if you are struggling through these issues. You can find me on Facebook and PM. I hope more than anything else you’ve been enlightened to the utter horror of abortion or at least taking steps towards seeing it as it ought to be seen. Pray to end abortion. Fight to end abortion. I’ll leave this question with God’s people: Why would God send a revival to our nation if the church believes abortion is acceptable and professing Christians are getting abortions by the millions?